Getting simple, practical guidance on addiction treatment near Pengam is difficult....but not impossible.
Below, we lay out 19 critical Q&A insights into:
This is the ultimate consumer guide for finding addiction treatment in Pengam.
Will Rehab Treatment Actually Help Me In The Long Term?
Provided that you do not expect everything to be done for you, treatment in a residential rehab should be beneficial for 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, you should know that you also need to play an active part in this.
A lack of personal responsibility is the hallmark of addiction, and thus reclaiming responsibility for your own life is a cornerstone of recovery.
Inpatient rehabilitation in Pengam cannot be considered a permanent "cure", which will automatically resolve all addiction issues in your life.
It has taken a long time to develop the complexities of drug or alcohol addiction in your life, and it will take time and awareness for them to be resolved.
All of this takes patience, diligence, and active participation.
Treatment in a rehab clinic is just the beginning.
What Exactly Happens During Alcohol Or Drug Rehab Treatment Pengam?
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.
In the first 7 days of drug/alcohol rehab, here's what you can expect...
The first week consists of completing the physical detox and resting more than you usually do, and also taking 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.
This is what you should find after the first 7 days of rehab ...
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.
Pengam and Cardiff Residential programmes are, as a whole quite diverse, and you’ll be sharing your experiences with the other clients, participating in physical routines and in complementary therapy sessions and mutual aid, And gradually you’ll sense a shift back towards an ordered and structured life.
Treatment clinics near Pengam 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…
During the final week, if not before, your provider will probably plan precautions against relapsing, together with other support.
These will help you move on from residential treatment back into life outside the clinic and at this stage you are able to look ahead to plan for the support you may need to prevent succumbing to the addictive triggers which may cause relapse.
Who Is a Good Candidate For 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 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 clinics are designed for those willing to undertake the responsibility for their own lives and who know that they will gain the benefits once this is achieved.
Is There Anything That No Longer Works In Terms Of Rehab Treatment?
- Trying to quit drinking or drugs without any professional help; this is always a bad move.
- Treatment programmes skewed to the extreme, in favour strictly of only one form of spiritual approach or outlook on recovery. 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.
- A process-driven programme which will alienate the client and make them feel as if they are not being treated as a human being.
At the heart of drug alcohol recovery should be mutual support and a sense of community, with the communal respect that goes with it.
What Do I Need To Do To Make Alcohol & Drug Rehabilitation A Success, For Me?
What Are The Things You Should Plan For, In Pengam Rehab?
Any good addiction clinic will confirm the booking and send you a list of the things that you should bring with you.
All the items you’ll need to bring in with you should be sent to you prior to admission, and any reputable rehab clinic will do this in plenty time.
In What 3 Areas Of My Life Should I See Noticeable Change, Following Treatment?
If you've integrated with the group, actively participated and taken responsibility along the way, you could expect:
- You’ll find that it is much easier to fulfil your needs, beyond the dysfunctional, and so you should plan for this.
- 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.
- When these changes in your behaviour take place you’ll find that there’s ample room for other things to improve also, such as improvements in family life, your work, etc.
For Those Entering Addiction Rehab For Their First Time, What Are 3 Things They Do Wrong?
(i) Fear at the prospect of taking the coping mechanism away, and entering withdrawal, during the first phase of rehab.
(ii) The erroneous belief that success has been achieved in long term recovery when only small/initial gains have been made.
(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.
Why Would Pengam Rehab Not Work?
If you relapse following treatment, there are a few possibilities:
(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.
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) 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).
Those who relapse, tend to have missed out any one of the above safeguards.
Can Recovery Work For Me? I Have No Family Or Friends Support
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.
The facts show that even people lacking in a strong support network find drug/alcohol recovery possible, and so can you.
Is Rehab Different From Alcoholics Anonymous, If So, How?
Rehab does take a different approach, than AA.
Alcoholics Anonymous is useful to have access to, but rehab and AA are not the same.
In fact, people have reported long-term recovery success just with AA Pengam alone.
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.
Those who have successfully completed a residential rehab programme often attend AA as part of their ongoing stop drinking support.
Full and long-term recoveries have been recorded by people who have used both resources, either individually or in conjunction with each other.
Isn’t It Sufficient Just To Attend AA?
AA, and other mutual aid groups, are often reported as the drivers behind maintaining long term sobriety and being the provider of hope.
But AA do not provide clinical detoxes or professional therapy into the underlying causes of addiction, or accountability in a structure recovery plan.
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 Pengam in the longer term.
Is It OK To Stop Drinking Or Using Substances Without Help?
We don’t consider this to be a good move at all.
Attempting withdrawal without qualified medical supervision can be extremely dangerous and should not be undertaken.
There are a multitude of risks associated with this, including heart issues and convulsions/seizures.
**You must NOT attempt to undergo detox yourself, or any kind of DIY withdrawal method**.
What Is My Financial Situation Isn’t Up To That At The Moment?
Another option can be available to you if the full alcohol/substance misuse rehab programme isn’t realistic right now.
Though not widely advertised, many centres can provide a detox-only alternative.
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.
A standard stay at a rehab clinic is usually 28 days. Here's what we recommend if you feel like budget is too tight right now.
You can ask about short-term detox, **but only** if support is planned for your continued recovery on the other side.
...for example, a well-chosen and properly structured support plan including longer term help and therapy.
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.
Is There A Refund Policy For Rehab?
Please ask the clinic prior to beginning your residential programme; each clinic has its own policy.
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 Get Started In Treatment?
Can I Begin Rehab As Soon As Possible?
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?
In 2005 Abbeycare opened its first residential rehab clinic upon seeing the need for such a service.
Since that time, Abbeycare has grown into a well-known brand in the treatment of addiction within the United Kingdom.
Why Is It Considered Necessary To Complete An Assessment?
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.
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.
Help for addiction is available at Abbeycare's UK clinics, serving the full Cardiff area.
We've helped thousands overcome their addiction to alcohol or drugs.
All that experience has helped us assist those with even the most complicated detox and rehab needs.
Our team can even get transport organised too, if needed, from your location (with an extra charge).
How did we do with inspections from regulators? Check our reports, available on our clinic pages, here: Abbeycare 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.
Our therapeutic team can help you identify the issues behind addiction, and stop the pattern in your life.
The Abbeycare clinic team are ready to help you co-ordinate everything.
Are you ready for recovery?
We'll help get things moving. Ring us direct, on 01603 513 091.