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In This Guide

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

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 begin:

Is Alcohol/Drug Detox Different From Rehab?

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

Rehab can be described as the therapeutic component of residential treatment and it takes care of the subconscious psychological aspects of addiction.

Detox .v. Complete Rehab In Old Drumchapel, Glasgow

Detox
Full Rehab Treatment

Are There People Who Should NOT Go To Rehab?

Rehab can't be recommended for:

  • Detoxers with deeply-embedded behavioural problems or a maintaining cause, fuelling their alcohol/drug problem, that they are reluctant to let go of.
  • Those who are unwilling to go the extra mile in understanding their drug or alcohol addiction and adhere to the recommended advice.
  • People living with addictive behaviour who are not bothered by their life of denial, with no problem about letting other people put in all the work.

How Long Should A Stay In Alcohol/Drug Rehab Treatment Last?

The appropriate duration in  a treatment programme depends on your personal circumstances and history of addiction.

Here’s an idea of typical treatment options for Old Drumchapel 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.
  • 28 days and above - Standard stay including significant therapeutic time, and time to plan aftercare supports for the future.

KEY TAKEAWAY

It might be difficult to measure an ideal treatment duration until the individual is actually in the rehab clinic, gaining the required insights, and visualising their ability to deal with triggers and difficult scenarios without the coping mechanism of alcohol or drugs.

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.

Is There Anything Specific I Should Focus On, During Drug/Alcohol Rehab Old Drumchapel, To Get Best Possible Results?

What Do You Want Out Of Treatment?

Be forthright and honest in what you expect from the rehab programme. 

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.

Choose an addiction rehabilitation programme near Old Drumchapel that will select and assign one support worker to help you navigate through your stay

Physical Detox

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 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.

Therapeutic Help

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

Planning For Long Term Sobriety

Before committing anything to paper, reflect firstly on the learnings you've gained from support groups, from mutual aid work, from keywork sessions, from one-to-one work. 

In what areas of your recovery process are you particularly vulnerable, and need bolstering, to tolerate the ups and downs of day to day 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. In what way could you make this a reality? 

Extra therapy sessions? External input from a sponsor near Rehab Old Drumchapel 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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Does Alcohol & Drug Rehab Work, From A Statistical Perspective?

More than 90% of people in detox successfully complete that part of the programme. Those who begin detox in a supervised treatment centre are highly likely to finish.

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

Following pressure from potential clients regarding the long-term outcome of the rehab regimen, many rehab facilities face an uphill task when tracing former clients to gauge whether the programme was successful, in the very long term.

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 treatment, to get you on the next step of your journey to healing.

Would Recovery Activities Take A Lot Of Time Out Of My Life, In An Average Week, After Rehab?

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.

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

Nevertheless, it is essential to change your mindset.

In our experience, those who do well in long term recovery, i.e. 20-30+ years, are not focused upon how much time recovery takes from their lives, but have instead accepted that recovery is a *lifestyle choice*.

Being in recovery doesn’t mean that you follow some simple rules and voila!... you beat addiction.

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.

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.

By getting rid of old mindsets and embracing new ones, an accomplished cognitive behavioural therapist can assist you to learn what is needed to get eliminate patterns that fuel your habits but not through brute force.

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What Parts Of Rehab Treatment Near Old Drumchapel Should I Expect To Be The Most Trying?

#1

Early 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 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 Harmful Social Influences

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

 But when these groups with strong ties to the client include active users and dealers, it is in the best interest of the client to sever them.

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

The Mental Shift From Dependence To Responsibility

The emotional and psychological transformation to an attitude of recovery from one of addictive behaviours such as carelessness, dependence and co-dependence, is not easy, for most people.

Although this usually becomes easier with longer stay times in rehab.

It is advisable to view rehab not as a facility that is an end to some means, but as a time for learning from others in recovery with you.

 The longer the timeframe you have to do this, the greater the longer-term rewards are likely to be.

What Are The Reasons Some People Fail To Achieve Lasting Recovery From Drug/Alcohol Addiction?

  • Failing to ask for support when the situation calls for it. Giving stressors free reign over your mental health when your resources are limited.
  • Enrolling in an out-patient recovery programme but being hindered by external stress factors that ruin your recovery process.
  • Returning to long-left habits and coping strategies following treatment, and this ending up triggering a relapse.
  • Non existent support networks such as family, fused with stressors and trigger situations.
  • 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."
  • Too much non-professional input into your recovery, and not enough qualified advice. Depending too much on non-qualified sources of support.
  • Refusal to do away with past known triggers for drug or alcohol addictions.

How Can I Tell In Advance, If Alcohol/Drug Rehab Is Likely To Help Someone With My Pattern Of Addiction?

Even the worst addicts can change, through dedication and determination, especially with commitment to ongoing therapy work.

If you're willing to stick to instructions, find support systems and accept responsibility for your recovery, you will have an easier journey.

How Are Alcoholics Anonymous, And Rehab, Different?

Rehab .v. AA In Old Drumchapel
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  • 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.
Alcoholics Anonymous 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.

Tapering off alcohol minus any professional aid can harm you and is not advisable.

Health issues are likely without clinical monitoring of signs, such as respiratory conditions, increases in blood pressure, risk of epilepsy, liver abnormalities, 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.

Do Clients Who Relapse Receive A Refund?

Consult with the particular rehab you're considering, regarding their refund policy before entering their programme.

It goes without saying that you are ultimately in charge of your long-term recovery process, meaning it will be highly unlikely that you will be refunded should you relapse.

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

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

#1

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

#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

Do you provide aftercare or continuing care services?

#5

Are there additional charges for aftercare?

#6

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

#7

Has COVID-19 affected service provision?

#8

Can I get copies of the most up-to-date Care Inspectorate inspection and Care Quality Commission reports, plus ratings?

#9

Do you have a refund policy?

What Happens When I Call A Rehab To Book In?

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.

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.

KEY TAKEAWAY

You can never substitute rehab for competent medical care. Rehab clinics offer standard detox services followed by therapeutic intervention.

Keep in mind that rehab clinics are not a substitute for hospitals - they do not have the equipment and experts to handle issues like liver complications and the probability of seizures.

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

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

Most Rehab Clinics Provide The Same Level Of Service. 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 From Previous Clients:

DP

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

IR

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

JF

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

Abbeycare Serve Old Drumchapel

Abbeycare have central UK locations, and serve the Old Drumchapel and Glasgow area.

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

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

Our team can even get transport organised too, if needed, from your location (with an extra charge).

You can read our inspection reports from regulatory bodies, 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?

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

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