Being a legal substance, alcohol has the potential to be abused by people from all walks of life.  This can take the form of binge drinking, dependency (drinking every day) or both. It can have devastating effects on physical and mental health, relationships and work performance. If alcohol is impacting on your life in this way, then it's time to ask for help. The ongoing safety plan for alcohol users is unique. Alcohol triggers cannot be entirely avoided, as it is on full display at the likes of supermarkets and social events.

Alcohol Dependence

People who have developed a dependency on alcohol can experience moderate to severe withdrawal symptoms. These can be life threatening so it's not recommended for someone with a physiological dependency on alcohol to stop. It's important to contact your doctor or the emergency department to discuss your symptoms and arrange for a medically supervised detox or a safe reduction plan. Without this, there is a risk of seizures and other life threatening medical complications. 

Alcohol withdrawal symptoms may include:

  • Anxiety, depression and irritability
  • Tremors (Shaky hands)
  • Headache
  • Sensitivity to Light and Sounds
  • Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrheoa
  • Hallucinations (Seeing, hearing, feeling things that aren't there)
  • Insomnia
  • Sweating
  • Seizures

Taking Back Control

Sometimes it can feel like there is no way out of the hole that we find ourselves in during our drinking. It can have devastating effects not only on the individual but also on family and friends. What starts out as a fun time or an escape can, for some, become a form of self-medication- from our thoughts, our lives, our feelings or even just to fend off withdrawal symptoms. But it is possible to live a happy and healthy life free from alcohol. The key is to explore the "why" - the underlying factors, and develop ways to find serenity and happiness within ourselves, sober. 

We have trained, understanding clinicians and support staff that each have lived experience of substance abuse. All of us at Red Door Recovery are passionate about helping those affected by addiction find a better way to live and regain control of their lives.


Our Programme

Learn more about the core areas of recovery that we focus on. Our programme is designed to give our clients the tools needed to regain control of their lives. 

Our Team

We understand on a personal and professional level how addiction effects an individual and their loved ones. Learn more about our team who are passionate about helping others struggling with substance abuse.



Learn more about our choices of residential and day programmes to decide what options will work best for you or your loved one.

Get in Touch

If you or your loved one is suffering from addiction and are willing to take the first step to change, contact us to find out how.