Rehab 4 Addiction

Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Wales

Rehab 4 Addiction offers professional drug and alcohol treatment solutions throughout Wales.

Our approved treatment centres offer residential treatment to suit all possible tastes and budgets.

We offer treatment on both an inpatient and outpatient basis through our vast network of drug and alcohol therapists and counsellors.

These therapists are accessible from anywhere in Wales.

To book into a Wales-based drug or alcohol rehab, call us today on 0800 140 4690 for an assessment.

Rehab in Wales: the admission process

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Your first port of call is ringing Rehab 4 Addiction on 0800 140 4690.

You will get through to one of our specialist team, who will be able to begin your referral consultation whenever you are ready.

This involves us asking some basic questions about your current circumstances, as well as the specifics of your addiction and substance abuse habits.

Once we have enough information about you, we can make a suggestion on a clinic, and tell you more detailed information about practical things like costing and timeframe.

If you are happy to take our recommendation, we can make the necessary arrangements and have you there within just a few days.

When you arrive at the clinic, you will be greeted by staff and introduced to the facility.

When you have settled into your new surroundings, you will be assessed by the mental health team who operate on-site.

The purpose of this exercise is to assess your wellbeing, as well as carry out a risk assessment to ensure that you get the right kind of care and mental health treatment.

The clinic takes its duty of care towards you very seriously, so this is an essential part of the process.

Through consultation, the mental health team will aim to get to know you a bit better and will keep that information in mind when putting together your treatment plan.

Once you have concluded your assessment, you will soon go into detox, which will be handled in a different manner depending on the specific drugs you have been abusing.

This is one of the reasons why it is very important, to be honest during your consultations and assessments.

There is no judgment in this environment, and you won’t be in any kind of trouble for admitting to using a certain substance – we just want to be sure that you get the right treatment and care.

Once detox is finished, you will move on to your personalised therapy plan, which will take up the remaining weeks of your rehab stay.

This includes your preparation for re-entering the wider world.

We go into all of this in greater detail in the sections below.

Please call our 24-Hour Helpline: 0800 140 4690

How long does rehab last?

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Understandably, is one of our most frequently asked questions.

In total, rehab treatment takes around 28 days to complete, from admission to discharge.

This covers your initial assessment upon arrival, your detox, your therapy plan, and preparation for re-joining the wider world.

There are some instances where a person can take longer than 28 days to complete rehab.

This is usually because of complications during the detox phase of treatment.

For example, if a patient has been abusing alcohol or opiates for many years and/or at a high level, it is likely that their withdrawal symptoms will be more severe and last longer than that of the other patients.

This could mean that they spend longer in detox before starting therapy, which in turn could mean that their overall stay is slightly longer.

Generally speaking, it shouldn’t take more than about a month to complete a course of rehab.

Many people are apprehensive about leaving their regular lives behind for a month, perhaps because they have responsibilities such as children or work clients, or they are worried that they might lose their job or fall behind in their careers.

It is perfectly natural to have anxieties like this, but we encourage you to think of rehab as an investment in yourself.

If you have accepted and acknowledged that you have a substance abuse problem, the reality is that it’s not going to get better by itself.

Even if you manage to function in addiction and take care of your responsibilities, that may not always be the case, and it is better to address the problem sooner rather than later.

As part of our service, we can provide free advice on how to arrange care for dependents while you’re away at rehab, or how to broach the subject of rehab with your employer.

Please call our 24-Hour Helpline: 0800 140 4690

The risks of an unmanaged alcohol withdrawal

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Getting into recovery isn’t just about getting sober, but that is the first part of the journey.

It is important for us to emphasise that trying to detox from alcohol alone, without any medical guidance or medication, is extremely dangerous, and should always be avoided.

With anyone going through alcohol withdrawal, there is always the danger of seizures if withdrawal is not properly managed.

In some cases, these seizures can even be fatal.

The best course of action for anyone looking to get off alcohol is to do so at rehab, under the watch of medical professionals who specialise in alcohol detox.

This is particularly true for those who have been drinking for a long time, and/or whose alcohol intake has been at the extreme end of the spectrum.

At rehab, your alcohol detox will be managed carefully, likely with the use of a medication called Librium, which is a sedative commonly used to mitigate symptoms of alcohol withdrawal.

This drug is not available over the counter and has to be administered under the guidance of professionals.

Alcohol withdrawal symptoms can be particularly unpleasant, both physically and psychologically.

On the physical side, you can expect:

  • Sweating
  • Vomiting
  • Muscle spasms
  • Headaches
  • And fever.

In terms of your mental health, there is the likelihood of:

The longer you have been abusing alcohol, the more severe your symptoms are likely to be.

This is why extreme drinkers are best off recovering in rehab.

Please call our 24-Hour Helpline: 0800 140 4690

Drug & Alcohol Withdrawal symptom treatment in Wales

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When your detox begins, we monitor your withdrawal symptoms closely. A psychiatrist may write up a prescription of Librium or Diazepam.

You also receive daily supplements of thiamine or alternatively a vitamin B injection.

This helps restore vitamin B levels in the brain since drug and alcohol addiction strip the brain of this essential vitamin.

You may also be prescribed Acamprosate or Naltrexone if you are addicted to an opiate such as heroin or methadone.

These drugs reduce withdrawal symptoms typically experienced during detox.

Our partner rehab clinics in Wales employ expert nurses and support workers who will monitor your progress throughout the ‘acute’ detox period.

Detox typically requires around five days to complete, although we insist you remain in our care for a further five days at the very least so that we may monitor your progress.

We offer a handy guide to the alcohol detox process here.

Following detoxification, many patients remain in our care for up to around twenty-eight days.

This allows enough time for full rehabilitation to take place.

Please call our 24-Hour Helpline: 0800 140 4690

Alcohol home detox in Wales

For those levels of alcohol abuse is on the less severe end of the spectrum, it may be possible for us to arrange a home detox procedure.

Doing a full course of rehab at home is not a possibility, but in some cases, the detox part of treatment can be carried out this way.

However, there are very strict eligibility criteria that must be met for this to be an option.

First of all, the person must have an alcohol intake that is lower than 30 units per day.

They must also not identify as high-risk during their assessment.

If you meet these criteria, then it can be arranged for a course of Librium to be sent out to you, along with detailed instructions on how to get through detox.

Some people prefer this option because it is considerably cheaper than rehab – however, it is worth keeping in mind that you will not have the advantage of being under medical supervision as you recover.

You will also not have the benefit of the rest of the rehab treatment, which will dramatically increase your chances of staying sober for the long term.

Everyone has different circumstances, and what works for one person may not for another.

Whether or not home alcohol detox is appropriate for you is something that can be discussed during your telephone consultation.

Please call our 24-Hour Helpline: 0800 140 4690

Cocaine rehab in Wales

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Cocaine use is widespread in the UK and is heavily associated with nightlife in the UK.

Often seen as a ‘party drug’, many people will take a line of cocaine as casually as they would drink a pint of lager.

However, it doesn’t take much for so-called ‘casual’ use to descend into a full-blown addiction.

This can cause all kinds of problems for the user, in terms of their health, their finances, and their relationships.

Cocaine is an inherently dangerous substance, and even healthy people run the risk of heart attacks when using it.

Cocaine abuse can also cause mental health issues such as paranoia, anxiety, and depression.

What’s more, it can cause a person to become obnoxious, aggressive, and self-centred.

It goes without saying that this can make a person very unpleasant to be around.

Cocaine detox is available at the vast majority of rehab centres in the country.

As with any other illicit substance, you should not try to detox from cocaine on your own.

Cocaine withdrawal is slightly different from withdrawing from other class A drugs, in that major physical withdrawal symptoms are not as common.

However, cocaine withdrawal can present any number of psychological symptoms, which will need to be managed carefully for the sake of your wellbeing.

This can include:

  • Difficulty focusing
  • Restlessness
  • Exhaustion
  • Suicidality
  • Intense cravings for cocaine
  • And the inability to experience sexual arousal.

This can be a lot for a person to deal with at once, so it is best to have help from the professionals at rehab.

After your cocaine detox is over, you will be able to move on to your therapy plan, where you will address the issues that may have driven you to use cocaine in the first place.

This process will not be easy and could bring up some difficult issues, but you will have help from industry-leading mental health professionals.

If you do get into recovery, you will likely find that you experience marked health and lifestyle benefits from quitting cocaine.

As well as improving your physical health, you will be much more pleasant to be around, and it is likely that your relationships will change for the better.

On top of this, think of all the money you could save if you never again had to buy cocaine, the most expensive illegal drug there is.

Please call our 24-Hour Helpline: 0800 140 4690

Heroin rehab in Wales

Heroin is the most commonly abused opiate in the world, and as well as being highly addictive, is incredibly dangerous.

All users run the risk of overdose, while the withdrawal symptoms experienced between fixes can be unbearable, resulting in a downward spiral of addiction.

Coming off heroin safely is not something that can be done willy-nilly – it takes proper care, treatment, and preparation.

If you are looking to detox from heroin and get into recovery, the best thing to do is go to residential rehab.

Since we set up in the year 2000, we have provided referrals for thousands of people in heroin addiction, and we can do the same for you.

Heroin detox can be very challenging, and always carries a high risk of severe withdrawal symptoms.

This can include:

  • Vomiting
  • Sweating
  • Shaking
  • Muscle cramps
  • Chronic headaches

and more.

This is why it is so important to have your symptoms managed and treated by medical professionals, which will be the case at rehab.

The detox team will be able to help you through the pain barrier safely, with the use of medications if appropriate.

In heroin detox, medications like Subutex or Methadone are usually used to lessen the impact of withdrawal.

To reiterate, you should always leave detox to the professional medical staff – do not attempt to do it by yourself.

You don’t have to lessen your intake of any substances before arriving at rehab.

It is well-known that heroin is one of the hardest addictions to kick, with some of the toughest withdrawal symptoms imaginable.

However, with the right treatment, it can be done, and you can get into long-term recovery.

After the completion of your heroin detox, which for many is the most intense part of the process, you will move on to the rest of your rehab treatment plan.

Through a combination of therapy, coaching, education, and planning, you will be able to build a new future without heroin or any other substance abuse.

Recovery will not be easy, but millions of people have achieved this, and you can too if you follow the programme and commit to putting the work in.

Please call our 24-Hour Helpline: 0800 140 4690

Cannabis rehab in Wales


Cannabis is often thought of or referred to as a less harmful drug than ‘hard’ drugs like cocaine and heroin.

While the physical symptoms of cannabis use may be lesser, it is certainly not true that cannabis use is harmless.

Aside from sapping many users of motivation, long-term use of cannabis can result in paranoia, schizophrenia, and cognitive impairment.

Cannabis has the ability to take over a person’s life gradually, without it being obvious that they have developed a problem.

It can cause people to become socially withdrawn, which in turn can lead to mental health problems.

Despite myths that it is not addictive, there are people who smoke weed every day and cannot do without it.

If this is the case for you, it is time to accept that you have developed an addiction.

Cannabis addiction can be treated at rehab, just as with any other drug.

The only difference in the beginning stages of treatment is that your detox will be slightly different to those who are withdrawing from heroin, cocaine, or other drugs.

There will not likely be any severe physical withdrawal symptoms when withdrawing from cannabis.

However, there is a high probability of psychological discomfort, which will need to be managed by the professionals at rehab.

This could include things like:

This is not something that anyone should go through alone, so it is best to recover in the safe environment of residential rehab.

Once detox is complete and you have a clearer head, you will move on to therapy, in an effort to get to the bottom of the issues that drive you to use cannabis in the first place.

It may be that your chronic cannabis use is being caused or worsened by some underlying mental health issues, so it is important to identify those issues and address them properly.

You will have help with this from psychologists and counsellors who specialise in treating addiction.

It’s not easy to get through rehab, but the advantages of being sober and clear-headed once you leave will be plentiful.

Think of how much more money you would have, and how much more focused you would be if you never had to buy or use weed again in your life.

All things considered, putting the work in is definitely worthwhile.

Please call our 24-Hour Helpline: 0800 140 4690

Types of therapies on offer in Wales

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Therapy is a huge part of rehab. Rehab is not just about getting clean and sober, it’s also about understanding yourself better so that you are at minimal risk of backsliding into addiction in the future.

Your therapy plan at rehab in Wales will comprise a number of different therapies, all administered by highly-qualified specialised mental health professionals.

Therapies commonly associated with rehab include:

Through a cohesive treatment plan, you will develop a much better understanding of how addiction manifests, and you will healthy coping techniques to combat your own addiction in the future.

Your treatment plan is also likely to include a number of complementary activities which are designed to elevate your overall wellbeing.

Although some of these exercises are not strictly therapy, you may find that they do make you feel a whole lot better, and give you something to apply mindful focus to while you are at rehab.

Activities like this might include:

There are other activities available, but the general aim is the same – to provide you with light exercise and to encourage mindfulness.

These activities are enjoyable in themselves, work as part of your treatment plan, and also may provide you with a new passion or hobby going forward.

As long as you approach them with an open mind, they can be very beneficial.

In your new life in recovery, you will need to develop healthy new habits to apply your focus to – you may find this at rehab.

Please call our 24-Hour Helpline: 0800 140 4690

Family therapy at rehab in Wales

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Substance addiction, and the behaviours that it causes, can do an enormous amount of damage to a person’s relationships with their family and loved ones.

Those in addiction often lie and deceive those around them to hide their problem, perhaps even stealing from family or otherwise harming them in order to get their next fix.

It can take a long time and a lot of effort to rebuild that broken bond of trust.

With this in mind, it is possible to include family therapy sessions within your treatment plan at rehab.

This might involve them coming into the clinic to see you, and having therapy sessions mediated by a mental health professional.

Many people who go through this type of therapy often find it very valuable in terms of healing some of the damage that the relationship has suffered from addiction.

However, it is not for everyone.

We understand that family relationships can be very complicated and that some people may not want to see their family whatsoever.

Please be assured that these types of family therapy sessions only happen with your consent, and if they are judged to be appropriate and constructive in terms of your overall treatment plan.

Please call our 24-Hour Helpline: 0800 140 4690

The importance of dual diagnosis at rehab

People in patterns of substance abuse and addiction will almost always have some kind of underlying mental health problem.

In many cases, this is what drives people to use drugs or alcohol as an escape.

Even if that is not the case, these conditions could be making their addiction much worse now.

This could be either a psychological or neurological issue, which in many cases has yet to be diagnosed.

At rehab, you will be cared for by top mental health professionals, who will be able to diagnose these conditions, along with your addiction (hence ‘dual diagnosis’).

Issues such as depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, and OCD can be diagnosed and treated, including with medication where appropriate.

This can be incredibly valuable in terms of your overall treatment.

It will be much easier to stay in recovery if you have an awareness of your mental health issues, and are getting the right treatment for them.

Please call our 24-Hour Helpline: 0800 140 4690

Relapse prevention planning at rehab

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Rehab is tough, and completing your course of treatment is an amazing achievement that will take a lot of inner strength and determination.

However, it is important to be mindful of the fact that you will soon have to leave the facility and head back into society as a newly-sober person.

Being in recovery is a wonderful thing, but maintaining it will take work and proactive steps.

This is why one of the final things that you do at rehab will be to put together a relapse prevention plan, with the help of one of the mental health staff on site.

This plan will detail proactive and reactive steps that you can take in order to minimise your chances of relapsing.

In terms of proactive steps, the plan might suggest that you attend regular group therapy meetings, such as AA or NA, and/or see a counsellor.

It is important to share with others and get things off your chest in order to maintain your wellbeing.

In terms of reactive steps, you may be advised to stay away from certain places as much as possible, such as bars, pubs, casinos, etc.

You will likely also be advised to be more selective in terms of who you socialise with.

If someone you know is in active addiction, it is best to stay away from them, even if they are a close friend.

This is because their substance abuse has the potential to endanger your own recovery, and that is too big of a risk to take.

These are tough choices to make, but your recovery and wellbeing need to take priority.

Please call our 24-Hour Helpline: 0800 140 4690

A tailored rehabilitation programme in Wales

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When you choose Rehab 4 Addiction for Wales-based drug or alcohol treatment you receive the care and professionalism that’s essential for getting you well and reversing the ill effects of alcoholism and drug addiction.

We believe addiction is a disease that’s curable when the correct combination of detoxification and therapy is utilised.

This approach ensures you simultaneously attack the physical and psychological causes of drug and alcohol addiction.

We believe this approach ensures you receive a well-rounded rehabilitation for your drug and alcohol addiction.

All rehabs in Wales we work with are regulated and regularly inspected by Care Inspectorate Wales.

Please call our 24-Hour Helpline: 0800 140 4690

Addiction therapies we offer in Wales

Treatment approaches we adhere to in Wales include 12-step work, psychotherapy and cognitive behavioural therapy.

We also promote a number of holistic therapies such as yoga, mindfulness and Reiki.

These varied therapy techniques are offered by our partner residential and outpatient treatment centres in Wales.

All of our partner rehab centres offer structured therapy sessions to suit your particular needs.

All centres are regulated by the Care Quality Commission.

Rehabilitation support and aftercare planning in Wales

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The rehabilitation phase of rehab naturally follows on from detoxification.

Rehabilitation includes a range of modern therapy techniques.

These therapies help you identify and overcome your emotional triggers of addiction.

You are also armed with many relaxation and stress management techniques that help you fight the urge to return to drug or alcohol use.

Once your rehabilitation programme draws to a conclusion, we make sure your needs are met once you return home.

We achieve this aim by providing you with a fully tailored relapse prevention and aftercare plan.

This includes weekly aftercare sessions provided on an outpatient basis.

You can learn more about aftercare here.

Please call our 24-Hour Helpline: 0800 140 4690

Is going to rehab really the most suitable option?

Going to rehab isn’t the easiest choice you will likely make this year. You may wonder if going to rehab really is the most suitable option.

When helping people answer this question, we make use of the DMS-5’s guidance in determining the severity of the addiction.

If you feel you are experiencing five or more of the below symptoms of addiction, then your addiction may be considered sufficiently severe to warrant a stay at a residential rehab clinic:

  1. Using more of a substance than planned, or using a substance for a longer interval than desired
  2. Inability to cut down despite desire to do so
  3. Spending a substantial amount of the day obtaining, using, or recovering from substance use
  4. Cravings or intense urges to use
  5. Repeated usage causes or contributes to an inability to meet important social, or professional obligations
  6. Persistent usage despite the user’s knowledge that it is causing frequent problems at work, school, or home
  7. Giving up or cutting back on important social, professional, or leisure activities because of the use
  8. Using in physically hazardous situations, or usage causing physical or mental harm
  9. Persistent use despite the user’s awareness that the substance is causing or at least worsening a physical or mental problem
  10. Tolerance: needing to use increasing amounts of a substance to obtain its desired effects
  11. Withdrawal: a characteristic group of physical effects or symptoms that emerge as the amount of substance in the body decreases

Please call our 24-Hour Helpline: 0800 140 4690

I can’t afford private residential rehab. What are my options?


Residential rehab treatment at a private clinic is not free. The typical price of a 10-day rehab is around £3,000.

It is entirely true that not everyone in need of treatment is in a financial position to pay for this treatment.

One more affordable option is to undergo a detox from home. A typical alcohol detox costs around £1500.

You will be given the same medications available at a residential rehab.

However, you must meet certain criteria before this is offered.

At Rehab 4 Addiction, we are able to organise a home detox. Please contact us today to find out more.

Council-funded treatment may also be available.

You can ask for a GP referral or contact these organisations yourself.

Please call our 24-Hour Helpline: 0800 140 4690

What about an NHS detox?

It’s also possible to undergo a detox via an NHS Alcohol Care Team (ACT), but this is generally only available if your symptoms are sufficiently severe.

It is generally not recommended to allow your addiction to progress to this stage, because you will likely inflict lasting damage to your organs.

The first step is to register with a local drug and alcohol service.

Often, the criteria to access NHS support is a roadblock, because your situation will need to be considered an emergency.

Strict triaging rules often mean very few are eligible for this support.

If you are struggling to get a loved one into rehab


Often the person experiencing the addiction will deny the very existence of the problem.

If your loved one is in denial, then your first port of call should be to contact a professional addiction interventionist.

You can locate a BACP registered interventionist by contacting us today.

We provide additional information on the work of an interventionist here.

Please call our 24-Hour Helpline: 0800 140 4690

What about Alcoholics Anonymous and other mutual support groups?

Mutual support groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) operate throughout both North, South and Mid-Wales.

These groups offer help and support to those affected by alcoholism and drug addiction, and this service is entirely free of charge.

Both AA and NA offer the famous 12-step programme. We offer a helpful guide to the 12-step programme here.

We recommend 12-step meetings for those who are actively ‘in recovery’.

If you are still using drugs or drinking alcohol, then we would recommend you complete detoxification and rehabilitation before tackling 12 step meetings.

Call today in total confidence

If you would like to learn more about our drug and alcohol treatment offerings in Wales, call today in confidence by dialling 0800 140 4690.

We accept patients via NHS referrals, private paying patients and patients paying via a policy of medical insurance.

For a rapid response, please complete the enquiry form.

Rehab 4 Addiction officers a range of addiction treatments in Wales, including Monmouthshire, Glamorgan, Cardiff, Swansea, Wrexham, Aberystwyth, Rhyl, Powys, Pembrokeshire, North Wales, Newport, Llandudno, Gwynedd, Conway, Colwyn Bay, Bangor, and Anglesey.

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