Hundreds near Leckwith 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.
Below, we showcase the 19 answers to crucial questions on:
This is the primary guidebook for finding drug or alcohol rehab help near Leckwith.
We'll start with:
Rehab Won't Help. Change My Mind.
As long as you actively participate and don’t remain passive, rehab can and will help 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.
You will need to take back your own responsibility for your life as part of the addiction recovery process.
Inpatient rehabilitation in Leckwith cannot be considered a permanent "cure", which will automatically 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.
It is only your first step on a long journey.
What Exactly Happens During Alcohol Or Drug Rehab Treatment Leckwith?
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.
In the first 7 days of drug/alcohol rehab, here's what you can expect...
Your first seven days will see the detox completed and this will be accompanied by becoming accustomed to your new regime of medication.
Everyone is different, so the length of the detox initially will vary depending on the depth of dependency, how recent the dependency has taken hold, and amount of usage.
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 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.
Leckwith and Cardiff Residential programmes are, as a whole quite diverse, and you’ll be sharing your experiences with the other clients, participating in physical routines and in complementary therapy sessions and mutual aid, and a move back toward structure and order, in your daily routine.
You’ll be told the previous evening what the following day’s events and activities are to be.
This is what you should expect to experience during the final 7 days of rehab ...
Help and support to prevent you from relapsing will be provided by your clinic in the final week.
Such measures will assist you in your transition towards living a normal 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 Rehab For?
Rehab will help those who come into treatment with the intention of achieving long term recovery from their addiction.
This usually means they've been round in the circle of abusing alcohol or drugs several times, seen and borne the negative consequences, and know there must be another way - but need help to achieve this.
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.
Rehab will reward those who accept full responsibility for getting their lives back on track and who understand that only their own will can achieve this.
What Doesn't Work Anymore, In Alcohol & Drug Rehab Treatment?
- Going it alone. Believing that even though although external support channels are available, they are not required.
- Any approaches which do not take a holistic view of what is required and only go down one narrow route. 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.
- A clinical programme that is driven almost entirely by process, can leave individuals feeling like "just a number".
Drug or alcohol rehab programmes which are known to work are those which place the client within a community of people with shared problems and a corresponding shared will to succeed in conquering their addictive behaviour.
How Can I Succeed In Alcohol/Drug Rehab?
How Should I Make Plans For My Upcoming Leckwith Rehab Treatment Admission?
You will get a confirmation of your booking, and the clinic will also send you details of what you should bring with you when you start the treatment.
Any good rehab clinic will send you details of everything you’ll need before starting your rehab residency.
What 3 Main Areas Of Life Should I Expect Changes In, After Addiction Rehab?
If you've integrated with the group, actively participated and taken responsibility along the way, you could expect:
- Plan for dealing with the need to fulfil your desires and wishes in healthier ways, than a coping mechanism or addictive substance like alcohol or drug use.
- 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 associated with the initial detox and withdrawal phase leading to a desire to leave treatment before it has begun.
(ii) The belief that a little success experienced during the early stages of addiction recovery means that we're “cured”.
(iii) An increased risk of relapse because of inadequate preparedness for any trigger situations which may come into play when the treatment has concluded, and without necessary support to deal with these situations.
Why Would Leckwith Rehab Not Work?
If you relapse following treatment, there are a few possibilities:
(i) You failed to implement aftercare advice following treatment.
(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) 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.
We find that people who tend to relapse will have unfortunately neglected these aspects of aftercare.
I Have No Family Or Support Channels, Will Recovery Work For Me?
Every one of the huge number of people in recovery at any one time will have a different history of drug or alcohol dependency as they start their rehab recovery journey.
Even without regular support from family, recovery from alcohol or substance dependence is possible.
I Did Not Succeed With Alcoholics Anonymous; Why Is Rehab Different?
Even if you've already tried AA, here's how rehab is different...
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 Leckwith alone.
Others have attended AA in the long term, but felt that certain elements of their recovery were missing.
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.
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.
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.
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 you need a properly structured residential programme, then later you could make use of AA Leckwith as part of your long-term recovery support.
Is It Wise To Just Stop My Substance Abuse Without Outside Help?
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.
There are the dangers of having seizures and blood pressure issues, with serious risk of heart issues.
**You must never attempt withdrawal or any detox without suitable clinical support**.
What If My Finances Won’t Allow That?
If a full rehab programme is out of your reach at the moment, here's something to ask about.
Though not the full programme, the detox-only route is available as a possibility. This is not usually widely advertised.
This isn’t because it just costs less, but because this can be associated with lower success rates.
A standard stay at a rehab clinic is usually 28 days. Here's what we recommend if you feel like budget is too tight right now.
Ask about short term detox **only** if you have adequate plans for support upon completion.
i.e. if a support plan were to be put in place ready to provide for your long term care and recovery.
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?
Please ask the clinic prior to beginning your residential programme; each clinic has its own policy.
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.
Getting Started In Rehab: What Do I Need To Do?
Can I Start Rehab Right Now?
Some clinical checks need to be carried out and then the admissions staff will be able to welcome you to the residential programme in less than 48 hours.
What Are The Origins Of The Abbeycare Group?
After some of our staff had their own experiences of recovery care, Abbeycare began its residential rehab programme in 2005.
In the UK, since that year, Abbeycare has grown substantially, and we are now a recognised provider of rehab and addiction treatment.
Why Is It Considered Necessary To Complete An Assessment?
It is important, from the outset, that both clinic and client are appraised of whether the treatment we offer at a specific location is going to be the best for your overall health, well-being and long-term recovery.
In order to do this we will interview you over the phone and then seek approval from our professional team to admit you.
Abbeycare's UK clinics are available to those in Leckwith and Cardiff.
We've helped hundreds (thousands probably) move beyond addiction, and start a new life.
All these years we've stuck to the basics that work - structured detox, therapy, and aftercare solutions that help get folks back on track.
Our team can even get transport organised too, if needed, from your location (with an extra charge).
Our inspection reports from the regulators, are available on our clinic pages, here: Abbeycare Scotland, Abbeycare Gloucester.
Our admissions team will help you navigate the treatment options.
Detox is available, with comfort and safety, 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?
If you're ready for help, call our admissions team direct, on 01603 513 091.