Hundreds near Pengam 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 most detailed debriefing available on addiction treatment options in Pengam.
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.
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. But, a rehab clinic will not do everything for you.
Reclaiming responsibility for yourself is necessary to recovery, as it is likely that lack of this is what forms the basis of addiction in the first place.
You should know from the start that rehab centres in Pengam are not some kind of magic cure-all which will take away all addictive impulses.
The dynamics of addiction have taken a long time to establish, and it will take time and understanding for them to be overcome.
You should know that all of this takes a good deal of active engagement and persistence.
Treatment in a rehab clinic is just the beginning.
What Exactly Happens During Alcohol Or Drug Rehab Treatment Pengam?
Private rehab is typically a 3-stage overall process, of initial detox, therapeutic help with underlying psychological issues of addiction, followed by aftercare planning, which provides support and resources for the future.
During the initial week in drug or alcohol rehab, you should 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.
No two people are alike, so the time it takes for the detox phase to last will depend on things like the length of dependency, the history of addiction and the degree to which the dependency has taken hold of the body.
After the first seven days in rehab you should expect the following…
Once you have completed the detox, you’ll begin the therapeutic sessions with the help of the clinical team. The best way to proceed here may be group sessions or on an individual counselling basis, or both, as a means to unlock the reasons for your original addiction.
Residential programs in Pengam and Cardiff are multi-faceted in general, and during these you share your experience with other clients, participate in various therapy sessions and do physical exercise, and a gradual return to the kind of ordered life that may be regarded as normal for most people.
Most Pengam detox and rehab clinics will set you daily activities which you’ll be allocated the night before, detailing when and where these are to be.
In the last 7 days of a rehab clinic stay, here's what you can expect...
During the final week, if not before, your provider will probably plan precautions against relapsing, together with other support.
This is designed to help you and guide you towards a normal life outside of the residential system 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 Best Suited To Rehab?
Those who are genuinely serious about getting back their lives, relationships, families, and children, are the people who will get the most out of a rehab stay.
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 for alcohol or drug abuse will take commitment and effort from those who undergo the treatment, from detox through to the sessions of therapy and counselling that follow, and out into the sunlight of normal life again.
Only those who take responsibility for their own lives will gain from a full rehab programme, and the great benefits which follow.
Aren't There Aspects Of Rehab That No Longer Work?
- Attempting to detox yourself and stop your addictive patterns of behaviour, even though the appropriate help and support is at hand when you need it most.
- Any approaches which do not take a holistic view of what is required and only go down one narrow route. 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 clinical programme that is driven almost entirely by process, can leave individuals feeling like "just a number".
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.
What Is The Best Way To Ensure Rehab For Alcoholism Or Drug Addiction Is Successful?
How To Plan For My Stay In A Pengam Rehab Clinic?
All good clinics will send a booking acknowledgment to you prior to your stay, detailing all the things to bring with you.
Prior to your admission, your clinic should send you a list of things you should bring with you to rehab.
How Should Life Be Different, After Addiction Treatment?
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 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.
- 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.
What Are The Top 3 Mistakes Those Entering Drug/Alcohol Treatment For The First Time Make?
(i) Fear at the prospect of taking the coping mechanism away, and entering withdrawal, during the first phase of rehab.
(ii) Overconfidence following a few therapeutic gains made, early in the process. Believing that one or two individual insights is equal to lasting recovery.
(iii) Not being fully equipped to comprehend future situations or events that could potentially trigger relapse.
What If Rehab Pengam Doesn't Work?
If, following detox and rehab, you relapse the likely explanations are:
(i) You failed to implement aftercare advice following treatment.
(ii) You underestimated the power of usage triggers to push you back into addiction; this just didn’t sink in during your treatment.
You can look to prevent these scenarios 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.
The facts show that even people lacking in a strong support network find drug/alcohol recovery possible, and so can you.
Alcoholics Anonymous Didn't Work For Me, How Is Rehab Different?
If AA didn’t work for you, we assure you that rehab is different; here’s how…
AA is not the same as rehab.
Alcoholics Anonymous Pengam has been responsible for a good deal of long term recovery success stories over the years.
Some people have said that certain parts of their recovery were missing, having only attended AA over the years.
Alcoholics Anonymous meetings tend to be group based rather than one-to-one, and it is thought that this may not fully account for a mature assessment of the underlying causes of alcohol abuse.
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 rehab and AA provide excellent foundations for recovery, and can be used individually, together, or at different times in any one individual's overall recovery pathway.
Can’t I Just Stick With Alcoholics Anonymous, Or Other Mutual Aid Groups, To Recover?
AA is a great help for anyone in recovery and is often seen as the light at the end of the tunnel.
However, AA cannot provide a structured therapeutic framework in which to address the underlying issues which cause addiction, nor do they offer any clinical support.
For this, look for clinical detox first, and then you can follow this with AA Pengam meetings which are ideal as a way of supporting you in preventing relapse.
Is It Wise To Just Stop My Substance Abuse Without Outside Help?
We must expressly advise against this.
Undergoing withdrawal alone and by yourself can carry with it serious clinical consequences.
There are a multitude of risks associated with this, including heart issues and convulsions/seizures.
**You must never attempt withdrawal or any detox without suitable clinical support**.
I’m Not Sure I Can Afford Treatment
If a full alcohol/drug rehab programme is too much for your right now, here's another option.
Several clinics now provide an option which is detox only, though this isn’t usually publicised.
This isn’t for financial reasons alone, but because shorter programmes are often associated with less successful outcomes, in the longer term.
Standard residential rehab usually takes 28 days in full. But here is what to consider if money is short at the moment.
Shorter detox programmes are available, **but only** if there are adequate support structures in place for when you complete this.
i.e. if a support plan were to be put in place ready to provide for your long term care and recovery.
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?
Each clinic will operate their own refund policies, so ask before your course begins.
If you relapse you should not expect a refund, as the cause of the relapse is down to the client in each case.
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.
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?
Like every rehab clinic, we need to understand clearly that we can look after your needs appropriately, and that we are a suitable clinic for you.
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.
Abbeycare operate UK clinics providing help for alcohol or drug addiction for those in the Pengam and Cardiff area.
We've helped hundreds (thousands probably) move beyond addiction, and start a new life.
There's no substitute for the years of experience we've had, assisting with even the most complex cases.
We can even arrange to assist with transport to the clinic (some extra charges do apply).
Our clinic inspection reports are available on the relevent service pages: Abbeycare Scotland, Abbeycare Gloucester.
Our admissions team can advise on what options are available.
The Abbeycare medical team can 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.
The Abbeycare clinic team are ready to help you co-ordinate everything.
Now....are you ready?
To ask a question, or to arrange admission, ring our team now on 01603 513 091.