Rehab Riddrie

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

Maybe we can be your guide.

In our guide below, you'll find the right questions to ask an addiction clinic (and the right answers).

Let's begin:

How Is Alcohol Or Drug Rehab Different From Detox?

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

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.

Initial Detox .v. Full Rehab Programme In Riddrie, Glasgow

Detox-Only
  • Supervised detox
  • Residential treatment
  • No therapy input
  • No post-detox support
Full Rehab Programme
  • Detox included
  • Residential treatment
  • Individual care planning & therapy input
  • Long term support

 

Is There Anyone Who Should Avoid Rehab Altogether?

Rehab is not the best choice for those listed below:

  • Detoxers with deeply-embedded behavioural problems or a maintaining cause, fuelling their alcohol/drug problem, that they are reluctant to let go of.
  • People who are unenthusiastic about recovery and also unwilling to embrace the support and help laid on the table.
  • Those who want to continue the pattern of denial and lack of responsibility, and want someone else to "do it all for them".

Is A Stay In Drug Or Alcohol Rehab Always The Same Length?

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

Here is a rough guideline to treatment options for Riddrie and the greater Glasgow area:

  • 7-10 days - Typical detox-only stay for alcohol treatment; usually no therapy.
  • 14-28 days - Regular inpatient programme for primary detoxification as well as some therapy work.
  • Over 28 days - Standard stay including significant therapeutic time, and time to plan aftercare supports for the future.

 

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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.

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

Planning Your Care During Your Stay

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.

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

 

Detox

Don't shy away from talking honestly with the consultant psychiatrist or specialist  assigned to you, regarding the detox regimen with the best chance of working. 

Ensure that you tell it as it as, in relation to previous use, patterns of abuse, alcohol intake, and 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 Riddrie clinic.

 

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.

 

Planning For The Future

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 your plans for pre-empting these helpless moments and dealing with the addiction for good? What is the action needed to make this happen? 

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

What other additional resources could you come up with, mapped to the context and situations of *your* life, personally?

 

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Does Alcohol & Drug Rehab Guarantee Success?

Nearly every individual who starts detox, successfully completes. By staying in a secure environment, people are more inclined to finish the detox programme.

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

It also becomes increasingly difficult for rehab clinics to keep in touch with former clients, over very long time periods, in order to track success or efficiency rates.

 

You can get all the support and five-star therapy services in the world but it is all in vain if you do not play your part and adhere to the learning.

Rehab is a short term, primary care intervention in a specialist environment; to assist you to the next stage of your long term recovery journey.

 

How Much Will My Weekly Routine Change, 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.

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.

 

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.

Clients who have welcomed the idea that recovery is a *lifestyle choice*, progress far better than those who view it as a burden that takes from their lives.

Being in recovery is a gradual and systematic process as opposed to a few magic steps that provide instant results.

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?

Great 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 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.

An expert cognitive behavioural therapist will assist you to get the understanding required to eliminate patterns, not forcefully, but via doing away with old ways of handling the situation and learning new ways.

 

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

#1

Early Detox

The initial 48-72 hours of detox can be the most trying, physically and emotionally, as the body and mind adjust to reduced substance intake, and detox begins.

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.

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Redrawing Social Boundaries

People who are used to having family near them may briefly wrestle with their absence.

 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.

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.

 

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

  • Not requesting help or support when it's needed. 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.
  • During recovery, returning to an old habit, coping mechanism, or way of life, raising the risk of a situation leading to 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 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.
  • The reluctance to say goodbye to a recognised trigger for addictive behaviour.

 

 

How Can I Tell If Rehab Will Work For Me, And My History With Drugs Or Alcohol Addiction?

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

Broadly speaking, if you are willing to receive assistance, willing to follow instructions, accept that your life is your own responsibility, and are willing to pursue the services and care needed to help you heal, your chances of success will improve.

 

Are Rehab And Alcoholics Anonymous Different, Really?

Residential Rehab Treatment v Alcoholics Anonymous Riddrie
Residential Rehab
  • Rehab is a clinically supervised setting, providing for primary care needs of detox, therapeutic intervention, and relapse prevention planning, in a residential environment, all under one roof, from one provider.
AA Meetings
  • AA is a mutual aid and non-clinical environment where people gather to share their experiences and support each other.

 

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How Is Rehab Different To Tapering Down On My Own?

In private rehab, there is professional feedback on the whole detox programme, safe withdrawal, supervision of progress, all done in regulated surroundings.

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

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. There can be no exceptions to this, to ensure your safety.

 

Will We Get A Refund If I/My Loved One Relapses?

Check with the individual rehab clinic you've engaged with, *before* entering treatment, about their refund policy.

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

Does this mean that you are responsible for all the work? No. In as much you have to put in some work, it is recommended that you look for vulnerabilities in your own recovery and actively ask to be helped.

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

 

 

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

#1

What is your track record in dealing with cases similar to mine?

#2

Suggest a treatment duration that suits my needs?

#3

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

#4

What is your aftercare provision?

#5

Are there additional charges for aftercare?

#6

Are family members allowed to visit? 

#7

With COVID-19 ravaging the world, have you changed any part of your services?

#8

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

#9

Is there any refund policy I should be aware of?

 

What Happens When I Call A Rehab To Book In?

After you are through with an initial telephone assessment, the most likely course of action will be to pay an amount to book a room 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.

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.

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KEY TAKEAWAY

Again, *always* consult your local qualified medical professional before considering any form of alcohol treatment. There can be no exceptions to this, to ensure your safety.

However, a rehab clinic is not a hospital, and does not have the appropriate medical equipment or staffing to deal with issues such as advanced liver decomposition, high risk of seizure, or other complications.

But if your problem is not emergency based, you can be admitted within 24 to 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.
  • Safe and supervised detox overseen by addiction experts.
  • All-embracing and customised strategies to prevent relapse.

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.

Meet The Abbeycare Clients Who Joined Us Previously:

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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%."

Abbeycare Are Delighted To Serve The Riddrie Area.

Abbeycare's UK clinics have been helping those in Riddrie and surrounding Glasgow area.

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

There's no substitute for the years of experience we've had, assisting with even the most complex cases.

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 will help you navigate the treatment options.

Our medical team can assist you to detox, safely, and comfortably.

Our therapy team are available, to help you identify triggers, patterns, and start truly overcoming them.

Our clinic team are ready to help you make the progress you need.

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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Last Updated: October 31, 2023