Getting addiction treatment help, that meets your needs near Gwaelod-Y-Garth can be challenging...but help *is* available.
In this comprehensive 19 Q&A guidebook, we laid out answers to:
This is the most detailed debriefing available on addiction treatment options in Gwaelod-Y-Garth.
Will Rehab Treatment Actually Help Me In The Long Term?
You can certainly expect rehab to be of use to you *as long as* you play an active role.
Rehab is the most structured approach available, to the initial primary care needs for addiction detox and therapy, at the point of crisis. But, rehab will not work in a vacuum, or without your cooperation.
Addiction comes about through the absence of personal responsibility, so taking back responsibility for ones life is necessary in order to recover.
Rehab near Gwaelod-Y-Garth 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 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.
Rehab should be considered the first stage in a journey which you choose to make.
What Should I Expect, From Rehab Gwaelod-Y-Garth?
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...
The clinical team will guide you through the therapeutic sessions when your detox has been completed. It is important for you to understand why you became addicted in the first place, so you’ll be taking part in group Cognitive Behavioural Therapy or one-on-one counselling.
Gwaelod-Y-Garth and Cardiff Residential programmes are, as a whole quite diverse, and will see you participating in mutual aid meetings, complementary or holistic therapies, sharing experiences with other clients, physical exercise routines, and a move back toward structure and order, in your daily routine.
Clinics near Gwaelod-Y-Garth will tend to tell you the night before what the next day’s activities will be, and where.
Once in the final week in rehab, you should expect…
During the final week, if not before, your provider will probably plan precautions against relapsing, together with other support.
These will help you move on from residential treatment back into life outside the clinic and give you the chance to plan ahead and get the support to thwart any triggers that may be the cause of your addiction.
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 rehab.
This usually means they've been round in the circle of abusing alcohol or substances several times, seen and borne the negative consequences, and know there must be another way - but need help to achieve this.
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.
Only those who take responsibility for their own lives will gain from rehab, and the great benefits which follow.
Is There Anything That No Longer Works In Terms Of Rehab Treatment?
- Trying to quite your addiction without any professional help; this is always a bad move.
- Any approach to therapy which is demonstrably tied to only one type of outlook on what works best. Most clinics and 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 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 rehab programme.
How Can I Succeed In Rehab?
How To Plan For My Stay In Gwaelod-Y-Garth Rehab?
All good clinics will send a booking acknowledgment to you prior to your stay, detailing all the things to bring with you.
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.
What Are The Top 3 Changes In My Life, I Might See, During Or After Rehab?
As long as everything is done correctly, you might expect to see initial signs of:
- 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 thing that held you in its addictive grip.
- By taking care of these things you should find that your behaviour, modes of communicating and especially your emotional responses should all change, and this is a reflection that you needs are being addressed in a positive way, free of the addictive substance.
- How much better your whole life will become when you allow the positive things in life fill the massive space which was previously occupied by addiction, and the associated behaviours that went with it!
What Are 3 Things New Rehab Clients Do Wrong When Going Into Addiction Treatment For The First Time?
(i) Anxiety at the prospect of detoxing, 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) Not fully accounting for all potential trigger situations that could occur after treatment completes, resulting in under preparedness, and a higher than normal risk of relapse, following treatment, without the right support.
What Are The Chances Of Gwaelod-Y-Garth Rehab Failing?
If, following treatment, you relapse the likely explanations are:
(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).
In most cases, relapses are almost certainly due to omitting one of the above.
Do People Without Any Support Network Fail In Long-Term Recovery?
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 addiction is possible.
Alcoholics Anonymous Didn't Work For Me, How Is Rehab Different?
If AA didn’t work for you, we assure you that rehab is different; here’s how…
Alcoholics Anonymous is not the same as rehab, even though AA is good to have access to.
Many have used only AA Gwaelod-Y-Garth in their recovery over the years, and achieved very long-term success.
People have said that just using AA meant that there was something missing in their recovery.
Some feel that the psychological causes of addiction were not fully addressed by the AA meetings alone.
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.
AA meetings are often taken up by people after they’ve successfully completed their residential rehab programmes.
Full and long-term recoveries have been recorded by people who have used both resources, either individually or in conjunction with each other.
Is AA Alone Likely To Lead To Long Term Recovery?
AA is a great help for anyone in recovery and is often seen as the light at the end of the tunnel.
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 to turn to rehab in its residential form, including a full detox, after which you can enjoy the full benefits of what Alcoholics Anonymous Gwaelod-Y-Garth has to offer in terms of group support.
Is It OK To Stop Drinking Or Using Substances Without 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.
Cardiovascular complications may ensue, together with blood pressure variations and it may result in life threatening symptoms without appropriate supervision.
**Proper medical supervision must always be close at hand during any detox or withdrawal**.
I’m Not Sure I Can Afford Treatment
If a full rehab programme is out of your reach at the moment, here's something to ask about.
Several clinics now provide an option which is detox only, though this isn’t usually publicised.
This isn’t for financial reasons alone, but because shorter programmes are often associated with less successful outcomes, in the longer term.
It usually takes 28 days for the full residential course; but we can recommend an alternative if that suits your pocket at the moment.
Short-term detox plans are available, ** only ** if you already have plans in place for support upon completion.
...in other words, a proper and structured plan to therapy with its associated follow-up support.
Your short-term detox needs to be accompanied by structured support methods afterwards, or your chances of recovery from your addiction will be greatly diminished.
How Do Clinics Approach Their Rehab Refund Policy?
Each clinic will operate their own refund policies, so ask before your course begins.
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?
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 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 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 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 have been helping those in Gwaelod-Y-Garth and surrounding Cardiff area.
We've helped thousands overcome their addiction to alcohol or drugs.
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).
Our admissions team will help you navigate the treatment options.
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 are ready to help you make the progress you need.
Are you ready?
Ready to get started? All calls are confidential. Ring direct on 01603 513 091.