The hunt for alcohol or drug misuse treatment near Hengrove can be confusing. But our companion guide can lend a hand...
We tracked the 19 most common questions we're asked, and laid out the answers, below:
Brace yourself for warts and all answers, to the toughest questions about addiction treatment near Hengrove.
We'll start with:
Does Rehab Actually Work?
Rehab can and does help, *if* you take an active part, and don't remain passive, or expect everything to be done for you.
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.
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.
All of this takes patience, diligence, and active participation.
It is only your first step on a long journey.
What Exactly Happens During Rehab Hengrove?
Usually, private rehab is a 3-stage overall phase of initial detox, clinical assistance for underlying psychological addiction disorders, followed by aftercare, which includes future help and services.
During the initial week in drug or alcohol rehab, you should expect…
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.
This is what you should find after the first 7 days of rehab ...
Our clinical team will begin to guide you, once you’ve completed your detox, through the start of your therapy. 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.
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 gradually you’ll sense a shift back towards an ordered and structured life.
The Hengrove clinics, in general, will inform their clients of the following day’s activities on the preceding night.
In the final seven days in rehab you should expect the following…
In this final week the clinic will put in place measures which will be designed to help prevent you from relapse.
This is designed to help you and guide you towards a normal life outside of the residential system and give an opportunity for you to plan supports in advance, for addictive triggers you've identified during treatment.
Who Is Best Suited To Rehab?
People who are serious about their long term recovery will benefit from rehab.
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 is for those ready to do the work involved, but need the help to physically feel better, detox, and get the therapy insights needed to move forward productively.
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?
- Doing it yourself. The delusion that trying to get your life back on track without outside professional help, even though you know that help is available.
- Any approach to therapy which is demonstrably tied to only one type of outlook on what works best. 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.
- An approach which is doomed to failure at worst will be one which depersonalizes individuals.
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 Hengrove Rehab Clinic?
Any good addiction clinic will confirm the booking and send you a list of the things that you should bring with you.
Any good rehab clinic will send you details of everything you’ll need before starting your rehab residency.
What 3 Main Areas Of Life Should I Expect Changes In, After Rehab?
If the underlying work is done, substantial changes could be achieved:
- 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.
- 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.
For Those Entering Addiction Treatment For The First Time, What Mistakes Do You See Most Often Occurring?
(i) Anxiety at the prospect of detoxing, before treatment has even started.
(ii) Being over-confident that treatment has completely succeeded when only a couple of insights or milestones have been made.
(iii) The risk of relapsing due to improper preparation for, or misreading of, trigger events which present themselves after the rehab has been completed.
How Likely Is It That Hengrove Rehab Will Not Work For Me?
If a relapse occurs after treatment there may be a couple of causes of this:
(i) You failed to implement aftercare advice following treatment.
(ii) You didn't make enough progress on underlying psychological issues prior to experiencing an external trigger.
You can help yourself from falling foul of such circumstances 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.
We find that people who tend to relapse will have unfortunately neglected these aspects of aftercare.
Do People Without Any Support Network Fail In Long-Term Recovery?
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?
Even if you've already tried AA, here's how rehab is different...
Alcoholics Anonymous is a tremendous resource to have in anyone's recovery, but AA and rehab are not mutually exclusive.
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.
Rehab, with its focus on one-on-one therapy, is different to the group-based AA meetings, and it may be that the causes of addiction are more properly uncovered with the former type of approach.
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.
People who complete the residential rehab requirements do quite often attend AA later on as part of their relapse prevention measures.
A good recovery can be produced by both rehab and AA, each together, or at different times, depending on circumstances.
Is AA Alone Likely To Lead To Long Term Recovery?
AA, and other mutual aid groups, are often reported as the drivers behind maintaining long term sobriety and being the provider of hope.
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 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 Hengrove has to offer in terms of group support.
Is It OK To Stop Drinking Or Using Substances Without Help?
We don’t consider this to be a good move at all.
Withdrawal without the expert help of experienced and qualified clinicians is extremely risky and we explicitly advise against this.
Cardiovascular complications may ensue, together with blood pressure variations and it may result in life threatening symptoms without appropriate supervision.
**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?
Full rehab may be unreachable financially for some, so here's another option you may like to consider.
Though not the full programme, the detox-only route is available as a possibility. 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.
Short-term detox plans are available, ** only ** if you already have plans in place for support upon completion.
...such as a well-organised support plan with a sponsor for your long term recovery.
Going in for a detox without having planned support ahead will risk a relapse and hence lower your chances of a full recovery.
Is There A Refund Policy For Rehab?
Refund policies will vary from clinic to clinic, be sure to ask before committing.
Any refunds given are not provided on the basis of a client relapsing, as long term success is a matter of individual responsibility.
How Do I Actually Sign Up For Rehab?
What If I Need To Get Started Quickly?
The clinic’s admissions team will carry out a suitability assessment, and provided that everything is fine, then clients can be admitted within two days.
Is Abbeycare A Well-Established Addiction Care Provider?
Abbeycare began offering residential rehab treatment on a small scale back in 2005, following the personal experiences in recovery of our staff.
We have grown since then into a well-known care provider and a trusted resource for residential rehab programmes.
Why Is An Assessment Required, Prior To Admission?
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.
To this effect, we will seek approval from our health professionals once you have completed a short telephone questionnaire with our admissions team.
Abbeycare's UK clinics have been helping those in Hengrove and surrounding Bristol area since 2005.
We've helped thousands overcome their addiction to alcohol or drugs.
There's no substitute for the years of experience we've had, assisting with even the most complex cases.
Our team can even get transport organised too, if needed, from your location (with an extra charge).
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.
Our medical team can assist you to detox, safely, and comfortably.
Our therapeutic team can help you identify the issues behind addiction, and stop the pattern in your life.
Our clinical team are ready to help you start the journey.
The only question is - are you ready?
To ask a question, or to arrange admission, ring our team now on 01603 513 091.