It's easy to get overwhelmed searching for the right alcohol or drug addiction treatment near Henleaze. But answers *are* available.
Below, we lay out 19 critical Q&A insights into:
This is the primary guidebook for finding drug or alcohol rehab help near Henleaze.
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. But, rehab will not work in a vacuum, or without your cooperation.
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 has taken a long time to develop the complexities of addiction, and it will take time and awareness for them to be resolved.
You should know that all of this takes a good deal of active engagement and persistence.
Rehab is just the beginning.
What Exactly Happens During Rehab Henleaze?
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.
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.
What should you expect after the first week of rehab?
Upon completing your detox, you’ll be in the safe hands of the clinicians who will guide you through the therapeutic process. You may find yourself in individual counselling sessions or in group Behavioural Therapy, which seeks to help you understand the reasons for your addiction.
Henleaze and Bristol Residential programmes are, as a whole quite diverse, and during these you share your experience with other clients, participate in various therapy sessions and do physical exercise, and and transition towards regaining some structure and order in your routine.
Most Henleaze clinics have an agenda of daily activities, distributed the night before, detailing the events of the next day, and where you should be, and when.
Once in the final week in rehab, you should expect…
Measures to assist you in relapse prevention will take place in the final week, provided by the clinic.
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?
Rehab is for those who are genuinely serious about long term recovery.
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.
The people who will get the most out of rehab will be willing to commit to the work involved but will need help to do so in a structured way, beginning with detox and following on with the proper therapy.
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.
What Aspects Of Rehab Treatment Are Now Outdated, That I Should Watch Out For?
- 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 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.
Mutual support and cooperation as part of a group whose goals are the same will be, and should be, at the heart of any successful rehab programme.
To Ensure My Rehab Success... What Should I Be Doing?
What Are The Things You Should Plan For, In Henleaze Rehab?
Any good addiction clinic will confirm the booking and send you a list of the things that you should bring with you.
Ask the admissions team you're dealing with for this, if they do not provide it.
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’ll find that it is much easier to fulfil the needs of the substance in ways which are positive rather than dysfunctional, and so you should plan for this.
- You should begin to notice small behavioural and emotional changes, increased structure and order, and a sense of renewed purpose.
- When these behavioural changes occur, other major life factors have the breathing space to improve also, e.g. relationships, family life, work, etc.
For Those Entering Addiction Rehab For Their First Time, What Are 3 Things They Do Wrong?
(i) Fear associated with the initial detox phase leading to a desire to leave treatment before it has begun.
(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 Henleaze Rehab Will Not Work For Me?
A few specifics often lie underneath potential relapses after completing rehab:
(i) You failed to implement aftercare advice following treatment.
(ii) You were't able to understand enough about your own personal triggers, during treatment.
Help yourself to safeguard against these circumstances 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) Keep your contact with your aftercare support strong, as this will be much needed when you find yourself in a potential trigger situation (it is bound to happen).
In our experience, those who relapse repeatedly over time, have almost always missed one of the above elements.
I Don't Have Any Support Or Family Members: Is Recovery Possible?
Of the millions in recovery globally, everyone has a different history and level of support available in their lives, when they enter treatment.
The facts show that even people lacking in a strong support network find drug/alcohol recovery possible, and so can you.
Alcoholics Anonymous .v. Rehab - Which Is Better And Why?
Even if you've already tried AA, here's how rehab is different...
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 Henleaze.
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.
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.
Those who have successfully completed a residential rehab programme often attend AA as part of their ongoing relapse prevention planning.
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?
Alcoholics Anonymous as a source of hope, courage, and a path toward sobriety.
However, AA cannot provide medical detox, personalised therapeutic insight into the reasons behind your personal pattern of addiction, or structure and accountability in a cohesive aftercare plan.
For this, look for clinical detox first, and then you can follow this with AA Henleaze meetings which are ideal as a way of supporting you in preventing relapse.
Is Ceasing My Addictive Behaviour Without Assistance Useful...Or Dangerous?
We must expressly advise against this.
Undergoing withdrawal alone and by yourself can carry with it serious clinical consequences.
Cardiovascular complications may ensue, together with blood pressure variations and it may result in life threatening symptoms without appropriate supervision.
**You should NEVER consider putting yourself through detox or cold-turkey alone**.
I’m Not Sure I Can Afford Treatment
If a full rehab programme is too much for your right now, here's another option.
Though not the full programme, the detox-only route is available as a possibility. 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.
A standard stay at a rehab clinic is usually 28 days. Here's what we recommend if you feel like budget is too tight right now.
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.
In our experience, we find that opting for a short-term detox without planning ahead for support afterward will only reduce your chances of a full and long-term recovery.
How Do I Find The Refund Policy For Rehab?
Each clinic will operate their own refund policies, so ask before your course begins.
Any refunds given are not provided on the basis of a client relapsing, as long term success is a matter of individual responsibility.
What Are The Steps To Sign Up For Rehab?
How Do I Go About Starting My Residential Treatment Right Away?
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.
How Long Has Abbeycare Been Providing Help For Addiction?
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 Do I Need To Complete An Assessment To Enter Abbeycare?
It is necessary to evaluate whether you and the clinic are a good match for each other going forward.
In order to do this we will interview you over the phone and then seek approval from our professional team to admit you.
Abbeycare's UK clinics have been helping those in Henleaze 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.
Even if you need transport arranged to get here, we can probably help with that too.
Our admissions team can advise on what options are available.
Our medical team are ready to 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 - many of them in recovery personally - are ready to get you started.
Are you ready for recovery?
If you're ready for help, call our admissions team direct, on 01603 513 091.