It's easy to get overwhelmed searching for the right alcohol or drug addiction treatment near Ely. But answers *are* available.
Below, we've laid out our 19 most forthright answers, to unflinching questions about rehab near Ely:
This is the most detailed debriefing available on addiction treatment options in Ely.
How Much Do I Have To Do, In Rehab?
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, a rehab clinic will not do everything for you.
You will need to take back your own responsibility for your life as part of the addiction recovery process.
You should not expect addiction treatment in Ely to completely “cure” you of all your addictive impulses or feelings.
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.
All of this requires patience, dedication, and active involvement.
Rehab should be considered the first stage in a journey which you choose to make.
What Should I Expect, From Inpatient Rehab Ely?
Private rehab typically comprises three stages, consisting of the detox followed by help with psychological aspects of the addiction and then aftercare which seeks to provide a basis for life in the future.
During the initial week in drug or alcohol rehab, you should expect…
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 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 purpose of this is to help your understanding of the root cause of your alcohol or drug abuse, and it may take the form of group Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, one-to-one counselling, or similar procedures.
Usually, residential programmes near Ely and the surrounding Cardiff area are multi-faceted, and will see you taking part in mutual aid meetings, physical routines, sharing your experiences with others and undergoing physical exercise, And gradually you’ll sense a shift back towards an ordered and structured life.
Most Ely addiction clinics have an agenda of daily activities, distributed the night before, detailing the events of the next day, and where you should be, and when.
Once in the final week in an alcohol/drug clinic, you should expect…
Help and support to prevent you from relapsing will be provided by your clinic in the final week.
This is designed to help you and guide you towards a normal life outside of the residential system 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 Likely To Benefit From Rehab?
Residential rehab is for those who are genuinely serious about long term recovery.
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.
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?
- 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.
What Is The Best Way To Ensure Rehab For Alcoholism Or Drug Addiction Is Successful?
What Are The Things You Should Plan For, In Ely Rehab?
All good clinics will send a booking acknowledgment to you prior to your stay, detailing all the things to bring with you.
Ask the admissions team you're dealing with for this, if they do not provide it.
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 should plan for a life where you take care of your needs in ways which are healthier than before, and without the need for the substance that held you in its addictive grip.
- 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.
For Those Entering Addiction Rehab For Their First Time, What Are 3 Things They Do Wrong?
(i) Fear at the prospect of taking the coping mechanism away, and entering withdrawal, during the first phase of rehab.
(ii) The erroneous belief that success has been achieved in long term recovery when only small/initial gains 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 Ely Doesn't Work?
In the event of a relapse post-treatment, there are several possible causes:
(i) You did not make use of the support provided post-rehab.
(ii) Your understanding of the psychology of what causes your excess drinking or drug use was not yet advanced enough; sometimes this just takes time to work through.
You can help yourself from falling foul of such circumstances 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) 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.
Relapses often arise as a result of omitting or neglecting one of the above precautionary measures.
Is It Possible To Stay Sober/Clean Even Without Social 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.
The facts show that even people lacking in a strong support network find drug/alcohol recovery possible, and so can you.
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…
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 Ely alone.
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.
Mutual aid and rehab treatment co-exist very well together. Whilst they are often used in different ways, or at different parts of the journey, these details come down to each individual's experience, and the order they tackle their issues, along the way.
AA meetings are often taken up by people after they’ve successfully completed their residential rehab programmes.
Both AA and residential rehab can be effective approaches to long-term recovery, and usage of both can be done in a variety of combinations.
Why Can't I Just Attend Alcoholics Anonymous To Get Better?
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.
For this you need a properly structured residential programme, then later you could make use of AA Ely as part of your long-term recovery support.
Is It Alright To Spontaneously Stop Taking Drugs Or Alcohol By Myself And Call That Success?
We don’t consider this to be a good move at all.
Going "cold turkey" is something which we do not recommend on serious medical grounds.
There are a multitude of risks associated with this, including heart issues and convulsions/seizures.
**You must never attempt withdrawal or any detox without suitable clinical support**.
What If My Finances Won’t Allow That?
Another option can be available to you if the full alcohol/substance misuse rehab programme isn’t realistic right now.
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.
Here is what we recommend if you want a less expensive and shorter course.
You can ask about short-term detox, **but only** if support is planned for your continued recovery on the other side.
...in other words, a proper and structured plan to therapy with its associated follow-up support.
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 Clinics Approach Their Rehab Refund Policy?
Please ask the clinic prior to beginning your residential programme; each clinic has its own policy.
Any refunds given are not provided on the basis of a client relapsing, as long term success is a matter of individual responsibility.
How Do I Get Started In Treatment?
What If I Need To Get Started Quickly?
The clinic’s admissions team will carry out a suitability assessment, and provided that everything is fine, then clients can be admitted within two days.
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.
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?
It’s important that your needs are fully taken care of in the clinic and that everything is suitable.
To do this, we complete a brief telephone questionnaire with you, and obtain approval for your admission from our clinical and medical professionals.
Abbeycare's UK clinics are available to those in Ely and Cardiff.
We've helped hundreds (thousands probably) move beyond addiction, and start a new life.
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).
How did we do with inspections from regulators? Check our reports, available on our clinic pages, here: Abbeycare Scotland, and Abbeycare Gloucester.
Our admissions team can advise on what options are available.
Our medical team can assist you to detox, safely, and comfortably.
Our therapy team are available, to help you identify triggers, patterns, and start truly overcoming them.
Our clinic team are ready to help you get started.
Are you ready for recovery?
To get your questions answered, or to get started in recovery, our team can help, on 01603 513 091.