It's easy to get overwhelmed searching for the right alcohol or drug addiction treatment near Butetown. But answers *are* available.
We tracked the 19 most common questions we're asked, and laid out the answers, below:
Ready to overhaul your ideas about finding rehab near Butetown?
Will Rehab Do Any Good?
Rehab can and does help, *if* you take an active part, and don't remain passive, or expect everything to be done for 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.
You will need to take back your own responsibility for your life as part of the recovery process.
You should not expect rehab Butetown to completely “cure” you of all your addictive impulses or feelings.
The addictive process takes many years to establish itself, so it will likely take a long time, and patience, to resolve it.
All of this takes patience, diligence, and active participation.
Rehab is just the beginning.
What Exactly Happens During Rehab Butetown?
Usually, private rehab is a 3-stage overall phase of initial detox, clinical assistance for underlying psychological addiction disorders, followed by aftercare, which includes future help and services.
During the initial week in drug or alcohol rehab, you should expect…
The first week consists of completing the physical detox and resting more than you usually do, and also taking your 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.
What should you expect after the first week of rehab?
After initial detox is complete, the clinical team will invite you to begin taking part in therapeutic sessions. This could be group Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, individual counselling, or similar, as a means to help you understand how you arrived in addiction, and how to get out.
Butetown and Cardiff Residential programmes are, as a whole quite diverse, and will see you participating in mutual aid meetings, complementary or holistic therapies, sharing experiences with other clients, physical exercise routines, and a gradual return to the kind of ordered life that may be regarded as normal for most people.
The Butetown clinics, in general, will inform their clients of the following day’s activities on the preceding night.
What should you expect in the last week of rehab?
During the final week, if not before, your provider will probably plan precautions against relapsing, together with other support.
You’ll be helped, in this way, back towards your life outside residential care and allow you to plan ahead to prevent any triggers which may cause a relapse.
Who Is a Good Candidate For Rehab?
Rehab is designed for people who have committed themselves to full recovery.
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 is for people who know that there is a way through this and who are willing to undertake the effort necessary to achieve this, and who are willing to fully detox then take part in the counselling and therapies which follow afterwards.
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.
Aren't There Aspects Of Rehab That No Longer Work?
- Trying to quit your addictive behaviour alone and without the professional support which you nevertheless know exists.
- 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.
- An approach which is doomed to failure at worst will be one which depersonalizes individuals.
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 Do I Need To Do To Make Rehab A Success, For Me?
How Should I Make Plans For My Upcoming Butetown Rehab Admission?
All good clinics will send a booking acknowledgment to you prior to your stay, detailing all the things to bring with you.
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?
If the underlying work is done, substantial changes could be achieved:
- As long as you’ve accepted what the substance is doing to you, you’ll find that it’s easier to fulfil your need for this in healthier ways, and you should plan for this accordingly.
- 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.
- How much better your whole life will become when you allow the positive things in life fill the massive space which was previously occupied by addiction, and the associated behaviours that went with it!
For Those Entering Addiction Rehab For Their First Time, What Are 3 Things They Do Wrong?
(i) Fear associated with the initial detox phase leading to a desire to leave treatment before it has begun.
(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) Not fully accounting for all potential trigger situations that could occur after treatment completes, resulting in under preparedness, and a higher than normal risk of relapse, following treatment, without the right support.
What If Butetown Treatment Doesn't Work For Me?
If a relapse occurs after treatment 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) A trigger event happened in the external world, that you didn't work on yet, during treatment.
You can look to prevent these scenarios 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 most cases, relapses are almost certainly due to omitting one of the above.
Can Recovery Work For Me? I Have No Family Or Friends 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.
Alcoholics Anonymous Didn't Work For Me, How Is Rehab Different?
Even if you've already tried AA, here's how rehab is different...
Alcoholics Anonymous is useful to have access to, but rehab and AA are not the same.
In fact, people have reported long-term recovery success just with AA Butetown alone.
Others have attended AA in the long term, but felt that certain elements of their recovery were missing.
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.
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.
After rehab has been completed, people quite regularly choose to attend AA meetings as well, as an ongoing part of their relapse prevention programme.
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.
Why Can't I Just Attend Alcoholics Anonymous To Get Better?
People often say that it is Alcoholics Anonymous that shows them the way and inspires them to stay sober.
However, AA cannot provide medical detox, personalised therapeutic insight into the reasons behind your personal pattern of addiction, or structure and accountability in a cohesive aftercare plan.
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 Butetown in the longer term.
Is It Wise To Just Stop My Substance Abuse Without Outside Help?
We don’t consider this to be a good move at all.
Attempting withdrawal without qualified medical supervision can be extremely dangerous and should not be undertaken.
Risks include elevated risk of seizure, heart and cardiovascular complications, blood pressure variations.
**You should NEVER consider putting yourself through detox or cold-turkey alone**.
And If I Cannot Afford That?
If a complete treatment programme is a financial challenge right now, there are other options.
Though not the full programme, the detox-only route is available as a possibility. This is not usually widely advertised.
This isn’t because it just costs less, but because this can be associated with lower success rates.
Standard residential rehab usually takes 28 days in full. But here is what to consider if money is short at the moment.
Ask about short term detox plans, **but only** if you already have additional emotional supports setup for once detox completes.
...such as a well-organised support plan with a sponsor for your long term recovery.
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?
Refund policies will vary from clinic to clinic, be sure to ask before committing.
Generally speaking, most clinics will not offer a refund policy on the basis of future relapse, as the responsibility for that comes down to the individual.
How Do I Actually Sign Up For Rehab?
How Do I Go About Starting My Residential Treatment Right Away?
It will only take between one and two days for some basic checks to be carried out for suitability, and the clients can be welcomed by the admissions team for the start of their residential care.
What Are The Origins Of The Abbeycare Group?
Following personal experiences of Abbeycare staff, we started providing rehab care in 2005.
We have grown since then into a well-known care provider and a trusted resource for residential rehab programmes.
Why Do I Need To Complete An Assessment To Enter 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.
We do this by asking you some basic questions during an admissions telephone chat and then follow this up by seeking the opinion of the health professionals here.
Help for addiction is available at Abbeycare's UK clinics, serving the full Cardiff area.
Since 2005, we've been helping thousands to overcome addiction, comfortably, and safely.
In these last 15 years, our experience has gone from strength to strength.
Our team can even get transport organised too, if needed, from your location (with an extra charge).
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 therapists are ready to help you get the insights you need, to stop the pattern of addiction, and reclaim your life.
The Abbeycare clinic team are ready to help you co-ordinate everything.
The only thing left is - are you ready?
Ready to get started? All calls are confidential. Ring direct on 01603 513 091.