Getting simple, practical guidance on addiction help near Canon's Marsh is difficult....but not impossible.
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This is the ultimate consumer guide for finding addiction treatment in Canon's Marsh.
Is Addiction Rehab Treatment All That's Needed, To Be Successful In Recovery?
As long as you actively participate and don’t remain passive, rehab can and will help you.
Along with the primary care needs for addiction, detox and therapy, rehab is the most structured method available for people to get well. But, you should know that you also need to play an active part in this.
You will need to take back your own responsibility for your life as part of the recovery process.
You should not expect rehab Canon's Marsh 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.
Rehab is the first step on this journey.
What Happens In Rehab Canon's Marsh?
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.
This is what you should find in the first 7 days of alcohol/drug rehab ...
Usually the first seven days are spent finishing physical detox, sleeping more than usual, and following prescribed drug advice.
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.
This is what you should find after the first 7 days of rehab ...
The clinical team will guide you through the therapeutic sessions when your detox has been completed. 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.
Canon's Marsh 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 Canon's Marsh clinics will set you daily activities which you’ll be allocated the night before, detailing when and where these are to be.
Read our main Bristol addiction support guide here.
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.
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 will help those who come into treatment with the intention of achieving long term recovery from their addiction.
Such people have tried time and time again to quit their harmful use of alcohol or drugs and know there must be a way for them to succeed even though they’ve failed before – if only they had the right 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.
People who fully understand that they must be responsible for their own lives will be successful in this undertaking, and who fully commit to it.
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.
- Treatment programmes skewed to the extreme, in favour strictly of only one form of spiritual approach or outlook on recovery. The majority of rehab clinics favour a broader approach which takes into account all routes to recovery and don’t insist that religious adherence is required.
- An approach which is doomed to failure at worst will be one which depersonalizes individuals.
The essence of recovery is in mutual aid, community, and respect for each other as individuals.
What Do I Need To Do To Make Rehab A Success, For Me?
How To Plan For My Stay In Canon's Marsh Rehab?
Prior to your admission, your clinic should send you a list of things you should bring with you to rehab.
In What 3 Areas Of My Life Should I See Noticeable Change, Following Treatment?
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.
- 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 to 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) Fear at the prospect of taking the coping mechanism away, during the first phase of rehab.
(ii) The belief that a little success experienced during the early stages of recovery means that we're “cured”.
(iii) Not being fully equipped to comprehend future situations or events that could potentially trigger relapse.
What If Canon's Marsh Treatment Doesn't Work For Me?
If, following treatment, you relapse the likely explanations are:
(i) You didn't follow through actively, on your relapse prevention plan, compiled during treatment.
(ii) You were't able to understand enough about your own personal triggers, during treatment.
Make yourself less vulnerable to these events 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) To avoid succumbing to trigger events (which are 100% certain to happen) make sure you make continued therapeutic care, your priority.
In most cases, relapses are almost certainly due to omitting one of the above.
I Don't Have Any Support Or Family Members: Is Recovery Possible?
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 those people without a robust support network manage to recover from their drug or alcohol addiction, so it's possible for you too.
Alcoholics Anonymous .v. Rehab - Which Is Better And Why?
Even if you've already tried AA, here's how rehab is different...
Alcoholics Anonymous is useful to have access to, but rehab and AA are not the same.
In fact, people have reported long-term recovery success just with AA Canon's Marsh alone.
Some people have attended AA meetings over the long term but reported that they felt something was lacking from just the one service.
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.
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.
Those who have successfully completed a residential rehab programme often attend AA as part of their ongoing relapse prevention planning.
Full and long-term recoveries have been recorded by people who have used both resources, either individually or in conjunction with each other.
Isn’t It Sufficient Just To Attend AA?
People often say that it is Alcoholics Anonymous that shows them the way and inspires them to stay sober.
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 Canon's Marsh as part of your long-term recovery support.
Is Ceasing My Addictive Behaviour Without Assistance Useful...Or Dangerous?
This is specifically advised against, due to risks involved.
Attempting withdrawal without qualified medical supervision can be extremely dangerous and should not be undertaken.
There are a multitude of risks associated with this, including heart issues and convulsions/seizures.
**You must NOT attempt to undergo detox yourself, or any kind of DIY withdrawal method**.
What If My Finances Won’t Allow That?
If a complete treatment programme is a financial challenge right now, there are other options.
Several clinics now provide an option which is detox only, though this isn’t usually publicised.
However, the success rates for these shorter courses can be lower than with the longer more established programmes.
Standard residential rehab usually takes 28 days in full. But here is what to consider if money is short at the moment.
Ask about short term detox **only ** if you have adequate plans for support upon completion.
i.e. a structured, organised approach to addiction therapy, follow up supports, mutual aid supports, and a sponsor lined up for the long term.
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?
Refund policies will vary from clinic to clinic, be sure to ask before committing.
If you relapse you should not expect a refund, as the cause of the relapse is down to the client in each case.
How Do I Get Started In Treatment?
What If I Need To Get Started Quickly?
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.
How Long Has Abbeycare Been Providing Help For Addiction?
After some of our staff had their own experiences of recovery care, Abbeycare began its residential rehab programme in 2005.
Since that time, Abbeycare has grown into a well-known brand in the treatment of addiction within the United Kingdom.
Why Do I Need To Complete An Assessment To Enter Abbeycare?
It is necessary to evaluate whether you and the clinic are a good match for each other going forward.
To do this, we complete a brief telephone questionnaire with you, and obtain approval for your admission from our clinical and medical professionals.
Help for addiction is available at Abbeycare's UK clinics, serving the full 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.
Even if you're not local, we can still help with transport into treatment (full transparency - some costs do apply).
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.
Our medical team can assist you to detox, safely, and comfortably.
Our therapeutic team can help you identify the issues behind addiction, and stop the pattern in your life.
Our clinical team are ready to help you start the journey.
The only question is - are you ready?
Ready to get started? All calls are confidential. Ring direct on 01603 513 091.