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

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 Germiston, Glasgow.

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How Does Addiction Care Work, Exactly?

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

Rehab can be described as the therapeutic component of residential treatment and it takes care of the subconscious psychological aspects of addiction.

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

Detox-Only Treatment
  • Includes supervised detox
  • All treatment under one roof
  • No therapeutic help
  • No post-detox support
Full Rehab Programme
  • Professional detox
  • All treatment under one roof
  • Personalised therapeutic input
  • Long term support

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.
  • Individuals who are hesitant to make sense of their drug/alcohol addiction and stick to the subsequent recommendations provided.
  • People with no qualms about continuing with their destructive behaviour and not ready to personally pull up their sleeves and help themselves.

Is A Stay In Drug Or Alcohol Rehab Always The Same Length?

The ideal length will depend on your unique situation.

Here is a rough guideline to treatment options for Germiston 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 - Normal inpatient programme for first detox session and some therapy work.
  • 28+ days - Standard stay that consist of increased therapy sessions and coordinating for aftercare help.
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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.

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

What Elements Of Drug/Alcohol Treatment Germiston Do I Focus On, For Lasting Recovery?

Setting Goals For Your Treatment

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

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

Life will be much easier if you pick a rehab clinic in Germiston that will provide you with a personal case manager to help you cope with the process.

Initial 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. 

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.

Giving false answers, due to pride, is not a good idea at this stage, since your answers to questions will help determine the specific detox you receive, and hence your comfort and safety, in the Rehab Germiston clinic.

Therapeutic Help

Keeping in mind that addiction affects life in a personal way through recognised patterns, it is critical to give cognitive behavioural therapy and counselling all your attention to help overcome the underlying psychological issues.

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? Have you identified any mental health factors that trigger the need to use, that were absent 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? 

Increased therapy hours? Outside assistance from a sponsor in Rehab Germiston or long-term recovery supporter?

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

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What Is The Success Rate Of Alcohol & Drug Rehab?

Nearly every individual who starts detox, successfully completes. It would be unusual for an individual to undergo prescribed detox in a supervised residential setting, and not complete the detox.

Ultimately, the success of a rehab stay differs from individual to individual because it depends on the mindset of the addict.

Clients searching for rehab services are increasingly seeking reassurance about the success of the services offered and this has made it hard to keep an eye on *all* former clients for purposes of ongoing evaluation.

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 term, primary care intervention in a specialist environment; to assist you to the next stage of your long term recovery journey.

Should I Expect To Change A Lot Of My Daily Routine, 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.

For some, their weekly timetable will be maintained by a daily check-in with their sponsor and a few mutual aid meetings 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.

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KEY takeaway

Nonetheless, it pays to look more closely here.

From what we have observed, clients with lasting success are those who have acknowledged that it is not about how long recovery work takes, but instead that recovery is a *lifestyle choice*.

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

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.

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

Excellent question.

Others before you have almost always found that they had to give up an old part of themselves that was locked in a pattern of addiction, acting out the same coping mechanism to the point of exhaustion.


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.

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 Germiston, That I Should Be Prepared For?

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Early Detox Symptoms

The initial 48-72 hours of detox can be the most trying, physically and emotionally, as the body and mind adjust to reduced substance intake, and detox begins.

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.

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Releasing Negative Social Influences

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

 At times, we find that these connections are with drug dealers and addicts and when separation happens, it is a step in the right 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.

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Moving Beyond The Mindset Of Addiction

Transitioning both emotionally and psychologically from the addictive mindset which involves chaos, dependence and co-dependence can prove difficult.

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.

 The longer you spend in treatment, the more you will gain in your recovery journey.

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

  • Not requesting help or support when it's needed. Allowing stressors to happen while being under-resourced.
  • Enrolling in an out-patient recovery programme but being hindered by external stress factors that ruin your recovery process.
  • Reverting to old patterns after treatment, leading to higher chances of relapsing.
  • Missing support systems such as family, combined with constant stress and trigger circumstances that were not expected.
  • 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. Too much dependence on sources of support that are not qualified.
  • 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?

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

In essence, to have a smooth journey of recovery, you must be prepared to accept assistance, adhere to advice, be responsible for your actions. And, to accept to embrace the requisite support and help.

Are Rehab And Alcoholics Anonymous Different, Really?

Residential Rehab Treatment v Alcoholics Anonymous Germiston
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  • 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.
Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings
  • AA is a mutual aid and non-clinical environment where people gather to share their experiences and support each other.
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What's The Difference Between Going To Rehab And Tapering Down On My Own?

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.

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. This is mandatory.

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.

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

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

What Should I Ask, When Vetting Treatment Clinics Near Germiston, Glasgow?

#1

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

#2

Suggest a treatment duration that suits my needs?

#3

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

#4

Are there any aftercare provisions with your clinic?

#5

Are the aftercare services part of the final charges?

#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

Does you clinic have a policy on issuing refunds?

What Happens When I Call A Rehab To Book In?

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.

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

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

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KEY TAKEAWAY

Before enlisting in an alcohol treatment programme, make sure that you get your doctor’s opinion. To be on the safe side, this is absolutely necessary.

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.

What if your detox or rehab case is not an emergency? In this case, you can gain admission in many clinics within one or two days.

How Do You Know You Can Help Me?

  • 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.
  • Residential detox services led by specialist addiction staff.
  • Personalised aftercare planning to ensure clients don’t relapse.

Why Are Abbeycare Different Than Other Clinics Out There?

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.

Feedback On Our Service:

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DP

"...the team gave me the building blocks to repair my life. Now nearly 8 years sober, one day at a time."

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IR

"I would go as far as saying that Abbeycare saved my life..."

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JF

"Excellent staff and professional care. Gave me my life back. I would recommend 100%."

Abbeycare Are Delighted To Serve The Germiston Area.

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

Not nearby? No problem, we can arrange transport too, in many cases.

You can read our inspection reports from regulatory bodies, on our clinic page, here: Abbeycare Scotland.

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

Our medical team can assist you to detox, safely, and 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 are ready to help you make the progress you need.

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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