Frequently asked questions

 

Why does this programme work better than others?

 

        The programme does not rely on willpower nor group therapy, but recognizes that excessive drinkers need help both physically and mentally with their addiction.

 

        By combining medication with the right supportive counselling, trials have demonstrated much higher success rates than alternatives.

 

Is the medication dangerous?

 

       No.

       It is not addictive, nor does it create any nasty physical reaction to drinking alcohol.

 

       It can be taken by most people unless they are suffering from certain physical conditions (e.g. chronic liver disease). Before the treatment commences, your health and suitability will be  assessed.

 

How many people have been successfully treated on the programme in Wales?

 

      Over 100 people in Wales with a 78% success rate.

 

      How long does the programme last?

 

      This will vary from person to person, although we expect the programme to last between 3 to 6 months, with a 6 month follow-up. Additional sessions can be arranged according to need.

 

Where is the clinic?

 

      In Cardiff, UK

 

Who attends the programme?

 

      The individual seeking to reduce their drinking. However, we can arrange sessions for couples / families by special request if needed.

 

How much does the treatment cost and is it available on the NHS?

 

      The treatment programme costs significantly less than residential programmes, but is not available yet on the NHS.

 

      The cost may vary from person to person so we prefer to discuss the potential cost with individuals in person. Please contact us to find out more.

 

Where can I find out more?

 

       Please contact us for more information or see our links on news coverage.