The term alcohol abuse can be applied to any dangerous or harmful use of alcohol. Alcohol abusers drink despite the frequent financial, legal, social or relationship problems their drinking causes. Continued abuse of alcohol can sometimes lead to dependence.

People who are alcohol dependent also use alcohol in a risky way and exhibit additional symptoms such as a high tolerance for alcohol, a compulsion to drink, the inability to follow through on plans to quit or cut back on drinking, withdrawal symptoms and drinking to alleviate withdrawal symptoms. People who are alcohol dependent are also referred to as alcoholics.

Alcoholism is a chronic disease and often requires medical treatment. However, both drinkers who are alcohol abusers and those who are alcohol dependent can benefit from treatment by a qualified mental health professional.

Therapists specialising in Alcohol Abuse and Alcohol Dependence

Amanda Copeland

Cognitive analytic psychotherapist

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Duncan Long

Counsellor & Therapist

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Emma Russell

Humanistic Integrative Counsellor

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Alex Macfarlane

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Jake Yearsley

Integrative counsellor

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Keren Ghitis

Mindfulness based Psychotherapist Senior Trainee (UKCP)

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Gavin Beard

Psychotherapist and Trauma Specialist Using EMDR

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Lukas Dressler

Psychologist (MSc.) & Integrative Psychotherapist

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Peter Hutt

Person Centred Counsellor

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Serena Roche

Psychotherapist

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Tim Park

Addiction Therapist

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Will Geffin

We Can Change Integrated Therapy

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Zoe Boylan

Humanistic Counsellor MBACP

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