The hunt for addiction treatment near Rumney can be confusing. But our companion guide can lend a hand...
In this comprehensive 19 Q&A guidebook, we laid out answers to:
This is the ultimate consumer guide for finding addiction treatment in Rumney.
How Much Effort Does Rehab Need?
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 Rumney 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 Rumney Work, Exactly?
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.
During the initial week in drug or alcohol rehab, you should expect…
Usually the first seven days are spent finishing physical detox, sleeping more than usual, and following prescribed drug advice.
This initial detox period will vary in duration from one individual to another, depending on frequency, recency, and amount of usage, together with 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. The best way to proceed here may be group sessions or on an individual counselling basis, or both, as a means to unlock the reasons for your original addiction.
In general, residential programmes are 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 gradual return to the kind of ordered life that may be regarded as normal for most people.
Most Rumney 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...
Measures to assist you in relapse prevention will take place in the final week, provided by the clinic.
This is designed to help you and guide you towards a normal life outside of the residential system and allow you to plan ahead to prevent any triggers which may cause a relapse.
Who Is Likely To Benefit From Rehab?
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.
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.
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 give up alcohol or drug use alone and without the professional support which you nevertheless know exists.
- Treatment programmes skewed to the extreme, in favour strictly of only one form of spiritual approach or outlook on recovery. 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 rather dogmatic approach to treatment which tends to leave patients feeling alienated.
The essence of alcoholism and drug addiction recovery is in mutual aid, community, and respect for each other as individuals.
How Can I Succeed In Alcohol/Drug Rehab?
How Should You Plan For Your Stay In A Rumney Rehab Clinic?
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.
In What 3 Areas Of My Life Should I See Noticeable Change, Following Treatment?
If the underlying work is done, substantial changes could be achieved:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 3 Things New Rehab Clients Do Wrong When Going Into Treatment For Alcohol Or Drugs For The First Time?
(i) Anxiety at the prospect of drug/alcohol withdrawal, before treatment has even started.
(ii) The erroneous belief that success has been achieved in long term recovery when only small/initial gains have been made.
(iii) The risk of relapsing due to improper preparation for, or misreading of, trigger events which present themselves after rehab treatment has been completed.
Why Would Rumney Rehab Not Work?
If you relapse following treatment, there are a few possibilities:
(i) You failed to implement aftercare advice following treatment.
(ii) You were't able to understand enough about your own personal alcohol or drug triggers, during treatment.
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) Keep your contact with your aftercare support strong, as this will be much needed when you find yourself in a potential trigger situation (it is bound to happen).
Relapses often arise as a result of omitting or neglecting one of the above precautionary measures.
I Don't Have Any Support Or Family Members: Is Recovery Possible?
You are among the millions of people in recovery across the world right now, each one with a different quality and history of support.
Even those people without a robust support network manage to recover from their drug or alcohol addiction, so it's possible for you too.
Is Rehab Different From Alcoholics Anonymous, If So, How?
Rehab does take a different approach, than AA.
AA is not the same as rehab.
Alcoholics Anonymous Rumney has been responsible for a good deal of long term recovery success stories over the years.
People have said that just using AA meant that there was something missing in their recovery - something personal to the individual.
Some feel that the psychological causes of addiction were not fully addressed by the AA meetings alone.
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.
Both programmes, in fact, provide very good foundations for full recovery, and may be used in any combination which is suitable for the individual.
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, AA cannot provide a structured therapeutic framework in which to address the underlying issues which cause addiction, nor do they offer any clinical support.
For this you need a properly structured residential programme, then later you could make use of AA Rumney as part of your long-term recovery support.
Is It Alright To Spontaneously Stop Taking Drugs Or Alcohol By Myself And Call That Success?
Going it alone is rarely the answer, and often, is very dangerous.
Trying to do this by yourself carries with it some grave medical concerns and we really advise against it.
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**.
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.
Though not the full programme, the detox-only route is available as a possibility. This is not usually widely advertised.
This isn’t because it just costs less, but because this can be associated with lower success rates.
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.
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.
Is There A Refund Policy For Rehab?
Please ask the clinic prior to beginning your residential programme; each clinic has its own policy.
In general terms, most clinics do not refund fees if you relapse because the onus of responsibility lies with the client.
How Do I Get Started In Treatment?
I’d Like To Start The Programme Immediately; Can I Do That?
Most clinics can admit a client within 24-48 hrs, pending essential medical checks and a short assessment of suitability, carried out by the clinic's admissions or intake team.
How Long Has Abbeycare Been Providing Help For Addiction?
It was in 2005 that Abbeycare first started providing treatment for addiction.
Since that time, Abbeycare has grown into a well-known brand in the treatment of addiction within the United Kingdom.
Why Is An Assessment Required, Prior To Admission?
It is necessary to evaluate whether you and the clinic are a good match for each other going forward.
To do this, we complete a brief telephone questionnaire with you, and obtain approval for your admission from our clinical and medical professionals.
Abbeycare's UK clinics are available to those in Rumney and Cardiff.
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.
Not nearby? No problem, we can arrange transport too, in many cases.
How did we do with inspections from regulators? Check our reports, available on our clinic pages, here: Abbeycare Scotland, and Abbeycare Gloucester.
Our admissions team are ready to help.
The Abbeycare medical team can help you detox comfortably.
The Abbeycare therapy team are specialists in helping you identify and work through the underlying triggers behind addiction.
Our clinic team - many of them in recovery personally - are ready to get you started.
Are you ready?
If you're ready for help, call our admissions team direct, on 01603 513 091.