Getting addiction treatment help, that meets your needs near Bedminster Down can be challenging...but help *is* available.
We tracked the 19 most common questions we're asked, and laid out the answers, below:
This is the primary guidebook for finding drug or alcohol rehab help near Bedminster Down.
How Does Rehab Fit Into The Bigger Picture Of My Recovery Journey?
You can certainly expect rehab to be of use to you *as long as* you play an active role.
In fact, rehab continues to be the best structured approach to tackling addiction at the point when it is needed most. But, rehab is only part of the way to success.
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 Bedminster Down should not be considered a permanent "cure" that can fix all drug problems in your life immediately.
The dynamics of addiction have taken a long time to establish, and it will take time and understanding for them to be overcome.
You should know that all of this takes a good deal of active engagement and persistence.
It is only your first step on a long journey.
What Does Rehab Bedminster Down Consist Of?
Private rehab typically comprises three stages, consisting of the detox followed by help with psychological aspects of the addiction and then aftercare which seeks to provide a basis for life in the future.
This is what you should find in the first 7 days of alcohol/drug rehab ...
The first 7 days are usually spent completing physical detox, resting more than normal, and following advice for prescribed medication.
This initial detox period will vary in duration from one individual to another, depending on frequency, recency, and amount of usage, together with the individual's history of addiction.
After the first 7 days, here's what you can expect...
After initial detox is complete, the clinical team will invite you to begin taking part in therapeutic sessions. The purpose of this is to help your understanding of the cause of your addiction, and it may take the form of group Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, one-to-one counselling, or similar procedures.
Bedminster Down and Bristol Residential programmes are, as a whole quite diverse, and will see you participating in mutual aid meetings, complementary or holistic therapies, sharing experiences with other clients, physical exercise routines, and a move back toward structure and order, in your daily routine.
Most Bedminster 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.
In the last 7 days of rehab, here's what you can expect...
Measures to assist you in relapse prevention will take place in the final week, provided by the clinic.
These will assist you as you move from residential care back into the outside world and allow you to plan ahead to prevent any triggers which may cause a relapse.
Who Is a Good Candidate For Rehab?
Rehab is for those who are genuinely serious about long term recovery.
In practice, people will have been trapped in a cycle of alcohol or drug abuse on multiple occasions, have tried and failed to recover, and seek the help to get their lives back on track.
The people who will get the most out of rehab will be willing to commit to the work involved but will need help to do so in a structured way, beginning with detox and following on with the proper therapy.
Rehab is for those who are ready to accept responsibility again for their own life, and reap the gains accordingly.Rehab is designed for those willing to undertake the responsibility for their own lives and who know that they will gain the benefits once this is achieved.
What Doesn't Work Anymore, In Rehab Treatment?
- Trying to quite your addiction without any professional help; this is always a bad move.
- Treatment programmes skewed to the extreme, in favour strictly of only one form of spiritual approach or outlook on recovery. 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.
- Any programme which is dogmatic and process-driven, which will tend to make patients feel that they’re numbers rather than people.
Rehab programmes which are known to work are those which place the client within a community of people with shared problems and a corresponding shared will to succeed in conquering their addictive behaviour.
How Can I Succeed In Rehab?
How Should You Plan For Your Stay In A Bedminster Down Rehab Clinic?
Any good addiction clinic will confirm the booking and send you a list of the things that you should bring with you.
Prior to your admission, your clinic should send you a list of things you should bring with you to rehab.
What Are The Top 3 Changes In My Life, I Might See, During Or After Rehab?
If you've integrated with the group, actively participated and taken responsibility along the way, you could expect:
- You’ll find that it is much easier to fulfil the needs of the substance in ways which are positive rather than dysfunctional, and so you should plan for this.
- In understanding all these disparate but connected elements, your behaviour, your emotions and the way you interact with people should all change for the better, and – crucially – without any need of the substance which you were previously addicted to.
- When these changes in your behaviour take place you’ll find that there’s ample room for other things to improve also, such as improvements in family life, your work, etc.
What Are 3 Things New Rehab Clients Do Wrong When Going Into Addiction Treatment For The First Time?
(i) Fear associated with the initial detox phase leading to a desire to leave treatment before it has begun.
(ii) Being over-confident that treatment has completely succeeded when only a couple of insights or milestones have been made.
(iii) The risk of relapsing due to improper preparation for, or misreading of, trigger events which present themselves after the rehab has been completed.
Why Would Bedminster Down Rehab Not Work?
In the event of a relapse post-treatment, there are several possible causes:
(i) You didn't follow through actively, on your relapse prevention plan, compiled during treatment.
(ii) You underestimated the power of triggers to push you back into addiction; this just didn’t sink in during your treatment.
Help yourself to safeguard against these circumstances by:
(i) While in the rehab process, participate in any planning for aftercare whenever it is an option for you; this will increase the chances that you don’t succumb to triggers after you come out of rehab.
(ii) Making continuing therapeutic care a priority in your aftercare plan, to ensure you have active support, when you do experience triggers (this is inevitable).
In most cases, relapses are almost certainly due to omitting one of the above.
Can Recovery Work For Me? I Have No Family Or Friends Support
Of the millions in recovery globally, everyone has a different history and level of support available in their lives, when they enter treatment.
Alcoholism or drug addiction recovery is certainly possible even if you don’t have continual support from family members.
Alcoholics Anonymous Didn't Work For Me, How Is Rehab Different?
If AA didn’t work for you, we assure you that rehab is different; here’s how…
AA is a great resource to have, but AA and rehab are not the same thing.
In fact, people have reported long-term recovery success just with AA Bedminster Down alone.
Others have attended AA in the long term, but felt that certain elements of their recovery were missing.
Some feel that the psychological causes of addiction were not fully addressed by the AA meetings alone.
Rehab and mutual aid meetings can *both* be beneficial, and are *not* mutually exclusive. They can be especially useful when applied at different times in each individual's recovery journey.
After rehab has been completed, people quite regularly choose to attend AA meetings as well, as an ongoing part of their relapse prevention programme.
Both programmes, in fact, provide very good foundations for full recovery, and may be used in any combination which is suitable for the individual.
Isn’t It Sufficient Just To Attend AA?
Alcoholics Anonymous as a source of hope, courage, and a path toward sobriety.
However, AA cannot provide medical detox, personalised therapeutic insight into the reasons behind your personal pattern of addiction, or structure and accountability in a cohesive aftercare plan.
For this you need a properly structured residential programme, then later you could make use of AA Bedminster Down as part of your long-term recovery support.
Is It Wise To Just Stop My Substance Abuse Without Outside Help?
This is specifically advised against, due to risks involved.
Undergoing withdrawal alone and by yourself can carry with it serious clinical consequences.
Cardiovascular complications may ensue, together with blood pressure variations and it may result in life threatening symptoms without appropriate supervision.
**NEVER undertake withdrawal or detox without qualified medical supervision**.
What If I Can't Afford It?
Another option can be available to you if the full rehab programme isn’t realistic right now.
Though not the full programme, the detox-only route is available as a possibility. This is not usually widely advertised.
This isn’t for financial reasons alone, but because shorter programmes are often associated with less successful outcomes, in the longer term.
A standard stay at a rehab clinic is usually 28 days. Here's what we recommend if you feel like budget is too tight right now.
You can ask about short-term detox, **but only** if support is planned for your continued recovery on the other side.
i.e. if a support plan were to be put in place ready to provide for your long term care and recovery.
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.
What Is The Refund Policy On Rehab?
Refund policies will vary from clinic to clinic, be sure to ask before committing.
Generally speaking, most clinics will not offer a refund policy on the basis of future relapse, as the responsibility for that comes down to the individual.
What Are The Steps To Sign Up For Rehab?
How Do I Go About Starting My Residential Treatment Right Away?
Some clinical checks need to be carried out and then the admissions staff will be able to welcome you to the residential programme in less than 48 hours.
Is Abbeycare A Well-Established Addiction Care Provider?
Following personal experiences of Abbeycare staff, we started providing rehab care in 2005.
In the UK, since that year, Abbeycare has grown substantially, and we are now a recognised provider of rehab and addiction treatment.
My Community Group Are Not In Recovery - Is This OK?
The people around us, and the influence they've had on us during active addiction, is significant, but it's also subtle.
Since the patterns have developed over time, the effects these have had on us, can go unnoticed.
During treatment, you should gain significant insight into how others have either allowed addiction to continue, or enabled you to recover from it.
Is it really a good idea to go back to situations, circumstances, friend groups, locations, and living conditions, under which the addiction developed in the first place?
Triggers may still be present, which could result in a slip or relapse, undoing the gains made during treatment.
Since these will be different for everyone's background, triggers, living situation, etc, it's impossible to give personalised advice.
Use the therapy work during treatment to gain as much understanding as possible, into these patterns, and how they have arisen.
This will help you understand what associations are safe to keep, and which to draw boundaries on.
Making these decision from a position of greater understanding will provide greater confidence in decisions made, and appropriate boundaries to stick to.
Why Am I Being Asked Do Complete An Assessment In Order To Attend A Course Of Residential Treatment With Abbeycare?
It’s important that your needs are fully taken care of in the clinic and that everything is suitable.
To do this, we complete a brief telephone questionnaire with you, and obtain approval for your admission from our clinical and medical professionals.
Abbeycare have central UK locations, and serve the Bedminster Down and Bristol area.
We've worked with thousands from all over the world, and we can probably help you too.
In these last 15 years, our experience has gone from strength to strength.
Even if you need transport arranged to get here, we can probably help with that too.
You can read our inspection reports from regulatory bodies, on our clinic pages, here: Abbeycare Scotland, and Abbeycare Gloucester.
Our admissions team are ready to listen to your needs.
Detox is possible, safely and comfortably, with the help of our medical team.
Our therapeutic team can help you identify the issues behind addiction, and stop the pattern in your life.
Our clinic team are ready to help you make the progress you need.
The only thing left is - are you ready?
We'll help get things moving. Ring us direct, on 01603 513 091.