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In This Guide

Hundreds in Dowanhill, Glasgow struggle to find the right help for alcohol or drug addiction.

Maybe we can help you navigate.

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

Let's get started.

Is Alcohol/Drug Detox Different From Rehab?

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 Dowanhill, Glasgow

Detox
Rehab Programme

Who Is Rehab NOT For?

Rehab can't be recommended for:

  • Habitual alcohol/drug detoxers with addictive behaviours or triggers that they don’t want to accept.
  • Someone not ready to do the work required to understand their drug or alcohol addiction, take action on recommendations given, and supports offered.
  • People with no qualms about continuing with their destructive behaviour and not ready to personally pull up their sleeves and help themselves.

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.

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

  • 7-10 days - A week to ten days - regular detox - alcohol or drug treatment stay, usually minus therapy
  • 14-28 days - Common inpatient programme for initial detoxification and some therapy.
  • 28+ days - Regular stay that has lots of therapy sessions and the opportunity to facilitate post-rehab support.

KEY TAKEAWAY

It is only when the person is actually in the rehab clinic that we can know how long he’ll stay since this is the time they can be observed in different scenarios with no drugs and alcohol involved.

After twenty eight days have passed, if a person is in a better state, they can leave the treatment centre. Still, others can stay on if the rehab is not yet complete.

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

Care Plan

Make clear your expectations of the whole rehab programme. 

Use previous work in detox or rehabilitation to understand what areas need your focus, and the triggers that still need a lot of attention.

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

Detox

After admission, take an active part in the conversation with the consultant psychiatrist or specialist before committing to the detox procedure that you will undergo. 

Be open and honest with staff, re previous usage, patterns of use, and recency of 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.

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. 

Where do you feel most helpless in your recovery process, and need enhanced support levels to make it through? 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 make this progress a reality? 

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

What safety measures could you put in place?

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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.

In the long run, how a person fares in rehab is directly proportional to the effort they put in to the process.

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.

Simply put, to succeed in staying sober after you have been through a private rehab, will greatly depend on your will to succeed and follow the teachings.

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.

After Addiction Rehab, Does Recovery Take Up A Lot Of Time?

This is relative, depending on variables such as how long your recovery journey has been, support structures around you, everyday triggers that you have to contend with, plus the work still to be done regarding the therapeutic gains realised in treatment.

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.

Other will only make it after multiple mutual aid sessions, several group therapy sessions, a strong family support network, and consulting other specialists to deal with different health issues, among others.

KEY TAKEAWAY

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

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.

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

What Do I Have To Give Up, To Become Sober?

Excellent 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 that we must smile and suffer an enormous amount of mental discomfort to alleviate the urge to drink or misuse medications, but should strive to consider the true reason we engage in these actions and what we are seeking to accomplish by doing so.

An expert cognitive behavioural therapist will assist you to get the understanding required to eliminate patterns, not forcefully, but via doing away with old ways of handling the situation and learning new ways.

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

#1

Reactions To 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.

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.

 This may be a step in a better direction in some situations, where the client's social community comprises those involved in active addiction, such as dealers and others in active addiction.

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

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.

Despite this, with an extended stay in rehab, people are able to cope more easily.

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.

 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?

  • Shying away from asking for help when it matters. Not seeking support or assistance when experiencing a trigger situation.
  • Attempting to complete an out-patient programme for recovery but external life stressors or events negate progress made, between sessions.
  • Returning to long-left habits and coping strategies following treatment, and this ending up triggering a relapse.
  • Non existent support networks such as family, fused with stressors and trigger situations.
  • 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. Over-dependence on unqualified assistance.
  • By being reluctant to get rid of habits that trigger old drug or alcohol habits.

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

This doesn’t have a precise answer as it depends on the devotion that the client puts in the process, particularly in therapy.

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 Dowanhill
Residential Rehab
  • 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
  • AA is a mutual aid and non-clinical environment where people gather to share their experiences and support each other.
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I Don't Think I Need Rehab, I Could Taper Down On My Own.

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.

Tapering down alcohol intake independently, without professional assistance, can be extremely dangerous and is expressly *not* recommended.

Without professional supervision of symptoms, medical emergencies are possible, such as cardiovascular issues, blood pressure changes, risk of seizure, liver complications, etc.

Again, before contemplating some sort of alcohol therapy, *always* check with your qualified medical practitioner. This is non-negotiable.

Do I Get Treatment Costs Reimbursed If I Relapse After Treatment?

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.

But this is not an indication that everything is up to you, without help, but that you must pinpoint the areas that you are vulnerable in, and seek support.

Some clinics offer an additional stay if relapse occurs, but again, this varies, check with the prospective provider you're speaking with.

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

#1

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

#2

How long do I have to take the treatment?

#3

Can I join your programme for a short stay at first and then add additional days later?

#4

What kind of aftercare service do you offer clients?

#5

Are the aftercare services part of the final charges?

#6

Are visits by loved ones permitted? 

#7

Has COVID-19 affected service provision?

#8

Please send me the latest Care Inspectorate inspection and Care Quality Commission reports and ratings.

#9

What is your refund policy?

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 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 the event of a serious medical emergency, seeing a local healthcare professional is a must.

KEY TAKEAWAY

Rehab is not a substitute for qualified emergency care. A rehab clinic can deal with routine requirements for detox, and therapeutic intervention thereafter.

Rehab facilities cannot take the place of hospitals since they lack the advanced equipment and trained staff to deal with any arising issues like liver decomposition and seizures.

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

How Do You Know You Can Help Me?

  • 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.
  • Safe and supervised detox overseen by addiction experts.
  • Comprehensive, personalised, relapse prevention planning.

Do Abbeycare Provide The Same Service As Other Rehab Clinics?

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.

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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 Serve Dowanhill

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

We've worked with thousands from all over the world, and we can probably help you too.

All these years we've stuck to the basics that work - structured detox, therapy, and aftercare solutions that help get folks back on track.

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.

Our admissions team are ready to help.

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

Our therapists are ready to help you get the insights you need, to stop the pattern of addiction, and reclaim your life.

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

Now....are you ready?

We'll help get things moving. Ring us direct, on 01603 513 091.

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