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 Wrexham based adjustment disorder treatments near Eglwys Cross.
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.
We Have Found three addiction treatment centres
Welcome: With a range of alcohol detox centres that cater for Wrexham, our Rehab Guide will give you information on free counselling and support you need every stage of your recovery journey from alcohol or drugs/mental health issues.
Get confidential help 24/7. Call 0808 1150 446 now. Access the top adjustment disorder treatments with the best counsellors. Access professional, caring, supportive guidance and learn about the many financial assistance options.
No matter where you live in Wrexham, many caring and successful residential rehabs can help you overcome your addiction. We'll help you find it.
Where to get help for alcoholism
Perhaps you are looking for local addiction help for you or someone who desperately needs help who may have drug abuse problems. We understand that this is very difficult for you to ask for help and advice for you or your family.
No matter where you live in Wrexham or Wales, there is the perfect drug and alcohol inpatient rehab centre 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 issues from drug abuse.
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 private rehab centres in the UK. Complete confidentiality is guaranteed.
The process of getting into rehab
NHS rehab Process: A GP is a good place to start. They can discuss your drug abuse 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 drug abuse treatment service yourself.
Private rehab Process
Skip The Waiting List. Self-funding: you can self refer. This means literally call or turn up at your adjustment disorder treatment 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 Chequer. 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 patients etc.
- You are then possibly assigned a therapist or support worker/nurse locally in Wrexham
- 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 Wrexham 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 Wrexham?
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? "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."
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Two reasons why rehabs work so well
Professional Addiction Support: Rehab in Wrexham 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 qualified psychiatrists 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.
Aftercare: UK Statistics always show that aftercare is an important component in achieving long-term abstinence from drug and alcohol addiction. Recovering addicts who do not receive appropriate aftercare are 10 times more likely to relapse within one year. Most clinics include aftercare as part of their treatment services in most cases. NHS clinics do not always have this facility
"It was the calmest, least-anxiety-producing, no stress-inducing four weeks of my life. The only time I got stressed out is when it came time to leave. I am grateful but hope to never have to repeat the experience." Marcos October 2020 UK
Why rehab might not work:
- Focus solely on physical coping strategies
- Lack of education for family and friends in Rhosllanerchrugog
- See addiction myths
Want an Addiction Recovery Program that works? See Getting into the right addiction rehab centre.
How long does rehab take?
Patients are usually admitted into treatment at a private clinic or hospital from four weeks to 6 months, depending on the severity of the addiction. The best results are achieved when people stay in treatment for at least 12 weeks. Detox can take place before admission or on arrival alongside other therapies. More.
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 Perfect Rehab Location
Finding the best rehab programme for issues and mental health problems caused by drug abuse is vital to long-term success. But where close or far? Every addict is different. However, most consultants 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 Wrexham. 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 is Castle Craig so popular
- Leading adjustment disorder treatment
- Experienced team of doctors & therapists
- Effective psychological interventions including cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
- Open 24 hours
- Access to both on and off-site 12-Step support groups
- Detox medication & treatments
- Free advice including pHs & private options
- After Castle Craig's rehab programme, 91.8% of those questioned either living with reduced alcohol or drug use or totally abstinent. More.
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Local addiction resources
- 12 Steps
- Alcoholics Anonymous AA)
- Adult Children of Alcoholics ACA)
- Cocaine Anonymous CA)
- Crystal Meth Anonymous CMA)
- Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous FA)
- Gamblers Anonymous GA)
- Addiction Survivors
alcohol addiction often results in sepsis, infections and other transmitted diseases like HIV/AIDS, in the case of injected drugs. Many people believe that using the same needle repeatedly does not cause any infections because it isn't shared with others. However, this is not true. Using the same needles without sterilizing them can cause infections.Other local areas: Armoy, Crosslee, Torr, Hillington, Mirbister, Maghera, Preston Montford, St Leonards, Hogganfield, Merchiston, Peel Hill and Lilliesleaf.
What happens if I ignore the problem?
It is true that that in 2020, it is estimated that 258,500 people received treatment from drug misuse agencies in Wales alone.
Please note Castle Craig does not treat sex addiction, however, treatment is available at other recommended UK rehabs.