The hunt for addiction treatment near St Philip's Marsh can be confusing. But our companion guide can lend a hand...
In this comprehensive 19 Q&A guidebook, we laid out answers to:
This is the ultimate consumer guide for finding addiction treatment in St Philip's Marsh.
Let's dive in.
Will Rehab Treatment Actually Help Me In The Long Term?
Rehab can and does help, *if* you take an active part, and don't remain passive, or expect everything to be done 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, you should know that you also need to play an active part in this.
You will need to take back your own responsibility for your life as part of the recovery process.
Rehab in St Philip's Marsh cannot be considered a permanent "cure", which will automatically resolve all addiction issues in your life.
It has taken a long time to develop the complexities of addiction, and it will take time and awareness for them to be resolved.
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 St Philip's Marsh?
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.
During the initial week in drug or alcohol rehab, you should expect…
The first week consists of completing the physical detox and resting more than you usually do, and also taking 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 ...
Upon completing your detox, you’ll be in the safe hands of the clinicians who will guide you through the therapeutic process. You may find yourself in individual counselling sessions or in group Behavioural Therapy, which seeks to help you understand the reasons for your addiction.
In general, residential programmes are quite diverse, and will see you participating in mutual aid meetings, complementary or holistic therapies, sharing experiences with other clients, physical exercise routines, and and transition towards regaining some structure and order in your routine.
Most St Philip's Marsh clinics have an agenda of daily activities, distributed the night before, detailing the events of the next day, and where you should be, and when.
Once in the final week in rehab, you should expect…
Measures to assist you in relapse prevention will take place in the final week, provided by the clinic.
This is designed to help you and guide you towards a normal life outside of the residential system and give an opportunity for you to plan supports in advance, for addictive triggers you've identified during treatment.
Who Is Likely To Benefit From Rehab?
Rehab will help those who come into treatment with the intention of achieving long term recovery from their addiction.
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 means putting in the work necessary to get your life back, and with the support and help of a proper detox followed by therapy and other forms of support.
Only those who take responsibility for their own lives will gain from rehab, and the great benefits which follow.
Aren't There Aspects Of Rehab That No Longer Work?
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. The majority of rehab clinics favour a broader approach which takes into account all routes to recovery and don’t insist that religious adherence is required.
- A rather dogmatic approach to treatment which tends to leave patients feeling alienated.
Mutual support and cooperation as part of a group whose goals are the same will be, and should be, at the heart of any successful rehab programme.
How Do I Set Myself Up For Success In Rehab?
How Should I Make Plans For My Upcoming St Philip's Marsh Rehab Admission?
Any good addiction clinic will confirm the booking and send you a list of the things that you should bring with you.
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 you put in the work, significant changes could be expected:
- 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 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.
- When these changes in your behaviour take place you’ll find that there’s ample room for other things to improve also, such as improvements in family life, your work, etc.
For Those Entering Addiction Treatment For The First Time, What Mistakes Do You See Most Often Occurring?
(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) The failure to properly take into account, and prepare for, any unexpected situation which could trigger a relapse back into addiction, and without the support and backup to prevent this from happening.
What If Rehab St Philip's Marsh Doesn't Work?
In the event of a relapse post-treatment, there are several possible causes:
(i) You failed to implement aftercare advice following treatment.
(ii) You were't able to understand enough about your own personal triggers, during treatment.
You’ll be able to prepare for such situations 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 our experience, those who relapse repeatedly over time, have almost always missed one of the above elements.
Is It Possible To Stay Sober/Clean Even Without Social Support?
Of the millions in recovery globally, everyone has a different history and level of support available in their lives, when they enter treatment.
Even without regular support from family, recovery from alcohol or substance addiction is possible.
Alcoholics Anonymous Didn't Work For Me, How Is Rehab Different?
Even if you've already tried AA, here's how rehab is different...
AA is a great resource to have, but AA and rehab are not the same thing.
Many have used only AA St Philip's Marsh 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.
Some feel that the psychological causes of addiction were not fully addressed by the AA meetings alone.
*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 who complete the residential rehab requirements do quite often attend AA later on as part of their relapse prevention measures.
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, turn first to a structured residential rehab programme, then later, enjoy the benefits of Alcoholics Anonymous or your chosen mutual aid programme, in St Philip's Marsh in the longer term.
Is Ceasing My Addictive Behaviour Without Assistance Useful...Or Dangerous?
We really do warn against this.
Undergoing withdrawal alone and by yourself can carry with it serious clinical consequences.
Cardiovascular complications may ensue, together with blood pressure variations and it may result in life threatening symptoms without appropriate supervision.
**You must NOT attempt to undergo detox yourself, or any kind of DIY withdrawal method**.
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 the full programme, the detox-only route is available as a possibility. This is not usually widely advertised.
This is not because there is less financial outlay, but instead because there are established links with lower success rates, for shorter term interventions, instead of longer ones.
Although the standard rehab stay is 28 days in total, we can suggest shorter stays if it is still clinically appropriate.
Ask about short term detox **only ** if you have adequate plans for support upon completion.
...in other words, a proper and structured plan to therapy with its associated follow-up support.
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?
You should ask the clinic you are about to attend about its own refund policy, as each is different.
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?
Can I Begin Rehab As Soon As Possible?
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.
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.
In the UK, since that year, Abbeycare has grown substantially, and we are now a recognised provider of rehab and addiction treatment.
Why Is It Considered Necessary To Complete An Assessment?
It is necessary to evaluate whether you and the clinic are a good match for each other going forward.
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 St Philip's Marsh and Bristol.
Thousands have already joined Abbeycare to overcome addiction, from every corner of the globe.
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).
Our admissions team will help you navigate the treatment options.
Our medical team are ready to help you detox, comfortably.
The Abbeycare therapy team are specialists in helping you identify and work through the underlying triggers behind addiction.
Our clinic team are ready to help you get started.
The only thing left is - are you ready?
Ready to get started? All calls are confidential. Ring direct on 01603 513 091.