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Drug and alcohol addiction can have a seriously negative impact of a person’s quality of life, often leading to a wide variety of problematic symptoms that can result in job loss, familial issues, health deterioration, and more. If you or someone that you care about is struggling with substance abuse, then our rehab in Newport might just be the solution you’ve been looking for.

On this page we are going to offer a brief overview of drug and alcohol addiction rehab, what is involved with addiction treatments, what our private residential addiction rehab clinics can offer in terms of treatment and facilities, and how we can help you on your road to addiction recovery.

About Drug and Alcohol Addiction

Addiction is known as a chronic relapsing brain disease and is defined by a variety of physical and psychological dependencies on substances such as drugs, alcohol, and even certain behavioral addictions.

Bear in mind that addiction can heavily impact the way that a person thinks, feels, and behaves. Most people who have addiction disorders are well-aware that they have a problem but are simply unable to stop the Behaviour on their own and without the proper support groups.

Another thing to note with drug and alcohol abuse is that people tend to develop tolerances through repeated use of abused substances. This means that larger amounts of the drug or alcohol will need to be consumed in order to get the desired affects.

Through prolonged substance abuse, a dangerous cycle of addiction is sustained. This is where people end up needing to continue to use their substance of choice in order to avoid the terrible withdrawal symptoms often associated with drug and alcohol abuse.

Typically, by the time a person realises that they need drug and alcohol rehabilitation, it is too late and they have lost control – thus causing them to prioritise their substance abuse over everything else in their lives and neglecting key responsibilities.

Of course, nobody ever plans to become an addict. There are so many different factors that can lead a person to such behaviour (curiosity, peer pressure, genetics, and mental health problems to name a few).

The important thing to remember is that there is a way out. There is light and the end of the proverbial tunnel, and through drug and alcohol rehabilitation and addiction treatment, you can be free from your addiction!

It is a long road to recovery, but with a drug and alcohol rehab in Newport, you will gain access to all of the support you need to make it through!

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Drug Abuse

Drugs are highly addictive substances that can quickly seize control over your life – the same applies to prescription drugs too. If you are struggling to limit yours drug use and find that your drug and alcohol consumption is out of hand, it can really take its toll on your life.

Rest assured that you have plenty of treatment options available to you and can help with your addiction recovery. That, and with professional support from our Newport drug rehab clinic, we can start working toward getting you free and clear.

Short & Long Term Symptoms of Drug Addiction

An addiction treatment rehab facility can help you combat the short and long term symptoms of abusing drugs. You see, in the short term it might seem like fun, but over time it can have a devasting effect on your life and your mental and physical health. Here are some of the symptoms to be aware of:

In the Short Term:

Even in the short term, drug use can lead to dependency and some rather nasty withdrawal symptoms. Below are some of the physical and mental effects that drug use can have on a person.

  • Shallow breathing and shortness of breath

  • An elevated body temperature

  • A rapid heart rate

  • An increase in blood pressure

  • Insomnia

  • Slurred speech

  • A decrease in appetite

  • Uncoordinated movements

  • Having difficulty concentrating

  • Irritability and short patience

  • Aggression

  • Angry outbursts at others

  • Lack of inhibition

  • Hallucinations.

In the Long Term:

Over a prolonged period of time abusing drugs can have a seriously detrimental effect on a persons quality of life. As such we advise that you seek treatment to avoid further health related issues.

  • Severe kidney damage

  • Cirrhosis and damage to the liver

  • A wide variety of forms of cancer

  • Serious tooth decay

  • Skin damage

  • Infertility

  • Strokes

  • Seizures

  • Sexual dysfunction

  • Lung issues

  • Cardiovascular issues

  • Overdose and the possibility of death

  • A decline in cognitive abilities

  • Loss of memory

  • Chronic paranoia

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Psychosis.

If any of the above apply to you then, you may need the help and support of a Drug or Alcohol Rehab Clinic

Short & Long Term Symptoms of Alcohol Addiction

Alcohol addiction can be terribly dangerous. In fact, when you consider the short and long term affects of alcohol addiction, it will make you wonder how on earth it is a legal substance. In any case, we’re not here to discuss the ethics of alcohol, we’re here to talk facts. Here are the short and long term symptoms of alcohol addiction:

  • Slurring speech

  • Drowsiness

  • Vomiting

  • Headaches

  • Having difficulty breathing

  • Distorted vision and hearing 

  • Impaired judgment 

  • Unconsciousness 

  • Anaemia

  • Coma

  • Blackouts

  • Unintentional injuries such as car crash

  • Intentional injuries such as sexual assault and domestic violence

  • Increased work-related injuries and a loss of productivity 

  • Increased problems with family and friends

  • Alcohol poisoning 

  • High blood-pressure

  • Stroke

  • Liver disease 

  • Nerve damage 

  • Sexual dysfunction problems 

  • Permanent brain damage

  • Ulcers 

  • Gastritis

  • Malnutrition 

  • Cancer of the mouth and throat.

Drug Rehab Newport

The good news is that if you are battling with drug addiction, medication and rehabilitation is an option. With professional care and assistance at our drug rehab clinic in Newport, we can help get to the root cause of your drug addiction and restore your well-being.

Alcohol Rehab Newport

If you have been battling with alcohol addiction and you want to seek out some of the most effective treatments, we will support you.

It can be a challenging time accepting the fact that you have an alcohol problem, and now have to face rehab, however, once you come to terms with that, you can seek the necessary advice and start working on the related areas. For alcohol rehab Newport is one of our key locations for addiction treatment.

How drug and alcohol rehab clinics work:

If you are interested in addiction support and want to know how a treatment clinic works, we will explain the process in detail for you.

Before you begin your long term recovery in one of our rehab treatment clinics, first we will begin with assessments. During this initial discovery process (aka intake evaluation), we will spend time getting to know you and your individual condition. Our addiction counsellors will pay close attention to the following:

  • Your patterns of drug or alcohol use

  • Your medical history

  • Your current state of mental well-being

  • Any physical problems or conditions that you are battling with

  • Checking your vital signs (e.g., blood pressure)

  • Any past detox or rehab experience?

  • Your living condition and current financial situation

  • Whether you are a risk to yourself or others

  • Whether you have any physical, cognitive, and sensory disabilities.


Once we have gathered all of this vital information in your initial evaluation, we can then tailor your rehab program to suit your individual needs. This may include:


  • Individual, one to one therapy (e.g., cognitive behavioural therapy).

  • Group therapy sessions

  • Group support meetings (e.g., Alcoholics Anonymous)

  • Family therapy (a sit down with a family therapist including your family members)

  • Mental health activities

  • Relapse prevention education

  • Planning your after care and long term recovery following your rehab program.

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During your individual therapies we will help you to identify and recognise any triggers that may be sustaining your addiction and how to deal with them. You may also receive help to improve your control over your emotions in order to better avoid an addiction relapse.

With group therapists you and other people suffering from the same condition will practice sober social skills and sharing your experiences.

Through sessions with families, you can help to repair broken relationships and begin to rebuild the trust that you may have otherwise lost.

Depending on the severity of your addiction, medical assistance may be required, in the form of a detox. In this case you may be prescribed certain drugs and medications to help you deal with the painful withdrawal symptoms that come from the detoxing process.

Rest assured that you will be well-prepared for your return home by the time you are finished. Many individuals who have dreamed of sobriety have experienced great success with our rehab treatment in Newport – particularly when we offer such thorough and attentive aftercare services.

Contact us for free advice

If you are interested in residential rehabilitation and want to quit your addiction for good, we contact us today. We can take a few minutes to provide you with free advice discuss what our rehab treatment centre in Newport has to offer. Additionally, we can establish whether outpatient care is a preferred option for you.

It is a long road to recovery but we have a proven track record of helping people like you. We understand if you are feeling frightened and alone, but you are not. Together, we can help you overcome this terrible obstacle and take back control of your life!

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What We Do

At Rehab Today (PCP) we offer all of our clients a safe and confidential alcohol detox across all of our trusted residential centres. Our alcohol detox treatments are thoroughly regulated by the Care Quality Commission and delivered by our experienced in-house doctors and nurses. Using evidence-based research and years of experience, we tailor your alcohol detox treatment personally to you and guide you on your path to sobriety.

How We Can Help

Alcoholics feel hopeless, no matter how much they want to stop. However, it is possible to stop and to stay stopped, and even enjoy the process. Our team of professionals have helped thousands of different people like you, who are struggling to recover from active alcohol addiction.

We are ready to help you overcome this deadly disease; are you ready to begin the recovery process and reconnect with your life and the old “you”?

We have a number of programs for people with alcohol use disorder and will do everything in our power to guide you through the symptoms of alcohol withdrawal and help you take back control of your life.

Why Choose Us

We operate some of the UK’s leading drug and alcohol rehab centres and have been successfully treating people and their addictions for over 15-years. We treat our clients with the highest level of respect and dignity. At Rehab Today (PCP) we pride ourselves in providing a safe, comfortable, and judgement-free environment for you to receive your alcohol detox treatment.

That, and few people understand with symptoms of alcohol withdrawal than those who have had an alcohol use disorder themselves. Many of our medically trained staff have been a patient in an alcohol detox program and can speak from personal experience of just how difficult it is – and just how amazing it feels to be free of addiction.

If you decide to tackle your addiction with us you will have access to a wealth of resources. From free advice on how to start on your journey to recovery, to medication, care from medically trained professionals, and support groups with other people who understand exactly what you are going through.

How to Get Help

Are you sick and tired of feeling sick and tired? Ready to tackle your alcohol addiction? If so then getting professional help is the first real step to overcoming your problem and starting your journey to recovery. Please do not hesitate to use the live chat function to get in touch with a member of our team or contact us via telephone for immediate support and admission. Call today on 0800 0380 480. We have a number of friendly and professional staff waiting on standby 24/7