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In This Guide

If you're looking for alcohol or drug addiction help near Govan, Glasgow - you'll already know how confusing the options can be.

Maybe we can be your guide.

Here are the answers to the critical few FAQs you need to know, to help secure alcohol or drug treatment that meets your needs, near Govan, Glasgow.

Let's begin:

Is Alcohol/Drug Detox Different From Rehab?

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

Rehabilitation refers to the therapeutic part of treatment that work on the hidden psychological aspects of addictive habits, and comes after the initial phase of physical detox.

Detox .v. Complete Rehab In Govan, Glasgow

Detox-Only Treatment
Full Rehab Programme

Are There People Who Should NOT Go To Rehab?

Rehab can't be recommended 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.
  • Those who want to continue the pattern of denial and lack of responsibility, and want someone else to "do it all for them".

How Do I Work Out How Long To Stay In Drug Or Alcohol Addiction Rehab?

This is dependent on your individual needs.

Here is a rough guideline to treatment options for Govan 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 - Typical inpatient programme for initial detox and a few therapeutic sessions.
  • 28+ days - Normal stay length, encompasses numerous therapy sessions and the chance to schedule post-rehab relapse prevention.

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 Govan, To Get Best Possible Results?

What Do You Want Out Of Treatment?

Have a honest approach to what you need to achieve out of rehab treatment. 

Think back to past detoxes or rehabilitation centres to learn what areas should be dealt with in treatment and how to deal with triggers to alcohol or drug use.

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

Physical Detox

Be proactive in talking with the consultant psychiatrist or expert after entering rehab and come to an agreement regarding the detox regimen you'll follow. 

Ensure that you tell it as it as, in relation to previous use, patterns of abuse, alcohol intake, and 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 Govan clinic.

Therapeutic Help

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.

Relapse Prevention

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

In your recovery process, which aspects make you feel susceptible and demand for more focus to handle the troubles of daily life? Have you unearthed particular triggers that you feel need to be dealt with?

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Get clear on how to overcome the vulnerable moments, and required actions to deal with them for good. What would you require to do that? 

Additional therapy sessions? Support from outwith the programme, especially from a sponsor located near Rehab Govan 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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What Is The Success Rate Of Alcohol & Drug Rehab?

Nearly every individual who starts detox, successfully completes. 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 short-term, primary care treatment, to get you on the next step of your journey to healing.

Should I Expect To Change A Lot Of My Daily Routine, After Drug/Alcohol Rehab?

This is dependent on a number of factors such as the point you are at in your journey of recovery, your existing supports, daily triggers you have to deal with, plus the remaining benefits from the therapeutic work during treatment.

In some cases, some clients’ weekly schedules are upheld by everyday check-ins with respective sponsors and some mutual aid sittings every 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

Nevertheless, it is essential to change your mindset.

From our personal experience, we have learned that people who succeed in long-term recovery ranging from 20 to 30 years don’t dwell much on the time it takes to recover but have come to terms with the idea 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 Life Need To Change, Dramatically, So That I Can Become Sober?

Good 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 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.

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What Parts Of Rehab Treatment Near Govan 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.

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.

#2

Breaking Detrimental Social Ties

People who are used to having family near them may briefly wrestle with their absence.

 In some instances, where the social group consists of those in active addiction, such as dealers and other users, this can be a move in a positive direction.

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

The Mental Shift From Dependence To Responsibility

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.

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.

 As you do this for a long period, you will realise that the long-term gains can be spectacular.

Are There Any Common Patterns In Those Who Aren't Successful In Long Term Addiction Recovery?

  • Failing to ask for support when the situation calls for it. Giving stressors free reign over your mental health when your resources are limited.
  • Taking up a programme of out-patient treatment, while knowing very well that you will face external stressors in your daily life that will impede your progress.
  • During recovery, returning to an old habit, coping mechanism, or way of life, raising the risk of a situation leading to relapse.
  • Chronic lack of family or external support channels combined with recurrent stressor or trigger situations that were not prepared for, or were not anticipated.
  • 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-reliance on non-expert sources of assistance.
  • 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 doesn’t have a precise answer as it depends on the devotion that the client puts in the process, particularly in therapy.

By accepting to be helped, following the directives given, acknowledging that you’re responsible for your own life and seeking the needful resources and support, you will significantly enhance the chances of recovering.

How Is Rehab Different To AA?

Rehab .v. AA In Govan
Rehab Clinic Treatment
  • Rehab is a clinically controlled environment that caters for the primary care requirements such as prevention of relapse, therapeutic intervention, and detox, in a residential setting by a single provider.
AA & Mutual Aid 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.
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What's The Difference Between Going To Rehab And 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.

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

With no professional input and monitoring of symptoms, the likelihood of health issues like cardiovascular and liver complications, blood pressure issues, seizures, and many more, increases significantly.

Again, *always* consult your local qualified medical professional before considering any form of alcohol treatment. This is mandatory.

What Happens If I/My Loved One Relapses After Leaving Treatment - Do We Get A Refund?

Make sure that you understand where the rehab clinic stands regarding refunds.

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.

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

What Are 9 Essential Questions To Ask A Potential Treatment Provider Near Govan, Glasgow?

#1

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

#2

Suggest a treatment duration that suits my needs?

#3

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

#4

Are there any aftercare provisions with your clinic?

#5

Are there additional charges for aftercare?

#6

Are visits by loved ones permitted? 

#7

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

#8

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

#9

Does you clinic have a policy on issuing refunds?

What Happens When I Select A Rehab Clinic To Admit To?

After first conducting a telephone questionnaire, most facilities would request you to pay a deposit to reserve 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.

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.

KEY TAKEAWAY

You can never substitute rehab for competent medical care. Rehab only caters for common detox needs and therapeutic care.

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.

Help For Addiction Is Available At Abbeycare:

  • 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, evidence-led, detox services administered by accomplished addiction professionals.
  • Exhaustive individualised plans to avoid future relapse.

How Are Abbeycare Different?

Instead of adopting a menu of untested approaches, we spend our time and effort on foundational residential rehab aspects, that we've seen have positive results, and are evidence based.

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Feedback On Our Service:

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

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

Abbeycare Are Delighted To Serve The Govan Area.

Abbeycare's UK clinics are available to those in Govan and Glasgow.

Thousands have already joined Abbeycare to overcome addiction, from every corner of the globe.

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

We can even arrange to assist with transport to the clinic (some extra charges do apply).

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

Our admissions team will help you navigate the treatment options.

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

Our therapeutic team can help you identify the issues behind addiction, and stop the pattern in your life.

Our clinic team are ready to help you get started.

The only question is - are you ready?

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

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