Hundreds near St Philip's Marsh 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 showcase the 19 answers to crucial questions on:
Brace yourself for warts and all answers, to the toughest questions about addiction treatment near St Philip's Marsh.
We'll start with:
How Do I Know Rehab Will Be Beneficial?
You can certainly expect rehab to be of use to you *as long as* you play an active role.
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.
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 St Philip's Marsh cannot be considered a permanent "cure", which will automatically resolve all addiction issues in your life.
The addictive process takes many years to establish itself, so it will likely take a long time, and patience, to resolve it.
It will take plenty of perseverance and self-will.
It is only your first step on a long journey.
How Does A Rehab Programme Near St Philip's Marsh Work, Exactly?
The detox itself is the initial phase of the private rehab process, and it’s followed by therapy which deals with the causes of addiction and then counselling and care which looks to the future.
In the first 7 days of drug/alcohol rehab, here's what you can expect...
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.
After the first 7 days, here's what you can 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.
Residential programmes near St Philip's Marsh 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 progress back to an ordered life with a more structured feel to it.
You’ll be told the previous evening what the following day’s events and activities are to be.
What should you expect in the last week 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 give an opportunity for you to plan supports in advance, for addictive triggers you've identified during treatment.
Who Is Rehab For?
Rehab is for those who are genuinely serious about long term recovery.
This generally means that they have been round many times in the circle of alcohol or drug abuse, seen and borne the harmful effects, and know that there must be another way-but need support to do this.
Rehab is for people who know that there is a way through this and who are willing to undertake the effort necessary to achieve this, and who are willing to fully detox then take part in the counselling and therapies which follow afterwards.
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?
- 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.
- A clinical programme that is driven almost entirely by process, can lead to individuals feeling like "just a number".
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?
How Should I Make Plans For My Upcoming St Philip's Marsh Rehab Admission?
You will get a confirmation of your booking, and the clinic will also send you details of what you should bring with you when you start the treatment.
Prior to your admission, your clinic should send you a list of things you should bring with you to rehab.
What Are The Top 3 Changes In My Life, I Might See, During Or After Rehab?
As long as everything is done correctly, you might expect to see initial signs of:
- Plan for dealing with the need to fulfil your desires and wishes in healthier ways than a coping mechanism or addictive substance.
- In understanding all these disparate but connected elements, your behaviour, your emotions and the way you interact with people should all change for the better, and – crucially – without any need of the substance which you were previously addicted to.
- 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 3 Things New Rehab Clients Do Wrong When Going Into Addiction Treatment For The First Time?
(i) Fear at the prospect of taking the coping mechanism away, during the first phase of rehab.
(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 being fully equipped to comprehend future situations or events that could potentially trigger relapse.
What If St Philip's Marsh Treatment Doesn't Work For Me?
If you relapse following treatment, there are a few possibilities:
(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.
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) 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.
Can Recovery Work For Me? I Have No Family Or Friends Support
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 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 not the same as rehab.
There have been many success stories with people using only AA St Philip's Marsh to resolve their issues.
People have said that just using AA meant that there was something missing in their recovery.
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.
Rehab and mutual aid meetings can *both* be beneficial, and are *not* mutually exclusive. They can be especially useful when applied at different times in each individual's recovery journey.
AA meetings are often taken up by people after they’ve successfully completed their residential rehab programmes.
Both programmes, in fact, provide very good foundations for full recovery, and may be used in any combination which is suitable for the individual.
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.
However, AA cannot provide a structured therapeutic framework in which to address the underlying issues which cause addiction, nor do they offer any clinical support.
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 St Philip's Marsh has to offer in terms of group support.
Is Ceasing My Addictive Behaviour Without Assistance Useful...Or Dangerous?
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.
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**.
I’m Not Sure I Can Afford Treatment
If a full rehab programme is too much for your right now, here's another option.
Several clinics now provide an option which is detox only, though this isn’t usually publicised.
However, the success rates for these shorter courses can be lower than with the longer more established programmes.
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.
i.e. if a support plan were to be put in place ready to provide for your long term care and recovery.
Your short-term detox needs to be accompanied by structured support methods afterwards, or your chances of recovery from your addiction will be greatly diminished.
How Do Clinics Approach Their Rehab Refund Policy?
Refund policies will vary from clinic to clinic, be sure to ask before committing.
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 Actually Sign Up For Rehab?
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 Long Has Abbeycare Been Providing Help For Addiction?
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 Do I Need To Complete An Assessment To Enter Abbeycare?
It is necessary to evaluate whether you and the clinic are a good match for each other going forward.
To do this, we complete a brief telephone questionnaire with you, and obtain approval for your admission from our clinical and medical professionals.
Abbeycare operate UK clinics providing help for alcohol or drug addiction for those in the St Philip's Marsh and Bristol area.
Since 2005, we've been helping thousands to overcome addiction, comfortably, and safely.
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).
How did we do with inspections from regulators? Check our reports, available on our clinic pages, here: Abbeycare Scotland, and Abbeycare Gloucester.
Our admissions team can advise on what options are available.
The Abbeycare medical team can help you detox comfortably.
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.
Are you ready for recovery?
Ready to get started? All calls are confidential. Ring direct on 01603 513 091.