Getting simple, practical guidance on addiction treatment near Gabalfa is difficult....but not impossible.
Below, we lay out 19 critical Q&A insights into:
This is the most detailed debriefing available on addiction treatment options in Gabalfa.
Will Rehab Actually Help?
Inpatient rehab could play a good part in helping you, *if* you allow it to help you, *and* you play an active role in facilitating this.
Along with the primary care needs for addiction, detox and therapy, treatment in a rehab centre is the most structured method available for people to get well. Although, you will need to actively apply yourself to the rehab process.
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.
A rehab clinic stay near Gabalfa is not to be considered a "cure" that will completely resolve all addiction issues in your life.
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.
Treatment in a rehab clinic is just the beginning.
What Should I Expect, From Inpatient Rehab Gabalfa?
Three stages can be identified as being part of the private rehab course, the first being the detox itself, followed by therapy and counselling to address the causes of addiction and then the aftercare element which seeks to engage with matters over the longer term.
This is what you should find in the first 7 days of alcohol/drug 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, 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.
Once the first week in rehab is over, you should expect…
Once you have completed the detox, you’ll begin the therapeutic sessions with the help of the clinical team. 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.
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 a move back toward structure and order, in your daily routine.
Most Gabalfa 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.
In the final seven days in residential addiction treatment, you should expect the following…
In the last 7 days, if not earlier, if your provider includes it, you should be planning out measures for relapse prevention, and aftercare supports.
You’ll be helped, in this way, back towards your life outside residential care 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?
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 clinic treatment 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?
- Attempting to detox yourself and stop your addictive patterns of behaviour, even though the appropriate help and support is at hand when you need it most.
- Programmes of treatment which are extreme in nature and which tend to be geared towards one form of therapy or approach. 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.
- An approach which is doomed to failure at worst will be one which depersonalises individuals as unique.
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 Gabalfa Drug/Alcohol Rehab?
Reputable addiction clinics will give you a booking confirmation, including a list of what items to bring to rehab when admitting.
Ask the admissions team you're dealing with for this, if they do not provide it.
In What 3 Areas Of My Life Should I See Noticeable Change, Following Treatment?
If the underlying work is done, substantial changes could be achieved:
- As long as you’ve accepted what the substance is doing for 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 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 behavioural changes occur, other major life factors have the breathing space to improve also, e.g. relationships, family life, work, etc.
What Are 3 Things New Rehab Clients Do Wrong When Going Into Treatment For Alcohol Or Drugs For The First Time?
(i) Initial nerves at the thought of withdrawal/detox, ceasing usage, and this fear being so strong that the client will stop treatment before any has even begun.
(ii) Mistaking a couple of early successful milestones for a complete and lasting recovery from substance abuse.
(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 Are The Chances Of Gabalfa Residential Rehab Failing?
If a relapse occurs after leaving a clinic, there may be a couple of causes of this:
(i) You did not make use of the support provided post-rehab.
(ii) You didn't make enough progress on underlying psychological issues behind alcoholism or drug addiction, prior to experiencing an external trigger.
You’ll be able to prepare for such situations 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 our experience, those who relapse repeatedly over time, have almost always missed one of the above elements.
I Have No Family Or Support Channels, Will Recovery Work For Me?
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.
Alcoholism or drug addiction recovery is certainly possible even if you don’t have continual support from family members.
I’m Hoping Rehab Is Different?...Because Alcoholics Anonymous Didn’t Work For Me.
Yes, rehab is different to AA, and here’s how….
AA is a great resource to have, but AA and rehab are not the same thing.
There have been many success stories with people using only AA Gabalfa to resolve their alcoholism.
Other people have reported, however, that there was something missing by using AA alone.
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.
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.
Those who have successfully completed a residential rehab programme often attend AA as part of their ongoing stop drinking support.
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.
Is Recovery Possible By Attending AA Meetings Alone?
Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are a wonderful resource in recovery and a source of inspiration, hope and the power of the community.
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 Gabalfa 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 Ceasing My Addictive Behaviour Without Assistance Useful...Or Dangerous?
We really do warn against this.
Withdrawal without the expert help of experienced and qualified clinicians is extremely risky and we explicitly advise against this.
Cardiovascular complications may ensue, together with blood pressure variations and it may result in life threatening symptoms without appropriate supervision.
**You should NEVER consider putting yourself through detox or cold-turkey alone**.
What If My Finances Won’t Allow That?
If a complete treatment programme is a financial challenge right now, there are other options.
There is sometimes a shorter programme which involves only completing the initial detox, although not available in all cases.
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.
Short-term detox plans are available, **only** if you already have plans in place for support upon completion.
...for example, a well-chosen and properly structured support plan including longer term help and therapy.
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.
What Is The Refund Policy On Rehab?
Refund policies will vary from clinic to clinic, be sure to ask before committing.
In general terms, most clinics do not refund fees if you relapse because the onus of responsibility lies with the client.
What Are The Stages Of Admitting To Rehab?
I’d Like To Start The Programme Immediately; Can I Do That?
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.
How Long Has Abbeycare Been Providing Help For Addiction?
Abbeycare began offering residential rehab treatment on a small scale back in 2005, following the personal experiences in recovery of our staff.
Since then, we've grown into a recognised brand and industry leader in private addiction treatment in the UK.
Why Is It Considered Necessary To Complete An Assessment?
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.
Abbeycare's UK clinics are available to those in Gabalfa and Cardiff.
Thousands have already joined Abbeycare to overcome addiction, from every corner of the globe.
All these years we've stuck to the basics that work - structured detox, therapy, and aftercare solutions that help get folks back on track.
Even if you're not local, we can still help with transport into treatment (full transparency - some costs do apply).
Our inspection reports from the regulators, are available on our clinic pages, here: Abbeycare Scotland, Abbeycare Gloucester.
Our admissions team are ready to help.
Detox is possible, safely and comfortably, with the help of our medical team.
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.
Now....are you ready?
Ready to get started? All calls are confidential. Ring direct on 01603 513 091.