Gracehill

Ballymena/Gracehill/BT42

Becoming addicted to drug abuse is becoming more and more common. At Castle Craig, we are dedicated to delivering individually tailored addiction treatment, therapy & support in Ballymena based drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs.

a very successful drug and alcohol rehabilitation program in Northern Ireland

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Gracehill

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The aim of our Rehab Guide is to equip you with immediate tools and know how you need to confidently tackle drug abuse problems proactively in Gracehill and at the earliest possible stage to avoid further damage to your alcohol addiction can cause toxicity, the risk for which increases when a person is addicted to both alcohol and tobacco and/or your relationships.

Get confidential help 24/7. Call 0808 1150 446 now. Access the top drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs with the best counsellors. Access professional, caring, supportive guidance and learn about the many financial assistance options.

No matter where you live in Ballymena, many caring and successful alcohol rehab centres can help you overcome your addiction. We'll help you find it.

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Guide to recovery

Wherever you live in Ballymena or Northern Ireland, there is the perfect Short-term residential rehab that can help you recover from your addiction. We'll help you find it.

The process of getting into rehab

Assessment | Detox | Therapy | Aftercare

NHS rehab Process: Successfully dealing with addiction often requires outside help. Start by talking to your GP and asking to be referred. There's a wide range of NHS services that can help near Gracehill and Forgue

Private rehab Process
Skip The Waiting List. Self-funding: you can self refer. This means literally call or turn up at your drug and alcohol rehabilitation program of choice with a credit card. See admissions.

Health insurance: choose your rehab and then ask GP to write a referral letter for you to take away. Alternatively, ask the doctor of advice on which hospital or clinic he recommends. More.

Arriving at the treatment centre

This will differ at different facilities but it is much the same everywhere

  1. You will be assessed so that your treatment needs and medical requirements are understood and a treatment plan is created
  2. You may need to detox
  3. You may be assigned a consultant psychiatrist near Gracehill. They are in overall charge of your care and medication plan. They may make suggestions based on your diagnosis for additional medication or individual therapy on top of group work
  4. You may then assigned to a group of other addicts etc.
  5. You are then possibly assigned a therapist or support worker/nurse locally in Ballymena
  6. You may be given 12 step recovery literature
  7. You are probably shown your room which you may have to share
  8. You might then meet the rest of the alcoholics

Everyone is very friendly. The staff in Ballymena have seen it all before so you are just another addict trying to recover. As patients, you are all in the same boat as everyone feels as raw and vulnerable as each other so making friends is normally easy.

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Does rehab work in Ballymena?

Yes it does. There is a strong evidence base to support the treatment methods used at Castle Craig, as well as in support of residential rehabilitation treatment for drug abuse/addictions.

What Are The Success Rates? "89% of those questioned after completing treatment at Castle Craig are either living with reduced alcohol or drug use or totally abstinent. More."

What's it like? Click here for more information.

Two reasons why rehabs work so well

  1. Professional Addiction Support: Rehab in Ballymena offers a level of group support not available through community-based services. Addicts have many similarities with other addicts regardless of the drug (or behaviour) of choice.

    People with a range of mental health problems can be very different from patients suffering from an addiction, although their symptoms, depression, anxiety etc may appear similar. An addict can often only find solace in another addict. Many rehab therapists are recovering addicts/alcoholics.

    AA and NA whilst very important as a way of staying sober are sometimes not sufficient in early sobriety, especially when detox is required. However, they are voluntary charities. They are not professional and cannot always identify or address other mental health issues. Members are not trained.

  2. Tailored Treatment: Private clinics in Ballymena tend to use a bespoke treatment model rather than a one-size-fits-all approach. Many patients have co-occurring issues like agoraphobia ADHD or ADD or anger issues. Addiction is often seen as a response to inner turmoil.

    The ability to custom tailor a treatment plan enables clinic staff to achieve maximum benefits from every therapy chosen. Remember time is limited to 28-days if you have health insurance.

"It was so overwhelming to find such empathy when no one else seemed to understand that addiction is not the same as partying too hard. The consultants were great." Kye March 2019 London

Why rehab might not work:

Want an Addiction Recovery Program that works? See Getting into the right residential rehab.

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How long does rehab take?

Patients are usually admitted into treatment at a private clinic or hospital from four weeks to 6 months, depending on the severity of the addiction. The best results are achieved when people stay in treatment for at least 12 weeks. Detox can take place before admission or on arrival alongside other therapies. More.

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A typical day in rehab

Days will differ from rehab to rehab and drug abuse/addiction to addiction. However, most rehabs in Ballymena will follow a similar pattern.

A significant focus during treatment is on achieving clarity about the issues, people and surroundings in your life that have fuelled the desire to abuse drugs or alcohol/problems with gambling, internet, love, sex and shopping.

Daytime

Sleeping in is not part of the programme. You get up early, get dressed, attend breakfast. Some clinics have morning meditation. Some clinics ask patients to clear away breakfast things on a rota.

  1. Breakfast is followed by group (often 90 minutes)
  2. (Break)
  3. Another Group (60 minutes)
  4. (Lunch)
  5. One to one session or Group (60 minutes)
  6. Group, yoga or Pilates session or lecture; (60 minutes)
  7. Possible meeting with your consultant, social worker, help team
  8. There is often written step or life story work to do

Evening time: Normally patients are bused to a meeting of AA, NA or relevant 12 step programmes.

Diet: A number of rehabs have adopted nutritional diets to combat mental health issues. There may be an absence of sugar and caffeine. Smoking is still allowed outside as it is said that alcoholics/addicts would not attend otherwise.

Devices: In some clinics phones or laptops use is forbidden or discouraged. Bear in mind that a person with internet or a gaming addiction may find other patient using their devices triggering.

Visitor/family contact: It was common for patients to be advised to limit any or all contact with friends or family during the first week of treatment. Again this differs by provider. NHS rehabs are often further from your home in Gracehill as there are limited local resources which can make visiting difficult.

Can I leave: Yes, these are not secure facilities or locked wards.

Can I come back? Not always, the NHS is sometimes stricter, if you drink or use you may be barred from returning either, at all or within 48 hours.

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Cost of rehab

Costs can range from £2,000 per week for a basic service to around £10,000 per week for a boutique service. Some clinics charge extras which have to be covered separately and which you may not anticipate in advance. More on Costs.

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The Perfect location for treatment

Finding the best rehab programme for gambling problems is vital to long-term success. But where, close or far?

Every alcoholic/addict is different. However, most doctors often recommend that removing patients away from their local environment where they may have drunk, used or acted out is probably a good idea.

It is better that the location is quiet and has an atmosphere that is both calm, peaceful and still 100% recovery-focused. However, that does not mean that city rehabs do not have appeal.

The difficulty with towns and city location is that offer easy access to alcohol and drugs, whereas locations without shops and fewer people make accessing substances that little bit harder. Perhaps this could be the difference between a moment's weakness leading to relapse or sobriety.

Recommended rehabs. One rehab that ticks all of these boxes is Castle Craig based outside Edinburgh. Only a 4-hour train ride or less from Ballymena. Over 10,000 patients have passed through our doors since 1988, and the majority have gone on to achieve, long-term abstinent recovery from their addictions. Another is Smarmore Castle in Ireland.

Why Castle Craig?

  • Recommended drug and alcohol rehabilitation program
  • Individual 1:1 therapy and structured group therapy programmes
  • Highly recommended
  • Personalised rehabilitation programme
  • A Focus on both mental and physical Health
  • 61% of those who attended treatment at Castle Craig  were totally abstinent from all drugs or alcohol at follow-up (after 67 weeks). More.

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Your journey

Many of the people we have helped have started their journey with us feeling hopeless, anxious, and severely depressed. We are here to help.

We work closely with families to ensure that even after treatment is completed that loved ones and sufferers know the essential coping methods to deal with and overcome their problems.

If you feel like you have lost your sense of control, and alcohol and drugs are having a detrimental impact on your life, it can be difficult to know where to begin when it comes to getting help.

If you have decided to attend a rehab centre, you are no longer in denial, and you have completed half of the battle.

Need help? Speak with one of our senior admissions advisors like Anne Goodall today on 0808 274 5168 – lines are open 24/7.

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Aftercare

Executive Rehab provides people suffering from substance addictions and co-occurring issues such as depression and anxiety professional guidance on solutions to their problems.

Residential treatment aims to support you through the initial stages of detox, and equip you with the tools you need for long term abstinence. More.

For detailed information visit the Castle Craig website.

Aftercare can involve:

  • Continuing counselling or group therapy
  • Regular check-in meetings with a programme
  • Avoid triggers that previously resulted in your substance use; whether that is certain people, situations or stress from over-working
  • Referring regularly to the 12 Step Programme
  • Getting enough sleep
  • Regular exercise
  • Maintaining a nutritious diet

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Smarmore Castle
Smarmore Castle is a 22-bed addiction treatment facility and was the first drug and alcohol treatment centre in Ireland to follow the Castle Craig Model of addiction treatment.

Smarmore Castle is a private rehab and gambling addiction rehab located an hour from Dublin. Many patients come from Northern Ireland to recover from gambling at our clinic. We offer [usp4].

Smarmore Castle, Smarmore near Ardee
County Louth Ireland A92 YY22
Tel: 041 986 5080
International: +353 41 986 5080
info@smarmorecastle.ie 

Est: 1988 by Peter & Dr Margaret Ann McCann
Opening Hours: Open 24 hours
www.smarmore-rehab-clinic.com

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Hydepark House,        
3 McKinney Road,
Newtownabbey, BT36 4PE
Tel: +44 (0)28 9084 0555
https://www.extern.org/pages/category/alcohol-and-drugs

drug and alcohol addiction can cause general health problems: liver damage (alcohol abuse), lung cancer (tobacco abuse), and damage to the nervous system (drug abuse). Alcohol and tobacco users are at a greater risk of developing cancer and other non-communicable diseases.
Other local areas: Harry Stoke, Causeway Head, Greysteel, Purdysburn, Twigworth, Fulwood, Belcoo, Apperley Bridge, Lackagh, Abernant, Holywell and Marsden Height.

The Price of Ignoring Our Problems of addiction

It's a fact that that between 2019 and 2020, there were increases in the number of deaths involving a wide range of substances, though opiates, such as heroin and morphine, continued to be the most frequently mentioned type of drug.


We accept all UK health insurance policies that include a provision for sex and love addiction treatment centre and 7 day alcohol rehab in Northern Ireland

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Please note Castle Craig does not treat sex addiction, however, treatment is available at other recommended UK rehabs.