Getting simple, practical guidance on addiction treatment near Tongwynlais is difficult....but not impossible.
We tracked the 19 most common questions we're asked, and laid out the answers, below:
This is the most detailed debriefing available on addiction treatment options in Tongwynlais.
Let's dive in.
Will Rehab Do Any Good?
Provided that you do not expect everything to be done for you, treatment in a residential rehab should be beneficial for you.
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.
Reclaiming responsibility for yourself is necessary to recovery, as it is likely that lack of this is what forms the basis of addiction in the first place.
You should not expect addiction treatment in Tongwynlais to completely “cure” you of all your addictive impulses or feelings.
It will always take a great deal of time and perseverance to deal with a drinking or substance habit that was a long time in the making.
All of this takes patience, diligence, and active participation.
Treatment in a rehab clinic is just the beginning.
What Does Rehab Tongwynlais Consist Of?
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.
During the initial week in drug or alcohol rehab, you should expect…
Usually the first seven days are spent finishing physical detox, sleeping more than usual, and following prescribed drug advice.
Everyone is different, so the length of the detox initially will vary depending on the depth of dependency, how recent the dependency has taken hold, and amount of usage.
Once the first week in rehab is over, you should expect…
The clinical team will guide you to begin therapy sessions, when your detox has been completed. 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.
Residential programmes near Tongwynlais and Cardiff tend to be multi-faceted in nature, and you’ll be sharing your experiences with the other clients, participating in physical routines and in complementary therapy sessions and mutual aid, And gradually you’ll sense a shift back towards an ordered and structured life.
Most Tongwynlais detox and rehab clinics will set you daily activities which you’ll be allocated the night before, detailing when and where these are to be.
Once in the final week in an alcohol/drug clinic, you should expect…
Measures to assist you in relapse prevention will take place in the final week, provided by the clinic.
You’ll be helped, in this way, back towards your life outside residential care 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 a Good Candidate For Rehab?
Residential rehab is for those who are genuinely serious about long term recovery.
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 means putting in the work necessary to get your life back, and with the support and help of a proper detox followed by therapy and other forms of support.
Only those who take responsibility for their own lives will gain from a full rehab programme, and the great benefits which follow.
What Aspects Of Addiction Treatment Are Now Outdated, That I Should Watch Out For?
- Trying to give up alcohol or drug use alone and without the professional support which you nevertheless know exists.
- Any approaches which do not take a holistic view of what is required and only go down one narrow route. 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.
- A rather dogmatic approach to treatment which tends to leave patients feeling alienated.
The essence of alcoholism and drug addiction recovery is in mutual aid, community, and respect for each other as individuals.
To Ensure My Drug/Alcohol Rehab Success... What Should I Be Doing?
How Should I Make Plans For My Upcoming Tongwynlais Rehab Treatment Admission?
You will get a confirmation of your booking, and the clinic will also send you details of what you should bring with you when you start the treatment.
Ask the admissions team you're dealing with for this, if they do not provide it.
How Should Life Be Different, After Addiction Treatment?
If you've integrated with the group, actively participated and taken responsibility along the way, you could expect:
- 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.
- You should begin to notice small behavioural and emotional changes, increased structure and order, and a sense of renewed purpose.
- When these behavioural changes occur, other major life factors have the breathing space to improve also, e.g. relationships, family life, work, etc.
What Are The Top 3 Mistakes Those Entering Drug/Alcohol Treatment For The First Time Make?
(i) The thought of withdrawal from alcohol or drugs during the detox stage, leading to a wish to cancel the whole rehab treatment.
(ii) Overconfidence following a few therapeutic gains made, early in the process. Believing that one or two individual insights is equal to 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.
What If Tongwynlais Inpatient Rehab Doesn't Work For Me?
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) 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) Ensuring you prioritise therapy in aftercare, which will provide real support when you need it most.
In most cases, relapses are almost certainly due to omitting one of the above.
Is It Possible To Stay Sober/Clean Even Without Social Support?
Every one of the huge number of people in recovery at any one time will have a different history of drug or alcohol dependency as they start their rehab recovery journey.
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.
Rehab does take a different approach, than AA.
Alcoholics Anonymous is a tremendous resource to have in anyone's recovery, but AA and rehab are not mutually exclusive.
Alcoholics Anonymous Tongwynlais has been responsible for a good deal of long term recovery success stories over the years.
People have said that just using AA meant that there was something missing in their recovery - something personal to the individual.
Residential 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.
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 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 AA Alone Likely To Lead To Long Term Recovery?
People often say that it is Alcoholics Anonymous that shows them the way and inspires them to stay sober.
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 Tongwynlais in the longer term.
Is It OK To Stop Drinking Or Using Substances Without Help?
We must expressly advise 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?
If a full rehab programme is out of your reach at the moment, here's something to ask about.
Though not the full programme, the detox-only route is available as a possibility. This is not usually widely advertised.
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.
Here is what we recommend if you want a less expensive and shorter course.
You can ask about short-term detox, **but only** if support is planned for your continued recovery on the other side.
...for example, a well-chosen and properly structured support plan including longer term help and therapy.
Experience has shown that there is a risk of not being able to enjoy a full recovery if you don’t make plans for the support required after the short-term detox has completed.
What Is The Refund Policy On Rehab?
Refund policies will vary from clinic to clinic, be sure to ask before committing.
If you relapse you should not expect a refund, as the cause of the relapse is down to the client in each case.
What Are The Stages Of Admitting To Rehab?
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.
Is Abbeycare A Well-Established Addiction Care Provider?
In 2005 Abbeycare opened its first residential rehab clinic upon seeing the need for such a service.
Since then, we've grown into a recognised brand and industry leader in private addiction treatment in the UK.
Why Is An Assessment Required, Prior To Admission?
It’s important that your needs are fully taken care of in the clinic and that everything is suitable.
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 have central UK locations, and serve the Tongwynlais 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.
Even if you need transport arranged to get here, we can probably help with that too.
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 can advise on what options are available.
The Abbeycare medical team can help you detox comfortably.
Our therapy team are available, to help you identify triggers, patterns, and start truly overcoming them.
Our clinic team are ready to help you get started.
The only question is - are you ready?
If you're ready for help, call our admissions team direct, on 01603 513 091.