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Drug & Alcohol Rehab Wrexham

If you or someone you know is dealing with the burden of addiction, it can feel like you’re on your own. However, in Wrexham, help is out there. Here, at Help4addiction, we can help those living with drug and alcohol addictions find the assistance that’s best suited to your needs, as well as the most cost-effective options available.

We offer independent, free advice on a range of treatment options, with strong links to alcohol and drug rehab facilities in Wrexham, outpatient services, therapy providers, counsellors, and more. Here are just some of the options available if you need help with addiction.

Inpatient facilities

For many people struggling with addiction, one of the most helpful first steps you might take is to get away from the pressures and distractions of life that can make recovery difficult. Inpatient facilities offer the opportunity to focus on getting better alone, away from work, school, family, friends, and the different triggers that might lead to a relapse.

Different inpatient facilities for drug rehab in Wrexham have different approaches to treatment, but many use a mixture of detox, group therapy, counselling, and the development of mental techniques that can help you identify and be aware of triggers, as well as long-term planning on how to remove them from your life. A stay in an inpatient or residential facility may last as little as few days to as long as several months, depending on the nature of the addiction and any issues related to the addiction, such as depression or anxiety, that may be a factor in recovery.

Outpatient treatment

Those that have good support from home or responsibilities such as work or school that they simply cannot get away from may also want to look into outpatient treatment from a clinic or treatment centre. In these settings, you can be treated when best suits you, without staying overnight. For instance, you may seek treatment at an outpatient clinic that could involve sessions of three hours three times a week.

Many of the treatments offered by outpatient services are much the same as you might expect from inpatient facilities. A focus on individual counselling, group therapy, education about the nature of your addiction, and treatment to help with any issues that might link with your addiction. Whether inpatient or outpatient is best depends a lot on your individual circumstances. While many may prefer the sound of being able to live freely while seeking treatment, there’s no denying that the safe environment provided by inpatient facilities may be what’s best for you. On the other hand, those with strong and caring support structures around them may be best suited for outpatient treatment.

Sober living communities

Often used alongside or after treatment from another form of treatment, sober living communities from drug and alcohol rehab in Wrexham (also known as sober houses or halfway houses) can help people make a more gradual change from a controlled, safe environment into the real world. Sometimes, those who have sought treatment from inpatient facilities may have trouble facing the pressures of the outside world and the temptations that may come their way.

Sober living communities give you the opportunity to practice the self-care habits you have learned during treatment while still being free to push forward with your life, whether it’s through education, your occupation, or building relationships. Being surrounded by like-minded individuals in a drug and alcohol-free environment can help provide some accountability and the space needed to cut off toxic relationships and build a healthy life balance that allows you to later integrate more completely.

Counselling

Regardless of which kind of treatment services you choose, many of the techniques used to help you may be similar, with the environment being the major difference. There are different kinds of addiction treatment counselling on offer that aim to address not just the addiction itself, but mental and emotional factors that tie into it. Drug and alcohol use have very strong links to stress, anxiety, and depression, while factors like environments and contacts in your life can have an effect on your addiction and how you experience it.

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is an example of counselling that can help you learn more about your moods, thoughts, and circumstances that can lead to addiction cravings. By being more aware of triggers and learning how to replace negative thoughts and habits with positive ones, you can build defences against potential relapses. Couples and family therapy, on the other hand, can focus on building strong relationships with those closest to you so they are able to provide the kind of support you need, helping to combat the addiction while also starting to heal the damage it may have caused in your personal life.

Group therapy

There are also different kinds of group therapy on offer at different facilities. Cognitive behavioural groups take the CBT approach with a leader taking the group through the stages of building better habits and actions to reinforce skills that help you stay clean. Support groups are a common and effective way to let members of the group play an active role in one another’s recovery. Sharing experiences and challenging negative behaviours and excuse-making can be helpful in providing a perspective that allows you to better understand and remedy your own addiction.

Detox

A detox is often involved as one of the first steps of alcohol and drug addiction. The aim is to help the body rid itself of the affecting substance completely, to better aid the long-term recovery that comes after. Depending on the severity of the addiction, this may be best done in an inpatient facility where support staff can keep an eye on your and ensure that the process is safe and as comfortable as possible, though home detox kits may also be an option. During the detox process, many people suffer from both physical and mental withdrawal symptoms which can include sweating, nausea, anxiety, and pain. During this process, these symptoms can be managed with the help of medication, so detoxing with professional help on hand is usually recommended.

The first step to getting the help you need with alcohol and drug addiction is to ask for it. If you’re not certain where to do it, Help4addiction might be the first place to look. Get in touch with us on 0203 955 7700 for free, impartial advice on which step might be best suited to your needs.

 

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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.