BACKGROUND TO ALCOHOLISM

Chronic alcohol use, frequent and compulsive need to drink, regardless of the social disadvantages and harm to the health is characteristic of alcohol dependence.

The person drinks more alcohol over the course of a longer period of time than they originally intended.
They also cannot reduce their alcohol intake or stop drinking, regardless of the harm it causes.
To this picture is also added the “pick-me-up” the following day.

A physiological dependence often arises in which the person’s capacity to handle alcohol increases and they have abstinence problems of varying degrees the following day, after the alcohol intake has ceased.

The abstinence problems often make the person continue drinking. Alcohol dependence can also arise without appreciable tolerance or abstinence problems.

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Alcohol Detoxification at the in-patient unit

We have many year’s experience of treating alcohol detoxification patients in the in-patient unit – always with respect for the patient’s privacy. You can seek treatment without a doctor’s referral seven days a week.

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Rehabilitation course for alcohol misuse

The rehabilitation course is intended for people who have problems with their alcohol use. The course and the subsequent self-help group are based on cognitive behavioural therapy. The course is conducted in Finnish.

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TAKE THE TEST AND CHART YOUR ALCOHOL DEPENDENCE:

Have you tried to reduce your alcohol consumption without success?

Has a relative or friend been anxious or irritated by your alcohol use?

Do you use alcohol to cure your hangover?

Do you have feelings of guilt about your drinking?

If you answered yes to two of these questions, there are grounds to be worried about your alcohol use and potential alcohol dependence.

THE ALCOHOL DETOXIFICATION CLINIC’S EXPERTS

CONSULTATION WITH AN ADDICTION DOCTOR

You get help with your alcohol problems from Eira’s experienced doctors. The patient’s alcohol background, problems in their life and treatment options are discussed at the clinic in confidence.
The basis of successful treatment is a tailored medication and discussions with doctors and healthcare staff.

CONSULTATION WITH A THERAPIST

Does it feel difficult or even impossible to stop drinking?
Do you become anxious when you see a loved one drinking?

A confidential conversation with a therapist who specialises in alcohol problems can put you at ease and give you answers to your questions.

PSYCHIATRIST

Misuse often causes depression, anxiety, insomnia or other problems.
Make an appointment with a psychiatrist who is specialised in addiction medicine in order to, for example,

  • discuss your problems
  • because of psychiatric medication
  • for their opinion
  • continuing care following alcohol rehabilitation

It is also possible to make an appointment to discuss a loved one’s alcohol problems. The care is confidential.

DETOXIFICATION TREATMENT WITHOUT A DOCTOR’S REFERRAL

WE HAVE MANY YEAR’S EXPERIENCE OF TREATING ALCOHOL DETOXIFICATION PATIENTS IN THE IN-PATIENT UNIT – ALWAYS WITH RESPECT FOR THE PATIENT’S PRIVACY.

Call 09 1620 200A place can normally be arranged for the same or the following day. We are also available on weekends and holidays. Or, make an appointment for a consultation with an addiction doctor via our online reservations system.

People who misuse narcotics are not treated in the unit.

Experts at the Alcohol Abuse Clinic
Granat Simo Medical doctor, special competence in addiction medicine
Kenttä Santeri Medical doctor, addiction medicine Book an appointment
Kinnunen Jussi Adiction Therapist, Authorized Sexual Advisor Book an appointment
Österman Hannele Specialist in Psychiatry, Specialist in addiction medicine Book an appointment
Next available appointments
Tue 28.11.
14:30
40 min
Kenttä Santeri
Medical doctor, addiction medicine
Eira Medical Centre
Tue 28.11.
15:10
40 min
Kenttä Santeri
Medical doctor, addiction medicine
Eira Medical Centre
Wed 29.11.
10:00
45 min
Österman Hannele
Specialist in Psychiatry, Specialist in addiction medicine
Eira Medical Centre
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Price list
Abuse and addiction Price
Appointment with a physician specialized in addiction, 40 min
First appointment
168,50 € 
Appointment with a physician specialized in addiction, from 30 min
Following appointments
127,50 € 
Appointment with psychiatrist, 30 min 130  € 
Appointment with therapist, 45 min 100  € 
An administrative fee of 16,95 € is added.