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Are you ready to stop drinking? Alcoholism affects people of any race, sex, and class in Wales. If you have a problem with alcohol, either binge drinking or excessive drinking there's a wide range of mental health services that can help.

Treatments offered for alcoholism may start with an intervention, discussion on 'moderation vs abstinence' and possibly the opinions of inpatient (recovery centre) or outpatient treatment (therapy), a detox may be required. A good residential treatment centre with talking therapy, counselling and expertise in addiction is also medically recommended. Keeping the alcoholic apart from alcohol and all the triggers associated with acting out can mean hospitalisation or recovery centre is the best solution. Not admitting to a drinking problem (denial) can often be an effective barrier to getting help for patients.

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We have found multiple long-term Residential rehabs near St Fagans

Welcome: With a range of alcohol detox centres that cater for Cardiff, the Executive Rehab Guide will give you information on free counselling and support you need every stage of your recovery journey from issues from alcohol.

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

No matter where you live in Cardiff, many specialist Intensive Day Treatment rehabs can help you overcome your addiction. We'll help you find it.

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Guide to rehab

Perhaps you are looking for CQC/SCSWIS approved addiction help for you or a family member who may have problems caused by alcohol. We understand that making a decision on any rehab is a very fraught and difficult decision..

No matter where you live in Cardiff or Wales, there is the perfect drug or alcohol rehabilitation centre that can help you recover from your addiction. We'll help you find it. Our trained addiction therapists are on hand 24 hours a day.

We are here to help. Call 0808 1150 446, we can offer advice on all aspects of accessing the right treatment for your issues and mental health problems caused by alcohol.

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 rehab, counselling or therapy providers in the UK. Complete confidentiality is guaranteed.

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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 East Moors and Penmark

Private rehab Process
Skip The Waiting List. Self-funding: you can self refer. This means literally call or turn up at your recovery centre 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 St Fagans. 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 clients etc.
  5. You are then possibly assigned a therapist or support worker/nurse locally in Cardiff
  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 addicts

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.

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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/addictions.

What Are The Success Rates? "73.4% of those who attended treatment at Castle Craig were totally abstinent from all drugs or alcohol at follow-up (after about 1 year). More."

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

Two reasons why rehabs work so well

  1. Ownership: The treatment provided through hospital forces alcoholics to take ownership of their circumstances, feeling, 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.

  2. Safe, Caring Environment: Residential treatment at a private clinic is conducted in a safe environment that is free of the distractions of everyday life. Patients are living in a bubble, they are completely insulated from the outside world. This means that there are fewer distractions or triggers. Alcoholics can concentrate all of their energies on getting well. They are effectively removed from all of the outside distractions and stressors and 'immersed in recovery'.

"I would highly recommend self-harm treatment to anyone in need of help getting their life in balance, if you have alcohol problems. Asking for help is hard, but not as hard as living in hell." Graysen July 2021 Ferryhill

Why rehab might not work:

  • Shame and guilt
  • Too many distractions and outside issues interfere with recovery in East Moors
  • See addiction myths

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

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What is it like?

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 recovery centre help with?

  • Agoraphobia Treatment
  • Phobias Treatment
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Treatment
  • Personality Disorder Treatment
  • Postnatal and Antenatal (Perinatal) Depression Treatment
  • Teach you new ways to think about drugs, gambling and alcohol etc.

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A 'normal' day in rehab

Days will differ from rehab to rehab and alcohol/addiction to addiction. However, most rehabs in Cardiff 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 internet, love bitcoin, food 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 programme.

Diet: Several 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 St Fagans as there are limited local resources which can make visiting difficult.

Can I leave my recovery centre? Yes, there are not secure facilities.

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.

Effective treatment solutions:

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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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Ideal Rehab Location

Finding the best rehab programme for alcohol difficulties is vital to long-term success. But where close or far? Every alcoholic/addict is different. However, most psychologists often recommend that removing alcoholics 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 are patient choosing Castle Craig

  • Leading recovery centre
  • Family intervention
  • Established in 1988
  • Access to hundreds of drug & alcohol rehab centres
  • You get guilt-free self care
  • Thousands of people from all over the UK and the world have turned to Castle Craig because of their high-quality treatment
  • Immediate admission to a safe and nurturing environment
  • gambling, internet, love, sex and shopping rehabilitation
  • Castle Craig's  treatment is independently and scientifically proven to work. More.

See How to choose the right rehab.

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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 patients with drug or alcohol problems in Cardiff.

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

Help and support for anyone with alcohol and drug addiction.

The Alliance m-alliance.org

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

FRANK 0300 123 6600/talktofrank.com

Confidential advice and information about any drugs (mephedrone, buprenorphine, mescaline (peyote) and mdma (ecstasy/molly) etc.) their effects and the law.

Castle Craig (Scotland): exclusive drug and alcohol rehab, counselling and addiction therapy centre

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 (cocaine, gab/gal, psilocybin/psilocyn (magic mushrooms) etc.) and the law.

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

alcohol and drug problems often results sexual exposure (particularly among young UK women) and the possibility of contracting sexually transmitted diseases
Other local areas: Low Marnham, Cushuish, Pontnewydd, Hurworth on Tees, West Cross, Dundrod, Culmore, Cherrybank, Newchurch, Milltown, Toome and Rushton.

Ignoring Problems Can Lead to Serious Consequences

It is true that that in the UK, in 2019 there were 10,914 alcohol-related deaths the mortality rates are highest among people aged 49-65.


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