Getting simple, practical guidance on addiction help near Hillfields is difficult....but not impossible.
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Brace yourself for warts and all answers, to the toughest questions about addiction treatment near Hillfields.
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Will Rehab Treatment Actually Help Me In The Long Term?
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 do everything for you.
You will need to take responsibility for your own life, as a lack of this is a keynote feature of addiction.
Rehab near Hillfields is not to be considered a "cure" that will completely resolve all addiction issues in your life.
The dynamics of addiction have taken a long time to establish, and it will take time and understanding for them to be overcome.
It will take plenty of perseverance and self-will.
It is only your first step on a long journey.
How Does A Rehab Programme Near Hillfields 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.
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.
This initial detox period will vary in duration from one individual to another, depending on frequency, recency, and amount of usage, together with the individual's history of addiction.
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. 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 and transition towards regaining some structure and order in your routine.
Most Hillfields clinics will set you daily activities which you’ll be allocated the night before, detailing when and where these are to be.
This is what you should expect to experience during the final 7 days of rehab ...
Help and support to prevent you from relapsing will be provided by your clinic in the final week.
These will assist you as you move from residential care back into the outside world 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 a Good Candidate For Rehab?
People who are serious about their long term recovery will benefit from 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 means putting in the work necessary to get your life back, and with the support and help of a proper detox followed by therapy and other forms of support.
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.
What Doesn't Work Anymore, In Rehab Treatment?
- Going it alone. Believing that even though although external support channels are available, they are not required.
- Any approach to therapy which is demonstrably tied to only one type of outlook on what works best. 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 process-driven programme which will alienate the client and make them feel as if they are not being treated as a human being.
The essence of recovery is in mutual aid, community, and respect for each other as individuals.
What Do I Need To Do To Make Rehab A Success, For Me?
How Should I Make Plans For My Upcoming Hillfields Rehab Admission?
Any good addiction clinic will confirm the booking and send you a list of the things that you should bring with you.
Prior to your admission, your clinic should send you a list of things you should bring with you to rehab.
How Should Life Be Different, After Rehab?
If all goes according to plan you might expect to see signs of:
- If you've understood what the substance is doing *for* you, it becomes easier to fulfil this need in other, healthier ways, and plan this in aftercare planning.
- 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.
- When these behavioural changes occur, other major life factors have the breathing space to improve also, e.g. relationships, family life, work, etc.
What Are The Top 3 Mistakes Those Entering Addiction Treatment For The First Time Make?
(i) Fear associated with the initial detox phase leading to a desire to leave treatment before it has begun.
(ii) Being over-confident that treatment has completely succeeded when only a couple of insights or milestones have been made.
(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.
Why Would Hillfields Rehab Not Work?
If you relapse following treatment, there are a few possibilities:
(i) For whatever reason, you didn’t make use of any of the follow-up help and support resources after treatment completed.
(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) Whilst still in treatment, actively engaging in aftercare planning, and actively following through on the supports given, to make sure you stay on track in sobriety.
(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).
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
No two people are alike, and each person will have a different calibre of support when they begin their treatment.
Alcoholism or drug addiction recovery is certainly possible even if you don’t have continual support from family members.
Is Rehab Different From Alcoholics Anonymous, If So, How?
Rehab is different to the AA approach, and this is how…
AA is not the same as rehab.
Many have used only AA Hillfields 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.
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.
AA meetings are often taken up by people after they’ve successfully completed their residential rehab programmes.
Both programmes, in fact, provide very good foundations for full recovery, and may be used in any combination which is suitable for the individual.
Isn’t It Sufficient Just To Attend AA?
People often say that it is Alcoholics Anonymous that shows them the way and inspires them to stay sober.
However, AA cannot provide a structured therapeutic framework in which to address the underlying issues which cause addiction, nor do they offer any clinical support.
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 Hillfields has to offer in terms of group support.
Is It Wise To Just Stop My Substance Abuse Without Outside Help?
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.
Dangerous medical risks include heart attack and the dangers which are always associated with seizures and fits.
**Proper medical supervision must always be close at hand during any detox or withdrawal**.
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.
Several clinics now provide an option which is detox only, though this isn’t usually publicised.
This isn’t because it just costs less, but because this can be associated with lower success rates.
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.
Short-term detox plans are available, ** only ** if you already have plans in place for support upon completion.
...for example, a well-chosen and properly structured support plan including longer term help and therapy.
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?
Refund policies will vary from clinic to clinic, be sure to ask before committing.
If you relapse you should not expect a refund, as the cause of the relapse is down to the client in each case.
What Are The Stages Of Admitting To Rehab?
What If I Need To Get Started Quickly?
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.
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’s important that your needs are fully taken care of in the clinic and that everything is suitable.
We do this by asking you some basic questions during an admissions telephone chat and then follow this up by seeking the opinion of the health professionals here.
Help for addiction is available at Abbeycare's UK clinics, serving the full Bristol area.
We've helped thousands overcome their addiction to alcohol or drugs.
In these last 15 years, our experience has gone from strength to strength.
Not nearby? No problem, we can arrange transport too, in many cases.
Our admissions team can advise on what options are available.
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.
Our clinic team - many of them in recovery personally - are ready to get you started.
Now....are you ready?
To get your questions answered, or to get started in recovery, our team can help, on 01603 513 091.