Hundreds near Speedwell 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.
We tracked the 19 most common questions we're asked, and laid out the answers, below:
Ready to overhaul your ideas about finding rehab near Speedwell?
Let's dive in.
Rehab Won't Help. Change My Mind.
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. But, rehab will not do everything for you.
Addiction comes about through the absence of personal responsibility, so taking back responsibility for ones life is necessary in order to recover.
You should know from the start that rehab in Speedwell 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.
You should know that all of this takes a good deal of active engagement and persistence.
Rehab is the first step on this journey.
What Exactly Happens During Rehab Speedwell?
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.
This is what you should find in the first 7 days of alcohol/drug rehab ...
In the first week you’ll be resting more than is usual during the physical detox process, as well as getting used to your 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 Speedwell and Bristol tend to be multi-faceted in nature, 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 Speedwell 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 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 a Good Candidate For Rehab?
Rehab will help those who come into treatment with the intention of achieving long term recovery from their addiction.
This usually means they've been round in the circle of abusing alcohol or substances several times, seen and borne the negative consequences, and know there must be another way - but need help to achieve this.
Rehab will take commitment and effort from those who undergo the treatment, from detox through to the sessions of therapy and counselling that follow, and out into the sunlight of normal life again.
People who fully understand that they must be responsible for their own lives will be successful in this undertaking, and who fully commit to it.
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. 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.
- An approach which is doomed to failure at worst will be one which depersonalizes individuals.
The core of a successful rehab programme will treat the client as an individual and part of a community of people who have similar issues and share a common goal in making a full recovery.
What Do I Need To Do To Make Rehab A Success, For Me?
How Should You Plan For Your Stay In A Speedwell Rehab Clinic?
Any good addiction clinic will confirm the booking and send you a list of the things that you should bring with you.
Any good rehab clinic will send you details of everything you’ll need before starting your rehab residency.
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:
- 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 dealing with all of these things, in turn, you should find that you emotional life, the way that you behave and interact with other people will be brighter and more positive, and without the need for your addictive behaviour.
- You’ll find that once the addictive substance is removed, you’ll be letting all the other things in your life, such as work, family and relationships, expand, to fill the void previously occupied by the addictive substance.
What Are The Top 3 Mistakes Those Entering Addiction Treatment For The First Time Make?
(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) The risk of relapsing due to improper preparation for, or misreading of, trigger events which present themselves after the rehab has been completed.
Why Would Speedwell Rehab Not Work?
If a relapse occurs after treatment there may be a couple of causes of this:
(i) For whatever reason, you didn’t make use of any of the follow-up help and support resources after treatment completed.
(ii) Your understanding of the psychology of what causes your addictive behaviour was not yet advanced enough; sometimes this just takes time to work through.
Help yourself to safeguard against these circumstances by:
(i) While in the rehab process, participate in any planning for aftercare whenever it is an option for you; this will increase the chances that you don’t succumb to triggers after you come out of rehab.
(ii) Continuing with the therapy as part of your aftercare and taking action on the support and help offered; trigger scenarios will inevitably happen, it is a case of when and not if.
In most cases, relapses are almost certainly due to omitting one of the above.
Is It Possible To Stay Sober/Clean Even Without Social Support?
No two people are alike, and each person will have a different calibre of support when they begin their treatment.
Alcoholism or drug addiction recovery is certainly possible even if you don’t have continual support from family members.
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 Speedwell 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.
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.
Both AA and residential rehab can be effective approaches to long-term recovery, and usage of both can be done in a variety of combinations.
Is Recovery Possible By Attending AA Meetings Alone?
People often say that it is Alcoholics Anonymous that shows them the way and inspires them to stay sober.
But medical detoxes are not the province of Alcoholics Anonymous, and it is not their role to provide in-depth clinical therapy which addresses the causes of your addiction.
For this, look for clinical detox first, and then you can follow this with AA Speedwell meetings which are ideal as a way of supporting you in preventing relapse.
Is It Alright To Spontaneously Stop Taking Drugs Or Alcohol By Myself And Call That Success?
We must expressly advise against this.
Attempting withdrawal without qualified medical supervision can be extremely dangerous and should not be undertaken.
There are the dangers of having seizures and blood pressure issues, with serious risk of heart issues.
**Proper medical supervision must always be close at hand during any detox or withdrawal**.
I’m Not Sure I Can Afford Treatment
Another option can be available to you if the full rehab programme isn’t realistic right now.
Though not widely advertised, many centres can provide a detox-only alternative.
This isn’t because it just costs less, but because this can be associated with lower success rates.
Here is what we recommend if you want a less expensive and shorter course.
Shorter detox programmes are available, **but only** if there are adequate support structures in place for when you complete this.
...for example, a well-chosen and properly structured support plan including longer term help and therapy.
Going in for a detox without having planned support ahead will risk a relapse and hence lower your chances of a full recovery.
Is There A Refund Policy For Rehab?
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?
How Do I Go About Starting My Residential Treatment Right Away?
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.
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?
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.
This is done by going through a brief phone questionnaire with our admissions team, followed by an internal appraisal about the help that we’d be able to provide for you for your long-term recovery.
Abbeycare's UK clinics are available to those in Speedwell and Bristol.
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 can advise on what options are available.
Detox is available, with comfort and safety, with the help of our medical team.
Our therapy team are available, to help you identify triggers, patterns, and start truly overcoming them.
Our clinic team are ready to help you make the progress you need.
The only thing left is - are you ready?
If you're ready for help, call our admissions team direct, on 01603 513 091.