Getting alcohol or drug addiction treatment help, that meets your needs near Splott can be challenging...but help *is* available.
Below, we lay out 19 critical Q&A insights into:
This is the ultimate consumer guide for finding addiction treatment in Splott.
Will Rehab Actually Help?
Inpatient rehab could play a good part in helping you, *if* you allow it to help you, *and* you play an active role in facilitating this.
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.
You will need to take back your own responsibility for your life as part of the addiction recovery process.
You should not expect addiction treatment in Splott to completely “cure” you of all your addictive impulses or feelings.
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.
The first step on this path is residential rehab.
What Happens In Addiction Rehab Splott?
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…
The first 7 days are usually spent completing physical detox, resting more than normal, and following advice for prescribed medication.
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...
After initial drug detox or alcohol detox is complete, the clinical team will invite you to begin taking part in therapeutic sessions. You may find yourself in individual counselling sessions or in group Behavioural Therapy, which seeks to help you understand the reasons for your addiction.
Splott and Cardiff Residential programmes are, as a whole quite diverse, and you’ll be sharing your experiences with the other clients, participating in physical routines and in complementary therapy sessions and mutual aid, and and transition towards regaining some structure and order in your routine.
Rehab Splott clinics, in general, will inform their clients of the following day’s activities on the preceding night.
What should you expect in the last week of inpatient rehabilitation?
In this final week the clinic will put in place measures which will be designed to help prevent you from relapse.
These will assist you as you move from residential care back into the outside world 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 Best Suited To Rehab?
Rehab clinic treatment is designed for people who have committed themselves to full 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 centres are for those ready to do the work involved, but need the help to physically feel better, detox, and get the therapy insights needed to move forward productively.
Rehab will reward those who accept full responsibility for getting their lives back on track and who understand that only their own will can achieve this.
What Doesn't Work Anymore, In Alcohol & Drug Rehab Treatment?
- 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.
- 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.
- A rather dogmatic approach to treatment which tends to leave patients feeling alienated.
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?
Is There A Checklist Of Things You Should Do When Planning To Enter Splott Drug/Alcohol Rehab?
All good clinics will send a booking acknowledgment to you prior to your stay, detailing all the things to bring with you.
Any good rehab clinic will send you details of everything you’ll need before starting your rehab residency.
What Things Should I Expect To See Transformed During And After Drug/Alcohol Rehab?
If you've integrated with the group, actively participated and taken responsibility along the way, you could expect:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Tell Me The Top 3 Errors I Should Avoid When Entering Addiction Rehab?
(i) Anxiety at the prospect of drug/alcohol withdrawal, before treatment has even started.
(ii) Mistaking a couple of early successful milestones for a complete and lasting recovery from substance abuse.
(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.
Why Would Splott Rehab Not Work?
A few specifics often lie underneath potential relapses after completing rehab:
(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.
You’ll be able to prepare for such situations by:
(i) While in the rehab process, participate in any planning for aftercare whenever it is an option for you; this will increase the chances that you don’t succumb to triggers after you come out of rehab.
(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.
Do People Without Any Support Network Fail In Long-Term Recovery?
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.
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 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 Splott to resolve their alcoholism.
People have said that just using AA meant that there was something missing in their recovery - something personal to the individual.
Alcoholics Anonymous meetings tend to be group based rather than one-to-one, and it is thought that this may not fully account for a mature assessment of the underlying causes of alcohol abuse.
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.
Full and long-term recoveries have been recorded by people who have used both resources, either individually or in conjunction with each other.
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.
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 to turn to rehab in its residential form, including a full detox, after which you can enjoy the full benefits of what Alcoholics Anonymous Splott has to offer in terms of group support.
Is It OK To Stop Drinking Or Using Substances Without Help?
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.
Dangerous medical risks include heart attack and the dangers which are always associated with seizures and fits.
**You must never attempt withdrawal or any detox without suitable clinical support**.
What Is My Financial Situation Isn’t Up To That At The Moment?
If a full alcohol/drug rehab programme is too much for your right now, here's another option.
Though not the full programme, the detox-only route is available as a possibility. This is not usually widely advertised.
However, the success rates for these shorter courses can be lower than with the longer more established programmes.
Standard residential rehab usually takes 28 days in full. But here is what to consider if money is short at the moment.
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.
Attempting to arrange a short-term detox, without these supports already in place, increases risk of relapse, and may considerably lower the chances of long-term recovery success, in our experience.
How Do I Find The Refund Policy For Rehab?
Please ask the clinic prior to beginning your residential programme; each clinic has its own policy.
If you relapse you should not expect a refund, as the cause of the relapse is down to the client in each case.
How Do I Get Started In Treatment?
How Do I Go About Starting My Residential Treatment Right Away?
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 Did Abbeycare Get Started Providing Addiction Help?
Following personal experiences of Abbeycare staff, we started providing rehab care in 2005.
We have grown since then into a well-known care provider and a trusted resource for residential rehab programmes.
Why Am I Being Asked Do Complete An Assessment In Order To Attend A Course Of Residential Treatment With Abbeycare?
Like all rehab clinics, we have to evaluate that we are properly able to cater for your own needs and that we are entirely appropriate for you as an individual.
We do this by asking you some basic questions during an admissions telephone chat and then follow this up by seeking the opinion of the health professionals here.
Abbeycare's UK clinics have been helping those in Splott and surrounding Cardiff area.
We've helped hundreds (thousands probably) move beyond addiction, and start a new life.
In our 15 years, we've worked with even the most complex multi-substance detoxes, needs, and issues.
Our team can even get transport organised too, if needed, from your location (with an extra charge).
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 will help you navigate the treatment options.
Our medical team can assist you to detox, safely, and comfortably.
Our therapy team are available, to help you identify triggers, patterns, and start truly overcoming them.
Our clinical team are ready to help you start the journey.
The only thing left is - are you ready?
Ready to get started? All calls are confidential. Ring direct on 01603 513 091.