Rehab Kelvindale

Call our local number 01603 513 091
Request Call Back

Call our local number 01603 513 091
Request Call Back
Call our local number 01603 513 091
Request Call Back

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

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 Kelvindale, Glasgow, below.

Let's begin:

Are Alcohol/Drug Rehab And Detox Two Different Things?

Generally, addiction detox and rehab services, go hand in hand.

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. Rehab In Kelvindale, Glasgow

Detox
  • Professional detox
  • Residential care
  • No therapy input
  • No aftercare provided
Rehab Programme
  • Includes supervised detox
  • Fully residential
  • Personalised therapy
  • Ongoing help

 

Are There People Who Should NOT Go To Rehab?

Rehab is NOT for:

  • Detoxers who routinely fall off the wagon, and have an alcohol/drug pattern they perpetually deny.
  • Someone not ready to do the work required to understand their drug or alcohol addiction, take action on recommendations given, and supports offered.
  • Individuals content to live in denial about their mental health and continued irresponsible behaviour.

 

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.

Check out the following rough outline of treatment options available for Kelvindale and the greater Glasgow area:

  • 7-10 days - Common detox of 7 to 10 days for alcohol or drug treatment, without therapy.
  • 14-28 days - Regular inpatient programme for primary detoxification as well as some therapy work.
  • 28 days and above - Regular stay that has lots of therapy sessions and the opportunity to facilitate post-rehab support.

 

quotationmark

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.

 

What Should I Make A Point Of Doing, During Rehab Kelvindale?

Setting Goals For Your Treatment

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

 

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

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

 

Initial 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. 

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.

Lying is not recommended since the treatment you will get is dependent on your answers.

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 Long Term Sobriety

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 most helpless in your recovery process, and need enhanced support levels to make it through? Have you identified any mental health factors that trigger the need to use, that were absent before?

Click to Tweet

In what ways could you plan to pre-empt these susceptible areas, and move towards their permanent resolution? What could be your next move? 

Extra therapy sessions? Support from outwith the programme, especially from a sponsor located near Rehab Kelvindale or a previous recovery partner?

You can come up with resources that are linked to your particular life situation.

 

ImmediateHelp_CallImg

Does Alcohol & Drug Rehab Work, From A Statistical Perspective?

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.

Success rates of rehab, in the long term, will vary, since the individual themselves is responsible for their long-term recovery.

The majority of people seeking a rehab programme need guarantees about extended success rates, and it can be difficult for clinics to track all previous clients, exhaustively.

 

It goes without saying that you are personally responsible for the success of your rehab process.

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

 

How Much Time Will Ongoing Long-Term Addiction Recovery Take Out Of My Life Each Week?

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.

Other client’s weekly diaries will include contact with a sponsor, group therapy, plus several weekly mutual aid discussions.

 

For other to find a firm footing, they will have to attend group therapy several times a week, see professional health practitioners to deal with other complications, gets tons of support from people around them and attend mutual aid sessions.

 

quotationmark

KEY takeaway

Still, it doesn’t hurt to rethink your perspective on this question.

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*.

Recovery is not a series of "secret" steps that you undertake a few times, to be rewarded with long term sobriety.

Recovery is an ongoing practice of self-insight, self-acceptance, and surrounding oneself with active supports that can help all this happen.

 

Does Success In Recovery Mean Letting Go Of Old Habits?

Excellent question.

Others starting out in recovery found out that it was vital to let go of an old part of themselves ingrained in addictive patterns.


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.

A skilled mental health therapist can help you gain the insight needed to release a pattern, not through sheer force, but by understanding, and releasing an old way of achieving something and tackling the issue in a new way, for the first time.

 

Free Personalised Advice

 

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

#1

Detox Symptoms

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.

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.

#2

Releasing Negative Social Influences

There are some people with firm connections with loved ones and when they are severed, they end up having a tough time.

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

For others, where loved ones offer genuine support, this may be difficult, and it can be worth discussing with the admissions team, before entering a clinic, what the family/communication/visit policies are, to help plan ahead of time, and minimise this discomfort.

 

How/Why Might Some People Fail In Addiction Recovery?

  • Refusing to ask for assistance when necessary. Allowing things that stress you to take over your life while you are seriously under-resourced.
  • Enrolling in an out-patient recovery programme but being hindered by external stress factors that ruin your recovery process.
  • Returning to an old pattern, coping mechanism, or way of being, following treatment, that increases likelihood of a scenario leading to relapse.
  • Absent support systems from family and friends together with trigger situations and stressors, which become a recipe for disaster.
  • 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 specialist and non-specialist help and support. Depending too much on non-qualified sources of support.
  • The reluctance to say goodbye to a recognised trigger for addictive behaviour.

 

How Can I Tell In Advance, If Alcohol/Drug Rehab Is Likely To Help Someone With My Pattern Of 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 receive assistance, willing to follow instructions, accept that your life is your own responsibility, and are willing to pursue the services and care needed to help you heal, your chances of success will improve.

How Is Rehab Different To AA?

Rehab .v. AA In Kelvindale
Rehab Treatment
  • 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 & 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.
Get Confidential Help

 

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.

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. To be on the safe side, this is absolutely necessary.

 

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

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 Should I Ask, When Vetting Treatment Clinics Near Kelvindale, Glasgow?

#1

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

#2

How long should I stay in the clinic?

#3

Can I admit for a shorter duration initially, then extend my stay once in the clinic?

#4

Are there any aftercare provisions with your clinic?

#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 you send me a copy of your latest Care Quality Commission or Care Inspectorate inspection reports and ratings?

#9

What is your refund policy?

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. 

From this point, the provider gets authorisation from their medical staff, and thereafter can normally admit you within a day or two.

What Should I Do If I Need Help Urgently?

Important: If there is a severe emergency, it is recommended that you contact local trained medical personnel immediately.

quotationmark

KEY TAKEAWAY

Before enlisting in an alcohol treatment programme, make sure that you get your doctor’s opinion. This is mandatory.

However, a rehab clinic is not a hospital, and does not have the appropriate medical equipment or staffing to deal with issues such as advanced liver decomposition, high risk of seizure, or other complications.

 

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

Here's How We Know Abbeycare Can Help...

  • 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.
  • Secure and comfortable detox managed 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.

Previous Abbeycare Clients Had This To Say:

quotationmark

DP

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

quotationmark

IR

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

quotationmark

JF

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

For Those In Kelvindale, Our Team Can Provide Complimentary Guidance On Addiction Treatment Options.

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

We've helped hundreds (thousands probably) move beyond addiction, and start a new life.

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

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.

Our admissions team will help you navigate the treatment options.

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 clinical team are ready to help you start the journey.

Are you ready?

Ready to get started? All calls are confidential. Ring direct on 01603 513 091.

Get Confidential Help

Last Updated: October 31, 2023