Hundreds near Pentwyn end up opting for the wrong addiction treatment that doesn't meet their needs. But with the right insights, it *is* possible to find the right help.
We tracked the 19 most common questions we're asked, and laid out the answers, below:
Brace yourself for warts and all answers, to the toughest questions about addiction treatment near Pentwyn.
Will Rehab Actually Help?
Rehab can and does help, *if* you take an active part, and don't remain passive, or expect everything to be done for you.
Rehab is the most structured approach available, to the initial primary care needs for addiction detox and therapy, at the point of crisis. But, rehab is only part of the way to success.
You will need to take responsibility for your own life, as a lack of this is a keynote feature of addiction.
You should not expect rehab Pentwyn to completely “cure” you of all your addictive impulses or feelings.
The dynamics of addiction have taken a long time to establish, and it will take time and understanding for them to be overcome.
It will take plenty of perseverance and self-will.
It is only your first step on a long journey.
What Should I Expect, From Rehab Pentwyn?
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…
The first 7 days are usually spent completing physical detox, resting more than normal, and following advice for prescribed 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.
This is what you should find after the first 7 days of rehab ...
Our clinical team will begin to guide you, once you’ve completed your detox, through the start of your therapy. It is important for you to understand why you became addicted in the first place, so you’ll be taking part in group Cognitive Behavioural Therapy or one-on-one counselling.
Residential programmes near Pentwyn 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 move back toward structure and order, in your daily routine.
The Pentwyn clinics, in general, will inform their clients of the following day’s activities on the preceding night.
In the last 7 days of rehab, here's what you can expect...
In this final week the clinic will put in place measures which will be designed to help prevent you from relapse.
This is designed to help you and guide you towards a normal life outside of the residential system and give you the chance to plan ahead and get the support to thwart any triggers that may be the cause of your addiction.
Who Is Best Suited To Rehab?
Rehab is designed for people who have committed themselves to full 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 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 rehab, and the great benefits which follow.
Are There Outmoded Methods In Rehab, That I Should Avoid?
- Trying to quit your addictive behaviour alone and without the professional support which you nevertheless know exists.
- Any approach to therapy which is demonstrably tied to only one type of outlook on what works best. 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.
- Any programme which is dogmatic and process-driven, which will tend to make patients feel that they’re numbers rather than people.
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?
How Should You Plan For Your Stay In A Pentwyn Rehab Clinic?
Any good addiction clinic will confirm the booking and send you a list of the things that you should bring with you.
Ask the admissions team you're dealing with for this, if they do not provide it.
How Should Life Be Different, After Rehab?
As long as everything is done correctly, you might expect to see initial signs of:
- If you've understood what the substance is doing *for* you, it becomes easier to fulfil this need in other, healthier ways, and plan this in aftercare planning.
- By understanding and taking care of these elements, behavioural changes, patterns of communication, and emotions should change, reflecting that basic needs are being met in a functional way, without the presence of the 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!
What Are 3 Things New Rehab Clients Do Wrong When Going Into Addiction Treatment For The First Time?
(i) Initial nerves at the thought of withdrawal/detox, ceasing usage, and this fear being so strong that the client will stop treatment before any has even begun.
(ii) Being over-confident that treatment has completely succeeded when only a couple of insights or milestones have been made.
(iii) An increased risk of relapse because of inadequate preparedness for any trigger situations which may come into play when the treatment has concluded, and without necessary support to deal with these situations.
What If Rehab Pentwyn Doesn't Work?
If, following treatment, you relapse the likely explanations are:
(i) You didn't follow through actively, on your relapse prevention plan, compiled during treatment.
(ii) Your understanding of the psychology of what causes your addictive behaviour was not yet advanced enough; sometimes this just takes time to work through.
Make yourself less vulnerable to these events 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) Continuing with the therapy as part of your aftercare and taking action on the support and help offered; trigger scenarios will inevitably happen, it is a case of when and not if.
In our experience, those who relapse repeatedly over time, have almost always missed one of the above elements.
Can Recovery Work For Me? I Have No Family Or Friends Support
Every one of the huge number of people in recovery at any one time will have a different level of support as they start their rehab.
Even without regular support from family, recovery from alcohol or substance addiction is possible.
Alcoholics Anonymous .v. Rehab - Which Is Better And Why?
If AA didn’t work for you, we assure you that rehab is different; here’s how…
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 Pentwyn alone.
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 addiction.
Rehab and mutual aid meetings can *both* be beneficial, and are *not* mutually exclusive. They can be especially useful when applied at different times in each individual's recovery journey.
After rehab has been completed, people quite regularly choose to attend AA meetings as well, as an ongoing part of their relapse prevention programme.
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.
Isn’t It Sufficient Just To Attend AA?
People often say that it is Alcoholics Anonymous that shows them the way and inspires them to stay sober.
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 you need a properly structured residential programme, then later you could make use of AA Pentwyn as part of your long-term recovery support.
Is It OK To Stop Drinking Or Using Substances Without Help?
We must expressly advise against this.
Undergoing withdrawal alone and by yourself can carry with it serious clinical consequences.
Cardiovascular complications may ensue, together with blood pressure variations and it may result in life threatening symptoms without appropriate supervision.
**Proper medical supervision must always be close at hand during any detox or withdrawal**.
And If I Cannot Afford That?
Another option can be available to you if the full rehab programme isn’t realistic right now.
Many clinics offer a detox-only programme, although this is not usually widely advertised.
This isn’t because it just costs less, but because this can be associated with lower success rates.
Here is what we recommend if you want a less expensive and shorter course.
Ask about short term detox **only ** if you have adequate plans for support upon completion.
i.e. if a support plan were to be put in place ready to provide for your long term care and recovery.
Going in for a detox without having planned support ahead will risk a relapse and hence lower your chances of a full recovery.
Is There A Refund Policy For Rehab?
You should ask the clinic you are about to attend about its own refund policy, as each is different.
If you relapse you should not expect a refund, as the cause of the relapse is down to the client in each case.
Getting Started In Rehab: What Do I Need To Do?
What If I Need To Get Started Quickly?
The majority of clinics are able to admit people within two days, assuming that all the medical checks are established together with an assessment that the treatment is suitable for the client.
How Long Has Abbeycare Been Providing Help For Addiction?
It was in 2005 that Abbeycare first started providing treatment for addiction.
In the UK, since that year, Abbeycare has grown substantially, and we are now a recognised provider of rehab and addiction treatment.
Why Is An Assessment Required, Prior To Admission?
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.
In order to do this we will interview you over the phone and then seek approval from our professional team to admit you.
Help for addiction is available at Abbeycare's UK clinics, serving the full Cardiff area.
We've worked with thousands from all over the world, and we can probably help you too.
All that experience has helped us assist those with even the most complicated detox and rehab needs.
Not nearby? No problem, we can arrange transport too, in many cases.
Our admissions team are ready to listen to your needs.
Detox is possible, safely and comfortably, 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 clinic team are ready to help you make the progress you need.
The only question is - are you ready?
To get your questions answered, or to get started in recovery, our team can help, on 01603 513 091.