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In This Guide

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

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

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

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Is Alcohol/Drug Detox Different From Rehab?

You can get both rehab and detox services for addiction, in a single 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.

Detox-Only .v. Rehab Treatment In Drumchapel, Glasgow

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Rehab Programme

What Sorts Of Folks Are NOT Suited 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.
  • People who are unenthusiastic about recovery and also unwilling to embrace the support and help laid on the table.
  • 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?

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

The following treatment options are available near Drumchapel 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 - Normal inpatient programme for first detox session and some therapy work.
  • 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.

People who feel there have been positive results can leave the treatment centre after 28 days but if there is still some way to go, they can extend their stay.

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

What Do You Want Out Of Treatment?

Make clear your expectations of the whole rehab programme. 

From past detox and rehab experiences, try to come up with a deliberate approach in your care plan, that overcomes previous setbacks and deals with emotional triggers.

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

Detox From Alcohol Or Drugs

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.

The info you provide at this stage can determine your prescribed detox regimen and ultimately a comfortable stay at the Rehab Drumchapel rehab centre.

Therapy Time

Focus on the cognitive behavioural therapy and counselling you receive since they can help you make tremendous headway into addictive patterns.

Planning For The Future

Taking a moment and assessing what kind of gains you have made from the therapy sessions, one-on-one interactions, and support groups, is highly recommended before committing to specifics in your aftercare plan. 

Where do you feel particularly vulnerable in your recovery process, and need more support to overcome everyday difficulties? 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? External aid by sponsors or long-term recovery support groups?

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

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What Is The Success Rate Of Alcohol & Drug Rehab?

More than 90% of people in detox successfully complete that part of the programme. It would be unusual for an individual to undergo prescribed detox in a supervised residential setting, and not complete the detox.

In the long run, rehab success rates can differ, because the client (him)(her)self is responsible for their own long-term recovery process.

In order to measure success metrics, it is now becoming more difficult for recovery centres to stay in contact with former clients over very long periods of time, as most patients are searching for promises regarding very long-term success 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 Will My Weekly Routine Change, After Drug/Alcohol Rehab?

This will vary depending on (e.g.) how far along your recovery journey you are; how many supports you have around you; how many day-to-day triggers you typically experience in your life right now; how much left over work you had from the therapeutic gains made in treatment; and many 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

Nonetheless, it pays to look more closely 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.

Being in recovery means that you should be ready for a perpetual process of personal insight, self-approval, and getting real support backing you up.

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

Excellent question.

For others who have experienced the same scenario, in most cases, they have come to terms with letting go of a part of them that was locked up in a cycle of addiction.


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.

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 Difficult Elements Of Addiction Treatment Near Drumchapel, That I Should Be Prepared For?

#1

Initial Detox

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.

 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

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.

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.

What Patterns Tend To Result In Failed Attempts At Recovery, That I Should Avoid?

  • 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.
  • Getting in an out-patient recovery programme but having to cope with external stressors that negate your gains on a daily basis.
  • Returning to an old pattern, coping mechanism, or way of being, following treatment, that increases likelihood of a scenario leading to relapse.
  • Non existent support networks such as family, fused with stressors and trigger situations.
  • A bad initial encounter in mutual aid, rehab or treatment which gives rise to the misconception that rehab doesn’t work.
  • The wrong balance between specialist and non-specialist help and support. Over-dependence on unqualified assistance.
  • The reluctance to say goodbye to a recognised trigger for addictive 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.

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 Is Rehab Different To AA?

Rehab Clinic Treatment .v. AA Drumchapel
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  • Rehab can be thought of as a clinically supervised treatment in residential surroundings that completes the primary care requirements of therapeutic intervention, detox, and prevention of relapse by one provider, under one roof.
AA Meetings
  • For a non-clinical and mutual aid background where individuals can freely pour out their hearts regarding their recovery journey, AA is the best place.
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How Is Rehab Different To Tapering 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 off alcohol minus any professional aid can harm you and is not advisable.

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 a must.

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

Always get clear guidance regarding refunds before confirming a booking.

This is highly unlikely since according to most clinics, the recovery process is largely in the hands 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.

Other rehab clinics provide an extended stay if there is a relapse but again it is important to inquire first.

What 9 Questions Should I Ask Any Alcohol/Drug Rehab Clinic I'm Considering Near Drumchapel, Glasgow?

#1

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

#2

For my needs, what treatment length do you suggest?

#3

Will I be allowed to admit for a short duration of treatment and increase it later, once settled?

#4

What is your aftercare provision?

#5

Is aftercare included in the cost of treatment?

#6

Is it possible to have close relatives visit me in the clinic? 

#7

What changes have you made to your service as a result of Covid-19?

#8

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

#9

Do you have a refund policy?

How Do I Get Started With 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. 

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

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

Rehab is not the same as emergency expert medical care. Rehab facilities can handle basic detox requirements plus therapeutic care afterwards.

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

Still, for any non-emergency detox/rehab services, most clinics can get you a place in a couple of days.

How Do You Know You Can 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.
  • Safe, comfortable detox supervised by addiction professionals.
  • Personalised aftercare planning to ensure clients don’t relapse.

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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Previous Abbeycare Clients Had This To Say:

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 Drumchapel, Our Team Can Provide Complimentary Guidance On Addiction Treatment Options.

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

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

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

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

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.

Our clinic team are ready to help you get started.

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.

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