Are you ready to stop drinking? Alcoholism affects people of any race, sex, and class in Northern Ireland. If you have a problem with alcohol or drugs, 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 (rehab) or outpatient treatment (therapy), a detox may be required. A good alcohol rehab centre with talking therapy, counselling and expertise in addiction is also a very good idea. Keeping the alcoholic apart from alcohol and all the triggers associated with acting out can mean hospitalisation or abstinence recovery clinic is the best solution. Not admitting to a drinking problem (denial) can often be an effective barrier to getting help for addicts.
The 10 most common mental disorders are Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Anxiety Disorders and phobias, Addiction/Substance Use, Bulimia/anorexia, Personality Disorders and finally mood disorders which include depression. If you suffer from any of these you are not alone.
We have found four Treatment Facilities near Craigavon and Lye Green
We are a free help and assessment guide for selecting the right abstinence recovery clinic that can help you in accessing 12-step facility that is tailored to your drug abuse/mental health difficulties.
Get confidential help 24/7. Call 0808 1150 446 now. Access the top abstinence recovery clinics with the best counsellors. Access professional, caring, supportive guidance and learn about the many financial assistance options.
No matter where you live in Craigavon, many CQC approved addiction treatment centres can help you overcome your addiction. We'll help you find it.
Guide to UK rehab
No matter where you live in Craigavon or Northern Ireland, there is the perfect drug or alcohol rehabilitation centre that can help you beat your addiction. We'll help you find it.
We are here to help. To book into your Craigavon 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 drug abuse/mental health problems.
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 Short-term residential rehabs in the UK.
Starting the rehab process
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 Lurgan and Gappah
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 abstinence recovery 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 Lurgan. 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 Craigavon
- 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 alcoholics
Everyone is very friendly. The staff in Craigavon 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 Craigavon?
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? "98.5% of patients from Castle Craig stated that they felt safe during their stay in hospital"
What's it like? Click here for more information.
Two reasons why rehabs work so well
Tailored Treatment: Private clinics in Craigavon tend to use a bespoke treatment model rather than a one-size-fits-all approach. Many clients have co-occurring issues like personality disorders or depression. 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.
Local community-based or local outpatient services based in Craigavon does not offer this opportunity or level or isolation. It is proven that taking a person out of their home and away from 'using friends' or 'dealers' offers a better chance of staying sober long term.
"drug abuse rehab for me was the last resort. I've been in therapy for years but nothing worked. I needed an inpatient program. My recovery new must come first." Amos May 2020 Craigavon
Why rehab might not work:
- Shame and guilt
- Rehab is too close to home in Lurgan
- See addiction myths
Want an Addiction Recovery Program that works? See Getting into the right residential addiction centre for alcohol or drug misuse.
How long does rehab take?
The duration of your abstinence recovery clinic 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 alcohol or drugs: 130 days
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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 Craigavon 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, and sex.
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 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 Lurgan 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 drug abuse problems is vital to long-term success. But where close or far? Every patient is different. However, most qualified psychiatrists 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 Craigavon. 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 more addicts choosing Castle Craig
- Leading abstinence recovery clinic
- The Hospital and its staff are committed to offering skilled professional medical, nursing and therapeutic services to patients and their families
- Provide compassionate care to those suffering from alcoholism and other addictions
- Castle Craig offer a Safe and Supportive Environment
- Family intervention
- Your support teams can help during your difficult moments
- Professional, specialised, accessible and confidential
- 24/7 recovery staffing
- 81.6% were classed as a good outcome by the independent reviewers after attending Castle Craig's residential rehab . More.
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Local addiction resources
Smarmore Castle Private Clinic | Alcohol & Drug Addiction Rehab Detox & Treatment | Ireland
WCADA - Welsh Centre for Action on Dependency and Addiction - Drug and Alcohol Support
Drug & Alcohol Rehab for NHS & Private Patients | Rehab Near Cardiff, South Wales
Brynawel House Llanharry Road Llanharan Rhondda Cynon Taff CF72 9RN
t: 01443 226 864
The stark reality of life in a rehab centre in Wales
"If it wasn’t for this place I would be dead." This is something I hear again and again in this unassuming rehab centre tucked away in a country lane. Full story.
alcohol and drug 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: Liverpool, Woodside, Drumboy, Gourdie, Lower Caldecote, Oatlands, Gunnerton, Garth, Cumbernauld, Washingborough, West Derby and Craigleith.
Please note Castle Craig does not treat sex addiction, however, treatment is available at other recommended UK rehabs.