Have your say on government e-petitions

HMG should not fund detox programmes on the NHS for alcoholics, due to the high regression rates, except for those with genuine desire not to drink

Submitted on Tuesday 23rd August 2011

Published on Tuesday 23rd August 2011

Current status: Closed

Closed: Thursday 23rd August 2012

Signatures: 2

Tagged with

NHS

Petition Action

HMG should not fund detox programmes on the NHS for alcoholics, due to the high regression rates, except for those with genuine desire not to drink

Additional Information

Rehabilitation & detox programmes for alcoholics are often not cost effective. NHS guidelines should not allow funding on them, due to their high regression rates. From my experience, the only way for alcoholics could give up alcohol completely (i.e. teetotal) is when they actually wanted to do so. The adage that ‘you are flogging a dead horse’ comes to mind. No one can force a person to voluntarily not to drink alcohol unless he/she genuinely & cognitively desires not to and therefore have a real aversion towards alcohol. If a recovering alcoholic have a genuine aversion towards alcohol in his or her own mind (cognitively) than it is certain that he or she is no longer a RECOVERING alcoholic but a 100% RECOVERED one, from my experience. Perceptions of the pleasures of drinking alcohol (heavily, moderately or occasionally) would usually depend on one’s perceptions, motivation, aims, habits, triggers, reinforcers, settings, lifestyle, perception and psychological and physical cravings.


You can't sign this petition because it is now closed. But you can still comment on it here at Repetition.me!

Have your say on this petition!

comments powered by Disqus

repetition.me is a Good Stuff website

100.28.0.143 Wed, 24 Jul 2024 09:41:26 +0100