It's easy to get overwhelmed searching for the right alcohol or drug addiction treatment near Lawrence Weston. But answers *are* available.
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 Lawrence Weston.
Let's dive in.
Is Addiction Rehab Treatment As Good As Treatments Offered Elsewhere?
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.
Reclaiming responsibility for yourself is necessary to recovery, as it is likely that lack of this is what forms the basis of addiction in the first place.
You should know from the start that rehab in Lawrence Weston 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.
It is only your first step on a long journey.
What Happens In Rehab Lawrence Weston?
Private rehab typically comprises three stages, consisting of the detox followed by help with psychological aspects of the addiction and then aftercare which seeks to provide a basis for life in the future.
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, along with the history of addiction of the individual, can vary in length from one person to another, depending on frequency, recency, and amount of use.
What should you expect after the first week of rehab?
Once you have completed the detox, you’ll begin the therapeutic sessions with the help of the clinical team. 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.
In general, residential programmes are quite diverse, and during these you share your experience with other clients, participate in various therapy sessions and do physical exercise, and a move back toward structure and order, in your daily routine.
Most Lawrence Weston 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.
In the final seven days in rehab you should expect the following…
During the final week, if not before, your provider will probably plan precautions against relapsing, together with other support.
You’ll be helped, in this way, back towards your life outside residential care 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 will help those who come into treatment with the intention of achieving long term recovery from their addiction.
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 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.
Only those who take responsibility for their own lives will gain from rehab, and the great benefits which follow.
Are There Outmoded Methods In Rehab, That I Should Avoid?
- Trying to quite your addiction without any professional help; this is always a bad move.
- Treatment programmes skewed to the extreme, in favour strictly of only one form of spiritual approach or outlook on recovery. 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 clinical programme that is driven almost entirely by process, can lead to individuals feeling like "just a number".
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.
How Do I Set Myself Up For Success In Rehab?
What Are The Things You Should Plan For, In Lawrence Weston Rehab?
Reputable addiction clinics will give you a booking confirmation, including a list of what items to bring to rehab when admitting.
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 you've integrated with the group, actively participated and taken responsibility along the way, you could expect:
- 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.
- By taking care of these things you should find that your behaviour, modes of communicating and especially your emotional responses should all change, and this is a reflection that you needs are being addressed in a positive way, free of the addictive substance.
- 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!
For Those Entering Addiction Treatment For The First Time, What Mistakes Do You See Most Often Occurring?
(i) Fear associated with the initial detox phase leading to a desire to leave treatment before it has begun.
(ii) Overconfidence following a few therapeutic gains made, early in the process. Believing that one or two individual insights is equal to 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.
Why Would Lawrence Weston Rehab Not Work?
A few specifics often lie underneath potential relapses after completing rehab:
(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.
You’ll be able to prepare for such situations 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) Actively learning from mistakes made in previous detoxes, relapses, or treatment stays.
(iii) Carrying the insights from group therapy, into relapse prevention planning.
(iv) 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.
Is It Possible To Stay Sober/Clean Even Without Social Support?
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.
This could be achieved by undertaking counselling sessions locally, to establish the underlying causes driving addiction for you personally.
Then, designing a custom set of supports, that counteract those drivers.
Focus on support channels that will not depend on family support, but instead on external, local, channels.
Often, this is mutual aid and specialist recovery cafes, groups, and sponsors.
Staying sober is possible without family support, it just takes a little creativity.
I Did Not Succeed With Alcoholics Anonymous; Why Is Rehab Different?
Even if you've already tried AA, here's how rehab is different...
Alcoholics Anonymous is a tremendous resource to have in anyone's recovery, but AA and rehab are not mutually exclusive.
In fact, people have reported long-term recovery success just with AA Lawrence Weston alone.
Others have attended AA in the long term, but felt that certain elements of their recovery were missing.
This tends to be related to psychological drivers of addiction which are undiscovered in a mutual aid environment, and need focussed one-to-one therapeutic help, to make progress on.
*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.
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.
The overall goal in recovery is to surround yourself with the greatest possible diversity of sources of support, so that, no matter what trigger you experience, you have a range of supports to turn to. Recovery is a team sport.
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 you need a properly structured residential programme, then later you could make use of AA Lawrence Weston as part of your long-term recovery support.
Is It OK To Stop Drinking Or Using Substances Without Help?
Going it alone is rarely the answer, and often, is very dangerous.
Going "cold turkey" is something which we do not recommend on serious medical grounds.
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**.
What Is My Financial Situation Isn’t Up To That At The Moment?
If a complete treatment programme is a financial challenge right now, there are other options.
There is sometimes a shorter programme which involves only completing the initial detox, although not available in all cases.
However, shorter programmes can result in lower success rates, for long term recovery.
Although the standard rehab stay is 28 days in total, we can suggest shorter stays if it is still clinically appropriate.
You can ask about short-term detox, **but only** if support is planned for your continued recovery on the other side.
...such as a well-organised support plan with a sponsor for your long term recovery.
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 Clinics Approach Their Rehab Refund Policy?
Please ask the clinic prior to beginning your residential programme; each clinic has its own policy.
Any refunds given are not provided on the basis of a client relapsing, as long term success is a matter of individual responsibility.
How Do I Actually Sign Up For Rehab?
What If I Need To Get Started Quickly?
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 Did Abbeycare Get Started Providing Addiction Help?
It was in 2005 that Abbeycare first started providing treatment for addiction.
We have grown since then into a well-known care provider and a trusted resource for residential rehab programmes. See the main Bristol rehab recovery guide here.
Is Completing An Assessment Really Necessary?
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.
Abbeycare operate UK clinics providing help for alcohol or drug addiction for those in the Lawrence Weston and Bristol area.
Since 2005, we've been helping thousands to overcome addiction, comfortably, and safely.
There's no substitute for the years of experience we've had, assisting with even the most complex cases.
Even if you need transport arranged to get here, we can probably help with that too.
You can read our inspection reports from regulatory bodies, on our clinic pages, here: Abbeycare Scotland, and Abbeycare Gloucester.
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 clinical team are ready to help you start the journey.
The only question is - are you ready?
To ask a question, or to arrange admission, ring our team now on 01603 513 091.