Hundreds near Llandaff 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 most detailed debriefing available on addiction treatment options in Llandaff.
Will Rehab Treatment Actually Help Me In The Long Term?
As long as you actively participate and don’t remain passive, rehab can and will help 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, you should know that you also need to play an active part in this.
You will need to take back your own responsibility for your life as part of the addiction recovery process.
You should know from the start that rehab centres in Llandaff are not some kind of magic cure-all which will take away all addictive impulses.
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.
It will take plenty of perseverance and self-will.
The first step on this path is residential rehab.
What Exactly Happens During Alcohol Or Drug Rehab Treatment Llandaff?
The detox itself is the initial phase of the private rehab process, and it’s followed by therapy which deals with the causes of addiction and then counselling and care which looks to 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.
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…
After initial drug detox or alcohol detox is complete, the clinical team will invite you to begin taking part in therapeutic sessions. You may find yourself in individual counselling sessions or in group Behavioural Therapy, which seeks to help you understand the reasons for your addiction.
Residential programs in Llandaff and Cardiff are multi-faceted in general, and these will mean you’ll be participating in complementary therapies, mutual aid meetings, physical routines, sharing your experiences with others, And gradually you’ll sense a shift back towards an ordered and structured life.
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 ...
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 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 Rehab For?
Rehab clinic treatment is designed for people who have committed themselves to full recovery.
Such people have tried time and time again to quit their misuse of alcohol or drugs and know there must be a way for them to succeed even though they’ve failed before – if only they had the right 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 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 Aspects Of Addiction Treatment Are Now Outdated, That I Should Watch Out For?
- DIY recovery attempts. The delusion that trying to get your life back on track without outside professional help might work, even though you know that help is available.
- Programmes of treatment which are extreme in nature and which tend to be geared towards one form of therapy or approach. 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.
- 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 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:
- You should plan for a life where you take care of your needs in ways which are healthier than before, and without the need for the substance that held you in its addictive grip.
- You should begin to notice small behavioural and emotional changes, increased structure and order, and a sense of renewed purpose.
- Many find that relationships, family life and the world of work are also improved, because they're now given the room to grow into the space which previously had been given over entirely to addiction.
For Those Entering Addiction Rehab For Their First Time, What Are 3 Things They Do Wrong?
(i) Initial nerves at the thought of withdrawal/detox, ceasing usage, and this fear being so strong that the client will stop treatment before any has even begun.
(ii) Being over-confident that treatment has completely succeeded when only a couple of insights or milestones have been made.
(iii) Not being fully equipped to comprehend future situations or events that could potentially trigger relapse.
How Likely Is It That Llandaff Detox & Treatment Will Not Work For Me?
If a relapse occurs after leaving a clinic, there may be a couple of causes of this:
(i) You didn't follow through on aftercare supports provided.
(ii) You underestimated the power of usage triggers to push you back into addiction; this just didn’t sink in during your treatment.
Make yourself less vulnerable to these events 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).
We find that people who tend to relapse will have unfortunately neglected these aspects of aftercare.
Is It Possible To Stay Sober/Clean Even Without Social Support?
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 those people without a robust support network manage to recover from their drug or alcohol addiction, so it's possible for you too.
Alcoholics Anonymous Didn't Work For Me, How Is Rehab Different?
Even if you've already tried AA, here's how rehab is different...
AA is not the same as rehab.
Long-term success has certainly been achieved over the years just by using AA Llandaff.
Other people have reported, however, that there was something missing by using AA alone.
Some feel that the psychological causes of addiction were not fully addressed by the AA meetings alone.
Mutual aid and rehab treatment co-exist very well together. Whilst they are often used in different ways, or at different parts of the journey, these details come down to each individual's experience, and the order they tackle their issues, along the way.
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?
People often say that it is Alcoholics Anonymous that shows them the way and inspires them to stay sober.
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 a properly structured residential programme, then later you could make use of AA Llandaff as part of your long-term recovery support.
Is It OK To Stop Drinking Or Using Substances Without 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**.
And If I Cannot Afford That?
If a full alcohol/drug rehab programme is too much for your right now, here's another option.
Though not widely advertised, many centres can provide a detox-only alternative.
However, shorter programmes can result in lower success rates, for long term recovery.
Standard residential rehab usually takes 28 days in full. But here is what to consider if money is short at the moment.
Short-term detox plans are available, **only** if you already have plans in place for support upon completion.
...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.
Is There A Refund Policy For Rehab?
You should ask the clinic you are about to attend about its own refund policy, as each is different.
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.
What Are The Steps To Sign Up For Rehab?
What If I Need To Get Started Quickly?
The majority of clinics are able to admit people within two days, assuming that all the medical checks are established together with an assessment that the treatment is suitable for the client.
What Are The Origins Of The Abbeycare Group?
It was in 2005 that Abbeycare first started providing treatment for addiction.
Since that time, Abbeycare has grown into a well-known brand in the treatment of addiction within the United Kingdom.
Why Am I Being Asked Do Complete An Assessment In Order To Attend A Course Of Residential Treatment With Abbeycare?
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.
Abbeycare operate UK clinics providing help for alcohol or drug addiction for those in the Llandaff and Cardiff area.
We've worked with thousands from all over the world, and we can probably help you too.
All that experience has helped us assist those with even the most complicated detox and rehab needs.
Even if you're not local, we can still help with transport into treatment (full transparency - some costs do apply).
Our admissions team are ready to help.
Our medical team can assist you to detox, safely, and comfortably.
Our therapists are ready to help you get the insights you need, to stop the pattern of addiction, and reclaim your life.
Our clinical team are ready to help you start the journey.
Now....are you ready?
To ask a question, or to arrange admission, ring our team now on 01603 513 091.