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Drug & Alcohol Rehab Swansea

When you suffer from an addiction, life gets progressively more difficult with every drink or hit. Whether your substance abuse is down to drink or drugs, you have only one focus… and that’s getting more of it. When you wean yourself off drugs or drink, you need to accurately replace the feelings of serotonin that you get from using with something else. Rehab clinics offer a mix of medications to help with the craving, deep therapies to get into your drink or drug use and stop you wanting to repeat past habits, and even provide therapies like art or sport in order to help you develop ways to cope better in future.

This combination of treatment styles is what makes finding the right rehab centre in Swansea for you so important. If you go to a place that forces you through therapy that you are not ready for, or that they don’t quite finish with, means you are at risk of slipping back into old habits. Similarly, if you can’t find the right hobbies in a residential rehab facility, you won’t be able to replace those bursts of serotonin and you could find yourself using again. It is in these small ways that addiction and mental wellbeing are inextricably linked.

The right rehab clinic for you will appreciate and acknowledge all of these things. They will work with you, using hobbies and therapies that you recognise as working well on you, to get you off drink or drugs and well along the path to recovery. Rehab doesn’t recover from drugs for you, but it holds your hand, supports you, and allows you time to heal the way you know best. The right rehab clinic is therefore essential… and that’s where we come in.

Here at Help 4 Addiction we specialise in finding the best of rehab clinics near you. This way, we can narrow down your choice of centres and make your decision much easier. There should be no barriers to your recover, so we do our best to remove them for you. Our clients are more likely to recover because they are matched to the right rehab centres. If you think you would like to add to our ranks, then call us today on 0203 955 7700. We are ready and waiting for your call.

I Can’t Afford Rehab, Can I still Get Help?

The cost of rehab can be high – but it isn’t as high as the price you will pay if you keep at your substance abuse. It will eventually take its toll on your life in a myriad of other ways, all of which lead to your untimely death. In England and Wales it can cost around the £1400 mark for adequate rehab clinic stays to get you off drink or drugs for good. You may be able to get help towards the costs of rehab if you are on benefits or in a poor financial situation. It is not as expensive as it sounds and, when you are suitably recovered, you will be able to start paying back anything you have borrowed.

It really doesn’t matter how much rehab in Swansea costs because the only other option is unthinkable. If you don’t go through with it, you will stay trapped in the cycle of addiction forever. Ultimately, it will lead to your death. If you want to stop this cycle, break away from it, and start living a normal life again then we are here for you. All it takes is some concentrated effort and a phone call.

Reach us on 0203 955 7700 to break your cycle of addiction, today.

I Can’t Take Time Off Work For Rehab Clinics In Swansea. How Do I Get Help?

Outpatient rehab is always an option for those that can’t afford time out of work or a busy life. You can get help for addiction as an outpatient through the NHS. Even so, there are a number of options in rehab near Swansea. You would do well to contact us and let us find the best place for you. Outpatients help for drug or alcohol addictions aren’t the only way to get help for addiction that fits in around your life. We have some other tricks up our sleeve for those that want to recover but can’t afford time off work.

Online Therapy

Online therapy has become an increasingly useful tool in the war against addiction. This new method of issuing one-on-one time slots with psych departments means that you save on travel expenses every time you go to a session. It lets you get the help you need from anywhere in the world. You could be on holiday and still take part in rehab recovery programs in Swansea by way of online therapy. What better way to incorporate digital advances into our recovery? This is the perfect rehab tool for anyone who is computer literate.

Home detox Programs

Home Detox (for alcohol only) is another new tool that will greatly improve your chances of quitting drink or drugs for good. These are only available for alcohol addictions, and for good reason. The home detox kit can only be issued to those that meet certain criteria, in order to preserve your safety and health. In order to go through the home detox process you will have to be suitable for certain medications. You must have someone with you, and you cannot use it for drug addiction. Unfortunately, detox from drugs is a different beast entirely. To detox from drug addiction it is likely that you will need to go into hospital.

Do I Have An Alcohol Addiction?

If you live in Swansea and think you might be suffering from an alcohol problem, there are a few ways to find out for certain. One of the more obvious is to go for 24 hours without a drink and see if you experience alcohol withdrawal symptoms. If you do, then you are either in the throes of an addiction or you have one developing.

Some symptoms of withdrawal from alcohol abuse include a headache, shakes and cold sweats, sickness and nausea, or even dizziness. If you think you are suffering from these symptoms, then you are either suffering from addiction or are on the verge of having one.

Does Swansea have Drink or Drug Problems

All areas of England and Wales are at the mercy of Alcohol and alcoholism at the moment. Since we legalised this particular drug, then normalised drinking on a Friday or Saturday night, people are able to buy it from most stores. We did not think far enough ahead and now we suffer from roughly 5,000 alcohol deaths a year.

As for drugs, their presence is more difficult to detect. Having said that, the police force are the best ones to refer to since they make arrests both for intent to supply, and for possession of narcotic drugs. A drug dealer in Swansea was actually caught because he was too busy, and he tried to hire extra help. This particular dealer was providing Class A narcotic drugs to local residents. Wales Online reported that the drug he dealt was crack cocaine – one of the most addictive drugs on the market. If you have fallen foul of cocaine in Swansea, then we feel your pain. Contact us on 0203 955 7700 for more on how we can help.

Help For Addiction is Available in All Areas of Swansea

We help a broad spectrum of society with addictions to alcohol and drugs in Swansea. In order to get the correct rehab clinic for you, we will ask what area of Swansea you live in and whether or not you want a residential rehab clinic near you. We can then deduce which place best suits your needs. While some people like to use an outpatient facility there are some others that prefer to live on site of their rehab clinic. Often, this is a good idea because it removes you from the triggers that are likely to see you turning to drink or drugs to begin with.

We help those from in and around the Swansea area. If you are suffering from a drug or alcohol addiction in the following places, get in touch:

  • Birchgrove
  • Bishopston
  • Bonymaen
  • Castle
  • Clydach
  • Cockett
  • Cwmbwria
  • Dunvant
  • Gorseinon
  • Gowerton
  • Grovesend and Waungron
  • Ilston
  • Killay
  • Landore
  • Llangennith, Llanmadoc and CheritonLlangyfelach
  • Llanrhidian Higher
  • Llanrhidian Lower
  • Llansamlet
  • Llwchwr
  • Mawr
  • Morriston
  • Mumbles
  • Mynydd Beach
  • Penderry
  • Penllergaer
  • Pennard
  • Penrice
  • Pontarddulais
  • Pontiliw and Tircoed
  • Port Eynon
  • Reynoldston
  • Rhossili
  • Sketty
  • St Thomas
  • Three Crosses
  • Townhill
  • Uplands
  • Upper Killay

We cover all areas of the city – and throughout the whole of Wales – so you can be sure that we will be able to cater to your needs. We find the best rehab clinics for you, fast. Our online consultation service may be able to help those who are too shy to call us. If not, then our number is 0203 955 7700. We are ready and waiting to hear from you and to help you get into recovery, today.

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Detoxification (detox) is the medical intervention required for someone who is physically dependent to drugs or alcohol. If required, medical detoxification would be the first step taken in residential rehab. Detox is used to prevent uncomfortable and dangerous (even fatal) withdrawals symptoms resulting in suddenly becoming abstinent from alcohol/certain drugs.

The goal of a medical detox is to aid in the physical healing required following long term addiction and rid the body of all together of substance whilst providing a cushion for unpleasant symptoms of withdrawals. Detox is not considered the whole treatment for drug/alcohol addiction and it is always recommended that a comprehensive rehabilitation program is used along side to help maintain long term abstinence.

Medication is often required for alcohol detox. If you are dependent on alcohol and experiencing withdrawal symptoms it is vitally important to seek medical advice prior to stopping. There is a long list of medications used when treating alcohol addiction and the exact medication given to an individual will depend on their needs/medical history. Some of these include;

  • Chlordiazepoxide (Librium)
  • Lorazepam (Ativan)
  • Diazapam (vailium)


Librium and Valium are the most commonly used detox medication in the UK. All medication used to help with alcohol detox have been proven to help reduce the effects of withdrawal symptoms.

There are also a number of drugs recombined by the NHS to help treat alcohol misuse. Some of these include:

  • Naltrexone
  • Disulfiram (Antabuse)
  • Nalmefene
  • Acamprosate (campral)

Medication is always required for heroin detox. For someone suffering from heroin addiction, the thought of detoxification (detox) can be exceptionally daunting. Withdrawal symptoms from opiates, such as heroin, can be severe and include pain, vomiting, nausea and shaking.

There are different ways that heroin detox can be carried out, most usually either ‘maintenance therapy’ or ‘full medical detox’.

Attempting to switch from heroin to a heroin substitute, usually on a controlled prescription, is known as Maintenance therapy. Subsites used are most often methadone or buprenorphine.

A full medical detox from heroin will always be carried out in a residential rehab setting and will allow the individual to switch form heroin to a substitute and slowly withdraw completing treatment free of all substances. Someone using a heroin substitute can choose to have a full medical detox at any time, however detoxing substances such a methadone can often add to the length of detox required. Drugs most commonly used to fully detox from heroin are, Subutex, Suboxone and Methadone. Much like alcohol, the exact drugs used will be dependent on the individuals needs/medical history.

Once detoxed from heroin the risk of overdose is much higher following relapse due to tolerance following withdrawal.

The length of treatment in a residential rehab depends on a number of elements. Some substances require longer periods of detox than others.

Private paying patients will also often choose a length of stay that suites their therapeutic and financial needs. As a rule, a full treatment program in a rehab is considered to be 28 days (often referred to as a month), however, treatment is offered in several different ways and lengths starting at 7 days.

Treating alcohol addiction will always require a minimum of 7-10 days, this would be considered the detoxification (detox) faze. The length required for treating drug addiction can vary drastically depending on the substance being used. Detox for Heroin addiction is generally around 14 days minimum, with more time required if substances such a methadone are being used. Treating prescription drug addiction can often take the longest. The time required for treating gambling addiction, eating disorders and sex addiction will be based on the individuals needs.

Rehab programs can be as long as an individual requires but primary treatment is normally caped at 12 weeks, with the offering for further secondary and tertiary treatment thereafter.

*based on average rehab stays, everyone will vary dependant on needs and medical requirement/history.

There is no need for your employer to know that you are seeking help for trauma and addiction unless you choose to involve them with the process. All employers should have a policy that explains what you do if you cannot come to work due to illness – illness to include treating alcohol addiction/treating drug addiction.

If your work absence extends over 7 days your employer is likely to require an official statement of fitness to work which would be obtained from your GP. This would need to supply evidence of your illness as well as any adjustments required for returning to work, fazed return or reduced hours, but does not need to specify in detail the reason why you have been absent.

If you are absent from work for 7 days of less, for example entering rehab for a detoxification (detox) on a Saturday for 7-10 days taking a full week away from work, you can self-certify your illness by letting your employer work you will not be attending work for that period of time. Exactly how an individual would do this would be dependent on a specific companies’ policies on taking sick leave.

Any time longer than 7 days it is likely an employer will require a note from the individuals GP certifying their sickness and a fit note on return. Most companies have a clearly outlined policy on sickness and receiving sick pay so the exact requirement can vary. A rehab will always be willing to advise on time off work.

How much does rehab cost is a very frequently asked question. The cost of treatment can range from £1,000 per week upwards depending on the place, with luxury rehab being the most expensive.

There are free options available on the NHS but the waitlist of those looking for free treatment is longer than that for privately paying patients. Some private health insurance policies will cover treatment in some rehabs around the country.

Choosing the right rehab centre will often be based on priced but it is important to follow guidance on the most suitable treatment centre for an individual’s needs which our expert team of advisers are on hand to offer.

There are certainly pro’s for both treatment near by and traveling for treatment with one of the most asked question being should I get rehab near me? There are rehabs all over the UK and around the world that all offer expert programs, let’s look at how to choose a rehab.

Local treatment

Being close to home gives certainly has benefits. Visitors are normally permitted in rehab following the first 7 days stay, therefore if an individual is in treatment for a length of time longer than that being local will make it easier for loved ones to visit.

Most rehab centres will also provide a full aftercare plan for someone following treatment, this will include ongoing aftercare in the specific treatment centre. Living close by can make it easy to take full advantage of ongoing aftercare. There can also often be the option for ongoing care with an individual therapist, again being close by will allow that treatment to be carried out face to face.

Some individuals wish to be local but are willing to look broader, for instance the greater city of residence (London, Manchester, Liverpool, etc)

Treatment Away

Getting treatment away from home can be very appealing to some. Being out of the local area makes it a lot harder to just walk out of treatment as resources locally are unknown. Some also take comfort in knowing that they are not near home and focus more on treatment.

As the price for treatment can vary so much from one residential treatment centre to another, private paying patients often would rather travel to keep the cost down. Those using private health insurance may also have to travel to find a treatment centre covered in their policy.

When opting for treatment away from home this can be anywhere in the UK and also abroad. Aftercare can still be carried out and very successful using tools such as The Online Rehab.

There is no right or wrong when choosing where to go to residential rehab, but our expert advisors are always on hand to help provide information on all possible options.

Whilst millions of people in the UK have taken recreational drugs (amphetamine, cannabis, cocaine, crack, crystal meth, GHB, heron, ketamine, methadone, and prescription drugs) and drank alcohol not all become ‘addicted’. Most recent reports show that 279,793 individuals were in contact with drug and alcohol misuse services in the last year with over half of that being from opiate addiction and a quarter for alcohol.

There are several risk factors invoiced in addiction and those using drugs and alcohol socially, simply take the risk. These risks are as follows;

Tolerance – basically, if a substance is used repeatedly an individual’s tolerance to it will build. This will result in more of the same substance being required to get the same effect. In the long run this can easily lead to addiction and physical dependencies.

Environmental risks – these can include influences such a peer pressure and stress as well as physical or mental abuse of an individual (particularly as a child). Overall, those who live with frequent pressures and stress are more likely to reach for a substance to cope and are therefore at higher risk of becoming addicted.

Drug type – it is very well known that certain drugs are simply more addictive than others. Using substances such as heroin increases the risk of becoming addicted for need to ‘chase’ a high as well as physical dependency.

Drug administration – how a drug is administered can affect its addictive qualities. A drug injected rather than smoked or snorted will release a quicker and more intense high thus making it psychologically (and in many cases physically) more addictive.

Biological factors – it is now widely reported that being an addict is not only psychological but also biological. This includes your genetic makeup, mental health, sex and age. It is also reported to be 8 times more likely for the child of an addict to become an addict themselves.

Its believed that addiction is approximately half genetics and therefore some are 50% more likely to become addicted than others.

How do you help a loved one trapped in addiction?

The first step is to help and encourage the individual to become willing to accept help. They do not need to be shouting this off the rooftops, but they do need to be willing to go into treatment. There are ways to help someone become willing to get treatment for alcohol or treatment for drugs.

Set boundaries – set boundaries and stick to them. Once you have laid them out follow through with whatever consequences you have set however hard it is.

Stop finances – if you are financially supporting someone stopping these finances can be the quickest way for the addict needing to ask for help. With no money to acquire a substance an addict’s options become very limited.

Intervention – getting together with other family members/friends/colleagues and staging an intervention is often very successful in the fist stage of acceptance and gaining an admission to residential rehab.

You can’t make them quit, this can lead to dangerous withdrawal. Boundaries are very important in helping someone become willing to get help. Unfortunately you cannot do someone’s recovery for them and without self-motivation it is very hard to make it work.

The next step is to call our highly trained advisers 0203 955 7700.

There is a huge range of rehab options available and where to start can be completely over whelming so let us help.