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

Maybe we can be your guide.

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

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What Are The Differences Between Alcohol/Drug Detox And Rehab?

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

Rehab refers to the therapeutic elements of a stay in treatment, that tackle the underlying psychological components of addiction, and usually occurs after the initial physical detox stage.

Detox .v. Rehab In Milton, Glasgow

Detox-Only Treatment
  • Supervised detox
  • All treatment under one roof
  • Not individualised
  • No long-term support
Rehab

What Sorts Of Folks Are NOT Suited To Rehab?

Rehab is not the best choice for those listed below:

  • Serial alcohol/drug detoxers who have an established behavioural issue or trigger in their life they're not willing to relinquish.
  • 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 ideal length will depend on your unique situation.

Check out the following rough outline of treatment options available for Milton 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 - Common inpatient programme for initial detoxification and some therapy.
  • More than 28 days - Regular stay that has lots of therapy sessions and the opportunity to facilitate post-rehab support.

KEY TAKEAWAY

As long as the individual is not yet in the rehab clinic, it will be hard to estimate the duration of treatment. Why is this? Because it's only during treatment that we can evaluate reactions to triggers minus the presence of drugs and alcohol.

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 Milton, To Get Best Possible Results?

Setting Goals For Your Treatment

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

From past detox and rehab experiences, try to come up with a deliberate approach in your care plan, that overcomes previous setbacks and deals with emotional triggers.

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

Detox From Alcohol Or Drugs

With the consultant psychiatrist or specialist at the rehab centre at your side, take part in discussing the most ideal detoxification path for your issue. 

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

The info you provide at this stage can determine your prescribed detox regimen and ultimately a comfortable stay at the Rehab Milton rehab centre.

Therapy Insights

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.

Aftercare Planning

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 unearthed particular triggers that you feel need to be dealt with?

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What is your strategy to deal with these vulnerable moments before they happen? What is the action needed to make this happen? 

Increased therapy hours? External aid by sponsors or long-term recovery support groups?

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

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Does Alcohol & Drug Rehab Guarantee Success?

Nearly every individual who starts detox, successfully completes. It makes sense that people who start detox in a supervised programme complete the regimen.

In the long run, rehab success rates can differ, because the client (him)(her)self is responsible for their own long-term recovery process.

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.

Even after receiving superior therapy services from a private rehab, whether or not you will be successful all boils down to your effort.

Rehab is a short-term, primary care intervention in a specialised setting, that can support you in reaching the next steps of your bigger recovery journey.

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

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.

For others, their weekly calendar will involve some group therapy and a daily meeting with their sponsor.

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.

KEY TAKEAWAY

Nevertheless, it is essential to change your mindset.

We have observed over the years that people who have realised that recovery is a *lifestyle choice*, rather than a process that takes from their lives, tend to enjoy long term success, even over 20-30 years sober.

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

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 Do I Have To Give Up, To Become Sober?

Great 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.


This does not mean that we need to smile and suffer an immense amount of mental discomfort to move beyond the need to drink or consume drugs, but instead, we should strive to explore the true motives behind these habits.

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 Milton, That I Should Be Prepared For?

#1

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.

By speaking out regarding symptoms during this period, you will enable your specialist to come up with a more comfortable detox plan.

#2

Releasing Harmful Social Influences

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

 In some cases, these are connections with parties detrimental to the recovery process such as other alcohol users or substance dealers. Here the severing of these ties is for the better.

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

To make the psychological and emotional evolution from an addicted individual with dependence and co-dependence, to a recovery mindset, is not a walk in the park.

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.

 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?

  • Failing to ask for support when the situation calls for it. Allowing things that stress you to take over your life while you are seriously under-resourced.
  • Getting in an out-patient recovery programme but having to cope with external stressors that negate your gains on a daily basis.
  • Returning to long-left habits and coping strategies following treatment, and this ending up triggering a relapse.
  • 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-dependence on unqualified assistance.
  • Refusal to do away with past known triggers for drug or alcohol addictions.

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

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.

What Are The Differences Between AA And Rehab?

Rehab .v. Alcoholics Anonymous Milton
Residential Rehab
  • 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 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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I Don't Think I Need Rehab, I Could Taper 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.

Tapering down alcohol intake independently, without professional assistance, can be extremely dangerous and is expressly *not* recommended.

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.

It goes without saying that you should always see your qualified doctor prior to entering alcohol treatment. There can be no exceptions to this, to ensure your safety.

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

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 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 Milton, 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

What is your aftercare provision?

#5

Do you include the aftercare fees in the overall billing?

#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

Is there any refund policy I should be aware of?

What Happens Immediately After I Sign Up For Rehab?

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

From here, the admissions team will request medical approval for your admission from their staff, and you would normally admit to treatment 24-48 hrs later.

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

Important: in the event of serious emergency, you must contact your local emergency department and access qualified medical care immediately.

KEY TAKEAWAY

Rehab and qualified emergency medical services are two different things. A rehab clinic can deal with routine requirements for detox, and therapeutic intervention thereafter.

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.

But if your problem is not emergency based, you can be admitted within 24 to 48 hours.

How Can Abbeycare 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.
  • Safe, evidence-led, detox services administered by accomplished addiction professionals.
  • Comprehensive, personalised, relapse prevention planning.

Do Abbeycare Provide The Same Service As Other Rehab Clinics?

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

Abbeycare Provide Free Guidance For Those Seeking Addiction Help In Milton.

Help for addiction is available at Abbeycare's UK clinics, serving the full Glasgow area.

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

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

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

Check our independent inspection reports, available on our Scotland clinic page.

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 clinic team are ready to help you get started.

The only thing left is - are you ready?

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

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