Getting simple, practical guidance on addiction help near Bishopston is difficult....but not impossible.
We tracked the 19 most common questions we're asked, and laid out the answers, below:
This is the most detailed debriefing available on addiction treatment options in Bishopston.
Let's dive in.
Will Rehab Do Any Good?
Provided that you do not expect everything to be done for you, rehab should be beneficial for you.
Rehab is the most structured approach available, to the initial primary care needs for addiction detox and therapy, at the point of crisis. But, rehab will not work in a vacuum, or without your cooperation.
You will need to take responsibility for your own life, as a lack of this is a keynote feature of addiction.
You should not expect rehab Bishopston to completely “cure” you of all your addictive impulses or feelings.
The dynamics of addiction have taken a long time to establish, and it will take time and understanding for them to be overcome.
All of this requires patience, dedication, and active involvement.
The first step on this path is rehab.
How Does A Rehab Programme Near Bishopston Work, Exactly?
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.
What should you expect in the first week of drug/alcohol rehab?
Usually the first seven days are spent finishing physical detox, sleeping more than usual, and following prescribed drug advice.
This initial detox period, along with the history of addiction of the individual, can vary in length from one person to another, depending on frequency, recency, and amount of use.
After the first 7 days, here's what you can expect...
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.
Usually, residential programmes near Bishopston and the surrounding Bristol area are multi-faceted, and will see you participating in mutual aid meetings, complementary or holistic therapies, sharing experiences with other clients, physical exercise routines, and progress back to an ordered life with a more structured feel to it.
The Bishopston clinics, in general, will inform their clients of the following day’s activities on the preceding night.
In the final seven days in rehab you should expect the following…
During the final week, if not before, your provider will probably plan precautions against relapsing, together with other support.
You’ll be helped, in this way, back towards your life outside residential care and allow you to plan ahead to prevent any triggers which may cause a relapse.
Who Is a Good Candidate For Rehab?
People who are serious about their long term recovery will benefit from rehab.
This usually means they've been round in the circle of abusing alcohol or substances several times, seen and borne the negative consequences, and know there must be another way - but need help to achieve this.
Rehab is for people who know that there is a way through this and who are willing to undertake the effort necessary to achieve this, and who are willing to fully detox then take part in the counselling and therapies which follow afterwards.
Rehab will reward those who accept full responsibility for getting their lives back on track and who understand that only their own will can achieve this.
Is There Anything That No Longer Works In Terms Of Rehab Treatment?
- Doing it yourself. The delusion that trying to get your life back on track without outside professional help, even though you know that help is available.
- Any approach to therapy which is demonstrably tied to only one type of outlook on what works best. Clinics now tend not to insist on the religious determinism aspect of recovery from addiction, and favour a broader approach to treatment which incorporates a holistic outlook to rehab.
- An approach which is doomed to failure at worst will be one which depersonalizes individuals.
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 I Make Plans For My Upcoming Bishopston Rehab Admission?
Reputable addiction clinics will give you a booking confirmation, including a list of what items to bring to rehab when admitting.
All the items you’ll need to bring in with you should be sent to you prior to admission, and any reputable rehab clinic will do this in plenty time.
What Are The Top 3 Changes In My Life, I Might See, During Or After Rehab?
If the underlying work is done, substantial changes could be achieved:
- You should plan for a life where you take care of your needs in ways which are healthier than before and without the need for the thing that held you in its addictive grip.
- 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.
- How much better your whole life will become when you allow the positive things in life fill the massive space which was previously occupied by addiction, and the associated behaviours that went with it!
Tell Me The Top 3 Errors I Should Avoid When Entering Addiction Rehab?
(i) The thought of being deprived of the addictive substance during the detox stage, leading to a wish to cancel the whole rehab treatment.
(ii) Overconfidence following a few therapeutic gains made, early in the process. Believing that one or two individual insights is equal to lasting recovery.
(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.
How Likely Is It That Bishopston Rehab Will Not Work For Me?
In the event of a relapse post-treatment, there are several possible causes:
(i) You failed to implement aftercare advice following treatment.
(ii) A trigger event happened in the external world, that you didn't work on yet, during treatment.
You can help yourself from falling foul of such circumstances 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) Continuing with the therapy as part of your aftercare and taking action on the support and help offered; trigger scenarios will inevitably happen, it is a case of when and not if.
Relapses often arise as a result of omitting or neglecting one of the above precautionary measures.
I Have No Family Or Support Channels, Will Recovery Work For Me?
As you read this, millions of people are in recovery after having been through rehab, and each one of these will have a different quality of support as well as a different support history.
Even without regular support from family, recovery from alcohol or substance addiction is possible.
Alcoholics Anonymous Didn't Work For Me, How Is Rehab Different?
Rehab is different to the AA approach, and this is how…
Alcoholics Anonymous is not the same as rehab, even though AA is good to have access to.
There have been many success stories with people using only AA Bishopston to resolve their issues.
Other people have reported, however, that there was something missing by using AA alone.
Some feel that the psychological causes of addiction were not fully addressed by the AA meetings alone.
Residential rehab and mutual aid do not have to be mutually exclusive, and work very well together, in sequence, or, in some rehab programmes, together.
Those who have successfully completed a residential rehab programme often attend AA as part of their ongoing relapse prevention planning.
A good recovery can be produced by both rehab and AA, each together, or at different times, depending on circumstances.
Can’t I Just Stick With Alcoholics Anonymous, Or Other Mutual Aid Groups, To Recover?
Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are a wonderful resource in recovery and a source of inspiration, hope and the power of the community.
However, Alcoholics Anonymous are not the people who are best able to provide clinical care and therapy, or to examine the triggers and reasons for your addiction in a way which will be best at preventing relapse.
For this you need to turn to rehab in its residential form, including a full detox, after which you can enjoy the full benefits of what Alcoholics Anonymous Bishopston has to offer in terms of group support.
Is It Wise To Just Stop My Substance Abuse Without Outside Help?
Going it alone is rarely the answer, and often, is very dangerous.
Attempting withdrawal without qualified medical supervision can be extremely dangerous and should not be undertaken.
Cardiovascular complications may ensue, together with blood pressure variations and it may result in life threatening symptoms without appropriate supervision.
**Proper medical supervision must always be close at hand during any detox or withdrawal**.
What If My Finances Won’t Allow That?
Full rehab may be unreachable financially for some, so here's another option you may like to consider.
There is sometimes a shorter programme which involves only completing the initial detox, although not available in all cases.
This isn’t for financial reasons alone, but because shorter programmes are often associated with less successful outcomes, in the longer term.
Although the standard rehab stay is 28 days in total, we can suggest shorter stays if it is still clinically appropriate.
Short-term detox plans are available, ** only ** if you already have plans in place for support upon completion.
...for example, a well-chosen and properly structured support plan including longer term help and therapy.
Your short-term detox needs to be accompanied by structured support methods afterwards, or your chances of recovery from your addiction will be greatly diminished.
Do Rehab Clinics Provide A Refund Policy?
Please ask the clinic prior to beginning your residential programme; each clinic has its own policy.
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.
Getting Started In Rehab: What Do I Need To Do?
Can I Begin Rehab As Soon As Possible?
The clinic’s admissions team will carry out a suitability assessment, and provided that everything is fine, then clients can be admitted within two days.
Is Abbeycare A Well-Established Addiction Care Provider?
In 2005 Abbeycare opened its first residential rehab clinic upon seeing the need for such a service.
Since that time, Abbeycare has grown into a well-known brand in the treatment of addiction within the United Kingdom.
Why Is An Assessment Required, Prior To Admission?
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.
We do this by asking you some basic questions during an admissions telephone chat and then follow this up by seeking the opinion of the health professionals here.
Abbeycare operate UK clinics providing help for alcohol or drug addiction for those in the Bishopston and Bristol area.
Since 2005, we've been helping thousands to overcome addiction, comfortably, and safely.
There's no substitute for the years of experience we've had, assisting with even the most complex cases.
Not nearby? No problem, we can arrange transport too, in many cases.
How did we do with inspections from regulators? Check our reports, available on our clinic pages, here: Abbeycare Scotland, and Abbeycare Gloucester.
Our admissions team are ready to listen to your needs.
Our medical team are ready to help you detox, comfortably.
Our therapy team are available, to help you identify triggers, patterns, and start truly overcoming them.
The Abbeycare clinic team are ready to help you co-ordinate everything.
Now....are you ready?
To get your questions answered, or to get started in recovery, our team can help, on 01603 513 091.