Getting addiction treatment help, that meets your needs near Bishopsworth can be challenging...but help *is* available.
In this comprehensive 19 Q&A guidebook, we laid out answers to:
Brace yourself for warts and all answers, to the toughest questions about addiction treatment near Bishopsworth.
We'll start with:
How Do I Know Rehab Will Be Beneficial?
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. But, rehab will not work in a vacuum, or without your cooperation.
Addiction comes about through the absence of personal responsibility, so taking back responsibility for ones life is necessary in order to recover.
You should know from the start that rehab in Bishopsworth is not some kind of magic cure-all which will take away all addictive impulses.
It will always take a great deal of time and perseverance to deal with a habit that was a long time in the making.
All of this takes patience, diligence, and active participation.
The first step on this path is rehab.
What Should I Expect, From Rehab Bishopsworth?
The detox itself is the initial phase of the private rehab process, and it’s followed by therapy which deals with the causes of addiction and then counselling and care which looks to the future.
Over the first seven days in alcohol/drug rehab you should expect the following…
Usually the first seven days are spent finishing physical detox, sleeping more than usual, and following prescribed drug advice.
Everyone is different, so the length of the detox initially will vary depending on the depth of dependency, how recent the dependency has taken hold, and amount of usage.
After the first seven days in rehab you should expect the following…
After initial detox is complete, the clinical team will invite you to begin taking part in therapeutic sessions. You may find yourself in individual counselling sessions or in group Behavioural Therapy, which seeks to help you understand the reasons for your addiction.
Usually, residential programmes near Bishopsworth and the surrounding Bristol area are multi-faceted, and you’ll be sharing your experiences with the other clients, participating in physical routines and in complementary therapy sessions and mutual aid meetings, And gradually you’ll sense a shift back towards an ordered and structured life.
You’ll be told the previous evening what the following day’s events and activities are to be.
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.
Such measures will assist you in your transition towards living a normal life outside the clinic and allow you to plan ahead to prevent any triggers which may cause a relapse.
Who Is Rehab For?
Rehab will help those who come into treatment with the intention of achieving long term recovery from their addiction.
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 means putting in the work necessary to get your life back, and with the support and help of a proper detox followed by therapy and other forms of support.
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?
- Trying to quite your addiction without any professional help; this is always a bad move.
- Programmes of treatment which are extreme in nature and which tend to be geared towards one form of therapy or approach. 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.
- Any programme which is dogmatic and process-driven, which will tend to make patients feel that they’re numbers rather than people.
At the heart of recovery should be mutual support and a sense of community, with the communal respect that goes with it.
What Is The Best Way To Ensure Rehab Is Successful?
Is There A Checklist Of Things You Should Do When Planning To Enter Bishopsworth Rehab?
Reputable addiction clinics will give you a booking confirmation, including a list of what items to bring to rehab when admitting.
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?
As long as everything is done correctly, you might expect to see initial signs of:
- Plan for dealing with the need to fulfil your desires and wishes in healthier ways than a coping mechanism or addictive substance.
- 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!
What Are The Top 3 Mistakes Those Entering Addiction Treatment For The First Time Make?
(i) Initial nerves at the thought of withdrawal/detox, ceasing usage, and this fear being so strong that the client will stop treatment before any has even begun.
(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 Bishopsworth Rehab Will Not Work For Me?
In the event of a relapse post-treatment, there are several possible causes:
(i) For whatever reason, you didn’t make use of any of the follow-up help and support resources after treatment completed.
(ii) Your understanding of the psychology of what causes your addictive behaviour was not yet advanced enough; sometimes this just takes time to work through.
You’ll be able to prepare for such situations by:
(i) During treatment, ensuring you plan for aftercare and engage with all the help on offer.
(ii) Ensuring you prioritise therapy in aftercare, which will provide real support when you need it most.
In most cases, relapses are almost certainly due to omitting one of the above.
Do People Without Any Support Network Fail In Long-Term Recovery?
Every one of the huge number of people in recovery at any one time will have a different level of support as they start their rehab.
Even those people without a robust support network manage to recover from their drug or alcohol addiction, so it's possible for you too.
I’m Hoping Rehab Is Different?...Because Alcoholics Anonymous Didn’t Work For Me.
Rehab does take a different approach, than AA.
AA is a great resource to have, but AA and rehab are not the same thing.
Many have used only AA Bishopsworth in their recovery over the years, and achieved very long-term success.
Other people have reported, however, that there was something missing by using AA alone.
Alcoholics Anonymous meetings tend to be group based rather than one-to-one, and it is thought that this may not fully account for a mature assessment of the underlying causes of addiction.
*Both* rehab and mutual aid, such as AA, or SMART recovery, are beneficial, especially when used at different times or for different purposes, in any one person's recovery pathway.
People quite often choose to attend the AA group meetings in addition to having completed the residential rehab.
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.
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 a structured therapeutic framework in which to address the underlying issues which cause addiction, nor do they offer any clinical support.
For this, turn first to a structured residential rehab programme, then later, enjoy the benefits of Alcoholics Anonymous or your chosen mutual aid programme, in Bishopsworth in the longer term.
I Want To Stop Using Alcohol Or Drugs Without Professional Help
We don’t consider this to be a good move at all.
Undergoing withdrawal alone and by yourself can carry with it serious clinical consequences.
Risks include elevated risk of seizure, heart and cardiovascular complications, blood pressure variations.
**You should NEVER consider putting yourself through detox or cold-turkey alone**.
And If I Cannot Afford That?
If a full rehab programme is out of your reach at the moment, here's something to ask about.
Many clinics offer a detox-only programme, although this is not usually widely advertised.
However, the success rates for these shorter courses can be lower than with the longer more established programmes.
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.
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.
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.
How Do Clinics Approach Their Rehab Refund Policy?
You should ask the clinic you are about to attend about its own refund policy, as each is different.
Any refunds given are not provided on the basis of a client relapsing, as long term success is a matter of individual responsibility.
Getting Started In Rehab: What Do I Need To Do?
Can I Start Rehab Right Now?
The majority of clinics are able to admit people within two days, assuming that all the medical checks are established together with an assessment that the treatment is suitable for the client.
How Did Abbeycare Get Started Providing Addiction Help?
It was in 2005 that Abbeycare first started providing treatment for addiction.
Abbeycare has since grown to become a nationally recognised company and as a provider of rehab treatment.
Why Is It Considered Necessary To Complete An Assessment?
It is important, from the outset, that both clinic and client are appraised of whether the treatment we offer at a specific location is going to be the best for your overall health, well-being and long-term recovery.
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.
Since 2005, we've been helping thousands to overcome addiction, comfortably, and safely.
All these years we've stuck to the basics that work - structured detox, therapy, and aftercare solutions that help get folks back on track.
Even if you need transport arranged to get here, we can probably help with that too.
Abbeycare admissions team can advise on options that suit 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.
Our clinic team - many of them in recovery personally - are ready to get you started.
The only question is - are you ready?
If you're ready for help, call our admissions team direct, on 01603 513 091.