Getting simple, practical guidance on addiction treatment near Llandaff North is difficult....but not impossible.
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Brace yourself for warts and all answers, to the toughest questions about overcoming addiction near Llandaff North.
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Is Rehab Treatment A One-Time Fix, Or Is Ongoing Work Needed?
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.
At the point of crisis we have found that inpatient rehab is the best approach available among the primary care needs of people who are in active addiction. But, a rehab centre is only part of the way to success.
You will need to take back your own responsibility for your life as part of the addiction recovery process.
Inpatient rehabilitation in Llandaff North 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 takes patience, diligence, and active participation.
It is only your first step on a long journey.
How Does A Rehab Programme Near Llandaff North Work, Exactly?
Private rehab typically comprises three stages, consisting of the detox followed by help with psychological aspects of the addiction and then aftercare which seeks to provide a basis for life in the future.
During the initial week in drug or alcohol rehab, you should expect…
The first 7 days are usually spent completing physical detox, resting more than normal, and following advice for prescribed 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...
Upon completing your detox, you’ll be in the safe hands of the clinicians who will guide you through the therapeutic process. You may find yourself in individual counselling sessions or in group Behavioural Therapy, which seeks to help you understand the reasons for your addiction.
Llandaff North 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.
In the last 7 days of a rehab clinic stay, here's what you can expect...
In this final week the clinic will put in place measures which will be designed to help prevent you from relapse.
These will help you move on from residential treatment back into life outside the clinic and will provide opportunities in advance for you to plan your support against any addictive triggers which, by now, you should be aware of.
Who Is Likely To Benefit From 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.
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 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.
Is There Anything That No Longer Works In Terms Of Rehab Treatment?
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.
- Treatment programmes skewed to the extreme, in favour strictly of only one form of spiritual approach or outlook on recovery. The majority of rehab clinics favour a broader approach which takes into account all routes to recovery and don’t insist that religious adherence is required.
- Any programme which is dogmatic and process-driven, which will tend to make patients feel that they’re numbers rather than people.
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.
How Do I Set Myself Up For Success In Addiction Treatment?
What Are The Things You Should Plan For, In Llandaff North Rehab?
Reputable addiction clinics will give you a booking confirmation, including a list of what items to bring to rehab when admitting.
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 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.
- 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) The thought of withdrawal from alcohol or drugs during the detox stage, leading to a wish to cancel the whole rehab treatment.
(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.
What Are The Chances Of Llandaff North Residential Rehab Failing?
If you relapse following treatment, there are a few possibilities:
(i) You did not make use of the support provided post-rehab.
(ii) You didn't make enough progress on underlying psychological issues behind alcoholism or drug addiction, prior to experiencing an external trigger.
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) Making continuing therapeutic care a priority in your aftercare plan, to ensure you have active support, when you do experience triggers (this is inevitable).
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.
You need to remember that even those people without a good support network continue to recover successfully.
I Did Not Succeed With Alcoholics Anonymous; Why Is Rehab Different?
Even if you've already tried AA, here's how rehab is different...
AA is not the same as rehab.
Alcoholics Anonymous Llandaff North has been responsible for a good deal of long term recovery success stories over the years.
Others have attended AA in the long term, but felt that certain elements of their recovery were missing.
Residential rehab, with its focus on one-on-one therapy, is different to the group-based AA meetings, and it may be that the causes of addiction are more properly uncovered with the former type of approach.
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.
After rehab has been completed, people quite regularly choose to attend AA meetings as well, as an ongoing part of their relapse prevention programme.
A good recovery can be produced by both rehab and AA, each together, or at different times, depending on circumstances.
Why Can't I Just Attend Alcoholics Anonymous To Get Better?
Alcoholics Anonymous as a source of hope, courage, and a path toward sobriety.
However, Alcoholics Anonymous are not the people who are best able to provide clinical care and therapy, or to examine the triggers and reasons for your addiction in a way which will be best at preventing relapse.
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 Llandaff North has to offer in terms of group support.
I Want To Stop Using Alcohol Or Drugs Without Professional Help
We don’t consider this to be a good move at all.
Going "cold turkey" is something which we do not recommend on serious medical grounds.
Risks include elevated risk of seizure, heart and cardiovascular complications, blood pressure variations.
**NEVER undertake withdrawal or detox without qualified medical supervision**.
What If I Can't Afford It?
Another option can be available to you if the full alcohol/substance misuse rehab programme isn’t realistic right now.
There is sometimes a shorter programme which involves only completing the initial detox, although not available in all cases.
However, the success rates for these shorter courses can be lower than with the longer more established programmes.
Although the standard rehab stay is 28 days in total, we can suggest shorter stays if it is still clinically appropriate.
You can ask about short-term detox, **but only** if support is planned for your continued recovery on the other side.
i.e. if a support plan were to be put in place ready to provide for your long term care and recovery.
Experience has shown that there is a risk of not being able to enjoy a full recovery if you don’t make plans for the support required after the short-term detox has completed.
How Do Clinics Approach Their Rehab Refund Policy?
Refund policies will vary from clinic to clinic, be sure to ask before committing.
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.
How Do I Get Started In Treatment?
I’d Like To Start The Programme Immediately; Can I Do That?
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?
Abbeycare began offering residential rehab treatment on a small scale back in 2005, following the personal experiences in recovery of our staff.
We have grown since then into a well-known care provider and a trusted resource for residential rehab programmes.
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.
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.
Help for addiction is available at Abbeycare's UK clinics, serving the full 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.
Our team can even get transport organised too, if needed, from your location (with an extra charge).
How did we do with inspections from regulators? Check our reports, available 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 therapy team are available, to help you identify triggers, patterns, and start truly overcoming them.
Our clinic team are ready to help you make the progress you need.
Are you ready?
To get your questions answered, or to get started in recovery, our team can help, on 01603 513 091.