Rehab Riddrie

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Hundreds in Riddrie, Glasgow struggle to find the right help for alcohol or drug addiction.

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

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

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Is Alcohol/Drug Detox Different From Rehab?

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.

Detox .v. Complete Rehab In Riddrie, Glasgow

Detox
  • Detox included
  • Residential treatment
  • No therapeutic help
  • No long-term support
Full Rehab Programme
  • Supervised detox
  • Live in the clinic full-time
  • Personalised therapy
  • Aftercare planning provided

Are There People Who Should NOT Go To Rehab?

Rehab is not the best choice for those listed below:

  • Serial alcohol/drug detoxers who have an established behavioural issue or trigger in their life they're not willing to relinquish.
  • 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 Do I Work Out How Long To Stay In Drug Or Alcohol Addiction Rehab?

The time you will spend in a rehab centre is based on your individual case.

Look at the treatment options near Riddrie 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 - Normal inpatient programme for first detox session and some therapy work.
  • 28 days and above - Typical stay, incorporating considerable therapy and planning for the future’s aftercare services.

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.

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

Setting Goals For Your Treatment

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

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

Be proactive in talking with the consultant psychiatrist or expert after entering rehab and come to an agreement regarding the detox regimen you'll follow. 

Be open and honest with staff, re previous usage, patterns of use, and recency of 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 Time

It is true that people have particular addictive trends that rule over their lives. This is why it is advisable to concentrate on the cognitive behavioural therapy and counselling sessions to get some psychological wins.

Planning For The Future

It is important to evaluate everything you’ve learned from support groups, keywork discussions, and one-on-one sessions. 

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 mental health triggers that you have uncovered that you weren't aware of before?

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What is your strategy to deal with these vulnerable moments before they happen? What is the action needed to make this happen? 

Additional therapy sessions? External input from a sponsor near Rehab Riddrie or long-term recovery stalwart?

What safety measures could you put in place?

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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.

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.

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-lived primary treatment, conducted in a specialised, secure setting, to help you navigate to the subsequent stage of your recovery journey.

After Addiction Rehab, Does Recovery Take Up A Lot Of Time?

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.

For others, it might be several sessions of therapy, attending secondary specialists for other health issues, and family support, amongst others, before a stable footing is found.

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*.

It is wrong to assume that recovery involves some specific secret steps that you go through to achieve a lifetime of sobriety.

Recovery is an ongoing practice of self-insight, self-acceptance, and surrounding oneself with active supports that can help all this happen.

What Aspects Of My Current Lifestyle, Do I Need To Say Goodbye To, To 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.


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.

A skilled mental health therapist can help you gain the insight needed to release a pattern, not through sheer force, but by understanding, and releasing an old way of achieving something and tackling the issue in a new way, for the first time.

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

#1

Adjusting 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

Redrawing Social Boundaries

Clients with established links with loved ones or friends may at first find it challenging when they are cut off.

 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

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.

But after someone stays a longer period in rehab, it can become less challenging.

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.

 If you keep absorbing positive attitudes over time, it will be more profitable for your long-term recovery.

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

  • Not asking for help or support when it is required. Allowing things that stress you to take over your life while you are seriously under-resourced.
  • Undertaking an out-patient recovery programme although you still have to contend with stressful factors in the outside world, that limit your progress.
  • Going back to old ways of coping after treatment, increasing the likelihood 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 professional and non-professional help and intervention. Over-dependence on unqualified assistance.
  • Refusal to do away with past known triggers for drug or alcohol addictions.

How Do I Predict If Alcohol/Drug Rehab Will Work For Me?

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.

By accepting to be helped, following the directives given, acknowledging that you’re responsible for your own life and seeking the needful resources and support, you will significantly enhance the chances of recovering.

What Are The Differences Between AA And Rehab?

Rehab Clinic Treatment .v. AA Riddrie
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.
AA 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.

Decreasing your alcohol intake on your own can be dangerous; always seek professional help.

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

Do Clients Who Relapse Receive A Refund?

Always get clear guidance regarding refunds before confirming a booking.

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.

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.

There are clinics that have an extra stay as part of their services in the event the client relapses.

What Do I Ask, To Make Sure The Clinic I'm Speaking To Near Riddrie, Glasgow, Is A Good Match?

#1

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

#2

How long do I have to take the treatment?

#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 visits by loved ones permitted? 

#7

Has COVID-19 affected service provision?

#8

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

#9

Does you clinic have a policy on issuing refunds?

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. 

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

KEY TAKEAWAY

It goes without saying that you should always see your qualified doctor prior to entering alcohol treatment. This is a must.

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.

But if you are facing non-emergency detox requirements, you can get admission in one to two days.

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, comfortable detox supervised by addiction professionals.
  • All-embracing and customised strategies to prevent relapse.

Why Should I Admit To Abbeycare?

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."

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 Provide Free Guidance For Those Seeking Addiction Help In Riddrie.

Abbeycare operate UK clinics providing help for alcohol or drug addiction for those in the Riddrie and Glasgow area.

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

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

Even if you need transport arranged to get here, we can probably help with that too.

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

Abbeycare admissions team can advise on options that suit your needs.

Detox is possible, safely and comfortably, with the help of our medical team.

The Abbeycare therapy team are specialists in helping you identify and work through the underlying triggers behind addiction.

Our clinic team - many of them in recovery personally - are ready to get you started.

Are you ready?

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

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