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Trying to find the right drug/alcohol treatment near Cowlairs, Glasgow can begin to feel like your going round in circles.

Maybe we can be your guide.

If you've struggled to find the right questions to ask, meet our comprehensive guide to finding drug or alcohol addiction help in Cowlairs, Glasgow, below.

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Are Alcohol/Drug Rehab And Detox Two Different Things?

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 Cowlairs, Glasgow

Detox
Rehab Programme

Who Is Rehab NOT For?

Rehab should probably be avoided for:

  • Habitual alcohol/drug detoxers with addictive behaviours or triggers that they don’t want to accept.
  • Those who are unwilling to go the extra mile in understanding their drug or alcohol addiction and adhere to the recommended advice.
  • People with no qualms about continuing with their destructive behaviour and not ready to personally pull up their sleeves and help themselves.

What's The Ideal Treatment Length For A Stay In Drug Or Alcohol Rehab?

This is dependent on your individual needs.

Check out the following rough outline of treatment options available for Cowlairs and the greater Glasgow area:

  • 7-10 days - Ranging from one week to a week and a half, a general detox programme that caters for alcohol or drug addicts but there is usually no therapy included.
  • 14-28 days - Regular simple stay for preliminary detoxification and several therapy sessions.
  • 28 days and above - 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.

What Should I Make A Point Of Doing, During Rehab Cowlairs?

Setting Goals For Your Treatment

Have realistic expectations regarding your stay in alcohol/drug rehab. 

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.

Choose an addiction rehabilitation programme near Cowlairs that will select and assign one support worker to help you navigate through your stay

Physical Detox

With the help of the consultant psychiatrist or professional at the detox centre, make sure that you’re involved in selecting the most suitable detox regimen. 

Ensure that you tell it as it as, in relation to previous use, patterns of abuse, alcohol intake, and recent use.

By presenting the situation as it is, the specialists will be able to place you on an ideal detox plan and it’ll ensure that you have an easier time at the Rehab Cowlairs treatment centre.

Therapy Insights

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

Before committing anything to paper, reflect firstly on the learnings you've gained from support groups, from mutual aid work, from keywork sessions, from one-to-one work. 

In what areas of the recovery process do you feel exposed, and require greater support to overcome? Have you identified any mental health factors that trigger the need to use, that were absent before?

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What are the ways in which you can prepare for these more fragile moments, and work towards their permanent resolution? What could be your next move? 

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

What safety measures could you put in place?

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How Many Succeed In Staying Dry Or Clean, Following Alcohol & Drug Rehab Treatment?

Success rate for detox, is usually very high, i.e. 90%+. 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.

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.

Even after receiving superior therapy services from a private rehab, whether or not you will be successful all boils down to your effort.

Rehab is a short-term, primary care treatment, to get you on the next step of your journey to healing.

How Much Time Will Ongoing Long-Term Addiction Recovery Take Out Of My Life Each Week?

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.

For others, it might be several sessions of therapy, attending secondary specialists for other health issues, and family support, amongst others, before a stable footing is found.

KEY TAKEAWAY

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

Clients who have welcomed the idea that recovery is a *lifestyle choice*, progress far better than those who view it as a burden that takes from their lives.

Recovery isn’t a one-time process that you go through, and end up being sober for the rest of your life.

Recovery is a continuous exercise that involves a lot of introspection, self-acceptance and having a supportive network around you.

Does Success In Recovery Mean Letting Go Of Old Habits?

Great question.

Others have discovered they had to give up a part of themselves that had become enmeshed in an addictive pattern.


This does not mean we have to grin and bear a tremendous amount of emotional stress in order to release the need to drink or misuse substances, but instead seek to understand, in a therapeutic environment, the real reasons we indulge in these behaviours and what we're trying to gain by doing so.

By getting rid of old mindsets and embracing new ones, an accomplished cognitive behavioural therapist can assist you to learn what is needed to get eliminate patterns that fuel your habits but not through brute force.

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Are There Elements Of Cowlairs Addiction Treatment, More Trying Than Others?

#1

Initial Detox

In the first 4-6 days of detox, it can be a difficult time, both emotionally and physically since the mind and body are attempting to cope with the decreased intake of the substance.

During this time, make sure that the specialist handling your case knows about any kind of symptoms you may be experiencing to ensure an appropriate and painless detox process.

#2

Redrawing Social Boundaries

Clients with established links with loved ones or friends may at first find it challenging when they are cut off.

 But when these groups with strong ties to the client include active users and dealers, it is in the best interest of the client to sever them.

In circumstances where genuine support systems may be interfered with, there can be a middle point where visitation and communication channels with these connections are established to make the stay at the clinic more bearable.

#3

Moving From Addiction To Recovery, Psychologically

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.

Think of rehab itself as not just a place and time to achieve certain outcomes, but also a time to absorb the attitudes, and mindsets, of recovery, from those around you, on the same journey.

 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?

  • Shying away from asking for help when it matters. Giving stressors free reign over your mental health when your resources are limited.
  • Enrolling in an out-patient recovery programme but being hindered by external stress factors that ruin your recovery process.
  • Returning to long-left habits and coping strategies following treatment, and this ending up triggering a relapse.
  • Absent support systems from family and friends together with trigger situations and stressors, which become a recipe for disaster.
  • A poor first experience in treatment/rehab/mutual aid with one particular source, which later leads to a (mistaken) long term belief that "treatment/rehab doesn't work."
  • The wrong balance between professional and non-professional help and intervention. Extreme reliance on layman or community-based support systems.
  • Refusal to do away with past known triggers for drug or alcohol addictions.

How Can I Tell If Rehab Will Work For Me, And My History With Drugs Or Alcohol Addiction?

Even the worst addicts can change, through dedication and determination, especially with commitment to ongoing therapy work.

If you're willing to stick to instructions, find support systems and accept responsibility for your recovery, you will have an easier journey.

How Is Rehab Different To AA?

Rehab .v. AA In Cowlairs
Residential Rehab
  • Rehab essentially involves services like relapse prevention, detox, and therapeutic intervention under one roof, by one provider in a clinically regulated environment.
AA & Mutual Aid Meetings
  • Do you need non-clinical and mutual aid surroundings where people share their life journey and encourage others? If yes, then head to AA.
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Can't I Just Taper Down On My Own? Why Do I Need Alcohol Or Drug Rehab?

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.

Again, *always* consult your local qualified medical professional before considering any form of alcohol treatment. There can be no exceptions to this, to ensure your safety.

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

Consult with the particular rehab you're considering, regarding their refund policy before entering their programme.

Generally, it's extremely unlikely they will offer any form of refund for a relapse following treatment, since (brutal truth here) *you* are the only one responsible for your long-term recovery.

This is not to say that you have to carry all the effort personally, but that it is vital to establish your weak points in recovery, and request help where needed, along the way.

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 Should I Ask, When Vetting Treatment Clinics Near Cowlairs, Glasgow?

#1

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

#2

What treatment duration do you suggest for my needs?

#3

Can I admit for detox-only, then increase my stay once admitted?

#4

What kind of aftercare service do you offer clients?

#5

Is aftercare included in the overall cost?

#6

Does the clinic let the next of kin attend for visits? 

#7

Has COVID-19 affected service provision?

#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?

What Happens Immediately After I Sign Up For Rehab?

After you are through with an initial telephone assessment, the most likely course of action will be to pay an amount to book a room at the clinic. 

From this point, the provider gets authorisation from their medical staff, and thereafter can normally admit you within a day or two.

Do Rehab Clinics Deal With Needs For Urgent Help Relating To Alcohol Or Drugs?

Important: If there is a severe emergency, it is recommended that you contact local trained medical personnel immediately.

KEY TAKEAWAY

Rehab is not a substitute for qualified emergency care. Rehab only caters for common detox needs and therapeutic care.

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.

Nevertheless, if you have non-emergency need for detox and/or rehab, most standard rehab clinics can admit in 24-48 hours.

Here's How We Know Abbeycare Can Help...

  • The experiences and feedback from our clients has been a constant reminder and motivator in helping us reach the next level in evidence based rehab programmes.
  • Safe, evidence-led, detox services administered by accomplished addiction professionals.
  • Personalised aftercare planning to ensure clients don’t relapse.

Why Are Abbeycare Different Than Other Clinics Out There?

Rather than water down our services with a myriad of untested solutions, we concentrate on the essential aspects of residential rehabilitation that have stood the test of time, and are evidence based.

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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%."

If You're Looking For Treatment Near Cowlairs, We Can Probably Help.

Abbeycare operate UK clinics providing help for alcohol or drug addiction for those in the Cowlairs and Glasgow area.

Since 2005, we've been helping thousands to overcome addiction, comfortably, and safely.

There's no substitute for the years of experience we've had, assisting with even the most complex cases.

Our team can even get transport organised too, if needed, from your location (with an extra charge).

How did we do with inspections from regulators? Check our reports, available on our clinic page, here: Abbeycare Scotland.

Our admissions team can advise on what options are available.

Our medical team are ready to help you detox, comfortably.

Our addiction specialist therapists can help you overcome the underlying issues of addiction.

Our clinical team are ready to help you start the journey.

The only thing left is - are you ready?

If you're ready for help, call our admissions team direct, on 01603 513 091.

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