Rehab 4 Alcoholism is an alcohol addiction helpline set up to guide those seeking treatment in Wales. Our helpful counsellors are on hand to point you or your loved one in the right direction. Wales’ many treatment options mean it is often difficult to determine which one to choose. Rehab 4 Alcoholism is able to stand in and ensure you or your loved-one choose treatment most likely to result in long-term alcohol abstinence. Below we outline some of the treatment options available in Wales. For more information call a counsellor free on 0800 111 4108.
The most effective form of alcohol treatment available in Wales is fully residential rehabilitation. Here patients move into a Walsh rehab centre until the conclusion of their treatment. Patients receive 24/7 medical attention whilst alcohol-related withdrawal symptoms are treated. The initial phase of treatment is known as detox. Here, alcohol toxins are flushed from the patients’ system. Patients are given time to relax. Medications such as chlordiazepoxide are given to patients in order to fight-off otherwise painful withdrawal symptoms including anxiety, seizures, and nausea. Detox takes up to 10 days to complete, depending on the severity and duration of the patient’s addiction. As a general rule, the more chronic the patient’s alcoholism, the longer detox will take to complete.
Residential rehabs in Wales typically offer a catering and laundry service. This means patients are free to concentrate solely on their recovery goals. Once patients conclude detox a highly structured regime of counselling and therapy commences. Here patients attend counsellor-led sessions designed to assist patients in tackling psychological triggers of alcohol addiction. Therapy and counselling sessions take place either in group or individual sessions. The former typically consists of groups consisting of 5-10 other patients who are also completing a treatment programme.
Other forms of alcohol addiction therapy in Wales include a home detox and outpatient treatment. A home detox is not recommended unless patients have access to a loving and caring family environment. A home detox in the absence of such support is highly inadvisable. This is because painful withdrawal symptoms carry a risk of coma and death. For this reason we advise addicts to seek detox in one of Wales’ many residential rehab clinics were 24/7 medical attention is offered to each patient who attends.
Rehab 4 Alcoholism offers a helpline for those affected by addiction. This includes the friends and family members of addicts. Click here to contact a counsellor for free, or call today on 0800 111 4108.