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Finding safe, professional help for drug or alcohol problems in Knightswood, Glasgow can be overwhelming. How do you find the right treatment, at the right cost?

Maybe we can help you navigate.

In the answers below, we showcase the insights needed to find the right help, at the right cost, near Knightswood, Glasgow.

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How Does Rehab For Alcohol/Drug Misuse Differ From A Detox-Only Approach?

It is possible to receive rehabilitation and detox services  for addiction, all at once.

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 Knightswood, Glasgow

Detox
Full Rehab Treatment
  • Detox included
  • Residential care
  • Individual care planning & therapy input
  • Ongoing help

Is There Anyone Who Should Avoid Rehab Altogether?

Rehab is NOT 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.
  • Those who want to continue the pattern of denial and lack of responsibility, and want someone else to "do it all for them".

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 Knightswood and the greater Glasgow area:

  • 7-10 days - Typical detox-only stay for alcohol treatment; usually no therapy.
  • 14-28 days - Regular simple stay for preliminary detoxification and several therapy sessions.
  • Over 28 days - Normal stay length, encompasses numerous therapy sessions and the chance to schedule post-rehab relapse prevention.

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.

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.

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

Care Plan

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

By reflecting on previous detox and rehab centres, you can easily identify what areas to concentrate on during treatment, and the triggers that still have power over you and need dealing with.

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

Physical Detox

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 vital to be transparent to the staff about how often you use, alcohol intake, and the last time you used/drank.

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

Therapeutic Help

Use the sessions of cognitive behavioural therapy in the rehab facility wisely, since it is where psychological gains are made.

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? What triggers have you discovered that need attention, 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? What could be your next move? 

Extra therapy sessions? External input from a sponsor near Rehab Knightswood or long-term recovery stalwart?

Are there suitable safety measures you could implement, that fit the day-to-day situations you face in life?

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How Likely Am I To Achieve Long Term Recovery, After 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.

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

It also becomes increasingly difficult for rehab clinics to keep in touch with former clients, over very long time periods, in order to track success or efficiency rates.

You can get all the support and five-star therapy services in the world but it is all in vain if you do not play your part and adhere to the learning.

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.

How Much Will My Weekly Routine Change, 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 others, their weekly calendar will involve some group therapy and a daily meeting with their sponsor.

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

In this case, a different perspective on the original question could help your recovery journey more.

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

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.

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.


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.

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

#1

Adjusting To Detox

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.

 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.

For some individuals who are used to support from family and loved ones, it can be stressful leaving them and getting into the clinic. This is why there should be a discussion with the clinic regarding visits and communication with family.

#3

Changing The Mindset

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

Nevertheless, the longer one stays in rehab, the easier it becomes.

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.

 If you keep absorbing positive attitudes over time, it will be more profitable for your long-term recovery.

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

  • Refusing to ask for assistance when necessary. Giving stressors free reign over your mental health when your resources are limited.
  • Undertaking an out-patient recovery programme although you still have to contend with stressful factors in the outside world, that limit your progress.
  • Going back to old ways of coping after treatment, increasing the likelihood of relapsing.
  • Missing support systems such as family, combined with constant stress and trigger circumstances that were not expected.
  • 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."
  • An imbalance between professional and non-professional assistance and intervention. 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 It Possible To Say In Advance, If Alcohol/Drug Rehab Will Work For Me?

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 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.

Are Rehab And Alcoholics Anonymous Different, Really?

Rehab .v. AA In Knightswood
Rehab
  • 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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Others Have Suggested I Taper Down On My Own, And Don't Need Help - Is That Correct?

Private rehabilitation provides a well-managed and expertly supervised process for detox and safe withdrawal. In addition, there is professional monitoring of the recovery journey and symptoms at every step.

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

When professional management of symptoms is absent, there can be health complications such as seizures, heart issues, liver problems, fluctuations in blood pressure, among others.

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

Will We Get A Refund If I/My Loved One Relapses?

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.

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.

While some facilities provide an extended stay in the event of a relapse, it differs from provider to provider so it pays to make sure.

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

#1

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

#2

Suggest a treatment duration that suits my needs?

#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

Does the clinic let the next of kin attend for visits? 

#7

With COVID-19 ravaging the world, have you changed any part of your services?

#8

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

#9

Do you have a refund policy?

What Happens Immediately After I Sign Up For Rehab?

You'll usually complete a telephone assessment, and most providers at this point will request payment of a deposit, in order to hold a room for you, in their facility. 

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

Do Rehab Clinics Deal With Needs For Urgent Help Relating To Alcohol Or Drugs?

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 clinics offer standard detox services followed by therapeutic intervention.

Nevertheless, do not confuse a rehab centre with a hospital as it doesn’t have the equipment or personnel to handle advanced medical issues like liver decomposition, seizures and other problems.

Nevertheless, if you have non-emergency need for detox and/or rehab, most standard rehab clinics can admit in 24-48 hours.

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.
  • Secure and comfortable detox managed by addiction experts.
  • Detailed and tailor-made relapse prevention plans.

How Are Abbeycare Different?

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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Meet The Abbeycare Clients Who Came Before You:

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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"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%."

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

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

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

Even if you need transport arranged to get here, we can probably help with that too.

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.

The Abbeycare therapy team are specialists in helping you identify and work through the underlying triggers behind addiction.

Our clinic team - many of them in recovery personally - are ready to get you started.

Are you ready?

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

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