Expert Alcohol Dependence Treatment & Alcohol Abuse Counseling
 

Overcoming Alcohol Dependence
Expert Alcohol Dependence Treatment & Alcohol Abuse Counseling

Discover effective treatments and support to help you overcome alcohol dependence and start living a healthier, happier life.
1. Transform Today
Empower yourself to transform your life with our counseling services.
2. Take Action
Don't let obstacles hold you back. Take action and start your healing journey with our counseling services.
3. Embrace Change
Embrace change and discover a better version of yourself. Our services can help you navigate life's challenges with grace and resilience.
4. Find Support
You don't have to face life's challenges alone. Find the support you need with our compassionate and experienced psychologists.

Overcoming Alcohol Dependence
Expert Alcohol Dependence Treatment & Alcohol Abuse Counseling

Discover effective treatments and support to help you overcome alcohol dependence and start living a healthier, happier life.
1. Transform Today
Empower yourself to transform your life with our counseling services.
2. Take Action
Don't let obstacles hold you back. Take action and start your healing journey with our counseling services.
3. Embrace Change
Embrace change and discover a better version of yourself. Our counseling services can help you navigate life's challenges with grace and resilience.
4. Find Support
You don't have to face life's challenges alone. Find the support you need with our compassionate and experienced psychologists.
1. Transform Today
Empower yourself to transform your life with our counseling services.
2. Take Action
Don't let obstacles hold you back. Take action and start your healing journey with our counseling services.
3. Embrace Change
Embrace change and discover a better version of yourself. Our counseling services can help you navigate life's challenges with grace and resilience.
4. Find Support
You don't have to face life's challenges alone. Find the support you need with our compassionate and experienced psychologists.

Recognizing When Alcohol Use Has Become
Problematic

Living in a world that puts increasing demands on an individual; leaving them feeling almost hopeless, it comes as no surprise that we all attempt to escape the real world from time to time. Unfortunately for some, music, reading, writing and other such activities do not provide a strong enough form of escapism. For those individuals, alcohol and other such drugs can often offer temporary relief from stress, anxiety, and other difficulties; however, this temporary relief is short-lived and does not solve the problem in the longer term.

You may notice that you are using alcohol as a temporary relief from an unsatisfied life or you may be concerned that you have become addicted to it. But how do you know how serious your alcohol use is and when might you need to consider changing your drinking behavior?
Let’s have a look at the difference between binge drinking and alcohol addiction:

What Exactly Is Binge Drinking?

- Binge drinking is seen as a form of addictive behavior. It is defined as the consumption of a certain number of drinks over a short period of time, a single drinking session, or during a single day.
- The amount of alcohol consumed in order to be classified as "binging" should be twice the daily alcohol allowance. For men, that is 3-4 units of alcohol, whereas for women it is 2-3 units.
- The purpose of binge drinking is to get drunk and feel the effects of alcohol in a very short time.
- Individuals affected often do not believe they have a problem with alcohol because they do not drink every day.
- They often stick with the belief that they are in control over how much alcohol they consume.
- Binge drinkers continue using alcohol even when it causes physical, social, legal, and psychological problems.
- It is very difficult for binge drinkers to control their alcohol consumption using behavior.
- There is a strong desire or compulsion to use alcohol.
- It mainly affects young people, but it is not restricted to them.

Recognizing When Alcohol Use Has Become
Problematic

Living in a world that puts increasing demands on an individual; leaving them feeling almost hopeless, it comes as no surprise that we all attempt to escape the real world from time to time. Unfortunately for some, music, reading, writing and other such activities do not provide a strong enough form of escapism. For those individuals, alcohol and other such drugs can often offer temporary relief from stress, anxiety, and other difficulties; however, this temporary relief is short-lived and does not solve the problem in the longer term.

You may notice that you are using alcohol as a temporary relief from an unsatisfied life or you may be concerned that you have become addicted to it. But how do you know how serious your alcohol use is and when might you need to consider changing your drinking behavior?
Let’s have a look at the difference between binge drinking and alcohol addiction:

What Exactly Is Binge Drinking?

- Binge drinking is seen as a form of addictive behavior. It is defined as the consumption of a certain number of drinks over a short period of time, a single drinking session, or during a single day.
- The amount of alcohol consumed in order to be classified as "binging" should be twice the daily alcohol allowance. For men, that is 3-4 units of alcohol, whereas for women it is 2-3 units.
- The purpose of binge drinking is to get drunk and feel the effects of alcohol in a very short time.
- Individuals affected often do not believe they have a problem with alcohol because they do not drink every day.
- They often stick with the belief that they are in control over how much alcohol they consume.
- Binge drinkers continue using alcohol even when it causes physical, social, legal, and psychological problems.
- It is very difficult for binge drinkers to control their alcohol consumption using behavior.
- There is a strong desire or compulsion to use alcohol.
- It mainly affects young people, but it is not restricted to them.

So, When Does Binge Drinking Become An Addiction?

- Increasing the number of drinks and drinking more regularly can increase the risk of dependence.
- Individuals addicted to alcohol plan their life around ways to obtain more alcohol. They often worry about where their next drink is coming from once it is closing time.
- Having a compulsive need to drink and being unable to stop once started also shows alcohol addiction.
- Tolerance to alcohol might occur so individuals need to drink increasing amounts of alcohol to feel its effects.
- Withdrawal symptoms often occur such as sweating, tremors, and nausea, and drinking alcohol is the only way to stop these symptoms.
- Drinking alcohol or having a strong desire for alcohol from the moment when you wake up.
- Realizing that many aspects of your life such as personal and professional are suffering because of alcohol but not being able to stop.
- Alcohol addiction is a disorder in itself but it also is a bridge to further health problems and psychological disorders.
- Psychological symptoms of alcohol addiction include anxiety, depression, and even suicidal feelings.
- Physical problems related to addiction include memory loss, insomnia, and sexual problems. More severe damage to health results in liver disease, high blood pressure, stroke, coronary heart disease, and heartbeat irregularities.
- Alcohol addiction is not about the quantity of alcohol consumed! It is about drinking more than intended and creating a tolerance resulting in more alcohol consumed. The tolerance level is specific for each individual.

What Do All These Facts Mean?

For a start, it shows that binge drinking does not necessarily imply alcohol addiction. Whereas binge drinking is not necessarily an everyday activity, alcoholism takes up most of the time of the individual affected. However, with increased practice binge drinking can lead to dependence.

Where they are similar is that both affect large aspects of one's life such as personal, professional, and physical and can have drastic consequences on health. Both binge drinkers and alcohol addicts believe they are in control of how much they drink but neither really is.

What Available HELP Is There For You?

If you think alcohol is taking over your life? If, have decided to take action before it is too late; you may feel free to call us at Meeting Matters.
Mental Wellness
Empowering you to live your best life through evidence-based mental health services.
Healing Minds
Our team of compassionate mental health professionals is here to support your journey to greater well-being.
Mindful Care
We offer personalized counseling and coaching services to help you cultivate mindfulness and resilience in your daily life.
Mental Clarity
Gain clarity and overcome obstacles with our professional counseling and therapy services.
Stronger You
Build resilience and unlock your true potential with our personalized coaching and therapy programs.
Emotionally Fit
Improve your emotional health and achieve greater well-being with our holistic counseling and therapy services.

Stay Connected with Our Mental Wellness Newsletter

Join our community of individuals dedicated to improving their mental health and well-being. Sign up for our newsletter to receive helpful tips, resources, and insights from our team of licensed psychologists and counselors.

    Unlock Your Potential with Counseling Services

    Our team of experienced psychologists can help you overcome obstacles and achieve your goals. Take the first step towards a happier, healthier life by exploring our counseling services.
    Personalized Care
    Our services are tailored to your individual needs and goals, providing you with personalized support and guidance.
    Evidence-Based
    Techniques
    We use evidence-based techniques and approaches to counseling, ensuring that you receive the most effective and up-to-date care available.
    Safe and
    Confidential Space
    We provide a safe and confidential space for you to explore your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, without fear of judgment or stigma.
    Holistic Approach
    Our services take a holistic approach to mental health, addressing the physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects of your well-being.
    Personalized Care
    Our services are tailored to your individual needs and goals, providing you with personalized support and guidance.
    Evidence-Based
    Techniques
    We use evidence-based techniques and approaches to counseling, ensuring that you receive the most effective and up-to-date care available.
    Safe and
    Confidential Space
    We provide a safe and confidential space for you to explore your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, without fear of judgment or stigma.
    Holistic Approach
    Our services take a holistic approach to mental health, addressing the physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects of your well-being.

    Our Clients Share Their
    Counseling Journey

    Hear from some of our clients about their experiences with our counseling services and how it has impacted their lives for the better.
    https://themeetingmatters.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/female-user-symbol-160x160.png

    “The sessions were very helpful in terms of helping me recognize errors in my thought process and then offering me possible solutions for these errors. It definitely helped me.”

    By a Client 21 years old, student of MBBS, for stress and anxiety.

    https://themeetingmatters.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/user-picture-160x160.png

    “Comfortable clinic, quick responsiveness. Appointments are scheduled regularly and at appropriate times. The staff is very helpful and accommodating. The doctor is very helpful and provides useful guidance and feedback.”

    By a Client 20 years old, self-destructive behavior

    https://themeetingmatters.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/female-user-symbol-160x160.png

    “When I last visited a counselor here, she quickly brought me out of a crisis period. And intelligently guided me toward a larger understanding of my patterns and a greater beginning of self-awareness. She is a great communicator, experienced, educated, and up to date in the field.”

    Anonymous

    Why Choose Our
    Counseling Services?

    We are committed to providing our clients with the best possible counseling services. Here are some of the unique selling points that set us apart:
    Collaborative Approach
    Partnership for positive change
    Flexible Options
    Customized care for your needs
    Culturally Competent Counseling
    Safe, welcoming, and inclusive environment
    Continuing Support
    Consistent care for lasting results
    Collaborative Approach
    Partnership for positive change
    Flexible Options
    Customized care for your needs
    Culturally Competent Care
    Safe, welcoming, and inclusive environment
    Continuing Support
    Consistent care for lasting results

    Impactful
    Counseling and Coaching Services

    Discover the profound impact of our counseling and coaching services. Personalized, evidence-based care that helps you unlock your full potential.
    https://themeetingmatters.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/quote.png

    I want to thank the clinic for their timely help when my husband was really struggling with addiction. We realised that it was not only him who needed counseling but it was the whole family which needed to change their behaviour towards him. Thanks MEETING MATTERS Clinic.

    MONA

    https://themeetingmatters.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/quote.png

    Meeting matters really helped me to handle the stress at my work. Their counseling related to work place challenges is very innovative and seems to be scientifically informed.

    ELVIN GONZALEZ

    https://themeetingmatters.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/quote.png

    We visited MEETING MATTERS Clinic for our teen age son. He had serious mood issues and locking up into isolation. Mr. Naushad has really been helpful as he seems to understand the youngsters’ perspective. He also trained us, the family members how to treat our son. I’ll strongly recommend this clinic to others. They have a good system and staff is very helpful and trained.

    ANDREA RUSSET

    https://themeetingmatters.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/quote.png

    I’ve had a wonderful experience of therapy with Dr Naushad. His weekly counseling sessions have helped me a lot to cope.

    ASHU ZAFAR

    https://themeetingmatters.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/quote.png

    Meeting Matters Clinic is really good clinic for behavior concerns. I joined training internship here and I learned a lot over here our Trainer was very cooperative. My experience over here is superb. I am very thankful to Meeting Matters for enhancing my skills in the respective field.

    SINHA TARIQ

    https://themeetingmatters.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/quote.png

    Dr Naushad is highly professional and addresses situations very calmly, which helps you calm down as well. Highly Recommended

    ASAD HUSSAIN

    Visit us anytime

    We all know how life can be challenging and hard. And that there’s no answer always to all the issues you may face. We are here to help you.
    Address
    259 A, Street 53,
    F-10/4 Islamabad
    Call us
    +92 311 1155601
    Email
    info@themeetingmatters.com
    ×