It's easy to get overwhelmed searching for the right alcohol or drug addiction treatment near Windmill Hill. But answers *are* 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 Windmill Hill.
We'll start with:
Will Rehab Treatment Actually Help Me In The Long Term?
As long as you actively participate and don’t remain passive, rehab can and will help 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.
A lack of personal responsibility is the hallmark of addiction, and thus reclaiming responsibility for your own life is a cornerstone of recovery.
Rehab near Windmill Hill is not to be considered a "cure" that will completely 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 this requires patience, persistence, and constructive engagement.
Rehab is just the beginning.
How Does A Rehab Programme Near Windmill Hill Work, Exactly?
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.
In the first 7 days of drug/alcohol rehab, here's what you can expect...
Usually the first seven days are spent finishing physical detox, sleeping more than usual, and following prescribed drug advice.
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.
Once the first week in rehab is over, you should expect…
After initial detox is complete, the clinical team will invite you to begin taking part in therapeutic sessions. 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.
Usually, residential programmes near Windmill Hill and the surrounding Bristol area are multi-faceted, and during these you share your experience with other clients, participate in various therapy sessions and do physical exercise, and and transition towards regaining some structure and order in your routine.
Most Windmill Hill clinics will set you daily activities which you’ll be allocated the night before, detailing when and where these are to be.
In the final seven days in rehab you should expect the following…
In this final week the clinic will put in place measures which will be designed to help prevent you from relapse.
Such measures will assist you in your transition towards living a normal life outside the clinic and at this stage you are able to look ahead to plan for the support you may need to prevent succumbing to the addictive triggers which may cause relapse.
Who Is Best Suited To Rehab?
Rehab will help those who come into treatment with the intention of achieving long term recovery from their addiction.
They’ve run the gamut of various ways to quite their addiction but have failed each time, but know that they can quit if only they had the help and support.
Rehab will take commitment and effort from those who undergo the treatment, from detox through to the sessions of therapy and counselling that follow, and out into the sunlight of normal life again.
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 approaches which do not take a holistic view of what is required and only go down one narrow route. Clinics nowadays are mostly geared to a broad perspective to how best to treat addictive behaviours, without recourse to religious philosophy or other similar strictures.
- A rather dogmatic approach to treatment which tends to leave patients feeling alienated.
The core of a successful rehab programme will treat the client as an individual and part of a community of people who have similar issues and share a common goal in making a full recovery.
What Do I Need To Do To Make Rehab A Success, For Me?
What Are The Things You Should Plan For, In Windmill Hill 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.
Prior to your admission, your clinic should send you a list of things you should bring with you to rehab.
How Should Life Be Different, 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.
- By dealing with all of these things, in turn, you should find that you emotional life, the way that you behave and interact with other people will be brighter and more positive, and without the need for your addictive behaviour.
- When these behavioural changes occur, other major life factors have the breathing space to improve also, e.g. relationships, family life, work, etc.
For Those Entering Addiction Treatment For The First Time, What Mistakes Do You See Most Often Occurring?
(i) Anxiety at the prospect of detoxing, before treatment has even started.
(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 risk of relapsing due to improper preparation for, or misreading of, trigger events which present themselves after the rehab has been completed.
What If Rehab Windmill Hill Doesn't Work?
If you relapse following treatment, there are a few possibilities:
(i) For whatever reason, you didn’t make use of any of the follow-up help and support resources after treatment completed.
(ii) You didn't make enough progress on underlying psychological issues prior to experiencing an external trigger.
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) 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.
Those who relapse, tend to have missed out any one of the above safeguards.
I Don't Have Any Support Or Family Members: Is Recovery Possible?
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.
Alcoholism or drug addiction recovery is certainly possible even if you don’t have continual support from family members.
Alcoholics Anonymous .v. Rehab - Which Is Better And Why?
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.
There have been many success stories with people using only AA Windmill Hill to resolve their issues.
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.
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 AA and residential rehab can be effective approaches to long-term recovery, and usage of both can be done in a variety of combinations.
Can’t I Just Stick With Alcoholics Anonymous, Or Other Mutual Aid Groups, To Recover?
AA, and other mutual aid groups, are often reported as the drivers behind maintaining long term sobriety and being the provider of hope.
But AA do not provide clinical detoxes or professional therapy into the underlying causes of addiction, or accountability in a structure recovery 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 Windmill Hill has to offer in terms of group support.
I Want To Stop Using Alcohol Or Drugs Without Professional Help
We don’t consider this to be a good move at all.
Going "cold turkey" is something which we do not recommend on serious medical grounds.
There are a multitude of risks associated with this, including heart issues and convulsions/seizures.
**NEVER undertake withdrawal or detox without qualified medical supervision**.
What If I Can't Afford It?
If a full rehab programme is too much for your right now, here's another option.
Though not widely advertised, many centres can provide a detox-only alternative.
This isn’t because it just costs less, but because this can be associated with lower success rates.
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.
You can ask about short-term detox, **but only** if support is planned for your continued recovery on the other side.
i.e. if a support plan were to be put in place ready to provide for your long term care and recovery.
Experience has shown that there is a risk of not being able to enjoy a full recovery if you don’t make plans for the support required after the short-term detox has completed.
Is There A Refund Policy For Rehab?
Refund policies will vary from clinic to clinic, be sure to ask before committing.
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.
How Do I Actually Sign Up For Rehab?
How Do I Go About Starting My Residential Treatment Right Away?
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.
Is Abbeycare A Well-Established Addiction Care Provider?
Following personal experiences of Abbeycare staff, we started providing rehab care in 2005.
In the UK, since that year, Abbeycare has grown substantially, and we are now a recognised provider of rehab and addiction treatment.
Why Is An Assessment Required, Prior To Admission?
It is important, from the outset, that both clinic and client are appraised of whether the treatment we offer at a specific location is going to be the best for your overall health, well-being and long-term recovery.
To do this, we complete a brief telephone questionnaire with you, and obtain approval for your admission from our clinical and medical professionals.
Help for addiction is available at Abbeycare's UK clinics, serving the full Bristol area.
We've helped thousands overcome their addiction to alcohol or drugs.
All these years we've stuck to the basics that work - structured detox, therapy, and aftercare solutions that help get folks back on track.
Not nearby? No problem, we can arrange transport too, in many cases.
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.
Our medical team are ready to help you detox, comfortably.
Our therapeutic team can help you identify the issues behind addiction, and stop the pattern in your life.
Our clinic team - many of them in recovery personally - are ready to get you started.
The only thing left is - are you ready?
Ready to get started? All calls are confidential. Ring direct on 01603 513 091.