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Drug & Alcohol Rehab Centres, Counselling, & Support

Find help and support for addiction in your local area

    There are many people in Anglesey suffering from addictions to drugs and alcohol. The way substances claw into your mind and body is extremely serious and damaging.

    When you take a toxic substance regularly for a long period, it will result in health risks. Sadly, not many people understand the gravity of the associated health risks before they experiment with substances. By the time people start to become aware of these, it’s very common for addiction to have already developed.

    Addiction isn’t a condition that can just be fixed quickly. It’s a disease which causes and exacerbates the development of many chronic illnesses. For many, this will devastatingly lead to the end of their lives.

    There are thousands of people throughout the UK, though, each year who make the conscientious decision to try and overcome the addiction.

    People who want to heal are capable of regaining much of their health if they replace the substances with healthy nourishment and exercise. The body is miraculously adept at rebuilding to better health if a person is determined to do so and does everything required.

    A call to OK Rehab at 0800 326 5559 can support you to take the next step towards a healthy life.

    What Makes a Person Use Alcohol and Drugs in the First Place?

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    As mentioned earlier, people aren’t always aware of how serious the effects of psychoactive substances can become. Many, when first trying alcohol or drugs, will focus on what are seen as desired effects.

    Desired effects include:

    • Feeling high.
    • Increasing confidence.
    • Feeling excited.
    • Getting more energy.
    • Pain reduction.
    • Reducing anxiety.
    • Feeling relaxed.
    • Fitting in with others who are using.

    Along with the factors that draw people in, there are internal and external factors which make a person more likely to return to the substance in the future. This is because the desired effects might make their lives feel easier to experience.

    When people have mental health problems they can be more likely to return to a substance for mainly one of two reasons: 1) to reduce the symptoms of their mental health and, 2) to have something to “look forward to”.

    Some people have neural pathways in the brain that make them more likely to develop an addiction. This can be linked to how the brain developed during childhood (often linked to trauma) as well as being genetically predisposed. Addiction, after all, does tend to run through families.

    When people have friends and family members who use drink and drugs, they are also at an increased risk of doing so. This can be due to the behaviours being normalised as part of everyday life.

    Call 0800 326 5559 to speak with OK Rehab and learn more about Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Anglesey.

    What Happens When People Use Substances Regularly?

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    In the case of the addicted person where drugs or alcohol are used regularly, they soon lose the associated desired effects they initially sought. Drugs and alcohol create physiological responses in the body that make a person feel like they need them. This is because of the uncomfortable withdrawal period. In some cases, people do physically dependent on drugs and alcohol.

    With more and more use, people begin to need more of the substance to feel any effect. This is what is known as the development of tolerance. What a person uses when they first try a substance can be minimal in comparison to a person who has used a drug for years. This is especially witnessed in the case of ketamine.

    With ketamine, a person who is first trying the substance in powder form might take a pinch-worth and feel very extreme tranquilising effects. Very quickly, however, with daily use, a person might sniff an entire gram in one go and remain standing although appearing dazed.

    For the person experiencing addiction, the increased use of substances and the build-up of toxins create huge damage to the body internally.

    Call 0800 326 5559 to speak with OK Rehab and learn more about Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Anglesey.

    What Prevents a Person From Being Able to “Just Stop” Using Drugs or Drinking?

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    For many onlookers, who often include people’s families, they’ll find it difficult to understand what stops a person from not using substances.

    This can be especially the case if the person has tried it themselves and not been tempted to repeat the behaviour as well as for people who don’t have much knowledge or understanding of drugs, addiction, and human psychology, neurology, and physiology.

    As a disease, addiction affects the chemical balances in the brain and hormonal balances in the thyroid. It can also change the structure of the brain and it alters the functioning of the bodily organs.

    Where all this takes place, the mind and body are adapted to accommodate the substance. Thereafter, when the substance has been removed the mind and body can experience dangerous effects as they have come to rely on the substances.

    For people who have experienced trauma, distressing events, and mental health problems, these desired effects as well as withdrawal effects are amplified.

    It’s only through rehabilitation support that addiction can be treated effectively and lead to a life of deep healing and recovery.

    Call 0800 326 5559 to speak with OK Rehab and learn more about Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Anglesey.

    What Treatments Are Used to Support a Person in Recovery?

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    In the Anglesey area, there is a great offering of treatments that you can access to support your journey of recovery. Before you think about what these are, it’s important you consider the severity of your alcohol and drug use.

    Many people who have addictions will have an idea of what an “addict” looks like in their minds. This isn’t helpful and it can prevent you from being honest with yourself. The fact of the matter is, addiction is where you use substances regularly and can’t go without them. They’re also likely to be causing problems for you, your health, your finances, and those close to you.

    To recover, you need a treatment programme that will address your physical, mental, and social self. This is what makes private rehab clinics so effective. They have a team of professionals on-site at all times who specialise in these different areas.

    With a thorough approach, your recovery can begin and you can start a life of meaning, value, and much better health.

    Statutory-Funded Addiction Programmes Near Anglesey

    Here are a few options near you.


    1. Kaleidoscope Project Ynys Môn

    Address: 1 Glanhwfa Rd, Llangefni LL77 7EN

    Telephone: 01492 556776


    2. North Wales Recovery Communities

    Address: Penrhyn House, Bangor LL57 1PZ

    Telephone: 01248 352771


    3. The Young Persons Substance Misuse Service

    Address: 68 Conway Rd, Colwyn Bay LL29 7LD

    Telephone: 01492 536079

    Additionally, there are more helplines such as Mind UKYoungMindsRethink Mental IllnessSamaritansPapyrus and SMART Recovery that will also help with your recovery.

    Or find an Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous or Cocaine Anonymous near you. The NHS are also there to help you.

    We also offer services across Anglesey, including Amlwch, Beaumaris, Benllech, Cemaes, Gwalchmai, Llangefni, Menai Bridge, Pentraeth, Rhosneigr and more.

    Call 0800 326 5559 to speak with OK Rehab and learn more about Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Anglesey.



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