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Asking the right questions to find alcohol or drug help near Gilshochill, Glasgow can be a minefield.

Maybe we can help you navigate.

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

Ready? Let's get started:

Is Alcohol/Drug Detox Different From Rehab?

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

Rehab usually means the therapeutic treatment that addresses the bottled up psychological components of addiction, and takes place after the primary physical detox period.

Detox .v. Complete Rehab In Gilshochill, Glasgow

Detox
  • Supervised detox
  • Residential treatment
  • No therapy component
  • No post-detox support
Full Rehab Treatment
  • Supervised detox
  • Fully residential
  • Individualised therapy
  • Ongoing help

Is There Anyone Who Should Avoid Rehab Altogether?

Rehab should probably be avoided 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.
  • Drug or alcohol addicted individuals who aren't yet ready to relinquish their denial and irresponsibility, whilst still depending on others to make all the effort.

 

How Long Should A Stay In Alcohol/Drug Rehab Treatment Last?

This is dependent on your individual needs.

Look at the treatment options near Gilshochill 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 - Common inpatient programme for initial detoxification and some therapy.
  • Over 28 days - Regular stay that has lots of therapy sessions and the opportunity to facilitate post-rehab support.

 

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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.

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.

 

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

Setting Goals For Your Treatment

Make clear your expectations of the whole rehab programme. 

 

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.

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

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Don't shy away from talking honestly with the consultant psychiatrist or specialist  assigned to you, regarding the detox regimen with the best chance of working. 

Open up about past addictions, alcohol intake, and how recently you used.

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 Gilshochill clinic.

 

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

You should not commit to an aftercare plan without first reflecting on all the wins you have garnered from all the sessions you have been involved in while in rehab. 

In what areas of the recovery process do you feel exposed, and require greater support to overcome? 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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What is your strategy to deal with these vulnerable moments before they happen? What could be your next move? 

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

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

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How Likely Am I To Achieve Long Term Recovery, After Alcohol & Drug Rehab?

Over 90% of people who enrol for detox make it. By staying in a secure environment, people are more inclined to finish the detox programme.

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

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.

 

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 brief primary care process in supervised surroundings to help you reach the next phase of your recovery plan.

 

Would Recovery Activities Take A Lot Of Time Out Of My Life, In An Average Week, After 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.

What is the focus of rehabilitation programmes?

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KEY takeaway

Nonetheless, it pays to look more closely 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.

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

 

What Aspects Of My Current Lifestyle, Do I Need To Say Goodbye To, 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.


It doesn’t imply that we have to put on brave faces and endure lots of emotional baggage to handle the urge to use, rather, we simply evaluate our situation in a controlled setting by learning why we use, and our intentions behind it.

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

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Early Detox Symptoms

The first 48 to 72 hours can be traumatic since the mind and body of the person is in the process of adapting to the lessened substance intake.

This is a time to be vocal about your symptoms, with the professionals available, in order to maintain a detox that is both safe and comfortable.

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Releasing Harmful Social Influences

Individuals with deep family connections or friendships may at first have a hard time coping with the loss of connection.

 But when these connections comprise of parties directly involved in drug or alcohol abuse such as sellers and other addicts, cutting links is recommended.

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.

 

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.
  • Going back to old ways of coping after treatment, increasing the likelihood of relapsing.
  • Chronic lack of family or external support channels combined with recurrent stressor or trigger situations that were not prepared for, or were not anticipated.
  • Maybe someone had a miserable time during their first rehab, mutual aid, or treatment stint, and this experience led them to believe that rehab/treatment is not worth it.
  • An imbalance between professional and non-professional assistance and intervention. Too much dependence on sources of support that are not qualified.
  • Unwillingness to let go of, or break contact with, a previous known trigger for addictive tendencies or behaviour.

 

 

Is Rehab Likely To Work For Someone Like Me, With My History Of Usage, And Intake Pattern?

This is difficult to predict since even the most extreme histories of addiction can be turned around, by someone who is determined, and dedicated enough, especially in the therapy elements of rehab.

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?

Residential Rehab Treatment v Alcoholics Anonymous Gilshochill
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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.
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?

When you choose private rehab services, you will be in an expertly supervised setting that will make the detox process much simpler, including monitoring your withdrawal, progress, and symptoms.

 

Reducing alcohol use without professional help is a no-no and should not be done.

Health issues are likely without clinical monitoring of signs, such as respiratory conditions, increases in blood pressure, risk of epilepsy, liver abnormalities, etc.

 

It goes without saying that you should always see your qualified doctor prior to entering alcohol treatment. This is a must.

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

Check with the individual rehab clinic you've engaged with, *before* entering treatment, about their refund policy.

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

 

This does not mean you have to do all the work; but it does mean you need to clearly identify where you need help or support, for weak areas in your recovery, and actively ask for that help or support until you receive it.

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

 

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

#1

How experienced are you in detoxing clients with a history like mine?

#2

How long should I stay in the clinic?

#3

Is it possible to enrol for a brief stay, then extend it after I am in the programme?

#4

Do you provide aftercare or continuing care services?

#5

Is aftercare included in the overall cost?

#6

Are family members allowed to visit? 

#7

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

#8

Can I get copies of the most up-to-date Care Inspectorate inspection and Care Quality Commission reports, plus ratings?

#9

What is your refund policy?

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Is There An Admission Process To Get Booked In To Rehab?

Following an initial telephone review, you would be required to book a room at the clinic by paying a deposit. 

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

For Urgent Or Emergency Drug/Alcohol Problems, Does A Rehab Centre Take Care Of That?

Important: In case of a serious health issue, seek medical assistance locally, without delay.

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KEY TAKEAWAY

Again, before contemplating some sort of alcohol therapy, *always* check with your qualified medical practitioner. 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.

 

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

How Can Abbeycare Help Me?

  • Thousands of Abbeycare clients' encounters have helped us continually improve the programme at Abbeycare and concentrate on the core factors that we equate with long-term healing progress.
  • Safe, comfortable detox supervised by addiction professionals.
  • Exhaustive individualised plans to avoid future relapse.

 

How Are Abbeycare Different?

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.

 

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 Serve Gilshochill

Abbeycare have central UK locations, and serve the Gilshochill and Glasgow area.

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

All that experience has helped us assist those with even the most complicated detox and rehab needs.

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

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

Our admissions team will help you navigate the treatment options.

The Abbeycare medical team can help you detox comfortably.

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.

Are you ready for recovery?

To ask a question, or to arrange admission, ring our team now on 01603 513 091.

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Last Updated: October 31, 2023