A National Directory of Drug Treatment Centers and Alcohol Treatment Centers, Therapists and Specialists. A free, simple directory providing assistance and guidance for those seeking help regarding alcohol addiction, drug addiction, dependency and many other conditions that affect the mind, body and soul.
Call 800-580-9104 to speak with an alcohol or drug abuse counselor.

Who Answers?

Middle classes vulnerable to binge drinking

Alcohol is being used as a tool to mask the inner demons of the middle classes, the chief executive of a new body to tackle substance abuse claimed last night.

Binge drinking – commonly perceived as a problem associated with rowdy town and city centres – is equally evident in homes across Wales, according to Wynford Ellis Owen, who leads the newly-formed Welsh Council on Alcohol and Other Drugs.

Mr Owen, a minister’s son from Denbighshire who been in recovery from alcohol and drugs addiction since 1992, chaired the organisation’s first meeting in Cardiff last night.

He claims that the Welsh Assembly Government’s 10-year “harm reduction” strategy is stabilising alcohol and drug addiction in Wales – but not stopping it.

“The Assembly is containing the problem but we want to eliminate addiction altogether,” he said.

“People tend to try to escape life, through turning to binge-drinking, drugs, television, food, pornography, gambling and any means open to them, in order to try to flee their inner feelings.

“For example, a heroin addict might substitute it with methadone but, although it will change their mood, their way of thinking and emotions don’t change.

“Most substance misuse treatments are not good enough.

“We need to look at all these addictions and look at what they do for us that we cannot do for ourselves.

“I had to ask myself that question all those years ago.

“As a young man going to a party I would drink before I got there.

“Basically I was drinking so that I wouldn’t have to be myself.

“But it took guts and courage for me to confront the burden of being human; feeling nervous, insecure and realising that I didn’t know all the answers to all the questions.

“I realised I didn’t have to be perfect and people could see me for how I was.”

He set up a treatment centre in Cardiff and admits that he periodically feels unable to cope with the scale of the alcohol problem in modern Wales.

According to the Assembly Government’s Substance Misuse Strategy for Wales 2008 to 2018, half of all men and a third of all women in Wales admit to drinking more than the recommended safety limits, with one-in- four men and one-in-10 women admitting misusing alcohol.

“It is not just the binge drinkers,” he said.

“Deaths from alcohol misuse have doubled over the last 15 years.

“Out of 40 countries worldwide, Wales had the highest percentage of 13-year-olds reporting having been drunk more than twice – 27% of boys and 26% of girls.

“And alcohol is the cheapest it’s ever been. We’re in big trouble.

“Most of this problem is hidden, noticed only by the bottle recyclers of Wales and by the sufferers themselves, who must be in abject despair and suffering from unbearable loneliness and fear. Children are the main victims of this hidden harm and the partners, husbands and wives.

“I know that I was afraid to be me. But I am now enjoying being me and the freedom that it brings.”

Yesterday was the first time the council and the three registered treatment centres in Wales – Ty’n Rodyn/Hafan Wen in Bangor, Brynawel House in Llanharan and Rhoserchan in Aberystwyth – worked together to tackle the wider debate on addiction therapy.

Dr David Best, a reader in Criminal Justice at the University of the West of Scotland, who spoke at the meeting, criticised the standard of substance dependency treatment.

He said: “Most substance use treatment is not good enough.

“And that treatment itself is not enough – it is not sufficient in its current form to support recovery.

“The most important factors in sustaining recovery were ‘moving away from substance-using friends’, suitable accommodation and support from non-using friends.

“It was the development of a support network that allowed recovery to be sustained.”

source: Western Mail

More Treatment & Detox Articles

Mistakes to Avoid Post Drug Treatment

Once you have completed drug treatment it’s easy to think that you are out of the danger zone and fully recovered from addiction. Unfortunately, the reality is that you are not ever in the clear and out of the danger zone when it comes to addiction. Recovery from addiction is a long term (lifelong) effort….

Continue reading

Cancer treatment-an insight of chemotherapy

Cancer is an uncontrolled growth of body cells, which can be fatal at times. Cancer is considered as one of the most deadly diseases in the world resulting in the death of large number of people every year. Though cancer is fatal, cancer can be completely treated if detected at early stages. There is no….

Continue reading

Young drinker backs teen alcohol campaign

Teenager Catherine Woollard will be legally allowed to drink for the first time this week – but, for her, the novelty of alcohol wore off years ago. Set to celebrate her 18th birthday tomorrow, she began drinking at the age of 12 following the sudden death of her grandmother. By the time she was 16,….

Continue reading

Where do calls go?

Calls to numbers on a specific treatment center listing will be routed to that treatment center. Additional calls will also be forwarded and returned by a quality treatment center within the USA.

Calls to any general helpline (non-facility specific 1-8XX numbers) for your visit will be answered by a licensed drug and alcohol rehab facility, a paid advertiser on TreatmentCenters.com.

All calls are private and confidential.

I NEED TO TALK TO SOMEONE NOWI NEED TO TALK TO SOMEONE NOW 800-580-9104Response time about 1 min | Response rate 100%
Who Answers?