Hundreds near Horfield end up opting for the wrong addiction treatment that doesn't meet their needs. But with the right insights, it *is* possible to find the right help.
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Brace yourself for warts and all answers, to the toughest questions about addiction treatment near Horfield.
Let's dive in.
How Does Rehab Treatment Help?
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.
Rehab is the most structured approach available, to the initial primary care needs for addiction detox and therapy, at the point of crisis. But, rehab will not do everything for you.
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 Horfield cannot be considered a permanent "cure", which will automatically 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.
All of this requires patience, dedication, and active involvement.
It is only your first step on a long journey.
What Exactly Happens During Rehab Horfield?
The detox itself is the initial phase of the private rehab process, and it’s followed by therapy which deals with the causes of addiction and then counselling and care which looks to the future.
In the first 7 days of drug/alcohol rehab, here's what you can 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.
After the first 7 days, here's what you can expect...
Our clinical team will begin to guide you, once you’ve completed your detox, through the start of your therapy. 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 programs in Horfield and Bristol are multi-faceted in general, and during these you share your experience with other clients, participate in various therapy sessions and do physical exercise, and a gradual return to the kind of ordered life that may be regarded as normal for most people.
The Horfield clinics, in general, will inform their clients of the following day’s activities on the preceding night.
Understand the options for rehab treatment on our Bristol page.
Once in the final week in rehab, you should expect…
During the final week, if not before, your provider will probably plan precautions against relapsing, together with other support.
Such measures will assist you in your transition towards living a normal life outside the clinic and give you the chance to plan ahead and get the support to thwart any triggers that may be the cause of your addiction.
Who Is Best Suited To 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.
Consider previous usage patterns and attempts at recovery. Why have they not yet worked? What patterns can you identify over time?
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.
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.
Is There Anything That No Longer Works In Terms Of Rehab Treatment?
- Trying to quit your addictive behaviour alone and without the professional support which you nevertheless know exists.
- Any approaches which do not take a holistic view of what is required and only go down one narrow route. Clinics nowadays are mostly geared to a broad perspective to how best to treat addictive behaviours, without recourse to religious philosophy or other similar strictures.
- A clinical programme that is driven almost entirely by process, can lead to individuals feeling like "just a number".
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 Do I Set Myself Up For Success In Rehab?
Is There A Checklist Of Things You Should Do When Planning To Enter Horfield Rehab?
You will get a confirmation of your booking, and the clinic will also send you details of what you should bring with you when you start the treatment.
Prior to your admission, your clinic should send you a list of things you should bring with you to rehab.
In What 3 Areas Of My Life Should I See Noticeable Change, Following Treatment?
As long as you put in the work, significant changes could be expected:
- 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.
- 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.
One of the main difficulties experienced is expecting results at the end of rehab, without taking part, or not treating it as a collaborative process.
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) Mistaking a couple of early successful milestones for a complete and 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.
How Likely Is It That Horfield Rehab Will Not Work For Me?
If you relapse following treatment, there are a few possibilities:
(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.
Make yourself less vulnerable to these events 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) Continuing with the therapy as part of your aftercare and taking action on the support and help offered; trigger scenarios will inevitably happen, it is a case of when and not if.
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?
You are among the millions of people in recovery across the world right now, each one with a different quality and history of support.
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?
Rehab does take a different approach, than AA.
Alcoholics Anonymous is a tremendous resource to have in anyone's recovery, but AA and rehab are not mutually exclusive.
Alcoholics Anonymous Horfield has been responsible for a good deal of long term recovery success stories over the years.
Other people have reported, however, that there was something missing by using AA alone.
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.
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.
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, 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 Horfield meetings which are ideal as a way of supporting you in preventing relapse.
Is Ceasing My Addictive Behaviour Without Assistance Useful...Or Dangerous?
Going it alone is rarely the answer, and often, is very dangerous.
Trying to do this by yourself carries with it some grave medical concerns and we really advise against it.
Risks include elevated risk of seizure, heart and cardiovascular complications, blood pressure variations.
**You must NOT attempt to undergo detox yourself, or any kind of DIY withdrawal method**.
I’m Not Sure I Can Afford Treatment
If a full rehab programme is too much for your right now, here's another option.
There is sometimes a shorter programme which involves only completing the initial detox, although not available in all cases.
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.
...for example, a well-chosen and properly structured support plan including longer term help and therapy.
Going in for a detox without having planned support ahead will risk a relapse and hence lower your chances of a full recovery.
How Do I Find The Refund Policy For Rehab?
You should ask the clinic you are about to attend about its own refund policy, as each is different.
If you relapse you should not expect a refund, as the cause of the relapse is down to the client in each case.
Getting Started In Rehab: What Do I Need To Do?
I’d Like To Start The Programme Immediately; Can I Do That?
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.
Is Abbeycare A Well-Established Addiction Care Provider?
In 2005 Abbeycare opened its first residential rehab clinic upon seeing the need for such a service.
Since that time, Abbeycare has grown into a well-known brand in the treatment of addiction within the United Kingdom.
Why Do I Need To Complete An Assessment To Enter 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 do this, we complete a brief telephone questionnaire with you, and obtain approval for your admission from our clinical and medical professionals.
Abbeycare's UK clinics are available to those in Horfield and Bristol.
Since 2005, we've been helping thousands to overcome addiction, comfortably, and safely.
All that experience has helped us assist those with even the most complicated detox and rehab needs.
Even if you need transport arranged to get here, we can probably help with that too.
Our inspection reports from the regulators, are available on our clinic pages, here: Abbeycare Scotland, Abbeycare Gloucester.
Our admissions team can advise on what options are available.
Our medical team are ready to help you detox, comfortably.
Our therapists are ready to help you get the insights you need, to stop the pattern of addiction, and reclaim your life.
Our clinical team are ready to help you start the journey.
Now....are you ready?
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