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I've Tried Treatment Before. How Is Rehab Different?
Rehab can and does help, *if* you take an active part, and don't remain passive, or expect everything to be done for you.
At the point of crisis we have found that rehab is the best approach available among the primary care needs of people who are in active addiction. Although, you will need to apply yourself to the rehab process.
You will need to take back your own responsibility for your life as part of the recovery process.
Rehab in Bishopsworth cannot be considered a permanent "cure", which will automatically 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 of this requires patience, dedication, and active involvement.
It is only your first step on a long journey.
What Should I Expect, From Rehab Bishopsworth?
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.
Over the first seven days in alcohol/drug rehab you should expect the following…
In the first week you’ll be resting more than is usual during the physical detox process, as well as getting used to your 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.
What should you expect after the first week of rehab?
Our clinical team will begin to guide you, once you’ve completed your detox, through the start of your therapy.
The best way to proceed here may be group sessions or on an individual counselling basis, or both, as a means to unlock the reasons for your original addiction.
Bishopsworth and Bristol Residential programmes are, as a whole quite diverse, and these will mean you’ll be participating in complementary therapies, mutual aid meetings, physical routines, sharing your experiences with others, and progress back to an ordered life with a more structured feel to it.
Most Bishopsworth clinics will set you daily activities which you’ll be allocated the night before, detailing when and where these are to be.
Further programme info is available on our main Bristol page.
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 help you move on from residential treatment back into life outside the clinic and allow you to plan ahead to prevent any triggers which may cause a relapse.
Who Is Likely To Benefit From Rehab?
Rehab is designed for people who have committed themselves to full recovery.
This generally means that they have been round many times in the circle of alcohol or drug abuse, seen and borne the harmful effects, and know that there must be another way-but need support to do 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 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.
Are There Outmoded Methods In Rehab, That I Should Avoid?
- Going it alone. Believing that even though although external support channels are available, they are not required.
- Any approach to therapy which is demonstrably tied to only one type of outlook on what works best. 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 process-driven programme which will alienate the client and make them feel as if they are not being treated as a human being.
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 Bishopsworth Rehab Clinic?
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 Are The Top 3 Changes In My Life, I Might See, During Or After Rehab?
If all goes according to plan you might expect to see signs of:
- As long as you’ve accepted what the substance is doing to 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.
- 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!
For Those Entering Addiction Rehab For Their First Time, What Are 3 Things They Do Wrong?
(i) Anxiety at the prospect of detoxing, before treatment has even started.
(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) An increased risk of relapse because of inadequate preparedness for any trigger situations which may come into play when the treatment has concluded, and without necessary support to deal with these situations.
Why Would Bishopsworth Rehab Not Work?
If you relapse following treatment, there are a few possibilities:
(i) You didn't follow through on aftercare supports provided.
(ii) You were't able to understand enough about your own personal triggers, during treatment.
You can help yourself from falling foul of such circumstances by:
(i) Whilst still in treatment, actively engaging in aftercare planning, and actively following through on the supports given, to make sure you stay on track in sobriety.
(ii) Staying connected to all the aftercare support offered to you, which will help when dealing with trigger events.
In most cases, relapses are almost certainly due to omitting one of the above.
I Have No Family Or Support Channels, Will Recovery Work For Me?
You are among the millions of people in recovery across the world right now, each one with a different quality and history of support.
Even without regular support from family, recovery from alcohol or substance addiction is possible.
I Did Not Succeed With Alcoholics Anonymous; Why Is Rehab Different?
Yes, rehab is different to AA, and here’s how….
Alcoholics Anonymous is a tremendous resource to have in anyone's recovery, but AA and rehab are not mutually exclusive.
Alcoholics Anonymous Bishopsworth has been responsible for a good deal of long term recovery success stories over the years.
Other people have reported, however, that there was something missing by using AA alone.
Rehab, with its focus on one-on-one therapy, is different to the group-based AA meetings, and it may be that the causes of addiction are more properly uncovered with the former type of approach.
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.
People who complete the residential rehab requirements do quite often attend AA later on as part of their relapse prevention measures.
A good recovery can be produced by both rehab and AA, each together, or at different times, depending on circumstances.
Is AA Alone Likely To Lead To Long Term Recovery?
Alcoholics Anonymous as a source of hope, courage, and a path toward sobriety.
However, AA cannot provide a structured therapeutic framework in which to address the underlying issues which cause addiction, nor do they offer any clinical support.
For this you need a properly structured residential programme, then later you could make use of AA Bishopsworth as part of your long-term recovery support.
Is It Alright To Spontaneously Stop Taking Drugs Or Alcohol By Myself And Call That Success?
We don’t consider this to be a good move at all.
Attempting withdrawal without qualified medical supervision can be extremely dangerous and should not be undertaken.
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**.
I’m Not Sure I Can Afford Treatment
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.
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.
...such as a well-organised support plan with a sponsor for your long term recovery.
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.
Is There A Refund Policy For Rehab?
Please ask the clinic prior to beginning your residential programme; each clinic has its own policy.
In general terms, most clinics do not refund fees if you relapse because the onus of responsibility lies with the client.
What Are The Stages Of Admitting To Rehab?
I’d Like To Start The Programme Immediately; Can I Do That?
Most clinics can admit a client within 24-48 hrs, pending essential medical checks and a short assessment of suitability, carried out by the clinic's admissions or intake team.
What Are The Origins Of The Abbeycare Group?
Abbeycare began offering residential rehab treatment on a small scale back in 2005, following the personal experiences in recovery of our staff.
Since that time, Abbeycare has grown into a well-known brand in the treatment of addiction within the United Kingdom.
Why Is It Considered Necessary To Complete An Assessment?
It’s important that your needs are fully taken care of in the clinic and that everything is suitable.
This is done by going through a brief phone questionnaire with our admissions team, followed by an internal appraisal about the help that we’d be able to provide for you for your long-term recovery.
Abbeycare have central UK locations, and serve the Bishopsworth and Bristol area.
Thousands have already joined Abbeycare to overcome addiction, from every corner of the globe.
In our 15 years, we've worked with even the most complex detoxes, needs, and issues.
We can even arrange to assist with transport to the clinic (some extra charges do apply).
Our inspection reports from the regulators, are available on our clinic pages, here: Abbeycare Scotland, Abbeycare Gloucester.
Our admissions team will help you navigate the treatment options.
Detox is possible, safely and comfortably, with the help of our medical team.
Our therapy team are available, to help you identify triggers, patterns, and start truly overcoming them.
Our clinic team - many of them in recovery personally - are ready to get you started.
Are you ready for recovery?
If you're ready for help, call our admissions team direct, on 01603 513 091.