Getting simple, practical guidance on addiction treatment near Llanedeyrn is difficult....but not impossible.
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Ready to overhaul your ideas about finding alcohol/drug rehab near Llanedeyrn?
Will Rehab Treatment Actually Help Me In The Long Term?
You can certainly expect a drug or alcohol addiction clinic programme to be productive, *as long as* you play an active role.
In fact, alcohol or drug addiction treatment in a clinic continues to be the best structured approach to tackling addiction at the point when it is needed most. 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.
A rehab clinic stay near Llanedeyrn is not to be considered a "cure" that will completely resolve all addiction issues in your life.
The dynamics of addiction have taken a long time to establish, and it will take time and understanding for them to be overcome.
All of this requires patience, dedication, and active involvement.
Rehab should be considered the first stage in a journey which you choose to make.
What Should I Expect, From Inpatient Rehab Llanedeyrn?
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.
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.
This initial detox period, along with the history of addiction of the individual, can vary in length from one person to another, depending on frequency, recency, and amount of use.
Once the first week in rehab is over, you should expect…
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.
Llanedeyrn 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.
Treatment clinics near Llanedeyrn will tend to tell you the night before what the next day’s activities will be, and where.
Once in the final week in an alcohol/drug clinic, you should expect…
Measures to assist you in relapse prevention will take place in the final week, provided by the clinic.
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 Likely To Benefit From Rehab?
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 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.
People who fully understand that they must be responsible for their own lives will be successful in this undertaking, and who fully commit to it.
Are There Outmoded Methods In Rehab, That I Should Avoid?
- Trying to quit drinking or drugs without any professional help; this is always a bad move.
- Any approaches which do not take a holistic view of what is required and only go down one narrow route. 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.
- An approach which is doomed to failure at worst will be one which depersonalises individuals as unique.
The essence of alcoholism and drug addiction recovery is in mutual aid, community, and respect for each other as individuals.
How Do I Set Myself Up For Success In Addiction Treatment?
What Are The Things You Should Plan For, In Llanedeyrn 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 Are The Top 3 Changes In My Life, I Might See, During Or After Alcohol/Drug Rehab?
If all goes according to plan you might expect to see signs of:
- 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 taking care of these things you should find that your behaviour, modes of communicating and especially your emotional responses should all change, and this is a reflection that you needs are being addressed in a positive way, free of the addictive substance.
- When these behavioural changes occur, other major life factors have the breathing space to improve also, e.g. relationships, family life, work, etc.
What Are The Top 3 Mistakes Those Entering Drug/Alcohol Treatment For The First Time Make?
(i) The thought of withdrawal from alcohol or drugs during the detox stage, leading to a wish to cancel the whole rehab treatment.
(ii) Mistaking a couple of early successful milestones for a complete and lasting recovery from substance abuse.
(iii) Not fully accounting for all potential trigger situations that could occur after treatment completes, resulting in under preparedness, and a higher than normal risk of relapse, following treatment, without the right support.
What Are The Chances Of Llanedeyrn Residential Rehab Failing?
In the event of a relapse post-treatment, there are several possible causes:
(i) You failed to implement aftercare advice following treatment.
(ii) Your understanding of the psychology of what causes your excess drinking or drug use was not yet advanced enough; sometimes this just takes time to work through.
Help yourself to safeguard against these circumstances 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 Don't Have Any Support Or Family Members: Is Recovery Possible?
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.
You need to remember that even those people without a good support network continue to recover successfully.
I’m Hoping Rehab Is Different?...Because Alcoholics Anonymous Didn’t Work For Me.
Yes, rehab is different to AA, and here’s how….
AA is not the same as rehab.
Alcoholics Anonymous Llanedeyrn has been responsible for a good deal of long term recovery success stories over the years.
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.
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.
Full and long-term recoveries have been recorded by people who have used both resources, either individually or in conjunction with each other.
Is AA Alone Likely To Lead To Long Term Recovery?
AA, and other mutual aid groups, are often reported as the drivers behind maintaining long term sobriety and being the provider of hope.
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.
You can indeed reap the benefits of AA meetings near Llanedeyrn and the group support that they bring, but first you do need to undergo the residential clinical rehab, including the important detox stage at the start of the programme.
Is It Wise To Just Stop My Substance Abuse Without Outside Help?
Going it alone is rarely the answer, and often, is very dangerous.
Trying to do this by yourself carries with it some grave medical concerns and we really advise against it.
Dangerous medical risks include heart attack and the dangers which are always associated with seizures and fits.
**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 full rehab programme is out of your reach at the moment, here's something to ask about.
Many clinics offer a detox-only programme, although this is not usually widely advertised.
However, shorter programmes can result in lower success rates, for long term recovery.
It usually takes 28 days for the full residential course; but we can recommend an alternative if that suits your pocket at the moment.
Ask about short term detox plans, **but only** if you already have additional emotional supports setup for once detox completes.
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.
Do Rehab Clinics Provide A Refund Policy?
Refund policies will vary from clinic to clinic, be sure to ask before committing.
In general terms, most clinics do not refund fees if you relapse because the onus of responsibility lies with the client.
What Are The Stages Of Admitting To Rehab?
What If I Need To Get Started Quickly?
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.
What Are The Origins Of The Abbeycare Group?
In 2005 Abbeycare opened its first residential rehab clinic upon seeing the need for such a service.
We have grown since then into a well-known care provider and a trusted resource for residential rehab programmes.
Why Is An Assessment Required, Prior To Admission?
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 this effect, we will seek approval from our health professionals once you have completed a short telephone questionnaire with our admissions team.
Abbeycare operate UK clinics providing help for alcohol or drug addiction for those in the Llanedeyrn and Cardiff area.
Since 2005, we've been helping thousands to overcome addiction, comfortably, and safely.
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).
Check our independent inspection reports, available on our clinic pages for Scotland, and Abbeycare Gloucester.
Our admissions team are ready to help.
Detox is available, with comfort and safety, with the help of our medical team.
The Abbeycare therapy team are specialists in helping you identify and work through the underlying triggers behind addiction.
Our clinical team are ready to help you start the journey.
Are you ready for recovery?
To get your questions answered, or to get started in recovery, our team can help, on 01603 513 091.