The hunt for addiction treatment near Soar can be confusing. But our companion guide can lend a hand...
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This is the most detailed debriefing available on addiction treatment options in Soar.
Will Rehab Treatment Actually Help Me In The Long Term?
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.
A lack of personal responsibility is the hallmark of addiction, and thus reclaiming responsibility for your own life is a cornerstone of recovery.
Inpatient rehabilitation in Soar cannot be considered a permanent "cure", which will automatically resolve all addiction issues in your life.
The dynamics of addiction have taken a long time to establish, and it will take time and understanding for them to be overcome.
All this requires patience, persistence, and constructive engagement.
Treatment in a rehab clinic is just the beginning.
How Does A Rehab Programme Near Soar 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.
This is what you should find in the first 7 days of alcohol/drug rehab ...
Your first seven days will see the detox completed and this will be accompanied by becoming accustomed to your new regime of 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.
Once the first week in rehab is over, you should expect…
After initial drug detox or alcohol 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.
Residential programs in Soar 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 move back toward structure and order, in your daily routine.
Most Soar 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 final seven days in residential addiction treatment, you should expect the following…
Help and support to prevent you from relapsing will be provided by your clinic in the final week.
This is designed to help you and guide you towards a normal life outside of the residential system 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 Rehab For?
Rehab clinic treatment is designed for people who have committed themselves to full 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.
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.
Aren't There Aspects Of Rehab That No Longer Work?
- DIY recovery attempts. The delusion that trying to get your life back on track without outside professional help might work, even though you know that help is available.
- Programmes of treatment which are extreme in nature and which tend to be geared towards one form of therapy or approach. 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.
- A process-driven programme which will alienate the client and make them feel as if they are not being treated as a human being.
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 Is The Best Way To Ensure Rehab For Alcoholism Or Drug Addiction Is Successful?
How Should I Make Plans For My Upcoming Soar Rehab Treatment Admission?
Any good addiction clinic will confirm the booking and send you a list of the things that you should bring with you.
Ask the admissions team you're dealing with for this, if they do not provide it.
How Should Life Be Different, After Addiction Treatment?
As long as everything is done correctly, you might expect to see initial signs of:
- You should plan for a life where you take care of your needs in ways which are healthier than before, and without the need for the substance that held you in its addictive grip.
- By dealing with all of these things, in turn, you should find that you emotional life, the way that you behave and interact with other people will be brighter and more positive, and without the need for your addictive behaviour.
- You’ll find that once the addictive substance is removed, you’ll be letting all the other things in your life, such as work, family and relationships, expand, to fill the void previously occupied by the addictive substance.
Tell Me The Top 3 Errors I Should Avoid When Entering Addiction Rehab?
(i) Fear associated with the initial detox and withdrawal phase leading to a desire to leave treatment before it has begun.
(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 Soar Rehab Not Work?
If, following detox and rehab, you relapse the likely explanations are:
(i) For whatever reason, you didn’t make use of any of the follow-up help and support resources after treatment completed.
(ii) A trigger event happened in the external world, that you didn't work on yet, during treatment.
Make yourself less vulnerable to these events by:
(i) Whilst still in treatment, actively engaging in aftercare planning, and actively following through on the supports given, to make sure you stay on track in sobriety.
(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.
Is It Possible To Stay Sober/Clean Even Without Social Support?
You are among the millions of people in recovery across the world right now, each one with a different quality and history of support.
Alcoholism or drug addiction recovery is certainly possible even if you don’t have continual support from family members.
I Did Not Succeed With Alcoholics Anonymous; Why Is Rehab Different?
Rehab does take a different approach, than AA.
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 Soar to resolve their alcoholism.
Others have attended AA in the long term, but felt that certain elements of their recovery were missing.
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.
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.
Those who have successfully completed a residential rehab programme often attend AA as part of their ongoing stop drinking support.
Both programmes, in fact, provide very good foundations for full recovery, and may be used in any combination which is suitable for the individual.
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 AA do not provide clinical detoxes or professional therapy into the underlying causes of addiction, or accountability in a structure recovery plan.
You can indeed reap the benefits of AA meetings near Soar 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.
Is It Alright To Spontaneously Stop Taking Drugs Or Alcohol By Myself And Call That Success?
This is specifically advised against, due to risks involved.
Undergoing withdrawal alone and by yourself can carry with it serious clinical consequences.
Dangerous medical risks include heart attack and the dangers which are always associated with seizures and fits.
**NEVER undertake withdrawal or detox without qualified medical supervision**.
And If I Cannot Afford That?
If a full rehab programme is out of your reach at the moment, here's something to ask about.
Though not widely advertised, many centres can provide a detox-only alternative.
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.
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.
Experience has shown that there is a risk of not being able to enjoy a full recovery if you don’t make plans for the support required after the short-term detox has completed.
Do Rehab Clinics Provide A Refund Policy?
Refund policies will vary from clinic to clinic, be sure to ask before committing.
Any refunds given are not provided on the basis of a client relapsing, as long term success is a matter of individual responsibility.
Getting Started In Rehab: What Do I Need To Do?
What If I Need To Get Started Quickly?
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?
After some of our staff had their own experiences of recovery care, Abbeycare began its residential rehab programme in 2005.
We have grown since then into a well-known care provider and a trusted resource for residential rehab programmes.
Why Is An Assessment Required, Prior To Admission?
It’s important that your needs are fully taken care of in the clinic and that everything is suitable.
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 Soar and Cardiff area.
Thousands have already joined Abbeycare to overcome addiction, from every corner of the globe.
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.
Our inspection reports from the regulators, are available on our clinic pages, here: Abbeycare Scotland, Abbeycare Gloucester.
Our admissions team can advise on what options are available.
The Abbeycare medical team can 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 make the progress you need.
Are you ready?
To get your questions answered, or to get started in recovery, our team can help, on 01603 513 091.