Getting simple, practical guidance on addiction help near Tongwynlais is difficult....but not impossible.
We tracked the 19 most common questions we're asked, and laid out the answers, below:
Ready to overhaul your ideas about finding rehab near Tongwynlais?
We'll start with:
Will Rehab Actually Help?
Rehab can and does help, *if* you take an active part, and don't remain passive, or expect everything to be done for you.
Along with the primary care needs for addiction, detox and therapy, rehab is the most structured method available for people to get well. But, you should know that you also need to play an active part in this.
You will need to take responsibility for your own life, as a lack of this is a keynote feature of addiction.
Rehab near Tongwynlais should not be considered a permanent "cure" that can fix all drug problems in your life immediately.
It has taken a long time to develop the complexities of addiction, and it will take time and awareness for them to be resolved.
All this requires patience, persistence, and constructive engagement.
Rehab should be considered the first stage in a journey which you choose to make.
What Exactly Happens During Rehab Tongwynlais?
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.
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.
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.
What should you expect after the first week of rehab?
After initial 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.
Tongwynlais and Cardiff Residential programmes are, as a whole quite diverse, and you’ll be sharing your experiences with the other clients, participating in physical routines and in complementary therapy sessions and mutual aid meetings, and progress back to an ordered life with a more structured feel to it.
You’ll be told the previous evening what the following day’s events and activities are to be.
This is what you should expect to experience during the final 7 days of rehab ...
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 at this stage you are able to look ahead to plan for the support you may need to prevent succumbing to the addictive triggers which may cause relapse.
Who Is a Good Candidate For Rehab?
Rehab is designed for people who have committed themselves to full recovery.
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.
Rehab is for those who are ready to accept responsibility again for their own life, and reap the gains accordingly.Rehab is 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.
Are There Outmoded Methods In Rehab, That I Should Avoid?
- 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.
- Programmes of treatment which are extreme in nature and which tend to be geared towards one form of therapy or approach. Most clinics and centres have now accepted a wider perspective on the underlying principles of recovery, and do not insist you adopt specific religious philosophies or similar.
- An approach which is doomed to failure at worst will be one which depersonalizes individuals.
Rehab programmes which are known to work are those which place the client within a community of people with shared problems and a corresponding shared will to succeed in conquering their addictive behaviour.
To Ensure My Rehab Success... What Should I Be Doing?
How To Plan For My Stay In Tongwynlais Rehab?
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.
In What 3 Areas Of My Life Should I See Noticeable Change, Following Treatment?
If all goes according to plan you might expect to see signs of:
- As long as you’ve accepted what the substance is doing to you, you’ll find that it’s easier to fulfil your need for this in healthier ways, and you should plan for this accordingly.
- 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.
- 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) 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) 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.
How Likely Is It That Tongwynlais Rehab Will Not Work For Me?
If, following treatment, you relapse the likely explanations are:
(i) You didn't follow through actively, on your relapse prevention plan, compiled during treatment.
(ii) Your understanding of the psychology of what causes your addictive behaviour was not yet advanced enough; sometimes this just takes time to work through.
You’ll be able to prepare for such situations 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) To avoid succumbing to trigger events (which are 100% certain to happen) make sure you make continued therapeutic care, your priority.
In most cases, relapses are almost certainly due to omitting one of the above.
Do People Without Any Support Network Fail In Long-Term Recovery?
Every one of the huge number of people in recovery at any one time will have a different level of support as they start their rehab.
The facts show that even people lacking in a strong support network find drug/alcohol recovery possible, and so can you.
Is Rehab Different From Alcoholics Anonymous, If So, How?
Rehab does take a different approach, than AA.
AA is not the same as rehab.
Many have used only AA Tongwynlais in their recovery over the years, and achieved very long-term success.
Others have attended AA in the long term, but felt that certain elements of their recovery were missing.
Some feel that the psychological causes of addiction were not fully addressed by the AA meetings alone.
Rehab and mutual aid meetings can *both* be beneficial, and are *not* mutually exclusive. They can be especially useful when applied at different times in each individual's recovery journey.
People who complete the residential rehab requirements do quite often attend AA later on as part of their relapse prevention measures.
Both AA and residential rehab can be effective approaches to long-term recovery, and usage of both can be done in a variety of combinations.
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.
However, Alcoholics Anonymous are not the people who are best able to provide clinical care and therapy, or to examine the triggers and reasons for your addiction in a way which will be best at preventing relapse.
For this, look for clinical detox first, and then you can follow this with AA Tongwynlais meetings which are ideal as a way of supporting you in preventing relapse.
Is Ceasing My Addictive Behaviour Without Assistance Useful...Or Dangerous?
We don’t consider this to be a good move at all.
Undergoing withdrawal alone and by yourself can carry with it serious clinical consequences.
There are a multitude of risks associated with this, including heart issues and convulsions/seizures.
**Proper medical supervision must always be close at hand during any detox or withdrawal**.
What Is My Financial Situation Isn’t Up To That At The Moment?
If a full rehab programme is too much for your right now, here's another option.
Though not the full programme, the detox-only route is available as a possibility. This is not usually widely advertised.
This isn’t for financial reasons alone, but because shorter programmes are often associated with less successful outcomes, in the longer term.
Here is what we recommend if you want a less expensive and shorter course.
Shorter detox programmes are available, **but only** if there are adequate support structures in place for when you complete this.
...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.
How Do Clinics Approach Their Rehab Refund Policy?
Each clinic will operate their own refund policies, so ask before your course begins.
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 Steps To Sign Up For Rehab?
Can I Start Rehab Right Now?
The clinic’s admissions team will carry out a suitability assessment, and provided that everything is fine, then clients can be admitted within two days.
How Did Abbeycare Get Started Providing Addiction Help?
In 2005 Abbeycare opened its first residential rehab clinic upon seeing the need for such a service.
Abbeycare has since grown to become a nationally recognised company and as a provider of rehab treatment.
Why Is An Assessment Required, Prior To Admission?
Like every rehab clinic, we need to understand clearly that we can look after your needs appropriately, and that we are a suitable clinic for you.
This is done by going through a brief phone questionnaire with our admissions team, followed by an internal appraisal about the help that we’d be able to provide for you for your long-term recovery.
Help for addiction is available at Abbeycare's UK clinics, serving the full Cardiff area.
Thousands have already joined Abbeycare to overcome addiction, from every corner of the globe.
All that experience has helped us assist those with even the most complicated detox and rehab needs.
Even if you're not local, we can still help with transport into treatment (full transparency - some costs do apply).
Our admissions team will help you navigate the treatment options.
The Abbeycare medical team can help you detox comfortably.
Our therapeutic team can help you identify the issues behind addiction, and stop the pattern in your life.
Our clinic team are ready to help you make the progress you need.
The only question is - are you ready?
Ready to get started? All calls are confidential. Ring direct on 01603 513 091.