Getting simple, practical guidance on addiction treatment near Roath is difficult....but not impossible.
Below, we've laid out our 19 most forthright answers, to unflinching questions about rehab near Roath:
This is the ultimate consumer guide for finding addiction treatment in Roath.
Let's get started.
How Actively Involved In Rehab Do I Need To Be?
As long as you actively participate and don’t remain passive, rehab can and will help you.
For those suffering from addiction, detox followed by a well-managed stay in a rehab centre is the way forward in to recovery. 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 Roath to completely “cure” you of all your addictive impulses or feelings.
It has taken a long time to develop the complexities of drug or alcohol addiction in your life, and it will take time and awareness for them to be resolved.
All of this takes patience, diligence, and active participation.
Rehab should be considered the first stage in a journey which you choose to make.
How Does A Rehab Programme Near Roath Work, Exactly?
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.
During the initial week in drug or alcohol rehab, you should expect…
The first 7 days are usually spent completing physical detox, resting more than normal, and following advice for prescribed medication.
No two people are alike, so the time it takes for the detox phase to last will depend on things like the length of dependency, the history of addiction and the degree to which the dependency has taken hold of the body.
After the first 7 days, here's what you can expect...
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 programs in Roath 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 gradually you’ll sense a shift back towards an ordered and structured life.
Most Roath 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.
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 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 Likely To Benefit From Rehab?
Residential rehab is for those who are genuinely serious about long term 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.
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.
Inpatient drug or alcohol rehab is for those who are ready to accept responsibility again for their own life, and reap the gains accordingly.
What Doesn't Work Anymore, In Alcohol & Drug Rehab Treatment?
- Attempting to detox yourself and stop your addictive patterns of behaviour, even though the appropriate help and support is at hand when you need it most.
- 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.
- Any programme which is dogmatic and process-driven, which will tend to make patients feel that they’re numbers rather than people.
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 Roath Rehab?
All good clinics will send a booking acknowledgment to you prior to your stay, detailing all the things to bring with you.
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.
How Should Life Be Different, After Addiction Treatment?
If the underlying work is done, substantial changes could be achieved:
- 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.
- 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 3 Things New Rehab Clients Do Wrong When Going Into Treatment For Alcohol Or Drugs For The First Time?
(i) Fear at the prospect of taking the coping mechanism away, and entering withdrawal, during the first phase of rehab.
(ii) Being over-confident that treatment has completely succeeded when only a couple of insights or milestones 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.
Why Would Roath Rehab Not Work?
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.
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 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
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?
Even if you've already tried AA, here's how rehab is different...
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 Roath to resolve their alcoholism.
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 alcohol addiction.
Mutual aid and rehab treatment co-exist very well together. Whilst they are often used in different ways, or at different parts of the journey, these details come down to each individual's experience, and the order they tackle their issues, along the way.
After rehab has been completed, people quite regularly choose to attend AA meetings as well, as an ongoing part of their relapse prevention programme.
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?
People often say that it is Alcoholics Anonymous that shows them the way and inspires them to stay sober.
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, turn first to a structured residential rehab programme, then later, enjoy the benefits of Alcoholics Anonymous or your chosen mutual aid programme, in Roath in the longer term.
Is Ceasing My Addictive Behaviour Without Assistance Useful...Or Dangerous?
We really do warn 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**.
And If I Cannot Afford That?
Full alcohol or drug rehab may be unreachable financially for some, so here's another option you may like to consider.
Many clinics offer a detox-only programme, although this is not usually widely advertised.
However, shorter programmes can result in lower success rates, for long term recovery.
It usually takes 28 days for the full residential course; but we can recommend an alternative if that suits your pocket at the moment.
Short-term detox plans are available, **only** if you already have plans in place for support upon completion.
i.e. if a support plan were to be put in place ready to provide for your long term care and recovery.
In our experience, we find that opting for a short-term detox without planning ahead for support afterward will only reduce your chances of a full and long-term recovery.
What Is The Refund Policy On Rehab?
Each clinic will operate their own refund policies, so ask before your course begins.
Any refunds given are not provided on the basis of a client relapsing, as long term success is a matter of individual responsibility.
How Do I Actually Sign Up For 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.
What Are The Origins Of The Abbeycare Group?
In 2005 Abbeycare opened its first residential rehab clinic upon seeing the need for such a service.
Abbeycare has since grown to become a nationally recognised company and as a provider of rehab treatment.
Why Is It Considered Necessary To Complete An Assessment?
It is important, from the outset, that both clinic and client are appraised of whether the treatment we offer at a specific location is going to be the best for your overall health, well-being and long-term recovery.
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 Roath and Cardiff area.
Since 2005, we've been helping thousands to overcome addiction, comfortably, and safely.
There's no substitute for the years of experience we've had, assisting with even the most complex cases.
We can even arrange to assist with transport to the clinic (some extra charges do apply).
Our clinic inspection reports are available on the relevent service pages: Abbeycare Scotland, Abbeycare Gloucester.
Our admissions team are ready to help.
Our medical team are ready to 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 get started.
The only question is - are you ready?
If you're ready for help, call our admissions team direct, on 01603 513 091.