About this guide
About Mark Jay
Why I don't call you an alcoholic
The ingredients of success: my top 3 tips
2: Alcohol, addiction and you
Alcohol & risk
Have you got a drink problem?
Alcohol dependence and addiction
Alcohol & Your Liver
Alcohol and Your Mental Health
3: Are you ready to stop drinking?
About making big changes
Can I ever drink again?
Eight important things for you to ponder
What do do if you're not ready yet
4: Getting help with your drinking
Why you should get help
Does treatment work? / The best treatments
Treatment approaches and philosophies
What to look for from anyone helping you
Choosing treatment to suit you:
Alcoholics Anonymous -
Private home detox services -
Specialist alcohol counsellors -
Miscellaneous free services -
Non-AA self-help -
5: Stopping drinking and detox
How, Who, Where??
Stopping drinking if you're not physically dependent
6: Staying stopped
Have a hook to hang it all on
Look after yourself
Involve your family and friends
Aftercare - staying in treatment
Coping with cravings
What was the function of alcohol?
Resolving underlying psychological problems
Mindfulness & meditation
Medication: Disulfiram (Antabuse®), Acamprosate (Campral®), Naltrexone
7: Relapse: if it all goes wrong
If treatment doesn't work
If you relapse – it's not necessarily a catastrophe
Moderating your drinking
Advice for partners and families
Bibliography & sources
Please note that the online guide provided was last edited in 2013, it is no longer being updated
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