If you have a problem with alcohol or drugs in Newtownabbey we can help connect you with the right a tailored addictions treatment centre. Drugs like mdma (ecstasy/molly) and phencyclidine (pap) can cause depression, anxiety, paranoia and hallucinations. We can advise you on counsellors and therapists in Newtownabbey that cover Ballyclare.
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The aim of executive-rehab-guide.co.uk is to equip you with immediate help, advice and knowledge you need to confidently tackle alcohol or drugs problems proactively in The Trench and at the earliest possible stage to avoid further damage to your work performance and/or your relationships.
We are a free help and assessment guide for selecting the right addictions treatment centre which can help you with your alcohol addiction that is tailored to your alcohol or drugs problems. Complete confidentiality is guaranteed.
At our Rehab Guide, we know that substance use, including drug and alcohol addiction, as well as other behavioural addictions such as internet, love bitcoin, food and shopping can have a detrimental impact on a person's life.
Learn about drug and alcohol/Addiction in Newtownabbey
Get confidential help 24/7. Call 0808 1150 446 now. Access the top addictions treatment centres with the best psychologists. Access professional, caring, supportive guidance and learn about the many financial assistance options.
No matter where you live in Newtownabbey, many specialist rehab counselling and therapy centres can help you overcome your addiction. We'll help you find it.
Guide to recovery
Perhaps you are looking for short term addiction help for you or someone who desperately needs help who may have problems caused by drug and alcohol. We understand this is a very difficult time for you or your family.
No matter where you live in Newtownabbey or Northern Ireland, there is the perfect Short-term residential rehab that can help you recover from your addiction. We'll help you find it. Our trained addiction consultants 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 drug and alcohol difficulties.
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 treatment facilities in the UK. Complete confidentiality is guaranteed.
The process of getting into rehab
NHS rehab Process: First stop is GP. Ask to be referred for both counselling sessions for your drug and alcohol/addiction and to a local drug and alcohol team nearest to you in Newtownabbey. Although NHS resources are limited, it is still possible to receive funding for treatment.
Private rehab Process
Skip The Waiting List. Self-funding: you can self refer. This means literally call or turn up at your addictions treatment 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
- 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 The Trench. 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 addicts etc.
- You are then possibly assigned a therapist or support worker/nurse locally in Newtownabbey
- 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 Newtownabbey 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 Newtownabbey?
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? "81.6% were classed as a good outcome by the independent reviewers after attending Castle Craig's residential rehab . More."
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Two reasons why rehabs work so well
Professional Addiction Support: Rehab in Newtownabbey 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 doctors 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.
Safe, Caring Environment: Residential treatment at a private clinic is conducted in a safe environment that is free of the distractions of everyday life. Addicts are living in a bubble, they are completely insulated from the outside world. This means that there are fewer distractions or triggers. Patients 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 went there because it's in horse country, and I love horses. I took equine therapy and now am confident that I can remain sober and beat drug and alcohol. Keep it simple,." Kade August 2021 London
Why rehab might not work:
- Lack of participation in groups and therapy
- Lack of family involvement or participation for patients in Newtownabbey
- See addiction myths
Want an Addiction Recovery Program that works? See Getting into the right residential treatment centre.
How long does rehab take?
The duration of your addictions treatment centre 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 Newtownabbey 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.
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 clients 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 The Trench 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 that have to be covered separately and which you may not anticipate in advance. More on Costs.
I can’t afford to go to rehab, what do I do?
The Executive Rehab Guide understand that every circumstance is different.
That’s why our package stays are competitively priced and have been voted the most affordable in recent years.
Ways to pay:
We offer our patients many different ways to pay for their treatment, you can cover the cost of your treatment with:
- Private Medical Insurer (BUPA)
- Pay-as-you go finance plans
- Weekly payments
- Discounts of long-term stays
Ideal location for treatment
Finding the best rehab programme for issues and mental health problems caused by drug and alcohol is vital to long-term success. But where, close or far?
Every alcoholic is different. However, most qualified psychiatrists often recommend that removing alcoholics/addicts 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 Newtownabbey. 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 addictions treatment centre
- Proven counselling treatments
- Castle Craig promotes the 90 days 'Gold Standard',
- 24/7 Medical Support
- gambling, internet, and sex rehabilitation
- 99% of patients from the Castle Craig addiction treatment programme stated that when they arrived on site, numerous staff made them feel welcome for treating drug and alcohol 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.
Rehabs and addiction resources for The Trench/Newtownabbey include
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: Dundee, Gweek, Whitletts, West Bank, Heaning, Tullyallen, Beeston, Fifield, Cwm Penmachno, Tandragee, Mochdre and Sarsden.
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Please note Castle Craig does not treat sex addiction, however, treatment is available at other recommended UK rehabs.