Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Colwyn Bay

Drugs have become a major issue in Colwyn Bay, with a recent major crack down leading to multiple arrests.

In 2018-2019, there were 320 people assessed for alcohol misuse in the Colwyn Bay area, and 222 assessments carried out for drug misuse.

Drug and alcohol rehab in Colwyn Bay is clearly a much needed necessity.

What Is An Alcohol Addiction?

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The term ‘alcohol addiction’ is used to describe when a person does not feel well or ‘normal’ until they have had a drink.

Alcohol addiction is also known as alcohol use disorder, or alcohol dependency.

Someone with an alcohol dependency may exhibit certain signs such as:

  • A lack of interest in activities or hobbies that do not involve drinking alcohol.
  • Making excuses to drink such as stress.
  • Drinking when it is unsafe, such as when they are going to drive.
  • Drinking at odd times such as early in the morning.
  • Becoming distant with people they were previously close with.
  • Frequent mood swings and irritability.

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While an alcohol addiction may go unnoticed due to the easy access to alcohol and how widely accepted it is in society, an alcohol use disorder is a very serious illness that can lead to a range of complications such as:

What Is Rehab?


Simply put, rehab is the process of overcoming an addiction.

Many people are intimidated by the thought of attending drug and alcohol rehab in Colwyn Bay because they are afraid of the unknown.

Many people believe that going to rehab means that they will suffer and be uncomfortable.

However, staff in rehab facilities are medical professionals who work tirelessly to make sure their patients are as comfortable as possible.

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You may need to attend rehab if:

  • You have tried to give up taking drugs or using alcohol in the past but have failed.
  • Your personal relationships are suffering as a result of your substance misuse.
  • Your job or school work are suffering because of your substance misuse.
  • You have got into financial difficulty to fuel your addiction.

What Can Be Done Before Rehab?

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Understandably, private inpatient drug and alcohol rehab in Colwyn Bay will be viewed as a last resort by many people.

However, there is only so much friends and families can do before they have to step in and take action.

When loved ones of someone struggling with an addiction have reached breaking point, they often gather together to stage an intervention.

The purpose of an intervention is to let their loved one know how bad their addiction has become and the negative impact it is having on their relationships and life.

However, these traditional interventions do not always go as planned, because the person with an addiction often feels judged and that their loved ones are turning on them.


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An alternative to a traditional intervention is what’s known as a CRAFT intervention.

CRAFT stands for Community Reinforcement And Family Training – and it uses the services of a professional interventionalist to teach the family how to approach their loved one without making them feel judged.

However, that does not mean that the CRAFT approach makes it easy for someone battling an addiction.

Ultimately, the goal is to make them agree to attend drug and alcohol rehab in Colwyn Bay, so there needs to be an element of tough love.


This is achieved by teaching the family to stop unwittingly enabling their loved one’s addiction.

Once the person with the addiction has be held responsible for their own actions, they will start to see how problematic their behaviour has become.

When the time is right, someone can then approach them with the idea of attending drug rehab or alcohol rehab.

How Much Does It Cost To Attend Drug And Alcohol Rehab In Colwyn Bay?

Cost of rehab

Each rehab facility is different.

They offer different treatments, have different timetables and are situated in different places.

For this reason, there is no way to predict how much it will cost to attend drug and alcohol rehab in Colwyn Bay without a lot more information.

Cost depends on several varying factors, including:

  • Whether you choose to attend a luxury facility or a basic facility.
  • The length of time you will be required to stay.
  • The number of medications you require.
  • The accommodation you choose within the facility.


Most rehab facilities in Colwyn Bay cost around £500 per day.

If you have the money to spare and want to live in luxury while you are at rehab, some high-end rehab facilities cost up to £20,000 per week.

These drug rehab facilities are reserved for the rich and famous and offer massages, facials and other beauty treatments along with private chefs and luxury accommodation.

However, most basic rehab facilities cost anywhere between £1,000 and £10,000 per week.

You can help to pay for this through medical insurance, but most facilities offer payment plans to make them more accessible.

Can I Get Drug Rehab Or Alcohol Rehab Through The NHS In Colwyn Bay?

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The NHS does offer some rehabilitation services – however, these are not usually inpatient services but are instead outpatient treatments.

Private drug and alcohol rehab in Colwyn Bay has a lot more to offer than NHS services, because they are not nearly as stretched as the NHS.

Being privately funded means that these facilities in Angus can offer:

  • Comprehensive treatments
  • Full mental and psychological assessment
  • Dual diagnosis of co-occurring conditions
  • Intensive and individualised therapy treatments
  • 24/7 access to trained medical professionals
  • Aftercare

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The advantages of the NHS are that it is free of charge, however the disadvantages are:

  • Long waiting lists.
  • No comprehensive treatments – only outpatient appointments with addiction specialists.
  • No immediate access to medical staff if you are having a difficult time dealing with withdrawal symptoms.

Additionally, you will be using the limited resources of an already stretched and underfunded service.

How Long Does Rehab Last?

How long rehab

To be blunt, rehab lasts as long as it needs to last.

As with cost, there is no one answer to cover this.

If you are addicted to a substance that causes a physical addiction such as alcohol or heroin, your stay will usually be around a month long.

This is because these substances cause a physical addiction and it is often not safe to simply stop taking them.

How long does rehab last

Instead, you will be given a replacement drugLibrium for an alcohol addiction and methadone for a heroin addiction – and over the course of around 10 days, your dosage will be gradually reduced.

After this stage is complete, you are expected to spend around 3 weeks attending your therapy sessions.

In the cases where a physical addiction is not present, the length of time spent in rehab will depend on the level of addiction.

If you want to speak to someone about your addiction and get a better idea of how long you will need to spend in drug and alcohol rehab in Colwyn Bay, contact one of our addiction specialists today on 0800 111 4108.

What Types Of Therapy And Treatments Will I Get In Drug And Alcohol Rehab In Colwyn Bay?

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Because each rehab facility has it’s own way of doing things, the only way to know what treatments you can expect is to contact your chosen facility directly.

It is a good idea to contact several different rehab facilities in the Colwyn Bay area to see what they offer so you can decide which one you like the sound of.

It is also a good idea to pay a visit to some facilities because it is important that you feel comfortable there and around the staff.

Some of the most common treatments used in drug and alcohol rehab in Colwyn Bay are:

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

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This is a type of talking therapy that helps service users reprogramme the way they think.

It teaches people how to be more positive and to approach new people and situations is a positive way.

Dialectical Behavioural Therapy

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This is similar to cognitive behavioural therapy only instead of teaching people to approach others in a more positive way, it focuses more inward and teaches people that they need to be kinder to themselves.

Motivational Interviewing


This therapy involves making the service user focus on good people and positive aspects of their lives outside of rehab.

People often leave these sessions feeling positive about their future.

Alternative Therapies

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This covers a broad range of therapies including art therapy, yoga and equine therapy.

They promote a sense of calm and help to build social skills while also giving the service user a positive outlet for negative emotions.

Family Therapy

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Family Therapy is important to rebuild relationships that may have broken down during the course of someone’s addiction.

Brief Interventions


These quick sessions usually only last a few minutes.

During these sessions, service users will be told certain aspects of their addiction that they never thought of before, such as how certain addictions increase your risk of cancer.

Group Therapy

Group Therapy helps people share their stories with other people and allows them to see that they are not alone.

Co-Dependency Treatment

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If someone is in a co-dependent relationship, their partner may have been enabling their addiction.

These sessions help someone see how toxic these types of relationships are and shows them ways to avoid them.

Alcohol Detox And Rehab In Colwyn Bay

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Alcohol causes a physical addiction, so you will not be able to quit drinking cold-turkey if you have an alcohol dependency.

When you enter alcohol rehab in Colwyn Bay for an alcohol dependency, the first stage in your recovery will be an alcohol detox.

An alcohol detox is the process of removing alcohol from your body, however, it is unsafe to do this without a medical intervention.

This means that you need to be given a benzodiazepine called Librium.


Librium is used to reduce the severe symptoms of alcohol withdrawal such as:

  • Fever
  • Excessive sweating
  • Uncontrollable shaking
  • Hallucinations
  • Seizures
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Delirium tremens (DTs)

During this stage, you will be closely monitored by medical professionals to make sure you are safe at all times.

After this part of your recovery is complete, you will usually spend around 3 weeks attending group therapy and one-to-one therapy sessions as well as holistic treatments to uncover the root cause of your addiction and help you make a full physical and mental recovery.

Rehab For Cocaine In Colwyn Bay


Cocaine is a dangerous and addictive white powder that is most commonly snorted through the nose, however, it can also be smoked or injected.

It is known to cause increased energy, alertness and a sense of euphoria, however, one bad hit can cause panic attacks, psychosis, paranoia and even a heart attack.

Long term cocaine use of cocaine is linked to bowel infections and irreparable nasal damage.


While cocaine is a Class A drug and is dangerous, it does not cause a physical addiction.

If you attend drug rehab in Colwyn Bay for a cocaine addiction, you may be able to complete your treatment within 2 weeks.

Rehab For Heroin In Colwyn Bay


Heroin is a highly dangerous drug and is considered to be so addictive that people have reportedly become addicted after just one hit.

Heroin is an opioid drug made from morphine, and it gives user an intense sense of euphoria.

It is most commonly injected, however, it can also be snorted or smoked.


A heroin addiction is incredibly difficult to recover from, and as this drug causes a physical addiction, you will require a medically assisted detox in order to overcome it.

Some withdrawal symptoms from heroin are:

  • Cold sweats
  • Vomiting and diarrhoea
  • Joint pain
  • Muscle cramps
  • Hallucinations

You will be prescribed a drug called methadone to combat these symptoms and monitored closely until the detox stage is over.

After the detox stage of your recovery is complete, you will need to spend a further 3 weeks attending therapy sessions to tackle the emotional cause of your addiction.

Rehab For Cannabis In Colwyn Bay


Cannabis can be smoked, vaped, or even eaten, and many people believe it is a ‘gateway’ drug.

This means that if you are a regular cannabis user, you are more likely to move on to harder drugs eventually.

Cannabis can cause paranoia, anxiety and other mental health problems, as well as a range of physical health issues such as chronic respiratory infections.

Many people believe that there some benefits to cannabis use, such as reduction in seizures and pain relief, however, there are no scientific studies that back these claims.


Cannabis continues to be a dangerous and addictive drug.

It does not cause a physical addiction, so a medical detox is not required when you attend drug rehab in Colwyn Bay for a cannabis addiction.

Your treatment can normally be completed within 7 to 14 days.

What Aftercare Services Will I Receive After Leaving Drug And Alcohol Rehab In Colwyn Bay?

Individual therapy

Leaving a drug and alcohol facility after spending several weeks recovering there will likely be a scary and overwhelming experience.

This will be the first time in a long time that you will have to experience the world as a clean and sober person.

Rehab will have given you the skillset you need to get you through this, however, there will be several times throughout the first few months after leaving rehab that you may need some extra support.

Drug and alcohol rehab in Colwyn Bay commonly offers a 12 month aftercare service.

Support network

The aftercare service will differ between facilities, however, some of the information you can expect to find in an aftercare package is:

Many facilities also allow previous patients to return to the facility on selected days for outpatient appointments.

Often, the staff will keep in regular contact to check on your progress throughout the first 12 months after you have left the facility.

Getting Help Today

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For more information on any of the topics covered here, or for any help or advice regarding addiction and recovery in Colwyn Bay, call a member of our team today on 0800 111 4108.

We are always available to take your call.

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