The hunt for addiction treatment near Hengrove 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 rehab near Hengrove:
Brace yourself for warts and all answers, to the toughest questions about addiction treatment near Hengrove.
We'll start with:
Rehab Won't Help. Change My Mind.
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.
For those suffering from addiction, detox followed by a well-managed rehab stay is the way forward in to recovery. Although, you will need to apply yourself to the rehab process.
A lack of personal responsibility is the hallmark of addiction, and thus reclaiming responsibility for your own life is a cornerstone of recovery.
Rehab in Hengrove cannot be considered a permanent "cure", which will automatically resolve all addiction issues in your life.
The addictive process takes many years to establish itself, so it will likely take a long time, and patience, to resolve it.
It will take plenty of perseverance and self-will.
Rehab is the first step on this journey.
What Exactly Happens During Rehab Hengrove?
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…
Usually the first seven days are spent finishing physical detox, sleeping more than usual, and following prescribed drug advice.
No two people are alike, so the time it takes for the detox phase to last will depend on things like the length of dependency, the history of addiction and the degree to which the dependency has taken hold of the body.
This is what you should find after the first 7 days of rehab ...
After initial detox is complete, the clinical team will invite you to begin taking part in therapeutic sessions. 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.
Residential programmes near Hengrove and Bristol tend to be multi-faceted in nature, and during these you share your experience with other clients, participate in various therapy sessions and do physical exercise, and a move back toward structure and order, in your daily routine.
Most Hengrove clinics will set you daily activities which you’ll be allocated the night before, detailing when and where these are to be.
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 help you move on from residential treatment back into life outside the clinic and give an opportunity for you to plan supports in advance, for addictive triggers you've identified during treatment.
Who Is Likely To Benefit From Rehab?
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.
This usually means they've been round in the circle of abusing alcohol or substances several times, seen and borne the negative consequences, and know there must be another way - but need help to achieve 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.
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?
Attempting to quit without help. This is a recipe for failure, and is especially ridiculous given that the support you need from professionals is available to you if only you would ask for it.
- Any approaches which do not take a holistic view of what is required and only go down one narrow route. 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.
- A rather dogmatic approach to treatment which tends to leave patients feeling alienated.
Rehab programmes which are known to work are those which place the client within a community of people with shared problems and a corresponding shared will to succeed in conquering their addictive behaviour.
How Can I Succeed In Rehab?
Is There A Checklist Of Things You Should Do When Planning To Enter Hengrove Rehab?
All good clinics will send a booking acknowledgment to you prior to your stay, detailing all the things to 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?
If all goes according to plan you might expect to see signs of:
- Plan for dealing with the need to fulfil your desires and wishes in healthier ways than a coping mechanism or addictive substance.
- 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.
- When these changes in your behaviour take place you’ll find that there’s ample room for other things to improve also, such as improvements in family life, your work, etc.
For Those Entering Addiction Treatment For The First Time, What Mistakes Do You See Most Often Occurring?
(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) The failure to properly take into account, and prepare for, any unexpected situation which could trigger a relapse back into addiction, and without the support and backup to prevent this from happening.
What If Rehab Hengrove Doesn't Work?
A few specifics often lie underneath potential relapses after completing rehab:
(i) You did not make use of the support provided post-rehab.
(ii) You were't able to understand enough about your own personal triggers, during treatment.
You can help yourself from falling foul of such circumstances 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.
We find that people who tend to relapse will have unfortunately neglected these aspects of aftercare.
Can Recovery Work For Me? I Have No Family Or Friends 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.
You need to remember that even those people without a good support network continue to recover successfully.
Alcoholics Anonymous .v. Rehab - Which Is Better And Why?
Yes, rehab is different to AA, and here’s how….
AA is not the same as rehab.
Many have used only AA Hengrove in their recovery over the years, and achieved very long-term success.
People have said that just using AA meant that there was something missing in their recovery.
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.
Residential rehab and mutual aid do not have to be mutually exclusive, and work very well together, in sequence, or, in some rehab programmes, together.
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?
Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are a wonderful resource in recovery and a source of inspiration, hope and the power of the community.
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, turn first to a structured residential rehab programme, then later, enjoy the benefits of Alcoholics Anonymous or your chosen mutual aid programme, in Hengrove in the longer term.
I Want To Stop Using Alcohol Or Drugs Without Professional Help
Going it alone is rarely the answer, and often, is very dangerous.
Going "cold turkey" is something which we do not recommend on serious medical grounds.
Risks include elevated risk of seizure, heart and cardiovascular complications, blood pressure variations.
**You should NEVER consider putting yourself through detox or cold-turkey alone**.
What Is My Financial Situation Isn’t Up To That At The Moment?
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 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.
...such as a well-organised support plan with a sponsor for your long term recovery.
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.
Do Rehab Clinics Provide A Refund Policy?
Please ask the clinic prior to beginning your residential programme; each clinic has its own policy.
Generally speaking, most clinics will not offer a refund policy on the basis of future relapse, as the responsibility for that comes down to the individual.
How Do I Get Started In Treatment?
Can I Begin Rehab As Soon As Possible?
The majority of clinics are able to admit people within two days, assuming that all the medical checks are established together with an assessment that the treatment is suitable for the client.
What Are The Origins Of The Abbeycare Group?
It was in 2005 that Abbeycare first started providing treatment for addiction.
We have grown since then into a well-known care provider and a trusted resource for residential rehab programmes.
Why Is It Considered Necessary To Complete An Assessment?
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 Hengrove and surrounding Bristol area.
Thousands have already joined Abbeycare to overcome addiction, from every corner of the globe.
In these last 15 years, our experience has gone from strength to strength.
Even if you're not local, we can still help with transport into treatment (full transparency - some costs do apply).
Our admissions team will help you navigate the treatment options.
Detox is possible, safely and comfortably, with the help of our medical team.
Our therapeutic team can help you identify the issues behind addiction, and stop the pattern in your life.
The Abbeycare clinic team are ready to help you co-ordinate everything.
Are you ready for recovery?
To get your questions answered, or to get started in recovery, our team can help, on 01603 513 091.