Hundreds near Lockleaze 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.
Below, we've laid out our 19 most forthright answers, to unflinching questions about rehab near Lockleaze:
This is the most detailed debriefing available on addiction treatment options in Lockleaze.
Will Rehab Do Any Good?
You can certainly expect rehab to be of use to you *as long as* you play an active role.
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.
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 Lockleaze is not some kind of magic cure-all which will take away all addictive impulses.
It will always take a great deal of time and perseverance to deal with a habit that was a long time in the making.
It will take plenty of perseverance and self-will.
Rehab is the first step on this journey.
What Should I Expect, From Rehab Lockleaze?
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.
Over the first seven days in alcohol/drug rehab you should expect the following…
Your first seven days will see the detox completed and this will be accompanied by becoming accustomed to your new regime of medication.
Factors which will dictate the length of the initial detox phase will include the degree and length of dependency as well as the individual’s history of addiction.
This is what you should find after the first 7 days of rehab ...
After initial detox is complete, the clinical team will invite you to begin taking part in therapeutic sessions. 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 Lockleaze and Bristol tend to be multi-faceted in nature, and will see you taking part in mutual aid meetings, physical routines, sharing your experiences with others and undergoing physical exercise, And gradually you’ll sense a shift back towards an ordered and structured life.
Most Lockleaze 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 ...
In this final week the clinic will put in place measures which will be designed to help prevent you from relapse.
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 Rehab For?
Rehab is for those who are genuinely serious about long term recovery.
In practice, people will have been trapped in a cycle of alcohol or drug abuse on multiple occasions, have tried and failed to recover, and seek the help to get their lives back on track.
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.
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.
- Treatment programmes skewed to the extreme, in favour strictly of only one form of spiritual approach or outlook on recovery. 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.
- Any programme which is dogmatic and process-driven, which will tend to make patients feel that they’re numbers rather than people.
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 Can I Succeed In Rehab?
How To Plan For My Stay In Lockleaze Rehab?
All good clinics will send a booking acknowledgment to you prior to your stay, detailing all the things to bring with you.
Ask the admissions team you're dealing with for this, if they do not provide it.
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:
- 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 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.
- 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 3 Things New Rehab Clients Do Wrong When Going Into Addiction Treatment For The First Time?
(i) The thought of being deprived of the addictive substance during the detox stage, leading to a wish to cancel the whole rehab treatment.
(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.
What Are The Chances Of Lockleaze Rehab Failing?
If, following treatment, you relapse the likely explanations are:
(i) For whatever reason, you didn’t make use of any of the follow-up help and support resources after treatment completed.
(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 most cases, relapses are almost certainly due to omitting one of the above.
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 Lockleaze 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.
Alcoholics Anonymous meetings tend to be group based rather than one-to-one, and it is thought that this may not fully account for a mature assessment of the underlying causes of addiction.
*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.
Those who have successfully completed a residential rehab programme often attend AA as part of their ongoing relapse prevention planning.
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.
Can’t I Just Stick With Alcoholics Anonymous, Or Other Mutual Aid Groups, To Recover?
People often say that it is Alcoholics Anonymous that shows them the way and inspires them to stay sober.
But AA do not provide clinical detoxes or professional therapy into the underlying causes of addiction, or accountability in a structure recovery plan.
You can indeed reap the benefits of AA meetings near Lockleaze and the group support that they bring, but first you do need to undergo the residential clinical rehab, including the important detox stage at the start of the programme.
Is It Alright To Spontaneously Stop Taking Drugs Or Alcohol By Myself And Call That Success?
We must expressly advise against this.
Withdrawal without the expert help of experienced and qualified clinicians is extremely risky and we explicitly advise against this.
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**.
And If I Cannot Afford That?
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, the success rates for these shorter courses can be lower than with the longer more established programmes.
It usually takes 28 days for the full residential course; but we can recommend an alternative if that suits your pocket at the moment.
Short-term detox plans are available, ** only ** if you already have plans in place for support upon completion.
i.e. a structured, organised approach to addiction therapy, follow up supports, mutual aid supports, and a sponsor lined up for the long term.
Experience has shown that there is a risk of not being able to enjoy a full recovery if you don’t make plans for the support required after the short-term detox has completed.
How Do Clinics Approach Their Rehab Refund Policy?
You should ask the clinic you are about to attend about its own refund policy, as each is different.
You will find that most clinics will not offer a refund in cases where a relapse has taken place after a certain amount of time, as the cause of such a relapse is almost always a matter of individual behaviour.
What Are The Steps To Sign Up For Rehab?
Can I Begin Rehab As Soon As Possible?
It will only take between one and two days for some basic checks to be carried out for suitability, and the clients can be welcomed by the admissions team for the start of their residential care.
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.
In the UK, since that year, Abbeycare has grown substantially, and we are now a recognised provider of rehab and addiction treatment.
Why Is It Considered Necessary To Complete An Assessment?
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.
In order to do this we will interview you over the phone and then seek approval from our professional team to admit you.
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 our 15 years, we've worked with even the most complex detoxes, needs, and issues.
Our team can even get transport organised too, if needed, from your location (with an extra charge).
Our admissions team will help you navigate the treatment options.
Detox is available, with comfort and safety, with the help of our medical team.
The Abbeycare therapy team are specialists in helping you identify and work through the underlying triggers behind addiction.
The Abbeycare clinic team are ready to help you co-ordinate everything.
The only question is - are you ready?
We'll help get things moving. Ring us direct, on 01603 513 091.