Getting addiction treatment help, that meets your needs near Stoke Bishop can be challenging...but help *is* available.
We tracked the 19 most common questions we're asked, and laid out the answers, below:
This is the primary guidebook for finding drug or alcohol rehab help near Stoke Bishop.
Let's get started.
How Do I Know Rehab Will Be Beneficial?
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. Although, you will need to apply yourself to the rehab process.
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 Stoke Bishop to completely “cure” you of all your addictive impulses or feelings.
It has taken a long time to develop the complexities of addiction, and it will take time and awareness for them to be resolved.
All of this takes patience, diligence, and active participation.
The first step on this path is rehab.
How Does A Rehab Programme Near Stoke Bishop Work, Exactly?
Private rehab is typically a 3-stage overall process, of initial detox, therapeutic help with underlying psychological issues of addiction, followed by aftercare planning, which provides support and resources for the future.
Over the first seven days in alcohol/drug rehab you should expect the following…
The first week consists of completing the physical detox and resting more than you usually do, and also taking your medication.
No two people are alike, so the time it takes for the detox phase to last will depend on things like the length of dependency, the history of addiction and the degree to which the dependency has taken hold of the body.
After the first 7 days, here's what you can expect...
The clinical team will guide you through the therapeutic sessions when your detox has been completed. This could be group Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, individual counselling, or similar, as a means to help you understand how you arrived in addiction, and how to get out.
Stoke Bishop and Bristol Residential programmes are, as a whole quite diverse, and these will mean you’ll be participating in complementary therapies, mutual aid meetings, physical routines, sharing your experiences with others, and progress back to an ordered life with a more structured feel to it.
The Stoke Bishop clinics, in general, will inform their clients of the following day’s activities on the preceding night.
In the final seven days in rehab you should expect the following…
In the last 7 days, if not earlier, if your provider includes it, you should be planning out measures for relapse prevention, and aftercare supports.
You’ll be helped, in this way, back towards your life outside residential care and will provide opportunities in advance for you to plan your support against any addictive triggers which, by now, you should be aware of.
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.
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 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.
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 Aspects Of Rehab Treatment Are Now Outdated, That I Should Watch Out For?
- Doing it yourself. The delusion that trying to get your life back on track without outside professional help, even though you know that help is available.
- 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.
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.
What Is The Best Way To Ensure Rehab Is Successful?
What Are The Things You Should Plan For, In Stoke Bishop 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.
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:
- You should plan for a life where you take care of your needs in ways which are healthier than before and without the need for the thing that held you in its addictive grip.
- 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 The Top 3 Mistakes Those Entering Addiction Treatment For The First Time Make?
(i) Fear at the prospect of taking the coping mechanism away, during the first phase of rehab.
(ii) The belief that a little success experienced during the early stages of recovery means that we're “cured”.
(iii) Not being fully equipped to comprehend future situations or events that could potentially trigger relapse.
Why Would Stoke Bishop Rehab Not Work?
If a relapse occurs after treatment there may be a couple of causes of this:
(i) You didn't follow through on aftercare supports provided.
(ii) You didn't make enough progress on underlying psychological issues prior to experiencing an external trigger.
Make yourself less vulnerable to these events 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) Ensuring you prioritise therapy in aftercare, which will provide real support when you need it most.
Those who relapse, tend to have missed out any one of the above safeguards.
Is It Possible To Stay Sober/Clean Even Without Social 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.
You need to remember that even those people without a good support network continue to recover successfully.
Alcoholics Anonymous .v. Rehab - Which Is Better And Why?
Yes, rehab is different to AA, and here’s how….
Alcoholics Anonymous is useful to have access to, but rehab and AA are not the same.
Long-term success has certainly been achieved over the years just by using AA Stoke Bishop.
Some people have said that certain parts of their recovery were missing, having only attended AA over the years.
In hindsight, it may be that the AA meetings, which lack the one-to-one aspect of rehab, failed to fully address the psychological triggers of addiction.
Residential rehab and mutual aid do not have to be mutually exclusive, and work very well together, in sequence, or, in some rehab programmes, together.
Those who have successfully completed a residential rehab programme often attend AA as part of their ongoing relapse prevention planning.
Both programmes, in fact, provide very good foundations for full recovery, and may be used in any combination which is suitable for the individual.
Is Recovery Possible By Attending AA Meetings Alone?
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.
You can indeed reap the benefits of AA meetings near Stoke Bishop 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?
This is specifically advised against, due to risks involved.
Going "cold turkey" is something which we do not recommend on serious medical grounds.
There are the dangers of having seizures and blood pressure issues, with serious risk of heart issues.
**You should NEVER consider putting yourself through detox or cold-turkey alone**.
What If I Can't Afford It?
If a complete treatment programme is a financial challenge right now, there are other options.
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.
Standard residential rehab usually takes 28 days in full. But here is what to consider if money is short at the moment.
Short-term detox plans are available, ** only ** if you already have plans in place for support upon completion.
...for example, a well-chosen and properly structured support plan including longer term help and therapy.
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.
Is There A Refund Policy For Rehab?
Please ask the clinic prior to beginning your residential programme; each clinic has its own policy.
You will find that most clinics will not offer a refund in cases where a relapse has taken place after a certain amount of time, as the cause of such a relapse is almost always a matter of individual behaviour.
What Are The Steps To Sign Up For Rehab?
I’d Like To Start The Programme Immediately; Can I Do That?
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.
What Are The Origins Of The Abbeycare Group?
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 Am I Being Asked Do Complete An Assessment In Order To Attend A Course Of Residential Treatment With Abbeycare?
It is necessary to evaluate whether you and the clinic are a good match for each other going forward.
To this effect, we will seek approval from our health professionals once you have completed a short telephone questionnaire with our admissions team.
Abbeycare have central UK locations, and serve the Stoke Bishop and Bristol area.
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.
We can even arrange to assist with transport to the clinic (some extra charges do apply).
Check our independent inspection reports, available on our clinic pages for Scotland, and Abbeycare Gloucester.
Our admissions team are ready to listen to your needs.
Our medical team are ready to help you detox, comfortably.
Our therapy team are available, to help you identify triggers, patterns, and start truly overcoming them.
Our clinic team - many of them in recovery personally - are ready to get you started.
Now....are you ready?
We'll help get things moving. Ring us direct, on 01603 513 091.