Frequently asked questions

How can I protect myself against relapses?

There is evidence that people are better able to keep their intentions regarding alcohol when they obtain professional support (e.g., individual or group counselling). In any case, you should be aware that it may be a long process. Be alert and do not ask too much of yourself. Do not give in to a false sense of security too soon (“I’ve got it under control now”). It is helpful to have a good understanding of your personal risk situations. These are specific occasions, such as company parties, for some people; for others, stressful emotions or situations, etc. It can be helpful to think about other options for these situations and practice new strategies in advance.