Clwyd is a preserved county of Wales named after the river that runs through much of the region. It is the River Clwyd that is responsible for the rich agricultural land and beautiful countryside Clwyd is known for. Yet with all the positive things that the region has to offer, substance abuse and addiction are ever-present.
Addiction is a very personal problem that does not discriminate. That is why Addiction Helper is committed to providing our free and confidential services throughout the UK. If you are living in Clwyd, our services are available to you as well. We can help you locate and access a drug or alcohol treatment programme in your area. We work with private clinics, charities, professional counsellors and other service providers to help those in need.
You Are Important to Us
Most of our clients are individuals who have come to terms with the fact that they have a drug or alcohol problem. Some are in the early stages of substance abuse while others are suffering from full-blown addiction. The good news is that we have treatment programmes suitable for nearly any circumstance. We only need an opportunity to speak with you to determine how you would be best served. We offer treatment programmes for:
- alcohol misuse and dependence
- illicit drugs such as cannabis, heroin, and cocaine
- prescription drugs such as painkillers and sleeping pills
- over-the-counter medications
- ‘legal high’ substances
- household solvents and chemicals.
Some of the treatment centres we work with offer additional services for compulsive behaviours (like gambling or sex) and dual diagnosis scenarios. A dual diagnosis involves the combination of a substance addiction and a lingering mental illness. Heroin use and a bipolar diagnosis would be one example.
In addition to substance abusers and addicts, we also help their family members. Some of the people who call us are exasperated from trying to protect their families while living with an addict. We come alongside to help them find counselling and other support. Whether you are an addict or a family member, we can help.
You or your loved one may be a candidate for outpatient treatment if a substance abuse problem is not too severe. Outpatient treatment is routinely provided by the NHS, local charities, and support groups. Having said that, we usually recommend residential treatment as the preferred course of action. It has been our experience that residential treatment is more effective in treating mild to severe addiction.
Here is what you need to know about residential treatment:
- Treatment Length – The length of treatment at a residential facility varies from one clinic to the next. The shortest of programmes can be finished in about three weeks; longer programmes can take up to 12 weeks. We can help you find treatment with a length appropriate to your circumstances
- Treatment Methods – Most of the private clinics in the UK base treatments on the 12-step method devised by Alcoholics Anonymous in the 1930s. They enhance 12-step work with a combination of additional treatments that can include things such as cognitive behavioural therapy, exercise therapy, art or music therapy, etc. There are dozens of treatments that can be employed.
- Treatment Cost – Clients must pay for residential treatment as opposed to the free treatment offered by the NHS. There are multiple levels of residential clinics – from basic, no-frills clinics to top-of-the-line luxury clinics. Please note that a way can be found to pay for your treatment. Clinics usually accept private health insurance, credit cards, and cash.
- Aftercare – An essential component of residential treatment is the aftercare that follows. Aftercare is a collection of continuing services that provide support to prevent relapse. Statistics show that recovering addicts who receive adequate aftercare are significantly less likely to suffer relapse after one year.
You may have more questions about residential treatment we have not answered here. If so, it is yet another reason for you to contact Addiction Helper today. We have all the information you need to understand exactly how residential treatment works.