Hundreds near Radyr 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.
Below, we've laid out our 19 most forthright answers, to unflinching questions about rehab near Radyr:
Brace yourself for warts and all answers, to the toughest questions about overcoming addiction near Radyr.
We'll start with:
Is Treatment Going To Help Me?
As long as you actively participate and don’t remain passive, rehab can and will help you.
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. But, a rehab clinic will not do everything for you.
A lack of personal responsibility is the hallmark of addiction, and thus reclaiming responsibility for your own life is a cornerstone of recovery.
Rehab near Radyr should not be considered a permanent "cure" that can fix all drug problems in your life immediately.
The dynamics of addiction have taken a long time to establish, and it will take time and understanding for them to be overcome.
All of this takes patience, diligence, and active participation.
It is only your first step on a long journey.
What Exactly Happens During Alcohol Or Drug Rehab Treatment Radyr?
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?
In the first week you’ll be resting more than is usual during the physical detox process, as well as getting used to 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.
After the first 7 days, here's what you can expect...
Upon completing your detox, you’ll be in the safe hands of the clinicians who will guide you through the therapeutic process. You may find yourself in individual counselling sessions or in group Behavioural Therapy, which seeks to help you understand the reasons for your addiction.
Usually, residential programmes near Radyr and the surrounding Cardiff area are multi-faceted, 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.
Rehab Radyr clinics, in general, will inform their clients of the following day’s activities on the preceding night.
In the last 7 days of a rehab clinic stay, 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.
Such measures will assist you in your transition towards living a normal life outside the clinic 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 Rehab For?
Rehab clinic treatment is designed for people who have committed themselves to full recovery.
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 for alcohol or drug abuse 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.
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.
What Aspects Of Addiction Treatment Are Now Outdated, That I Should Watch Out For?
- Going it alone. Believing that even though although external support channels are available, they are not required.
- Any approaches which do not take a holistic view of what is required and only go down one narrow route. 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.
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?
Is There A Checklist Of Things You Should Do When Planning To Enter Radyr Drug/Alcohol Rehab?
You will get a confirmation of your booking, and the clinic will also send you details of what you should bring with you when you start the treatment.
Ask the admissions team you're dealing with for this, if they do not provide it.
How Should Life Be Different, After Addiction Treatment?
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.
- You should begin to notice small behavioural and emotional changes, increased structure and order, and a sense of renewed purpose.
- When these changes in your behaviour take place you’ll find that there’s ample room for other things to improve also, such as improvements in family life, your work, etc.
What Are The Top 3 Mistakes Those Entering Drug/Alcohol Treatment For The First Time Make?
(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) The erroneous belief that success has been achieved in long term recovery when only small/initial gains 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 Radyr Doesn't Work?
If, following detox and rehab, you relapse the likely explanations are:
(i) For whatever reason, you didn’t make use of any of the follow-up help and support resources after treatment completed.
(ii) You didn't make enough progress on underlying psychological issues behind alcoholism or drug addiction, prior to experiencing an external trigger.
You’ll be able to prepare for such situations by:
(i) During treatment, ensuring you plan for aftercare and engage with all the help on offer.
(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 most cases, relapses are almost certainly due to omitting one of the above.
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 history of drug or alcohol dependency as they start their rehab recovery journey.
Even without regular support from family, recovery from alcohol or substance dependence is possible.
Alcoholics Anonymous Didn't Work For Me, How Is Rehab Different?
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.
There have been many success stories with people using only AA Radyr to resolve their alcoholism.
Some people have attended AA meetings over the long term but reported that they felt something was lacking from just the one community support.
Residential rehab, with its focus on one-on-one therapy, is different to the group-based AA meetings, and it may be that the causes of addiction are more properly uncovered with the former type of approach.
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 quite often choose to attend the AA group meetings in addition to having completed the residential rehab.
Both AA and residential rehab can be effective approaches to long-term recovery, and usage of both can be done in a variety of combinations.
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.
However, Alcoholics Anonymous are not the people who are best able to provide clinical care and therapy, or to examine the triggers and reasons for your addiction in a way which will be best at preventing relapse.
For this, look for clinical detox first, and then you can follow this with AA Radyr meetings which are ideal as a way of supporting you in preventing relapse.
Is It Alright To Spontaneously Stop Taking Drugs Or Alcohol By Myself And Call That Success?
We don’t consider this to be a good move at all.
Attempting withdrawal without qualified medical supervision can be extremely dangerous and should not be undertaken.
There are the dangers of having seizures and blood pressure issues, with serious risk of heart issues.
**Proper medical supervision must always be close at hand during any detox or withdrawal**.
What Is My Financial Situation Isn’t Up To That At The Moment?
Full alcohol or drug rehab may be unreachable financially for some, so here's another option you may like to consider.
Though not the full programme, the detox-only route is available as a possibility. This is not usually widely advertised.
However, the success rates for these shorter courses can be lower than with the longer more established programmes.
Although the standard rehab stay is 28 days in total, we can suggest shorter stays if it is still clinically appropriate.
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.
How Do Clinics Approach Their Rehab Refund Policy?
Refund policies will vary from clinic to clinic, be sure to ask before committing.
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 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.
What Are The Origins Of The Abbeycare Group?
Following personal experiences of Abbeycare staff, we started providing rehab care in 2005.
We have grown since then into a well-known care provider and a trusted resource for residential rehab programmes.
Why Is An Assessment Required, Prior To Admission?
It’s important that your needs are fully taken care of in the clinic and that everything is suitable.
To this effect, we will seek approval from our health professionals once you have completed a short telephone questionnaire with our admissions team.
Abbeycare have central UK locations, and serve the Radyr and 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.
Even if you need transport arranged to get here, we can probably help with that too.
Our clinic inspection reports are available on the relevent service pages: Abbeycare Scotland, Abbeycare Gloucester.
Our admissions team are ready to listen to your needs.
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.
Are you ready?
Ready to get started? All calls are confidential. Ring direct on 01603 513 091.