Hundreds near Wenallt end up opting for the wrong addiction treatment that doesn't meet their needs. But with the right insights, it *is* possible to find the right help.
Below, we've laid out our 19 most forthright answers, to unflinching questions about rehab near Wenallt:
Brace yourself for warts and all answers, to the toughest questions about addiction treatment near Wenallt.
We'll start with:
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.
In fact, rehab continues to be the best structured approach to tackling addiction at the point when it is needed most. Although, you will need to apply yourself to the rehab process.
You will need to take responsibility for your own life, as a lack of this is a keynote feature of addiction.
You should know from the start that rehab in Wenallt is not some kind of magic cure-all which will take away all addictive impulses.
It has taken a long time to develop the complexities of addiction, and it will take time and awareness for them to be resolved.
It will take plenty of perseverance and self-will.
The first step on this path is rehab.
What Exactly Happens During Rehab Wenallt?
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.
In the first 7 days of drug/alcohol rehab, here's what you can expect...
Your first seven days will see the detox completed and this will be accompanied by becoming accustomed to your new regime of medication.
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…
Once you have completed the detox, you’ll begin the therapeutic sessions with the help of the clinical team. This could be group Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, individual counselling, or similar, as a means to help you understand how you arrived in addiction, and how to get out.
Wenallt 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.
The Wenallt clinics, in general, will inform their clients of the following day’s activities on the preceding night.
In the final seven days in rehab you should expect the following…
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.
These will assist you as you move from residential care back into the outside world and will provide opportunities in advance for you to plan your support against any addictive triggers which, by now, you should be aware of.
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 rehab.
Such people have tried time and time again to quit their harmful use of alcohol or drugs and know there must be a way for them to succeed even though they’ve failed before – if only they had the right support.
Rehab is for people who know that there is a way through this and who are willing to undertake the effort necessary to achieve this, and who are willing to fully detox then take part in the counselling and therapies which follow afterwards.
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.
What Doesn't Work Anymore, In 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.
- Any approaches which do not take a holistic view of what is required and only go down one narrow route. A wider approach to the problem of addiction is now in favour across most rehab clinics, and a big difference is the lack of a strict adherence to religious dogma at the heart of recovery.
- Any programme which is dogmatic and process-driven, which will tend to make patients feel that they’re numbers rather than people.
The essence of recovery is in mutual aid, community, and respect for each other as individuals.
To Ensure My Rehab Success... What Should I Be Doing?
Is There A Checklist Of Things You Should Do When Planning To Enter Wenallt Rehab?
Any good addiction clinic will confirm the booking and send you a list of the things that you should bring with you.
Any good rehab clinic will send you details of everything you’ll need before starting your rehab residency.
How Should Life Be Different, After Rehab?
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 thing 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.
- 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.
What Are The Top 3 Mistakes Those Entering Addiction Treatment For The First Time Make?
(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) The belief that a little success experienced during the early stages of recovery means that we're “cured”.
(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 Are The Chances Of Wenallt Rehab Failing?
A few specifics often lie underneath potential relapses after completing rehab:
(i) You failed to implement aftercare advice following 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) During treatment, ensuring you plan for aftercare and engage with all the help on offer.
(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).
In our experience, those who relapse repeatedly over time, have almost always missed one of the above elements.
Can Recovery Work For Me? I Have No Family Or Friends Support
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.
Alcoholism or drug addiction recovery is certainly possible even if you don’t have continual support from family members.
I Did Not Succeed With Alcoholics Anonymous; Why Is Rehab Different?
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.
There have been many success stories with people using only AA Wenallt to resolve their issues.
Other people have reported, however, that there was something missing by using AA alone.
This tends to be related to psychological drivers of addiction which are undiscovered in a mutual aid environment, and need focussed one-to-one therapeutic help, to make progress on.
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.
A good recovery can be produced by both rehab and AA, each together, or at different times, depending on circumstances.
Is Recovery Possible By Attending AA Meetings Alone?
Alcoholics Anonymous as a source of hope, courage, and a path toward sobriety.
However, AA cannot provide medical detox, personalised therapeutic insight into the reasons behind your personal pattern of addiction, or structure and accountability in a cohesive aftercare plan.
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?
Going it alone is rarely the answer, and often, is very dangerous.
Trying to do this by yourself carries with it some grave medical concerns and we really advise against it.
There are a multitude of risks associated with this, including heart issues and convulsions/seizures.
**NEVER undertake withdrawal or detox without qualified medical supervision**.
What If I Can't Afford It?
If a complete treatment programme is a financial challenge right now, there are other options.
Several clinics now provide an option which is detox only, though this isn’t usually publicised.
This isn’t because it just costs less, but because this can be associated with lower success rates.
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 **only ** if you have adequate plans for support upon completion.
...for example, a well-chosen and properly structured support plan including longer term help and therapy.
Your short-term detox needs to be accompanied by structured support methods afterwards, or your chances of recovery from your addiction will be greatly diminished.
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.
If you relapse you should not expect a refund, as the cause of the relapse is down to the client in each case.
Getting Started In Rehab: What Do I Need To Do?
How Do I Go About Starting My Residential Treatment Right Away?
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.
What Are The Origins Of The Abbeycare Group?
Following personal experiences of Abbeycare staff, we started providing rehab care in 2005.
Since that time, Abbeycare has grown into a well-known brand in the treatment of addiction within the United Kingdom.
Is Completing An Assessment Really Necessary?
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.
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's UK clinics have been helping those in Wenallt and surrounding Cardiff area.
We've helped hundreds (thousands probably) move beyond addiction, and start a new life.
There's no substitute for the years of experience we've had, assisting with even the most complex cases.
Our team can even get transport organised too, if needed, from your location (with an extra charge).
Our admissions team are ready to help.
Detox is available, with comfort and safety, 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 are ready to help you make the progress you need.
Now....are you ready?
Ready to get started? All calls are confidential. Ring direct on 01603 513 091.