Swansea Alcohol and Drug Rehab Treatment Centres
Do you live in or around the Swansea area, are you or a loved one battling with addiction and the misery it brings? There will never be a better time to take a positive step towards recovery than right now.
Addiction is a psychological and physical inability to stop consuming a chemical, drug, activity, or substance, even though it is causing psychological and physical harm, it is actually difficult to manage without specialised help. We are able to help and care for people who live in Swansea. Call us now for FREE and confidential admissions advice.
Drug and Alcohol Rehab Residential Centres in Swansea
There are many reasons why you might be searching for drug and alcohol rehab in Swansea for yourself or for a loved one or even a work colleague. Anyone can develop a drug or alcohol addiction at a point in their life, and while it can sometimes be triggered by an event or circumstances, there will often be an underlying need that has not been addressed that causes these behavioural conditions. The Recovery Trust members don’t judge people for their addictions, we simply try to help them understand the underlying causes and lead them towards effective recovery through our best practice rehab approaches.
Is Residential Rehab treatment for me?
Whether you have an alcohol addiction, drug addiction, gambling addiction, prescription drug or any other type of behaviour that is compulsive, you’ll no doubt be overwhelmed by the choice when you search online. These range from home detoxes to alternative therapies and outpatient clinics. It can be difficult to decide which type of addiction treatment options might work best for you.
Many people think that it might be possible to do rehab as an outpatient. Experience and science show that for the vast majority – an extended period of residential rehab, where you are supported in safe surroundings is the best way forward. People in recovery find it difficult to be in their home environment after all this is might be the place where the temptation to drink or use drugs is most acute.
During private residential rehab, clients are supported through the detox phase and encouraged to open up during group therapy and one to one sessions. The programmes involve intensive drug and alcohol counselling and also cover workshops on relapse prevention, setting yourself up for the best chance of success. The aim isn’t just to get you off drugs and alcohol, but to ensure you have a comprehensive ‘box of tools’ you need to stay sober for the rest of your life.
It can also help to spend time away from the home environment, especially if you have a difficult home situation or could be influenced by friends who drink or use drugs. While several months or so, sounds like a long time to be away – when you look at the rest of your life, it’s going to be a fantastic investment and as we know time flies by. It’s well worth the effort to get the rehab help freeing you from the misery of alcoholism, drug abuse or other damaging behaviour.
A day in the life of a Person at a Recovery Centre
If you’re looking for drug and alcohol rehab in Swansea and considering a private residential program, then you may be wondering what your daily routine will be like. There’s often the impression that rehabs are clinical, austere and depressing places, your Recovery Trust rehab centre will be a homely and friendly environment. Some centres are more like fancy hotels or spas, while some have more basic facilities. Whichever Recovery Trust rehab centre you visit one thing is constant and that is the quality of care and professionalism.
Day to day life in rehab is made up of lots of different types of activities and treatments.
An ideal day would consist of waking after a restful nights sleep, dining together for a healthy breakfast and then heading out for some exercise. Whether that is a gentle walk or something more robust. This might be followed by a group therapy session. Most centres will make extensive use of CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), which can be a great way to learn more about the underlying trauma or other experiences that may have led to your addiction. You will join a support group, which is led by an experienced addiction counsellor, you will discuss addiction from many different standpoints. It is usual to have a one to one session although these might typically be one a week.
You may be discouraged from using smartphones and encouraged to engage in a simpler more connected way of existing, although each rehab’s policies on this differ so well worth checking out in advance.
Some centres will also offer holistic therapies, from massages, meditation, reiki to aromatherapy, all of which can help you relax and unwind, without the use of substances.
Many clients who come to us for addiction recovery will have underlying health issues due to neglecting themselves. Sleep and rest are always essential elements of good health, along with good nutrition and exercise. You will find that not only will you be given great food, but you will also be coached about eating better and taking time to look after yourself generally and giving yourself a great level of self-care.
Listed Common Addictions
Addictions – Substance
Alcohol, Tobacco, Opioids (like heroin), Prescription drugs (sedatives, hypnotics, or anxiolytics like sleeping pills and tranquilizers), Cocaine, Cannabis (marijuana), Amphetamines (like methamphetamine, known as meth), Hallucinogens (LSD, Mushrooms), Inhalants
List of Addictions – Behavioural
Food (eating), Sex Pornography (attaining, viewing), Using computers / the internet, Playing video games, Working, Exercising, Spiritual obsession (as opposed to religious devotion), Pain (seeking), Cutting, Shopping, Gambling
What’s Next once I’ve Completed Rehab?
When you leave rehab the first few months or year is going to be the most difficult to get through, all centres will have their own aftercare programmes. The centre will also help you access support services around the Swansea area. Sometimes this means lining you up with new interests and pastimes, maybe following on from the new skills and life skills you have learned and begun to practise and hopefully enjoy. For some, it may mean helping with follow-on housing and getting into a better living environment and situation.
Covid 19 Precautions
All our facilities are continuing to operate, and most are able to accept new admissions, but with modified operating procedures to respond to the Covid 19 outbreak. This is subject to change following the best advice from Government and local conditions.
If you’re considering drug and alcohol rehab in Swansea, call a Recovery Trust centre and we’ll be happy to talk you through the treatment offered for drug and alcohol addiction.