Getting simple, practical guidance on addiction help near Ashley Down is difficult....but not impossible.
In this comprehensive 19 Q&A guidebook, we laid out answers to:
Ready to overhaul your ideas about finding rehab near Ashley Down?
I've Tried Other Addiction Treatment Approaches, Is Rehab Different?
You can certainly expect rehab to be of use to you *as long as* you play an active role.
For those suffering from addiction, detox followed by a well-managed rehab stay is the way forward in to recovery. But, rehab will not do everything for you.
A lack of personal responsibility is the hallmark of addiction, and thus reclaiming responsibility for your own life is a cornerstone of recovery.
Rehab near Ashley Down is not to be considered a "cure" that will completely resolve all addiction issues in your life.
It took a long while to build up the patterns of addiction, and it will take time and understanding for them to be resolved.
All this requires patience, persistence, and constructive engagement.
The first step on this path is rehab.
What Happens In Rehab Ashley Down?
Three stages can be identified as being part of the private rehab course, the first being the detox itself, followed by therapy and counselling to address the causes of addiction and then the aftercare element which seeks to engage with matters over the longer term.
What should you expect in the first week of drug/alcohol rehab?
The first 7 days are usually spent completing physical detox, resting more than normal, and following advice for prescribed medication.
No two people are alike, so the time it takes for the detox phase to last will depend on things like the length of dependency, the history of addiction and the degree to which the dependency has taken hold of the body.
After the first seven days in rehab you should expect the following…
Our clinical team will begin to guide you, once you’ve completed your detox, through the start of your therapy. It is important for you to understand why you became addicted in the first place, so you’ll be taking part in group Cognitive Behavioural Therapy or one-on-one counselling.
In general, residential programmes are quite diverse, and will see you taking part in mutual aid meetings, physical routines, sharing your experiences with others and undergoing physical exercise, and a move back toward structure and order, in your daily routine.
Most Ashley Down clinics have an agenda of daily activities, distributed the night before, detailing the events of the next day, and where you should be, and when.
This is what you should expect to experience during the final 7 days of rehab ...
Help and support to prevent you from relapsing will be provided by your clinic in the final week.
These will assist you as you move from residential care back into the outside world and will provide opportunities in advance for you to plan your support against any addictive triggers which, by now, you should be aware of.
Who Is Rehab For?
Those who are genuinely serious about getting back their lives, relationships, families, and children, are the people who will get the most out of rehab.
They’ve run the gamut of various ways to quite their addiction but have failed each time, but know that they can quit if only they had the help and support.
Rehab will take commitment and effort from those who undergo the treatment, from detox through to the sessions of therapy and counselling that follow, and out into the sunlight of normal life again.
Only those who take responsibility for their own lives will gain from rehab, and the great benefits which follow.
Is There Anything That No Longer Works In Terms Of Rehab Treatment?
- Trying to quite your addiction without any professional help; this is always a bad move.
- Any approaches which do not take a holistic view of what is required and only go down one narrow route. Clinics nowadays are mostly geared to a broad perspective to how best to treat addictive behaviours, without recourse to religious philosophy or other similar strictures.
- A rather dogmatic approach to treatment which tends to leave patients feeling alienated.
Mutual support and cooperation as part of a group whose goals are the same will be, and should be, at the heart of any successful rehab programme.
What Is The Best Way To Ensure Rehab Is Successful?
How Should I Make Plans For My Upcoming Ashley Down Rehab Admission?
All good clinics will send a booking acknowledgment to you prior to your stay, detailing all the things to bring with you.
Any good rehab clinic will send you details of everything you’ll need before starting your rehab residency.
What 3 Main Areas Of Life Should I Expect Changes In, After Rehab?
If you've integrated with the group, actively participated and taken responsibility along the way, you could expect:
- As long as you’ve accepted what the substance is doing to you, and those around you, you’ll find that it’s easier to fulfil your need for this in healthier ways, and you should plan for this accordingly.
- By taking care of these things you should find that your behaviour, modes of communicating and especially your emotional responses should all change, and this is a reflection that you needs are being addressed in a positive way, free of the addictive substance.
- Many find that relationships, family life and the world of work are also improved, because they're now given the room to grow into the space which previously had been given over entirely to addiction.
What Are 3 Things New Rehab Clients Do Wrong When Going Into Addiction Treatment For The First Time?
(i) Fear at the prospect of taking the coping mechanism away, during the first phase of rehab.
(ii) Being over-confident that treatment has completely succeeded when only a couple of insights or milestones have been made.
(iii) Not fully accounting for all potential trigger situations that could occur after treatment completes, resulting in under preparedness, and a higher than normal risk of relapse, following treatment, without the right support.
Why Would Ashley Down Rehab Not Work?
A few specifics often lie underneath potential relapses after completing rehab:
(i) You didn't follow through on aftercare supports provided.
(ii) You didn't make enough progress on underlying psychological issues prior to experiencing an external trigger.
You’ll be able to prepare for such situations by:
(i) During your stay, make sure you pay attention to aftercare planning and always fully follow through on the help and support offered.
(ii) Keep your contact with your aftercare support strong, as this will be much needed when you find yourself in a potential trigger situation (it is bound to happen).
We find that people who tend to relapse will have unfortunately neglected these aspects of aftercare.
Can Recovery Work For Me? I Have No Family Or Friends Support
No two people are alike, and each person will have a different calibre of support when they begin their treatment.
Alcoholism or drug addiction recovery is certainly possible even if you don’t have continual support from family members.
Alcoholics Anonymous .v. Rehab - Which Is Better And Why?
Rehab does take a different approach, than AA.
AA is not the same as rehab.
In fact, people have reported long-term recovery success just with AA Ashley Down alone.
Some people have said that certain parts of their recovery were missing, having only attended AA over the years.
In hindsight, it may be that the AA meetings, which lack the one-to-one aspect of rehab, failed to fully address the psychological triggers of addiction.
Mutual aid and rehab treatment co-exist very well together. Whilst they are often used in different ways, or at different parts of the journey, these details come down to each individual's experience, and the order they tackle their issues, along the way.
People who complete the residential rehab requirements do quite often attend AA later on as part of their relapse prevention measures.
Both rehab and AA provide excellent foundations for recovery, and can be used individually, together, or at different times in any one individual's overall recovery pathway.
Why Can't I Just Attend Alcoholics Anonymous To Get Better?
Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are a wonderful resource in recovery and a source of inspiration, hope and the power of the community.
But AA do not provide clinical detoxes or professional therapy into the underlying causes of addiction, or accountability in a structure recovery plan.
For this, look for clinical detox first, and then you can follow this with AA Ashley Down meetings which are ideal as a way of supporting you in preventing relapse.
Is It OK To Stop Drinking Or Using Substances Without Help?
This is specifically advised against, due to risks involved.
Withdrawal without the expert help of experienced and qualified clinicians is extremely risky and we explicitly advise against this.
Risks include elevated risk of seizure, heart and cardiovascular complications, blood pressure variations.
**You must never attempt withdrawal or any detox without suitable clinical support**.
What If My Peers Are Not In Recovery Yet?
To gain a better understanding of how addiction has developed, it is important to recognise the role of social peers.
Which groups have been enabling your addiction - perhaps unknowingly? Which groups were better at drawing boundaries? What peers were supportive of you going into treatment?
During treatment, take advantage of therapy time to understand how exactly addiction developed and what worsened the cycle.
After undergoing treatment, it becomes simpler to make clear-cut choices about which social ties to maintain and which to cut off.
What If My Finances Won’t Allow That?
If a complete treatment programme is a financial challenge right now, there are other options.
Though not the full programme, the detox-only route is available as a possibility. This is not usually widely advertised.
However, shorter programmes can result in lower success rates, for long term recovery.
Here is what we recommend if you want a less expensive and shorter course.
Ask about short term detox plans, **but only** if you already have additional emotional supports setup for once detox completes.
i.e. a structured, organised approach to addiction therapy, follow up supports, mutual aid supports, and a sponsor lined up for the long term.
Experience has shown that there is a risk of not being able to enjoy a full recovery if you don’t make plans for the support required after the short-term detox has completed.
Is There A Refund Policy For Rehab?
Refund policies will vary from clinic to clinic, be sure to ask before committing.
In general terms, most clinics do not refund fees if you relapse because the onus of responsibility lies with the client.
How Do I Get Started In Treatment?
Can I Begin Rehab As Soon As Possible?
It will only take between one and two days for some basic checks to be carried out for suitability, and the clients can be welcomed by the admissions team for the start of their residential care.
How Did Abbeycare Get Started Providing Addiction Help?
Following personal experiences of Abbeycare staff, we started providing rehab care in 2005.
Abbeycare has since grown to become a nationally recognised company and as a provider of rehab treatment.
Why Am I Being Asked Do Complete An Assessment In Order To Attend A Course Of Residential Treatment With Abbeycare?
Like every rehab clinic, we need to understand clearly that we can look after your needs appropriately, and that we are a suitable clinic for you.
In order to do this we will interview you over the phone and then seek approval from our professional team to admit you.
Abbeycare operate UK clinics providing help for alcohol or drug addiction for those in the Ashley Down and Bristol area.
We've helped hundreds (thousands probably) move beyond addiction, and start a new life, in and around Bristol and Ashley Downe.
There's no substitute for the years of experience we've had, assisting with even the most complex cases.
Our team can even get transport organised too, if needed, from your location (with an extra charge).
You can read our inspection reports from regulatory bodies, on our clinic pages, here: Abbeycare Scotland, and Abbeycare Gloucester.
Our admissions team will help you navigate the treatment options.
Detox is available, with comfort and safety, with the help of our medical team.
Our addiction specialist therapists can help you overcome the underlying issues of addiction.
Our clinical team are ready to help you start the journey.
The only question is - are you ready?
To ask a question, or to arrange admission, ring our team now on 01603 513 091.