Hundreds near Creigiau end up opting for the wrong alcohol or drug rehab treatment that doesn't meet their needs. But with the right insights, it *is* possible to find the right clinic.
In this comprehensive 19 Q&A guidebook, we laid out answers to:
Brace yourself for warts and all answers, to the toughest questions about overcoming addiction near Creigiau.
Let's get started.
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.
For those suffering from addiction, detox followed by a well-managed stay in a rehab centre is the way forward in to recovery. But, you should know that you also need to play an active part in this.
Reclaiming responsibility for yourself is necessary to recovery, as it is likely that lack of this is what forms the basis of addiction in the first place.
Rehab near Creigiau should not be considered a permanent "cure" that can fix all drug problems in your life immediately.
The long term effects of an alcohol or drug problem took a long while to build up, and it will take time and understanding to stop.
It will take plenty of perseverance and self-will.
It is only your first step on a long journey.
What Happens In Addiction Rehab Creigiau?
Private rehab is typically a 3-stage overall process, of initial detox, therapeutic help with underlying psychological issues of addiction, followed by aftercare planning, which provides support and resources for the future.
What should you expect in the first week of drug/alcohol 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.
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 7 days, here's what you can expect...
Upon completing your detox, you’ll be in the safe hands of the clinicians who will guide you through the therapeutic process. This could be group Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, individual counselling, or similar, as a means to help you understand why you started in alcohol or drug abuse, and how to get out.
In general, residential programmes are quite diverse, and will see you taking part in mutual aid meetings, physical routines, sharing your experiences with others and undergoing physical exercise, and progress back to an ordered life with a more structured feel to it.
You’ll be told the previous evening what the following day’s events and activities are to be.
In the final seven days in residential addiction treatment, you should expect the following…
Help and support to prevent you from relapsing will be provided by your clinic in the final week.
These will assist you as you move from residential care back into the outside world and give an opportunity for you to plan supports in advance, for addictive triggers you've identified during treatment.
Who Is Rehab For?
People who are serious about their long term recovery will benefit from inpatient clinic treatment.
In practice, people will have been trapped in a cycle of alcohol or drug abuse on multiple occasions, have tried and failed to recover, and seek the help to get their lives back on track.
The people who will get the most out of a rehab centre will be willing to commit to the work involved but will need help to do so in a structured way, beginning with detox and following on with the proper therapy.
Inpatient drug or alcohol rehab is for those who are ready to accept responsibility again for their own life, and reap the gains accordingly.
What Aspects Of Addiction Treatment Are Now Outdated, That I Should Watch Out For?
- Going it alone. Believing that even though although external support channels are available, they are not required.
- Any approach to therapy which is demonstrably tied to only one type of outlook on what works best. Most clinics and rehab centres have now accepted a wider perspective on the underlying principles of recovery, and do not insist you adopt specific religious philosophies or similar.
- A clinical programme that is driven almost entirely by process, can leave individuals feeling like "just a number".
The essence of alcoholism and drug addiction recovery is in mutual aid, community, and respect for each other as individuals.
How Can I Succeed In Alcohol/Drug Rehab?
Is There A Checklist Of Things You Should Do When Planning To Enter Creigiau Drug/Alcohol Rehab?
Any good addiction clinic will confirm the booking and send you a list of the things that you should bring with you.
Ask the admissions team you're dealing with for this, if they do not provide it.
What Are The Top 3 Changes In My Life, I Might See, During Or After Alcohol/Drug Rehab?
As long as everything is done correctly, you might expect to see initial signs of:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
For Those Entering Addiction Treatment For The First Time, What Mistakes Do You See Most Often Occurring?
(i) Anxiety at the prospect of drug/alcohol withdrawal, 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 rehab treatment has been completed.
What If Rehab Creigiau Doesn't Work?
In the event of a relapse post-treatment, there are several possible causes:
(i) You failed to implement aftercare advice following treatment.
(ii) A trigger event happened in the external world, that you didn't work on yet, during treatment.
Make yourself less vulnerable to these events 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) 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?
Of the millions in recovery globally, everyone has a different level of alcohol/drug dependency and amount of support available in their lives, when they enter treatment.
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 .v. Rehab - Which Is Better And Why?
Rehab does take a different approach, than AA.
AA is a great resource to have, but AA and rehab are not the same thing.
Alcoholics Anonymous Creigiau has been responsible for a good deal of long term recovery success stories over the years.
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 alcohol abuse.
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.
AA meetings are often taken up by people after they’ve successfully completed their residential rehab programmes.
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.
Can’t I Just Stick With Alcoholics Anonymous, Or Other Mutual Aid Groups, To Recover?
Alcoholics Anonymous as a source of hope, courage, and a path toward sobriety.
However, Alcoholics Anonymous are not the people who are best able to provide clinical care and therapy, or to examine the triggers and reasons for your addiction in a way which will be best at preventing relapse.
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 Creigiau has to offer in terms of group support.
I Want To Stop Using Alcohol Or Drugs Without Professional Help
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.
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.
Though not widely advertised, many centres can provide a detox-only alternative.
However, the success rates for these shorter courses can be lower than with the longer more established programmes.
Standard residential rehab usually takes 28 days in full. But here is what to consider if money is short at the moment.
Short-term detox plans are available, **only** if you already have plans in place for support upon completion.
...such as a well-organised support plan with a sponsor for your long term recovery.
Attempting to arrange a short-term detox, without these supports already in place, increases risk of relapse, and may considerably lower the chances of long-term recovery success, in our experience.
What Is The Refund Policy On 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.
How Do I Get Started In Treatment?
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 Did Abbeycare Get Started Providing Addiction Help?
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 Am I Being Asked Do Complete An Assessment In Order To Attend A Course Of Residential Treatment With Abbeycare?
Like every rehab clinic, we need to understand clearly that we can look after your needs appropriately, and that we are a suitable clinic for you.
To this effect, we will seek approval from our health professionals once you have completed a short telephone questionnaire with our admissions team.
Abbeycare operate UK clinics providing help for alcohol or drug addiction for those in the Creigiau and Cardiff area.
We've worked with thousands from all over the world, and we can probably help you too.
In our 15 years, we've worked with even the most complex multi-substance detoxes, needs, and issues.
We can even arrange to assist with transport to the clinic (some extra charges do apply).
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.
Detox is available, with comfort and safety, with the help of our medical team.
The Abbeycare therapy team are specialists in helping you identify and work through the underlying triggers behind addiction.
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.