It's easy to get overwhelmed searching for the right alcohol or drug addiction treatment near Henleaze. But answers *are* available.
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 Henleaze.
How Much Of My Life Do I Have To Change, To Get Better?
You can certainly expect rehab to be of use to you *as long as* you play an active role.
At the point of crisis we have found that rehab is the best approach available among the primary care needs of people who are in active addiction. 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 near Henleaze 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 takes patience, diligence, and active participation.
Rehab is the first step on this journey.
How Does A Rehab Programme Near Henleaze Work, Exactly?
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.
This is what you should find in the first 7 days of alcohol/drug rehab ...
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 ...
Once you have completed the detox, you’ll begin the therapeutic sessions with the help of the clinical team. 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.
Usually, residential programmes near Henleaze and the surrounding Bristol area are multi-faceted, and will see you participating in mutual aid meetings, complementary or holistic therapies, sharing experiences with other clients, physical exercise routines, And gradually you’ll sense a shift back towards an ordered and structured life.
You’ll be told the previous evening what the following day’s events and activities are to be.
In the last 7 days of rehab, here's what you can expect...
In the last 7 days, if not earlier, if your provider includes it, you should be planning out measures for relapse prevention, and aftercare supports.
This is designed to help you and guide you towards a normal life outside of the residential system 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 Best Suited To Rehab?
Rehab is designed for people who have committed themselves to full recovery.
Such people have tried time and time again to quit their harmful use of alcohol or drugs and know there must be a way for them to succeed even though they’ve failed before – if only they had the right 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 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.
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 approaches which do not take a holistic view of what is required and only go down one narrow route. 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.
- Any programme which is dogmatic and process-driven, which will tend to make patients feel that they’re numbers rather than people.
The essence of recovery is in mutual aid, community, and respect for each other as individuals.
To Ensure My Rehab Success... What Should I Be Doing?
Is There A Checklist Of Things You Should Do When Planning To Enter Henleaze Rehab?
Reputable addiction clinics will give you a booking confirmation, including a list of what items to bring to rehab when admitting.
Any good rehab clinic will send you details of everything you’ll need before starting your rehab residency.
In What 3 Areas Of My Life Should I See Noticeable Change, Following Treatment?
As long as everything is done correctly, you might expect to see initial signs of:
- 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.
- By taking care of these things you should find that your behaviour, modes of communicating and especially your emotional responses should all change, and this is a reflection that you needs are being addressed in a positive way, free of the addictive substance.
- When these behavioural changes occur, other major life factors have the breathing space to improve also, e.g. relationships, family life, work, etc.
Tell Me The Top 3 Errors I Should Avoid When Entering Addiction Rehab?
(i) Fear at the prospect of taking the coping mechanism away, during the first phase of rehab.
(ii) Overconfidence following a few therapeutic gains made, early in the process. Believing that one or two individual insights is equal to lasting recovery.
(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 If Rehab Henleaze 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 didn't make enough progress on underlying psychological issues prior to experiencing an external trigger.
Make yourself less vulnerable to these events by:
(i) Engaging with the therapeutic and aftercare planning throughout; and taking action on what is being offered to you; your chances of successfully staying clean may depend on this.
(ii) Staying connected to all the aftercare support offered to you, which will help when dealing with trigger events.
In most cases, relapses are almost certainly due to omitting one of the above.
I Don't Have Any Support Or Family Members: Is Recovery Possible?
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.
The facts show that even people lacking in a strong support network find drug/alcohol recovery possible, and so can you.
I Did Not Succeed With Alcoholics Anonymous; Why Is Rehab Different?
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.
Many have used only AA Henleaze in their recovery over the years, and achieved very long-term success.
Some people have attended AA meetings over the long term but reported that they felt something was lacking from just the one service.
Some feel that the psychological causes of addiction were not fully addressed by the AA meetings alone.
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.
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, turn first to a structured residential rehab programme, then later, enjoy the benefits of Alcoholics Anonymous or your chosen mutual aid programme, in Henleaze in the longer term.
Is It Alright To Spontaneously Stop Taking Drugs Or Alcohol By Myself And Call That Success?
This is specifically advised against, due to risks involved.
Withdrawal without the expert help of experienced and qualified clinicians is extremely risky and we explicitly advise against this.
There are a multitude of risks associated with this, including heart issues and convulsions/seizures.
**You must never attempt withdrawal or any detox without suitable clinical support**.
I’m Not Sure I Can Afford Treatment
If a full rehab programme is out of your reach at the moment, here's something to ask about.
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.
It usually takes 28 days for the full residential course; but we can recommend an alternative if that suits your pocket at the moment.
You can ask about short-term detox, **but only** if support is planned for your continued recovery on the other side.
...such as a well-organised support plan with a sponsor for your long term recovery.
Attempting to arrange a short-term detox, without these supports already in place, increases risk of relapse, and may considerably lower the chances of long-term recovery success, in our experience.
How Do Clinics Approach Their Rehab Refund Policy?
Each clinic will operate their own refund policies, so ask before your course begins.
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.
What Are The Stages Of Admitting To Rehab?
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?
It was in 2005 that Abbeycare first started providing treatment for addiction.
Abbeycare has since grown to become a nationally recognised company and as a provider of rehab treatment.
Why Am I Being Asked Do Complete An Assessment In Order To Attend A Course Of Residential Treatment With Abbeycare?
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 are available to those in Henleaze and Bristol.
We've helped thousands overcome their addiction to alcohol or drugs.
In our 15 years, we've worked with even the most complex detoxes, needs, and issues.
Even if you're not local, we can still help with transport into treatment (full transparency - some costs do apply).
Our inspection reports from the regulators, are available on our clinic pages, here: Abbeycare Scotland, Abbeycare Gloucester.
Our admissions team are ready to help.
Detox is available, with comfort and safety, with the help of our medical team.
Our therapists are ready to help you get the insights you need, to stop the pattern of addiction, and reclaim your life.
The Abbeycare clinic team are ready to help you co-ordinate everything.
Are you ready for recovery?
If you're ready for help, call our admissions team direct, on 01603 513 091.