Getting alcohol or drug addiction treatment help, that meets your needs near Thornhill can be challenging...but help *is* available.
Below, we've laid out our 19 most forthright answers, to unflinching questions about rehab near Thornhill:
This is the primary guidebook for finding drug or alcohol rehab help near Thornhill.
Let's get started.
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 inpatient rehab is the best approach available among the primary care needs of people who are in active addiction. But, rehabilitation 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 substance addiction.
You should know from the start that rehab centres in Thornhill are not some kind of magic cure-all which will take away all addictive impulses.
The long term effects of an alcohol or drug problem took a long while to build up, and it will take time and understanding to stop.
All of this takes patience, diligence, and active participation.
The first step on this path is residential rehab.
What Does Rehab Thornhill Consist Of?
The detox itself is the initial phase of the private rehab process, and it’s followed by therapy which deals with the causes of addiction and then counselling and care which looks to the future.
In the first 7 days of drug/alcohol rehab, here's what you can expect...
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.
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.
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. 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 Thornhill and Cardiff are multi-faceted in general, and these will mean you’ll be participating in complementary therapies, mutual aid meetings, physical routines, sharing your experiences with others, and and transition towards regaining some structure and order in your routine.
Treatment clinics near Thornhill will tend to tell you the night before what the next day’s activities will be, and where.
Once in the final week in an alcohol/drug clinic, you should expect…
Help and support to prevent you from relapsing will be provided by your clinic in the final week.
Such measures will assist you in your transition towards living a normal life outside the clinic and allow you to plan ahead to prevent any triggers which may cause a relapse.
Who Is Likely To Benefit From Rehab?
People who are serious about their long term recovery will benefit from inpatient clinic treatment.
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 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 Aspects Of Addiction Treatment Are Now Outdated, That I Should Watch Out For?
- Trying to quit drinking or drugs without any professional help; this is always a bad move.
- Treatment programmes skewed to the extreme, in favour strictly of only one form of spiritual approach or outlook on recovery. Clinics nowadays are mostly geared to a broad perspective to how best to treat addictive behaviours, without recourse to religious philosophy or other similar strictures.
- An approach which is doomed to failure at worst will be one which depersonalises individuals as unique.
The core of a successful alcohol or drug treatment programme will treat the client as an individual and part of a community of people who have similar issues and share a common goal in making a full recovery.
To Ensure My Drug/Alcohol Rehab Success... What Should I Be Doing?
What Are The Things You Should Plan For, In Thornhill Rehab?
Any good addiction clinic will confirm the booking and send you a list of the things that you should bring with you.
Any good rehab clinic will send you details of everything you’ll need before starting your rehab residency.
What 3 Main Areas Of Life Should I Expect Changes In, After Addiction Rehab?
As long as everything is done correctly, you might expect to see initial signs of:
- You’ll find that it is much easier to fulfil your needs, beyond the dysfunctional, and so you should plan for this.
- By taking care of these things you should find that your behaviour, modes of communicating and especially your emotional responses should all change, and this is a reflection that you needs are being addressed in a positive way, free of the addictive substance.
- 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.
For Those Entering Addiction Rehab For Their First Time, What Are 3 Things They Do Wrong?
(i) Anxiety at the prospect of drug/alcohol withdrawal, before treatment has even started.
(ii) The erroneous belief that success has been achieved in long term recovery when only small/initial gains 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.
What If Thornhill Inpatient Rehab Doesn't Work For Me?
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) 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) Continuing with the therapy as part of your aftercare and taking action on the support and help offered; trigger scenarios will inevitably happen, it is a case of when and not if.
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
No two people are alike, and each person will have a different calibre of support when they begin their treatment.
Alcoholism or drug addiction recovery is certainly possible even if you don’t have continual support from family members.
Is Rehab Different From Alcoholics Anonymous, If So, How?
Rehab does take a different approach, than AA.
AA is a great resource to have, but AA and rehab are not the same thing.
Alcoholics Anonymous Thornhill has been responsible for a good deal of long term recovery success stories over the years.
Some people have said that certain parts of their recovery were missing, having only attended AA over the years.
Some feel that the psychological causes of addiction were not fully addressed by the AA meetings alone.
Mutual aid and rehab treatment co-exist very well together. Whilst they are often used in different ways, or at different parts of the journey, these details come down to each individual's experience, and the order they tackle their issues, along the way.
People quite often choose to attend the AA group meetings in addition to having completed the residential rehab.
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.
Why Can't I Just Attend Alcoholics Anonymous To Get Better?
People often say that it is Alcoholics Anonymous that shows them the way and inspires them to stay sober.
But AA do not provide clinical detoxes or professional therapy into the underlying causes of addiction, or accountability in a structure recovery 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 Thornhill in the longer term.
Is Ceasing My Addictive Behaviour Without Assistance Useful...Or Dangerous?
This is specifically advised against, due to risks involved.
Trying to do this by yourself carries with it some grave medical concerns and we really advise against it.
Risks include elevated risk of seizure, heart and cardiovascular complications, blood pressure variations.
**You should NEVER consider putting yourself through detox or cold-turkey alone**.
What If I Can't Afford It?
Another option can be available to you if the full alcohol/substance misuse rehab programme isn’t realistic right now.
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.
Short-term detox plans are available, **only** if you already have plans in place for support upon completion.
...in other words, a proper and structured plan to therapy with its associated follow-up support.
Going in for a detox without having planned support ahead will risk a relapse and hence lower your chances of a full recovery.
Do Rehab Clinics Provide A Refund Policy?
Please ask the clinic prior to beginning your residential programme; each clinic has its own policy.
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.
How Long Has Abbeycare Been Providing Help For Addiction?
It was in 2005 that Abbeycare first started providing treatment for addiction.
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?
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.
To this effect, we will seek approval from our health professionals once you have completed a short telephone questionnaire with our admissions team.
Abbeycare operate UK clinics providing help for alcohol or drug addiction for those in the Thornhill and Cardiff area.
Since 2005, we've been helping thousands to overcome addiction, comfortably, and safely.
All these years we've stuck to the basics that work - structured detox, therapy, and aftercare solutions that help get folks back on track.
We can even arrange to assist with transport to the clinic (some extra charges do apply).
Our clinic inspection reports are available on the relevent service pages: Abbeycare Scotland, Abbeycare Gloucester.
Our admissions team will help you navigate the treatment options.
Detox is available, with comfort and safety, with the help of our medical team.
Our therapists are ready to help you get the insights you need, to stop the pattern of addiction, and reclaim your life.
Our clinic team are ready to help you make the progress you need.
The only thing left is - are you ready?
If you're ready for help, call our admissions team direct, on 01603 513 091.