Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Cardiff
It’s perfectly normal to be apprehensive about reaching out for help when you suspect that your drug or alcohol use has spiralled into addiction. Aside from the fact that addiction problems can be difficult to admit to both ourselves and others, not knowing what sort of treatment would help you or what to expect, can cause anxiety and lead to a feeling of overwhelm.
Here at OK Rehab, we are glad to hear that you are looking for treatment for your addiction and look forward to being able to help you find it. Our confidential helpline is available day and night, so whenever you feel ready, reach out for a confidential chat on 0800 326 5559.
Our addiction treatment advocacy and referral service is provided by those who are in recovery themselves, so are well placed to help you and understand what you are going through.
Whether you need help in determining the best course of treatment, with finding a local treatment facility in Cardiff or the surrounding areas or simply reassurance about the whole drug and alcohol rehab process, we’re here to listen, advise and support you.
How OK Rehab can find a rehab centre in Cardiff that’s suited to your needs
OK Rehab has a wide range of partner rehab facilities across the entire UK, so whether you’re looking to recover close to home in Cardiff, or further afield, we know the right treatment centre for you. All of our partner rehab facilities offer a high standard of care, which is fiercely regulated by the CQC (Care Quality Commission).
They offer leading treatments and highly experienced medically trained staff.
We will take you through a short assessment to help determine the severity of your addiction problem, which will enable us to recommend the best treatment option. Once you’re happy with that, we can find a partner facility that is either local to you in Cardiff, or in the wider Wales area, based on your preference.
With facilities also available in the following locations:
- Colwyn Bay
Outpatient addiction treatment versus residential rehab, which is the right choice?
As well as location, there are a wide number of other options to consider when it comes to choosing addiction treatment. Perhaps the most important of these choices, is whether to attend a community-based outpatient rehab treatment programme, or opt for a private residential rehab stay. Your choice will depend on your personal circumstances and the nature of your addiction.
Our assessment will help us to recommend the treatment that has the best likelihood of helping you to achieve long-term, sustainable recovery. For most people, this recommendation will probably be a residential rehab programme. There are a number of reasons for this, which predominantly are based on the results achievable.
If you have a very mild addiction, perhaps your drug or alcohol use has just begun to veer out of control and you are concerned about it worsening, it may be possible to achieve recovery through outpatient addiction treatments.
They can also be beneficial to those who have no possibility of attending a residential rehab course, due to life commitments such as parenting, or a lack of budget. The main reason that this course of treatment will not be recommended for more substantial addiction problems, however, is that it requires a huge amount of self-control.
This attribute is not commonly displayed by those struggling with addiction, so the chance of success is, unfortunately, fairly low.
Private residential rehab has proven time and time again to offer the best possible opportunity of recovery for those with drug and alcohol addictions. There are a number of reasons why this is the case, here are just some of them:
- They offer a high standard of professional care from experienced staff who are experts in the field
- The environment is designed for recovery and offers a calm and secluded location away from your triggers and daily life
- You will have a tailoreded treatment plan, which is designed based on your addiction experience
- Treatment and monitoring is available around the clock for the duration of your stay
- Both psychological and physical aspects of addiction will be tackled
- You will provide with access to ongoing aftercare services
What can I expect from a residential Rehab programme?
Once you have your personally tailored treatment programme, you will have a better idea of the whole process. This will be provided to you on admission to rehab and all aspects of the treatment explained in detail.
The first part of your treatment will entail medically assisted detox. This provides the safest possible method of detoxing from drugs and alcohol, following NICE guidelines. Detox causes a range of withdrawal symptoms, some of which are potentially life-threatening, so having medically trained support will be a comfort. The clinic staff will also attempt to minimise your withdrawal symptoms through the use of medication, where possible.
Following on from your detox, the next part of your treatment will address the psychological aspect of your addiction. This will be achieved through a range of therapy sessions, with the overall goal being to establish any potential reasons for the development of your addiction problem, looking at your triggers and learning how to refocus your habits on healthier alternatives.
You will also learn more about your disease, how to maintain your sobriety in the outside world and develop a relapse prevention plan.
The types of therapy sessions used will depend on your personal plan, but are likely to include:
- Cognitive behavioural therapy
- Dialectical behavioural therapy
- One to one counselling and psychotherapy
- Family therapy
- Group therapy
- Educational lectures
- Alternative therapy, such as reiki or art
How long will I need to stay?
The length of your treatment will depend on a number of factors, including the severity of your addiction, whether you have any pre-existing health conditions and your commitment to your own recovery. A typical residential rehab treatment programme will last for around 28 days, although flexibility should be allowed, as your discharge date can change, based on your regularly assessed performance throughout the programme.
The detox aspect of your stay will usually be between 5 and 10 days, depending on the type of substances that you are detoxing from. This gives adequate time for the gradual and safe reduction of substances, minimising risk and the chance for relapse.
What will happen when I leave rehab?
All of our partner facilities, both in Cardiff and across the UK, offer proven holistic addiction recovery treatment, which offers you the best chance of getting sober and staying sober.
You’ll leave rehab with the tools and knowledge that you need to maintain sobriety in the long term, and whilst this may seem like an impossible task now, your mentality and confidence will have greatly improved by the time you leave.
Of course, after a residential stay where you are fully supported, it can be daunting to go it alone straight away when you leave. That’s why all residential addiction treatment programmes offered through our partner facilities provide extensive aftercare services.
You will be able to attend regular reviews at the treatment centre, as well as receiving signposting to a range of Cardiff-based abstinence group sessions, such as Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous.
Speak to OK Rehab today
At OK Rehab we are referral specialists, and our relationships with local Cardiff addiction recovery facilities mean that we can help with your pre-admission to get you onto the right treatment programme for you, sooner, rather than later. There’s no need to obtain a GP referral and you won’t be subjected to lengthy NHS waiting lists.
One of the main factors in achieving success through addiction recovery treatment is not only your own commitment and motivation to recover but the ability to receive your treatment as soon as you have made that choice. Don’t delay contacting us and risk the chance that you will change your mind in the future.
You’ve made the most important and beneficial decision of your life, now it’s time to follow through on that. Speak to our team on 0800 326 5559 now.