Hundreds near Lisvane 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.
In this comprehensive 19 Q&A guidebook, we laid out answers to:
This is the ultimate consumer guide for finding addiction treatment in Lisvane.
How Do I Know Rehab Will Be Beneficial?
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.
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 centre is only part of the way to success.
A lack of personal responsibility is the hallmark of addiction, and thus reclaiming responsibility for your own life is a cornerstone of recovery.
Inpatient rehabilitation in Lisvane cannot be considered a permanent "cure", which will automatically resolve all addiction issues in your life.
It has taken a long time to develop the complexities of drug or alcohol addiction in your life, and it will take time and awareness for them to be resolved.
All of this takes patience, diligence, and active participation.
Treatment in a rehab clinic is just the beginning.
What Should I Expect, From Inpatient Rehab Lisvane?
Usually, private rehab is a 3-stage overall phase of initial detox, clinical assistance for underlying psychological addiction disorders, followed by aftercare, which includes future help and services.
What should you expect in the first week of drug/alcohol rehab?
The first 7 days are usually spent completing physical detox, resting more than normal, and following advice for prescribed medication.
No two people are alike, so the time it takes for the detox phase to last will depend on things like the length of dependency, the history of addiction and the degree to which the dependency has taken hold of the body.
After the first seven days in rehab you should expect the following…
After initial drug detox or alcohol detox is complete, the clinical team will invite you to begin taking part in therapeutic sessions. This could be group Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, individual counselling, or similar, as a means to help you understand why you started in alcohol or drug abuse, and how to get out.
Lisvane 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 gradual return to the kind of ordered life that may be regarded as normal for most people.
Most Lisvane 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.
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.
These will help you move on from residential treatment back into life outside the clinic and allow you to plan ahead to prevent any triggers which may cause a relapse.
Who Is Rehab For?
People who are serious about their long term recovery will benefit from inpatient clinic treatment.
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 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.
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.
What Doesn't Work Anymore, In Alcohol & Drug Rehab Treatment?
- 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.
- Any approach to therapy which is demonstrably tied to only one type of outlook on what works best. A wider approach to the problem of addiction is now in favour across most rehab clinics, and a big difference is the lack of a strict adherence to religious dogma at the heart of recovery.
- An approach which is doomed to failure at worst will be one which depersonalises individuals as unique.
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 You Plan For Your Stay In A Lisvane Rehab Clinic?
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.
Ask the admissions team you're dealing with for this, if they do not provide it.
What Are The Top 3 Changes In My Life, I Might See, During Or After Alcohol/Drug Rehab?
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.
- 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.
Tell Me The Top 3 Errors I Should Avoid When Entering Addiction Rehab?
(i) Fear at the prospect of taking the coping mechanism away, and entering withdrawal, during the first phase of rehab.
(ii) Overconfidence following a few therapeutic gains made, early in the process. Believing that one or two individual insights is equal to lasting recovery.
(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.
What Are The Chances Of Lisvane Residential Rehab Failing?
If you relapse following treatment, there are a few possibilities:
(i) You failed to implement aftercare advice following treatment.
(ii) You were't able to understand enough about your own personal alcohol or drug triggers, during treatment.
Does Insurance Cover Outpatient Treatment for Addiction?
You’ll be able to prepare for such situations 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) Ensuring you prioritise therapy in aftercare, which will provide real support when you need it most.
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?
You are among the millions of people in recovery across the world right now, each one with a different quality and history of support.
Even without regular support from family, recovery from alcohol or substance dependence is possible.
I’m Hoping Rehab Is Different?...Because Alcoholics Anonymous Didn’t Work For Me.
Rehab is different to the AA approach, and this is how…
AA is not the same as rehab.
There have been many success stories with people using only AA Lisvane to resolve their alcoholism.
Some people have said that certain parts of their recovery were missing, having only attended AA over the years.
In hindsight, it may be that the AA meetings, which lack the one-to-one aspect of rehab, failed to fully address the psychological triggers of alcohol addiction.
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.
Those who have successfully completed a residential rehab programme often attend AA as part of their ongoing stop drinking support.
A good recovery can be produced by both rehab and AA, each together, or at different times, depending on circumstances.
Isn’t It Sufficient Just To Attend AA?
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.
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 Lisvane in the longer term.
Is It Alright To Spontaneously Stop Taking Drugs Or Alcohol By Myself And Call That Success?
We must expressly advise against this.
Undergoing withdrawal alone and by yourself can carry with it serious clinical consequences.
There are the dangers of having seizures and blood pressure issues, with serious risk of heart issues.
**NEVER undertake withdrawal or detox without qualified medical supervision**.
What Is My Financial Situation Isn’t Up To That At The Moment?
If a full alcohol/drug rehab programme is too much for your right now, here's another option.
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.
Although the standard rehab stay is 28 days in total, we can suggest shorter stays if it is still clinically appropriate.
Shorter detox programmes are available, **but only** if there are adequate support structures in place for when you complete this.
i.e. a structured, organised approach to addiction therapy, follow up supports, mutual aid supports, and a sponsor lined up for the long term.
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?
Each clinic will operate their own refund policies, so ask before your course begins.
Any refunds given are not provided on the basis of a client relapsing, as long term success is a matter of individual responsibility.
What Are The Stages Of Admitting To Rehab?
Can I Begin Rehab As Soon As Possible?
Most clinics can admit a client within 24-48 hrs, pending essential medical checks and a short assessment of suitability, carried out by the clinic's admissions or intake team.
How Long Has Abbeycare Been Providing Help For Addiction?
It was in 2005 that Abbeycare first started providing treatment for addiction.
We have grown since then into a well-known care provider and a trusted resource for residential rehab programmes.
Why Do I Need To Complete An Assessment To Enter Abbeycare?
It’s important that your needs are fully taken care of in the clinic and that everything is suitable.
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 Lisvane and Cardiff area.
We've worked with thousands from all over the world, and we can probably help you too.
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).
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.
Our medical team are ready to help you detox, comfortably.
Our therapy team are available, to help you identify triggers, patterns, and start truly overcoming them.
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.