It's easy to get overwhelmed searching for the right alcohol or drug addiction treatment near Wenallt. But answers *are* available.
Below, we lay out 19 critical Q&A insights into:
This is the ultimate consumer guide for finding addiction treatment in Wenallt.
Let's dive in.
Will Rehab Treatment Actually Help Me In The Long Term?
As long as you actively participate and don’t remain passive, rehab can and will help you.
Along with the primary care needs for addiction, detox and therapy, treatment in a rehab centre is the most structured method available for people to get well. But, a rehab centre is only part of the way to success.
You will need to take back your own responsibility for your life as part of the addiction recovery process.
Rehab near Wenallt should not be considered a permanent "cure" that can fix all drug problems in your life immediately.
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 this requires patience, persistence, and constructive engagement.
The first step on this path is residential rehab.
What Exactly Happens During Alcohol Or Drug Rehab Treatment 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.
What should you expect in the first week of drug/alcohol rehab?
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, along with the history of addiction of the individual, can vary in length from one person to another, depending on frequency, recency, and amount of use.
This is what you should find after the first 7 days of rehab ...
Once you have completed the detox, you’ll begin the therapeutic sessions with the help of the clinical team. The purpose of this is to help your understanding of the root cause of your alcohol or drug abuse, and it may take the form of group Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, one-to-one counselling, or similar procedures.
Usually, residential programmes near Wenallt and the surrounding Cardiff area are multi-faceted, and these will mean you’ll be participating in complementary therapies, mutual aid meetings, physical routines, sharing your experiences with others, And gradually you’ll sense a shift back towards an ordered and structured life.
Treatment clinics near Wenallt will tend to tell you the night before what the next day’s activities will be, and where.
What should you expect in the last week of inpatient rehabilitation?
In the last 7 days, if not earlier, if your provider includes it, you should be planning out measures for relapse prevention, and aftercare supports.
You’ll be helped, in this way, back towards your life outside residential care 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 Likely To Benefit From Rehab?
Residential rehab is for those who are genuinely serious about long term recovery.
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.
Inpatient drug or alcohol rehab is for those who are ready to accept responsibility again for their own life, and reap the gains accordingly.
Is There Anything That No Longer Works In Terms Of Rehab Treatment?
- Trying to quit drinking or drugs without any professional help; this is always a bad move.
- Programmes of treatment which are extreme in nature and which tend to be geared towards one form of therapy or approach. The majority of rehab clinics favour a broader approach which takes into account all routes to recovery and don’t insist that religious adherence is required.
- A clinical programme that is driven almost entirely by process, can leave individuals feeling like "just a number".
The essence of alcoholism and drug addiction recovery is in mutual aid, community, and respect for each other as individuals.
What Do I Need To Do To Make Alcohol & Drug Rehabilitation A Success, For Me?
What Are The Things You Should Plan For, In Wenallt 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.
Prior to your admission, your clinic should send you a list of things you should bring with you to rehab.
What 3 Main Areas Of Life Should I Expect Changes In, After Addiction Rehab?
As long as you put in the work, significant changes could be expected:
- Plan for dealing with the need to fulfil your desires and wishes in healthier ways, than a coping mechanism or addictive substance like alcohol or drug use.
- By understanding and taking care of these elements, behavioural changes, patterns of communication, and emotions should change, reflecting that basic needs are being met in a functional way, without the presence of the 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 at the prospect of taking the coping mechanism away, and entering withdrawal, during the first phase of rehab.
(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 being fully equipped to comprehend future situations or events that could potentially trigger relapse.
What Are The Chances Of Wenallt Residential Rehab Failing?
If a relapse occurs after leaving a clinic, there may be a couple of causes of this:
(i) You didn't follow through on aftercare supports provided.
(ii) You were't able to understand enough about your own personal alcohol or drug triggers, during treatment.
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) 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 most cases, relapses are almost certainly due to omitting one of the above.
Is It Possible To Stay Sober/Clean Even Without Social Support?
As you read this, millions of people are in recovery after having been through rehab, and each one of these will have a different quality of support as well as a different support history.
The facts show that even people lacking in a strong support network find drug/alcohol recovery possible, and so can you.
Alcoholics Anonymous .v. Rehab - Which Is Better And Why?
Rehab is different to the AA approach, and this is how…
Alcoholics Anonymous is not the same as rehab, even though AA is good to have access to.
Long-term success has certainly been achieved over the years just by using AA Wenallt.
Some people have said that certain parts of their recovery were missing, having only attended AA over the years.
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.
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.
AA meetings are often taken up by people after they’ve successfully completed their residential rehab programmes.
Both programmes, in fact, provide very good foundations for full recovery, and may be used in any combination which is suitable for the individual.
Isn’t It Sufficient Just To Attend AA?
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 Wenallt meetings which are ideal as a way of supporting you in preventing relapse.
Is It Alright To Spontaneously Stop Taking Drugs Or Alcohol By Myself And Call That Success?
We really do warn against this.
Withdrawal without the expert help of experienced and qualified clinicians is extremely risky and we explicitly advise against this.
Risks include elevated risk of seizure, heart and cardiovascular complications, blood pressure variations.
**Proper medical supervision must always be close at hand during any detox or withdrawal**.
I’m Not Sure I Can Afford Treatment
Full alcohol or drug rehab may be unreachable financially for some, so here's another option you may like to consider.
Though not widely advertised, many centres can provide a detox-only alternative.
This isn’t because it just costs less, but because this can be associated with lower success rates.
A standard stay at a rehab clinic is usually 28 days. Here's what we recommend if you feel like budget is too tight right now.
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.
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.
Do Rehab Clinics Provide A Refund Policy?
Each clinic will operate their own refund policies, so ask before your course begins.
In general terms, most clinics do not refund fees if you relapse because the onus of responsibility lies with the client.
What Are The Stages Of Admitting To Rehab?
Can I Begin Rehab As Soon As Possible?
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 Did Abbeycare Get Started Providing Addiction Help?
After some of our staff had their own experiences of recovery care, Abbeycare began its residential rehab programme in 2005.
Abbeycare has since grown to become a nationally recognised company and as a provider of rehab treatment.
Why Is It Considered Necessary To Complete An Assessment?
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.
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.
Thousands have already joined Abbeycare to overcome addiction, from every corner of the globe.
There's no substitute for the years of experience we've had, assisting with even the most complex cases.
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.
Our medical team can assist you to detox, safely, and comfortably.
Our addiction specialist therapists can help you overcome the underlying issues of addiction.
Our clinical team are ready to help you start the journey.
Are you ready for recovery?
If you're ready for help, call our admissions team direct, on 01603 513 091.