Getting addiction treatment help, that meets your needs near Knowle can be challenging...but help *is* available.
Below, we've laid out our 19 most forthright answers, to unflinching questions about alcohol and drug rehab near Knowle:
This is the primary guidebook for finding drug or alcohol rehab help near Knowle.
We'll start with:
How Do I Know Rehab Will Be Beneficial?
Provided that you do not expect everything to be done for you, rehab should be beneficial for you.
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.
You will need to take back your own responsibility for your life as part of the recovery process.
You should not expect rehab Knowle to completely “cure” you of all your addictive impulses or feelings.
It has taken a long time to develop the complexities of addiction, and it will take time and awareness for them to be resolved.
All of this takes patience, diligence, and active participation.
Rehab is just the beginning.
How Does A Rehab Programme Near Knowle Work, Exactly?
Private rehab is typically a 3-stage overall process, of initial detox, therapeutic help with underlying psychological issues of addiction, followed by aftercare planning, which provides support and resources for the future.
During the initial week in drug or alcohol rehab, you should expect…
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.
Usually, residential programmes near Knowle and the surrounding Bristol area are multi-faceted, 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.
Most Knowle clinics will set you daily activities which you’ll be allocated the night before, detailing when and where these are to be.
What should you expect in the last week of rehab?
Help and support to prevent you from relapsing will be provided by your clinic in the final week.
This is designed to help you and guide you towards a normal life outside of the residential system 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 Likely To Benefit From 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 generally means that they have been round many times in the circle of alcohol or drug abuse, seen and borne the harmful effects, and know that there must be another way-but need support to do 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 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.
Aren't There Aspects Of Rehab That No Longer Work?
Attempting to quit without help. This is a recipe for failure, and is especially ridiculous given that the support you need from professionals is available to you if only you would ask for it.
- Treatment programmes skewed to the extreme, in favour strictly of only one form of spiritual approach or outlook on recovery. 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".
At the heart of recovery should be mutual support and a sense of community, with the communal respect that goes with it.
What Do I Need To Do To Make Rehab A Success, For Me?
How Should You Plan For Your Stay In A Knowle Rehab Clinic?
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.
Any good rehab clinic will send you details of everything you’ll need before starting your rehab residency.
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’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.
- By understanding and taking care of these elements, behavioural changes, patterns of communication, and emotions should change, reflecting that basic needs are being met in a functional way, without the presence of the substance.
- Many find that relationships, family life and the world of work are also improved, because they're now given the room to grow into the space which previously had been given over entirely to addiction.
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) The erroneous belief that success has been achieved in long term recovery when only small/initial gains have been made.
(iii) The failure to properly take into account, and prepare for, any unexpected situation which could trigger a relapse back into addiction, and without the support and backup to prevent this from happening.
Why Would Knowle Rehab Not Work?
If, following treatment, you relapse the likely explanations are:
(i) You failed to implement aftercare advice following treatment.
(ii) You underestimated the power of triggers to push you back into addiction; this just didn’t sink in during your 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) To avoid succumbing to trigger events (which are 100% certain to happen) make sure you make continued therapeutic care, your priority.
In our experience, those who relapse repeatedly over time, have almost always missed one of the above elements.
I Have No Family Or Support Channels, Will Recovery Work For Me?
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.
Even those people without a robust support network manage to recover from their drug or alcohol addiction, so it's possible for you too.
Is Rehab Different From Alcoholics Anonymous, If So, How?
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.
Alcoholics Anonymous Knowle has been responsible for a good deal of long term recovery success stories over the years.
Others have attended AA in the long term, but felt that certain elements of their recovery were missing.
Some feel that the psychological causes of addiction were not fully addressed by the AA meetings alone.
*Both* rehab and mutual aid, such as AA, or SMART recovery, are beneficial, especially when used at different times or for different purposes, in any one person's recovery pathway.
People who complete the residential rehab requirements do quite often attend AA later on as part of their relapse prevention measures.
Both rehab and AA provide excellent foundations for recovery, and can be used individually, together, or at different times in any one individual's overall recovery pathway.
Is AA Alone Likely To Lead To Long Term Recovery?
AA is a great help for anyone in recovery and is often seen as the light at the end of the tunnel.
However, Alcoholics Anonymous are not the people who are best able to provide clinical care and therapy, or to examine the triggers and reasons for your addiction in a way which will be best at preventing relapse.
For this, look for clinical detox first, and then you can follow this with AA Knowle meetings which are ideal as a way of supporting you in preventing relapse.
Is It Wise To Just Stop My Substance Abuse Without Outside Help?
We don’t consider this to be a good move at all.
Trying to do this by yourself carries with it some grave medical concerns and we really advise against it.
Cardiovascular complications may ensue, together with blood pressure variations and it may result in life threatening symptoms without appropriate supervision.
**Proper medical supervision must always be close at hand during any detox or withdrawal**.
What If My Finances Won’t Allow That?
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.
However, shorter programmes can result in lower success rates, for long term recovery.
Standard residential rehab usually takes 28 days in full. But here is what to consider if money is short at the moment.
Ask about short term detox plans, **but only** if you already have additional emotional supports setup for once detox completes.
i.e. a structured, organised approach to addiction therapy, follow up supports, mutual aid supports, and a sponsor lined up for the long term.
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?
Please ask the clinic prior to beginning your residential programme; each clinic has its own policy.
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?
I’d Like To Start The Programme Immediately; Can I Do That?
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.
How Long Has Abbeycare Been Providing Help For Addiction?
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 Am I Being Asked Do Complete An Assessment In Order To Attend A Course Of Residential Treatment With Abbeycare?
It is necessary to evaluate whether you and the clinic are a good match for each other going forward.
To do this, we complete a brief telephone questionnaire with you, and obtain approval for your admission from our clinical and medical professionals.
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.
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.
Abbeycare admissions team can advise on options that suit your needs.
Our medical team can assist you to detox, safely, and comfortably.
Our addiction specialist therapists can help you overcome the underlying issues of addiction.
Our clinic team - many of them in recovery personally - are ready to get you started.
Now....are you ready?
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