Drug & Alcohol Rehab Options in Cirencester
It is important to treat alcohol and/or drug addiction as quickly and as effectively as possible in order to make life easier.
You or your loved one has spent too much time and effort on addiction. And now you would like to move on past the struggle. Recovery from addiction is possible.
It can be done, and it has been done by a lot of people who have got the same issues and drawbacks.
Current research and best practices in addiction recovery advise against quick fixes and detox alone as the main solution.
Quitting substances without social or medical support leads to relapse, and relapsing whilst in recovery is what we are trying to avoid.
Relapse leads to a loss of morale and self-respect, and that is not what we want because we need courage to fight addiction.
At our centre in The Hygrove, Abbeycare provides comprehensive care including:
Medically Assisted Alcohol and/or Drug Detoxification
- Full-time in-patient care
- Therapy based on the 12 Steps
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Holistic Therapy
- After Treatment Planning
Mental Health Problems Occurring with Alcohol and/or Drug Dependence
Many of our clients who are in therapy, talk about emotional problems. Some of these concerns have led to the accurate treatment and diagnosis of mental health problems. For example, many people who have addiction issues have:
- General Anxiety Disorder (telltale sign: Panic Attacks)
- Bipolar Mood Disorder (used to be called “Manic Depressive”)
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (for those suffering from past traumatic events, i.e. physical, emotional or sexual abuse)
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD is a childhood disease which can carry over to adulthood, during which it is called Adult ADHD.)
In our centre, we focus on the treatment for alcohol and/or drug dependence, as this is our core competence.
However, since mental health problems have the same underlying concerns, we get to treat the issues behind the other mental health problems.
Understand that alcohol and/or drug is a mental health issue and is as valid as other mental health issues.
It is not a matter of self-control or will.
Treatment will be more effective if it is allied with the treatment of other mental health problems—we use medication, therapy, and behavioural training to systematically tackle the task.
How Rehab Helps
The negative associations people have with rehab are largely because of the mindset that if you are in rehab you are a sick person.
We argue that rehab is not about being sick and needing a cure, per se.
Rather, we think that in rehab, the approach should be to re-establish balance.
It is true that alcohol and/or drug dependence is a disease. But like other lifestyle diseases, imbalanced personal choices complicate the medical issue.
It is very much like diabetic patients who do not comply with the meal plan, making unwise choices instead.
If we approach this problem by making judgments about people, we will achieve nothing but resistance to change.
The answer is not stigmatisation and contempt, but understanding and care.
In Abbeycare, we believe in the structured approach, also known as in-patient rehab. During this program clients go through:
- Detox – this lasts about a week, during which the first two to three days people experience the most intense effects of withdrawal.
- Therapy – this consists of the 12 Step Program, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Holistic Therapy. Depending on your personalised programme, this can last up to two weeks
- Aftercare – strategies learned in this part of rehab help you to adapt to the environment outside structured care. We aim to equip you with the techniques to stay sober even when triggered, especially in uncomfortable situations
What Happens After You Call Us
Abbeycare is not a referral service. Once you decide to call us, you’ll be in touch with a member of our admissions team direct.
During the call, we’ll ask a few questions, so we’ll know what to expect once you’ve decided to join us.
Abbeycare at the Hygrove is less than an hour away from Cirencester. It is located in 45 acres of land in the countryside, the fresh air and the scenery is quite conducive to healing.
We have strolling grounds where you can walk and jog surrounded by the greens.
Our ensuite rooms and communal spaces are spacious, allowing air and light to circulate naturally.
We do our best to make the environment supportive of the hard work of recovery.
We are also proud of our personalised treatment program, as we believe that as individuals we have strengths that differentiate us from other people.
Working on your strengths will help you attain more success in rehab than tying yourself to a style of therapy that does not work.
As you work with an assigned case manager you will be able to collaborate about the best treatment strategies for you.
Individual Therapy Versus Group Therapy
Individual therapy can help sharpen the focus on specific issues that are contributing to alcohol and/or drug addiction. In one-on-one therapy sessions, the relationship is quite personal, the dynamics of the relationship are part of the therapy itself.
Some therapists focus on family relationship dynamics and some focus on understanding difficult experiences in the past.
In group therapy, clients interact with each other simultaneously. In rehab, this means you will be together with other addicts.
The therapist present will be observing the interactions in the group, and use the insights gathered as therapeutic tools.
In Abbeycare, we offer both group and individual therapies.
We encourage full participation in both types of therapy as both types of therapies have been found to be equally effective.
- How long does detox take?
This depends on multiple factors such as substance intake, consistency over time, current liver status, and personal factors, which we evaluate when you call.
- What will happen if I stop using alcohol or drugs?
You will be in withdrawal. This means you can have headaches, increase or loss of appetite, insomnia, and excessive sweating.
These are typical responses when somebody stops using alcohol/drugs, although very unpleasant, they can be surpassed.
It is recommended to have medically supervised detox during withdrawal.
- How will I pay for rehab?
The clients attending Abbeycare are self-funding as we are a private centre.
We can discuss your options about payment, just give us a call.
- Can I leave the centre during the programme?
We do not recommend it. At Abbeycare we do expect you to stay in the clinic for the full duration of your treatment as this typically results in the best long term recovery outcomes.
Serving Cirencester & Surrounding Areas, including:
|Love Lane||Harnhill||Meysey Hampton|
|Siddington||Ampney St Peter||Leigh|