Rehab Old Drumchapel

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

But, if you know what to ask, support *is* available.

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 Old Drumchapel, Glasgow.

Let's get started.

Are Alcohol/Drug Rehab And Detox Two Different Things?

Usually, in residential addiction treatment, rehab and detox are delivered together.

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

Initial Detox .v. Full Rehab Programme In Old Drumchapel, Glasgow

Detox
  • Professional detox
  • Fully residential
  • No therapy input
  • No aftercare provided
Full Rehab Treatment
  • Includes supervised detox
  • All treatment under one roof
  • Individualised therapy
  • Long term support

 

Who Is Rehab NOT For?

Rehab is NOT advisable for:

  • Detoxers who routinely fall off the wagon, and have an alcohol/drug pattern they perpetually deny.
  • Those who are unwilling to go the extra mile in understanding their drug or alcohol addiction and adhere to the recommended advice.
  • People with no qualms about continuing with their destructive behaviour and not ready to personally pull up their sleeves and help themselves.

 

What's The Ideal Treatment Length For A Stay In Drug Or Alcohol Rehab?

How long you will be a resident of the rehab centre is influenced by your particular situation.

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

  • 7-10 days - Typical detox-only stay for alcohol treatment; usually no therapy.
  • 14-28 days - Normal inpatient programme for first detox session and some therapy work.
  • More than 28 days - Standard stay including significant therapeutic time, and time to plan aftercare supports for the future.

 

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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.

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

What Do You Want Out Of 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.

Do your best to find an addiction treatment programme near Old Drumchapel which has a specialist assigned to you personally, as long as you are there.

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Detox From Alcohol Or Drugs

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 in your best interest to speak the truth about patterns of drug and alcohol intake, former periods of use, and the most 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 Old Drumchapel clinic.

 

Therapeutic Help

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

Aftercare Planning

Reflect first on the experiences you have learned from support groups, from mutual aid work, from keywork workshops, from one-to-one work, before committing something to paper for future supports. 

 

In your recovery process, which aspects make you feel susceptible and demand for more focus to handle the troubles of daily life? Have you identified any mental health factors that trigger the need to use, that were absent before?

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Get clear on how to overcome the vulnerable moments, and required actions to deal with them for good. What could be your next move? 

Extra therapy sessions? External aid by sponsors or long-term recovery support groups?

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

 

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What Is The Success Rate Of Alcohol & Drug Rehab?

The win rate for detox itself, is tremendous at over 90%. It would be unusual for an individual to undergo prescribed detox in a supervised residential setting, and not complete the detox.

In the long run, how a person fares in rehab is directly proportional to the effort they put in to the process.

Clients searching for rehab services are increasingly seeking reassurance about the success of the services offered and this has made it hard to keep an eye on *all* former clients for purposes of ongoing evaluation.

 

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

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.

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.

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KEY takeaway

However, a little change of perspective could be useful here.

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.

Rather, recovery is a journey of self-assessment, accepting your weaknesses and strengths, plus incorporating support systems that will work for you.

 

What Do I Have To Give Up, 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.


This does not mean that we must smile and suffer an enormous amount of mental discomfort to alleviate the urge to drink or misuse medications, but should strive to consider the true reason we engage in these actions and what we are seeking to accomplish 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 Are The Top 3 Most Demanding Elements Of Alcohol Or Drug Rehab Treatment Near Old Drumchapel?

#1

Detox Symptoms

Detox can be challenging in the first four to six days as the mental and physical systems are trying to come to terms with limited substance intake.

This is when you should never be quiet about any symptoms since it will relevant to help staff facilitate a seamless and safe detox process.

#2

Cutting Ties With Those Enabling Active Addiction

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

 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.

In circumstances where genuine support systems may be interfered with, there can be a middle point where visitation and communication channels with these connections are established to make the stay at the clinic more bearable.

 

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

  • Not requesting help or support when it's needed. Not seeking support or assistance when experiencing a trigger situation.
  • 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.
  • Returning to long-left habits and coping strategies following treatment, and this ending up triggering a 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 experience while in rehab or treatment which subsequently makes leads to the belief that rehab won't work.
  • The wrong balance between specialist and non-specialist help and support. Depending too much on non-qualified sources of support.
  • The hesitation to leave behind some destructive habits that trigger drug or alcohol use.

 

 

Is It Possible To Say In Advance, If Alcohol/Drug Rehab Will Work For Me?

This can't be predicted easily since even the worst addictive habits can be broken by being steadfast in following the process, specifically the therapy regimen.

When you admit that your life is in your own hands, follow instructions and embrace the resources and support systems necessary to help you in your recovery, odds are, that you will succeed.

 

How Are AA And Rehab Different?

Rehab Clinic Treatment .v. AA Old Drumchapel
Rehab
  • 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
  • For a non-clinical and mutual aid background where individuals can freely pour out their hearts regarding their recovery journey, AA is the best place.

 

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Others Have Suggested I Taper Down On My Own, And Don't Need Help - Is That Correct?

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.

 

Decreasing your alcohol intake on your own can be dangerous; always seek professional help.

Without professional supervision of symptoms, medical emergencies are possible, such as cardiovascular issues, blood pressure changes, risk of seizure, liver complications, etc.

 

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

To be on the safe side, check with the clinic re their refund policy before committing.

Essentially, very few clinics can offer refund after you relapse because long-term recovery is the responsibility of the client.

 

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 rehab facilities include an extension, should a client relapse, but to be on the safe side, it is better to confirm.

 

 

What Should I Ask, When Vetting Treatment Clinics Near Old Drumchapel, Glasgow?

#1

Have you handled many clients with a drug/alcohol intake and case history like my own?

#2

What treatment duration do you suggest for my needs?

#3

Can I join your programme for a short stay at first and then add additional days later?

#4

Do you provide aftercare or continuing care services?

#5

Is aftercare included in the cost of treatment?

#6

Are visits by loved ones permitted? 

#7

What changes have you made to your service as a result of Covid-19?

#8

I'd like copies of the up-to-date Care Inspectorate inspection and Care Quality Commission reports and ratings.

#9

What is your policy on refunds?

What Happens When I Call A Rehab To Book In?

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

After the provider has gotten consent for admission from the medical team, they can proceed to admit you to the facility; a process that usually takes 1-2 days.

What Should I Do If I Need Help Urgently?

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

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KEY TAKEAWAY

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.

Still, rehab clinics are not hospitals and they are usually not equipped to deal with complicated health issues such as liver problems and seizures.

 

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

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

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

 

How Are Abbeycare Different?

Instead of compromising our service provision with inferior strategies, we make use of the cornerstone elements of residential rehabilitation that have worked for us over the years, and that follow NICE UK stipulations.

 

Previous Abbeycare Clients Had This To Say:

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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%."

 

For Those In Old Drumchapel, 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 Old Drumchapel and Glasgow area.

We've worked with thousands from all over the world, and we can probably help you too.

In these last 15 years, our experience has gone from strength to strength.

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

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

Abbeycare admissions team can advise on options that suit your needs.

The Abbeycare medical team can help you detox comfortably.

Our therapists are ready to help you get the insights you need, to stop the pattern of addiction, and reclaim your life.

Our clinical team are ready to help you start the journey.

The only thing left is - are you ready?

We'll help get things moving. Ring us direct, on 01603 513 091.

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Last Updated: October 31, 2023