Getting addiction treatment help, that meets your needs near Speedwell can be challenging...but help *is* 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 Speedwell.
How Does Treatment In A Clinic Compare To Alternatives?
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.
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. Although, you will need to apply yourself to the rehab process.
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 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.
All of this requires patience, dedication, and active involvement.
Rehab is the first step on this journey.
What Does Rehab Speedwell Consist Of?
Usually, private rehab is a 3-stage overall phase of initial detox, clinical assistance for underlying psychological addiction disorders, followed by aftercare, which includes future help and services.
Over the first seven days in alcohol/drug rehab you should expect the following…
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.
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. The purpose of this is to help your understanding of the cause of your addiction, and it may take the form of group Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, one-to-one counselling, or similar procedures.
Speedwell and Bristol Residential programmes are, as a whole quite diverse, and will see you participating in mutual aid meetings, complementary or holistic therapies, sharing experiences with other clients, physical exercise routines, and progress back to an ordered life with a more structured feel to it.
The Speedwell clinics, in general, will inform their clients of the following day’s activities on the preceding night.
This is what you should expect to experience during the final 7 days of rehab ...
During the final week, if not before, your provider will probably plan precautions against relapsing, together with other support.
These will help you move on from residential treatment back into life outside the clinic 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 is for those who are genuinely serious about long term recovery.
They’ve run the gamut of various ways to quite their addiction but have failed each time, but know that they can quit if only they had the help and support.
The people who will get the most out of rehab will be willing to commit to the work involved but will need help to do so in a structured way, beginning with detox and following on with the proper therapy.
Rehab is for those who are ready to accept responsibility again for their own life, and reap the gains accordingly.
Rehab is designed for those willing to undertake the responsibility for their own lives and who know that they will gain the benefits once this is achieved.
What Doesn't Work Anymore, In Rehab Treatment?
- Attempting to detox yourself and stop your addictive patterns of behaviour, even though the appropriate help and support is at hand when you need it most.
- Any approach to therapy which is demonstrably tied to only one type of outlook on what works best. Clinics nowadays are mostly geared to a broad perspective to how best to treat addictive behaviours, without recourse to religious philosophy or other similar strictures.
- A rather dogmatic approach to treatment which tends to leave patients feeling alienated.
The essence of recovery is in mutual aid, community, and respect for each other as individuals.
What Is The Best Way To Ensure Rehab Is Successful?
Is There A Checklist Of Things You Should Do When Planning To Enter Speedwell Rehab?
Reputable addiction clinics will give you a booking confirmation, including a list of what items to bring to rehab when admitting.
All the items you’ll need to bring in with you should be sent to you prior to admission, and any reputable rehab clinic will do this in plenty time.
What 3 Main Areas Of Life Should I Expect Changes In, After Rehab?
If you've integrated with the group, actively participated and taken responsibility along the way, you could expect:
- 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.
- 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!
What Are The Top 3 Mistakes Those Entering Addiction Treatment For The First Time Make?
(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) The erroneous belief that success has been achieved in long term recovery when only small/initial gains have been made.
(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 Speedwell Rehab Failing?
In the event of a relapse post-treatment, there are several possible causes:
(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.
Make yourself less vulnerable to these events 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) Staying connected to all the aftercare support offered to you, which will help when dealing with trigger events.
Relapses often arise as a result of omitting or neglecting one of the above precautionary measures.
Can Recovery Work For Me? I Have No Family Or Friends 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.
Even those people without a robust support network manage to recover from their drug or alcohol addiction, so it's possible for you too.
I’m Hoping Rehab Is Different?...Because Alcoholics Anonymous Didn’t Work For Me.
Rehab does take a different approach, than AA.
AA is a great resource to have, but AA and rehab are not the same thing.
Long-term success has certainly been achieved over the years just by using AA Speedwell.
Some people have attended AA meetings over the long term but reported that they felt something was lacking from just the one service.
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.
People quite often choose to attend the AA group meetings in addition to having completed the residential rehab.
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.
Why Can't I Just Attend Alcoholics Anonymous To Get Better?
AA, and other mutual aid groups, are often reported as the drivers behind maintaining long term sobriety and being the provider of hope.
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 you need to turn to rehab in its residential form, including a full detox, after which you can enjoy the full benefits of what Alcoholics Anonymous Speedwell has to offer in terms of group support.
Is It Wise To Just Stop My Substance Abuse Without Outside Help?
We really do warn against this.
Attempting withdrawal without qualified medical supervision can be extremely dangerous and should not be undertaken.
Dangerous medical risks include heart attack and the dangers which are always associated with seizures and fits.
**NEVER undertake withdrawal or detox without qualified medical supervision**.
What If My Finances Won’t Allow That?
Full rehab may be unreachable financially for some, so here's another option you may like to consider.
Several clinics now provide an option which is detox only, though this isn’t usually publicised.
However, shorter programmes can result in lower success rates, for long term recovery.
Here is what we recommend if you want a less expensive and shorter course.
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.
Attempting to arrange a short-term detox, without these supports already in place, increases risk of relapse, and may considerably lower the chances of long-term recovery success, in our experience.
How Do I Find The Refund Policy For Rehab?
Each clinic will operate their own refund policies, so ask before your course begins.
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?
I’d Like To Start The Programme Immediately; Can I Do That?
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.
Is Abbeycare A Well-Established Addiction Care Provider?
It was in 2005 that Abbeycare first started providing treatment for addiction.
In the UK, since that year, Abbeycare has grown substantially, and we are now a recognised provider of rehab and addiction treatment.
Why Is An Assessment Required, Prior To Admission?
It is necessary to evaluate whether you and the clinic are a good match for each other going forward.
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 have been helping those in Speedwell and surrounding Bristol area.
We've helped hundreds (thousands probably) move beyond addiction, and start a new life.
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 need transport arranged to get here, we can probably help with that too.
Our clinic inspection reports are available on the relevent service pages: Abbeycare Scotland, Abbeycare Gloucester.
Our admissions team are ready to help.
Our medical team can assist you to detox, safely, and comfortably.
The Abbeycare therapy team are specialists in helping you identify and work through the underlying triggers behind addiction.
Our clinical team are ready to help you start the journey.
The only thing left is - are you ready?
If you're ready for help, call our admissions team direct, on 01603 513 091.