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Rehab Won't Help. Change My Mind.
Inpatient rehab could play a good part in helping you, *if* you allow it to help you, *and* you play an active role in facilitating this.
At the point of crisis we have found that inpatient rehab is the best approach available among the primary care needs of people who are in active addiction. Although, you will need to actively apply yourself to the rehab process.
You will need to take responsibility for your own life, as a lack of this is a keynote feature of substance addiction.
A rehab clinic stay near Pontprennau is not to be considered a "cure" that will completely resolve all addiction issues in your life.
The long term effects of an alcohol or drug problem took a long while to build up, and it will take time and understanding to stop.
You should know that all of this takes a good deal of active engagement and persistence.
Rehab should be considered the first stage in a journey which you choose to make.
What Does Rehab Pontprennau Consist Of?
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.
During the initial week in drug or alcohol rehab, you should expect…
Usually the first seven days are spent finishing physical detox, sleeping more than usual, and following prescribed drug advice.
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.
Once the first week in rehab is over, you should expect…
After initial drug detox or alcohol detox is complete, the clinical team will invite you to begin taking part in therapeutic sessions. 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.
Residential programs in Pontprennau and Cardiff are multi-faceted in general, and these will mean you’ll be participating in complementary therapies, mutual aid meetings, physical routines, sharing your experiences with others, and and transition towards regaining some structure and order in your routine.
Most Pontprennau 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.
Once in the final week in an alcohol/drug clinic, you should expect…
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 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?
People who are serious about their long term recovery will benefit from inpatient clinic treatment.
Such people have tried time and time again to quit their misuse of alcohol or drugs and know there must be a way for them to succeed even though they’ve failed before – if only they had the right support.
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.
Only those who take responsibility for their own lives will gain from a full rehab programme, and the great benefits which follow.
What Doesn't Work Anymore, In Alcohol & Drug Rehab Treatment?
Attempting to quit alcohol or drugs without help. This is a recipe for failure, and is especially ridiculous given that the support you need from professionals is available to you if only you would ask for it.
- Any approaches which do not take a holistic view of what is required and only go down one narrow route. Most clinics and rehab centres have now accepted a wider perspective on the underlying principles of recovery, and do not insist you adopt specific religious philosophies or similar.
- A process-driven programme which will alienate the client and make them feel as if they are not being treated as a human being.
Drug or alcohol rehab programmes which are known to work are those which place the client within a community of people with shared problems and a corresponding shared will to succeed in conquering their addictive behaviour.
How Can I Succeed In Alcohol/Drug Rehab?
How Should You Plan For Your Stay In A Pontprennau Rehab Clinic?
Reputable addiction clinics will give you a booking confirmation, including a list of what items to bring to rehab when admitting.
Prior to your admission, your clinic should send you a list of things you should bring with you to rehab.
In What 3 Areas Of My Life Should I See Noticeable Change, Following Treatment?
If all goes according to plan you might expect to see signs of:
- Plan for dealing with the need to fulfil your desires and wishes in healthier ways, than a coping mechanism or addictive substance like alcohol or drug use.
- You should begin to notice small behavioural and emotional changes, increased structure and order, and a sense of renewed purpose.
- You’ll find that once the addictive substance is removed, you’ll be letting all the other things in your life, such as work, family and relationships, expand, to fill the void previously occupied by the addictive substance.
Tell Me The Top 3 Errors I Should Avoid When Entering Addiction Rehab?
(i) Fear at the prospect of taking the coping mechanism away, and entering withdrawal, during the first phase of rehab.
(ii) Overconfidence following a few therapeutic gains made, early in the process. Believing that one or two individual insights is equal to lasting recovery.
(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.
How Likely Is It That Pontprennau Detox & Treatment Will Not Work For Me?
If you relapse following treatment, there are a few possibilities:
(i) You failed to implement aftercare advice following treatment.
(ii) You were't able to understand enough about your own personal alcohol or drug triggers, during treatment.
You can look to prevent these scenarios 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) To avoid succumbing to trigger events (which are 100% certain to happen) make sure you make continued therapeutic care, your priority.
Relapses often arise as a result of omitting or neglecting one of the above precautionary measures.
Do People Without Any Support Network Fail In Long-Term Recovery?
Of the millions in recovery globally, everyone has a different level of alcohol/drug dependency and amount of support available in their lives, when they enter treatment.
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?
Yes, rehab is different to AA, and here’s how….
Alcoholics Anonymous is not the same as rehab, even though AA is good to have access to.
In fact, people have reported long-term recovery success just with AA Pontprennau alone.
Other people have reported, however, that there was something missing by using AA alone.
With treatment for drug or alcohol addiction, we need to understand the psychological drivers of addiction which are undiscovered in a mutual aid environment, and need focussed one-to-one therapeutic help.
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.
People who complete the residential rehab requirements do quite often attend AA later on as part of their relapse prevention measures.
Both programmes, in fact, provide very good foundations for full recovery, and may be used in any combination which is suitable for the individual.
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 you need a properly structured residential programme, then later you could make use of AA Pontprennau as part of your long-term recovery support.
Is It Wise To Just Stop My Substance Abuse Without Outside Help?
This is specifically advised against, due to risks involved.
Trying to do this by yourself carries with it some grave medical concerns and we really advise against it.
Cardiovascular complications may ensue, together with blood pressure variations and it may result in life threatening symptoms without appropriate supervision.
**NEVER undertake withdrawal or detox without qualified medical supervision**.
What If My Finances Won’t Allow That?
Another option can be available to you if the full alcohol/substance misuse rehab programme isn’t realistic right now.
Many clinics offer a detox-only programme, although this is not usually widely advertised.
This isn’t for financial reasons alone, but because shorter programmes are often associated with less successful outcomes, in the longer term.
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.
...in other words, a proper and structured plan to therapy with its associated follow-up support.
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 Clinics Approach Their Rehab Refund Policy?
You should ask the clinic you are about to attend about its own refund policy, as each is different.
Any refunds given are not provided on the basis of a client relapsing, as long term success is a matter of individual responsibility.
What Are The Steps To Sign Up For Rehab?
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 Did Abbeycare Get Started Providing Addiction Help?
Abbeycare began offering residential rehab treatment on a small scale back in 2005, following the personal experiences in recovery of our staff.
We have grown since then into a well-known care provider and a trusted resource for residential rehab programmes.
Is Completing An Assessment Really Necessary?
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.
Abbeycare's UK clinics are available to those in Pontprennau and Cardiff.
Thousands have already joined Abbeycare to overcome addiction, from every corner of the globe.
In our 15 years, we've worked with even the most complex multi-substance detoxes, needs, and issues.
Our team can even get transport organised too, if needed, from your location (with an extra charge).
Our clinic inspection reports are available on the relevent service pages: Abbeycare Scotland, Abbeycare Gloucester.
Our admissions team can advise on what options are available.
The Abbeycare medical team can help you detox comfortably.
Our addiction specialist therapists can help you overcome the underlying issues of addiction.
Our clinic team are ready to help you make the progress you need.
Now....are you ready?
If you're ready for help, call our admissions team direct, on 01603 513 091.