The hunt for alcohol or drug misuse treatment near Coombe Dingle can be confusing. But our companion guide can lend a hand...
Below, we've laid out our 19 most forthright answers, to unflinching questions about alcohol and drug rehab near Coombe Dingle:
This is the primary guidebook for finding drug or alcohol rehab help near Coombe Dingle.
We'll start with:
Will Rehab Do Any Good?
You can certainly expect rehab to be of use to you *as long as* you play an active role.
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.
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 Coombe Dingle should not be considered a permanent "cure" that can fix all drug problems in your life immediately.
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.
Rehab is just the beginning.
What Should I Expect, From Rehab Coombe Dingle?
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.
During the initial week in drug or alcohol rehab, you should expect…
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.
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.
Once the first week in rehab is over, you should expect…
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.
In general, residential programmes are quite diverse, and will see you taking part in mutual aid meetings, physical routines, sharing your experiences with others and undergoing physical exercise, and and transition towards regaining some structure and order in your routine.
The Coombe Dingle clinics, in general, will inform their clients of the following day’s activities on the preceding night.
What should you expect in the last week of rehab?
In the last 7 days, if not earlier, if your provider includes it, you should be planning out measures for relapse prevention, and aftercare supports.
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 designed for people who have committed themselves to full 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.
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.
Only those who take responsibility for their own lives will gain from rehab, and the great benefits which follow.
What Doesn't Work Anymore, In Rehab Treatment?
- Trying to quit your addictive behaviour alone and without the professional support which you nevertheless know exists.
- Any approaches which do not take a holistic view of what is required and only go down one narrow route. 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.
- A rather dogmatic approach to treatment which tends to leave patients feeling alienated.
At the heart of recovery should be mutual support and a sense of community, with the communal respect that goes with it.
To Ensure My Rehab Success... What Should I Be Doing?
How Should You Plan For Your Stay In A Coombe Dingle Rehab Clinic?
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 you've integrated with the group, actively participated and taken responsibility along the way, you could expect:
- 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!
What Are 3 Things New Rehab Clients Do Wrong When Going Into Addiction Treatment For The First Time?
(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) Mistaking a couple of early successful milestones for a complete and lasting recovery.
(iii) The risk of relapsing due to improper preparation for, or misreading of, trigger events which present themselves after the rehab has been completed.
What If Rehab Coombe Dingle Doesn't Work?
In the event of a relapse post-treatment, there are several possible causes:
(i) You didn't follow through on aftercare supports provided.
(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.
Help yourself to safeguard against these 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) 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.
We find that people who tend to relapse will have unfortunately neglected these aspects of aftercare.
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 Didn't Work For Me, How Is Rehab Different?
Yes, rehab is different to AA, and here’s how….
AA is a great resource to have, but AA and rehab are not the same thing.
Alcoholics Anonymous Coombe Dingle has been responsible for a good deal of long term recovery success stories over the years.
People have said that just using AA meant that there was something missing in their recovery.
This tends to be related to psychological drivers of addiction which are undiscovered in a mutual aid environment, and need focussed one-to-one therapeutic help, to make progress on.
*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 AA and residential rehab can be effective approaches to long-term recovery, and usage of both can be done in a variety of combinations.
Is Recovery Possible By Attending AA Meetings Alone?
AA, and other mutual aid groups, are often reported as the drivers behind maintaining long term sobriety and being the provider of hope.
But medical detoxes are not the province of Alcoholics Anonymous, and it is not their role to provide in-depth clinical therapy which addresses the causes of your addiction.
For this, look for clinical detox first, and then you can follow this with AA Coombe Dingle meetings which are ideal as a way of supporting you in preventing relapse.
Is Ceasing My Addictive Behaviour Without Assistance Useful...Or Dangerous?
We must expressly advise against this.
Going "cold turkey" is something which we do not recommend on serious medical grounds.
There are the dangers of having seizures and blood pressure issues, with serious risk of heart issues.
**You should NEVER consider putting yourself through detox or cold-turkey alone**.
I’m Not Sure I Can Afford Treatment
If a full rehab programme is too much for your right now, here's another option.
Though not widely advertised, many centres can provide a detox-only alternative.
However, the success rates for these shorter courses can be lower than with the longer more established programmes.
It usually takes 28 days for the full residential course; but we can recommend an alternative if that suits your pocket at the moment.
Short-term detox plans are available, ** only ** if you already have plans in place for support upon completion.
...in other words, a proper and structured plan to therapy with its associated follow-up support.
Attempting to arrange a short-term detox, without these supports already in place, increases risk of relapse, and may considerably lower the chances of long-term recovery success, in our experience.
Do Rehab Clinics Provide A Refund Policy?
Please ask the clinic prior to beginning your residential programme; each clinic has its own policy.
You will find that most clinics will not offer a refund in cases where a relapse has taken place after a certain amount of time, as the cause of such a relapse is almost always a matter of individual behaviour.
What Are The Steps To Sign Up For Rehab?
I’d Like To Start The Programme Immediately; Can I Do That?
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.
What Are The Origins Of The Abbeycare Group?
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 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.
Abbeycare operate UK clinics providing help for alcohol or drug addiction for those in the Coombe Dingle and Bristol area.
We've helped thousands overcome their addiction to alcohol or drugs.
All these years we've stuck to the basics that work - structured detox, therapy, and aftercare solutions that help get folks back on track.
We can even arrange to assist with transport to the clinic (some extra charges do apply).
You can read our inspection reports from regulatory bodies, on our clinic pages, here: Abbeycare Scotland, and Abbeycare Gloucester.
Abbeycare admissions team can advise on options that suit your needs.
Our medical team are ready to help you detox, comfortably.
Our therapists are ready to help you get the insights you need, to stop the pattern of addiction, and reclaim your life.
The Abbeycare clinic team are ready to help you co-ordinate everything.
Are you ready?
We'll help get things moving. Ring us direct, on 01603 513 091.