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Drug and Alcohol Rehab Wiltshire

Learn about drug and alcohol rehab and detox in Wiltshire. The rehab clinic offers a robust admissions process and supervised detox and evidence-based treatments.

    Drug and Alcohol Rehab Wiltshire

    Do you live in Wilshire in South-West England? Do you seek professional drug or alcohol treatment services? Fortunately, Rehab Recovery is here to help. In Wiltshire, we offer addiction treatment from Stonehenge to Salisbury Plain.

    Like many English counties, Wiltshire is populated by a large minority of people who are experiencing difficulties with substance misuse. Drug and alcohol addiction overwhelms A&E services and causes many hundreds of deaths in Wiltshire each year.

    Many of these people affected by addiction cannot access treatment through the NHS because their addiction is not considered sufficiently acute to warrant treatment at the taxpayer’s expense. This means people continue to take drugs or drink alcohol until their health deteriorates beyond a state of repair.

    Only then does NHS treatment become available, but it’s usually too late by this point to repair the damage inflicted by many years of addiction.

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    Drug and alcohol statistics in Wiltshire

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    Statistics show that over a quarter of the adult population in Wiltshire drink more than the recommended weekly amount of alcohol with around 1% of Wiltshire adults being dependent on alcohol (1).

    Similarly, around 2,300 adults in Wiltshire are classed as cocaine or opiate users (2).

    While these figures are lower than the UK average, they are still concerning and show that there is a great need for more education on the subject in that area and the wider availability of drug and alcohol rehab  Wiltshire.

    Why should I attend drug and alcohol rehab in Wiltshire?

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    If you or someone you know is struggling with an addiction to drugs or alcohol, it is important to get the right level of care to address the issue.

    Medical professionals and addiction specialists that work in rehab facilities understand that addiction is an illness and should be treated as such.

    Just as you wouldn’t expect to recover from heart disease alone with no medical intervention, you shouldn’t expect to recover from a substance use disorder alone.

    When you take large amounts of drugs or alcohol or use substances over a long period of time, the chemicals in your brain adjust to the levels of the drug, this is what makes addiction an illness that needs to be treated professionally.

    As well as this, addiction is often only a part of the problem. When you enter a private drug and alcohol rehab facility, the specially trained staff will be able to diagnose any underlying undiagnosed mental health issues that often occur alongside addiction.

    Conditions such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia are not uncommon among substance abusers.

    When these conditions are uncovered, they can be treated using evidence-based treatments such as cognitive behavioural therapy.

    This gives the service user a much higher chance of maintaining sobriety long after they have left the rehab facility.

    Start your recovery journey today by calling our expert team on 0800 088 66 86

    Will I have to abstain from drugs and alcohol forever after rehab?

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    When you attend drug and alcohol rehab Wiltshire, you will spend the first week to 10 days detoxing the substance from your body.

    After this time, the underlying conditions will be treated, and you will learn coping techniques to help you if you find yourself on the verge of relapse in the future.

    Because drug and alcohol rehab facilities operate using the disease model of addiction, addiction is treated as an illness rather than a failure.

    This means that anyone who has suffered from substance use disorder in the past has a higher risk of relapsing. For this reason, it makes sense to abstain.

    Abstaining from drugs and alcohol seems difficult, however, through your time in rehab you will learn of the many benefits of abstinence, the most obvious being that you are less likely to binge on a substance if you stay away from it completely.

    There may be times when abstinence is not necessary, and an addiction can be managed using moderation management.

    This means that you can set yourself boundaries, for example, you can have two drinks one night a week. However, this is only recommended if the addiction was not severe or long-lasting.

    Private rehab vs council-funded rehab in Wiltshire

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    It is common for people to believe that private rehab is out of reach for them. It is often thought that it is too expensive, and something that is only available for the wealthy. For this reason, people tend to go straight to NHS rehab services.

    While the NHS has a lot to offer, it has limited resources and can’t always respond to the demand.

    There are pros and cons of both private rehab and council-funded rehab. If you have established that you have an addiction, it is a good idea to research both options to know which one is best suited to your needs.

    The benefits of private rehab in Wiltshire

    • No long waiting lists, most people are admitted immediately
    • You can recover in a safe and comfortable environment
    • Comprehensive treatment program including dual diagnosis of co-occurring issues
    • 24/7 access to specially trained professionals
    • Treatments tailored to your individual needs
    • Uncovering the root cause of your addiction and identifying your triggers
    • Learning relapse prevention techniques
    • High success rates
    • A dedicated aftercare program

    The cons of private rehab in Wiltshire

    • Can be costly, even with payment plans in place
    • Usually requires extended stays away from home

    The benefits of council-funded rehab in Wiltshire

    • It is free of charge
    • It is in your local area
    • Does not require long stays away from home
    • Accessible
    • Confidential

    The cons of council-funded rehab in Wiltshire

    • It often takes months before you are admitted
    • Lower success rates
    • No dual-diagnosis or treatment of co-occurring issues
    • Low availability of residential rehab

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    Can I detox at home?

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    It is possible to go through detox at home. It can be very tempting to close yourself away from the world for a few weeks and hope that things get better in that time.

    However, home detox is not for everyone, and you should only do it if you have been given the go-ahead by a medical professional.

    If you have been suffering from a substance use disorder for a long time, and if your addiction is particularly severe, it is not recommended to attempt to detox at home.

    For example, if you regularly consume more than 30 units of alcohol a day, a home detox could be incredibly dangerous and even fatal.

    People with long-lasting and severe addictions to alcohol are at risk of developing delirium tremens during the detox stage.

    Delirium tremens can be life-threatening and it is necessary to have immediate access to health professionals if you develop DTs. This is also the case if you have developed delirium tremens in the past.

    Detoxing is a difficult experience and can induce or heighten stress, for this reason, it is not recommended to attempt to detox alone at home if you suffer from any co-occurring mental health issues, as these may be exacerbated during the detox stage.

    Similarly, if you have struggled with self-harm or suicidal thoughts in the past, detoxing at home is not recommended. You should also avoid a home detox if you have been known to have violent outbursts while intoxicated.

    If you have previously been diagnosed with Wernicke’s encephalopathy, it is not recommended to go through detox alone at home due to the changes the illness causes in the brain.

    Wernicke’s encephalopathy is a nutritional deficiency; however, it is most commonly found in those with a long-lasting and severe alcohol dependency (3).

    If you are classed as ‘high risk’ on the DSM-IV-TR diagnostic criteria, you should not attempt to undergo a home detox as it is highly likely that you will need access to professional help throughout your detoxing stage.

    The DSM-IV-TR diagnostic criteria for substance dependence are:

    1. Building a tolerance to the substance, meaning you need to take it in larger amounts or more often to get the desired effect.
    2. Having withdrawal symptoms if you have not taken the substance for a while, and only being able to relieve the symptoms by consuming more of the substance.
    3. Often taking larger amounts of the substance than intended.
    4. Recurring failed attempts to stop taking the substance.
    5. A large amount of time is spent acquiring, using, or recovering from the substance.
    6. Activities and hobbies not related to the substance are given up or reduced.
    7. The substance abuse is continued despite the user knowing the negative impacts the substance is having on their health, social life, and relationships (4).

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    What are the alternatives to going to rehab?

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    If you have researched both private and council-funded drug and alcohol rehab Wiltshire and have decided that neither option suits your needs, there are other options for you.

    It is important to note, however, if you have had several failed attempts at obtaining sobriety and have a severe addiction that has greatly affected your health and has lasted for many months or years, it is recommended to attend a private rehab clinic for up to 30 days.

    If your addiction is not severe and has not lasted for too long, some alternatives to rehab that you could try are:

    Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous

    Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous are group meetings that most often take place in church halls or community centres. They are accessible to anyone and often only require a small donation to take part.

    SMART Recovery

    SMART stands for Self-Management and Recovery Training.  Weekly meetings, headed by a trained facilitator, will help you to set goals, cope with urges and build and maintain motivation to remain clean and sober (5).

    Home Detox

    As mentioned above, home detox is not recommended in long-lasting and severe cases of addiction. However, if you do decide to do a home detox, it is a good idea to have someone stay with you in case you need medical attention.

    Alcoholics Anonymous Family Group Meetings

    AA family group meetings provide a safe space for close friends and relatives of people struggling with substance abuse.

    These groups are open to anyone, including people with substance use disorders so they can hear how their substance abuse has affected their loved ones.

    Outpatient rehab

    Attending rehab as an outpatient means you will have scheduled appointments with the drug and alcohol team in Wiltshire, but you will continue to live at home throughout your treatment.

    You will have access to therapy and will be prescribed any necessary medication.

    Start your recovery journey today by calling our expert team on 0800 088 66 86

    The admissions process for drug and alcohol rehab Wiltshire

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    Before you can be referred to a rehab clinic, the drug and alcohol team in Wiltshire will assess the severity of your addiction using the ASAM Criteria.

    The ASAM criteria have six dimensions that will allow the experts to determine the level of care that you need.

    The six dimensions of the ASAM criteria are:

    1. Exploring your history of substance abuse and withdrawal
    2. Assessing your past and current physical health
    3. Assessing your past and current mental health
    4. Understanding your desire to change
    5. Understanding your rick of relapse
    6. Knowing your living situation and what triggers surround you in day-to-day life (6)

    As well as this, the drug and alcohol team will refer to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition, or DSM-5, to determine whether your addiction is considered mild, moderate, or severe.

    According to the DSM-5, symptoms of substance use disorder fall into four categories:

    1. Impaired control
    2. Social problems
    3. Risky use
    4. Physical dependence (7)

    If you have presented to the drug and alcohol team with an addiction to alcohol, they will use the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) to determine the level of your addiction and the treatment that you need.

    AUDIT is a comprehensive ten-question questionnaire that will allow the team to gain a better understanding of your addiction by covering intake, dependency, and consequences of your addiction (8).

    The AUDIT scoring system determines the severity of your addiction.

    A score of 0-7 indicates low risk.

    A score of 8-15 shows an increased risk.

    Scoring between 16-19 shows a high risk.

    Anything above 20 indicates a probable dependency (9).

    When is a professional intervention necessary?

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    If you have staged several traditional interventions and they have not worked, it might be time to contact a professional interventionist.

    Many people believe that a person has to be ready to attend rehab, and that they have to make that choice for themselves in order for the rehabilitation to work.

    However, a professional interventionist can help friends and family members of substance abusers to push the person with addiction in the right direction.

    Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT) is a different approach to traditional interventions. CRAFT works by rewarding good behaviour when a person makes good choices and ignoring the negative choices.

    CRAFT does not require a confrontation, instead, it teaches close friends and family members how they might be enabling the addictive behaviour and what steps they can take to stop this.

    For example, if someone is too hungover to go to work or school, the CRAFT approach won’t allow you to make the phone call to excuse their absence, they would have to deal with it themselves.

    After having to deal with the consequences of their addictions, people may be more open to the idea of getting better. CRAFT teaches families to spot the windows of opportunity to have a discussion about rehab.

    Start your recovery journey today by calling our expert team on 0800 088 66 86

    How much does rehab cost in Wiltshire?

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    When you attend private drug and alcohol rehab Wiltshire, you will be put on a treatment program that is tailored to your specific needs.

    Because of this, it is impossible to say how much your time in rehab will cost until you have spoken to an expert about the level of care you will need.

    If you are considering attending a private rehab clinic, it is important to understand that most of them have payment plans available and other ways in which they can make their services available to most people.

    If your addiction is particularly severe, you will likely need to spend around 28 days in a facility. A private room for 28 days can cost anywhere between £8000 and £12000.

    If you don’t mind sharing a room, you can expect to pay around £6000 for 28 days.

    If your addiction is not too severe, you may only need a 10 day stay in rehab. A private room for 10 days will cost between £3000 and £6000, while a shared room for 10 days usually costs between £2000 and £4000.

    You can opt for a home detox option, which would drop the cost to around £1500, however, this is only recommended if your addiction is not at all severe.

    It is also recommended to ask someone to stay with you during this time so that you have someone with you if you feel sick or need medical attention.

    How long does rehab last?

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    Rehab lasts different times for different people and the length of time you will need to spend in a facility will vary depending on the substance you are addicted to and the severity of your addiction.

    If your addiction is to heroin, alcohol, opioids, or benzodiazepines, you will require a medically assisted detox to overcome the withdrawal symptoms.

    This means that you will likely need to spend longer in the facility – usually 28 days – to fully recover. This way the physical addiction can be treated and then the psychological aspects of your addiction.

    The minimum amount of time you can spend in a rehab facility is 7 days, this is to ensure that you have medical support throughout the detox stage – often the worst and most dangerous stage of rehab.

    A short stay in rehab may be possible if a medically assisted detox is not required. Cannabis, cocaine, and amphetamines do not cause physical addiction and you may be able to overcome an addiction to these substances within 7 – 10 days.

    Start your recovery journey today by calling our expert team on 0800 088 66 86

    Tips on choosing the right drug and alcohol rehab Wiltshire

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    When you have made the decision to attend rehab, it can be overwhelming to look through the vast amounts of information available online.

    Aside from this, some rehab facilities take different approaches to their treatment, for example, some facilities follow the 12-step program, while others take a more holistic approach.

    When you are trying to find a rehab that is right for you, it is important to consider the following:

    • Can you afford it?
    • Does it have good reviews?
    • What are the credentials and qualifications of the staff? It is important to know you are being cared for by trained professionals.
    • How long has it been around? A long-standing rehab facility will be well-respected and have good success rates.
    • How do you feel about it? You need to visit the facility and talk to the staff. If you are going to be spending time there, you need to feel comfortable.

    What is a detox, and do I need one?

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    A detox is the first thing you will go through in any rehabilitation process. It is when the harmful substance is eliminated from the body.

    When you have taken large amounts of drugs or alcohol over a period of time, the chemical make-up of your brain will be altered, and you will feel sick if you stop taking the substance.

    Your brain will begin sending you signals that you need the substance in order to feel normal. This is how addiction is created.

    When you stop taking the substance, you will feel sick and disoriented, however, stopping can also cause extreme illnesses and can even be fatal.

    When you detox is a drug and alcohol rehab facility in Wiltshire, you will go through a medically assisted detox, and you will be given medications that can combat the negative withdrawal symptoms.

    Over time, the medication will be reduced until you no longer have any substances in your body, and you can begin to focus on mentally healing.

    For example, if you attend rehab for alcohol addiction, you will likely be prescribed a medication called Librium.

    Librium is a benzodiazepine that can ease symptoms of anxiety that often occur during detox. Your prescription will be reduced over a 10-day period until you are through the detox stage.

    After this, the rest of the time spent in rehab will be focused on recovering emotionally and mentally. You will also learn relapse prevention techniques to give you the best chances of remaining clean after you leave the facility.

    Some relapse prevention techniques you will learn are:

    • HALT (Hungry, Angry, Lonely, Tired)
    • Mindfulness meditation
    • Support groups
    • The importance of self-care
    • Having an emergency contact
    • Identifying your triggers
    • Deep breathing

    Start your recovery journey today by calling our expert team on 0800 088 66 86

    Rehab for cocaine in Wiltshire

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    Cocaine is a highly addictive stimulant that causes short bursts of euphoria and cause the user to feel talkative, alert, and energetic.

    Cocaine stops dopamine – known as the ‘feel-good’ hormone – from being reabsorbed into the brain, meaning that it lingers on the brain making the person feel euphoric.

    It is this feeling that users chase when they continue to take cocaine.

    While cocaine is highly addictive, it does not cause physical addiction. This means that you can quit cold turkey without any physical withdrawal symptoms.

    If you are seeking rehab for cocaine addiction, you may only need to stay in rehab for 7 – 10 days until the cravings for the substance disappear.

    Rehab for heroin in Wiltshire

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    Heroin is another highly addictive and very dangerous drug and once a heroin addiction takes hold, it can be incredibly difficult to get clean again.

    Heroin causes physical dependence, meaning that you will need to undergo a medically assisted detox program before attending therapy for the emotional toll the addiction has taken.

    If you attend rehab for heroin addiction, it is recommended that you spend 28 days overcoming the addiction.

    This gives you enough time to detox the substance from your system and spend time in therapy tackling the psychological addiction.

    Rehab for cannabis in Wiltshire

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    Cannabis can cause paranoia, anxiety, and persistent coughing.

    Cannabis does not cause a physical addiction, so a medical detox is not required when attending rehab for cannabis addiction.

    Some withdrawal symptoms of cannabis addiction are anxiety and loss of concentration.

    Because a cannabis addiction is psychological only, you may only need 7 – 10 days in a rehab facility to overcome it.

    Start your recovery journey today by calling our expert team on 0800 088 66 86

    What therapies can I expect from drug and alcohol rehab Wiltshire?

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    Attending drug and alcohol rehab Wiltshire will tackle the physical addiction first, if necessary, before tackling the psychological addiction.

    As mentioned above, addiction is often an illness that happens alongside other issues such as depression, schizophrenia, or obsessive-compulsive disorder.

    Through the various types of therapy on offer, a team of experts will diagnose any underlying mental health issues and work on treating these to ensure you have the best chance at maintaining sobriety after leaving the facility.

    Some common treatments available in drug and alcohol rehab in Wiltshire are:

    Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

    Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is popular in the treatment of addictions as it changes the way you think about and approaches certain situations. By thinking more positively, you will attract more positive changes in your life.

    Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)

    Dialectical Behavioural Therapy focuses on personal acceptance. A common issue with people who have struggled with addiction in the past is that they are often very hard on themselves for their past wrongdoings.

    DBT teaches acceptance of your past so you can move forward.

    Brief Interventions

    Brief interventions focus on one particular issue within a person’s life. This issue is discussed in a one-to-one session therapist until a solution is reached.

    Motivational Interviewing

    Motivational interviewing encourages the person to find positive aspects in their lives and focus on these as they go through the rehab process. Often, having something positive to focus on helps people overcome some of their most difficult days in rehab.

    Holistic Therapies

    Holistic therapies include art therapy, music therapy, equine therapy, and yoga, among others. They are becoming increasingly common in rehab facilities, and they are excellent ways to introduce a sense of calm by giving people a healthy output for their anxieties.

    Group Therapy

    In group therapy, a group of people sit together and discuss their journeys through addiction.

    Group therapy can be an excellent way to talk about your past choices without judgement in a safe environment. They can also be helpful to remind people that they are not alone.

    Individual Therapy

    Individual therapy is important as it is most commonly in these sessions where therapists can diagnose co-occurring mental health issues such as depression.

    These sessions are also helpful because the service user can talk at length about their thoughts, feelings, and anxieties with someone that they have the chance to build a rapport with.

    Family Therapy

    Family therapy gives people with substance use disorders and their families a safe space to talk through how the person’s addiction has negatively impacted everyone’s lives. These sessions can be a good starting place for rebuilding broken relationships.

    Co-dependency Treatment

    Often, people who are in relationships with people with substance use disorders neglect their own needs and put the needs of the person with the addiction above their own. Co-dependency therapy can help people discover the cause of their co-dependency and teach them ways to overcome this.

    Twelve-Step Facilitation Therapy

    Twelve-step facilitation therapy puts service users in touch with a twelve-step program in their local area. This often happens as part of an aftercare program.

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    Private addiction treatment in Wiltshire

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    To ensure you or your loved one do not succumb to this fate, we urge you to consider undertaking rehab through a private clinic. At Rehab Recovery, we work with tens of private addiction clinics in Wiltshire.

    When you access private addiction treatment through our network, you gain access to treatment that’s highly affordable and highly effective. We triage you over the telephone before we refer you to any particular clinic.

    Following this telephone assessment, we then refer you to only those clinics in Wiltshire that best match your particular needs and budget.

    This means you avoid the need to conduct your own research into selecting the most suitable clinics for drug or alcohol addiction in Wiltshire.

    Best of all, the service we offer you is entirely free and independent.

    To access this free referral service, contact Rehab Recovery today. Rehab Recovery is staffed by individuals who are themselves recovering drug or alcohol addiction sufferers.

    We understand what you are going through and we are here to reassure you that things will get better once you have received treatment for your addiction.

    About drug and alcohol rehab Wiltshire

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    Whilst we refer our clients to many different treatment providers in Wilshire, many of these clinics have some key similarities. For instance, we generally only refer you to clinics that offer residential detox and rehabilitation services.

    We do not recommend ‘outpatient’ services because undergoing outpatient treatment is inferior to residential treatment when it comes to overcoming drug and alcohol addiction.

    Residential treatment requires you to leave your home whilst you undergo your rehabilitation programme. Instead, you will live, sleep and eat 24 hours a day within the clinic where you receive your treatment.

    The vast majority of clinics offer ensuite facilities and catering. This means you will detox and rehabilitate in a cosy and caring environment away from ‘bad influences’ that may otherwise risk your recovery at this early stage.

    Residential treatment is particularly beneficial whilst you undergo your initial detox programme. During this period, you will be given drugs that assist in treating withdrawal symptoms.

    Medically trained experts will dispense these medications and ensure you are not given too much or too little medication to help reduce withdrawal symptoms.

    This means you detox in an ultra-safe and secure manner where the risk of relapse is all but eliminated.

    Start your recovery journey today by calling our expert team on 0800 088 66 86

    Getting in touch

    To discover how Rehab Recovery may assist in helping you secure your long term recovery from drug and alcohol addiction, contact us today on 0800 088 66 86.

    Addiction to drugs and alcohol is surely a burden you wish to shift this year.

    Allow Rehab Recovery to help you in taking this important first step into treatment.

    We also offer our drug and alcohol rehab services in a variety of locations across the UK, including LondonEssexOxfordshireReadingLutonSloughBerkshireBrighton and more!

    Reference

    1. https://www.wiltshireintelligence.org.uk/recovery-jsna-substance-use-and-misuse/
    2. https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/alcohol-and-drug-misuse-and-treatment-statistics
    3. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK470344/
    4. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK92053/table/ch2.t5/
    5. https://smartrecovery.org.uk/
    6. https://www.asam.org/asam-criteria/about-the-asam-criteria
    7. https://www.addictionpolicy.org/post/dsm-5-facts-and-figures
    8. https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/684823/Alcohol_use_disorders_identification_test__AUDIT_.pdf
    9. https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/684823/Alcohol_use_disorders_identification_test__AUDIT_.pdf

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