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

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 Parkhead, Glasgow, below.

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

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

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-Only .v. Rehab Treatment In Parkhead, Glasgow

Detox-Only
  • Professional detox
  • Live in the clinic full-time
  • No therapeutic help
  • No aftercare provided
Full Rehab Treatment

What Sorts Of Folks Are NOT Suited To Rehab?

Rehab should probably be avoided for:

  • Detoxers with deeply-embedded behavioural problems or a maintaining cause, fuelling their alcohol/drug problem, that they are reluctant to let go of.
  • Individuals who are hesitant to make sense of their drug/alcohol addiction and stick to the subsequent recommendations provided.
  • People with no qualms about continuing with their destructive behaviour and not ready to personally pull up their sleeves and help themselves.

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

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

Here’s an idea of typical treatment options for Parkhead 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.
  • More than 28 days - Typical stay, incorporating considerable therapy and planning for the future’s aftercare services.

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.

How Do I Make Best Use Of My Time, In Drug/Alcohol Rehab Treatment Parkhead?

Care Plan

Be transparent about what you hope to achieve in the rehab centre. 

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.

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

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

Keep in mind that you have to give accurate information, as it will be crucial in deciding what kind of detox programme you will be put on.

Therapy Insights

Keeping in mind that addiction affects life in a personal way through recognised patterns, it is critical to give cognitive behavioural therapy and counselling all your attention to help overcome the underlying psychological issues.

Relapse Prevention

You should not commit to an aftercare plan without first reflecting on all the wins you have garnered from all the sessions you have been involved in while in rehab. 

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? Are there any triggers, or associations with addiction, that make you want to use, that you weren’t aware of 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? 

More therapy time? Help from sponsors or recovery stalwarts that you have known for a long time?

What safety measures are relevant to what you now know, about your addiction?

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How Likely Am I To Achieve Long Term Recovery, After Alcohol & Drug Rehab?

Success rate for detox, is usually very high, i.e. 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.

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.

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

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.

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

This depends on a number of issues, including the duration of your recovery process, the number of supports, everyday triggers you experience at present, and the remaining work from therapeutic benefits gotten in treatment.

As part of their weekly timetable, some clients will have to have an everyday check-in with designated sponsors, group therapy, and several mutual aid sessions or calls per week.

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

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

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.

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.

Does Success In Recovery Mean Letting Go Of Old Habits?

Good question.

Others have discovered they had to give up a part of themselves that had become enmeshed in an addictive pattern.


It doesn't mean that we must smile and endure immense emotional tension to release the urge to drink or consume drugs, but rather to realise the true underlying causes, in a clinical setting.

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 Difficult Elements Of Addiction Treatment Near Parkhead, That I Should Be Prepared For?

#1

Reactions 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.

During this time, make sure that the specialist handling your case knows about any kind of symptoms you may be experiencing to ensure an appropriate and painless detox process.

#2

Releasing Negative 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 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.

#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.

Still, after some time in rehab, things get better.

Rehab shouldn’t be thought of as just a centre to handle some emotional issues but also as an experience where you can learn from other people facing the same addictions as you.

 By doing this for an extended period of time, you will discover that it will add more value to the long-term recovery process.

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

  • Not asking for help or support when it is required. Allowing stressors to happen while being under-resourced.
  • 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.
  • Absent support systems from family and friends together with trigger situations and stressors, which become a recipe for disaster.
  • A bad initial experience with one specific source, which later leads to a long-term (mistaken) assumption 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 Rehab Likely To Work For Someone Like Me, With My History Of Usage, And Intake Pattern?

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.

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 Alcoholics Anonymous, And Rehab, Different?

Rehab .v. Alcoholics Anonymous Parkhead
Residential Rehab
  • Rehab is a clinically managed environment providing for primary care services under one roof and offered by one provider. Such needs include relapse prevention, detox, and therapeutic services.
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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Can't I Just Taper Down On My Own? Why Do I Need Alcohol Or Drug Rehab?

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.

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.

Do I Get Treatment Costs Reimbursed If I Relapse After Treatment?

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

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 does not mean you have to do all the work; but it does mean you need to clearly identify where you need help or support, for weak areas in your recovery, and actively ask for that help or support until you receive it.

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.

What 9 Questions Should I Ask Any Alcohol/Drug Rehab Clinic I'm Considering Near Parkhead, Glasgow?

#1

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

#2

For how long do I need to be treated?

#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

Are the aftercare services part of the final charges?

#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

Could you give me a copy of the current inspection and ratings Care Quality Commission and Care Inspectorate?

#9

What is your refund policy?

How Do I Get Started With Rehab?

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.

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

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

KEY TAKEAWAY

Rehab is not the same as emergency expert medical care. Rehab clinics offer standard detox services followed by therapeutic intervention.

Rehab facilities cannot take the place of hospitals since they lack the advanced equipment and trained staff to deal with any arising issues like liver decomposition and 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 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?

Rather than water down our services with a myriad of untested solutions, we concentrate on the essential aspects of residential rehabilitation that have stood the test of time, 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."

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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 Parkhead, Our Team Can Provide Complimentary Guidance On Addiction Treatment Options.

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

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

All these years we've stuck to the basics that work - structured detox, therapy, and aftercare solutions that help get folks back on track.

Not nearby? No problem, we can arrange transport too, in many cases.

You can read our inspection reports from regulatory bodies, on our clinic page, here: Abbeycare Scotland.

Our admissions team can advise on what options are available.

Our medical team are ready to help you detox, comfortably.

Our addiction specialist therapists can help you overcome the underlying issues of addiction.

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

Are you ready for recovery?

To get your questions answered, or to get started in recovery, our team can help, on 01603 513 091.

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