It's easy to get overwhelmed searching for the right alcohol or drug addiction treatment near Southville. But answers *are* available.
Below, we lay out 19 critical Q&A insights into:
Brace yourself for warts and all answers, to the toughest questions about addiction treatment near Southville.
We'll start with:
Will Rehab Really Help?
As long as you actively participate and don’t remain passive, rehab can and will help you.
Along with the primary care needs for addiction, detox and therapy, rehab is the most structured method available for people to get well. Although, you will need to apply yourself to the rehab process.
Neither the rehab programme nor the staff in the clinic will "do it for you."
The mindset built up during active addiction is one of dependence on external factors - substances and people.
To overcome addiction, we must unlearn this external dependence, and become functionally independent once more.
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 Southville cannot be considered a permanent "cure", which will automatically resolve all addiction issues in your life.
It will always take a great deal of time and perseverance to deal with a habit that was a long time in the making.
All of this takes patience, diligence, and active participation.
Rehab should be considered the first stage in a journey which you choose to make.
What Does Rehab Southville Consist Of?
Three stages can be identified as being part of the private rehab course, the first being the detox itself, followed by therapy and counselling to address the causes of addiction and then the aftercare element which seeks to engage with matters over the longer term.
What should you expect in the first week of drug/alcohol rehab?
The first week consists of completing the physical detox and resting more than you usually do, and also taking your medication.
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.
A chronic heavy drinker will need more time to process the remaining alcohol in the body that a binge drinker.
What should you expect after the first week of rehab?
Upon completing your detox, you’ll be in the safe hands of the clinicians who will guide you through the therapeutic process. 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 you’ll be sharing your experiences with the other clients, participating in physical routines and in complementary therapy sessions and mutual aid meetings, and a move back toward structure and order, in your daily routine.
Most Southville clinics will set you daily activities which you’ll be allocated the night before, detailing when and where these are to be.
In the final seven days in rehab you should expect the following…
In this final week the clinic will put in place measures which will be designed to help prevent you from relapse.
These will assist you as you move from residential care back into the outside world 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 a Good Candidate For 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.
Such people have tried time and time again to quit their harmful use of alcohol or drugs and know there must be a way for them to succeed even though they’ve failed before – if only they had the right support.
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.
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 quit your addictive behaviour alone and without the professional support which you nevertheless know exists.
- Any approach to therapy which is demonstrably tied to only one type of outlook on what works best. A wider approach to the problem of addiction is now in favour across most rehab clinics, and a big difference is the lack of a strict adherence to religious dogma at the heart of recovery.
- 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 Can I Succeed In Rehab?
How Should You Plan For Your Stay In A Southville Rehab Clinic?
Reputable addiction clinics will give you a booking confirmation, including a list of what items to bring to rehab when admitting.
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?
If the underlying work is done, substantial changes could be achieved:
- 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.
- 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) Initial nerves at the thought of withdrawal/detox, ceasing usage, and this fear being so strong that the client will stop treatment before any has even begun.
(ii) Mistaking a couple of early successful milestones for a complete and lasting recovery.
(iii) The risk of relapsing due to improper preparation for, or misreading of, trigger events which present themselves after the rehab has been completed.
(iv) Attempting to undertake rehab as a couple, or with an existing dependency on someone else.
(v) Substituting one addiction for another, instead of addressing the true underlying issues.
Why Would Southville Rehab Not Work?
A few specifics often lie underneath potential relapses after completing rehab:
(i) You didn't follow through actively, on your relapse prevention plan, compiled during treatment.
(ii) You were't able to understand enough about your own personal triggers, 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) Keep your contact with your aftercare support strong, as this will be much needed when you find yourself in a potential trigger situation (it is bound to happen).
We find that people who tend to relapse will have unfortunately neglected these aspects of aftercare.
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.
The facts show that even people lacking in a strong support network find drug/alcohol recovery possible, and so can you.
Alcoholics Anonymous .v. Rehab - Which Is Better And Why?
Even if you've already tried AA, here's how rehab is different...
AA is not the same as rehab.
Alcoholics Anonymous Southville has been responsible for a good deal of long term recovery success stories over the years.
Some people have said that certain parts of their recovery were missing, having only attended AA over the years.
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.
*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.
AA meetings are often taken up by people after they’ve successfully completed their residential rehab programmes.
Full and long-term recoveries have been recorded by people who have used both resources, either individually or in conjunction with each other.
Isn’t It Sufficient Just To Attend AA?
Alcoholics Anonymous as a source of hope, courage, and a path toward sobriety.
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 Southville meetings which are ideal as a way of supporting you in preventing relapse.
Is It OK To Stop Drinking Or Using Substances Without Help?
We don’t consider this to be a good move at all.
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 full rehab programme is too much for your right now, here's another option.
Though not the full programme, the detox-only route is available as a possibility. This is not usually widely advertised.
However, the success rates for these shorter courses can be lower than with the longer more established programmes.
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 **only ** if you have adequate plans for support upon completion.
...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.
Do Rehab Clinics Provide A Refund Policy?
Each clinic will operate their own refund policies, so ask before your course begins.
If you relapse you should not expect a refund, as the cause of the relapse is down to the client in each case.
What Are The Steps To Sign Up For Rehab?
What If I Need To Get Started Quickly?
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.
Is Abbeycare A Well-Established Addiction Care Provider?
Abbeycare began offering residential rehab treatment on a small scale back in 2005, following the personal experiences in recovery of our staff.
We have grown since then into a well-known care provider and a trusted resource for residential rehab programmes.
Why Is An Assessment Required, Prior To Admission?
Like every rehab clinic, we need to understand clearly that we can look after your needs appropriately, and that we are a suitable clinic for you.
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 have been helping those in Southville and surrounding Bristol area.
We've worked with thousands from all over the world, and we can probably help you too.
All these years we've stuck to the basics that work - structured detox, therapy, and aftercare solutions that help get folks back on track.
Even if you're not local, we can still help with transport into treatment (full transparency - some costs do apply).
You can read our inspection reports from regulatory bodies, on our clinic pages, here: Abbeycare Scotland, and Abbeycare Gloucester.
We provide further details on our Bristol page here.
Abbeycare admissions team can advise on options that suit your needs.
Detox is possible, safely and comfortably, with the help of our medical team.
Our therapeutic team can help you identify the issues behind addiction, and stop the pattern in your life.
The Abbeycare clinic team are ready to help you co-ordinate everything.
The only thing left is - are you ready?
To ask a question, or to arrange admission, ring our team now on 01603 513 091.