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Asking the right questions to find alcohol or drug help near Pollok, Glasgow can be a minefield.

Maybe we can help you navigate.

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

Rehabilitation refers to the therapeutic part of treatment that work on the hidden psychological aspects of addictive habits, and comes after the initial phase of physical detox.

Detox-Only .v. Rehab Treatment In Pollok, Glasgow

Detox-Only Treatment
  • Includes supervised detox
  • Live in the clinic full-time
  • Not individualised
  • No post-detox support
Rehab
  • Detox included
  • Live in the clinic full-time
  • Personalised therapy
  • Aftercare planning provided

Is There Anyone Who Should Avoid Rehab Altogether?

Rehab is NOT advisable for:

  • Serial alcohol/drug detoxers who have an established behavioural issue or trigger in their life they're not willing to relinquish.
  • Individuals who are hesitant to make sense of their drug/alcohol addiction and stick to the subsequent recommendations provided.
  • Drug or alcohol addicted individuals who aren't yet ready to relinquish their denial and irresponsibility, whilst still depending on others to make all the effort.

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

The ideal length will depend on your unique situation.

Look at the treatment options near Pollok 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 - Normal inpatient programme for first detox session and some therapy work.
  • Over 28 days - Normal stay length, encompasses numerous therapy sessions and the chance to schedule post-rehab relapse prevention.

KEY TAKEAWAY

Unless the addict starts treatment, it will be challenging to ascertain the exact duration of treatment needed. This is because being in a rehab clinic is the best time to monitor progress without the presence of drugs or alcohol.

Someone who feels well-resourced already, may be ready to leave drug or alcohol treatment after 28 days; others may take longer.

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

Planning Your Care During Your Stay

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

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 Pollok that will provide you with a personal case manager to help you cope with the process.

Detox From Alcohol Or Drugs

After admission, take an active part in the conversation with the consultant psychiatrist or specialist before committing to the detox procedure that you will undergo. 

Open up about past addictions, alcohol intake, and how recently you used.

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 Pollok clinic.

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

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

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What are your plans for pre-empting these helpless moments and dealing with the addiction for good? What could be your next move? 

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

Over 90% of people who enrol for detox make it. 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.

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.

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.

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

In some cases, some clients’ weekly schedules are upheld by everyday check-ins with respective sponsors and some mutual aid sittings every 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.

KEY takeaway

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

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 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?

Good question.

Others starting out in recovery found out that it was vital to let go of an old part of themselves ingrained in addictive patterns.


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.

By working with a cognitive behavioural therapist, you can release old patterns and old ways of doing things, and learn fresh methods instead.

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What Are The Top 3 Most Demanding Elements Of Alcohol Or Drug Rehab Treatment Near Pollok?

#1

Reactions To Detox

The first 48 to 72 hours can be traumatic since the mind and body of the person is in the process of adapting to the lessened 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

There are some people with firm connections with loved ones and when they are severed, they end up having a tough time.

 This may be a step in a better direction in some situations, where the client's social community comprises those involved in active addiction, such as dealers and others in active addiction.

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

Moving Beyond The Mindset Of Addiction

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

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.

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

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

  • Shying away from asking for help when it matters. Not seeking support or assistance when experiencing a trigger situation.
  • Attempting to complete an out-patient programme for recovery but external life stressors or events negate progress made, between sessions.
  • Reverting to old patterns after treatment, leading to higher chances of relapsing.
  • 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 with one specific source, which later leads to a long-term (mistaken) assumption that "treatment/rehab doesn't work.".
  • The wrong balance between specialist and non-specialist help and support. 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 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.

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.

How Are Alcoholics Anonymous, And Rehab, Different?

Rehab .v. Alcoholics Anonymous Pollok
Residential 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.
Alcoholics Anonymous
  • 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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How Is Rehab Different To Tapering Down On My Own?

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.

Reducing alcohol use without professional help is a no-no and should not be done.

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.

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

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.

To be realistic, not many clinics will refund you following a relapse, given that you are personally responsible for your own 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.

Other rehab clinics provide an extended stay if there is a relapse but again it is important to inquire first.

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

#1

What is your experience level in detoxing someone with my alcohol/drug intake and history?

#2

How long do I have to take the treatment?

#3

Can I admit for detox-only, then increase my stay once admitted?

#4

Please elaborate on options for relapse prevention?

#5

Are there additional charges for aftercare?

#6

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

#7

What changes have you made to your programme, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic?

#8

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

#9

What is your refund policy?

Is There An Admission Process To Get Booked In To 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.

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

Again, before contemplating some sort of alcohol therapy, *always* check with your qualified medical practitioner. There can be no exceptions to this, to ensure your safety.

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 feedback that Abbeycare clients have given us regarding our services has been instrumental in helping us to refine our service, over time, for the benefit of thousands in long-term recovery.
  • Safe, evidence-led, detox services administered by accomplished addiction professionals.
  • All-embracing and customised strategies to prevent relapse.

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.

Feedback On Our Service:

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..."

JF

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

For Those In Pollok, 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.

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

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

How did we do with inspections from regulators? Check our reports, available on our clinic page, here: Abbeycare Scotland.

Our admissions team are ready to help.

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

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

The Abbeycare clinic team are ready to help you co-ordinate everything.

Are you ready for recovery?

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

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