Getting simple, practical guidance on addiction treatment near Thornhill is difficult....but not impossible.
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This is the ultimate consumer guide for finding addiction treatment in Thornhill.
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Do I Have To Take Part In A Clinic, To Move Into Recovery?
Provided that you do not expect everything to be done for you, treatment in a residential rehab should be beneficial for 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, you should know that you also need to play an active part in this.
You will need to take back your own responsibility for your life as part of the addiction recovery process.
Inpatient rehabilitation in Thornhill cannot be considered a permanent "cure", which will automatically resolve all addiction issues in your life.
The addictive process takes many years to establish itself, so it will likely take a long time, and patience, to resolve it.
All of this requires patience, dedication, and active involvement.
Treatment in a rehab clinic is just the beginning.
What Does Rehab Thornhill Consist Of?
Private rehab is typically a 3-stage overall process, of initial detox, therapeutic help with underlying psychological issues of addiction, followed by aftercare planning, which provides support and resources for the future.
In the first 7 days of drug/alcohol rehab, here's what you can expect...
Usually the first seven days are spent finishing physical detox, sleeping more than usual, and following prescribed drug advice.
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.
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. This could be group Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, individual counselling, or similar, as a means to help you understand why you started in alcohol or drug abuse, and how to get out.
Thornhill and Cardiff Residential programmes are, as a whole quite diverse, 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…
During the final week, if not before, your provider will probably plan precautions against relapsing, together with other support.
These will help you move on from residential treatment back into life outside the clinic 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 Rehab For?
Those who are genuinely serious about getting back their lives, relationships, families, and children, are the people who will get the most out of a rehab stay.
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.
The people who will get the most out of a rehab centre will be willing to commit to the work involved but will need help to do so in a structured way, beginning with detox and following on with the proper therapy.
Rehab clinics are 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.
What Doesn't Work Anymore, In Alcohol & Drug Rehab Treatment?
- Attempting to detox yourself and stop your addictive patterns of behaviour, even though the appropriate help and support is at hand when you need it most.
- Treatment programmes skewed to the extreme, in favour strictly of only one form of spiritual approach or outlook on recovery. 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.
- 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 drug or alcohol rehab programme.
What Do I Need To Do To Make Alcohol & Drug Rehabilitation A Success, For Me?
What Are The Things You Should Plan For, In Thornhill Rehab?
All good clinics will send a booking acknowledgment to you prior to your stay, detailing all the things to bring with you.
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 Addiction Rehab?
As long as everything is done correctly, you might expect to see initial signs of:
- You should plan for a life where you take care of your needs in ways which are healthier than before, and without the need for the substance that held you in its addictive grip.
- In understanding all these disparate but connected elements, your behaviour, your emotions and the way you interact with people should all change for the better, and – crucially – without any need of the substance which you were previously addicted to.
- Many find that relationships, family life and the world of work are also improved, because they're now given the room to grow into the space which previously had been given over entirely to addiction.
For Those Entering Addiction Rehab For Their First Time, What Are 3 Things They Do Wrong?
(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) Being over-confident that treatment has completely succeeded when only a couple of insights or milestones have been made.
(iii) Not being fully equipped to comprehend future situations or events that could potentially trigger relapse.
What If Rehab Thornhill Doesn't Work?
If a relapse occurs after leaving a clinic, there may be a couple of causes of this:
(i) You did not make use of the support provided post-rehab.
(ii) Your understanding of the psychology of what causes your excess drinking or drug use was not yet advanced enough; sometimes this just takes time to work through.
You can look to prevent these scenarios by:
(i) Whilst still in treatment, actively engaging in aftercare planning, and actively following through on the supports given, to make sure you stay on track in sobriety.
(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).
We find that people who tend to relapse will have unfortunately neglected these aspects of aftercare.
I Don't Have Any Support Or Family Members: Is Recovery Possible?
Of the millions in recovery globally, everyone has a different level of alcohol/drug dependency and amount of support available in their lives, when they enter treatment.
The facts show that even people lacking in a strong support network find drug/alcohol recovery possible, and so can you.
I Did Not Succeed With Alcoholics Anonymous; Why Is Rehab Different?
Rehab does take a different approach, than AA.
Alcoholics Anonymous is useful to have access to, but rehab and AA are not the same.
In fact, people have reported long-term recovery success just with AA Thornhill alone.
People have said that just using AA meant that there was something missing in their recovery - something personal to the individual.
Some feel that the psychological causes of addiction were not fully addressed by the AA meetings alone.
*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.
After rehab has been completed, people quite regularly choose to attend AA meetings as well, as an ongoing part of their relapse prevention programme.
Both programmes, in fact, provide very good foundations for full recovery, and may be used in any combination which is suitable for the individual.
Why Can't I Just Attend Alcoholics Anonymous To Get Better?
Alcoholics Anonymous as a source of hope, courage, and a path toward sobriety.
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 you need a properly structured residential programme, then later you could make use of AA Thornhill as part of your long-term recovery support.
Is Ceasing My Addictive Behaviour Without Assistance Useful...Or Dangerous?
We must expressly advise against this.
Withdrawal without the expert help of experienced and qualified clinicians is extremely risky and we explicitly advise against this.
There are the dangers of having seizures and blood pressure issues, with serious risk of heart issues.
**Proper medical supervision must always be close at hand during any detox or withdrawal**.
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.
There is sometimes a shorter programme which involves only completing the initial detox, although not available in all cases.
This isn’t because it just costs less, but because this can be associated with lower success rates.
Standard residential rehab usually takes 28 days in full. But here is what to consider if money is short at the moment.
Ask about short term detox **only** if you have adequate plans for support upon completion.
i.e. a structured, organised approach to addiction therapy, follow up supports, mutual aid supports, and a sponsor lined up for the long term.
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.
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.
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?
Abbeycare began offering residential rehab treatment on a small scale back in 2005, following the personal experiences in recovery of our staff.
Since then, we've grown into a recognised brand and industry leader in private addiction treatment in the UK.
Why Am I Being Asked Do Complete An Assessment In Order To Attend A Course Of Residential Treatment With Abbeycare?
It’s important that your needs are fully taken care of in the clinic and that everything is suitable.
To this effect, we will seek approval from our health professionals once you have completed a short telephone questionnaire with our admissions team.
Abbeycare have central UK locations, and serve the Thornhill and Cardiff area.
We've helped thousands overcome their addiction to alcohol or drugs.
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).
Check our independent inspection reports, available on our clinic pages for Scotland, and Abbeycare Gloucester.
Our admissions team will help you navigate the treatment options.
Detox is possible, safely and comfortably, with the help of our medical team.
Our therapy team are available, to help you identify triggers, patterns, and start truly overcoming them.
Our clinic team - many of them in recovery personally - are ready to get you started.
Are you ready for recovery?
To ask a question, or to arrange admission, ring our team now on 01603 513 091.