Hundreds near Rhiwbina end up opting for the wrong addiction treatment that doesn't meet their needs. But with the right insights, it *is* possible to find the right help.
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 addiction treatment near Rhiwbina.
Let's dive in.
Rehab Won't Help. Change My Mind.
As long as you actively participate and don’t remain passive, rehab can and will help you.
In fact, rehab continues to be the best structured approach to tackling addiction at the point when it is needed most. But, rehab will not do everything for you.
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 know from the start that rehab in Rhiwbina is not some kind of magic cure-all which will take away all addictive impulses.
It took a long while to build up the patterns of addiction, and it will take time and understanding for them to be resolved.
All of this takes patience, diligence, and active participation.
Rehab is the first step on this journey.
How Does A Rehab Programme Near Rhiwbina Work, Exactly?
Private rehab is typically a 3-stage overall process, of initial detox, therapeutic help with underlying psychological issues of addiction, followed by aftercare planning, which provides support and resources for the future.
During the initial week in drug or alcohol rehab, you should 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.
Everyone is different, so the length of the detox initially will vary depending on the depth of dependency, how recent the dependency has taken hold, and amount of usage.
What should you expect after the first week of rehab?
After initial detox is complete, the clinical team will invite you to begin taking part in therapeutic sessions. It is important for you to understand why you became addicted in the first place, so you’ll be taking part in group Cognitive Behavioural Therapy or one-on-one counselling.
Rhiwbina and Cardiff Residential programmes are, as a whole quite diverse, and will see you participating in mutual aid meetings, complementary or holistic therapies, sharing experiences with other clients, physical exercise routines, and a move back toward structure and order, in your daily routine.
You’ll be told the previous evening what the following day’s events and activities are to be.
Once in the final week in rehab, you should expect…
During the final week, if not before, your provider will probably plan precautions against relapsing, together with other support.
These will assist you as you move from residential care back into the outside world 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?
Those who are genuinely serious about getting back their lives, relationships, families, and children, are the people who will get the most out of rehab.
In practice, people will have been trapped in a cycle of alcohol or drug abuse on multiple occasions, have tried and failed to recover, and seek the help to get their lives back on track.
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 rehab, and the great benefits which follow.
Is There Anything That No Longer Works In Terms Of Rehab Treatment?
- Doing it yourself. The delusion that trying to get your life back on track without outside professional help, even though you know that help is available.
- Any approaches which do not take a holistic view of what is required and only go down one narrow route. Clinics nowadays are mostly geared to a broad perspective to how best to treat addictive behaviours, without recourse to religious philosophy or other similar strictures.
- 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 rehab 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 Is The Best Way To Ensure Rehab Is Successful?
Is There A Checklist Of Things You Should Do When Planning To Enter Rhiwbina Rehab?
Reputable addiction clinics will give you a booking confirmation, including a list of what items to bring to rehab when admitting.
All the items you’ll need to bring in with you should be sent to you prior to admission, and any reputable rehab clinic will do this in plenty time.
What 3 Main Areas Of Life Should I Expect Changes In, After Rehab?
As long as you put in the work, significant changes could be expected:
- As long as you’ve accepted what the substance is doing to you, you’ll find that it’s easier to fulfil your need for this in healthier ways, and you should plan for this accordingly.
- In understanding all these disparate but connected elements, your behaviour, your emotions and the way you interact with people should all change for the better, and – crucially – without any need of the substance which you were previously addicted to.
- How much better your whole life will become when you allow the positive things in life fill the massive space which was previously occupied by addiction, and the associated behaviours that went with it!
What Are 3 Things New Rehab Clients Do Wrong When Going Into Addiction Treatment For The First Time?
(i) The thought of being deprived of the addictive substance during the detox stage, leading to a wish to cancel the whole rehab treatment.
(ii) The belief that a little success experienced during the early stages of recovery means that we're “cured”.
(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 If Rehab Rhiwbina Doesn't Work?
If, following treatment, you relapse the likely explanations are:
(i) You failed to implement aftercare advice following treatment.
(ii) Your understanding of the psychology of what causes your addictive behaviour was not yet advanced enough; sometimes this just takes time to work through.
You can look to prevent these scenarios 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 our experience, those who relapse repeatedly over time, have almost always missed one of the above elements.
Can Recovery Work For Me? I Have No Family Or Friends Support
No two people are alike, and each person will have a different calibre of support when they begin their treatment.
You need to remember that even those people without a good support network continue to recover successfully.
I’m Hoping Rehab Is Different?...Because Alcoholics Anonymous Didn’t Work For Me.
Even if you've already tried AA, here's how rehab is different...
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 Rhiwbina to resolve their issues.
Some people have said that certain parts of their recovery were missing, having only attended AA over the years.
In hindsight, it may be that the AA meetings, which lack the one-to-one aspect of rehab, failed to fully address the psychological triggers of addiction.
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.
A good recovery can be produced by both rehab and AA, each together, or at different times, depending on circumstances.
Is AA Alone Likely To Lead To Long Term Recovery?
Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are a wonderful resource in recovery and a source of inspiration, hope and the power of the community.
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.
You can indeed reap the benefits of AA meetings near Rhiwbina and the group support that they bring, but first you do need to undergo the residential clinical rehab, including the important detox stage at the start of the programme.
I Want To Stop Using Alcohol Or Drugs Without Professional Help
We must expressly advise against this.
Going "cold turkey" is something which we do not recommend on serious medical grounds.
Dangerous medical risks include heart attack and the dangers which are always associated with seizures and fits.
**You should NEVER consider putting yourself through detox or cold-turkey alone**.
What Is My Financial Situation Isn’t Up To That At The Moment?
If a full rehab programme is too much for your right now, here's another option.
Several clinics now provide an option which is detox only, though this isn’t usually publicised.
This isn’t for financial reasons alone, but because shorter programmes are often associated with less successful outcomes, in the longer term.
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.
Ask about short term detox **only ** if you have adequate plans for support upon completion.
...such as a well-organised support plan with a sponsor for your long term recovery.
Going in for a detox without having planned support ahead will risk a relapse and hence lower your chances of a full recovery.
Do Rehab Clinics Provide A Refund Policy?
Each clinic will operate their own refund policies, so ask before your course begins.
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 Actually Sign Up For Rehab?
I’d Like To Start The Programme Immediately; Can I Do That?
Some clinical checks need to be carried out and then the admissions staff will be able to welcome you to the residential programme in less than 48 hours.
What Are The Origins Of The Abbeycare Group?
Abbeycare began offering residential rehab treatment on a small scale back in 2005, following the personal experiences in recovery of our staff.
In the UK, since that year, Abbeycare has grown substantially, and we are now a recognised provider of rehab and addiction treatment.
Why Am I Being Asked Do Complete An Assessment In Order To Attend A Course Of Residential Treatment With Abbeycare?
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 have central UK locations, and serve the Rhiwbina and Cardiff area.
We've worked with thousands from all over the world, and we can probably help you too.
All these years we've stuck to the basics that work - structured detox, therapy, and aftercare solutions that help get folks back on track.
Even if you need transport arranged to get here, we can probably help with that too.
Our admissions team are ready to listen to your needs.
Our medical team are ready to 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 get started.
The only thing left is - are you ready?
To get your questions answered, or to get started in recovery, our team can help, on 01603 513 091.