It's easy to get overwhelmed searching for the right alcohol or drug addiction treatment near Rhiwbina. But answers *are* available.
Below, we've laid out our 19 most forthright answers, to unflinching questions about rehab near Rhiwbina:
Brace yourself for warts and all answers, to the toughest questions about overcoming addiction near Rhiwbina.
We'll start with:
How Do I Know Rehab Will Be Beneficial?
As long as you actively participate and don’t remain passive, rehab can and will help 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. But, rehabilitation will not work in a vacuum, or without your cooperation.
Reclaiming responsibility for yourself is necessary to recovery, as it is likely that lack of this is what forms the basis of addiction in the first place.
You should not expect addiction treatment in Rhiwbina to completely “cure” you of all your addictive impulses or feelings.
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.
All of this requires patience, dedication, and active involvement.
Rehab should be considered the first stage in a journey which you choose to make.
What Should I Expect, From Inpatient Rehab Rhiwbina?
Private rehab typically comprises three stages, consisting of the detox followed by help with psychological aspects of the addiction and then aftercare which seeks to provide a basis for life in the future.
Over the first seven days in alcohol/drug rehab you should expect the following…
The first week consists of completing the physical detox and resting more than you usually do, and also taking your medication.
This initial detox period, along with the history of addiction of the individual, can vary in length from one person to another, depending on frequency, recency, and amount of use.
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 from alcohol or drugs, through the start of your therapy. 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 programmes near Rhiwbina and Cardiff tend to be multi-faceted in nature, and you’ll be sharing your experiences with the other clients, participating in physical routines and in complementary therapy sessions and mutual aid, And gradually you’ll sense a shift back towards an ordered and structured life.
Most Rhiwbina addiction clinics have an agenda of daily activities, distributed the night before, detailing the events of the next day, and where you should be, and when.
This is what you should expect to experience during the final 7 days of rehab ...
In this final week the clinic will put in place measures which will be designed to help prevent you from relapse.
These will help you move on from residential treatment back into life outside the clinic and give an opportunity for you to plan supports in advance, for addictive triggers you've identified during treatment.
Who Is Rehab For?
Residential rehab is for those who are genuinely serious about long term recovery.
This generally means that they have been round many times in the circle of alcohol or drug abuse, seen and borne the harmful effects, and know that there must be another way-but need support to do this.
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.
People who fully understand that they must be responsible for their own lives will be successful in this undertaking, and who fully commit to it.
Are There Outmoded Methods In Rehab, That I Should Avoid?
- Trying to give up alcohol or drug use 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 treatment.
- An approach which is doomed to failure at worst will be one which depersonalises individuals as unique.
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 drug or alcohol rehab programme.
What Do I Need To Do To Make Alcohol & Drug Rehabilitation A Success, For Me?
What Are The Things You Should Plan For, In Rhiwbina Rehab?
Any good addiction clinic will confirm the booking and send you a list of the things that you should bring with you.
Any good rehab clinic will send you details of everything you’ll need before starting your rehab residency.
What Things Should I Expect To See Transformed During And After Drug/Alcohol Rehab?
If you've integrated with the group, actively participated and taken responsibility along the way, you could expect:
- If you've understood what the alcohol/substance abuse is doing *for* you, it becomes easier to fulfil this need in other, healthier ways, and then plan this in aftercare planning.
- By taking care of these things you should find that your behaviour, modes of communicating and especially your emotional responses should all change, and this is a reflection that you needs are being addressed in a positive way, free of the addictive substance.
- 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.
What Are The Top 3 Mistakes Those Entering Drug/Alcohol Treatment For The First Time Make?
(i) Fear at the prospect of taking the coping mechanism away, and entering withdrawal, during the first phase of rehab.
(ii) The erroneous belief that success has been achieved in long term recovery when only small/initial gains have been made.
(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.
What Are The Chances Of Rhiwbina Residential Rehab Failing?
In the event of a relapse post-treatment, there are several possible causes:
(i) You did not make use of the support provided post-rehab.
(ii) Your understanding of the psychology of what causes your excess drinking or drug use was not yet advanced enough; sometimes this just takes time to work through.
Help yourself to safeguard against these circumstances by:
(i) During treatment, ensuring you plan for aftercare and engage with all the help on offer.
(ii) Ensuring you prioritise therapy in aftercare, which will provide real support when you need it most.
In most cases, relapses are almost certainly due to omitting one of the above.
I Have No Family Or Support Channels, Will Recovery Work For Me?
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.
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?
Rehab does take a different approach, than AA.
Alcoholics Anonymous is a tremendous resource to have in anyone's recovery, but AA and rehab are not mutually exclusive.
There have been many success stories with people using only AA Rhiwbina to resolve their alcoholism.
Some people have said that certain parts of their recovery were missing, having only attended AA over the years.
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.
*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 who complete the residential rehab requirements do quite often attend AA later on as part of their relapse prevention measures.
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.
Why Can't I Just Attend Alcoholics Anonymous To Get Better?
Alcoholics Anonymous as a source of hope, courage, and a path toward sobriety.
However, AA cannot provide medical detox, personalised therapeutic insight into the reasons behind your personal pattern of addiction, or structure and accountability in a cohesive aftercare plan.
For this, look for clinical detox first, and then you can follow this with AA Rhiwbina meetings which are ideal as a way of supporting you in preventing relapse.
Is It Wise To Just Stop My Substance Abuse Without Outside Help?
We must expressly advise against this.
Undergoing withdrawal alone and by yourself can carry with it serious clinical consequences.
There are a multitude of risks associated with this, including heart issues and convulsions/seizures.
**You must NOT attempt to undergo detox yourself, or any kind of DIY withdrawal method**.
I’m Not Sure I Can Afford Treatment
Another option can be available to you if the full alcohol/substance misuse rehab programme isn’t realistic right now.
Several clinics now provide an option which is detox only, though this isn’t usually publicised.
However, the success rates for these shorter courses can be lower than with the longer more established programmes.
Here is what we recommend if you want a less expensive and shorter course.
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.
Is There A Refund Policy For Rehab?
Refund policies will vary from clinic to clinic, be sure to ask before committing.
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.
What Are The Stages Of Admitting To Rehab?
Can I Begin Rehab As Soon As Possible?
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.
Since then, we've grown into a recognised brand and industry leader in private addiction treatment in the UK.
Is Completing An Assessment Really Necessary?
Like all rehab clinics, we have to evaluate that we are properly able to cater for your own needs and that we are entirely appropriate for you as an individual.
This is done by going through a brief phone questionnaire with our admissions team, followed by an internal appraisal about the help that we’d be able to provide for you for your long-term recovery.
Abbeycare have central UK locations, and serve the Rhiwbina and Cardiff area.
We've helped hundreds (thousands probably) move beyond addiction, and start a new life.
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.
Check our independent inspection reports, available on our clinic pages for Scotland, and Abbeycare Gloucester.
Our admissions team can advise on what options are available.
The Abbeycare medical team can help you detox comfortably.
Our therapy team are available, to help you identify triggers, patterns, and start truly overcoming them.
Our clinical team are ready to help you start the journey.
Now....are you ready?
To get your questions answered, or to get started in recovery, our team can help, on 01603 513 091.