It's easy to get overwhelmed searching for the right alcohol or drug addiction treatment near Southville. But answers *are* available.
We tracked the 19 most common questions we're asked, and laid out the answers, below:
This is the most detailed debriefing available on addiction treatment options in Southville.
We'll start with:
Will Rehab Do Any Good?
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 is only part of the way to success.
You will need to take responsibility for your own life, as a lack of this is a keynote feature of addiction.
You should not expect rehab Southville to completely “cure” you of all your addictive impulses or feelings.
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 just the beginning.
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?
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.
Once the first week in rehab is over, you should expect…
Upon completing your detox, you’ll be in the safe hands of the clinicians who will guide you through the therapeutic process. 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 Southville and Bristol tend to be multi-faceted in nature, 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.
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 at this stage you are able to look ahead to plan for the support you may need to prevent succumbing to the addictive triggers which may cause relapse.
Who Is Rehab For?
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?
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.
- Any approach to therapy which is demonstrably tied to only one type of outlook on what works best. Most clinics and centres have now accepted a wider perspective on the underlying principles of recovery, and do not insist you adopt specific religious philosophies or similar.
- A rather dogmatic approach to treatment which tends to leave patients feeling alienated.
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 Do I Set Myself Up For Success In Rehab?
What Are The Things You Should Plan For, In Southville Rehab?
All good clinics will send a booking acknowledgment to you prior to your stay, detailing all the things to bring with you.
Any good rehab clinic will send you details of everything you’ll need before starting your rehab residency.
How Should Life Be Different, After Rehab?
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.
- 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.
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) The erroneous belief that success has been achieved in long term recovery when only small/initial gains have been made.
(iii) An increased risk of relapse because of inadequate preparedness for any trigger situations which may come into play when the treatment has concluded, and without necessary support to deal with these situations.
What If Rehab Southville Doesn't Work?
If you relapse following treatment, there are a few possibilities:
(i) For whatever reason, you didn’t make use of any of the follow-up help and support resources after treatment completed.
(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) Engaging with the therapeutic and aftercare planning throughout; and taking action on what is being offered to you; your chances of successfully staying clean may depend on this.
(ii) Making continuing therapeutic care a priority in your aftercare plan, to ensure you have active support, when you do experience triggers (this is inevitable).
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?
Every one of the huge number of people in recovery at any one time will have a different level of support as they start their rehab.
Even without regular support from family, recovery from alcohol or substance addiction is possible.
Is Rehab Different From Alcoholics Anonymous, If So, How?
Rehab is different to the AA approach, and this is how…
Alcoholics Anonymous is not the same as rehab, even though AA is good to have access to.
Many have used only AA Southville in their recovery over the years, and achieved very long-term success.
Some people have said that certain parts of their recovery were missing, having only attended AA over the years.
Rehab, with its focus on one-on-one therapy, is different to the group-based AA meetings, and it may be that the causes of addiction are more properly uncovered with the former type of approach.
*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.
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.
You can indeed reap the benefits of AA meetings near Southville 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 Ceasing My Addictive Behaviour Without Assistance Useful...Or Dangerous?
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.
Dangerous medical risks include heart attack and the dangers which are always associated with seizures and fits.
**You should NEVER consider putting yourself through detox or cold-turkey alone**.
What If I Can't Afford It?
If a full rehab programme is out of your reach at the moment, here's something to ask about.
Though not widely advertised, many centres can provide a detox-only alternative.
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.
...such as a well-organised support plan with a sponsor for your long term recovery.
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.
Is There A Refund Policy For Rehab?
Please ask the clinic prior to beginning your residential programme; each clinic has its own policy.
Generally speaking, most clinics will not offer a refund policy on the basis of future relapse, as the responsibility for that comes down to the individual.
How Do I Get Started In Treatment?
How Do I Go About Starting My Residential Treatment Right Away?
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 Did Abbeycare Get Started Providing Addiction Help?
After some of our staff had their own experiences of recovery care, Abbeycare began its residential rehab programme in 2005.
Abbeycare has since grown to become a nationally recognised company and as a provider of rehab treatment.
Why Is An Assessment Required, Prior To Admission?
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.
In order to do this we will interview you over the phone and then seek approval from our professional team to admit you.
Abbeycare's UK clinics are available to those in Southville and Bristol.
We've worked with thousands from all over the world, and we can probably help you too.
All that experience has helped us assist those with even the most complicated detox and rehab needs.
We can even arrange to assist with transport to the clinic (some extra charges do apply).
Our admissions team are ready to help.
Detox is possible, safely and comfortably, 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?
We'll help get things moving. Ring us direct, on 01603 513 091.