Executive Rehab Guide

Your Guide to Rehab: Why it’s necessary & why it could save your life.

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Ballymoney/Dunloy/BT44

If you have a problem with alcohol or drugs in Ballymoney we can help connect you with the right the latest abstinence recovery clinic. We can advise you on counsellors and qualified psychiatrists in Ballymoney that cover Dunloy.

a CQC/SCSWIS approved rehab, counselling and addiction therapy centre in Northern Ireland

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Rehab process nr Dunloy | Does Rehab work in Ballymoney? | How long does it take | What's it like? | Costs for rehab in Northern Ireland | Best Rehabs | Aftercare

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There are many opportunities to go to rehab if you live in Craigs Upper

The aim of the Executive Rehab Guide is to equip you with the very best a bespoke tools and know how you need to confidently tackle alcohol or drugs problems proactively in Craigs Upper and at the earliest possible stage to avoid further damage to your ability at work and/or your relationships.

We are a free help and assessment guide for selecting the right abstinence recovery clinic which can help you with advice for accessing drug or alcohol rehabilitation centre in Ballymoney that is tailored to your alcohol or drugs problems. Complete confidentiality is guaranteed.

Get confidential help 24/7. Call 0808 1150 446 now. Access the top abstinence recovery clinics with the best therapists. Access professional, caring, supportive guidance and learn about the many financial assistance options.

No matter where you live in Ballymoney, many exclusive residential treatment centres can help you overcome your addiction. We'll help you find it.

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Where to get help for alcoholism

No matter where you live in Ballymoney 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.

We are here to help. Call 0808 1150 446, we can offer advice on all aspects of accessing the right treatment for your problems with alcohol or drugs.

The calls are free and there is no-obligation to purchase or commit to anything. The helpline is run by Castle Craig, one of the oldest and best addiction treatment centres in the UK. Complete confidentiality is guaranteed.

a well respected inpatient rehab centre in Northern Ireland

The process of getting into rehab

Assessment | Detox | Therapy | Aftercare

NHS rehab Process: A GP is a good place to start. They can discuss your alcohol or drugs problems with you and get you into treatment. They may offer you treatment at the practice or refer you to your local drug service. If you're not comfortable talking to a GP, you can approach your local alcohol or drugs treatment service yourself.

Private rehab Process
Skip The Waiting List. Self-funding: you can self refer. This means literally call or turn up at your abstinence recovery clinic 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 Craigs Upper. 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 alcoholics etc.
  5. You are then possibly assigned a therapist or support worker/nurse locally in Ballymoney
  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 patients

Everyone is very friendly. The staff in Ballymoney 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 Ballymoney?

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 alcohol or drugs/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. Tailored Treatment: Private clinics in Ballymoney tend to use a bespoke treatment model rather than a one-size-fits-all approach. Many addicts have co-occurring issues like bipolar disorder or bereavement 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.

  2. Aftercare: UK Statistics show that aftercare is an important component in achieving long-term abstinence. Recovering alcoholics/addicts who do not receive appropriate aftercare are 10 times more likely to relapse within one year.

"Today I am 3 years sober an impossibility and unimaginable 3 years ago. The support was amazing." Arielle July 2016 Ballymoney

Why rehab might not work:

  • Lack of participation in groups and therapy
  • Rehab is too close to home in Pharis
  • See addiction myths

Want an Addiction Recovery Program that works? See Getting into the right abstinence recovery clinic.

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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 alcohol or drugs/addiction to addiction. However, most rehabs in Ballymoney 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 bitcoin, food, 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 clients 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 Craigs Upper 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 that have to be covered separately and which you may not anticipate in advance. More on Costs.

I can’t afford to go to rehab, what do I do?

The Executive Rehab Guide understand that every circumstance is different.

That’s why our package stays are competitively priced and have been voted the most affordable in recent years.

Ways to pay:

We offer our patients many different ways to pay for their treatment, you can cover the cost of your treatment with:

  • Private Medical Insurer (BUPA)
  • Pay-as-you go finance plans
  • Weekly payments
  • Discounts of long-term stays

See: How to fund private rehab treatment

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you can use credit cards to pay for most effective alcohol treatment near Dunloy

The Perfect location for treatment

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

Every patient is different. However, most psychologists often recommend that removing patients away from their local environment where they may have drunk, used or acted out is probably sensible.

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 Ballymoney. 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 abstinence recovery clinic
  • Castle Craig offer a Safe and Supportive Environment
  • Bespoke day case options
  • Family intervention
  • Offer therapy and detoxification
  • 98.5% of alcoholics/addicts from Castle Craig stated that they felt safe during their stay in hospital

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See Help and advice on choosing the right rehab for you.

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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Local addiction resources

Addaction addaction.org.uk

Supports patients with drug, alcohol or mental health problems.

Adfam adfam.org.uk

Information and support for friends and family of addicts with drug or alcohol problems in Ballymoney.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) 0800 9177 650/alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk

Help and support for anyone with drug addiction.

The Alliance m-alliance.org

A UK organisation that provides information and advocacy for people accessing abstinence recovery clinic

FRANK 0300 123 6600/talktofrank.com

Confidential advice and information about any drugs (painkillers, cannabis, cocaine and heroin etc.) their effects and the law.

Castle Craig (Scotland): an intensive drug and alcohol 28-day rehab

Gamblers Anonymous gamblersanonymous.org.uk

ACCA National Association for Children of Alcoholics 0800 358 3456/nacoa.org.uk

Provides information, advice/support for everyone affected by a parent's drinking, including adults.

Narcotics Anonymous 0300 999 1212/ukna.org

Release 020 7324 2989/release.org.uk

A charity that gives free and confidential advice about drugs (buprenorphine, prescription opioids, ketamine etc.) and the law.

SLAA Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous 020 7293 0994/slaauk.org

alcohol and drug problems often results in social isolation or withdrawal due to the obsession with the substance
Other local areas: Hermitage, Codsend, Mulvin, Sutton Leach, Ballyclare, Upgate, Newtownabbey, Wardley, Lower Mains, Castell, South Elphinstone and New Grimsby.

Some issues that if you just ignore them they go away?

It's a fact that that in 2019/20 in Northern Ireland, 75,555 people were in treatment at specialist alcohol misuse services.


We accept all UK health insurance policies that include a provision for abstinence recovery clinic and alcohol and drug abuse rehabilitation centre 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.