Now is the best time for change
If you plan of getting clean and sober, now is the best time to do it.
Planning it out will only give you a thousand other reasons to postpone it.
- You have a job to attend to
- You have bills to pay
- Your spouse will be overwhelmed with the responsibilities to be left behind
- You need to take care of the kids
- You have sick parents that you need to look out for
- You are still enjoying a life of alcohol and drugs
- You are afraid that life might be boring and so on.
When you want to change in life, the question is not when to do it.
The real question is, why not now?
The right time for change is right now.
Delaying it would only make it harder to change as the addiction progresses.
At Abbeycare, we encourage you to change now because changing for the better is always right to be pursued the soonest possible time.
Steps to preparing for rehab
Most people struggling with addiction are not prepared to enter rehab.
Here are practical tips to prepare yourself mentally and physically before entering rehab to help you be more confident and focused on your treatment and change.
Take care of the family. If you have children, elderly parents, or even pets to take care of, ask one close relative or friend to look after them while you are away for rehab.
This way, you are sure that your loved ones are safe and in good hands.
Take Care of Work. If you are currently working, the best way to take care of work is to file a leave of absence e.g. medical leave, so your work is secured while on rehab.
Take Care of financial/ legal obligations. Make sure that that dues and bills remain paid while you are away by enrolling in automatic online payments in your bank account.
If you have legalities to attend to, notify them of your absence through your lawyer.
Prepare only what you need. Bring only things like clothes, personal hygiene kits, and other essentials to rehab.
Avoid bringing something that will only make you feel homesick.
This will help lessen any external distractions that can cause you to lose focus on treatment and recovery.
Enjoy the company you keep. Make time to appreciate the supportive people in your life before entering your rehab.
They will be your source of inspiration who are excited when you return a changed person.
If you are now ready for a better life, call us now at 01603 513 091.
Detox at Abbeycare
Detox or detoxification is the process of removing the toxic substances in your body system.
The objective of detox is the safe management of withdrawal symptoms when you discontinue taking drugs or alcohol.
Withdrawal symptoms are knock-on effects for stopping drugs or alcohol such as nausea, insomnia, nervousness, and other body discomforts, which you will experience as your body normalises.
The detox experience for each person is different depending on the type of substance you use, the severity of your addiction, personal genetics, and medical conditions.
Proper medications may be administered to you to mitigate the withdrawal symptoms and make detox more comfortable.
Doing detox at home can be dangerous because some withdrawal symptoms like seizures, hallucinations, and Delirium tremens are lethal.
This is why medical evaluation must be conducted before detox is performed.
Moreover, continuous monitoring by healthcare experts is required until you become stabilised and ready for the next step towards your recovery.
Call Abbeycare at 01603 513 091 to learn how we can make detox safe and comfortable to you.
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) in Charlton Kings
Developed by Marsha M. Linehan, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) is a type of psychotherapy primarily used to build your self-confidence.
In this way, you will strengthen your ability to effectively cope with stressful situations.
As a struggling addict, you may have lost the ability to believe in yourself.
You use drugs or alcohol as a means of escape from the problems you face.
Drugs and alcohol give you temporary relief, but it also drives you deep into depression and despair.
Through DBT, you will be able to improve your communication skills, build a better self-image, and develop life skills to face challenges in life anew.
DBT at Abbeycare is facilitated by providing you with environment and peer groups that support your freedom from drugs or alcohol.
We will teach you how to avoid and remove environmental triggers and end toxic relationships in life.
We will also help you find your inner strength to boost your self-esteem.
This is achieved through skills training, one to one therapy, phone coaching, and consultation.
Call us on 01603 513 091 and rediscover yourself.
Motivational Enhancement Therapy
Motivational Enhancement Therapy or MET is a procedure of mediation and advising specially designed to induce the motivation to change from within.
It helps you to learn how to modify your beliefs and actions and be driven and determined to seek recovery.
MET is facilitated by helping you develop and express empathy by allowing you to realise how your actions have negatively affected other people.
The development of empathy is also necessary to build a trusting relationship between you and your counsellors.
MET also teaches you how to recognise the gap between your thoughts and reality.
This will help you to come to terms with reality and stop living a lie.
Learning the truth is an eye-opener and can draw out strong feelings of self-motivation to change.
Call 01603 513 091 and learn how to appreciate how lucky you are every day.
Rehab options in Charlton Kings
Abbeycare have helped thousands of persons and families beat addiction and reclaim their lives,
Our inpatient addiction treatment in Charlton Kings is a comprehensive continuum of care that included:
- Professionally managed detox
- CBT and DBT
- An array of holistic therapies
- Peer recovery support
- Personal transformation
- Aftercare planning
What sets us apart from other rehab centres is our client-focused addiction plan, long-term support, clinical excellence featuring evidence-based best practices; and unparalleled commitment to your care and recovery.
Call 01603 513 091 so we can help you help yourself to live the life you deserve.
- What is life like after rehab?
Resuming your everyday life in the real world after coming back from rehab can be a bit overwhelming or sometimes disorienting.
Life after rehab will be a challenge because it is the time where you need to apply what you have learned.
The life of recovery starts when rehab ends.
You should see this as an opportunity to live a better life.
- How do I choose a support group?
As its name implies, a support group is a group of people who will provide you with the support and guidance your need in managing your recovery on your own.
The groups can vary in structure and purpose.
You can choose a group based on your personal circumstances or preferences.
For instance, you choose an all-women’s group if you are female, an alcohol-focused group if your substance problem is alcohol or a parent’s group if you have children.
- Can’t I just quit on my own?
No. The ability to quit addiction on your own becomes next to impossible because you may have developed physical, mental, psychological, social, and even spiritual dependence on drugs and alcohol.
The most effective way to quit safely and successfully is by seeking a professional rehab centre that offers comprehensive treatment like the Abbeycare clinic.
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