Alcohol Rehab in Pembrokeshire

There has been an alarming rise in excessive drug and alcohol use throughout the Pembrokeshire area, and West Wales as a whole over recent years, and a corresponding increase in people requiring treatment for drug and alcohol addiction.

The has been an initiative in Pembrokeshire to stop people taking drugs in the first place and to reduce their alcohol intake so that it does not become excessive and develop into addiction.

Substance misuse not only affects the individuals concerned, but also their family members and the wider local society.

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Addiction is a chronic disease

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Unfortunately, substance addiction is a chronic disease typified by a lack of control over one’s behaviour, meaning it is not easy to stop taking a substance that you have become both physically and emotionally reliant on.

This is because all substances such as alcohol and recreational drugs generate positive effects for people, meaning they are likely to carry on taking the substance.

There are several established drug and alcohol rehab centres in Pembrokeshire that offer effective and reliable interventions to help people regain their physical health and mental well-being after being diagnosed with addiction.

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How will I know if I need drug and alcohol rehab?

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There are several symptoms and types of behaviour that are common in people that have become addicted to a substance.

If any of the following statements apply to you then you should contact a GP or substance misuse professional for a more in-depth assessment:

  • The volume and frequency of your substance use has increased over recent months.
  • More than 25 units of alcohol are consumed every week, or recreational drugs are taken several times a week for several months.
  • Experimenting with polydrug use practices (mixing substances)
  • Neglected day-to-day responsibilities because of substance use, including education, work and family responsibilities.
  • A lot of time is spent trying to obtain the substances and recovering from their effects.
  • Would like to stop taking substances, but are unable to find a way to give up.

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Physical dependence

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One of the most important aspects for assessing if a person is addicted to a substance or not is assessing whether they are physically dependent on the substance they regularly take.

Tolerance and withdrawal symptoms are important considerations to help determine if a substance user has become physically dependent on a substance.

As the frequency and volume of a person’s substance use rise, they will soon reach the stage where they will build up a tolerance to the substance, resulting in them needing to take greater amounts of the substance to experience its desired effects.

Withdrawal symptoms occur when substance users who have built up a tolerance to a substance go for 2-3 days without taking the drug.

Withdrawal symptoms can include headaches, nausea, anxiety, low mood and insomnia and occur because the body has been thrown into a state of confusion after making adaptions to function efficiently with the drug present in our system.

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Residential rehab programmes in Pembrokeshire


There are specialist drug and alcohol rehab services in Pembrokeshire that can offer a residential programmes to help people recover from addiction to drugs and alcohol.

These recovery programmes are highly specialised and effective as they offer patients the time and psychological space to focus on their recovery without any distractions or bad influences.

Being in a residential setting also means that all clients on the premises will be assessed and monitored regularly.

They will also have swift access to medical and psychiatric support if they experience psychological stress and panic, particularly during the initial stages of detox.

Residential rehab centres also specialise in the emotional support that they offer clients, as they recognise this is a highly stressful time for them and they are likely to be overwhelmed by many different emotions.

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Why should I choose residential rehab?

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Residential treatment centres provide an intense form of treatment for drug and alcohol addiction.

These specialist rehab centres allow patients to gain momentum in their quest for recovery as they are under the care and supervision of medical and psychiatric experts during their 28-day programme.

Other advantages include:

  • Rehab centres offer current, up-to-date treatments based on scientific research findings.
  • Both medical and psychological staff members who are based at rehab centres are highly qualified and experienced.
  • Treatment programmes ensure patient safety, and all rehab centres work to the highest professional and ethical standards.
  • Support staff will be on hand to meet your needs and help you deal with any ongoing issues in your life that may be concerning you, for example, debt or housing.
  • Your family members will be informed of what is happening and will be supported throughout the process.

You will be constantly supervised and shielded from any negative influences present in your life that may disrupt your progress.

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Drug and alcohol rehab treatment approach

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There are three main principles underlying the addiction treatment process used in drug and alcohol rehab centres throughout Pembrokeshire.

  • Encouraging abstinence
  • Building a personalised treatment plan
  • Taking a comprehensive approach to recovery

Because addiction is a chronic condition, rehab centres set a goal of abstinence for each client as this offers them the best chance of avoiding any relapses after their treatment is concluded.

Rehab treatment services for substance use disorders do not like the “one size fits all” approach that is a feature of some addiction treatment programmes.

We take great care to ensure we know as much as possible about all our clients in rehab.

This helps to build up a complete profile of each client, so that everyone receives a highly personalised treatment plan, tailored specifically to their needs and preferences.

Finally, the rehab programmes we offer to our clients take a holistic approach to treating addiction.

We realise that programmes that include interventions in the biological, psychological, social and spiritual areas tend to produce effective results and enable more of our clients to recover.

Ensure that you receive the best possible treatment at a drug and alcohol rehab in Pembrokeshire by calling us today on 0800 111 4108

Where do I go for drug and alcohol rehab in Pembrokeshire?

There are several specialist drug and alcohol rehab services in Pembrokeshire that can provide a comprehensive treatment programme to help you stop taking substances and live a positive, fulfilling life.

The drug and alcohol rehab treatment services available throughout Pembrokeshire are hugely experienced in treating various substance addictions.

All the addiction treatment programmes on offer which will vary slightly in their content, depending on the individual chemistry of each substance and the effect it has on the human body.

The drug and alcohol rehab centres In Pembrokeshire we work with specialise in treating the following substance addictions:

  • Alcohol
  • Cocaine
  • Cannabis
  • Heroin and other Opioids
  • Prescription drugs such as benzodiazepines and painkillers
  • Hallucinogenic drugs such as Ketamine LSD and Ecstasy

Whatever the nature of your addiction, get help from a drug and alcohol rehab in Pembrokeshire by calling us today on 0800 111 4108

What happens when I enter rehab?

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Before being accepted onto a drug and alcohol rehab programme in Pembrokeshire, all prospective clients are required to go through a brief screening process.

This process is in place to check whether they are suitable for addiction treatment and whether the rehab centre can meet their individual treatment needs.

The screening process will check that:

  • The client is 18 or over.
  • They have been diagnosed with a substance use disorder or are exhibiting symptoms of excessive substance use.
  • They are committed to treatment and can cope with the physical and emotional demands of residential rehab for 28 days.

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Intake assessment

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As soon as all the administrative requirements have been addressed, a senior member of the rehab team will conduct a comprehensive assessment of the client which is the final stage of the admissions process.

This ensures the rehab team gain an accurate understanding of the client’s current circumstances and to find out what their treatment requirements are.

In order to do this it is necessary to gain information in the following areas, which are recommended by the American Society for Addiction Medicine:

  • Their current level of substance use.
  • The patient’s overall mental health.
  • The current state of their physical health.
  • Their attitude towards treatment – do they appear highly motivated?
  • Are they at risk of relapsing?
  • Other factors that may negatively impact recovery such as family circumstances, employment difficulties, legal problems and housing and debt issues.

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Detox treatment at rehab


Once the senior rehab practitioners have reviewed their case notes relating to the client’s intake assessment, they will draw up a treatment plan specific to their needs.

Many treatment plans will begin with a detox.

1. Medically assisted detox

Many different substances lead to physical dependence and rehab medical teams will be able to create a detox programme suitable for each client depending on which substance they are dependent on.

2. Alcohol detox

Alcohol is a very dangerous substance to withdraw from suddenly, as dependent drinkers can suffer from brain seizures if they do not withdraw slowly under medical supervision.

There is always a medical team on call to carefully guide patients through the withdrawal process over a period of 7-10 days, often with the use specific medication (for example Librium) to make it easier and safer.

A residential setting, therefore, is the best place for clients with moderate to severe alcohol use disorder to be monitored and cared for with qualified staff able to respond rapidly to any difficulties that may arise.


3. Opioid drugs (Heroin)

Heroin is a substance that is very challenging to give up and a significant percentage of clients with heroin addiction do end up relapsing, particularly patients who followed a home detox regime.

All clients diagnosed with heroin addiction will follow their own individual detox plan after consulting with a medical expert.

They may be prescribed a substitute drug such as Methadone or Buprenorphine to aid the detox process.

This is because they can alleviate withdrawal symptoms as they are chemically similar to heroin but do not cause any harm, nor are they as addictive.

4. Cocaine and cannabis

There are no pharmacological treatments to assist with the cocaine or cannabis withdrawal process.

However, qualified medical staff will be on hand to help patients cope with some of the challenges they encounter when going through the early stages of withdrawal.

For example, during this time patients may experience unpleasant physical and psychological symptoms.

Rehab staff will be highly experienced in prescribing specific medication for each symptom (including nausea and insomnia) and in offering emotional support if patients are experiencing anxiety or a low mood.

5. Benzodiazepines

Addiction specialists have designed tapering regimes to help clients gradually withdraw from their dependence on benzodiazepines.

This process can take several months, but during the early stages of detox clients are medically and psychologically monitored carefully to ensure no harm comes to them.

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Individual and group therapies

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There are several key psychological therapies typically included in drug and alcohol rehab programmes in Pembrokeshire that are very effective in helping clients recover from addiction.

These include:

1. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

CBT has been proven in research to reduce mild to moderate anxiety and depression in people with psychological disorders.

Specialist therapists in rehab centres have adapted CBT into a programme to help change clients’ attitudes, beliefs and perceptions about their alcohol and drug use.

This adapted CBT programme aims to help clients understand the thought processes behind their substance use, giving them the chance to change them.

2. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

ACT is a mindfulness-based form of psychotherapy which aims to reduce psychological tension in clients by changing the relationship they have with their thoughts.

ACT helps clients to learn to control their thoughts so they can focus on the present moment and accept thoughts and feelings as they come and go without attaching any form of judgement to them.

This helps them to stop being distracted by thoughts about the past or future which cause a great deal of anxiety and leads to many people using substances in an attempt to alleviate this unpleasant state.

At home support

3. Motivational Interviewing (MI)

Motivational Interviewing therapy helps clients remain focused and committed to treatment during their time in rehab.

This is particularly vital during the early days of rehab when clients can still be overwhelmed, confused and uncertain, and therefore risk becoming unmotivated.

Therapists using MI aim to build a close, supportive relationship with their clients, showing empathy at all times as they help the client identify and work through any psychological obstacles they may have.

These obstacles can cause them to have doubts about whether they should continue with their recovery plan.

4. Group Therapy

Group therapy sessions are led by an experienced addiction therapist who will help group members understand the way they interact and communicate with other people in the group.

This can be hugely important in helping people change their behaviour, as many people who become addicted have lost the ability to connect and maintain personal and social relationships with other people.

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5. Attending Support Group Meetings

Attending peer support group meetings such as alcoholics anonymous can be a key requirement of any addiction treatment programme.

These meetings allow attendees the opportunity to receive support from people who know what they are going through, which has proven to be invaluable for people in recovery.

This group setting also allows clients the chance to work through the well-established 12-step programme, which is seen by many as a necessary step in achieving recovery.

6. Holistic therapies

If deemed appropriate for the client, drug and alcohol rehabs in Pembrokeshire can provide several holistic therapies to improve clients’ overall well-being.

Research has shown that holistic therapies can significantly help to reduce the impact of traumatic experiences and help clients express the difficult emotions they have been unable to process so far in their lives.

Some of the creative-based holistic therapies include music (including drum therapy), drama therapy and art therapy.

Equine therapy has also been used and has helped clients deal with anger, improve their social skills and help them build more harmonious relationships with others.

Adventure Therapy

7. Aftercare

None of the clients who enter rehab are forgotten about when their treatment plan has finished.

All the drug and alcohol rehab centres we work with throughout Pembrokeshire organise comprehensive aftercare services for clients that enter rehab to ensure they sustain their recovery once they have left the programme.

Aftercare plans for addiction recovery can include:

  • Ensuring continued attendance at support group meetings, such as Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous and Cocaine Anonymous.
  • Developing important goals in their life to work towards, this could include enrolling on a college course or applying for a new job.
  • Connecting with relevant support organisations such as SMART Recovery to gain new cognitive skills that will help them avoid relapsing.
  • Forming positive social relationships and becoming involved in community activities.
  • Promote self-care, reviewing their lifestyle choices and forming healthy habits.

Get the support you need to beat addiction once and for all at a drug and alcohol rehab in Pembrokeshire by giving us a call on 0800 111 4108

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Addiction is a serious health issue, and we are dedicated to helping you recover quickly.

So, if you are searching for a rehab centre or want to learn more about available services, then do not hesitate to contact us now.

We will give you the best consultation and advice for free, enabling you to consider what is best for you and your health.

Although recovery and rehabilitation can be scary, it is the beginning of the rest of your life.

Every rehab in England and Wales that we work with is vetted by the Care Quality Commission.

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