The hunt for addiction treatment near St Mellons can be confusing. But our companion guide can lend a hand...
Below, we've laid out our 19 most forthright answers, to unflinching questions about rehab near St Mellons:
Ready to overhaul your ideas about finding rehab near St Mellons?
We'll start with:
Rehab Won't Help. Change My Mind.
You can certainly expect rehab to be of use to you *as long as* you play an active role.
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. Although, you will need to apply yourself to the rehab process.
You will need to take back your own responsibility for your life as part of the recovery process.
You should know from the start that rehab in St Mellons is not some kind of magic cure-all which will take away all addictive impulses.
It will always take a great deal of time and perseverance to deal with a habit that was a long time in the making.
All of this requires patience, dedication, and active involvement.
Rehab is just the beginning.
What Exactly Happens During Rehab St Mellons?
Three stages can be identified as being part of the private rehab course, the first being the detox itself, followed by therapy and counselling to address the causes of addiction and then the aftercare element which seeks to engage with matters over the longer term.
Over the first seven days in alcohol/drug rehab you should expect the following…
In the first week you’ll be resting more than is usual during the physical detox process, as well as getting used to your medication.
No two people are alike, so the time it takes for the detox phase to last will depend on things like the length of dependency, the history of addiction and the degree to which the dependency has taken hold of the body.
After the first seven days in rehab you should expect the following…
Upon completing your detox, you’ll be in the safe hands of the clinicians who will guide you through the therapeutic process. You may find yourself in individual counselling sessions or in group Behavioural Therapy, which seeks to help you understand the reasons for your addiction.
St Mellons and Cardiff Residential programmes are, as a whole quite diverse, and will see you participating in mutual aid meetings, complementary or holistic therapies, sharing experiences with other clients, physical exercise routines, and and transition towards regaining some structure and order in your routine.
Most St Mellons 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 rehab you should expect the following…
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 allow you to plan ahead to prevent any triggers which may cause a relapse.
Who Is Likely To Benefit From Rehab?
Those who are genuinely serious about getting back their lives, relationships, families, and children, are the people who will get the most out of rehab.
They’ve run the gamut of various ways to quite their addiction but have failed each time, but know that they can quit if only they had the help and support.
Rehab is for people who know that there is a way through this and who are willing to undertake the effort necessary to achieve this, and who are willing to fully detox then take part in the counselling and therapies which follow afterwards.
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.
What Aspects Of Rehab Treatment Are Now Outdated, That I Should Watch Out For?
- Going it alone. Believing that even though although external support channels are available, they are not required.
- Any approaches which do not take a holistic view of what is required and only go down one narrow route. 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.
- Any programme which is dogmatic and process-driven, which will tend to make patients feel that they’re numbers rather than people.
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 Mellons Rehab?
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.
What 3 Main Areas Of Life Should I Expect Changes In, After Rehab?
If the underlying work is done, substantial changes could be achieved:
- You’ll find that it is much easier to fulfil the needs of the substance in ways which are positive rather than dysfunctional, and so you should plan for this.
- You should begin to notice small behavioural and emotional changes, increased structure and order, and a sense of renewed purpose.
- 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.
For Those Entering Addiction Treatment For The First Time, What Mistakes Do You See Most Often Occurring?
(i) The thought of being deprived of the addictive substance during the detox stage, leading to a wish to cancel the whole rehab treatment.
(ii) The belief that a little success experienced during the early stages of recovery means that we're “cured”.
(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.
What If Rehab St Mellons Doesn't Work?
If you relapse following treatment, there are a few possibilities:
(i) You didn't follow through actively, on your relapse prevention plan, compiled during treatment.
(ii) You underestimated the power of triggers to push you back into addiction; this just didn’t sink in during your treatment.
Make yourself less vulnerable to these events 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) To avoid succumbing to trigger events (which are 100% certain to happen) make sure you make continued therapeutic care, your priority.
In our experience, those who relapse repeatedly over time, have almost always missed one of the above elements.
I Have No Family Or Support Channels, Will Recovery Work For Me?
Of the millions in recovery globally, everyone has a different history and level of support available in their lives, when they enter treatment.
Even those people without a robust support network manage to recover from their drug or alcohol addiction, so it's possible for you too.
Alcoholics Anonymous .v. Rehab - Which Is Better And Why?
Rehab is different to the AA approach, and this is how…
AA is a great resource to have, but AA and rehab are not the same thing.
There have been many success stories with people using only AA St Mellons to resolve their issues.
Others have attended AA in the long term, but felt that certain elements of their recovery were missing.
Rehab, with its focus on one-on-one therapy, is different to the group-based AA meetings, and it may be that the causes of addiction are more properly uncovered with the former type of approach.
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 rehab and AA provide excellent foundations for recovery, and can be used individually, together, or at different times in any one individual's overall recovery pathway.
Is Recovery Possible By Attending AA Meetings Alone?
Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are a wonderful resource in recovery and a source of inspiration, hope and the power of the community.
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 St Mellons in the longer term.
Is Ceasing My Addictive Behaviour Without Assistance Useful...Or Dangerous?
This is specifically advised against, due to risks involved.
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.
**NEVER undertake withdrawal or detox without qualified medical supervision**.
I’m Not Sure I Can Afford Treatment
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.
This isn’t for financial reasons alone, but because shorter programmes are often associated with less successful outcomes, in the longer term.
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.
...in other words, a proper and structured plan to therapy with its associated follow-up support.
Your short-term detox needs to be accompanied by structured support methods afterwards, or your chances of recovery from your addiction will be greatly diminished.
What Is The Refund Policy On Rehab?
Please ask the clinic prior to beginning your residential programme; each clinic has its own policy.
Any refunds given are not provided on the basis of a client relapsing, as long term success is a matter of individual responsibility.
What Are The Steps To Sign Up For Rehab?
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.
What Are The Origins Of The Abbeycare Group?
Abbeycare began offering residential rehab treatment on a small scale back in 2005, following the personal experiences in recovery of our staff.
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 do this, we complete a brief telephone questionnaire with you, and obtain approval for your admission from our clinical and medical professionals.
Abbeycare have central UK locations, and serve the St Mellons and Cardiff area.
We've helped thousands overcome their addiction to alcohol or drugs.
In these last 15 years, our experience has gone from strength to strength.
Even if you're not local, we can still help with transport into treatment (full transparency - some costs do apply).
Our admissions team can advise on what options are available.
Detox is possible, safely and comfortably, with the help of our medical team.
The Abbeycare therapy team are specialists in helping you identify and work through the underlying triggers behind addiction.
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.