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Asking the right questions to find alcohol or drug help near Castlemilk, Glasgow can be a minefield.

But, if you know what to ask, support *is* available.

In the answers below, we showcase the insights needed to find the right help, at the right cost, near Castlemilk, Glasgow.

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What Are The Differences Between Alcohol/Drug Detox And Rehab?

Detox and rehab in addiction care are usually provided as a package.

Rehab usually means the therapeutic treatment that addresses the bottled up psychological components of addiction, and takes place after the primary physical detox period.

Detox .v. Complete Rehab In Castlemilk, Glasgow

Detox-Only Treatment
  • Detox included
  • Fully residential
  • Not individualised
  • No aftercare provided
Full Rehab Programme
  • Professional detox
  • Live in the clinic full-time
  • Personalised therapeutic input
  • Long term support

Are There People Who Should NOT Go To Rehab?

Rehab is NOT for:

  • Serial alcohol/drug detoxers who have an established behavioural issue or trigger in their life they're not willing to relinquish.
  • Those who are unwilling to go the extra mile in understanding their drug or alcohol addiction and adhere to the recommended advice.
  • Individuals content to live in denial about their mental health and continued irresponsible behaviour.

Is A Stay In Drug Or Alcohol Rehab Always The Same Length?

The ideal length will depend on your unique situation.

The following treatment options are available near Castlemilk and the greater Glasgow area:

  • 7-10 days - Typical detox-only stay for alcohol treatment; usually no therapy.
  • 14-28 days - Common inpatient programme for initial detoxification and some therapy.
  • 28+ days - Normal stay length, encompasses numerous therapy sessions and the chance to schedule post-rehab relapse prevention.

KEY TAKEAWAY

Unless the addict starts treatment, it will be challenging to ascertain the exact duration of treatment needed. This is because being in a rehab clinic is the best time to monitor progress without the presence of drugs or alcohol.

In the event of significant progress in the treatment centre after the 28 days have passed, one can leave the facility, although some people might stay for a bit longer.

What Elements Of Drug/Alcohol Treatment Castlemilk Do I Focus On, For Lasting Recovery?

What Do You Want Out Of Treatment?

Be transparent about what you hope to achieve in the rehab centre. 

Use the learnings you've had from experience of previous detoxes, or even previous rehab treatment, to help inform what you should tackle in treatment, where the focus should be, what triggers need underlying or additional work.

Try to pick a Castlemilk clinic which provides a personally assigned case manager, who works with you personally, throughout the addiction rehabilitation programme.

Initial Detox

Take an active role in discussion with the consultant psychiatrist or specialist, following your admission to rehab, when agreeing the detox protocol you'll undergo. 

It is vital to be transparent to the staff about how often you use, alcohol intake, and the last time you used/drank.

Keep in mind that you have to give accurate information, as it will be crucial in deciding what kind of detox programme you will be put on.

Therapeutic Time

Try to take maximum advantage of the time you have in therapy, e.g. cognitive behavioural therapy, and counselling work, as this is where the main psychological breakthroughs can be made, as addiction affects you personally, and your personal pattern of addiction expresses itself in your life.

Relapse Prevention

You should not commit to an aftercare plan without first reflecting on all the wins you have garnered from all the sessions you have been involved in while in rehab. 

Where do you feel most helpless in your recovery process, and need enhanced support levels to make it through? Are there any triggers, or associations with addiction, that make you want to use, that you weren’t aware of before?

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In what ways could you plan to pre-empt these susceptible areas, and move towards their permanent resolution? In what way could you make this a reality? 

More therapy time? Support from outwith the programme, especially from a sponsor located near Rehab Castlemilk or a previous recovery partner?

Are there suitable safety measures you could implement, that fit the day-to-day situations you face in life?

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Does Alcohol & Drug Rehab Work, From A Statistical Perspective?

More than 90% of people in detox successfully complete that part of the programme. It makes sense that people who start detox in a supervised programme complete the regimen.

Ultimately, the success of a rehab stay differs from individual to individual because it depends on the mindset of the addict.

The majority of people seeking a rehab programme need guarantees about extended success rates, and it can be difficult for clinics to track all previous clients, exhaustively.

You can get all the support and five-star therapy services in the world but it is all in vain if you do not play your part and adhere to the learning.

Rehab is a short-term, primary care intervention in a specialised setting, that can support you in reaching the next steps of your bigger recovery journey.

How Much Will My Weekly Routine Change, After Drug/Alcohol Rehab?

This is dependent on a number of factors such as the point you are at in your journey of recovery, your existing supports, daily triggers you have to deal with, plus the remaining benefits from the therapeutic work during treatment.

For others, their weekly calendar will involve some group therapy and a daily meeting with their sponsor.

Others will only reach a stable point after several weekly therapy sessions, consulting different specialists for different health problems, support from loved ones and mutual aid sessions or calls.

KEY takeaway

Still, it doesn’t hurt to rethink your perspective on this question.

From what we have observed, clients with lasting success are those who have acknowledged that it is not about how long recovery work takes, but instead that recovery is a *lifestyle choice*.

Being in recovery is a gradual and systematic process as opposed to a few magic steps that provide instant results.

Rather, recovery is a journey of self-assessment, accepting your weaknesses and strengths, plus incorporating support systems that will work for you.

What Aspects Of Life Need To Change, Dramatically, So That I Can Become Sober?

Excellent question.

Others before you have almost always found that they had to give up an old part of themselves that was locked in a pattern of addiction, acting out the same coping mechanism to the point of exhaustion.


This does not mean that we need to smile and suffer an immense amount of mental discomfort to move beyond the need to drink or consume drugs, but instead, we should strive to explore the true motives behind these habits.

By working with a cognitive behavioural therapist, you can release old patterns and old ways of doing things, and learn fresh methods instead.

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What Are The Top 3 Most Demanding Elements Of Alcohol Or Drug Rehab Treatment Near Castlemilk?

#1

Adjusting To Detox

The initial 48-72 hours of detox can be the most trying, physically and emotionally, as the body and mind adjust to reduced substance intake, and detox begins.

By speaking out regarding symptoms during this period, you will enable your specialist to come up with a more comfortable detox plan.

#2

Cutting Ties With Those Enabling Active Addiction

There are some people with firm connections with loved ones and when they are severed, they end up having a tough time.

 In some instances, where the social group consists of those in active addiction, such as dealers and other users, this can be a move in a positive direction.

For some individuals who are used to support from family and loved ones, it can be stressful leaving them and getting into the clinic. This is why there should be a discussion with the clinic regarding visits and communication with family.

#3

Moving Beyond The Mindset Of Addiction

Succeeding in psychologically and emotionally switching from the addictive mental attitude that comprises irresponsible behaviour and dependence, to one of recovery, can be an uphill task.

Still, after some time in rehab, things get better.

Your time in rehab can be beneficial if you try to absorb the mindsets of other people in the clinic with you, and embrace some of their outlook.

 The longer the timeframe you have to do this, the greater the longer-term rewards are likely to be.

How/Why Might Some People Fail In Addiction Recovery?

  • Not requesting help or support when it's needed. Allowing stressors to occur when you don’t have enough resources.
  • Attempting to complete an out-patient programme for recovery but external life stressors or events negate progress made, between sessions.
  • Reverting to old patterns after treatment, leading to higher chances of relapsing.
  • Absent support systems from family and friends together with trigger situations and stressors, which become a recipe for disaster.
  • Maybe someone had a miserable time during their first rehab, mutual aid, or treatment stint, and this experience led them to believe that rehab/treatment is not worth it.
  • An imbalance between professional and non-professional assistance and intervention. Over-reliance on non-expert sources of assistance.
  • The reluctance to say goodbye to a recognised trigger for addictive behaviour.

How Can I Tell In Advance, If Alcohol/Drug Rehab Is Likely To Help Someone With My Pattern Of Addiction?

There is no definite answer for this since it takes effort and commitment to break even the toughest addictions, especially where therapy is concerned.

Broadly speaking, if you are willing to receive assistance, willing to follow instructions, accept that your life is your own responsibility, and are willing to pursue the services and care needed to help you heal, your chances of success will improve.

How Are Alcoholics Anonymous, And Rehab, Different?

Rehab Clinic Treatment .v. AA Castlemilk
Rehab
  • Rehab essentially involves services like relapse prevention, detox, and therapeutic intervention under one roof, by one provider in a clinically regulated environment.
Alcoholics Anonymous
  • At AA, people come together in a non-clinical and mutual aid surroundings to speak of their life story and assist one another.
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Others Have Suggested I Taper Down On My Own, And Don't Need Help - Is That Correct?

By admitting to rehab, you will be embracing professionally supervised surroundings for detox and safe withdrawal. Here, you will also get constant feedback on your progress and symptoms.

Reducing alcohol use without professional help is a no-no and should not be done.

If there is no professional management of the symptoms, there are higher chances of arising health issues like heart and liver complications, seizures, blood pressure problems, and others.

It goes without saying that you should always see your qualified doctor prior to entering alcohol treatment. There can be no exceptions to this, to ensure your safety.

Will We Get A Refund If I/My Loved One Relapses?

To be on the safe side, check with the clinic re their refund policy before committing.

It goes without saying that you are ultimately in charge of your long-term recovery process, meaning it will be highly unlikely that you will be refunded should you relapse.

Does this mean that you are responsible for all the work? No. In as much you have to put in some work, it is recommended that you look for vulnerabilities in your own recovery and actively ask to be helped.

There are clinics that have an extra stay as part of their services in the event the client relapses.

What Are 9 Essential Questions To Ask A Potential Treatment Provider Near Castlemilk, Glasgow?

#1

What is your experience level in detoxing someone with my alcohol/drug intake and history?

#2

How long do I have to take the treatment?

#3

Can I admit for a shorter duration initially, then extend my stay once in the clinic?

#4

What is your aftercare provision?

#5

Do you include the aftercare fees in the overall billing?

#6

Are visits by loved ones permitted? 

#7

With COVID-19 ravaging the world, have you changed any part of your services?

#8

Can I get copies of the most up-to-date Care Inspectorate inspection and Care Quality Commission reports, plus ratings?

#9

Is there any refund policy I should be aware of?

Is There An Admission Process To Get Booked In To Rehab?

Following an initial telephone review, you would be required to book a room at the clinic by paying a deposit. 

From here, the admissions team will request medical approval for your admission from their staff, and you would normally admit to treatment 24-48 hrs later.

If I Need Alcohol Or Drug Help Urgently, Who Do I Contact?

Important: In case of a serious health issue, seek medical assistance locally, without delay.

KEY TAKEAWAY

Again, before contemplating some sort of alcohol therapy, *always* check with your qualified medical practitioner. There can be no exceptions to this, to ensure your safety.

Nevertheless, do not confuse a rehab centre with a hospital as it doesn’t have the equipment or personnel to handle advanced medical issues like liver decomposition, seizures and other problems.

But if your problem is not emergency based, you can be admitted within 24 to 48 hours.

How Can Abbeycare Help Me?

  • The feedback and perspective we've received from thousands of clients have helped us continuously improve the rehabilitation package at Abbeycare, and rely on the key factors that we have seen leading to positive long term outcomes.
  • Secure and comfortable detox managed by addiction experts.
  • Comprehensive, personalised, relapse prevention planning.

Do Abbeycare Provide The Same Service As Other Rehab Clinics?

Instead of compromising our service provision with inferior strategies, we make use of the cornerstone elements of residential rehabilitation that have worked for us over the years, and that follow NICE UK stipulations.

Meet The Abbeycare Clients Who Came Before You:

DP

"...the team gave me the building blocks to repair my life. Now nearly 8 years sober, one day at a time."

IR

"I would go as far as saying that Abbeycare saved my life..."

JF

"Excellent staff and professional care. Gave me my life back. I would recommend 100%."

Abbeycare Provide Free Guidance For Those Seeking Addiction Help In Castlemilk.

Abbeycare's UK clinics have been helping those in Castlemilk and surrounding Glasgow area.

We've helped thousands overcome their addiction to alcohol or drugs.

In our 15 years, we've worked with even the most complex detoxes, needs, and issues.

We can even arrange to assist with transport to the clinic (some extra charges do apply).

Our inspection reports from the regulators, are available on our clinic page, here: Abbeycare Scotland.

Our admissions team are ready to help.

The Abbeycare medical team can help you detox comfortably.

Our therapeutic team can help you identify the issues behind addiction, and stop the pattern in your life.

Our clinic team - many of them in recovery personally - are ready to get you started.

Are you ready for recovery?

To ask a question, or to arrange admission, ring our team now on 01603 513 091.

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