Hundreds near Michaelston-Super-Ely 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.
We tracked the 19 most common questions we're asked, and laid out the answers, below:
This is the primary guidebook for finding drug or alcohol rehab help near Michaelston-Super-Ely.
Let's get started.
Will Rehab Do Any Good?
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. But, rehabilitation will not work in a vacuum, or without your cooperation.
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.
Rehab near Michaelston-Super-Ely should not be considered a permanent "cure" that can fix all drug problems in your life immediately.
It will always take a great deal of time and perseverance to deal with a drinking or substance habit that was a long time in the making.
All this requires patience, persistence, and constructive engagement.
Rehab should be considered the first stage in a journey which you choose to make.
How Does A Rehab Programme Near Michaelston-Super-Ely 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.
In the first 7 days of drug/alcohol rehab, here's what you can expect...
In the first week you’ll be resting more than is usual during the physical detox process, as well as getting used to your 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...
After initial drug detox or alcohol detox is complete, the clinical team will invite you to begin taking part in therapeutic sessions. 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 Michaelston-Super-Ely 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.
Most Michaelston-Super-Ely addiction clinics have an agenda of daily activities, distributed the night before, detailing the events of the next day, and where you should be, and when.
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.
These will help you move on from residential treatment back into life outside the clinic and allow you to plan ahead to prevent any triggers which may cause a relapse.
Who Is Best Suited To Rehab?
Residential rehab is for those who are genuinely serious about long term 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 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 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?
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. Clinics now tend not to insist on the religious determinism aspect of recovery from addiction, and favour a broader approach to treatment which incorporates a holistic outlook to rehab treatment.
- A process-driven programme which will alienate the client and make them feel as if they are not being treated as a human being.
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?
How To Plan For My Stay In A Michaelston-Super-Ely 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.
How Should Life Be Different, After Addiction Treatment?
If all goes according to plan you might expect to see signs of:
- If you've understood what the alcohol/substance abuse is doing *for* you, it becomes easier to fulfil this need in other, healthier ways, and then plan this in aftercare planning.
- In understanding all these disparate but connected elements, your behaviour, your emotions and the way you interact with people should all change for the better, and – crucially – without any need of the substance which you were previously addicted to.
- You’ll find that once the addictive substance is removed, you’ll be letting all the other things in your life, such as work, family and relationships, expand, to fill the void previously occupied by the addictive substance.
Tell Me The Top 3 Errors I Should Avoid When Entering Addiction Rehab?
(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.
What If Rehab Michaelston-Super-Ely Doesn't Work?
If a relapse occurs after leaving a clinic, there may be a couple of causes of this:
(i) You didn't follow through actively, on your relapse prevention plan, compiled during treatment.
(ii) You were't able to understand enough about your own personal alcohol or drug triggers, during treatment.
Make yourself less vulnerable to these events 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.
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?
No two people are alike, and each person will have a different calibre of support when they begin their treatment.
Alcoholism or drug addiction recovery is certainly possible even if you don’t have continual support from family members.
Is Rehab Different From Alcoholics Anonymous, If So, How?
Rehab does take a different approach, than AA.
AA is a great resource to have, but AA and rehab are not the same thing.
In fact, people have reported long-term recovery success just with AA Michaelston-Super-Ely alone.
People have said that just using AA meant that there was something missing in their recovery - something personal to the individual.
In hindsight, it may be that the AA meetings, which lack the one-to-one aspect of rehab, failed to fully address the psychological triggers of alcohol addiction.
*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.
People quite often choose to attend the AA group meetings in addition to having completed the residential rehab.
Both programmes, in fact, provide very good foundations for full recovery, and may be used in any combination which is suitable for the individual.
Is Recovery Possible By Attending AA Meetings Alone?
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 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 Michaelston-Super-Ely has to offer in terms of group support.
Is Ceasing My Addictive Behaviour Without Assistance Useful...Or Dangerous?
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.
Risks include elevated risk of seizure, heart and cardiovascular complications, blood pressure variations.
**You should NEVER consider putting yourself through detox or cold-turkey alone**.
What If My Finances Won’t Allow That?
If a full alcohol/drug rehab programme is too much for your right now, here's another option.
Many clinics offer a detox-only programme, although this is not usually widely advertised.
This is not because there is less financial outlay, but instead because there are established links with lower success rates, for shorter term interventions, instead of longer ones.
Although the standard rehab stay is 28 days in total, we can suggest shorter stays if it is still clinically appropriate.
Short-term detox plans are available, **only** if you already have plans in place for support upon completion.
i.e. a structured, organised approach to addiction therapy, follow up supports, mutual aid supports, and a sponsor lined up for the long term.
In our experience, we find that opting for a short-term detox without planning ahead for support afterward will only reduce your chances of a full and long-term recovery.
Do Rehab Clinics Provide A Refund Policy?
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.
How Do I Actually Sign Up For Rehab?
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.
How Long Has Abbeycare Been Providing Help For Addiction?
Abbeycare began offering residential rehab treatment on a small scale back in 2005, following the personal experiences in recovery of our staff.
In the UK, since that year, Abbeycare has grown substantially, and we are now a recognised provider of rehab and addiction treatment.
Why Is It Considered Necessary To Complete An Assessment?
Like all rehab clinics, we have to evaluate that we are properly able to cater for your own needs and that we are entirely appropriate for you as an individual.
We do this by asking you some basic questions during an admissions telephone chat and then follow this up by seeking the opinion of the health professionals here.
Abbeycare have central UK locations, and serve the Michaelston-Super-Ely and Cardiff area.
We've helped hundreds (thousands probably) move beyond addiction, and start a new life.
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.
Our inspection reports from the regulators, are available on our clinic pages, here: Abbeycare Scotland, Abbeycare Gloucester.
Abbeycare admissions team can advise on options that suit your needs.
Our medical team are ready to help you detox, comfortably.
Our therapists are ready to help you get the insights you need, to stop the pattern of addiction, and reclaim your life.
Our clinic team are ready to help you make the progress you need.
The only thing left is - are you ready?
Ready to get started? All calls are confidential. Ring direct on 01603 513 091.