Hundreds near Upper Knowle 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.
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Brace yourself for warts and all answers, to the toughest questions about addiction treatment near Upper Knowle.
Rehab Won't Help. Change My Mind.
Rehab can and does help, *if* you take an active part, and don't remain passive, or expect everything to be done for 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 Upper Knowle is not some kind of magic cure-all which will take away all addictive impulses.
It took a long while to build up the patterns of addiction, and it will take time and understanding for them to be resolved.
All of this requires patience, dedication, and active involvement.
The first step on this path is rehab.
What Does Rehab Upper Knowle Consist Of?
Private rehab typically comprises three stages, consisting of the detox followed by help with psychological aspects of the addiction and then aftercare which seeks to provide a basis for life in 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.
This initial detox period will vary in duration from one individual to another, depending on frequency, recency, and amount of usage, together with the individual's history of addiction.
After the first seven days in rehab you should expect the following…
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 programs in Upper Knowle and Bristol are multi-faceted in general, and will see you participating in mutual aid meetings, complementary or holistic therapies, sharing experiences with other clients, physical exercise routines, And gradually you’ll sense a shift back towards an ordered and structured life.
Most Upper Knowle 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.
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.
These will help you move on from residential treatment back into life outside the clinic 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 a Good Candidate For Rehab?
Rehab will help those who come into treatment with the intention of achieving long term recovery from their addiction.
In practice, people will have been trapped in a cycle of alcohol or drug abuse on multiple occasions, have tried and failed to recover, and seek the help to get their lives back on track.
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.
Only those who take responsibility for their own lives will gain from rehab, and the great benefits which follow.
Are There Outmoded Methods In Rehab, That I Should Avoid?
- 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. A wider approach to the problem of addiction is now in favour across most rehab clinics, and a big difference is the lack of a strict adherence to religious dogma at the heart of recovery.
- A process-driven programme which will alienate the client and make them feel as if they are not being treated as a human being.
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 To Plan For My Stay In Upper Knowle Rehab?
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.
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.
In What 3 Areas Of My Life Should I See Noticeable Change, Following Treatment?
If all goes according to plan you might expect to see signs of:
- 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 understanding and taking care of these elements, behavioural changes, patterns of communication, and emotions should change, reflecting that basic needs are being met in a functional way, without the presence of the substance.
- When these behavioural changes occur, other major life factors have the breathing space to improve also, e.g. relationships, family life, work, etc.
Tell Me The Top 3 Errors I Should Avoid When Entering Addiction Rehab?
(i) Anxiety at the prospect of detoxing, before treatment has even started.
(ii) The erroneous belief that success has been achieved in long term recovery when only small/initial gains have been made.
(iii) Not being fully equipped to comprehend future situations or events that could potentially trigger relapse.
What If Rehab Upper Knowle Doesn't Work?
If you relapse following treatment, there are a few possibilities:
(i) You failed to implement aftercare advice following treatment.
(ii) You underestimated the power of triggers to push you back into addiction; this just didn’t sink in during your treatment.
Help yourself to safeguard against these circumstances 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) To avoid succumbing to trigger events (which are 100% certain to happen) make sure you make continued therapeutic care, your priority.
Relapses often arise as a result of omitting or neglecting one of the above precautionary measures.
I Have No Family Or Support Channels, Will Recovery Work For Me?
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.
Alcoholics Anonymous .v. Rehab - Which Is Better And Why?
If AA didn’t work for you, we assure you that rehab is different; here’s how…
Alcoholics Anonymous is not the same as rehab, even though AA is good to have access to.
Many have used only AA Upper Knowle in their recovery over the years, and achieved very long-term success.
Others have attended AA in the long term, but felt that certain elements of their recovery were missing.
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.
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.
A good recovery can be produced by both rehab and AA, each together, or at different times, depending on circumstances.
Can’t I Just Stick With Alcoholics Anonymous, Or Other Mutual Aid Groups, To Recover?
Alcoholics Anonymous as a source of hope, courage, and a path toward sobriety.
However, AA cannot provide medical detox, personalised therapeutic insight into the reasons behind your personal pattern of addiction, or structure and accountability in a cohesive aftercare plan.
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 Upper Knowle has to offer in terms of group support.
I Want To Stop Using Alcohol Or Drugs Without Professional Help
This is specifically advised against, due to risks involved.
Undergoing withdrawal alone and by yourself can carry with it serious clinical consequences.
Risks include elevated risk of seizure, heart and cardiovascular complications, blood pressure variations.
**NEVER undertake withdrawal or detox without qualified medical supervision**.
And If I Cannot Afford That?
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.
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.
Shorter detox programmes are available, **but only** if there are adequate support structures in place for when you complete this.
...such as a well-organised support plan with a sponsor for your long term recovery.
In our experience, we find that opting for a short-term detox without planning ahead for support afterward will only reduce your chances of a full and long-term recovery.
How Do I Find The Refund Policy For Rehab?
Please ask the clinic prior to beginning your residential programme; each clinic has its own policy.
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 Get Started In Treatment?
What If I Need To Get Started Quickly?
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?
After some of our staff had their own experiences of recovery care, Abbeycare began its residential rehab programme in 2005.
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?
Like every rehab clinic, we need to understand clearly that we can look after your needs appropriately, and that we are a suitable clinic for you.
To this effect, we will seek approval from our health professionals once you have completed a short telephone questionnaire with our admissions team.
Abbeycare's UK clinics are available to those in Upper Knowle and Bristol.
Since 2005, we've been helping thousands to overcome addiction, comfortably, and safely.
In these last 15 years, our experience has gone from strength to strength.
We can even arrange to assist with transport to the clinic (some extra charges do apply).
Our admissions team are ready to listen to your needs.
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 make the progress you need.
Are you ready?
We'll help get things moving. Ring us direct, on 01603 513 091.