The hunt for addiction treatment near Llandaff can be confusing. But our companion guide can lend a hand...
We tracked the 19 most common questions we're asked, and laid out the answers, below:
Ready to overhaul your ideas about finding alcohol/drug rehab near Llandaff?
We'll start with:
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, a rehab centre is only part of the way to success.
Drug or alcohol addiction comes about through the absence of personal responsibility, so taking back responsibility for ones life is necessary in order to recover.
A rehab clinic stay near Llandaff is not to be considered a "cure" that will completely 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.
You should know that all of this takes a good deal of active engagement and persistence.
The first step on this path is residential rehab.
What Should I Expect, From Inpatient Rehab Llandaff?
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.
What should you expect in the first week of drug/alcohol rehab?
Your first seven days will see the detox completed and this will be accompanied by becoming accustomed to your new regime of 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.
Once the first week in rehab is over, you should expect…
The clinical team will guide you to begin therapy sessions, when your detox has been completed. 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 programs in Llandaff and Cardiff are multi-faceted in general, and will see you taking part in mutual aid meetings, physical routines, sharing your experiences with others and undergoing physical exercise, 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.
What should you expect in the last week of inpatient rehabilitation?
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.
Such measures will assist you in your transition towards living a normal 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 Rehab For?
Residential rehab is for those who are genuinely serious about long term recovery.
In practice, people will have been trapped in a cycle of alcohol or drug abuse on multiple occasions, have tried and failed to recover, and seek the help to get their lives back on track.
Rehab centres are for those ready to do the work involved, but need the help to physically feel better, detox, and get the therapy insights needed to move forward productively.
Inpatient drug or alcohol rehab is for those who are ready to accept responsibility again for their own life, and reap the gains accordingly.
Is There Anything That No Longer Works In Terms Of Rehab Treatment?
- Going it alone. Believing that even though although external support channels are available, they are not required.
- Treatment programmes skewed to the extreme, in favour strictly of only one form of spiritual approach or outlook on recovery. Clinics nowadays are mostly geared to a broad perspective to how best to treat addictive behaviours, without recourse to religious philosophy or other similar strictures.
- A rather dogmatic approach to treatment which tends to leave patients feeling alienated.
Mutual support and cooperation as part of a group whose goals are the same will be, and should be, at the heart of any successful drug or alcohol rehab programme.
How Can I Succeed In Alcohol/Drug Rehab?
How Should You Plan For Your Stay In A Llandaff Rehab Clinic?
All good clinics will send a booking acknowledgment to you prior to your stay, detailing all the things to bring with you.
Any good rehab clinic will send you details of everything you’ll need before starting your rehab residency.
What Are The Top 3 Changes In My Life, I Might See, During Or After Alcohol/Drug Rehab?
If you've integrated with the group, actively participated and taken responsibility along the way, you could expect:
- 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.
- 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 Treatment For The First Time, What Mistakes Do You See Most Often Occurring?
(i) Fear at the prospect of taking the coping mechanism away, and entering withdrawal, during the first phase of rehab.
(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.
What If Rehab Llandaff Doesn't Work?
If you relapse following treatment, there are a few possibilities:
(i) For whatever reason, you didn’t make use of any of the follow-up help and support resources after treatment completed.
(ii) You underestimated the power of usage triggers to push you back into addiction; this just didn’t sink in during your treatment.
You’ll be able to prepare for such situations by:
(i) During treatment, ensuring you plan for aftercare and engage with all the help on offer.
(ii) Ensuring you prioritise therapy in aftercare, which will provide real support when you need it most.
In our experience, those who relapse repeatedly over time, have almost always missed one of the above elements.
Can Recovery Work For Me? I Have No Family Or Friends Support
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.
Alcoholism or drug addiction recovery is certainly possible even if you don’t have continual support from family members.
I’m Hoping Rehab Is Different?...Because Alcoholics Anonymous Didn’t Work For Me.
Even if you've already tried AA, here's how rehab is different...
Alcoholics Anonymous is a tremendous resource to have in anyone's recovery, but AA and rehab are not mutually exclusive.
There have been many success stories with people using only AA Llandaff to resolve their alcoholism.
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.
People who complete the residential rehab requirements do quite often attend AA later on as part of their relapse prevention measures.
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 medical detoxes are not the province of Alcoholics Anonymous, and it is not their role to provide in-depth clinical therapy which addresses the causes of your addiction.
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 Llandaff in the longer term.
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.
Dangerous medical risks include heart attack and the dangers which are always associated with seizures and fits.
**You must never attempt withdrawal or any detox without suitable clinical support**.
I’m Not Sure I Can Afford Treatment
If a complete treatment programme is a financial challenge right now, there are other options.
There is sometimes a shorter programme which involves only completing the initial detox, although not available in all cases.
This isn’t because it just costs less, but because this can be associated with lower success rates.
It usually takes 28 days for the full residential course; but we can recommend an alternative if that suits your pocket at the moment.
Short-term detox plans are available, **only** if you already have plans in place 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.
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 I Find The 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?
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.
How Did Abbeycare Get Started Providing Addiction Help?
In 2005 Abbeycare opened its first residential rehab clinic upon seeing the need for such a service.
Since then, we've grown into a recognised brand and industry leader in private addiction treatment in the UK.
Why Am I Being Asked Do Complete An Assessment In Order To Attend A Course Of Residential Treatment With Abbeycare?
It is necessary to evaluate whether you and the clinic are a good match for each other going forward.
To this effect, we will seek approval from our health professionals once you have completed a short telephone questionnaire with our admissions team.
Abbeycare's UK clinics have been helping those in Llandaff and surrounding Cardiff area.
We've helped thousands overcome their addiction to alcohol or drugs.
In our 15 years, we've worked with even the most complex multi-substance detoxes, needs, and issues.
Not nearby? No problem, we can arrange transport too, in many cases.
Check our independent inspection reports, available on our clinic pages for 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 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.
Are you ready for recovery?
To ask a question, or to arrange admission, ring our team now on 01603 513 091.