Getting simple, practical guidance on addiction treatment near Whitchurch is difficult....but not impossible.
In this comprehensive 19 Q&A guidebook, we laid out answers to:
Brace yourself for warts and all answers, to the toughest questions about overcoming addiction near Whitchurch.
Let's dive in.
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.
Rehab is the most structured approach available, to the initial primary care needs for drug/alcohol addiction detox and therapy, at the point of crisis. 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 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 this requires patience, persistence, and constructive engagement.
The first step on this path is residential rehab.
What Happens In Addiction Rehab Whitchurch?
Private rehab is typically a 3-stage overall process, of initial detox, therapeutic help with underlying psychological issues of addiction, followed by aftercare planning, which provides support and resources for the future.
What should you expect in the first week of drug/alcohol rehab?
The first week consists of completing the physical detox and resting more than you usually do, and also taking your medication.
This initial detox period will vary in duration from one individual to another, depending on frequency, recency, and amount of usage, together with the individual's history of addiction.
After the first 7 days, here's what you can expect...
Upon completing your detox, you’ll be in the safe hands of the clinicians who will guide you through the therapeutic process. You may find yourself in individual counselling sessions or in group Behavioural Therapy, which seeks to help you understand the reasons for your addiction.
Whitchurch and Cardiff Residential programmes are, as a whole quite diverse, and will see you participating in mutual aid meetings, complementary or holistic therapies, sharing experiences with other clients, physical exercise routines, and a move back toward structure and order, in your daily routine.
Most Whitchurch addiction clinics have an agenda of daily activities, distributed the night before, detailing the events of the next day, and where you should be, and when.
Once in the final week in an alcohol/drug clinic, you should expect…
Help and support to prevent you from relapsing will be provided by your clinic in the final week.
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 a Good Candidate For Rehab?
Residential rehab is for those who are genuinely serious about long term recovery.
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 for alcohol or drug abuse 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 clinics are 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 Alcohol & Drug Rehab Treatment?
- Going it alone. Believing that even though although external support channels are available, they are not required.
- Programmes of treatment which are extreme in nature and which tend to be geared towards one form of therapy or approach. Clinics now tend not to insist on the religious determinism aspect of recovery from addiction, and favour a broader approach to treatment which incorporates a holistic outlook to rehab treatment.
- A rather dogmatic approach to treatment which tends to leave patients feeling alienated.
The core of a successful alcohol or drug treatment programme will treat the client as an individual and part of a community of people who have similar issues and share a common goal in making a full recovery.
How Do I Set Myself Up For Success In Addiction Treatment?
How Should I Make Plans For My Upcoming Whitchurch Rehab Treatment Admission?
Reputable addiction clinics will give you a booking confirmation, including a list of what items to bring to rehab when admitting.
Prior to your admission, your clinic should send you a list of things you should bring with you to rehab.
What Things Should I Expect To See Transformed During And After Drug/Alcohol 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 dealing with all of these things, in turn, you should find that you emotional life, the way that you behave and interact with other people will be brighter and more positive, and without the need for your addictive behaviour.
- How much better your whole life will become when you allow the positive things in life fill the massive space which was previously occupied by addiction, and the associated behaviours that went with it!
What Are 3 Things New Rehab Clients Do Wrong When Going Into Treatment For Alcohol Or Drugs For The First Time?
(i) Fear at the prospect of taking the coping mechanism away, and entering withdrawal, during the first phase of rehab.
(ii) The belief that a little success experienced during the early stages of addiction 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.
What If Rehab Whitchurch Doesn't Work?
A few specifics often lie underneath potential relapses after completing rehab:
(i) For whatever reason, you didn’t make use of any of the follow-up help and support resources after treatment completed.
(ii) A trigger event happened in the external world, that you didn't work on yet, during treatment.
You’ll be able to prepare for such situations 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.
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?
You are among the millions of people in recovery across the world right now, each one with a different quality and history of support.
You need to remember that even those people without a good support network continue to recover successfully.
Alcoholics Anonymous Didn't Work For Me, How Is Rehab Different?
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.
Many have used only AA Whitchurch 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.
Those who have successfully completed a residential rehab programme often attend AA as part of their ongoing stop drinking support.
Full and long-term recoveries have been recorded by people who have used both resources, either individually or in conjunction with each other.
Can’t I Just Stick With Alcoholics Anonymous, Or Other Mutual Aid Groups, To Recover?
People often say that it is Alcoholics Anonymous that shows them the way and inspires them to stay sober.
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 Whitchurch in the longer term.
I Want To Stop Using Alcohol Or Drugs Without Professional Help
We really do warn against this.
Trying to do this by yourself carries with it some grave medical concerns and we really advise against it.
There are the dangers of having seizures and blood pressure issues, with serious risk of heart issues.
**You must never attempt withdrawal or any detox without suitable clinical support**.
What If My Finances Won’t Allow That?
If a complete treatment programme is a financial challenge right now, there are other options.
Many clinics offer a detox-only programme, although this is not usually widely advertised.
However, the success rates for these shorter courses can be lower than with the longer more established programmes.
Although the standard rehab stay is 28 days in total, we can suggest shorter stays if it is still clinically appropriate.
Ask about short term detox **only** if you have adequate plans 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.
Generally speaking, most clinics will not offer a refund policy on the basis of future relapse, as the responsibility for that comes down to the individual.
Getting Started In Rehab: What Do I Need To Do?
How Do I Go About Starting My Residential Treatment Right Away?
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.
Is Abbeycare A Well-Established Addiction Care Provider?
Abbeycare began offering residential rehab treatment on a small scale back in 2005, following the personal experiences in recovery of our staff.
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 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.
In order to do this we will interview you over the phone and then seek approval from our professional team to admit you.
Abbeycare's UK clinics have been helping those in Whitchurch and surrounding 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.
We can even arrange to assist with transport to the clinic (some extra charges do apply).
Our clinic inspection reports are available on the relevent service pages: Abbeycare Scotland, Abbeycare Gloucester.
Our admissions team can advise on what options are available.
Our medical team can assist you to detox, safely, and comfortably.
The Abbeycare therapy team are specialists in helping you identify and work through the underlying triggers behind addiction.
The Abbeycare clinic team are ready to help you co-ordinate everything.
The only thing left is - are you ready?
Ready to get started? All calls are confidential. Ring direct on 01603 513 091.