The hunt for addiction treatment near Hartcliffe can be confusing. But our companion guide can lend a hand...
In this comprehensive 19 Q&A guidebook, we laid out answers to:
This is the primary guidebook for finding drug or alcohol rehab help near Hartcliffe.
Will Rehab Actually Help?
As long as you actively participate and don’t remain passive, rehab can and will help you.
In fact, rehab continues to be the best structured approach to tackling addiction at the point when it is needed most. But, rehab will not do everything for you.
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 Hartcliffe 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 the first step on this journey.
What Does Rehab Hartcliffe Consist Of?
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?
Your first seven days will see the detox completed and this will be accompanied by becoming accustomed to your new regime of medication.
Factors which will dictate the length of the initial detox phase will include the degree and length of dependency as well as the individual’s history of addiction.
Once the first week in rehab is over, you should expect…
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.
Hartcliffe 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 gradual return to the kind of ordered life that may be regarded as normal for most people.
Clinics near Hartcliffe will tend to tell you the night before what the next day’s activities will be, and where.
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 Rehab For?
Rehab is for those who are genuinely serious about long term 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.
What Doesn't Work Anymore, In Rehab Treatment?
- Trying to quite your addiction without any professional help; this is always a bad move.
- Any approaches which do not take a holistic view of what is required and only go down one narrow route. Most clinics and centres have now accepted a wider perspective on the underlying principles of recovery, and do not insist you adopt specific religious philosophies or similar.
- A process-driven programme which will alienate the client and make them feel as if they are not being treated as a human being.
At the heart of recovery should be mutual support and a sense of community, with the communal respect that goes with it.
How Do I Set Myself Up For Success In Rehab?
How Should I Make Plans For My Upcoming Hartcliffe Rehab Admission?
You will get a confirmation of your booking, and the clinic will also send you details of what you should bring with you when you start the treatment.
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 the underlying work is done, substantial changes could be achieved:
- You’ll find that it is much easier to fulfil the needs of the substance in ways which are positive rather than dysfunctional, and so you should plan for this.
- You should begin to notice small behavioural and emotional changes, increased structure and order, and a sense of renewed purpose.
- 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) Mistaking a couple of early successful milestones for a complete and 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.
How Likely Is It That Hartcliffe Rehab Will Not Work For Me?
If you relapse following treatment, there are a few possibilities:
(i) You did not make use of the support provided post-rehab.
(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 treatment, ensuring you plan for aftercare and engage with all the help on offer.
(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.
In most cases, relapses are almost certainly due to omitting one of the above.
Is It Possible To Stay Sober/Clean Even Without Social Support?
Of the millions in recovery globally, everyone has a different history and level of support available in their lives, when they enter treatment.
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?
If AA didn’t work for you, we assure you that rehab is different; here’s how…
Alcoholics Anonymous is useful to have access to, but rehab and AA are not the same.
There have been many success stories with people using only AA Hartcliffe to resolve their issues.
Some people have attended AA meetings over the long term but reported that they felt something was lacking from just the one service.
In hindsight, it may be that the AA meetings, which lack the one-to-one aspect of rehab, failed to fully address the psychological triggers of addiction.
Rehab and mutual aid meetings can *both* be beneficial, and are *not* mutually exclusive. They can be especially useful when applied at different times in each individual's recovery journey.
People quite often choose to attend the AA group meetings in addition to having completed the residential rehab.
A good recovery can be produced by both rehab and AA, each together, or at different times, depending on circumstances.
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, look for clinical detox first, and then you can follow this with AA Hartcliffe meetings which are ideal as a way of supporting you in preventing relapse.
I Want To Stop Using Alcohol Or Drugs Without Professional Help
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.
**Proper medical supervision must always be close at hand during any detox or withdrawal**.
What Is My Financial Situation Isn’t Up To That At The Moment?
If a full rehab programme is out of your reach at the moment, here's something to ask about.
Though not widely advertised, many centres can provide a detox-only alternative.
This isn’t because it just costs less, but because this can be associated with lower success rates.
Here is what we recommend if you want a less expensive and shorter course.
Shorter detox programmes are available, **but only** if there are adequate support structures in place for when you complete this.
i.e. if a support plan were to be put in place ready to provide for your long term care and recovery.
Going in for a detox without having planned support ahead will risk a relapse and hence lower your chances of a full recovery.
How Do I Find The Refund Policy For Rehab?
Please ask the clinic prior to beginning your residential programme; each clinic has its own policy.
If you relapse you should not expect a refund, as the cause of the relapse is down to the client in each case.
Getting Started In Rehab: What Do I Need To Do?
What If I Need To Get Started Quickly?
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.
How Did Abbeycare Get Started Providing Addiction Help?
After some of our staff had their own experiences of recovery care, Abbeycare began its residential rehab programme in 2005.
Since then, we've grown into a recognised brand and industry leader in private addiction treatment in the UK.
Is Completing An Assessment Really Necessary?
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.
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 Hartcliffe and Bristol area.
Thousands have already joined Abbeycare to overcome addiction, from every corner of the globe.
All that experience has helped us assist those with even the most complicated detox and rehab needs.
Even if you need transport arranged to get here, we can probably help with that too.
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.
Our clinical team are ready to help you start the journey.
The only thing left is - are you ready?
If you're ready for help, call our admissions team direct, on 01603 513 091.