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

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

In the answers below, we showcase the insights needed to find the right help, at the right cost, near Pollokshields, Glasgow.

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

Detox and rehab in addiction care are usually provided as a package.

Rehab comprises the therapeutic aspects of treatment that deal with the subconscious psychological elements of addictive behaviour and generally takes place following the detox phase.

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

Detox-Only
Rehab

Is There Anyone Who Should Avoid Rehab Altogether?

Rehab is not the best choice for those listed below:

  • Chronic alcohol/drug detoxers with a recognised habit or trigger that they still hold on to.
  • Those who are unwilling to go the extra mile in understanding their drug or alcohol addiction and adhere to the recommended advice.
  • 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.

What's The Right Duration Of Stay, For Alcohol Or Drug Addiction Treatment?

This is dependent on your individual needs.

Here’s an idea of typical treatment options for Pollokshields and the greater Glasgow area:

  • 7-10 days - Seven to ten days standard detox where addicts are treated for alcohol or drug addiction, normally without therapy.
  • 14-28 days - Regular simple stay for preliminary detoxification and several therapy sessions.
  • More than 28 days - Standard stay including significant therapeutic time, and time to plan aftercare supports for the future.

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.

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.

What Elements Of Drug/Alcohol Treatment Pollokshields Do I Focus On, For Lasting Recovery?

Planning Your Care During Your Stay

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

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 Pollokshields which has a specialist assigned to you personally, as long as you are there.

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. 

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.

Therapeutic Help

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

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. 

Where do you feel most helpless in your recovery process, and need enhanced support levels to make it through? Are there any mental health triggers that you have uncovered that you weren't aware of before?

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What are the ways in which you can prepare for these more fragile moments, and work towards their permanent resolution? What would you require to do that? 

More therapy time? Outside assistance from a sponsor in Rehab Pollokshields or long-term recovery supporter?

What safety measures could you put in place?

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Does Alcohol & Drug Rehab Guarantee Success?

More than 90% of people in detox successfully complete that part of the programme. Generally, individuals who embrace detox in controlled environments, do finish the process.

Ultimately, the success of a rehab stay differs from individual to individual because it depends on the mindset of the addict.

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.

The short answer here is that success is down to you - a rehab clinic can provide the best therapy and support in the world - but if you take no action or pay no attention, success will be lacking.

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

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.

Recovery is a continuous exercise that involves a lot of introspection, self-acceptance and having a supportive network around you.

What Aspects Of Life Need To Change, Dramatically, So That I Can Become Sober?

Great 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.


It doesn’t imply that we have to put on brave faces and endure lots of emotional baggage to handle the urge to use, rather, we simply evaluate our situation in a controlled setting by learning why we use, and our intentions behind it.

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

#1

Reactions To Detox

During the initial 4 to 6 days, detox can feel like an uphill task because the mind and body are trying to adapt to the diminished supply of the substance.

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

Releasing Negative Social Influences

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

 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

Emotional Transformation

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.

Think of rehab itself as not just a place and time to achieve certain outcomes, but also a time to absorb the attitudes, and mindsets, of recovery, from those around you, on the same journey.

 As you do this for a long period, you will realise that the long-term gains can be spectacular.

What Are The Most Common Reasons For Failure In Recovery Or Alcohol/Drug Rehab?

  • Refusing to ask for assistance when necessary. 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.
  • Reverting to old patterns after treatment, leading to higher chances of relapsing.
  • Absent support systems from family and friends together with trigger situations and stressors, which become a recipe for disaster.
  • 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. Too much dependence on sources of support that are not qualified.
  • By being reluctant to get rid of habits that trigger old drug or alcohol habits.

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.

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. AA In Pollokshields
Residential Rehab
  • Rehab essentially involves services like relapse prevention, detox, and therapeutic intervention under one roof, by one provider in a clinically regulated environment.
AA & Mutual Aid Meetings
  • Do you need non-clinical and mutual aid surroundings where people share their life journey and encourage others? If yes, then head to AA.
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Others Have Suggested I Taper Down On My Own, And Don't Need Help - Is That Correct?

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.

Weaning off alcohol alone, without expert support, can be life-threatening and is specifically not recommended.

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

Before enlisting in an alcohol treatment programme, make sure that you get your doctor’s opinion. This is non-negotiable.

Do Clients Who Relapse Receive A Refund?

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

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.

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 Pollokshields, Glasgow?

#1

How experienced are you in detoxing clients with a history like mine?

#2

What treatment duration do you suggest for my needs?

#3

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

#4

Do you provide aftercare or continuing care services?

#5

Are there additional charges for aftercare?

#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

Is there any refund policy I should be aware of?

Is There An Admission Process To Get Booked In To Rehab?

In most cases, you will have an over-the-phone evaluation and most probably pay a deposit to get a reservation at the clinic. 

From this point, the provider gets authorisation from their medical staff, and thereafter can normally admit you within a day or two.

For Urgent Or Emergency Drug/Alcohol Problems, Does A Rehab Centre Take Care Of That?

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

KEY TAKEAWAY

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

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.

How Can Abbeycare Help Me?

  • 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.
  • 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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For Those In Pollokshields, 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 Pollokshields and Glasgow area.

In our 15 years, we've worked with even the most complex detoxes, needs, and issues.

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 can assist you to detox, safely, and 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 thing left is - are you ready?

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