Drug addiction: getting help
Although being addicted to drugs is becoming more common it is a serious condition that often requires urgent inpatient treatment in hospital. With the right help and support, you can get drug free.
At Castle Craig, we are dedicated to delivering individually tailored drug addiction treatment, therapy & support in Cardiff based addiction & substance abuse clinics near Mynachdy.
Commonly abused drugs include Crack cocaine, cocaine, ecstasy (MDMA), heroin, LSD, ketamine, magic mushrooms, methadone, methamphetamine (crystal meth) and of course cannabis.
Commonly abused prescription medication include Oxycodone, Hydrocodone/Vicodin, Fentanyl, Codeine, Co-codamol, Tramadol and benzodiazepines (benzos), Diazepam/valium, Alprazolam/Xanex, Chlordiazepoxide/Librium, Zolpidem, Ritalin, Adderall and Dexedrine.
Abusing these drugs can lead to becoming physically and psychologically dependent.
We Have Found three residential care for alcohol or drug misuse near Cardiff
The aim of our Rehab Guide is to equip you with effective help, advice and knowledge you need to confidently tackle alcohol or drugs problems proactively in Mynachdy and at the earliest possible stage to avoid further damage to your alcohol and drug addiction can cause toxicity, the risk for which increases when a person is addicted to both alcohol and tobacco and/or your relationships.
We are a free help and assessment guide for selecting the right addiction & substance abuse clinic which can help you with advice for accessing residential rehab in Cardiff that is tailored to your alcohol or drugs/mental health problems. Complete confidentiality is guaranteed.
Get confidential help 24/7. Call 0808 1150 446 now. Access the top addiction & substance abuse clinics with the best therapists. Access professional, caring, supportive guidance and learn about the many financial assistance options.
No matter where you live in Cardiff, many accessible 12-step facilitys can help you overcome your addiction. We'll help you find it.
Guide to getting the best treatment
Wherever you live in Cardiff or Wales, there is the perfect addiction & substance abuse hospital that can help you overcome your addiction. We'll help you find it.
Starting the rehab process
NHS rehab Process: First stop is GP. Ask to be referred for both counselling sessions for your alcohol or drugs/addiction and to a local drug and alcohol team nearest to you in Cardiff. Although NHS resources are limited, it is still possible to receive funding for treatment.
Private rehab Process
Self-funding: you can self refer. This means you can literally call and book, or simply turn up with a credit card to your addiction & substance abuse clinic of choice. 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
- You will be assessed so that your treatment needs and medical requirements are understood and a treatment plan is created
- You may need to detox
- You may be assigned a consultant psychiatrist near Mynachdy. 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
- You may then assigned to a group of other alcoholics/addicts etc.
- You are then possibly assigned a therapist or support worker/nurse locally in Cardiff
- You may be given 12 step recovery literature
- You are probably shown your room which you may have to share
- You might then meet the rest of the clients
Everyone is very friendly. The staff in Cardiff 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.
Components of a rehab programme
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Does rehab work in Cardiff?
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."
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Two reasons why rehabs work so well
Ownership: The treatment provided through UK hospital forces addicts to take ownership of their circumstances, feelings/emotions, actions and relationships, as opposed to blaming others.
Without anyone or anything else to blame, he or she must come to terms with the fact that they alone are responsible for changing their addictive behaviour AND they are responsible for their own recovery. Rehab quickly teaches that those who try and get better for others will ultimately fail.
Aftercare: UK Statistics show that aftercare is an important component in achieving long-term abstinence. Recovering alcoholics who do not receive appropriate aftercare are 10 times more likely to relapse within one year.
"Rehab is a safe place to come for treatment. Gorgeous facility with a 'home' like feeling with truly amazing staff. My heart is still smiling." Matteo February 2021 UK
Why rehab might not work:
- Poor psychologists in Mynachdy
- Denial: you don't think that you have a problem
- See addiction myths
Want an Addiction Recovery Program that works? See Getting into the right addiction treatment centre.
There are many different ways to treat addiction, including weekly hour-long group discussion groups and full 12-week programme residential stays.
Usually, clients come to rehab when they have either a) exhausted all other options or b) are conscious that their case is severe enough that they require the full support of a residential programme.
One of the reasons why residential rehab is so much more effective than outpatient treatment alone is that it usually incorporates all of the benefits of outpatient treatment (group therapy, reintegration, a space to share your experience with a supportive community) while it also removes you from the everyday stresses that can often trigger substance use. or other behavioural addiction issues. More.
How else can going to a local addiction & substance abuse clinic help with?
- Other Substance addictions
- Depression Help
- Teach you ways to cope with temptation and craving
- Bipolar Disorder Treatment
- Shopping and buying addiction
- Personality Disorder Treatment
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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.
The best location for treatment
Finding the best rehab programme for issues from alcohol or drugs is vital to long-term success. But where, close or far?
Every alcoholic/addict is different. However, most consultants 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 Cardiff. 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 addiction & substance abuse clinic
- Effective psychological interventions including cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Arrangement for help with medical problems
- Medical detox with 24/7 care & support
- Aftercare and ongoing therapies
- 99% of alcoholics from the Castle Craig addiction treatment programme stated that when they arrived on site, numerous staff made them feel welcome for treating alcohol or drugs issues
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Many of the people we have helped have started their journey with us feeling hopeless, anxious, and severely depressed. We are here to help.
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.
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.
Cardiff alcohol and drug problems resources
For those living with a loved one who has a drink problem, it can feel like you are talking to a brick wall when it comes to encouraging them to get helpOther local areas: Musselburgh, Yealand Redmayne, Coalsnaughton, Closeburn, Mynytho, Old Kilpatrick, Moneydig, Crosslee, Tynron, Mid Walls, Saltmarsh and Crossgar.
Please note Castle Craig does not treat sex addiction, however, treatment is available at other recommended UK rehabs.