Hundreds near Ely 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.
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 Ely.
We'll start with:
Rehab Won't Help. Change My Mind.
You can certainly expect a drug or alcohol addiction clinic programme to be productive, *as long as* you play an active role.
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.
You will need to take responsibility for your own life, as a lack of this is a keynote feature of substance addiction.
A rehab clinic stay near Ely is not to be considered a "cure" that will completely resolve all addiction issues in your life.
It will always take a great deal of time and perseverance to deal with a drinking or substance habit that was a long time in the making.
You should know that all of this takes a good deal of active engagement and persistence.
The first step on this path is residential rehab.
What Exactly Happens During Alcohol Or Drug Rehab Treatment Ely?
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…
Usually the first seven days are spent finishing physical detox, sleeping more than usual, and following prescribed drug advice.
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 7 days, here's what you can expect...
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.
Residential programs in Ely and Cardiff are multi-faceted in general, and these will mean you’ll be participating in complementary therapies, mutual aid meetings, physical routines, sharing your experiences with others, And gradually you’ll sense a shift back towards an ordered and structured life.
Rehab Ely clinics, in general, will inform their clients of the following day’s activities on the preceding night.
In the final seven days in residential addiction treatment, you should expect the following…
In this final week the clinic will put in place measures which will be designed to help prevent you from relapse.
This is designed to help you and guide you towards a normal life outside of the residential system and give an opportunity for you to plan supports in advance, for addictive triggers you've identified during treatment.
Who Is Rehab For?
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.
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 means putting in the work necessary to get your life back, and with the support and help of a proper detox followed by therapy and other forms of support.
Inpatient drug or alcohol rehab is for those who are ready to accept responsibility again for their own life, and reap the gains accordingly.
Are There Outmoded Methods In Rehab, That I Should Avoid?
- 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. 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 depersonalises individuals as unique.
To Ensure My Drug/Alcohol Rehab Success... What Should I Be Doing?
How Should You Plan For Your Stay In A Ely Rehab Clinic?
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.
In What 3 Areas Of My Life Should I See Noticeable Change, Following Treatment?
If you've integrated with the group, actively participated and taken responsibility along the way, you could expect:
- You’ll find that it is much easier to fulfil your needs, beyond the dysfunctional, and so you should plan for this.
- 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.
- When these changes in your behaviour take place you’ll find that there’s ample room for other things to improve also, such as improvements in family life, your work, etc.
What Are The Top 3 Mistakes Those Entering Drug/Alcohol Treatment For The First Time Make?
(i) The thought of withdrawal from alcohol or drugs during the detox stage, leading to a wish to cancel the whole rehab treatment.
(ii) Mistaking a couple of early successful milestones for a complete and lasting recovery from substance abuse.
(iii) The failure to properly take into account, and prepare for, any unexpected situation which could trigger a relapse back into addiction, and without the support and backup to prevent this from happening.
What Are The Chances Of Ely Residential Rehab Failing?
If, following detox and rehab, you relapse the likely explanations are:
(i) You didn't follow through on aftercare supports provided.
(ii) You were't able to understand enough about your own personal alcohol or drug triggers, during treatment.
Make yourself less vulnerable to these events by:
(i) During your stay, make sure you pay attention to aftercare planning and always fully follow through on the help and support offered.
(ii) To avoid succumbing to trigger events (which are 100% certain to happen) make sure you make continued therapeutic care, your priority.
We find that people who tend to relapse will have unfortunately neglected these aspects of aftercare.
Do People Without Any Support Network Fail In Long-Term Recovery?
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.
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.
Rehab is different to the AA approach, and this is how…
Alcoholics Anonymous is a tremendous resource to have in anyone's recovery, but AA and rehab are not mutually exclusive.
There have been many success stories with people using only AA Ely to resolve their alcoholism.
People have said that just using AA meant that there was something missing in their recovery - something personal to the individual.
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.
People who complete the residential rehab requirements do quite often attend AA later on as part of their relapse prevention measures.
Both programmes, in fact, provide very good foundations for full recovery, and may be used in any combination which is suitable for the individual.
Can’t I Just Stick With Alcoholics Anonymous, Or Other Mutual Aid Groups, To Recover?
AA, and other mutual aid groups, are often reported as the drivers behind maintaining long term sobriety and being the provider of hope.
But AA do not provide clinical detoxes or professional therapy into the underlying causes of addiction, or accountability in a structure recovery plan.
You can indeed reap the benefits of AA meetings near Ely and the group support that they bring, but first you do need to undergo the residential clinical rehab, including the important detox stage at the start of the programme.
Is It Wise To Just Stop My Substance Abuse Without Outside Help?
Going it alone is rarely the answer, and often, is very dangerous.
Attempting withdrawal without qualified medical supervision can be extremely dangerous and should not be undertaken.
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**.
What If My Finances Won’t Allow That?
If a complete treatment programme is a financial challenge right now, there are other options.
Many clinics offer a detox-only programme, although this is not usually widely advertised.
This isn’t because it just costs less, but because this can be associated with lower success rates.
Here is what we recommend if you want a less expensive and shorter course.
Shorter detox programmes are available, **but only** if there are adequate support structures in place for when you complete this.
...in other words, a proper and structured plan to therapy with its associated follow-up support.
In our experience, we find that opting for a short-term detox without planning ahead for support afterward will only reduce your chances of a full and long-term recovery.
Do Rehab Clinics Provide A Refund Policy?
Refund policies will vary from clinic to clinic, be sure to ask before committing.
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 Stages Of Admitting To Rehab?
I’d Like To Start The Programme Immediately; Can I Do That?
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.
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 that time, Abbeycare has grown into a well-known brand in the treatment of addiction within the United Kingdom.
Is Completing An Assessment Really Necessary?
It’s important that your needs are fully taken care of in the clinic and that everything is suitable.
To this effect, we will seek approval from our health professionals once you have completed a short telephone questionnaire with our admissions team.
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.
In these last 15 years, our experience has gone from strength to strength.
Even if you're not local, we can still help with transport into treatment (full transparency - some costs do apply).
Abbeycare admissions team can advise on options that suit your needs.
Our medical team can assist you to detox, safely, and comfortably.
Our therapeutic team can help you identify the issues behind addiction, and stop the pattern in your life.
Our clinic team are ready to help you get started.
The only question is - are you ready?
To ask a question, or to arrange admission, ring our team now on 01603 513 091.