Getting simple, practical guidance on addiction treatment near Wenallt is difficult....but not impossible.
In this comprehensive 19 Q&A guidebook, we laid out answers to:
This is the primary guidebook for finding drug or alcohol rehab help near Wenallt.
Will Rehab Do Any Good?
Residential rehab treatment clinics for alcoholism and drug addiction can and do help, *if* you take an active part, and don't remain passive, or expect everything to be done 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. Although, you will need to actively apply yourself to the rehab process.
Drug or alcohol addiction comes about through the absence of personal responsibility, so taking back responsibility for ones life is necessary in order to recover.
A rehab clinic stay near Wenallt is not to be considered a "cure" that will completely resolve all addiction issues in your life.
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 this requires patience, persistence, and constructive engagement.
The first step on this path is residential rehab.
What Should I Expect, From Inpatient Rehab Wenallt?
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.
Over the first seven days in alcohol/drug rehab you should expect the following…
Your first seven days will see the detox completed and this will be accompanied by becoming accustomed to your new regime of 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.
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. 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.
In general, residential programmes are 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, and a gradual return to the kind of ordered life that may be regarded as normal for most people.
Rehab Wenallt clinics, in general, will inform their clients of the following day’s activities on the preceding night.
In the last 7 days of a rehab clinic stay, here's what you can expect...
In this final week the clinic will put in place measures which will be designed to help prevent you from relapse.
Such measures will assist you in your transition towards living a normal life outside the clinic 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?
People who are serious about their long term recovery will benefit from inpatient clinic treatment.
This usually means they've been round in the circle of abusing alcohol or drugs several times, seen and borne the negative consequences, and know there must be another way - but need help to achieve this.
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.
Only those who take responsibility for their own lives will gain from a full rehab programme, and the great benefits which follow.
Are There Outmoded Methods In Rehab, That I Should Avoid?
- Going it alone. Believing that even though although external support channels are available, they are not required.
- Any approach to therapy which is demonstrably tied to only one type of outlook on what works best. 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.
- A rather dogmatic approach to treatment which tends to leave patients feeling alienated.
Drug or alcohol 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.
How Do I Set Myself Up For Success In Addiction Treatment?
How Should I Make Plans For My Upcoming Wenallt Rehab Treatment Admission?
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 Are The Top 3 Changes In My Life, I Might See, During Or After Alcohol/Drug Rehab?
If all goes according to plan you might expect to see 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.
- 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.
- 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) Fear associated with the initial detox and withdrawal phase leading to a desire to leave treatment before it has begun.
(ii) The belief that a little success experienced during the early stages of addiction recovery means that we're “cured”.
(iii) Not being fully equipped to comprehend future situations or events that could potentially trigger relapse.
Why Would Wenallt Rehab Not Work?
In the event of a relapse post-treatment, there are several possible causes:
(i) You failed to implement aftercare advice following treatment.
(ii) You didn't make enough progress on underlying psychological issues behind alcoholism or drug addiction, prior to experiencing an external trigger.
You can look to prevent these scenarios 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.
We find that people who tend to relapse will have unfortunately neglected these aspects of aftercare.
Do People Without Any Support Network Fail In Long-Term Recovery?
No two people are alike, and each person will have a different calibre of support when they begin their treatment.
The facts show that even people lacking in a strong support network find drug/alcohol recovery possible, and so can you.
I’m Hoping Rehab Is Different?...Because Alcoholics Anonymous Didn’t Work For Me.
Rehab is different to the AA approach, and this is how…
Alcoholics Anonymous is a tremendous resource to have in anyone's recovery, but AA and rehab are not mutually exclusive.
Many have used only AA Wenallt in their recovery over the years, and achieved very long-term success.
Other people have reported, however, that there was something missing by using AA alone.
Alcoholics Anonymous meetings tend to be group based rather than one-to-one, and it is thought that this may not fully account for a mature assessment of the underlying causes of alcohol abuse.
*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.
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.
Isn’t It Sufficient Just To Attend AA?
AA, and other mutual aid groups, are often reported as the drivers behind maintaining long term sobriety and being the provider of hope.
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 Wenallt in the longer term.
Is Ceasing My Addictive Behaviour Without Assistance Useful...Or Dangerous?
We don’t consider this to be a good move at all.
Going "cold turkey" is something which we do not recommend on serious medical grounds.
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 complete treatment programme is a financial challenge right now, there are other options.
There is sometimes a shorter programme which involves only completing the initial detox, although not available in all cases.
However, shorter programmes can result in lower success rates, for long term recovery.
It usually takes 28 days for the full residential course; but we can recommend an alternative if that suits your pocket at the moment.
Ask about short term detox plans, **but only** if you already have additional emotional supports setup for once detox completes.
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.
How Do Clinics Approach Their Rehab Refund Policy?
You should ask the clinic you are about to attend about its own refund policy, as each is different.
You will find that most clinics will not offer a refund in cases where a relapse has taken place after a certain amount of time, as the cause of such a relapse is almost always a matter of individual behaviour.
What Are The Steps To Sign Up For Rehab?
What If I Need To Get Started Quickly?
Some clinical checks need to be carried out and then the admissions staff will be able to welcome you to the residential programme in less than 48 hours.
How Long Has Abbeycare Been Providing Help For Addiction?
After some of our staff had their own experiences of recovery care, Abbeycare began its residential rehab programme in 2005.
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.
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.
Abbeycare's UK clinics are available to those in Wenallt and Cardiff.
We've worked with thousands from all over the world, and we can probably help you too.
All that experience has helped us assist those with even the most complicated detox and rehab needs.
Even if you need transport arranged to get here, we can probably help with that too.
Our inspection reports from the regulators, are available on our clinic pages, here: Abbeycare Scotland, Abbeycare Gloucester.
Our admissions team are ready to help.
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 clinic team - many of them in recovery personally - are ready to get you started.
Are you ready?
Ready to get started? All calls are confidential. Ring direct on 01603 513 091.