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Does Rehab Do Everything For Me?
Provided that you do not expect everything to be done for you, treatment in a residential rehab should be beneficial for you.
Rehab is the most structured approach available, to the initial primary care needs for drug/alcohol addiction detox and therapy, at the point of crisis. Although, you will need to actively apply yourself to the rehab process.
A lack of personal responsibility is the hallmark of addiction, and thus reclaiming responsibility for your own life is a cornerstone of recovery.
You should know from the start that rehab centres in Pentwyn are not some kind of magic cure-all which will take away all addictive impulses.
The addictive process takes many years to establish itself, so it will likely take a long time, and patience, to resolve it.
All of this takes patience, diligence, and active participation.
Rehab should be considered the first stage in a journey which you choose to make.
What Happens In Addiction Rehab Pentwyn?
Three stages can be identified as being part of the private rehab course, the first being the detox itself, followed by therapy and counselling to address the causes of addiction and then the aftercare element which seeks to engage with matters over the longer term.
What should you expect in the first week of drug/alcohol rehab?
The first week consists of completing the physical detox and resting more than you usually do, and also taking your medication.
Factors which will dictate the length of the initial detox phase will include the degree and length of dependency as well as the individual’s history of addiction.
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.
In general, residential programmes are quite diverse, and will see you taking part in mutual aid meetings, physical routines, sharing your experiences with others and undergoing physical exercise, and progress back to an ordered life with a more structured feel to it.
Rehab Pentwyn clinics, in general, will inform their clients of the following day’s activities on the preceding night.
Once in the final week in an alcohol/drug clinic, you should expect…
In this final week the clinic will put in place measures which will be designed to help prevent you from relapse.
These will assist you as you move from residential care back into the outside world 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 Likely To Benefit From Rehab?
Rehab clinic treatment is designed for people who have committed themselves to full 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.
The people who will get the most out of a rehab centre will be willing to commit to the work involved but will need help to do so in a structured way, beginning with detox and following on with the proper therapy.
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?
- Going it alone. Believing that even though although external support channels are available, they are not required.
- 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 treatment.
- A process-driven programme which will alienate the client and make them feel as if they are not being treated as a human being.
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 Do I Need To Do To Make Alcohol & Drug Rehabilitation A Success, For Me?
How Should I Make Plans For My Upcoming Pentwyn Rehab Treatment Admission?
All good clinics will send a booking acknowledgment to you prior to your stay, detailing all the things to bring with you.
Ask the admissions team you're dealing with for this, if they do not provide it.
What Things Should I Expect To See Transformed During And After Drug/Alcohol Rehab?
As long as everything is done correctly, you might expect to see initial signs of:
- 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.
- 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) The thought of withdrawal from alcohol or drugs during the detox stage, leading to a wish to cancel the whole rehab treatment.
(ii) Mistaking a couple of early successful milestones for a complete and lasting recovery from substance abuse.
(iii) Not being fully equipped to comprehend future situations or events that could potentially trigger relapse.
What If Pentwyn Inpatient Rehab Doesn't Work For Me?
If you relapse following treatment, there are a few possibilities:
(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’ll be able to prepare for such situations by:
(i) Engaging with the therapeutic and aftercare planning throughout; and taking action on what is being offered to you; your chances of successfully staying clean may depend on this.
(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.
We find that people who tend to relapse will have unfortunately neglected these aspects of aftercare.
I Don't Have Any Support Or Family Members: Is Recovery Possible?
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.
Even those people without a robust support network manage to recover from their drug or alcohol addiction, so it's possible for you too.
I’m Hoping Rehab Is Different?...Because Alcoholics Anonymous Didn’t Work For Me.
Rehab is different to the AA approach, and this is how…
AA is not the same as rehab.
Alcoholics Anonymous Pentwyn has been responsible for a good deal of long term recovery success stories over the years.
People have said that just using AA meant that there was something missing in their recovery - something personal to the individual.
Some feel that the psychological causes of addiction were not fully addressed by the AA meetings alone.
*Both* rehab and mutual aid, such as AA, or SMART recovery, are beneficial, especially when used at different times or for different purposes, in any one person's recovery pathway.
People quite often choose to attend the AA group meetings in addition to having completed the residential rehab.
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?
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 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 Ceasing My Addictive Behaviour Without Assistance Useful...Or Dangerous?
We must expressly advise against this.
Undergoing withdrawal alone and by yourself can carry with it serious clinical consequences.
Risks include elevated risk of seizure, heart and cardiovascular complications, blood pressure variations.
**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 alcohol/substance misuse rehab programme isn’t realistic right now.
There is sometimes a shorter programme which involves only completing the initial detox, although not available in all cases.
However, the success rates for these shorter courses can be lower than with the longer more established programmes.
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.
Shorter detox programmes are available, **but only** if there are adequate support structures in place for when you complete this.
...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.
How Do I Find The Refund Policy For Rehab?
You should ask the clinic you are about to attend about its own refund policy, as each is different.
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?
What If I Need To Get Started Quickly?
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.
How Did Abbeycare Get Started Providing Addiction Help?
It was in 2005 that Abbeycare first started providing treatment for addiction.
Abbeycare has since grown to become a nationally recognised company and as a provider of rehab treatment.
Why Do I Need To Complete An Assessment To Enter Abbeycare?
It is necessary to evaluate whether you and the clinic are a good match for each other going forward.
To this effect, we will seek approval from our health professionals once you have completed a short telephone questionnaire with our admissions team.
Abbeycare's UK clinics are available to those in Pentwyn and Cardiff.
We've worked with thousands from all over the world, and we can probably help you too.
There's no substitute for the years of experience we've had, assisting with even the most complex cases.
Even if you need transport arranged to get here, we can probably help with that too.
You can read our inspection reports from regulatory bodies, on our clinic pages, here: Abbeycare Scotland, and Abbeycare Gloucester.
Our admissions team will help you navigate the treatment options.
Our medical team can assist you to detox, safely, and comfortably.
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 get started.
Are you ready?
To get your questions answered, or to get started in recovery, our team can help, on 01603 513 091.