The symptoms of alcoholism appear as a constant, compulsive need to consume alcohol despite its health and social harms. Often the symptoms of alcoholism develop over years and the person themselves does not recognise their alcohol problem. You should seek treatment for alcoholism if you feel that you can no longer control your alcohol consumption.
Contral Clinics offers a comprehensive treatment programme for alcoholism, alcohol use disorder, and heavy drinking. The ContrAl method for alcoholism treatment is developed in Finland and based on scientific research. You will be served by the best addiction medicine doctors and therapists in the country. Read more about the results of our proven method here.
78% of our clients succeed in their goal of reducing their alcohol consumption - usually within a few weeks of starting treatment, their alcohol dependence begins to subside.
You will undergo an initial assessment of your situation, followed by a comprehensive presentation outlining the specific treatment steps. Afterward, you will make the decision whether to proceed with the treatment.Book a visit
Before the first visit, you will have your liver enzymes measured and your addiction medicine doctor will prescribe the right medication for you.
Consists of 6 therapy sessions, including exercises for home and everyday situations.
Before the last visit, you will measure your liver enzymes again. At the final visit, your doctor will assess the results of your treatment and review the impact of the treatment on your liver.
During the info visit, our professionals will make an initial assessment of your situation, go through the content of the treatment programme more in detail, and answer any questions you may have. After the visit, you can decide whether you want to continue with the actual treatment programme.
Our outpatient programme usually lasts 4-6 months, but the duration is always determined by your individual needs. At the beginning of the treatment, we will assess your physical and mental state, your alcohol consumption and the level of alcoholism, and together we will define the treatment goals. Before your first visit to the doctor, you will have your liver enzymes measured and the doctor will prescribe the appropriate medication.
The treatment programme continues with a cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) session, which you can choose to do entirely remotely. The convenient outpatient treatment is delivered discreetly as a part of your normal daily routine. At the end of the programme, you will have your liver enzymes measured again, after which your addiction medicine doctor will discuss with you the results of the treatment and its impact on your liver.
The therapy cycle consists of six sessions that dive into both internal and external factors influencing your alcoholism. During these sessions, we will engage in discussions about your drinking behaviour and provide you with effective strategies for managing addictive tendencies. Together, we will explore potential risk situations and develop coping mechanisms, also known as compensatory activities. Additionally, you will receive exercises to practise at home and during your leisure time. We will also delve into the long-term effects of alcoholism, fostering your motivation to overcome it.
Visits are conducted as individual visits, but for some visits we recommend inviting a family member. After completing the programme, you will have the opportunity to arrange follow-up visits to support your progress. We also offer counselling for an alcoholic’s family members.