Hundreds near Soar 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 lay out 19 critical Q&A insights into:
Brace yourself for warts and all answers, to the toughest questions about addiction treatment near Soar.
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.
At the point of crisis we have found that rehab is the best approach available among the primary care needs of people who are in active addiction. But, rehab will not do everything for you.
You will need to take responsibility for your own life, as a lack of this is a keynote feature of addiction.
You should know from the start that rehab in Soar is not some kind of magic cure-all which will take away all addictive impulses.
The addictive process takes many years to establish itself, so it will likely take a long time, and patience, to resolve it.
All this requires patience, persistence, and constructive engagement.
Rehab should be considered the first stage in a journey which you choose to make.
What Does Rehab Soar Consist Of?
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.
This is what you should find in the first 7 days of alcohol/drug rehab ...
The first week consists of completing the physical detox and resting more than you usually do, and also taking 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.
This is what you should find after the first 7 days of rehab ...
The clinical team will guide you through the therapeutic sessions when your detox has been completed. 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 participating in mutual aid meetings, complementary or holistic therapies, sharing experiences with other clients, physical exercise routines, and progress back to an ordered life with a more structured feel to it.
You’ll be told the previous evening what the following day’s events and activities are to be.
In the final seven days in rehab you should expect the following…
During the final week, if not before, your provider will probably plan precautions against relapsing, together with other support.
This is designed to help you and guide you towards a normal life outside of the residential system and give an opportunity for you to plan supports in advance, for addictive triggers you've identified during treatment.
Who Is Rehab For?
Rehab is for those who are genuinely serious about long term recovery.
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 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.
Rehab is for those who are ready to accept responsibility again for their own life, and reap the gains accordingly.Rehab is designed for those willing to undertake the responsibility for their own lives and who know that they will gain the benefits once this is achieved.
Is There Anything That No Longer Works In Terms Of Rehab Treatment?
- Going it alone. Believing that even though although external support channels are available, they are not required.
- Treatment programmes skewed to the extreme, in favour strictly of only one form of spiritual approach or outlook on recovery. 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.
- A rather dogmatic approach to treatment which tends to leave patients feeling alienated.
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.
To Ensure My Rehab Success... What Should I Be Doing?
Is There A Checklist Of Things You Should Do When Planning To Enter Soar Rehab?
All good clinics will send a booking acknowledgment to you prior to your stay, detailing all the things to bring with you.
Prior to your admission, your clinic should send you a list of things you should bring with you to rehab.
How Should Life Be Different, After Rehab?
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.
- 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 Addiction Treatment For The First Time?
(i) Anxiety at the prospect of detoxing, before treatment has even started.
(ii) Being over-confident that treatment has completely succeeded when only a couple of insights or milestones have been made.
(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.
How Likely Is It That Soar Rehab Will Not Work For Me?
In the event of a relapse post-treatment, there are several possible causes:
(i) You failed to implement aftercare advice following treatment.
(ii) A trigger event happened in the external world, that you didn't work on yet, during treatment.
Help yourself to safeguard against these circumstances by:
(i) Engaging with the therapeutic and aftercare planning throughout; and taking action on what is being offered to you; your chances of successfully staying clean may depend on this.
(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 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
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 without regular support from family, recovery from alcohol or substance addiction is possible.
I’m Hoping Rehab Is Different?...Because Alcoholics Anonymous Didn’t Work For Me.
Rehab does take a different approach, than AA.
Alcoholics Anonymous is a tremendous resource to have in anyone's recovery, but AA and rehab are not mutually exclusive.
Long-term success has certainly been achieved over the years just by using AA Soar.
Some people have attended AA meetings over the long term but reported that they felt something was lacking from just the one service.
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 who complete the residential rehab requirements do quite often attend AA later on as part of their relapse prevention measures.
Full and long-term recoveries have been recorded by people who have used both resources, either individually or in conjunction with each other.
Isn’t It Sufficient Just To Attend AA?
AA is a great help for anyone in recovery and is often seen as the light at the end of the tunnel.
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 Soar in the longer term.
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.
Attempting withdrawal without qualified medical supervision can be extremely dangerous and should not be undertaken.
There are a multitude of risks associated with this, including heart issues and convulsions/seizures.
**Proper medical supervision must always be close at hand during any detox or withdrawal**.
What Is My Financial Situation Isn’t Up To That At The Moment?
Full rehab may be unreachable financially for some, so here's another option you may like to consider.
Several clinics now provide an option which is detox only, though this isn’t usually publicised.
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.
Ask about short term detox **only ** if you have adequate plans for support upon completion.
...for example, a well-chosen and properly structured support plan including longer term help and therapy.
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?
You should ask the clinic you are about to attend about its own refund policy, as each is different.
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?
What If I Need To Get Started Quickly?
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.
What Are The Origins Of The Abbeycare Group?
It was in 2005 that Abbeycare first started providing treatment for addiction.
In the UK, since that year, Abbeycare has grown substantially, and we are now a recognised provider of rehab and addiction treatment.
Why Is It Considered Necessary To Complete An Assessment?
It is necessary to evaluate whether you and the clinic are a good match for each other going forward.
To this effect, we will seek approval from our health professionals once you have completed a short telephone questionnaire with our admissions team.
Abbeycare's UK clinics have been helping those in Soar and surrounding Cardiff area.
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.
Even if you need transport arranged to get here, we can probably help with that too.
Our admissions team can advise on what options are available.
Detox is possible, safely and comfortably, with the help of our medical team.
Our therapeutic team can help you identify the issues behind addiction, and stop the pattern in your life.
The Abbeycare clinic team are ready to help you co-ordinate everything.
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.