Jenny Rees Davies - MBACP (Snr Accred), Post-Grad Dip Couns, UKRC

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Registered Practitioner with the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Controlled Drinking           

The thought of actually stopping drinking can be quite daunting, but is not necessarily the only course of action.

Most people are aware of the abstinence-based model where problem drinking is classed as a disease and abstinence the only solution; the disease, called ‘alcoholism’ means the ‘alcoholic’ can never drink again.

If a person has become physically dependent on alcohol (consuming around 80 – 120 units of alcohol a week), of course it is advisable to aim for a period of abstinence. However, an alternative approach for people who might want change without necessarily giving up altogether is to reduce or control their drinking - the controlled drinking model.

The controlled drinking model dismantles the conventional view of alcoholism and accepts that anyone can develop a drinking problem.

If the process of cutting down proves difficult, counselling can help by getting the client to identify the triggers to their drinking; to manage their stress better, and to explore other changes they might make in their lives to help them reduce their alcohol intake.


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jenny@jrdcounselling.co.uk