The few words that accompany the scores are very unassuming. If you’ve scored more than 2 on the MAST, DO NOT IGNORE IT.
If you’re drinking too much, chances are your coping strategy is avoidance. It makes sense that if you have a drink to avoid feeling stressed, low, making changes, (the list goes on) etc, you’ll avoid doing anything about drinking too much.
The most important thing to do is to create an action plan around drinking. I suspect the first thing is to make the action non-negotiable. A great way to do this is by asking somebody for support who you know won’t let it drop; bossy sister, concerned partner, most of us know someone who will keep pushing.
It’s dangerous to just stop drinking, you may need a supervised detox. You can ask your GP about this and get some guidance. I need to be careful what I say here about detox so I’m going to leave it up to you to read between the lines……..
I never hear anything good about the most famous place that offers detox. It’s a household name but for the money they charge, there isn’t anything else that’s useful for what you pay, above and beyond the medical support. I can recommend some basic, but great detox places that cost a tenth of the price.
If you’ve decided there’s a problem, have you also decided it’s time to make some changes?
If you need some help making things non-negotiable, I do bossy (nicely)!
As an ex-athlete I’ve always advocated the benefits of keeping in shape physically, but it’s just as important to look after your mental wellbeing. Book a session with Wendy, she’s the person to help you look after your brain just as you would your body.
5 x Olympic Skier and presenter of BBC Ski Sunday.
Dare to dream big and Wendy’s THE person to help get you there.
X Factor winner with a long list of sell out tour successes under her belt.
The most exciting thing in the world is getting a chance to tear it all up and start again. Keep all the things you want and throw out everything you don’t. Wendy will help you do just that!
Beauty, lifestyle and fashion blogging sensation Becky Sheeran (TalkBeckyTalk)
It’s great to have a leading psychotherapist such as Wendy in the Cheshire area, outside of her Harley Street practice. After publicly raising awareness of mental health issues and myself recovering from depression, I know how immensely life-changing expert intervention can be.
Retired ex-professional football who played for Bury, Wigan, Stoke, Preston, Norwich, Leicester and Brighton during a 14 year career. After leaving professional football, Jason battled depression and recovered with the help of therapy and family support.