It's easy to get overwhelmed searching for the right alcohol or drug addiction treatment near St Fagans. But answers *are* available.
Below, we've laid out our 19 most forthright answers, to unflinching questions about rehab near St Fagans:
This is the primary guidebook for finding drug or alcohol rehab help near St Fagans.
We'll start with:
Will Rehab Treatment Actually Help Me In The Long Term?
Rehab can and does help, *if* you take an active part, and don't remain passive, or expect everything to be done for 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 work in a vacuum, or without your cooperation.
You will need to take responsibility for your own life, as a lack of this is a keynote feature of addiction.
Rehab near St Fagans is not to be considered a "cure" that will completely resolve all addiction issues in your life.
It took a long while to build up the patterns of addiction, and it will take time and understanding for them to be resolved.
It will take plenty of perseverance and self-will.
Rehab should be considered the first stage in a journey which you choose to make.
What Should I Expect, From Rehab St Fagans?
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.
Over the first seven days in alcohol/drug rehab you should expect the following…
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.
This is what you should find after the first 7 days of rehab ...
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.
Residential programs in St Fagans and Cardiff are multi-faceted in general, and during these you share your experience with other clients, participate in various therapy sessions and do physical exercise, and a gradual return to the kind of ordered life that may be regarded as normal for most people.
The St Fagans clinics, in general, will inform their clients of the following day’s activities on the preceding night.
Once in the final week in rehab, you should expect…
In this final week the clinic will put in place measures which will be designed to help prevent you from relapse.
You’ll be helped, in this way, back towards your life outside residential care and give an opportunity for you to plan supports in advance, for addictive triggers you've identified during treatment.
Who Is Likely To Benefit From Rehab?
Rehab will help those who come into treatment with the intention of achieving long term recovery from their addiction.
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 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.
People who fully understand that they must be responsible for their own lives will be successful in this undertaking, and who fully commit to it.
Is There Anything That No Longer Works In Terms Of Rehab Treatment?
Attempting to quit without help. This is a recipe for failure, and is especially ridiculous given that the support you need from professionals is available to you if only you would ask for it.
- Programmes of treatment which are extreme in nature and which tend to be geared towards one form of therapy or approach. The majority of rehab clinics favour a broader approach which takes into account all routes to recovery and don’t insist that religious adherence is required.
- 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 rehab programme.
What Do I Need To Do To Make Rehab A Success, For Me?
What Are The Things You Should Plan For, In St Fagans 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:
- If you've understood what the substance is doing *for* you, it becomes easier to fulfil this need in other, healthier ways, and plan this in aftercare planning.
- By understanding and taking care of these elements, behavioural changes, patterns of communication, and emotions should change, reflecting that basic needs are being met in a functional way, without the presence of the substance.
- When these behavioural changes occur, other major life factors have the breathing space to improve also, e.g. relationships, family life, work, etc.
Tell Me The Top 3 Errors I Should Avoid When Entering Addiction Rehab?
(i) Initial nerves at the thought of withdrawal/detox, ceasing usage, and this fear being so strong that the client will stop treatment before any has even begun.
(ii) Mistaking a couple of early successful milestones for a complete and lasting recovery.
(iii) Not fully accounting for all potential trigger situations that could occur after treatment completes, resulting in under preparedness, and a higher than normal risk of relapse, following treatment, without the right support.
Why Would St Fagans Rehab Not Work?
If a relapse occurs after treatment there may be a couple of causes of this:
(i) You didn't follow through on aftercare supports provided.
(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) During your stay, make sure you pay attention to aftercare planning and always fully follow through on the help and support offered.
(ii) Staying connected to all the aftercare support offered to you, which will help when dealing with trigger events.
Relapses often arise as a result of omitting or neglecting one of the above precautionary measures.
I Have No Family Or Support Channels, Will Recovery Work For Me?
No two people are alike, and each person will have a different calibre of support when they begin their treatment.
You need to remember that even those people without a good support network continue to recover successfully.
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...
AA is a great resource to have, but AA and rehab are not the same thing.
In fact, people have reported long-term recovery success just with AA St Fagans alone.
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 addiction.
*Both* rehab and mutual aid, such as AA, or SMART recovery, are beneficial, especially when used at different times or for different purposes, in any one person's recovery pathway.
People quite often choose to attend the AA group meetings in addition to having completed the residential rehab.
A good recovery can be produced by both rehab and AA, each together, or at different times, depending on circumstances.
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 medical detox, personalised therapeutic insight into the reasons behind your personal pattern of addiction, or structure and accountability in a cohesive aftercare 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 St Fagans in the longer term.
Is It Alright To Spontaneously Stop Taking Drugs Or Alcohol By Myself And Call That Success?
We really do warn against this.
Going "cold turkey" is something which we do not recommend on serious medical grounds.
There are a multitude of risks associated with this, including heart issues and convulsions/seizures.
**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?
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 is not because there is less financial outlay, but instead because there are established links with lower success rates, for shorter term interventions, instead of longer ones.
A standard stay at a rehab clinic is usually 28 days. Here's what we recommend if you feel like budget is too tight right now.
Shorter detox programmes are available, **but only** if there are adequate support structures in place for when you complete this.
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.
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.
Generally speaking, most clinics will not offer a refund policy on the basis of future relapse, as the responsibility for that comes down to the individual.
What Are The Stages Of Admitting To Rehab?
How Do I Go About Starting My Residential Treatment Right Away?
The majority of clinics are able to admit people within two days, assuming that all the medical checks are established together with an assessment that the treatment is suitable for the client.
How Did Abbeycare Get Started Providing Addiction Help?
After some of our staff had their own experiences of recovery care, Abbeycare began its residential rehab programme in 2005.
Since that time, Abbeycare has grown into a well-known brand in the treatment of addiction within the United Kingdom.
Why Do I Need To Complete An Assessment To Enter Abbeycare?
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.
Help for addiction is available at Abbeycare's UK clinics, serving the full 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.
Our team can even get transport organised too, if needed, from your location (with an extra charge).
Our admissions team are ready to help.
Detox is available, with comfort and safety, with the help of our medical team.
Our addiction specialist therapists can help you overcome the underlying issues of addiction.
The Abbeycare clinic team are ready to help you co-ordinate everything.
The only question is - are you ready?
If you're ready for help, call our admissions team direct, on 01603 513 091.