Drug & Alcohol Rehab in North Wales

Rehabs in North Wales


Rehab 4 Alcoholism is able to match you to multiple drug and alcohol rehab clinics in North Wales. We offer a free and comprehensive assessment to ensure your needs are best met throughout the process.

Drug & Alcohol Rehab in North Wales

Drug and alcohol addiction is a very prominent issue in Wales, with over 22,000 people being referred for treatment per year. [1] 

If you, or someone you love, is struggling with drug or alcohol misuse then there is no better time to get treatment than now. 

Learn all about what drug and alcohol rehab in North Wales entails, how long you will have the treatment and how much treatment will cost

Our friendly team is available to discuss your options and find a rehabilitation clinic to suit your needs and help you break free from your addiction

Get in touch with our team today at 0800 111 4108 and we can help you find the right rehab to get you back on your feet. 

How To Get Started with Drug & Alcohol Rehab in North Wales

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Drug and alcohol rehab is the treatment given to people who are struggling with alcohol and/or drug addiction, to help them get sober and manage their dependency. 

When you first get in touch with our team, your GP or directly with a rehab facility, you will get a rundown of how different rehab options work including outpatient, inpatient, NHS and private rehab programmes, and what rehab options are available to you. 

Depending on which drug and alcohol rehab in North Wales you attend, you might need a referral from a doctor or support worker to begin treatment. However, other rehab facilities accept self-referrals or family referrals too. This will also be discussed when you first reach out. 

Once you have your referral, you will then attend an initial assessment which will be used to create your personal treatment plan. During this assessment, you can discuss your addiction, what you need help with as well as any other issues or health problems you have. 

Your personal treatment plan will then be made which will include what treatment you will have, a treatment timeline so you can see how long it will last and any other important information. 

How Does Drug & Alcohol Rehab in North Wales Work?

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Everyone’s rehabilitation journey is different, but most people who go through addiction treatment will go through a detox stage first and then attend addiction therapies. 

The detox stage is the first step to recovery, and this describes the stage when someone first stops taking the substance. 

During this time, the body and mind adjust to living without alcohol or drugs in the system, and you may experience withdrawal symptoms.

Depending on the addictive substance, this can be mild withdrawal symptoms such as headache, insomnia and anxiety or more severe symptoms such as vomiting, seizures and an increased heart rate. 

Some withdrawal symptoms can even result in death making detoxing from some substances potentially dangerous if not done under medical supervision. 

When it comes to alcohol addiction, in some cases of moderate to severe alcohol withdrawal people can experience withdrawal symptoms such as seizures, high pulse rate, tremors, confusion, nausea, fever and hallucinations. [2]

Although many patients experience the more common, milder symptoms, when it comes to your detox it is essential to consider your safety.

Now, that is not to say that it is better to continue feeding the addiction of course, and going into detox under medical guidance can help make the process significantly safer and easier so you can begin to focus on rebuilding your life free from your addiction. 

Following a detox, you are then likely to go on to have addiction therapy treatments to help you manage your addiction and tackle the motivating factors behind it. 

There are a number of addiction treatments which are used in drug and alcohol rehab in North Wales, and which type you have will be discussed during your assessment and put into your personal treatment plan

Get in touch with our team today at 0800 111 4108 and we can help you find the right rehab to get you back on your feet. 

How Much Does Drug & Alcohol Rehab in North Wales Cost? 

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The price of addiction treatment varies broadly depending on where you go, what treatment you have and where you are able to source funding. 

The first funding option for rehab is the NHS, who fund addiction treatment including inpatient programmes.

All NHS drug and alcohol rehab in North Wales is free, as it is fully funded by our National Health System and so you do not have to worry if you don’t have the funds to pay for treatment. 

Private rehab is your other option however if you want to fund your own addiction treatment and have more options and freedom over the treatment you have, where and when you have it. 

Private rehab costs vary, but the average cost of private drug and alcohol rehab in the UK is £1,500 – £2,000 per week

The average cost of a full 28 day inpatient hospital stay then is around £6,000 – £8,000. 

However, as you have more freedom to choose different options with private rehab, you can of course opt for additional features or to stay at rehab clinics with more facilities. 

For example, a private room in a rehab clinic will cost more than a shared room and will set you back around £10,000 in total.

You can even attend a more luxurious rehab with facilities such as a spa, gym and pool which charge up to £20,000 for a full course of inpatient treatment. 

How Long Will I Stay in Addiction Treatment? 

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The recommended minimum stay for an inpatient course of treatment in North Wales is 28 days

This usually consists of a 7-10 day detox period and then around 3 weeks worth of addiction therapies

Most treatment programmes are structured this way to allow your body and mind time to fully begin to live without the addictive substance and to give time for you to learn and understand the therapeutic techniques that will help you recover from your addiction. 

Outpatient treatment can be conducted to a slightly different timeline, depending on your needs and how intense your outpatient programme is i.e. how often you attend the rehab centre for sessions. 

For example, one person might go through an intense 3-week course of outpatient treatment and attend 20 hours a week, whereas another person might attend just once a week for 6 weeks due to work commitments.

There are also some rehab clinics that will take in patients for up to 90 days if needed, as well as facilities such as halfway houses and sober living accommodations for individuals who need more support with housing, are not living in a suitable environment currently and/or would benefit from learning some life and work skills. 

Although your treatment programme might officially end after around 4-6 weeks of treatment, that doesn’t mean that you are left to tackle your addiction alone after this time or that you will be fully ‘cured’. 

When you come to the end of your treatment, you will be given resources to help manage your addiction independently. This will include a relapse prevention plan and contact information for aftercare services as well as emergency contacts, drop-in sessions and free online resources. 

Drug and alcohol rehab in North Wales is flexible enough for you to spend as much time in the rehab clinic as needed for your recovery, so it’s hard to say how much time you will spend in rehab as this will be decided during your assessment. 

Get in touch with our team today at 0800 111 4108 and we can help you find the right rehab to get you back on your feet. 

What Is the Difference Between Inpatient & Outpatient Drug & Alcohol Rehab in North Wales?

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Inpatient addiction treatment refers to any treatment which is carried out whilst the patient stays in the rehab clinic. 

This means that the patient remains at the clinic during the day and night until their treatment ends or until it continues on an outpatient basis. 

Inpatient treatment is often used in cases where a patient has a severe addiction, has struggled to get sober by themselves, has other health issues or is living in an unsuitable environment.

Going through inpatient treatment means that you will have more support with the medical team available 24/7 and will be living in an environment which is centred around recovery. 

This can be a good option for people who would benefit from more support during their rehabilitation. 

Another option is part-hospitalisation, where you remain inpatient for part of your treatment and then attend the rest of your treatment on an outpatient basis. 

This is usually done with an inpatient detox and then addiction therapies being done on an outpatient basis. 

This is a good option for people who might need medical assistance during their detox, such as people coming off of alcohol or opioids, but want more independence for the rest of their treatment

The final option is outpatient treatment, which can vary from intensive outpatient to less intensive. 

Outpatient treatment is carried out when a patient stays at their home, only coming into rehab to attend their addiction treatment sessions

This is a great option for people who want more independence in their rehabilitation, have other commitments such as work or family and who have a good home environment to practise the skills they learn in addiction treatment. 

Intensive Outpatient Programmes (IOP’s) require a patient to attend at least 10 hours of addiction treatment per week. However, less intensive programmes can vary in the length of time you will spend in the rehab clinic from once a week to several days a week

Is Free Drug & Alcohol Rehab Available on the NHS? 

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Free drug and alcohol rehab are available on the NHS in North Wales, so you can get addiction treatment even if you are low on income. 

In order to get free NHS drug and alcohol rehab in North Wales, the best course of action is to head to your GP and let them know that you are seeking addiction treatment. 

You are likely to be referred to the Substance Misuse Service run by NHS Wales, which offers a variety of addiction support services at their several community clinics around North Wales. [3] 

Other clinics such as the Hafan Wen detoxification centre also offer addiction services to both NHS and private patients. [4] 

You can also find free addiction resources online, and through addiction and mental health charities. These are often on an outpatient basis but they can help provide essential support for your rehabilitation at no extra cost. [5]

Get in touch with our team today at 0800 111 4108 and we can help you find the right rehab to get you back on your feet. 

Should I Opt for NHS or Private Addiction Rehab? 


Whether you choose NHS or private drug and alcohol rehab in North Wales, you can rest assured that your addiction treatment will be managed by highly-trained, qualified professionals, and they will help you get closer to living free from addiction. 

So the question of attending NHS or private rehab comes down to a few factors including cost, the type of treatment you need, when you need it and what other needs you have. 

The key differences are outlined below so you can decide for yourself which option suits your situation best. 

NHS Drug and Alcohol Addiction Treatment 

  • Free
  • Waiting lists of 3-6 months and up to 1 year
  • Limited inpatient spaces available 
  • Reduced number of therapies available 
  • Several NHS-run community clinics in North Wales so likely one local to you

Private Drug and Alcohol Rehab in North Wales 

  • Costs an average of £6,000-£8,000 in total 
  • Inpatient and outpatient treatment available 
  • Broader range of addiction therapies available such as holistic therapies 
  • Greater choice over your treatment, room and living facilities 
  • Optional extras available such as spa treatments and dining packages 

What Is a Dual Diagnosis for Co-occurring Disorders? 

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A dual diagnosis is a diagnosis of two different disorders that occur in the same person, at the same time

In the case of addiction, one disorder would be Substance Use Disorder (SUD), also known as alcohol or drug addiction, and the other might be a mental illness such as anxiety, depression, schizophrenia or bipolar disorder

The ‘other’ disorder that is not SUD is known as a co-occurring= disorder, as it occurs alongside SUD, and both disorders can have a huge impact on one another which is why dual diagnosis is so important. 

Co-occurring mental disorders are very common among people with SUD, affecting around 37.9% of all people who have a substance addiction. [6] 

The difficulty is that often it is unclear whether the mental disorder causes the SUD as people use alcohol or drugs to cope with the symptoms of their mental illness, or whether the substances cause the mental disorder to develop. 

What we do know, however, is that often co-occurring disorders will negatively affect one another and many people will end up in a cycle where their drug taking or drinking worsens their mental disorder and vice versa. 

If you think you might have a co-occurring disorder, or have been diagnosed with one, then make sure to discuss this at your initial appointment at the drug and alcohol rehab in North Wales so you have an appropriate dual diagnosis. 

Having a dual diagnosis allows any medical professional dealing with your case to see the two disorders and make sure that they are both treated, separately and together and that the treatment for one does not negatively impact the other. 

Get in touch with our team today at 0800 111 4108 and we can help you find the right rehab to get you back on your feet. 

Rehab for Alcohol in North Wales



Alcohol is so widely accepted in Welsh and British culture, that it can be challenging to stop drinking on our own and even to admit that we have a problem. 

Alcohol is one of the most commonly used substances which can cause severe physical and mental health issues, one issue being alcohol dependence. 

A lot of people do not know that they have alcohol addiction, or are in denial about their drinking, but despite the acceptability of drinking alcohol it costs the lives of nearly 500 people in Wales every year. [1]

Going to rehab for alcohol addiction is the first step towards recovery, and can significantly increase your chances of getting sober. 

It can be challenging to overcome any addiction, but when alcohol is present in a lot of places it can be difficult to avoid. It is also often expected in social situations to drink alcohol, and if you are trying to get sober it can be hard to know where to begin. 

In alcohol detox and rehab, not only will the professional rehab team be able to help you detox safely and manage your withdrawal symptoms, but they will also guide you through sobriety so you can learn to manage your addiction with confidence. 

From learning how to manage social situations whilst still maintaining friendships, to finding ways to cope without alcohol and halt cravings, your life does not need to be trapped in the cycle of alcohol addiction. 

Chat with a member of the Rehab4Alcoholism team and you can begin your journey with drug and alcohol rehab in North Wales today.

Finding the right drug and alcohol rehab for you in North Wales is key to starting off your journey of sobriety and maintaining abstinence long-term. 

Whether you would benefit most from a full 28-day course of inpatient treatment or a course of therapies on an outpatient programme.

There are plenty of options for drug and alcohol rehab in North Wales including free options such as the NHS and charities and paid-for options in private rehab. 

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Get in touch with our team today at 0800 111 4108 and we can help you find the right rehab to get you back on your feet. 


[1] Welsh Government (2021) Working Together To Reduce Harm Substance Misuse Annual Report: Treatment Data and Forward Look 2020, https://www.gov.wales/sites/default/files/publications/2021-08/substance-misuse-annual-report-treatment-data-and-forward-look-2020.pdf 

[2] Antonion Mirijello et al. (2016) ‘Identification And Management Of Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome’, Drugs, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4978420/ 

[3] NHS Wales, Substance Misuse Service, https://bcuhb.nhs.wales/services/hospital-services/substance-misuse-service/ 

[4] CAIS, Detox at Hafan Wen, https://www.cais.co.uk/services/detox/ 

[5] MIND, Recreational drugs, alcohol and addiction, https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/types-of-mental-health-problems/recreational-drugs-alcohol-and-addiction/drug-and-alcohol-addiction-useful-contacts/ 

[6] National Institute on Drug Abuse (2018) Comorbidity: Substance Use and Other Mental Disorders, https://nida.nih.gov/research-topics/trends-statistics/infographics/comorbidity-substance-use-other-mental-disorders 

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