Getting alcohol or drug addiction treatment help, that meets your needs near Heath can be challenging...but help *is* available.
Below, we showcase the 19 answers to crucial questions on:
This is the primary guidebook for finding drug or alcohol rehab help near Heath.
Let's dive in.
Does Addiction Treatment Help Me Maintain Long Term Recovery?
Residential rehab treatment clinics for alcoholism and drug addiction can and do help, *if* you take an active part, and don't remain passive, or expect everything to be done for 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. But, rehabilitation will not work in a vacuum, or without your cooperation.
Drug or alcohol addiction comes about through the absence of personal responsibility, so taking back responsibility for ones life is necessary in order to recover.
Inpatient rehabilitation in Heath cannot be considered a permanent "cure", which will automatically 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.
All of this requires patience, dedication, and active involvement.
Treatment in a rehab clinic is just the beginning.
What Happens In Addiction Rehab Heath?
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.
Over the first seven days in alcohol/drug rehab you should expect the following…
Your first seven days will see the detox completed and this will be accompanied by becoming accustomed to your new regime of 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.
This is what you should find after the first 7 days of rehab ...
Upon completing your detox, you’ll be in the safe hands of the clinicians who will guide you through the therapeutic process. 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 programmes near Heath and Cardiff tend to be multi-faceted in nature, and will see you participating in mutual aid meetings, complementary or holistic therapies, sharing experiences with other clients, physical exercise routines, and and transition towards regaining some structure and order in your routine.
Most Heath 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.
In the last 7 days of a rehab clinic stay, here's what you can expect...
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 a Good Candidate For Rehab?
Rehab clinic treatment is designed for people who have committed themselves to full recovery.
This generally means that they have been round many times in the circle of alcohol or drug abuse, seen and borne the harmful effects, and know that there must be another way-but need support to do this.
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.
Inpatient drug or alcohol rehab is for those who are ready to accept responsibility again for their own life, and reap the gains accordingly.
What Aspects Of Addiction Treatment Are Now Outdated, That I Should Watch Out For?
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.
- 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.
- Any programme which is dogmatic and process-driven, which will tend to make patients feel that they’re numbers rather than people.
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.
How Can I Succeed In Alcohol/Drug Rehab?
What Are The Things You Should Plan For, In Heath Rehab?
Any good addiction clinic will confirm the booking and send you a list of the things that you should bring with you.
Ask the admissions team you're dealing with for this, if they do not provide it.
How Should Life Be Different, After Addiction Treatment?
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.
- 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.
- 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.
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) Being over-confident that treatment has completely succeeded when only a couple of insights or milestones have been made.
(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 Heath Residential Rehab Failing?
If a relapse occurs after leaving a clinic, there may be a couple of causes of this:
(i) For whatever reason, you didn’t make use of any of the follow-up help and support resources after treatment completed.
(ii) You underestimated the power of usage triggers to push you back into addiction; this just didn’t sink in during your treatment.
Help yourself to safeguard against these circumstances by:
(i) While in the rehab process, participate in any planning for aftercare whenever it is an option for you; this will increase the chances that you don’t succumb to triggers after you come out of rehab.
(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?
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.
Is Rehab Different From Alcoholics Anonymous, If So, How?
Yes, rehab is different to AA, and here’s how….
AA is not the same as rehab.
There have been many success stories with people using only AA Heath 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.
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.
A good recovery can be produced by both rehab and AA, each together, or at different times, depending on circumstances.
Can’t I Just Stick With Alcoholics Anonymous, Or Other Mutual Aid Groups, To Recover?
AA is a great help for anyone in recovery and is often seen as the light at the end of the tunnel.
However, AA cannot provide a structured therapeutic framework in which to address the underlying issues which cause addiction, nor do they offer any clinical support.
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 Heath in the longer term.
I Want To Stop Using Alcohol Or Drugs Without Professional Help
We really do warn against this.
Undergoing withdrawal alone and by yourself can carry with it serious clinical consequences.
Cardiovascular complications may ensue, together with blood pressure variations and it may result in life threatening symptoms without appropriate supervision.
**You must NOT attempt to undergo detox yourself, or any kind of DIY withdrawal method**.
I’m Not Sure I Can Afford Treatment
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.
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.
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.
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.
What Is The Refund Policy On Rehab?
You should ask the clinic you are about to attend about its own refund policy, as each is different.
Generally speaking, most clinics will not offer a refund policy on the basis of future relapse, as the responsibility for that comes down to the individual.
What Are The Stages Of Admitting To Rehab?
How Do I Go About Starting My Residential Treatment Right Away?
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 Did Abbeycare Get Started Providing Addiction Help?
It was in 2005 that Abbeycare first started providing treatment for addiction.
Abbeycare has since grown to become a nationally recognised company and as a provider of rehab treatment.
Why Am I Being Asked Do Complete An Assessment In Order To Attend A Course Of Residential Treatment With Abbeycare?
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.
This is done by going through a brief phone questionnaire with our admissions team, followed by an internal appraisal about the help that we’d be able to provide for you for your long-term recovery.
Abbeycare have central UK locations, and serve the Heath and Cardiff area.
Thousands have already joined Abbeycare to overcome addiction, from every corner of the globe.
There's no substitute for the years of experience we've had, assisting with even the most complex cases.
Not nearby? No problem, we can arrange transport too, in many cases.
You can read our inspection reports from regulatory bodies, on our clinic pages, here: Abbeycare Scotland, and Abbeycare Gloucester.
Our admissions team will help you navigate the treatment options.
Detox is possible, safely and comfortably, with the help of our medical team.
Our addiction specialist therapists can help you overcome the underlying issues of addiction.
Our clinic team - many of them in recovery personally - are ready to get you started.
The only thing left is - are you ready?
To ask a question, or to arrange admission, ring our team now on 01603 513 091.