Getting simple, practical guidance on addiction treatment near Birchgrove is difficult....but not impossible.
We tracked the 19 most common questions we're asked, and laid out the answers, below:
Brace yourself for warts and all answers, to the toughest questions about overcoming addiction near Birchgrove.
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How Do I Know Rehab Will Be Beneficial?
Provided that you do not expect everything to be done for you, treatment in a residential rehab should be beneficial for you.
Along with the primary care needs for addiction, detox and therapy, treatment in a rehab centre is the most structured method available for people to get well. But, a rehab clinic will not do everything for you.
Drug or alcohol addiction comes about through the absence of personal responsibility, so taking back responsibility for ones life is necessary in order to recover.
You should not expect addiction treatment in Birchgrove to completely “cure” you of all your addictive impulses or feelings.
The dynamics of addiction have taken a long time to establish, and it will take time and understanding for them to be overcome.
All this requires patience, persistence, and constructive engagement.
Rehab should be considered the first stage in a journey which you choose to make.
What Exactly Happens During Alcohol Or Drug Rehab Treatment 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.
What should you expect in the first week of drug/alcohol rehab?
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, along with the history of addiction of the individual, can vary in length from one person to another, depending on frequency, recency, and amount of use.
After the first seven days in rehab you should expect the following…
Upon completing your detox, you’ll be in the safe hands of the clinicians who will guide you through the therapeutic process. The best way to proceed here may be group sessions or on an individual counselling basis, or both, as a means to unlock the reasons for your original addiction.
Birchgrove and Cardiff Residential programmes are, as a whole quite diverse, and you’ll be sharing your experiences with the other clients, participating in physical routines and in complementary therapy sessions and mutual aid, and a move back toward structure and order, in your daily routine.
Treatment clinics near Birchgrove will tend to tell you the night before what the next day’s activities will be, and where.
What should you expect in the last week of inpatient rehabilitation?
Measures to assist you in relapse prevention will take place in the final week, provided by the clinic.
These will assist you as you move from residential care back into the outside world 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?
Rehab clinic treatment is designed for people who have committed themselves to full recovery.
This generally means that they have been round many times in the circle of alcohol or drug abuse, seen and borne the harmful effects, and know that there must be another way-but need support to do this.
Rehab for alcohol or drug abuse 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 a full rehab programme, and the great benefits which follow.
What Aspects Of Addiction Treatment Are Now Outdated, That I Should Watch Out For?
- DIY recovery attempts. The delusion that trying to get your life back on track without outside professional help might work, even though you know that help is available.
- 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.
- A process-driven programme which will alienate the client and make them feel as if they are not being treated as a human being.
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 drug or alcohol rehab programme.
To Ensure My Drug/Alcohol Rehab Success... What Should I Be Doing?
What Are The Things You Should Plan For, In Birchgrove Rehab?
Reputable addiction clinics will give you a booking confirmation, including a list of what items to bring to rehab when admitting.
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.
How Should Life Be Different, After Addiction Treatment?
As long as you put in the work, significant changes could be expected:
- If you've understood what the alcohol/substance abuse is doing *for* you, it becomes easier to fulfil this need in other, healthier ways, and then plan this in aftercare planning.
- You should begin to notice small behavioural and emotional changes, increased structure and order, and a sense of renewed purpose.
- 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.
What Are 3 Things New Rehab Clients Do Wrong When Going Into Treatment For Alcohol Or Drugs For The First Time?
(i) Fear at the prospect of taking the coping mechanism away, and entering withdrawal, during the first phase of rehab.
(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 rehab treatment has been completed.
What Are The Chances Of Birchgrove Residential Rehab Failing?
If a relapse occurs after leaving a clinic, there may be a couple of causes of this:
(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 behind alcoholism or drug addiction, prior to experiencing an external trigger.
Help yourself to safeguard against these circumstances by:
(i) Whilst still in treatment, actively engaging in aftercare planning, and actively following through on the supports given, to make sure you stay on track in sobriety.
(ii) Ensuring you prioritise therapy in aftercare, which will provide real support when you need it most.
Those who relapse, tend to have missed out any one of the above safeguards.
Do People Without Any Support Network Fail In Long-Term Recovery?
No two people are alike, and each person will have a different calibre of support when they begin their treatment.
You need to remember that even those people without a good support network continue to recover successfully.
I’m Hoping Rehab Is Different?...Because Alcoholics Anonymous Didn’t Work For Me.
If AA didn’t work for you, we assure you that rehab is different; here’s how…
AA is not the same as rehab.
Alcoholics Anonymous Birchgrove has been responsible for a good deal of long term recovery success stories over the years.
Others have attended AA in the long term, but felt that certain elements of their recovery were missing.
Residential rehab, with its focus on one-on-one therapy, is different to the group-based AA meetings, and it may be that the causes of addiction are more properly uncovered with the former type of approach.
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.
People quite often choose to attend the AA group meetings in addition to having completed the residential rehab.
Both rehab and AA provide excellent foundations for recovery, and can be used individually, together, or at different times in any one individual's overall recovery pathway.
Is AA Alone Likely To Lead To Long Term Recovery?
Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are a wonderful resource in recovery and a source of inspiration, hope and the power of the community.
But medical detoxes are not the province of Alcoholics Anonymous, and it is not their role to provide in-depth clinical therapy which addresses the causes of your addiction.
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 It Alright To Spontaneously Stop Taking Drugs Or Alcohol By Myself And Call That Success?
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.
Risks include elevated risk of seizure, heart and cardiovascular complications, blood pressure variations.
**You must never attempt withdrawal or any detox without suitable clinical support**.
What If I Can't Afford It?
Full alcohol or drug rehab may be unreachable financially for some, so here's another option you may like to consider.
Several clinics now provide an option which is detox only, though this isn’t usually publicised.
However, the success rates for these shorter courses can be lower than with the longer more established programmes.
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.
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 I Find The Refund Policy For Rehab?
You should ask the clinic you are about to attend about its own refund policy, as each is different.
If you relapse you should not expect a refund, as the cause of the relapse is down to the client in each case.
What Are The Steps To Sign Up For Rehab?
How Do I Go About Starting My Residential Treatment Right Away?
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.
How Long Has Abbeycare Been Providing Help For Addiction?
After some of our staff had their own experiences of recovery care, Abbeycare began its residential rehab programme in 2005.
Abbeycare has since grown to become a nationally recognised company and as a provider of rehab treatment.
Is Completing An Assessment Really Necessary?
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.
Help for addiction is available at Abbeycare's UK clinics, serving the full Cardiff area.
Thousands have already joined Abbeycare to overcome addiction, from every corner of the globe.
All that experience has helped us assist those with even the most complicated detox and rehab needs.
We can even arrange to assist with transport to the clinic (some extra charges do apply).
Our clinic inspection reports are available on the relevent service pages: Abbeycare Scotland, Abbeycare Gloucester.
Our admissions team will help you navigate the treatment options.
Detox is available, with comfort and safety, with the help of our medical team.
Our therapeutic team can help you identify the issues behind addiction, and stop the pattern in your life.
Our clinical team are ready to help you start the journey.
Now....are you ready?
To get your questions answered, or to get started in recovery, our team can help, on 01603 513 091.