Hundreds near Hartcliffe end up opting for the wrong addiction treatment that doesn't meet their needs. But with the right insights, it *is* possible to find the right help.
We tracked the 19 most common questions we're asked, and laid out the answers, below:
This is the primary guidebook for finding drug or alcohol rehab help near Hartcliffe.
We'll start with:
Will Rehab Actually Help?
Rehab can and does help, *if* you take an active part, and don't remain passive, or expect everything to be done for you.
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 do everything for you.
You will need to take back your own responsibility for your life as part of the recovery process.
Rehab near Hartcliffe should not be considered a permanent "cure" that can fix all drug problems in your life immediately.
The dynamics of addiction have taken a long time to establish, and it will take time and understanding for them to be overcome.
It will take plenty of perseverance and self-will.
The first step on this path is rehab.
How Does A Rehab Programme Near Hartcliffe Work, Exactly?
Private rehab is typically a 3-stage overall process, of initial detox, therapeutic help with underlying psychological issues of addiction, followed by aftercare planning, which provides support and resources for the future.
What should you expect in the first week of drug/alcohol rehab?
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 7 days, here's what you can expect...
Upon completing your detox, you’ll be in the safe hands of the clinicians who will guide you through the therapeutic process. It is important for you to understand why you became addicted in the first place, so you’ll be taking part in group Cognitive Behavioural Therapy or one-on-one counselling.
In general, residential programmes are quite diverse, 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.
Most Hartcliffe clinics will set you daily activities which you’ll be allocated the night before, detailing when and where these are to be.
What should you expect in the last week of rehab?
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 will provide opportunities in advance for you to plan your support against any addictive triggers which, by now, you should be aware of.
Who Is Rehab For?
Those who are genuinely serious about getting back their lives, relationships, families, and children, are the people who will get the most out of rehab.
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.
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.
Are There Outmoded Methods In Rehab, That I Should Avoid?
- Trying to quit your addictive behaviour alone and without the professional support which you nevertheless know exists.
- Treatment programmes skewed to the extreme, in favour strictly of only one form of spiritual approach or outlook on recovery. 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.
- Any programme which is dogmatic and process-driven, which will tend to make patients feel that they’re numbers rather than people.
The core of a successful rehab programme will treat the client as an individual and part of a community of people who have similar issues and share a common goal in making a full recovery.
What Is The Best Way To Ensure Rehab Is Successful?
Is There A Checklist Of Things You Should Do When Planning To Enter Hartcliffe Rehab?
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.
Prior to your admission, your clinic should send you a list of things you should bring with you to rehab.
What Things Should I Expect To See Transformed During And After My Rehab?
If the underlying work is done, substantial changes could be achieved:
- 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.
- You should begin to notice small behavioural and emotional changes, increased structure and order, and a sense of renewed purpose.
- Many find that relationships, family life and the world of work are also improved, because they're now given the room to grow into the space which previously had been given over entirely to addiction.
Tell Me The Top 3 Errors I Should Avoid When Entering Addiction Rehab?
(i) Anxiety at the prospect of detoxing, before treatment has even started.
(ii) The erroneous belief that success has been achieved in long term recovery when only small/initial gains have been made.
(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.
What Are The Chances Of Hartcliffe Rehab Failing?
In the event of a relapse post-treatment, there are several possible causes:
(i) You didn't follow through actively, on your relapse prevention plan, compiled during treatment.
(ii) You didn't make enough progress on underlying psychological issues prior to experiencing an external trigger.
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.
Those who relapse, tend to have missed out any one of the above safeguards.
Is It Possible To Stay Sober/Clean Even Without Social Support?
As you read this, millions of people are in recovery after having been through rehab, and each one of these will have a different quality of support as well as a different support history.
Even without regular support from family, recovery from alcohol or substance addiction is possible.
Is Rehab Different From Alcoholics Anonymous, If So, How?
If AA didn’t work for you, we assure you that rehab is different; here’s how…
AA is a great resource to have, but AA and rehab are not the same thing.
In fact, people have reported long-term recovery success just with AA Hartcliffe alone.
People have said that just using AA meant that there was something missing in their recovery.
Some feel that the psychological causes of addiction were not fully addressed by the AA meetings alone.
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.
After rehab has been completed, people quite regularly choose to attend AA meetings as well, as an ongoing part of their relapse prevention programme.
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?
AA, and other mutual aid groups, are often reported as the drivers behind maintaining long term sobriety and being the provider of hope.
But AA do not provide clinical detoxes or professional therapy into the underlying causes of addiction, or accountability in a structure recovery plan.
For this you need to turn to rehab in its residential form, including a full detox, after which you can enjoy the full benefits of what Alcoholics Anonymous Hartcliffe has to offer in terms of group support.
Is It Wise To Just Stop My Substance Abuse Without Outside Help?
We really do warn against this.
Withdrawal without the expert help of experienced and qualified clinicians is extremely risky and we explicitly advise against this.
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 complete treatment programme is a financial challenge right now, there are other options.
Though not the full programme, the detox-only route is available as a possibility. This is not usually widely advertised.
This is not because there is less financial outlay, but instead because there are established links with lower success rates, for shorter term interventions, instead of longer ones.
Although the standard rehab stay is 28 days in total, we can suggest shorter stays if it is still clinically appropriate.
Shorter detox programmes are available, **but only** if there are adequate support structures in place for when you complete this.
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.
How Do I Find The 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.
What Are The Stages Of Admitting To Rehab?
Can I Begin Rehab As Soon As Possible?
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?
Abbeycare began offering residential rehab treatment on a small scale back in 2005, following the personal experiences in recovery of our staff.
In the UK, since that year, Abbeycare has grown substantially, and we are now a recognised provider of rehab and addiction treatment.
Why Is An Assessment Required, Prior To Admission?
Like every rehab clinic, we need to understand clearly that we can look after your needs appropriately, and that we are a suitable clinic for you.
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's UK clinics have been helping those in Hartcliffe and surrounding 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.
We can even arrange to assist with transport to the clinic (some extra charges do apply).
How did we do with inspections from regulators? Check our reports, available on our clinic pages, here: Abbeycare Scotland, and Abbeycare Gloucester.
Our admissions team will help you navigate the treatment options.
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 are ready to help you make the progress you need.
Are you ready for recovery?
We'll help get things moving. Ring us direct, on 01603 513 091.