It's easy to get overwhelmed searching for the right alcohol or drug addiction treatment near Whitchurch. But answers *are* available.
Below, we showcase the 19 answers to crucial questions on:
This is the primary guidebook for finding drug or alcohol rehab help near Whitchurch.
We'll start with:
Rehab Won't Help. Change My Mind.
Inpatient rehab could play a good part in helping you, *if* you allow it to help you, *and* you play an active role in facilitating this.
In fact, alcohol or drug addiction treatment in a clinic continues to be the best structured approach to tackling addiction at the point when it is needed most. But, a rehab centre is only part of the way to success.
You will need to take responsibility for your own life, as a lack of this is a keynote feature of substance addiction.
A rehab clinic stay near Whitchurch 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 of this takes patience, diligence, and active participation.
A stay in a rehab centre is the first step on this journey.
What Does Rehab Whitchurch 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.
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.
Factors which will dictate the length of the initial detox phase will include the degree and length of dependency as well as the individual’s history of addiction.
What should you expect after the first week of drug/alcohol rehab?
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 Whitchurch and Cardiff tend to be multi-faceted in nature, and will see you participating in mutual aid meetings, complementary or holistic therapies, sharing experiences with other clients, physical exercise routines, and and transition towards regaining some structure and order in your routine.
Treatment clinics near Whitchurch will tend to tell you the night before what the next day’s activities will be, and where.
In the last 7 days of a rehab clinic stay, here's what you can expect...
During the final week, if not before, your provider will probably plan precautions against relapsing, together with other support.
Such measures will assist you in your transition towards living a normal life outside the clinic 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 Rehab For?
People who are serious about their long term recovery will benefit from inpatient clinic treatment.
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.
Rehab will reward those who accept full responsibility for getting their lives back on track and who understand that only their own will can achieve this.
Is There Anything That No Longer Works In Terms Of Rehab Treatment?
- 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.
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.
To Ensure My Drug/Alcohol Rehab Success... What Should I Be Doing?
Is There A Checklist Of Things You Should Do When Planning To Enter Whitchurch Drug/Alcohol Rehab?
All good clinics will send a booking acknowledgment to you prior to your stay, detailing all the things to bring with you.
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.
How Should Life Be Different, After Addiction Treatment?
If the underlying work is done, substantial changes could be achieved:
- You’ll find that it is much easier to fulfil your needs, beyond the dysfunctional, and so you should plan for this.
- 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.
- 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 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 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 Rehab Whitchurch Doesn't Work?
If a relapse occurs after leaving a clinic, there may be a couple of causes of this:
(i) You didn't follow through actively, on your relapse prevention plan, compiled during treatment.
(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) 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) Making continuing therapeutic care a priority in your aftercare plan, to ensure you have active support, when you do experience triggers (this is inevitable).
Those who relapse, tend to have missed out any one of the above safeguards.
I Don't Have Any Support Or Family Members: Is Recovery Possible?
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.
You need to remember that even those people without a good support network continue to recover successfully.
Alcoholics Anonymous .v. Rehab - Which Is Better And Why?
Yes, rehab is different to AA, and here’s 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 Whitchurch.
Others have attended AA in the long term, but felt that certain elements of their recovery were missing.
With treatment for drug or alcohol addiction, we need to understand the psychological drivers of addiction which are undiscovered in a mutual aid environment, and need focussed one-to-one therapeutic help.
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.
People who complete the residential rehab requirements do quite often attend AA later on as part of their relapse prevention measures.
A good recovery can be produced by both rehab and AA, each together, or at different times, depending on circumstances.
Why Can't I Just Attend Alcoholics Anonymous To Get Better?
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 Whitchurch meetings which are ideal as a way of supporting you in preventing relapse.
Is Ceasing My Addictive Behaviour Without Assistance Useful...Or Dangerous?
We really do warn against this.
Attempting withdrawal without qualified medical supervision can be extremely dangerous and should not be undertaken.
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**.
What If My Finances Won’t Allow That?
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.
However, shorter programmes can result in lower success rates, for long term recovery.
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.
Ask about short term detox plans, **but only** if you already have additional emotional supports setup for once detox completes.
...for example, a well-chosen and properly structured support plan including longer term help and therapy.
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.
Is There A Refund Policy For Rehab?
Refund policies will vary from clinic to clinic, be sure to ask before committing.
Any refunds given are not provided on the basis of a client relapsing, as long term success is a matter of individual responsibility.
Getting Started In Rehab: What Do I Need To Do?
Can I Start Rehab Right Now?
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.
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.
Why Am I Being Asked Do Complete An Assessment In Order To Attend A Course Of Residential Treatment With Abbeycare?
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.
To this effect, we will seek approval from our health professionals once you have completed a short telephone questionnaire with our admissions team.
Abbeycare have central UK locations, and serve the Whitchurch and Cardiff area.
We've helped hundreds (thousands probably) move beyond addiction, and start a new life.
All that experience has helped us assist those with even the most complicated detox and rehab needs.
Not nearby? No problem, we can arrange transport too, in many cases.
Check our independent inspection reports, available on our clinic pages for Scotland, and Abbeycare Gloucester.
Our admissions team will help you navigate the treatment options.
Detox is available, with comfort and safety, with the help of our medical team.
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 get started.
Are you ready for recovery?
If you're ready for help, call our admissions team direct, on 01603 513 091.