Getting simple, practical guidance on addiction treatment near Lisvane is difficult....but not impossible.
In this comprehensive 19 Q&A guidebook, we laid out answers to:
This is the ultimate consumer guide for finding addiction treatment in Lisvane.
Is Rehab Treatment The Only Treatment Needed, Or Is It Part Of A Bigger Programme?
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.
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.
You will need to take back your own responsibility for your life as part of the addiction recovery process.
Rehab near Lisvane should not be considered a permanent "cure" that can fix all drug problems in your life immediately.
The addictive process takes many years to establish itself, so it will likely take a long time, and patience, to resolve it.
All this requires patience, persistence, and constructive engagement.
Rehab should be considered the first stage in a journey which you choose to make.
What Does Rehab Lisvane Consist Of?
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 week consists of completing the physical detox and resting more than you usually do, and also taking your 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.
What should you expect after the first week of drug/alcohol rehab?
Once you have completed the detox, you’ll begin the therapeutic sessions with the help of the clinical team. 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.
Residential programmes near Lisvane 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.
You’ll be told the previous evening what the following day’s events and activities 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 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 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.
Is There Anything That No Longer Works In Terms Of 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.
- 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.
- A clinical programme that is driven almost entirely by process, can leave individuals feeling like "just a number".
The core of a successful alcohol or drug treatment programme will treat the client as an individual and part of a community of people who have similar issues and share a common goal in making a full recovery.
What Do I Need To Do To Make Alcohol & Drug Rehabilitation A Success, For Me?
Is There A Checklist Of Things You Should Do When Planning To Enter Lisvane Drug/Alcohol 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.
What Things Should I Expect To See Transformed During And After Drug/Alcohol 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 understanding and taking care of these elements, behavioural changes, patterns of communication, and emotions should change, reflecting that basic needs are being met in a functional way, without the presence of the substance.
- When these behavioural changes occur, other major life factors have the breathing space to improve also, e.g. relationships, family life, 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) Mistaking a couple of early successful milestones for a complete and lasting recovery from substance abuse.
(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.
How Likely Is It That Lisvane Detox & Treatment Will Not Work For Me?
In the event of a relapse post-treatment, there are several possible causes:
(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.
You’ll be able to prepare for such situations 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) Ensuring you prioritise therapy in aftercare, which will provide real support when you need it most.
Relapses often arise as a result of omitting or neglecting one of the above precautionary measures.
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.
Alcoholics Anonymous .v. Rehab - Which Is Better And Why?
Rehab is different to the AA approach, and this is how…
Alcoholics Anonymous is useful to have access to, but rehab and AA are not the same.
Alcoholics Anonymous Lisvane has been responsible for a good deal of long term recovery success stories over the years.
Some people have attended AA meetings over the long term but reported that they felt something was lacking from just the one community support.
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.
*Both* rehab and mutual aid, such as AA, or SMART recovery, are beneficial, especially when used at different times or for different purposes, in any one person's recovery pathway.
After rehab has been completed, people quite regularly choose to attend AA meetings as well, as an ongoing part of their relapse prevention programme.
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.
Why Can't I Just Attend Alcoholics Anonymous To Get Better?
AA, and other mutual aid groups, are often reported as the drivers behind maintaining long term sobriety and being the provider of hope.
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, look for clinical detox first, and then you can follow this with AA Lisvane meetings which are ideal as a way of supporting you in preventing relapse.
Is It Wise To Just Stop My Substance Abuse Without Outside Help?
We don’t consider this to be a good move at all.
Trying to do this by yourself carries with it some grave medical concerns and we really advise against it.
There are a multitude of risks associated with this, including heart issues and convulsions/seizures.
**You must NOT attempt to undergo detox yourself, or any kind of DIY withdrawal method**.
What If My Finances Won’t Allow That?
If a complete treatment programme is a financial challenge right now, there are other options.
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.
Ask about short term detox plans, **but only** if you already have additional emotional supports setup for once detox completes.
...in other words, a proper and structured plan to therapy with its associated follow-up support.
Attempting to arrange a short-term detox, without these supports already in place, increases risk of relapse, and may considerably lower the chances of long-term recovery success, in our experience.
What Is The Refund Policy On Rehab?
Please ask the clinic prior to beginning your residential programme; each clinic has its own policy.
Any refunds given are not provided on the basis of a client relapsing, as long term success is a matter of individual responsibility.
How Do I Actually Sign Up For 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.
Is Abbeycare A Well-Established Addiction Care Provider?
After some of our staff had their own experiences of recovery care, Abbeycare began its residential rehab programme in 2005.
Since that time, Abbeycare has grown into a well-known brand in the treatment of addiction within the United Kingdom.
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.
To do this, we complete a brief telephone questionnaire with you, and obtain approval for your admission from our clinical and medical professionals.
Help for addiction is available at Abbeycare's UK clinics, serving the full Cardiff area.
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).
How did we do with inspections from regulators? Check our reports, available on our clinic pages, here: Abbeycare Scotland, and Abbeycare Gloucester.
Abbeycare admissions team can advise on options that suit your needs.
The Abbeycare medical team can help you detox comfortably.
Our addiction specialist therapists can help you overcome the underlying issues of addiction.
The Abbeycare clinic team are ready to help you co-ordinate everything.
Are you ready for recovery?
We'll help get things moving. Ring us direct, on 01603 513 091.