Want sobriety? Alcoholism affects people of any race, sex, and class in Wales.
If you have a problem with drug and 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 (residential rehab) or outpatient treatment (therapy), a detox may be required. A good inpatient drug and alcohol treatment with talking therapy, counselling and expertise in addiction is also recommended. Keeping the alcoholic apart from alcohol and all the triggers associated with acting out can mean hospitalisation or inpatient drug and alcohol treatment is the best solution. Not admitting to a drinking problem (denial) can often be an effective barrier to getting help for patients.
Other mental illnesses include anxiety disorders like panic attacks, mood disorders/persistent depression, psychotic disorders like suffering from delusions and eating disorders.We can help you get into a drug or alcohol rehabilitation centre near Whitchurch Cardiff.
There are many opportunities to go to rehab if you live in Whitchurch
We are a free help and assessment guide for selecting the right inpatient drug and alcohol treatment that can help you with advice and assistance for Searching for in house alcohol rehabs that is tailored to your drug and alcohol/mental health issues.
Get confidential help 24/7. Call 0808 1150 446 now. Access the top inpatient drug and alcohol treatments 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 successful inpatient treatment centres can help you overcome your addiction. We'll help you find it.
Looking for a dedicated alcohol rehab treatment near Whitchurch?
You will receive:
- Offer aftercare and ongoing support
- Individualised or tailored treatment that best matches the needs of a addicts can be provided in a addiction treatment centre. This ensures the alcoholics/addicts's recovery is more comprehensive, as no aspect of their addiction is left untreated.
- Family intervention
- Medical detox with 24/7 care & support
- Access to hundreds of drug & alcohol rehab centres
- Family and couples programmes
- 7 - 10 day medically assisted withdrawal detoxification for drug and alcohol addictions, if this is required
- Cognitive behavioural therapy
- Motivational Interviewing
- Prescription of medications to help stop substance use
Perhaps you are looking for high end addiction help for you or a friend who may have alcohol difficulties. This a very hard time for you.
No matter where you live in Cardiff or Wales, there is the perfect alcohol rehab centre that can help you overcome your addiction. We'll help you find it. Our trained addiction doctors are on hand 24 hours a day.
We are here to help. To book into your Cardiff drug or alcohol rehab clinic of choice, call 0808 1150 446, we can offer advice on all aspects of accessing the right treatment for your problems with 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 inpatient mental health care providers in the UK.
Starting the rehab process
NHS rehab Process: A GP is a good place to start. They can discuss your alcohol 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 treatment service yourself.
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 inpatient drug and alcohol treatment 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 Whitchurch. 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 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 drug and alcohol/addictions.
What Are The Success Rates? "67% of alcoholics who attend rehab plus continued attendance at Alcoholics Anonymous in the patient's home community in Whitchurch recovery."
What's it like? Click here for more information.
Two reasons why rehabs work so well
Tailored Treatment: Private clinics in Cardiff tend to use a bespoke treatment model rather than a one-size-fits-all approach. Many patients have co-occurring issues like sleep disorders or personality disorders. 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.
Professional Addiction Support: Rehab in Cardiff 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 counsellors 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.
"I just got back from spending five weeks at rehab, very tired, but there is light at the end of the tunnel. My heart is still smiling." Mauricio November 2018 Upper Denby
Why rehab might not work:
- Absence of dual diagnosis residential treatment
- Lack of support system at the patient's home near Whitchurch
- See addiction myths
Want an Addiction Recovery Program that works? See Getting into the right inpatient rehab centre.
How long does rehab take?
The duration of your inpatient drug and alcohol treatment stay will depend on the severity of your dependency, your own commitment, family support and willingness to live a life free from dependency, and the amount of time and money you have available to spend. If you have insurance then it will generally be 28-days.
Generally, the longer the rehab programme the less likely you are to relapse. NHS rehab normally accommodates longer inpatient treatments sometimes up to a year. More.
Average UK inpatient times
- Detox: 7-10 days (Methadone/20 days and Benzodiazepines/2-8 weeks).
- Hospital residential treatment, general mental health issues, depression/anxiety etc.: 7-14 days
- Most common Addiction programme/residential treatment: 28-days
- long-term residential treatment: 90 days
- NHS funded treatment, non private: 3months - 1 year
- Long term Outpatient treatment (including treatment for drug and alcohol: 130 days
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A typical day in rehab
Days will differ from rehab to rehab and drug 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 shopping, sex or love.
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.
- Breakfast is followed by group (often 90 minutes)
- Another Group (60 minutes)
- One to one session or Group (60 minutes)
- Group, yoga or Pilates session or lecture; (60 minutes)
- Possible meeting with your consultant, social worker, help team
- 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 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 Whitchurch 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.
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 Rehab Location
Finding the best rehab programme for alcohol/mental health problems is vital to long-term success. But where close or far? Every patient is different. However, most qualified psychiatrists often recommend that removing addicts 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 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 people go to rehab in Cardiff
- Leading inpatient drug and alcohol treatment
- Immediate admission to a safe and nurturing environment
- Individual 1:1 therapy and structured group therapy programmes
- They will arrange everything
- Bespoke treatment programme and a comprehensive screening process
- One-to-one therapy
- Offer therapy and detoxification
- Experienced team of doctors & therapists
- 47% of alcoholics treated in residential rehabilitation services achieved abstinence after five years vs. 35% of those in community-based services.
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Cardiff alcohol and drug problems resources
Smarmore Castle Private Clinic | Alcohol & Drug Addiction Rehab Detox & Treatment | Ireland
Alcohol and Drugs - Cardiff.gov.uk
Cardiff Alcohol and Drug Team (C.A.D.T.) - Cardiff and The Vale Mental Health Development Project
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drug and alcohol addiction often results in social isolation or withdrawal due to the obsession with the substanceOther local areas: Springfield, Godre'r graig, Black Hill, Conicavel, Castle Town, The Square, South Stoke, Ardmore, Sandford, Milltown, Derrylin and Tigerton.
What happens if I ignore the problem?
It's a sad fact that that addiction can cause problems with your memory, attention and decision-making.
Common Questions on alcohol rehab treatment in Wales
Please note Castle Craig does not treat sex addiction, however, treatment is available at other recommended UK rehabs.