Getting addiction treatment help, that meets your needs near Withywood can be challenging...but help *is* available.
Below, we've laid out our 19 most forthright answers, to unflinching questions about alcohol and drug rehab near Withywood:
Ready to overhaul your ideas about finding rehab near Withywood?
Let's dive in.
Does Rehab Guarantee I'll Get Better?
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.
A lack of personal responsibility is the hallmark of addiction, and thus reclaiming responsibility for your own life is a cornerstone of recovery.
You should know from the start that rehab in Withywood is not some kind of magic cure-all which will take away all addictive impulses.
The addictive process takes many years to establish itself, so it will likely take a long time, and patience, to resolve it.
It will take plenty of perseverance and self-will.
Rehab should be considered the first stage in a journey which you choose to make.
What Exactly Happens During Rehab Withywood?
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...
Your first seven days will see the detox completed and this will be accompanied by becoming accustomed to your new regime of 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…
Once you have completed the detox, you’ll begin the therapeutic sessions with the help of the clinical team. 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.
Withywood and Bristol Residential programmes are, as a whole quite diverse, and during these you share your experience with other clients, participate in various therapy sessions and do physical exercise, And gradually you’ll sense a shift back towards an ordered and structured life.
Most Withywood clinics will set you daily activities which you’ll be allocated the night before, detailing when and where these are to be.
This is what you should expect to experience during the final 7 days of rehab ...
Help and support to prevent you from relapsing will be provided by your clinic in the final week.
This is designed to help you and guide you towards a normal life outside of the residential system 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 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.
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 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.
Is There Anything That No Longer Works In Terms Of Rehab Treatment?
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. 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.
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.
How Do I Set Myself Up For Success In Rehab?
How To Plan For My Stay In Withywood Rehab?
Reputable addiction clinics will give you a booking confirmation, including a list of what items to bring to rehab when admitting.
Ask the admissions team you're dealing with for this, if they do not provide it.
In What 3 Areas Of My Life Should I See Noticeable Change, Following Treatment?
If you've integrated with the group, actively participated and taken responsibility along the way, you could expect:
- 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.
- 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.
Tell Me The Top 3 Errors I Should Avoid When Entering Addiction Rehab?
(i) The thought of being deprived of the addictive substance during the detox stage, leading to a wish to cancel the whole rehab treatment.
(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.
What Are The Chances Of Withywood Rehab Failing?
A few specifics often lie underneath potential relapses after completing rehab:
(i) You did not make use of the support provided post-rehab.
(ii) You underestimated the power of triggers to push you back into addiction; this just didn’t sink in during your treatment.
You’ll be able to prepare for such situations 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) 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 most cases, relapses are almost certainly due to omitting one of the above.
I Don't Have Any Support Or Family Members: Is Recovery Possible?
No two people are alike, and each person will have a different calibre of support when they begin their treatment.
The facts show that even people lacking in a strong support network find drug/alcohol recovery possible, and so can you.
I Did Not Succeed With Alcoholics Anonymous; Why Is Rehab Different?
Rehab is different to the AA approach, and this is how…
Alcoholics Anonymous is a tremendous resource to have in anyone's recovery, but AA and rehab are not mutually exclusive.
In fact, people have reported long-term recovery success just with AA Withywood alone.
Some people have said that certain parts of their recovery were missing, having only attended AA over the years.
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.
Mutual aid and rehab treatment co-exist very well together. Whilst they are often used in different ways, or at different parts of the journey, these details come down to each individual's experience, and the order they tackle their issues, along the way.
People who complete the residential rehab requirements do quite often attend AA later on as part of their relapse prevention measures.
Full and long-term recoveries have been recorded by people who have used both resources, either individually or in conjunction with each other.
Can’t I Just Stick With Alcoholics Anonymous, Or Other Mutual Aid Groups, To Recover?
Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are a wonderful resource in recovery and a source of inspiration, hope and the power of the community.
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, look for clinical detox first, and then you can follow this with AA Withywood meetings which are ideal as a way of supporting you in preventing relapse.
I Want To Stop Using Alcohol Or Drugs Without Professional Help
Going it alone is rarely the answer, and often, is very dangerous.
Withdrawal without the expert help of experienced and qualified clinicians is extremely risky and we explicitly advise against this.
There are the dangers of having seizures and blood pressure issues, with serious risk of heart issues.
**NEVER undertake withdrawal or detox without qualified medical supervision**.
And If I Cannot Afford That?
If a complete treatment programme is a financial challenge right now, there are other options.
Several clinics now provide an option which is detox only, though this isn’t usually publicised.
However, shorter programmes can result in lower success rates, for long term recovery.
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 plans, **but only** if you already have additional emotional supports setup for once detox completes.
...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.
What Is The Refund Policy On Rehab?
Please ask the clinic prior to beginning your residential programme; each clinic has its own policy.
Any refunds given are not provided on the basis of a client relapsing, as long term success is a matter of individual responsibility.
Getting Started In Rehab: What Do I Need To Do?
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?
Following personal experiences of Abbeycare staff, we started providing rehab care in 2005.
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?
Like all rehab clinics, we have to evaluate that we are properly able to cater for your own needs and that we are entirely appropriate for you as an individual.
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 Withywood and Bristol.
We've worked with thousands from all over the world, and we can probably help you too.
In these last 15 years, our experience has gone from strength to strength.
Even if you're not local, we can still help with transport into treatment (full transparency - some costs do apply).
Visit our main Bristol page here.
You can read our inspection reports from regulatory bodies, on our clinic pages, here: Abbeycare 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.
Are you ready?
To get your questions answered, or to get started in recovery, our team can help, on 01603 513 091.