It's easy to get overwhelmed searching for the right alcohol or drug addiction treatment near Headley Park. But answers *are* available.
Below, we've laid out our 19 most forthright answers, to unflinching questions about alcohol and drug rehab near Headley Park:
Ready to overhaul your ideas about finding rehab near Headley Park?
We'll start with:
Does Rehab Treatment Mean I've Permanently Overcome Addiction?
Rehab could play a good part in helping you, *if* you allow it to help you, *and* you play an active role in facilitating this.
In fact, rehab continues to be the best structured approach to tackling addiction at the point when it is needed most. But, you should know that you also need to play an active part in this.
Addiction comes about through the absence of personal responsibility, so taking back responsibility for ones life is necessary in order to recover.
You should not expect rehab Headley Park 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.
You should know that all of this takes a good deal of active engagement and persistence.
The first step on this path is rehab.
How Does A Rehab Programme Near Headley Park Work, Exactly?
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.
Over the first seven days in alcohol/drug rehab you should expect the following…
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.
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...
The clinical team will guide you through the therapeutic sessions when your detox has been completed. You may find yourself in individual counselling sessions or in group Behavioural Therapy, which seeks to help you understand the reasons for your addiction.
In general, residential programmes are quite diverse, and these will mean you’ll be participating in complementary therapies, mutual aid meetings, physical routines, sharing your experiences with others, and a gradual return to the kind of ordered life that may be regarded as normal for most people.
Most Headley Park clinics will set you daily activities which you’ll be allocated the night before, detailing when and where these are to be.
Once in the final week in rehab, you should expect…
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 Best Suited To Rehab?
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 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.
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.
Aren't There Aspects Of Rehab That No Longer Work?
- Attempting to detox yourself and stop your addictive patterns of behaviour, even though the appropriate help and support is at hand when you need it most.
- Any approach to therapy which is demonstrably tied to only one type of outlook on what works best. 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.
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.
To Ensure My Rehab Success... What Should I Be Doing?
How To Plan For My Stay In Headley Park Rehab?
Any good addiction clinic will confirm the booking and send you a list of the things that you should bring with you.
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 Things Should I Expect To See Transformed During And After My Rehab?
As long as you put in the work, significant changes could be expected:
- 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 understanding and taking care of these elements, behavioural changes, patterns of communication, and emotions should change, reflecting that basic needs are being met in a functional way, without the presence of the substance.
- 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!
For Those Entering Addiction Rehab For Their First Time, What Are 3 Things They Do Wrong?
(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) Not being fully equipped to comprehend future situations or events that could potentially trigger relapse.
How Likely Is It That Headley Park Rehab Will Not Work For Me?
If, following treatment, you relapse the likely explanations are:
(i) You failed to implement aftercare advice following treatment.
(ii) You were't able to understand enough about your own personal triggers, during treatment.
You’ll be able to prepare for such situations by:
(i) During your stay, make sure you pay attention to aftercare planning and always fully follow through on the help and support offered.
(ii) To avoid succumbing to trigger events (which are 100% certain to happen) make sure you make continued therapeutic care, your priority.
In our experience, those who relapse repeatedly over time, have almost always missed one of the above elements.
I Have No Family Or Support Channels, Will Recovery Work For Me?
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.
I Did Not Succeed With Alcoholics Anonymous; Why Is Rehab Different?
Rehab is different to the AA approach, and this is how…
Alcoholics Anonymous is not the same as rehab, even though AA is good to have access to.
Long-term success has certainly been achieved over the years just by using AA Headley Park.
Some people have said that certain parts of their recovery were missing, having only attended AA over the years.
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.
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.
Why Can't I Just Attend Alcoholics Anonymous To Get Better?
AA is a great help for anyone in recovery and is often seen as the light at the end of the tunnel.
However, Alcoholics Anonymous are not the people who are best able to provide clinical care and therapy, or to examine the triggers and reasons for your addiction in a way which will be best at preventing relapse.
For this, look for clinical detox first, and then you can follow this with AA Headley Park meetings which are ideal as a way of supporting you in preventing relapse.
Is It OK To Stop Drinking Or Using Substances Without Help?
We must expressly advise against this.
Going "cold turkey" is something which we do not recommend on serious medical grounds.
Cardiovascular complications may ensue, together with blood pressure variations and it may result in life threatening symptoms without appropriate supervision.
I’m Not Sure I Can Afford Treatment
Full rehab may be unreachable financially for some, so here's another option you may like to consider.
Many clinics offer a detox-only programme, although this is not usually widely advertised.
This isn’t for financial reasons alone, but because shorter programmes are often associated with less successful outcomes, in the longer term.
Here is what we recommend if you want a less expensive and shorter course.
You can ask about short-term detox, **but only** if support is planned for your continued recovery on the other side.
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 Clinics Approach Their Rehab Refund Policy?
Please ask the clinic prior to beginning your residential programme; each clinic has its own policy.
In general terms, most clinics do not refund fees if you relapse because the onus of responsibility lies with the client.
How Do I Actually Sign Up For Rehab?
How Do I Go About Starting My Residential Treatment Right Away?
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 Did Abbeycare Get Started Providing Addiction Help?
Following personal experiences of Abbeycare staff, we started providing rehab care in 2005.
Abbeycare has since grown to become a nationally recognised company and as a provider of rehab treatment.
Why Is An Assessment Required, Prior To Admission?
It is necessary to evaluate whether you and the clinic are a good match for each other going forward.
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's UK clinics have been helping those in Headley Park and surrounding Bristol area.
We've worked with thousands from all over the world, and we can probably help you too.
In these last 15 years, our experience has gone from strength to strength.
We can even arrange to assist with transport to the clinic (some extra charges do apply).
Our clinic inspection reports are available on the relevent service pages: Abbeycare Scotland, Abbeycare Gloucester.
Abbeycare admissions team can advise on options that suit your needs.
The Abbeycare medical team can help you detox comfortably.
The Abbeycare therapy team are specialists in helping you identify and work through the underlying triggers behind addiction.
Our clinic team are ready to help you make the progress you need.
Are you ready for recovery?
To get your questions answered, or to get started in recovery, our team can help, on 01603 513 091.