The hunt for addiction treatment near Hotwells 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 Hotwells.
Will Rehab Treatment Actually Help Me In The Long Term?
Provided that you do not expect everything to be done for you, rehab should be beneficial for you.
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, rehab will not work in a vacuum, or without your cooperation.
You will need to take back your own responsibility for your life as part of the recovery process.
You should know from the start that rehab in Hotwells is not some kind of magic cure-all which will take away all addictive impulses.
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 requires patience, dedication, and active involvement.
Rehab is the first step on this journey.
What Should I Expect, From Rehab Hotwells?
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.
Over the first seven days in alcohol/drug rehab you should expect the following…
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.
After the first seven days in rehab you should expect the following…
Our clinical team will begin to guide you, once you’ve completed your detox, through the start of your therapy. 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.
Residential programmes near Hotwells and Bristol tend to be multi-faceted in nature, and during these you share your experience with other clients, participate in various therapy sessions and do physical exercise, And gradually you’ll sense a shift back towards an ordered and structured life.
Most Hotwells clinics will set you daily activities which you’ll be allocated the night before, detailing when and where these are to be.
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 Best Suited To 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 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.
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 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.
- A clinical programme that is driven almost entirely by process, can lead to individuals feeling like "just a number".
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?
What Are The Things You Should Plan For, In Hotwells 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.
What Are The Top 3 Changes In My Life, I Might See, During Or After Rehab?
If all goes according to plan you might expect to see signs of:
- 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.
- By dealing with all of these things, in turn, you should find that you emotional life, the way that you behave and interact with other people will be brighter and more positive, and without the need for your addictive behaviour.
- How much better your whole life will become when you allow the positive things in life fill the massive space which was previously occupied by addiction, and the associated behaviours that went with it!
What Are 3 Things New Rehab Clients Do Wrong When Going Into Addiction Treatment For The First Time?
(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 Hotwells Rehab Not Work?
In the event of a relapse post-treatment, there are several possible causes:
(i) You didn't follow through on aftercare supports provided.
(ii) A trigger event happened in the external world, that you didn't work on yet, during treatment.
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) Ensuring you prioritise therapy in aftercare, which will provide real support when you need it most.
Those who relapse, tend to have missed out any one of the above safeguards.
Do People Without Any Support Network Fail In Long-Term Recovery?
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.
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?
Yes, rehab is different to AA, and here’s how….
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 Hotwells.
People have said that just using AA meant that there was something missing in their recovery.
In hindsight, it may be that the AA meetings, which lack the one-to-one aspect of rehab, failed to fully address the psychological triggers of addiction.
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.
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.
Can’t I Just Stick With Alcoholics Anonymous, Or Other Mutual Aid Groups, To Recover?
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, look for clinical detox first, and then you can follow this with AA Hotwells meetings which are ideal as a way of supporting you in preventing relapse.
I Want To Stop Using Alcohol Or Drugs Without Professional Help
This is specifically advised against, due to risks involved.
Undergoing withdrawal alone and by yourself can carry with it serious clinical consequences.
Risks include elevated risk of seizure, heart and cardiovascular complications, blood pressure variations.
**Proper medical supervision must always be close at hand during any detox or withdrawal**.
I’m Not Sure I Can Afford Treatment
Another option can be available to you if the full rehab programme isn’t realistic right now.
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.
Although the standard rehab stay is 28 days in total, we can suggest shorter stays if it is still clinically appropriate.
Shorter detox programmes are available, **but only** if there are adequate support structures in place for when you complete this.
...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.
Do Rehab Clinics Provide A Refund Policy?
You should ask the clinic you are about to attend about its own refund policy, as each is different.
In general terms, most clinics do not refund fees if you relapse because the onus of responsibility lies with the client.
What Are The Steps To Sign Up For Rehab?
Can I Start Rehab Right Now?
Some clinical checks need to be carried out and then the admissions staff will be able to welcome you to the residential programme in less than 48 hours.
How Long Has Abbeycare Been Providing Help For Addiction?
It was in 2005 that Abbeycare first started providing treatment for addiction.
In the UK, since that year, Abbeycare has grown substantially, and we are now a recognised provider of rehab and addiction treatment.
Why Am I Being Asked Do Complete An Assessment In Order To Attend A Course Of Residential Treatment With Abbeycare?
Like all rehab clinics, we have to evaluate that we are properly able to cater for your own needs and that we are entirely appropriate for you as an individual.
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 Hotwells and Bristol.
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.
Not nearby? No problem, we can arrange transport too, in many cases.
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.
Now....are you ready?
To ask a question, or to arrange admission, ring our team now on 01603 513 091.