How to stop drinking
It's a big step you take too found this page. This means that you really want to change your drinking habits. There is now ample research to support that internet therapy is effective in psychiatric diagnoses such as depression, social anxiety disorder and substance abuse. Many people who might not otherwise have come to care seems to appreciate both the accessibility and anonymity the internet provides treatment.
AA Change treatment extends for eight weeks. Each week you will receive a welcome letter to new assignments. Here you will also find links to the tasks you will go through during the week. Each assignment includes an introduction, an exercise and a fact sheet. When you do an exercise it will be saved so you can go back and read what you have written.
Relapse prevention plan
The assignments you will be working with during treatment are as follows:
- Assignments Week 1: Advantages and disadvantages of drinking alcohol
- Assignments Week 2: To determine targets for treatment
- Assignments Week 3: To exercise self-control strategies
- Assignments Week 4: To identify risk situations
- Assignments Week 5: Dealing with cravings, emotions and social pressures
- Assignments Week 6: Dealing with emotions
- Assignments Week 7: Dealing with social pressure
- Assignments Week 8: Determining crisis plan
- Finally: Summary and Evaluation
Personal daily registrations
An equally important part of the treatment to work on assignments, is to register the "craving" for alcohol and any alcohol consumption. This ideally you should do every day or at least several times per week. With the help of therapy registration you can easily identify on what occasions you crave alcohol and when you may drink. With cravings, we mean a strong desire to drink alcohol and experience its positive effects.
Once you have made recordings for some time (at least a few days) you will be aware of those situations where you feel most cravings and you will write in if you are then consumed alcohol. The alerts will give you valuable knowledge about the situations where you may find it difficult to abstain from alcohol.
During the treatment, we call these situations risk situations. The idea is that with the help of the missions that run parallel (see above) teches you skills that you will then be able to use in these risk situations. Again, it is important that you as often as possible register your craving for alcohol and possible consumption, preferably daily. Registration is simple and only takes a few minutes to do.
During treatment, you will also have the opportunity to write a personal diary. In the diary, you can make notes on just about anything. One suggestion is that you write about your experiences during treatment: for example, what you thought about your registrations, how assignments helped you or just general reflections about your relationship with alcohol. Your diary is personal and can not be read by anyone else. The focus of this treatment is situated on alcohol. The possible use of other substances or the presence of other problems is not included in the treatment. As a participant in treatment is increasingly Confidentiality and anonymity