Hundreds near Westbury Park 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 lay out 19 critical Q&A insights into:
This is the most detailed debriefing available on addiction treatment options in Westbury Park.
Will Rehab Actually Help?
You can certainly expect rehab to be of use to you *as long as* you play an active role.
Along with the primary care needs for addiction, detox and therapy, rehab is the most structured method available for people to get well. But, you should know that you also need to play an active part in this.
You will need to take responsibility for your own life, as a lack of this is a keynote feature of addiction.
Rehab in Westbury Park 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.
All of this takes patience, diligence, and active participation.
Rehab should be considered the first stage in a journey which you choose to make.
What Happens In Rehab Westbury Park?
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.
This is what you should find in the first 7 days of alcohol/drug rehab ...
The first 7 days are usually spent completing physical detox, resting more than normal, and following advice for prescribed 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 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 programmes near Westbury Park and Bristol tend to be multi-faceted in nature, and will see you taking part in mutual aid meetings, physical routines, sharing your experiences with others and undergoing physical exercise, and a move back toward structure and order, in your daily routine.
Most Westbury Park 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…
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.
Such measures will assist you in your transition towards living a normal life outside the clinic and allow you to plan ahead to prevent any triggers which may cause a relapse.
Who Is Best Suited To Rehab?
Rehab is designed for people who have committed themselves to full recovery.
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 is for those ready to do the work involved, but need the help to physically feel better, detox, and get the therapy insights needed to move forward productively.
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.
Are There Outmoded Methods In Rehab, That I Should Avoid?
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.
- Treatment programmes skewed to the extreme, in favour strictly of only one form of spiritual approach or outlook on recovery. 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.
- Any programme which is dogmatic and process-driven, which will tend to make patients feel that they’re numbers rather than people.
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.
What Is The Best Way To Ensure Rehab Is Successful?
How Should I Make Plans For My Upcoming Westbury Park 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.
Any good rehab clinic will send you details of everything you’ll need before starting your rehab residency.
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 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.
- 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.
- Many find that relationships, family life and the world of work are also improved, because they're now given the room to grow into the space which previously had been given over entirely to addiction.
For Those Entering Addiction Treatment For The First Time, What Mistakes Do You See Most Often Occurring?
(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) Being over-confident that treatment has completely succeeded when only a couple of insights or milestones have been made.
(iii) An increased risk of relapse because of inadequate preparedness for any trigger situations which may come into play when the treatment has concluded, and without necessary support to deal with these situations.
Why Would Westbury Park Rehab Not Work?
If, following treatment, you relapse the likely explanations are:
(i) You didn't follow through on aftercare supports provided.
(ii) Your understanding of the psychology of what causes your addictive behaviour was not yet advanced enough; sometimes this just takes time to work through.
You’ll be able to prepare for such situations by:
(i) During treatment, ensuring you plan for aftercare and engage with all the help on offer.
(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).
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?
As you read this, millions of people are in recovery after having been through rehab, and each one of these will have a different quality of support as well as a different support history.
Even without regular support from family, recovery from alcohol or substance addiction is possible.
I Did Not Succeed With Alcoholics Anonymous; Why Is Rehab Different?
Yes, rehab is different to AA, and here’s how….
Alcoholics Anonymous is a tremendous resource to have in anyone's recovery, but AA and rehab are not mutually exclusive.
Many have used only AA Westbury Park in their recovery over the years, and achieved very long-term success.
People have said that just using AA meant that there was something missing in their recovery.
Some feel that the psychological causes of addiction were not fully addressed by the AA meetings alone.
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.
People who complete the residential rehab requirements do quite often attend AA later on as part of their relapse prevention measures.
A good recovery can be produced by both rehab and AA, each together, or at different times, depending on circumstances.
Isn’t It Sufficient Just To Attend AA?
People often say that it is Alcoholics Anonymous that shows them the way and inspires them to stay sober.
But AA do not provide clinical detoxes or professional therapy into the underlying causes of addiction, or accountability in a structure recovery plan.
You can indeed reap the benefits of AA meetings near Westbury Park 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 It Wise To Just Stop My Substance Abuse Without Outside Help?
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.
**You must NOT attempt to undergo detox yourself, or any kind of DIY withdrawal method**.
And If I Cannot Afford That?
If a full rehab programme is out of your reach at the moment, here's something to ask about.
Though not the full programme, the detox-only route is available as a possibility. This is not usually widely advertised.
This isn’t for financial reasons alone, but because shorter programmes are often associated with less successful outcomes, in the longer term.
A standard stay at a rehab clinic is usually 28 days. Here's what we recommend if you feel like budget is too tight right now.
Short-term detox plans are available, ** only ** if you already have plans in place 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.
What Is The Refund Policy On Rehab?
You should ask the clinic you are about to attend about its own refund policy, as each is different.
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 Get Started In Treatment?
Can I Start Rehab Right Now?
Most clinics can admit a client within 24-48 hrs, pending essential medical checks and a short assessment of suitability, carried out by the clinic's admissions or intake team.
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.
Since then, we've grown into a recognised brand and industry leader in private addiction treatment in the UK.
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 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 Westbury Park and Bristol area.
We've helped hundreds (thousands probably) move beyond addiction, and start a new life.
There's no substitute for the years of experience we've had, assisting with even the most complex cases.
Even if you need transport arranged to get here, we can probably help with that too.
Our inspection reports from the regulators, are available on our clinic pages, here: Abbeycare Scotland, Abbeycare Gloucester.
Abbeycare admissions team can advise on options that suit your needs.
Detox is available, with comfort and safety, with the help of our medical team.
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.
The only question is - are you ready?
If you're ready for help, call our admissions team direct, on 01603 513 091.