Newport

If you a loved one relative friend or employee in Newport is struggling with addiction phone and speak to an addictions clinician with three decades experience for advice on all aspects of addiction detox rehab and treatment.

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On the 1st of January 2024, local media in Newport reported that the number of drug related deaths had risen across all areas of Gwent and that the highest figures were for Newport, Caerphilly and Monmouthshire. Figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) revealed that for 2022, there were 23 deaths, recorded by a coroner, as being attributed to drug poisonings. This was an increase of ten from 2021 when the figure was 13. For the county borough of Caerphilly there were 32 which was nearly double the figure of the previous year at 32.  For Monmouthshire, the figure doubled from four to eight. For all of these three areas, this was the highest numbers since records began.  There were also increases in Torfaen where the number rose from 4 to 8 as well as Blaenau Gwent where it rose from 5 to 7. 

For Alcohol dependency, it is estimated that 43% of adults in Gwent report drinking above the Welsh Government guidelines. In addition, 131, 000 adults in Gwent (26%) binge drink every week though, over the last five years, the numbers of those reporting this has remained constant at this level (26%) 

Statutory drug and alcohol services in Newport are provided by  GDAS

Web: gdas.wales/

Tel: 0333 999 35 77

Old School Building

Powells Place

Newport

NP20 1EL

Tel: 01633 245890

Monday: 9am – 7pm

Tuesday – Friday: 9am – 5pm

Saturday: 10:00am – 12:30pm

Closed for lunch: 12:00pm- 1:30pm

The Junction

Cedar House, Station Road

Chepstow

NP16 5PB

Tel: 01291 635355

Monday – Friday: 9am – 5pm

Closed for lunch: 12:30pm- 1:30pm

Crug Las

1 Church Street

Ebbw Vale

NP23 6BE

Tel: 01495 301855

Monday – Friday: 9am – 5pm

Private treatment in Wales is available and, where clinically appropriate (and space is available), the same day. However, unlike England, there are fewer private centres than there are, pro rata to the size of the country and population. It can sometimes be quicker to access treatment in England , though the centres in Wales are less costly than the majority of the centres in the UK. 

The clinic chains, and referral agents, will advertise that they have centres all over the UK: A centre in every city, town and postcode in the UK. The simply truth is: They don’t. By using post-box addresses and serviced office reception services. They do this in order to get you to pick up the phone. Referral agents often use images of clinics that they lift off websites and purport to own the centres. There are, in fact, only a very few actual clinic chains. 

Paul is an addictions clinician with three decades of direct clinical experience. He has worked, for several years, referring patients directly into private centres and has excellent relationships with admissions teams at all the major centres in the UK as well as working as an admitting/prescribing clinician in several centres. 

All enquiries are treated in the strictest of medical confidence and advice is given without charge and impartially. Paul can advise on treatment options, location, cost and availability. 

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