Getting alcohol or drug addiction treatment help, that meets your needs near Rhiwbina can be challenging...but help *is* available.
Below, we've laid out our 19 most forthright answers, to unflinching questions about rehab near Rhiwbina:
This is the ultimate consumer guide for finding addiction treatment in Rhiwbina.
Let's dive in.
Will Rehab Treatment Actually Help Me In The Long Term?
You can certainly expect a drug or alcohol addiction clinic programme to be productive, *as long as* you play an active role.
Along with the primary care needs for addiction, detox and therapy, treatment in a rehab centre is the most structured method available for people to get well. But, a rehab centre is only part of the way to success.
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 Rhiwbina is not to be considered a "cure" that will completely resolve all addiction issues in your life.
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 requires patience, dedication, and active involvement.
A stay in a rehab centre is the first step on this journey.
What Should I Expect, From Inpatient Rehab Rhiwbina?
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.
In the first 7 days of drug/alcohol rehab, here's what you can expect...
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.
What should you expect after the first week of drug/alcohol rehab?
Upon completing your detox, you’ll be in the safe hands of the clinicians who will guide you through the therapeutic process. 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 Rhiwbina 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 a gradual return to the kind of ordered life that may be regarded as normal for most people.
Most Rhiwbina 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.
This is what you should expect to experience during the final 7 days of rehab ...
Help and support to prevent you from relapsing will be provided by your clinic in the final week.
You’ll be helped, in this way, back towards your life outside residential care and allow you to plan ahead to prevent any triggers which may cause a relapse.
Who Is Likely To Benefit From Rehab?
Rehab will help those who come into treatment with the intention of achieving long term recovery from their addiction.
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 means putting in the work necessary to get your life back, and with the support and help of a proper detox followed by therapy and other forms of support.
Only those who take responsibility for their own lives will gain from a full rehab programme, and the great benefits which follow.
Are There Outmoded Methods In Rehab, That I Should Avoid?
- Trying to quit drinking or drugs without any professional help; this is always a bad move.
- Any approach to therapy which is demonstrably tied to only one type of outlook on what works best. 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 Do I Set Myself Up For Success In Addiction Treatment?
How To Plan For My Stay In A Rhiwbina Rehab Clinic?
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.
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?
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.
- You should begin to notice small behavioural and emotional changes, increased structure and order, and a sense of renewed purpose.
- 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.
Tell Me The Top 3 Errors I Should Avoid When Entering Addiction Rehab?
(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) Mistaking a couple of early successful milestones for a complete and lasting recovery from substance abuse.
(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.
What If Rehab Rhiwbina Doesn't Work?
If you relapse following treatment, there are a few possibilities:
(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.
Make yourself less vulnerable to these events by:
(i) During your stay, make sure you pay attention to aftercare planning and always fully follow through on the help and support offered.
(ii) Making continuing therapeutic care a priority in your aftercare plan, to ensure you have active support, when you do experience triggers (this is inevitable).
In most cases, relapses are almost certainly due to omitting one of the above.
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.
Alcoholism or drug addiction recovery is certainly possible even if you don’t have continual support from family members.
Alcoholics Anonymous .v. Rehab - Which Is Better And Why?
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.
Many have used only AA Rhiwbina in their recovery over the years, and achieved very long-term success.
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.
Residential rehab and mutual aid do not have to be mutually exclusive, and work very well together, in sequence, or, in some rehab programmes, together.
AA meetings are often taken up by people after they’ve successfully completed their residential rehab programmes.
A good recovery can be produced by both rehab and AA, each together, or at different times, depending on circumstances.
Can’t I Just Stick With Alcoholics Anonymous, Or Other Mutual Aid Groups, To Recover?
AA, and other mutual aid groups, are often reported as the drivers behind maintaining long term sobriety and being the provider of hope.
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, turn first to a structured residential rehab programme, then later, enjoy the benefits of Alcoholics Anonymous or your chosen mutual aid programme, in Rhiwbina in the longer term.
Is Ceasing My Addictive Behaviour Without Assistance Useful...Or Dangerous?
This is specifically advised against, due to risks involved.
Going "cold turkey" is something which we do not recommend on serious medical grounds.
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**.
What If I Can't Afford It?
Full alcohol or drug rehab may be unreachable financially for some, so here's another option you may like to consider.
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.
It usually takes 28 days for the full residential course; but we can recommend an alternative if that suits your pocket at the moment.
You can ask about short-term detox, **but only** if support is planned for your continued recovery on the other side.
i.e. if a support plan were to be put in place ready to provide for your long term care and recovery.
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?
Please ask the clinic prior to beginning your residential programme; each clinic has its own policy.
If you relapse you should not expect a refund, as the cause of the relapse is down to the client in each case.
How Do I Get Started In Treatment?
Can I Start Rehab Right Now?
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?
In 2005 Abbeycare opened its first residential rehab clinic upon seeing the need for such a service.
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 operate UK clinics providing help for alcohol or drug addiction for those in the Rhiwbina and Cardiff area.
We've helped thousands overcome their addiction to alcohol or drugs.
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.
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 therapy team are available, to help you identify triggers, patterns, and start truly overcoming them.
Our clinic team are ready to help you make the progress you need.
Are you ready for recovery?
Ready to get started? All calls are confidential. Ring direct on 01603 513 091.