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Drug and alcohol addictions can devastate lives – both for the people suffering directly from it and their loved ones around them. Over time, addicts develop many dangerous symptoms – all of which can result in job loss, a difficulty in maintaining relationships (both personal and professional), and the deterioration their psychological and physical health – and that’s just to name a few of the likely problems that may develop.

Some people might feel like their alcohol consumption is under control, but alcohol and drugs frequently go together, which is when an individual’s situation can really start to deteriorate – and fast.

If you or someone that you care deeply about is suffering with substance abuse, then we recommend checking out our drug and alcohol rehab facility in Swansea – it might just be the solution that you have long been searching for.

On this page we are going to take a closer look at drug and alcohol addiction, the various short and long-term effects that come with it, and how our residential rehab in Swansea can help you or those that you care about get back on track.

About drug and alcohol addiction

So, what is drug and alcohol addiction? To some people, they view it as a character flaw, laziness, or a lack of personal care. However, the truth is, it is so much more complicated than that…

Addiction is defined as a chronic relapsing brain disease. It comes with a number of physical and psychological dependencies to harmful substances like drugs and alcohol. It can even be an addiction to certain behaviours such as gambling or even working excessively.

Addiction impacts the way that a person thinks, acts, and feels – which is why it can lead to so many harmful psychological health problems – not to mention the severe withdrawal symptoms.

For most people who are suffering with addiction, they fully understand that they have a problem, but simply feel powerless to stop those negative patterns of behaviour. This becomes even more prevalent for those who do not have the appropriate levels of support around them.

If someone that you care about is suffering from addiction, do not blame yourself. Often, even with all of the support you can muster for a loved one, their addiction runs far deeper and requires specialist treatment to overcome.

The good news is that there are drug and alcohol rehab facilities available in Swansea. This can help you with your addiction and get you back on the path to recovery! Want to learn more about our alcohol and drug rehab in Swansea? We’ll cover the initiation process shortly, but first we will share some more info and drug and alcohol abuse.

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Drug Abuse

The sad thing about drug abuse is that it is becoming more and more common in the United Kingdom and Wales. This is often attributed to the fact that these harmful substances are so easy to get a hold of.

What often starts out as some seemingly harmless experimentation with friends can soon develop into a serious, life-threatening disease.

The greatest issue with drug abuse is that after prolonged use, drug addicts begin to build up a tolerance. As such, they must acquire and consume larger dosages of their chosen drug in order to feel anything, thus exacerbating the symptoms and driving the addictive behaviour even deeper.

Drugs and alcohol also tend to go hand in hand. For addicts suffering with drug abuse, they are typically addicted to alcohol as well. When combined, these harmful substances can have a devastating effect on peoples lives. Fortunately, we have drug and alcohol rehab centres that tackle both, including all other forms of addictive behaviour.

If you are concerned that you or someone you care about may be suffering from drug addiction, here are some symptoms that you can look out for.

Short & Long Term Symptoms of Drug Addiction

  • 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

  • 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.

Alcohol abuse

In the UK, alcohol abuse is rife! This is largely attributed to the fact that binge drinking is a widely accepted part of the culture in England, Scotland, and Wales.

With alcohol being available in most shops, it is so easy to lose control of how much alcohol you are consuming – particularly when so many people around you may be encouraging you to drink regularly.

Unfortunately, given that heavy drinking is considered as being normal behaviour in the UK, recognising the fact that you may have a problem can be difficult.

Whether you have been taking drugs or alcohol, or you are suffering with both, they can have a terrible impact on your mental health.

Below we will explore some of the short and long-term symptoms of alcohol addiction, for your reference…

Short & Long Term Symptoms of Alcohol Addiction

While drinking alcohol in small amounts with friends and family can be fun, that is precisely where the danger comes from. When so many people encourage casual drinking, it can be so easy to lose control of how much you drink, develop an alcohol addiction, and then start drinking to excess.

Let’s take a look at some of the short and long term effects of addiction. If a number of these apply to you, we recommend that you strongly consider drug alcohol rehab in Swansea:

  • 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

  • Mental health issues.

Drug rehab Swansea

Are you concerned that perhaps your drug use is getting out of hand and you would like to seek professional help to work toward recovery success? If so, then please do not hesitate to reach out to us today. We have drug addiction rehab centres in Swansea available that can help you take back control of your life once and for all.

Whether you are addicted to opioids or something considered to be less dangerous, such as Cannabis, we can help you by tailoring a special treatment programme that is suited specifically to your unique circumstances, needs, and requirements.

We understand just how hopeless it can feel when addicted to drugs – in fact, many of our rehab specialists are recovering addicts themselves. That is why our drug rehab in Swansea is well-positioned to help you with your recovery and successfully achieve your dreams of leading a healthy life, free of addiction.

Alcohol rehab in Swansea

Are you worried about the amount of alcohol you have been drinking? Perhaps you are struggling to limit your consumption and feel like you need professional help to kick the habit?

We understand how alienating it can feel when struggling with alcohol abuse, so believe us when we say that you are not alone; there are many support groups who are ready to help you with your journey to addiction recovery success.

Drug and alcohol rehab Swansea - How does it work?

If you are thinking about seeking out drug and alcohol rehab and working toward addiction recovery, you are likely wondering how it works? What is the process of drug and alcohol rehab (Swansea) and can it really transform your life for the better?

In this section we will give you some insight into the life at a typical rehab clinic. We will take about the initiation process (whether you suffer with drug or alcohol addiction), the types of treatment available (e.g., cognitive behavioural therapy / group therapy), and what happens to you after you have successfully complete your alcohol and drug addiction treatment.

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Step 1 - Intake:

The first step of the drug and alcohol rehab process is intake. This is the admissions process where you go through an initial assessment designed to gain a better understanding of you and your unique situation, what your needs are, and what might be causing your addiction.

In order to prescribe your personalised treatment programme, first our medical professionals must pay close attention to your personal living situation, what underlying mental health issues you might be struggling with, and where your physical health is currently at.

Once your addiction treatments have been decided on, based on your input and the professional opinion of our licensed medical professionals, your initiation will begin (unless outpatient treatment is recommended – in which case you will be advised accordingly on the various support groups to attend; e.g., Alcoholics Anonymous).

Step 2 - Drug alcohol detox:

Following that, you will then be processed into the drug and alcohol rehab centre in Swansea. This is when you will go through a medically assisted detox to clear the drugs and alcohol or other harmful substance out of your system.

This is a severe process which should not be attempted without medical supervision. Rest assured that you will be in the safest hands with round-the-clock medical care from licensed professionals.

It is a necessary step in your rehabilitation and is often what puts many people off the thought of attending rehab. Either way, your body must be cleansed and deprived of drugs and alcohol if you are ever to recover. Again, rest assured that our facilities are well-staffed and you will received all of the necessary medical care to help you overcome the related, painful symptoms of withdrawal and get you sober as safely and comfortably as possible.

Step 3 - Long term treatment efforts:

After having successfully cleansed your system of drugs and alcohol and you are sober, you will begin your personalised treatment. Depending on the recovery plan that has been written for you, you may take part in all sorted of psychotherapeutic treatments, from CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy), group and family therapy sessions, group support sessions, and more.

These different evidence based treatments have been designed to help you delve deeper into your addiction, better understand your mental health and individual triggers, and then arm you with the tools to recognise any potential relapse events and avoid them.

When you gain a thorough understanding of your mind, mental health, and any past trauma that likely contributed to your addiction, you’ll be far better off when trying to combat the addiction and make a full recovery, once and for all.

You will be in a pleasant environment that is designed to help you complete your personalised therapies without risk of relapse. That, and your stay with us will be completely confidential.

Step 4 - Recovery and aftercare:

After you have completed your rehab in Swansea, you will then be ready to get back to living your life. Of course, the road to recovery is long and just because you may have completed rehab, it doesn’t mean that you are entirely free of addiction. As such, we will put together an aftercare plan that is designed to help keep you on the straight and narrow, avoid relapse, and build better, healthier habits.

Your aftercare plan can include all sorts of support, from speaking with an addiction counsellor on the regular, checking in with medical professionals to monitor your physical health, partaking in various support groups and group therapy sessions, and learning how to better structure your daily routine to promote healthy living free of the desire to relapse.

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Contact us for free rehabilitation advice in Swansea

Can’t decide whether inpatient rehab or outpatient rehab is right for you? Are you still unconvinced whether you will be unable to kick the habit by yourself or if specialist care is needed? Whatever the situation, we invite you to request a callback and speak with one of our advisors.

The first step is to explore your situation further and see what kind of support is out there. We will gladly talk you through the process in greater detail and let you know what your options are – particularly if your financial situation is of concern to you.

You are not alone and we are ready and waiting for your call. Let’s get you happy, healthy, and back to living your best 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