Hundreds near Pentwyn 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.
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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.
For those suffering from addiction, detox followed by a well-managed stay in a rehab centre is the way forward in to recovery. But, a rehab clinic will not do everything for you.
You will need to take responsibility for your own life, as a lack of this is a keynote feature of substance addiction.
You should not expect addiction treatment in Pentwyn to completely “cure” you of all your addictive impulses or feelings.
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.
You should know that all of this takes a good deal of active engagement and persistence.
The first step on this path is residential rehab.
What Does Rehab Pentwyn Consist Of?
Usually, private rehab is a 3-stage overall phase of initial detox, clinical assistance for underlying psychological addiction disorders, followed by aftercare, which includes future help and services.
What should you expect in the first week of drug/alcohol rehab?
The first 7 days are usually spent completing physical detox, resting more than normal, and following advice for prescribed 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.
What should you expect after the first week of drug/alcohol rehab?
Our clinical team will begin to guide you, once you’ve completed your detox from alcohol or drugs, through the start of your therapy. The purpose of this is to help your understanding of the root cause of your alcohol or drug abuse, and it may take the form of group Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, one-to-one counselling, or similar procedures.
Residential programs in Pentwyn and Cardiff are multi-faceted in general, and will see you taking part in mutual aid meetings, physical routines, sharing your experiences with others and undergoing physical exercise, And gradually you’ll sense a shift back towards an ordered and structured life.
Most Pentwyn 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.
What should you expect in the last week of inpatient rehabilitation?
Help and support to prevent you from relapsing will be provided by your clinic in the final week.
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 Rehab For?
People who are serious about their long term recovery will benefit from inpatient clinic treatment.
This usually means they've been round in the circle of abusing alcohol or drugs several times, seen and borne the negative consequences, and know there must be another way - but need help to achieve this.
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.
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.
- Programmes of treatment which are extreme in nature and which tend to be geared towards one form of therapy or approach. 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 Is The Best Way To Ensure Rehab For Alcoholism Or Drug Addiction Is Successful?
How Should I Make Plans For My Upcoming Pentwyn Rehab Treatment Admission?
Reputable addiction clinics will give you a booking confirmation, including a list of what items to bring to rehab when admitting.
Ask the admissions team you're dealing with for this, if they do not provide it.
In What 3 Areas Of My Life Should I See Noticeable Change, Following Treatment?
As long as everything is done correctly, you might expect to see initial signs of:
- 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 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.
- Many find that relationships, family life and the world of work are also improved, because they're now given the room to grow into the space which previously had been given over entirely to addiction.
For Those Entering Addiction Treatment For The First Time, What Mistakes Do You See Most Often Occurring?
(i) Fear at the prospect of taking the coping mechanism away, and entering withdrawal, during the first phase of rehab.
(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.
Why Would Pentwyn Rehab Not Work?
If, following detox and rehab, you relapse the likely explanations are:
(i) You didn't follow through actively, on your relapse prevention plan, compiled during treatment.
(ii) A trigger event happened in the external world, that you didn't work on yet, during treatment.
You can help yourself from falling foul of such circumstances 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?
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.
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…
Alcoholics Anonymous is not the same as rehab, even though AA is good to have access to.
Many have used only AA Pentwyn in their recovery over the years, and achieved very long-term success.
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.
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.
A good recovery can be produced by both rehab and AA, each together, or at different times, depending on circumstances.
Why Can't I Just Attend Alcoholics Anonymous To Get Better?
Alcoholics Anonymous as a source of hope, courage, and a path toward sobriety.
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 Pentwyn has to offer in terms of group support.
Is It Alright To Spontaneously Stop Taking Drugs Or Alcohol By Myself And Call That Success?
We really do warn against this.
Going "cold turkey" is something which we do not recommend on serious medical grounds.
Cardiovascular complications may ensue, together with blood pressure variations and it may result in life threatening symptoms without appropriate supervision.
**You should NEVER consider putting yourself through detox or cold-turkey alone**.
What If My Finances Won’t Allow That?
If a complete treatment programme is a financial challenge right now, there are other options.
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.
It usually takes 28 days for the full residential course; but we can recommend an alternative if that suits your pocket at the moment.
Shorter detox programmes are available, **but only** if there are adequate support structures in place for when you complete this.
...in other words, a proper and structured plan to therapy with its associated follow-up support.
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.
Do Rehab Clinics Provide A Refund Policy?
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.
Getting Started In Rehab: What Do I Need To Do?
Can I Begin Rehab As Soon As Possible?
The clinic’s admissions team will carry out a suitability assessment, and provided that everything is fine, then clients can be admitted within two days.
Is Abbeycare A Well-Established Addiction Care Provider?
Following personal experiences of Abbeycare staff, we started providing rehab care in 2005.
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?
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 helped hundreds (thousands probably) move beyond addiction, and start a new life.
In these last 15 years, our experience has gone from strength to strength.
Even if you need transport arranged to get here, we can probably help with that too.
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 will help you navigate the treatment options.
Detox is possible, safely and comfortably, 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.