GET HELP QUITTING FOR GOOD
Why do we do what we do?
I founded the Addiction Help Agency to help others quit drinking painlessly and permanently like I did. I had tried quitting before many times and many different ways, like willpower, books and the AA, but nothing worked and if anyone had told me sobriety was possible for ME – I would have told them they were crazy!!!
My whole life revolved around drinking in one way or another. It was the only thing I looked forward to at the end of the day, I can’t believe I’m saying this now, but it used to be true. It was my reward for hard work. It was my medicine when life was hard. It was my best friend. It was always there for me. I seriously didn’t think I had a problem with alcohol. Can you believe that?
“I will quit when the time is right,” I wrote in my journal one year. Only the time was never right. I read that journal entry a year later when I was just about to write the exact same thing. In the meantime I was losing yet another job, totally not my fault either, never was, and totally unrelated to drinking, likewise. Except looking back I was kidding myself. The thing about kidding yourself is it is very easy when you’re the best kidder of them all, and precisely because you can kid anyone, that includes yourself. You probably know all this already, but are you ready?
For me, I had to get to the stage where I was so sick and tired of being sick and tired and making excuses after excuses that there practically wasn’t an alternative left. I think you have to have reached that point before you decide to quit and not just say the words or have the desire to quit. I will say right now at the beginning, if you haven’t made the decision to get help quitting for good, I don’t want your money because it will be a waste of time. But if you want help quitting for good, you have found the right place.
Our value proposition. (What will you gain? How is your life going to be better?)
You have everything to gain: peace, health, wealth and home, probably, for a start. But it is bigger than that. Yourself is bigger than that. Like wearing shades all the time, and suddenly taking them off… The glasses were dark because of all the dirt they’ve accumulated during your addiction. You will come into the light. Don’t get me wrong, it isn’t ‘heaven’ you’re coming into, it is normality, but that is a relative heaven compared to all the anxiety and stress you’ve been used to. A great weight will be lifted off your back. It is the difference between night and day. But I am aware that all of these are cliches Life is still life, good and bad, and you will still have good times and bad times but you won’t have to fight the bad times with one hand tied behind your back wearing dark glasses in the dark! You will be yourself again. That’s all, that’s worth a lot. Your life is going to be better because you are going to be better, and better than you were. How can it not be?
If addiction is a problem in your life, our programme will help you regain control. Whether it is your first time having counselling, or you have tried many different ways of quitting before, like me, our twelve-week one-on-one Cognitive Based Therapy (CBT) online counselling programme is designed to give you all the necessary individual help, support and tools to ensure you succeed in achieving your goal once and for all. It worked for me, so it can work for you.
I know this sounds impossible to you, right now, but all I ask is you keep an open mind and work through the programme. It isn’t the twelve steps. It doesn’t rely on a belief in a higher power. We are different.
How are we different?
- The highest quality online programme and affordable individual counselling for only £50 per week (billed monthly)
- Your own assigned British trained, experienced and qualified counsellor who is a registered, practising and insured full member of the BPS, BACP or CMA
- An online learning management system (LMS) with a full range of interactive and downloadable resources which your counsellor will select and recommend for you.
- An online support network and community where you can share your experiences with peers.
- Cognitive based therapy which is a tried and tested goal-focused method and proven to be effective for the treatment of addiction in researched clinical trials
How our online counselling programme works?
Over the course of 12 weeks, you will meet with your qualified addiction specialist every week to learn various skills and strategies for quitting your addiction and staying clean. Together, you will come up with a plan that fits your needs. The program involves self-recording to help you identify your addiction patterns and triggers and we have a fully-resourced online learning management system where you will access exercises that you can complete in session with your counsellor, as well as self-assessment tests and assignments you will complete for homework.
You will plan for managing high-risk situations, including interactions with other addicts in your social network. Urges to use/consume are to be expected and you will learn ways to deal with them. Focusing on the negative consequences of addiction will help motivate you to stop. As you experience the rewards of being addiction free and find positive alternatives to your addiction, staying clean will become easier.
You will also learn useful techniques for managing negative emotions and challenging addiction-related thoughts.
Other areas you may work on in this program include how to cope with anxiety and depression, build social support, be assertive, manage anger, and problem solve.
Before ending treatment, you will need to make a plan for maintaining your gains and prepare for handling slips and relapses. It is important that you be an active participant in your treatment.
With your efforts in this program and commitment to staying clean, you can overcome your addiction problems.
Our programme represents the gold standard of online behavioural healthcare interventions and we operate inside and outside office hours and weekends to guarantee a mutually convenient time. If you are not entirely satisfied with the weekly appointment slot available in advance for the period booked you are entitled to a full refund.
There are limited counselling places available on the programme every month. so to avoid joining our waiting list for the following months, early bookings are recommended. Click below to “Join Now!”