Getting simple, practical guidance on addiction help near Pentrebane is difficult....but not impossible.
Below, we've laid out our 19 most forthright answers, to unflinching questions about rehab near Pentrebane:
Brace yourself for warts and all answers, to the toughest questions about addiction treatment near Pentrebane.
We'll start with:
Will Rehab Actually Help?
You can certainly expect rehab to be of use to you *as long as* you play an active role.
At the point of crisis we have found that rehab is the best approach available among the primary care needs of people who are in active addiction. But, rehab is only part of the way to success.
You will need to take back your own responsibility for your life as part of the recovery process.
Rehab near Pentrebane should not be considered a permanent "cure" that can fix all drug problems in your life immediately.
It has taken a long time to develop the complexities of addiction, and it will take time and awareness for them to be resolved.
All of this requires patience, dedication, and active involvement.
It is only your first step on a long journey.
How Does A Rehab Programme Near Pentrebane Work, Exactly?
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.
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, 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.
What should you expect after the first week of rehab?
Upon completing your detox, you’ll be in the safe hands of the clinicians who will guide you through the therapeutic process. This could be group Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, individual counselling, or similar, as a means to help you understand how you arrived in addiction, and how to get out.
Residential programmes near Pentrebane and Cardiff tend to be multi-faceted in nature, and will see you taking part in mutual aid meetings, physical routines, sharing your experiences with others and undergoing physical exercise, and a gradual return to the kind of ordered life that may be regarded as normal for most people.
Clinics near Pentrebane will tend to tell you the night before what the next day’s activities will be, and where.
What should you expect in the last week of rehab?
Measures to assist you in relapse prevention will take place in the final week, provided by the clinic.
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?
Rehab is for those who are genuinely serious about long term recovery.
They’ve run the gamut of various ways to quite their addiction but have failed each time, but know that they can quit if only they had the help and support.
Rehab is 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.
Only those who take responsibility for their own lives will gain from rehab, and the great benefits which follow.
What Doesn't Work Anymore, In Rehab Treatment?
- Trying to quite your addiction 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 clinical programme that is driven almost entirely by process, can lead to individuals feeling like "just a number".
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 rehab programme.
How Can I Succeed In Rehab?
Is There A Checklist Of Things You Should Do When Planning To Enter Pentrebane Rehab?
Reputable addiction clinics will give you a booking confirmation, including a list of what items to bring to rehab when admitting.
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.
What Are The Top 3 Changes In My Life, I Might See, During Or After Rehab?
If you've integrated with the group, actively participated and taken responsibility along the way, you could expect:
- Plan for dealing with the need to fulfil your desires and wishes in healthier ways than a coping mechanism or addictive substance.
- 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.
- How much better your whole life will become when you allow the positive things in life fill the massive space which was previously occupied by addiction, and the associated behaviours that went with it!
For Those Entering Addiction Rehab For Their First Time, What Are 3 Things They Do Wrong?
(i) Anxiety at the prospect of detoxing, before treatment has even started.
(ii) The erroneous belief that success has been achieved in long term recovery when only small/initial gains have been made.
(iii) The risk of relapsing due to improper preparation for, or misreading of, trigger events which present themselves after the rehab has been completed.
What Are The Chances Of Pentrebane Rehab Failing?
If, following treatment, you relapse the likely explanations are:
(i) You failed to implement aftercare advice following treatment.
(ii) You were't able to understand enough about your own personal triggers, during treatment.
Help yourself to safeguard against these circumstances by:
(i) Whilst still in treatment, actively engaging in aftercare planning, and actively following through on the supports given, to make sure you stay on track in sobriety.
(ii) To avoid succumbing to trigger events (which are 100% certain to happen) make sure you make continued therapeutic care, your priority.
Those who relapse, tend to have missed out any one of the above safeguards.
Do People Without Any Support Network Fail In Long-Term Recovery?
Of the millions in recovery globally, everyone has a different history and level of support available in their lives, when they enter treatment.
Even without regular support from family, recovery from alcohol or substance addiction is possible.
I’m Hoping Rehab Is Different?...Because Alcoholics Anonymous Didn’t Work For Me.
Rehab does take a different approach, than AA.
Alcoholics Anonymous is useful to have access to, but rehab and AA are not the same.
There have been many success stories with people using only AA Pentrebane to resolve their issues.
Some people have attended AA meetings over the long term but reported that they felt something was lacking from just the one service.
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 addiction.
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.
AA meetings are often taken up by people after they’ve successfully completed their residential rehab programmes.
Both programmes, in fact, provide very good foundations for full recovery, and may be used in any combination which is suitable for the individual.
Why Can't I Just Attend Alcoholics Anonymous To Get Better?
AA, and other mutual aid groups, are often reported as the drivers behind maintaining long term sobriety and being the provider of hope.
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 Pentrebane in the longer term.
Is It OK To Stop Drinking Or Using Substances Without Help?
Going it alone is rarely the answer, and often, is very dangerous.
Going "cold turkey" is something which we do not recommend on serious medical grounds.
There are the dangers of having seizures and blood pressure issues, with serious risk of heart issues.
**You must never attempt withdrawal or any detox without suitable clinical support**.
What If I Can't Afford It?
If a full 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.
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.
Short-term detox plans are available, ** only ** if you already have plans in place for support upon completion.
...such as a well-organised support plan with a sponsor for your long term 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.
What Is The Refund Policy On Rehab?
Please ask the clinic prior to beginning your residential programme; each clinic has its own policy.
Generally speaking, most clinics will not offer a refund policy on the basis of future relapse, as the responsibility for that comes down to the individual.
What Are The Steps To Sign Up For Rehab?
How Do I Go About Starting My Residential Treatment Right Away?
It will only take between one and two days for some basic checks to be carried out for suitability, and the clients can be welcomed by the admissions team for the start of their residential care.
Is Abbeycare A Well-Established Addiction Care Provider?
After some of our staff had their own experiences of recovery care, Abbeycare began its residential rehab programme in 2005.
In the UK, since that year, Abbeycare has grown substantially, and we are now a recognised provider of rehab and addiction treatment.
Why Do I Need To Complete An Assessment To Enter Abbeycare?
It’s important that your needs are fully taken care of in the clinic and that everything is suitable.
In order to do this we will interview you over the phone and then seek approval from our professional team to admit you.
Abbeycare's UK clinics are available to those in Pentrebane and Cardiff.
We've helped thousands overcome their addiction to alcohol or drugs.
In our 15 years, we've worked with even the most complex detoxes, needs, and issues.
Even if you need transport arranged to get here, we can probably help with that too.
Our admissions team are ready to listen to your needs.
Our medical team can assist you to detox, safely, and comfortably.
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?
We'll help get things moving. Ring us direct, on 01603 513 091.