The hunt for addiction treatment near Birchgrove can be confusing. But our companion guide can lend a hand...
We tracked the 19 most common questions we're asked, and laid out the answers, below:
This is the most detailed debriefing available on addiction treatment options in Birchgrove.
We'll start with:
How Do I Know Rehab Will Be Beneficial?
You can certainly expect rehab to be of use to you *as long as* you play an active role.
For those suffering from addiction, detox followed by a well-managed rehab stay is the way forward in to recovery. But, rehab will not work in a vacuum, or without your cooperation.
You will need to take back your own responsibility for your life as part of the recovery process.
Rehab in Birchgrove cannot be considered a permanent "cure", which will automatically resolve all addiction issues in your life.
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 this requires patience, persistence, and constructive engagement.
Rehab should be considered the first stage in a journey which you choose to make.
What Should I Expect, From Rehab Birchgrove?
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 ...
In the first week you’ll be resting more than is usual during the physical detox process, as well as getting used to your medication.
Factors which will dictate the length of the initial detox phase will include the degree and length of dependency as well as the individual’s history of addiction.
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. You may find yourself in individual counselling sessions or in group Behavioural Therapy, which seeks to help you understand the reasons for your addiction.
Residential programs in Birchgrove and Cardiff are multi-faceted in general, and you’ll be sharing your experiences with the other clients, participating in physical routines and in complementary therapy sessions and mutual aid meetings, and a gradual return to the kind of ordered life that may be regarded as normal for most people.
Clinics near Birchgrove will tend to tell you the night before what the next day’s activities will be, and where.
In the final seven days in rehab you should expect the following…
Measures to assist you in relapse prevention will take place in the final week, provided by the clinic.
You’ll be helped, in this way, back towards your life outside residential care 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 a Good Candidate For Rehab?
Rehab is for those who are genuinely serious about long term 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 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.
People who fully understand that they must be responsible for their own lives will be successful in this undertaking, and who fully commit to it.
Is There Anything That No Longer Works In Terms Of Rehab Treatment?
- Trying to quite your addiction without any professional help; this is always a bad move.
- Treatment programmes skewed to the extreme, in favour strictly of only one form of spiritual approach or outlook on recovery. 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.
- An approach which is doomed to failure at worst will be one which depersonalizes individuals.
At the heart of recovery should be mutual support and a sense of community, with the communal respect that goes with it.
What Do I Need To Do To Make Rehab A Success, For Me?
How Should You Plan For Your Stay In A Birchgrove Rehab Clinic?
All good clinics will send a booking acknowledgment to you prior to your stay, detailing all the things to bring with you.
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?
As long as everything is done correctly, you might expect to see initial signs of:
- If you've understood what the substance is doing *for* you, it becomes easier to fulfil this need in other, healthier ways, and plan this in aftercare planning.
- 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.
- You’ll find that once the addictive substance is removed, you’ll be letting all the other things in your life, such as work, family and relationships, expand, to fill the void previously occupied by the addictive substance.
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) Being over-confident that treatment has completely succeeded when only a couple of insights or milestones have been made.
(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 Are The Chances Of Birchgrove Rehab Failing?
If a relapse occurs after treatment there may be a couple of causes of this:
(i) You did not make use of the support provided post-rehab.
(ii) You didn't make enough progress on underlying psychological issues prior to experiencing an external trigger.
You can help yourself from falling foul of such circumstances 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).
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.
Even those people without a robust support network manage to recover from their drug or alcohol addiction, so it's possible for you too.
I Did Not Succeed With Alcoholics Anonymous; Why Is Rehab Different?
If AA didn’t work for you, we assure you that rehab is different; here’s how…
Alcoholics Anonymous is a tremendous resource to have in anyone's recovery, but AA and rehab are not mutually exclusive.
Long-term success has certainly been achieved over the years just by using AA Birchgrove.
Some people have said that certain parts of their recovery were missing, having only attended AA over the years.
Alcoholics Anonymous meetings tend to be group based rather than one-to-one, and it is thought that this may not fully account for a mature assessment of the underlying causes of addiction.
*Both* rehab and mutual aid, such as AA, or SMART recovery, are beneficial, especially when used at different times or for different purposes, in any one person's recovery pathway.
After rehab has been completed, people quite regularly choose to attend AA meetings as well, as an ongoing part of their relapse prevention programme.
Full and long-term recoveries have been recorded by people who have used both resources, either individually or in conjunction with each other.
Isn’t It Sufficient Just To Attend AA?
Alcoholics Anonymous as a source of hope, courage, and a path toward sobriety.
However, AA cannot provide a structured therapeutic framework in which to address the underlying issues which cause addiction, nor do they offer any clinical support.
For this, turn first to a structured residential rehab programme, then later, enjoy the benefits of Alcoholics Anonymous or your chosen mutual aid programme, in Birchgrove in the longer term.
Is Ceasing My Addictive Behaviour Without Assistance Useful...Or Dangerous?
We really do warn against this.
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 must never attempt withdrawal or any detox without suitable clinical support**.
What If My Finances Won’t Allow That?
If a full rehab programme is too much for your right now, here's another option.
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.
Here is what we recommend if you want a less expensive and shorter course.
Short-term detox plans are available, ** only ** if you already have plans in place for support upon completion.
i.e. a structured, organised approach to addiction therapy, follow up supports, mutual aid supports, and a sponsor lined up for the long term.
Going in for a detox without having planned support ahead will risk a relapse and hence lower your chances of a full recovery.
How Do Clinics Approach Their Rehab Refund Policy?
Each clinic will operate their own refund policies, so ask before your course begins.
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?
What If I Need To Get Started Quickly?
Some clinical checks need to be carried out and then the admissions staff will be able to welcome you to the residential programme in less than 48 hours.
Is Abbeycare A Well-Established Addiction Care Provider?
In 2005 Abbeycare opened its first residential rehab clinic upon seeing the need for such a service.
Since then, we've grown into a recognised brand and industry leader in private addiction treatment in the UK.
Is Completing An Assessment Really Necessary?
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.
This is done by going through a brief phone questionnaire with our admissions team, followed by an internal appraisal about the help that we’d be able to provide for you for your long-term recovery.
Abbeycare's UK clinics have been helping those in Birchgrove and surrounding Cardiff area.
Thousands have already joined Abbeycare to overcome addiction, from every corner of the globe.
In our 15 years, we've worked with even the most complex detoxes, needs, and issues.
Even if you need transport arranged to get here, we can probably help with that too.
Our admissions team can advise on what options are available.
The Abbeycare medical team can help you detox comfortably.
Our therapists are ready to help you get the insights you need, to stop the pattern of addiction, and reclaim your life.
Our clinic team are ready to help you make the progress you need.
Are you ready?
To get your questions answered, or to get started in recovery, our team can help, on 01603 513 091.