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In This Guide

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

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

In our guide below, you'll find the right questions to ask an addiction clinic (and the right answers).

Let's begin:

How Does Rehab For Alcohol/Drug Misuse Differ From A Detox-Only Approach?

Usually, in residential addiction treatment, rehab and detox are delivered together.

Rehabilitation refers to the therapeutic part of treatment that work on the hidden psychological aspects of addictive habits, and comes after the initial phase of physical detox.

Detox .v. Rehab In Cathcart, Glasgow

Detox
Rehab Programme

Is There Anyone Who Should Avoid Rehab Altogether?

Rehab should probably be avoided for:

  • Serial alcohol/drug detoxers who have an established behavioural issue or trigger in their life they're not willing to relinquish.
  • People who are unenthusiastic about recovery and also unwilling to embrace the support and help laid on the table.
  • People living with addictive behaviour who are not bothered by their life of denial, with no problem about letting other people put in all the work.

How Long Should A Stay In Alcohol/Drug Rehab Treatment Last?

The appropriate duration in  a treatment programme depends on your personal circumstances and history of addiction.

Look at the treatment options near Cathcart and the greater Glasgow area:

  • 7-10 days - Typical detox-only stay for alcohol treatment; usually no therapy.
  • 14-28 days - Normal inpatient programme for first detox session and some therapy work.
  • Over 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.

If an individual feels better after 28 days in the treatment centre, they may depart, but many stay beyond this.

How Do I Make Best Use Of My Time, In Drug/Alcohol Rehab Treatment Cathcart?

Planning Your Care During Your Stay

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 Cathcart clinic which provides a personally assigned case manager, who works with you personally, throughout the addiction rehabilitation programme.

Detox

With the consultant psychiatrist or specialist at the rehab centre at your side, take part in discussing the most ideal detoxification path for your issue. 

It is in your best interest to speak the truth about patterns of drug and alcohol intake, former periods of use, and the most recent use.

Lying is not recommended since the treatment you will get is dependent on your answers.

Therapeutic Time

Use the sessions of cognitive behavioural therapy in the rehab facility wisely, since it is where psychological gains are made.

Planning For Long Term Sobriety

It is important to evaluate everything you’ve learned from support groups, keywork discussions, and one-on-one sessions. 

Where do you feel particularly vulnerable in your recovery process, and need more support to overcome everyday difficulties? Are there any mental health triggers that you have uncovered that you weren't aware of before?

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What are your plans for pre-empting these helpless moments and dealing with the addiction for good? What could be your next move? 

More therapy time? External input from a sponsor near Rehab Cathcart or long-term recovery stalwart?

What safety measures are relevant to what you now know, about your addiction?

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Does Alcohol & Drug Rehab Guarantee Success?

The win rate for detox itself, is tremendous at over 90%. Generally, individuals who embrace detox in controlled environments, do finish the process.

People in rehab are accountable for their long term recovery, and by extension, their success.

It also becomes increasingly difficult for rehab clinics to keep in touch with former clients, over very long time periods, in order to track success or efficiency rates.

The short answer here is that success is down to you - a rehab clinic can provide the best therapy and support in the world - but if you take no action or pay no attention, success will be lacking.

Rehab is a short-lived primary treatment, conducted in a specialised, secure setting, to help you navigate to the subsequent stage of your recovery journey.

Would Recovery Activities Take A Lot Of Time Out Of My Life, In An Average Week, After Rehab?

This will differ from individual to individual but the common issues include how long the recovery process has taken, the supports in your life, daily triggers in your life at the moment, and the work still to be done in relation to the therapeutic steps during treatment, among others.

As part of their weekly timetable, some clients will have to have an everyday check-in with designated sponsors, group therapy, and several mutual aid sessions or calls per week.

Some clients will find it hard to be stable unless they complete group therapy several times per week, community meetings, consulting experts for unrelated health issues, plus getting lots of family support.

KEY TAKEAWAY

However, a little change of perspective could be useful here.

In our experience, those who do well in long term recovery, i.e. 20-30+ years, are not focused upon how much time recovery takes from their lives, but have instead accepted that recovery is a *lifestyle choice*.

It is wrong to assume that recovery involves some specific secret steps that you go through to achieve a lifetime of sobriety.

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?

Good question.

Others starting out in recovery found out that it was vital to let go of an old part of themselves ingrained in addictive patterns.


It doesn't mean that we must smile and endure immense emotional tension to release the urge to drink or consume drugs, but rather to realise the true underlying causes, in a clinical setting.

Using a cognitive behavioural therapist comes with lots of benefits, for instance, you can get the understanding required to learn new strategies and release old ones.

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What Are The Top 3 Most Difficult Elements Of Addiction Treatment Near Cathcart, That I Should Be Prepared For?

#1

Early Detox Symptoms

Detox can be challenging in the first four to six days as the mental and physical systems are trying to come to terms with limited substance intake.

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

#2

Redrawing Social Boundaries

Individuals with deep family connections or friendships may at first have a hard time coping with the loss of connection.

 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.

Some people entering the programme may be too attached to support systems such as loved ones and it is recommended to discuss this with the clinical specialists so as to agree on appropriate visit policies for the sake of the client.

#3

Emotional Transformation

Making the emotional/psychological transition from the mindset of addiction (dependence, co-dependence, lack of responsibility, chaotic lifestyle) to the mindset of recovery, can be challenging.

Although this usually becomes easier with longer stay times in rehab.

While in rehab, try to see it as a time to absorb the approach, and mental thinking style, of other people on the same path to recovery.

 By doing this for an extended period of time, you will discover that it will add more value to the long-term recovery process.

How/Why Might Some People Fail In Addiction Recovery?

  • Not requesting help or support when it's needed. Allowing things that stress you to take over your life while you are seriously under-resourced.
  • Taking up a programme of out-patient treatment, while knowing very well that you will face external stressors in your daily life that will impede your progress.
  • Reverting to old patterns after treatment, leading to higher chances of relapsing.
  • Non-existent support from loved ones and other external parties, coupled with repetitive trigger scenarios and unexpected stressors.
  • A bad initial experience while in rehab or treatment which subsequently makes leads to the belief that rehab won't work.
  • The wrong balance between professional and non-professional help and intervention. Extreme reliance on layman or community-based support systems.
  • Unwillingness to let go of, or break contact with, a previous known trigger for addictive tendencies or behaviour.

Is It Possible To Say In Advance, If Alcohol/Drug Rehab Will Work For Me?

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

By accepting to be helped, following the directives given, acknowledging that you’re responsible for your own life and seeking the needful resources and support, you will significantly enhance the chances of recovering.

What Are The Differences Between AA And Rehab?

Rehab .v. AA In Cathcart
Rehab Clinic Treatment
  • Rehab is a clinically supervised setting, providing for primary care needs of detox, therapeutic intervention, and relapse prevention planning, in a residential environment, all under one roof, from one provider.
AA & Mutual Aid Meetings
  • AA is a non-clinical, mutual aid setting, where individuals come together in community-based meetings, to share their collective journeys, in the hope of helping others, and themselves.
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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.

With no professional input and monitoring of symptoms, the likelihood of health issues like cardiovascular and liver complications, blood pressure issues, seizures, and many more, increases significantly.

Before enlisting in an alcohol treatment programme, make sure that you get your doctor’s opinion. This is a must.

What Happens If I/My Loved One Relapses After Leaving Treatment - Do We Get A Refund?

Check with the individual rehab clinic you've engaged with, *before* entering treatment, about their refund policy.

To be realistic, not many clinics will refund you following a relapse, given that you are personally responsible for your own recovery.

Does this imply that you should shoulder the entire burden? No, it means that you should establish your own areas of  vulnerability in recovery, and seek out appropriate support.

While some facilities provide an extended stay in the event of a relapse, it differs from provider to provider so it pays to make sure.

What Do I Ask, To Make Sure The Clinic I'm Speaking To Near Cathcart, Glasgow, Is A Good Match?

#1

What is your track record in dealing with cases similar to mine?

#2

For my needs, what treatment length do you suggest?

#3

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

#4

Please elaborate on options for relapse prevention?

#5

Do you include the aftercare fees in the overall billing?

#6

Do you allow visits from family? 

#7

What changes have you made to your programme, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic?

#8

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

#9

What is your policy on refunds?

How Do I Get Started With Rehab?

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

Next, the admissions team would ask their personnel for medical permission to admit you and be admitted 24 to 48 hours later.

For Urgent Or Emergency Drug/Alcohol Problems, Does A Rehab Centre Take Care Of That?

Important: When a medical emergency occurs, you are advised to seek local medical assistance urgently.

KEY TAKEAWAY

Rehabilitation can never take the place of professional emergency care. A rehab clinic can deal with routine requirements for detox, and therapeutic intervention thereafter.

Still, rehab clinics are not hospitals and they are usually not equipped to deal with complicated health issues such as liver problems and seizures.

But if you are facing non-emergency detox requirements, you can get admission in one to two days.

Help For Addiction Is Available At Abbeycare:

  • 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.
  • Residential detox services led by specialist addiction staff.
  • Exhaustive individualised plans to avoid future relapse.

How Are Abbeycare Different?

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.

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Feedback From Previous Clients:

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 Cathcart.

Help for addiction is available at Abbeycare's UK clinics, serving the full Glasgow area.

Thousands have already joined Abbeycare to overcome addiction, from every corner of the globe.

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

Even if you need transport arranged to get here, we can probably help with that too.

Check our independent inspection reports, available on our Scotland clinic page.

Abbeycare admissions team can advise on options that suit your needs.

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.

Now....are you ready?

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