It's easy to get overwhelmed searching for the right alcohol or drug addiction treatment near Cyncoed. But answers *are* available.
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 Cyncoed.
Let's dive in.
Will Rehab Actually Help?
As long as you actively participate and don’t remain passive, rehab can and will help you.
In fact, alcohol or drug addiction treatment in a clinic continues to be the best structured approach to tackling addiction at the point when it is needed most. Although, you will need to actively apply yourself to the rehab process.
A lack of personal responsibility is the hallmark of addiction, and thus reclaiming responsibility for your own life is a cornerstone of recovery.
Inpatient rehabilitation in Cyncoed cannot be considered a permanent "cure", which will automatically resolve all addiction issues in your life.
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.
Treatment in a rehab clinic is just the beginning.
How Does A Rehab Programme Near Cyncoed Work, Exactly?
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.
This is what you should find in the first 7 days of alcohol/drug rehab ...
The first week consists of completing the physical detox and resting more than you usually do, and also taking 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.
After the first seven days in rehab you should expect the following…
After initial drug detox or alcohol detox is complete, the clinical team will invite you to begin taking part in therapeutic sessions. 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.
In general, residential programmes are quite diverse, and during these you share your experience with other clients, participate in various therapy sessions and do physical exercise, and and transition towards regaining some structure and order in your routine.
Most Cyncoed detox and rehab clinics will set you daily activities which you’ll be allocated the night before, detailing when and where these are to be.
Once in the final week in an alcohol/drug clinic, you should expect…
In this final week the clinic will put in place measures which will be designed to help prevent you from relapse.
These will assist you as you move from residential care back into the outside world and allow you to plan ahead to prevent any triggers which may cause a relapse.
Who Is a Good Candidate For Rehab?
Those who are genuinely serious about getting back their lives, relationships, families, and children, are the people who will get the most out of a rehab stay.
Such people have tried time and time again to quit their misuse 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.
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.
Rehab clinics are designed for those willing to undertake the responsibility for their own lives and who know that they will gain the benefits once this is achieved.
Are There Outmoded Methods In Rehab, That I Should Avoid?
Attempting to quit alcohol or drugs 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 approach to therapy which is demonstrably tied to only one type of outlook on what works best. Clinics now tend not to insist on the religious determinism aspect of recovery from addiction, and favour a broader approach to treatment which incorporates a holistic outlook to rehab treatment.
- A rather dogmatic approach to treatment which tends to leave patients feeling alienated.
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.
What Do I Need To Do To Make Alcohol & Drug Rehabilitation A Success, For Me?
How Should You Plan For Your Stay In A Cyncoed Rehab Clinic?
You will get a confirmation of your booking, and the clinic will also send you details of what you should bring with you when you start the treatment.
Prior to your admission, your clinic should send you a list of things you should bring with you to rehab.
What 3 Main Areas Of Life Should I Expect Changes In, After Addiction Rehab?
If the underlying work is done, substantial changes could be achieved:
- You’ll find that it is much easier to fulfil your needs, beyond the dysfunctional, and so you should plan for this.
- In understanding all these disparate but connected elements, your behaviour, your emotions and the way you interact with people should all change for the better, and – crucially – without any need of the substance which you were previously addicted to.
- 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 drug/alcohol withdrawal, before treatment has even started.
(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 being fully equipped to comprehend future situations or events that could potentially trigger relapse.
What If Cyncoed Inpatient Rehab Doesn't Work For Me?
If a relapse occurs after leaving a clinic, there may be a couple of causes of this:
(i) You didn't follow through on aftercare supports provided.
(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) 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).
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?
As you read this, millions of people are in recovery after having been through rehab, and each one of these will have a different quality of support as well as a different support history.
Even without regular support from family, recovery from alcohol or substance dependence is possible.
Is Rehab Different From Alcoholics Anonymous, If So, How?
Rehab is different to the AA approach, and this is how…
Alcoholics Anonymous is not the same as rehab, even though AA is good to have access to.
Long-term success has certainly been achieved over the years just by using AA Cyncoed.
Some people have said that certain parts of their recovery were missing, having only attended AA over the years.
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.
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.
People quite often choose to attend the AA group meetings in addition to having completed the residential rehab.
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 meetings are a wonderful resource in recovery and a source of inspiration, hope and the power of the community.
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, turn first to a structured residential rehab programme, then later, enjoy the benefits of Alcoholics Anonymous or your chosen mutual aid programme, in Cyncoed in the longer term.
Is It Wise To Just Stop My Substance Abuse Without Outside Help?
This is specifically advised against, due to risks involved.
Trying to do this by yourself carries with it some grave medical concerns and we really advise against it.
There are a multitude of risks associated with this, including heart issues and convulsions/seizures.
**You should NEVER consider putting yourself through detox or cold-turkey alone**.
I’m Not Sure I Can Afford Treatment
Full alcohol or drug rehab may be unreachable financially for some, so here's another option you may like to consider.
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.
Although the standard rehab stay is 28 days in total, we can suggest shorter stays if it is still clinically appropriate.
Shorter detox programmes are available, **but only** if there are adequate support structures in place for when you complete this.
...for example, a well-chosen and properly structured support plan including longer term help and therapy.
Going in for a detox without having planned support ahead will risk a relapse and hence lower your chances of a full recovery.
Is There A 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?
I’d Like To Start The Programme Immediately; Can I Do That?
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.
How Long Has Abbeycare Been Providing Help For Addiction?
In 2005 Abbeycare opened its first residential rehab clinic upon seeing the need for such a service.
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's UK clinics are available to those in Cyncoed and Cardiff.
We've helped hundreds (thousands probably) move beyond addiction, and start a new life.
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).
You can read our inspection reports from regulatory bodies, on our clinic pages, here: Abbeycare Scotland, and Abbeycare Gloucester.
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 addiction specialist therapists can help you overcome the underlying issues of addiction.
The Abbeycare clinic team are ready to help you co-ordinate everything.
Are you ready for recovery?
If you're ready for help, call our admissions team direct, on 01603 513 091.