Rehab Dennistoun

Call our local number 01603 513 091
Request Call Back

Call our local number 01603 513 091
Request Call Back
Call our local number 01603 513 091
Request Call Back

Asking the right questions to find alcohol or drug help near Dennistoun, 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 Dennistoun, Glasgow.

Ready? Let's get started:

Are Alcohol/Drug Rehab And Detox Two Different Things?

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

Rehab refers to the therapeutic elements of a stay in treatment, that tackle the underlying psychological components of addiction, and usually occurs after the initial physical detox stage.

Initial Detox .v. Full Rehab Programme In Dennistoun, Glasgow

Detox
  • Detox included
  • Fully residential
  • No individual therapy elements
  • No long-term support
Rehab
  • Professional detox
  • Live in the clinic full-time
  • Personalised therapeutic input
  • Aftercare planning provided

Who Should NOT Try Rehab?

Rehab is NOT for:

  • Detoxers who routinely fall off the wagon, and have an alcohol/drug pattern they perpetually deny.
  • Someone not ready to do the work required to understand their drug or alcohol addiction, take action on recommendations given, and supports offered.
  • 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?

This is dependent on your individual needs.

Here is a rough guideline to treatment options for Dennistoun and the greater Glasgow area:

  • 7-10 days - Seven to ten days standard detox where addicts are treated for alcohol or drug addiction, normally without therapy.
  • 14-28 days - Regular inpatient programme for primary detoxification as well as some therapy work.
  • 28 days and above - Typical stay, incorporating considerable therapy and planning for the future’s aftercare services.

KEY TAKEAWAY

Once the person is finally in the rehab clinic, gaining the necessary insights, and visualising their ability to cope with stimuli and stressful situations without the coping mechanism of alcohol or narcotics, only then will it be easier to determine how long treatment should last.

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

Is There Anything Specific I Should Focus On, During Drug/Alcohol Rehab Dennistoun, To Get Best Possible Results?

What Do You Want Out Of Treatment?

Make clear your expectations of the whole rehab programme. 

By reflecting on previous detox and rehab centres, you can easily identify what areas to concentrate on during treatment, and the triggers that still have power over you and need dealing with.

It's best to select a Dennistoun treatment service that will assign a case manager, to ease your way throughout the programme.

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 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.

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.

Aftercare Planning

It pays to assess your progress from the support group sessions, therapy, keywork workshops and one-on-one discussions. 

Where do you feel particularly vulnerable in your recovery process, and need more support to overcome everyday difficulties? What triggers have you discovered that need attention, that you weren't aware of before?

Click to Tweet

Get clear on how to overcome the vulnerable moments, and required actions to deal with them for good. What could be your next move? 

More time in therapy? Outside assistance from a sponsor in Rehab Dennistoun or long-term recovery supporter?

What other additional resources could you come up with, mapped to the context and situations of *your* life, personally?

ImmediateHelp_CallImg

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

Nearly every individual who starts detox, successfully completes. It makes sense that people who start detox in a supervised programme complete the regimen.

Success rates of rehab, in the long term, will vary, since the individual themselves is responsible for their long-term recovery.

Following pressure from potential clients regarding the long-term outcome of the rehab regimen, many rehab facilities face an uphill task when tracing former clients to gauge whether the programme was successful, in the very long term.

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 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 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.

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

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.

Instead, it is a gradual process of personal discovery and evaluation, accepting yourself and being in the company of supportive systems that will make it easier.

Does Success In Recovery Mean Letting Go Of Old Habits?

Good question.

Others have almost all discovered that they had to give up an old part of themselves that was trapped in a cycle of addiction, carrying out the same coping mechanism in order to feel a little brief satisfaction, but with great long-term repercussions.


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.

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.

Free Personalised Advice

What Parts Of Rehab Treatment Near Dennistoun Should I Expect To Be The Most Trying?

#1

Initial Detox

During the initial 4 to 6 days, detox can feel like an uphill task because the mind and body are trying to adapt to the diminished supply of the substance.

In this phase, inform the specialists about your symptoms to ensure that the detox is suitably safe for you.

#2

Releasing Harmful Social Influences

Those who have very strong family or other connections, may struggle with the loss of this connection, temporarily.

 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.

But in cases where the connections, for instance, loved ones provide real support, it is advisable to sit down with the admissions crew and plan for supervised visits to make the person’s experience less traumatising.

#3

Moving Beyond The Mindset Of Addiction

To make the psychological and emotional evolution from an addicted individual with dependence and co-dependence, to a recovery mindset, is not a walk in the park.

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

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.

 If you keep absorbing positive attitudes over time, it will be more profitable for your long-term recovery.

What Are The Most Common Reasons For Failure In Recovery Or Alcohol/Drug Rehab?

  • 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.
  • Enrolling in an out-patient recovery programme but being hindered by external stress factors that ruin your recovery process.
  • Going back to old ways of coping after treatment, increasing the likelihood of relapsing.
  • Non existent support networks such as family, fused with stressors and trigger situations.
  • 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 specialist and non-specialist help and support. 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.

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

This can't be predicted easily since even the worst addictive habits can be broken by being steadfast in following the process, specifically the therapy regimen.

Broadly speaking, if you are willing to accept help, willing to follow directions, accept that your life is your responsibility, and are prepared to seek out the required resource and support to help you recover, your chances of lasting success can increase.

How Are Alcoholics Anonymous, And Rehab, Different?

Rehab .v. Alcoholics Anonymous Dennistoun
Residential Rehab
  • Rehab is a clinically managed environment providing for primary care services under one roof and offered by one provider. Such needs include relapse prevention, detox, and therapeutic services.
Alcoholics Anonymous 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.
Get Confidential Help

Can't I Just Taper Down On My Own? Why Do I Need Alcohol Or Drug Rehab?

Private rehab offers a supervised and professionally controlled environment to complete detox and withdrawal safely, with expert supervision, and feedback on symptoms and progress throughout.

Weaning off alcohol alone, without expert support, can be life-threatening and is specifically not recommended.

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's vital to consult your regular medical professional before registering for any kind of alcohol treatment. To be on the safe side, this is absolutely necessary.

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.

Essentially, very few clinics can offer refund after you relapse because long-term recovery is the responsibility of the client.

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.

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

Are There Specific Questions I Should Ask, To Find The Right Addiction Rehab That Meets My Needs, Near Dennistoun, Glasgow?

#1

Have you handled many clients with a drug/alcohol intake and case history like my own?

#2

For my needs, what treatment length do you suggest?

#3

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

#4

Are there any aftercare provisions with your clinic?

#5

Is aftercare included in the overall cost?

#6

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

#7

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

#8

Can you send me a copy of your latest Care Quality Commission or Care Inspectorate inspection reports and ratings?

#9

Is there any refund policy I should be aware of?

What Happens When I Call A Rehab To Book In?

In most cases, you will have an over-the-phone evaluation and most probably pay a deposit to get a reservation 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.

I/We Need Help Urgently, What Should I/We Do?

Important: in the event of serious emergency, you must contact your local emergency department and access qualified medical care immediately.

KEY TAKEAWAY

It's vital to consult your regular medical professional before registering for any kind of alcohol treatment. There can be no exceptions to this, to ensure your safety.

Keep in mind that rehab clinics are not a substitute for hospitals - they do not have the equipment and experts to handle issues like liver complications and the probability of seizures.

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

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

  • The feedback that Abbeycare clients have given us regarding our services has been instrumental in helping us to refine our service, over time, for the benefit of thousands in long-term recovery.
  • Residential detox services led by specialist addiction staff.
  • All-embracing and customised strategies to prevent relapse.

Why Should I Admit To Abbeycare?

Instead of diluting our service with a range of untested or alternate methods, we have focused on the key elements of residential recovery that we have seen working over time, and which are accepted by NICE UK guidelines.

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%."

For Those In Dennistoun, Our Team Can Provide Complimentary Guidance On Addiction Treatment Options.

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

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

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

Even if you're not local, we can still help with transport into treatment (full transparency - some costs do apply).

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

Our admissions team will help you navigate the treatment options.

Detox is possible, safely and comfortably, with the help of our medical team.

The Abbeycare therapy team are specialists in helping you identify and work through the underlying triggers behind addiction.

The Abbeycare clinic team are ready to help you co-ordinate everything.

The only question is - are you ready?

To get your questions answered, or to get started in recovery, our team can help, on 01603 513 091.

Get Confidential Help

Nearby: