Addiction to alcohol or drugs can wreck your life even if it doesn’t kill you, having a serious impact on your health, work, family, relationships and other aspects of your life. The same study noted, for example, that in 2017 there were more than 4,000 children receiving care and support due to parental substance misuse.
If you are struggling with drug or alcohol addiction in Swansea, you are certainly not alone. We can offer completely confidential and non-judgemental help and advice if you are struggling with these serious issues.
Do I need to attend rehab in Swansea?
Addictions tend to go hand in hand with dishonesty and self-denial. Addicts will often lie to themselves and to others about the extent of their usage and any problems they might be having. If you’re not sure whether or not you need help, it might be useful to ask yourself the following questions:
- Do you use drink or drugs every day?
- Do you feel bad or have cravings when you do not have access to drink or drugs?
- Has the amount you use risen over time?
- Do you find yourself needing to use more to get the same effect, or even to feel normal?
- Do you lie, mislead or hide the amount you drink or your drug use?
- Do you avoid social occasions and other events where you cannot drink or use drugs?
- Do you use substances despite knowing that there could be negative consequences?
The above list is not exhaustive but if you answered ‘Yes’ to any of those questions you might want to consider seeking help for an alcohol or drug misuse issue.
Addiction is considered to be a disease. It can be very difficult to beat without expert knowledge but the good news is that, like other diseases, it can be successfully treated. If you do have a problem there are different drug and alcohol treatment options available but the most effective is undoubtedly a holistic treatment program in a drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre.
Finding drug and alcohol rehab near me
It can be difficult to find suitable cheap rehab and other drug and alcohol treatments in the Swansea area that are available on the NHS. The vast majority of NHS programmes are community based and, while these can be very valuable for some people, they do have limitations. They are generally suitable for people with relatively mild addiction issues as they require you to attend appointments and may require you to detox without full supervision. Where residential places are available on the NHS, there is usually a lengthy waiting list as resources are often stretched in this area.
Staying in dedicated rehab places for drugs and alcohol allows you to concentrate on your recovery with a supervised detoxification programme accompanied by a range of therapies and other treatments. You can do so away from the pressures and substance misuse triggers of everyday life, safe in the knowledge that you will have the best expert care and support right around the clock.
Even if you think you might benefit from a stay in rehab you still might not know where to start finding drug rehab clinics in Swansea and the surrounding areas. There are a lot of places available and you might not have the time, ability or inclination to make the best choices when you are in the grip of an alcohol or drug addiction.
We have a wealth of experience working with a wide range of professional treatment programmes, rehab centres and drug treatment facilities in Swansea and throughout the country. If you’re looking to overcome addiction, we can provide help and advice with a referral service that aims to seek out the best possible treatment options available for drug and alcohol addictions.
What happens in rehab?
Different drug and alcohol treatment centres offer different treatment options and even within the same clinic the programme will be tailored to suit your own individual needs. One thing that most places have in common, though, is a specialist detox clinic that will help you to get through this very tricky step. Flushing the toxins from your body can be a difficult and dangerous process as it generally involves a range of physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms.
It has been proven that you are far more likely to get clean and/or sober through a supervised detox program, but it is also just as important that you are able to stay that way when you leave to make a long-term recovery.
During a long-term stay at a drug or alcohol addiction treatment centre you will also participate in a range of therapies such as talking and group therapy and cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT). CBT in particular has been shown to be particularly effective in treating a range of issues, including depression and anxiety along with addiction issues. Alternative therapies and educational workshops may be added to the mix to help you explore the root of your addiction and work out strategies to deal with it.
Coming out of rehab
When you are in rehab you will have access to all the support and help you need 24-hours a day. It can be daunting to go from that to dealing with your addictions on your own. You will leave rehab in a much better position than you entered however, with all the tools you need to deal with cravings and the threat of a relapse at your disposal.
You may still need support at times though and we can provide aftercare programmes, as well as putting you in touch with charities and other support networks that you can turn to as you move forward into a healthier, drink and drug-free new future.