Executive Rehab Guide

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

Ballynagard

Derry/Ballynagard/BT47

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 Derry based inpatient alcohol rehabs near Ballynagard.

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.

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Welcome: With a range of alcohol detox centres that cater for Derry, 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.

Here at our Rehab Guide, we recognise that substance use, including alcohol addiction, as well as other behavioural addictions such as gambling, internet and shopping can have a detrimental impact on your life.

Live near Derry, so what about rehab?

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

No matter where you live in Derry, many bespoke rehabs can help you overcome your addiction. We'll help you find it.

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Perhaps you are looking for successful addiction help for you or someone who desperately needs help who may have problems caused by alcohol. We understand this is a very difficult time for you or your family.

No matter where you live in Derry or Northern Ireland, there is the perfect substance treatment hospital that can help you beat 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 alcohol/mental health issues.

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 rehabs in the UK. Complete confidentiality is guaranteed.

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Starting the rehab process

Assessment | Detox | Therapy | Aftercare

NHS rehab Process: First stop is GP. Ask to be referred for both counselling sessions for your alcohol/addiction and to a local drug and alcohol team nearest to you in Derry. 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 inpatient alcohol rehab 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

  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 Ballynagard. 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/addicts etc.
  5. You are then possibly assigned a therapist or support worker/nurse locally in Derry
  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 alcoholics

Everyone is very friendly. The staff in Derry 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 Derry?

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? "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

  1. Tailored Treatment: Private clinics in Derry tend to use a bespoke treatment model rather than a one-size-fits-all approach. Many clients have co-occurring issues like gender dysphoria 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.

    Every patient receiving treatment at a UK residential facility is part of a group that is constantly in one another presence, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

  2. Tailored Treatment: Private clinics in Derry tend to use a bespoke treatment model rather than a one-size-fits-all approach. Many addicts have co-occurring issues like sex and love issues or bipolar disorder. Addiction is often seen as a response to inner turmoil.

"I have to thank you for saving my son's life! ALL the staff, they are incredible! With their help and devotion facing up to problems with alcohol, our daughter and our family understand and have overcome drug addiction. Thank you." Deacon December 2017 Cwmafan

Why rehab might not work:

  • Focus solely on physical coping strategies
  • Lack of support near Ballynagard for alcohol or drug cravings
  • See addiction myths

Want an Addiction Recovery Program that works? See Getting into the right residential treatment centre.

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How long does rehab take?

The duration of your inpatient alcohol rehab 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: 130 days
  • More.

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Ballynagard

A typical day in rehab

Days will differ from rehab to rehab and alcohol/addiction to addiction. However, most rehabs in Derry 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 and 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 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 Ballynagard 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 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/mental health problems is vital to long-term success. But where close or far? Every alcoholic is different. However, most consultants 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.

specialist inpatient alcohol rehab in Derry

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 Derry. 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 alcoholics in Derry choosing Castle Craig

  • Leading inpatient alcohol rehab
  • One-to-one & therapy
  • EDMR and PTSD treatments
  • Experienced team of doctors & therapists
  • 7 - 10 day medically assisted withdrawal detoxification for drug and alcohol addictions, if this is required
  • Psychiatric assessments
  • Full clinical assessment
  • Free, no-obligation addiction assessment
  • 99% of clients from the Castle Craig addiction treatment programme stated that when they arrived on site, numerous staff made them feel welcome for treating alcohol issues

See How to choose the right rehab.

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Rehabs and addiction resources for Ballynagard/Derry include

Addaction addaction.org.uk

Supports alcoholics/addicts with drug, alcohol or mental health problems.

Adfam adfam.org.uk

Information and support for friends and family of alcoholics/addicts with drug or alcohol problems in Derry.

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

Help and support for anyone with alcohol and drug problems.

The Alliance m-alliance.org

A UK organisation that provides information and advocacy for people accessing alcohol and drug treatment centre

FRANK 0300 123 6600/talktofrank.com

Confidential advice and information about any drugs (amphetamine, cocaine, crystal meth and khat etc.) their effects and the law.

Castle Craig (Scotland): a successful drug and alcohol obsessive compulsive disorder (cod) treatment

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 (gab/gal, prescription opioids, benzodiazepines etc.) and the law.

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

Early intervention may help minimize substance use disorder in adulthood, as 90% of adults with substance use disorder first used before the age of 18, and 50% started before the age of 15.
Other local areas: Clydach, Thorney Toll, Dromara, Torwood, Little Limber, North Kiscadale, Bangor, Rumney, Dingestow, Stoke Aldermoor, Halton West and Kilmarnock.

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  • 30 day inpatient alcohol rehab NHS

  • We accept all UK health insurance policies that include a provision for residential postnatal depression treatment and sex and love addiction treatment 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.