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Trying to find the right drug/alcohol treatment near Scotstoun, Glasgow can begin to feel like your going round in circles.

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

Here are the answers to the critical few FAQs you need to know, to help secure alcohol or drug treatment that meets your needs, near Scotstoun, Glasgow.

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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 Scotstoun, Glasgow

Detox-Only Treatment
Rehab Programme

Are There People Who Should NOT Go To Rehab?

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.
  • People who are unenthusiastic about recovery and also unwilling to embrace the support and help laid on the table.
  • Individuals addicted to drugs or alcohol who are not yet ready to stop using.

How Do I Work Out How Long To Stay In Drug Or Alcohol Addiction Rehab?

The ideal length will depend on your unique situation.

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

  • 7-10 days - Ranging from one week to a week and a half, a general detox programme that caters for alcohol or drug addicts but there is usually no therapy included.
  • 14-28 days - Regular inpatient programme for primary detoxification as well as some therapy work.
  • More than 28 days - Standard stay including significant therapeutic time, and time to plan aftercare supports for the future.

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.

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

What Do You Want Out Of Treatment?

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

Detox From Alcohol Or Drugs

Take an active role in discussion with the consultant psychiatrist or specialist, following your admission to rehab, when agreeing the detox protocol you'll undergo. 

It is in your best interest to speak the truth about patterns of drug and alcohol intake, former periods of use, and the most 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 Scotstoun clinic.

Therapeutic Help

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.

Aftercare Planning

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. 

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 is your strategy to deal with these vulnerable moments before they happen? What could be your next move? 

Increased therapy hours? External aid by sponsors or long-term recovery support groups?

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

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How Many Succeed In Staying Dry Or Clean, Following Alcohol & Drug Rehab Treatment?

The win rate for detox itself, is tremendous at over 90%. 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.

In order to measure success metrics, it is now becoming more difficult for recovery centres to stay in contact with former clients over very long periods of time, as most patients are searching for promises regarding very long-term success rates.

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 treatment, to get you on the next step of your journey to healing.

How Much Time Will Ongoing Long-Term Addiction Recovery Take Out Of My Life Each Week?

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.

For some, their weekly timetable will be maintained by a daily check-in with their sponsor and a few mutual aid meetings 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

Nevertheless, it is essential to change your mindset.

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.

Recovery isn’t a one-time process that you go through, and end up being sober for the rest of your life.

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

What Aspects Of My Current Lifestyle, Do I Need To Say Goodbye To, To Become Sober?

Good 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 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.

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 Are The Top 3 Most Difficult Elements Of Addiction Treatment Near Scotstoun, That I Should Be Prepared For?

#1

Detox Symptoms

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.

In this phase, inform the specialists about your symptoms to ensure that the detox is suitably safe for you.

#2

Breaking Detrimental Social Ties

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

 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 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

Moving From Addiction To Recovery, Psychologically

Making the emotional/psychological transition from the mindset of addiction (dependence, co-dependence, lack of responsibility, chaotic lifestyle) to the mindset of recovery, can be challenging.

Nevertheless, the longer one stays in rehab, the easier it becomes.

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.

 The longer you spend in treatment, the more you will gain in your recovery journey.

How/Why Might Some People Fail In Addiction Recovery?

  • Shying away from asking for help when it matters. Not seeking support or assistance when experiencing a trigger situation.
  • Undertaking an out-patient recovery programme although you still have to contend with stressful factors in the outside world, that limit your progress.
  • During recovery, returning to an old habit, coping mechanism, or way of life, raising the risk of a situation leading to relapse.
  • Absent support systems from family and friends together with trigger situations and stressors, which become a recipe for disaster.
  • A bad initial encounter in mutual aid, rehab or treatment which gives rise to the misconception that 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.
  • The reluctance to say goodbye to a recognised trigger for addictive 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.

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.

How Are AA And Rehab Different?

Rehab Clinic Treatment .v. AA Scotstoun
Rehab Clinic Treatment
  • 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 & Mutual Aid 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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I Don't Think I Need Rehab, I Could Taper Down On My Own.

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.

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.

It's vital to consult your regular medical professional before registering for any kind of alcohol treatment. This is non-negotiable.

What Happens If I/My Loved One Relapses After Leaving Treatment - Do We Get A Refund?

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.

Does this imply that you should shoulder the entire burden? No, it means that you should establish your own areas of  vulnerability in recovery, and seek out appropriate support.

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 Scotstoun, Glasgow?

#1

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

#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

Please elaborate on options for relapse prevention?

#5

Are the aftercare services part of the final charges?

#6

Is it possible to have close relatives visit me in the clinic? 

#7

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

#8

Can you send me a copy of your latest Care Quality Commission or Care Inspectorate inspection reports and ratings?

#9

Is there any refund policy I should be aware of?

How Do I Get Started With Rehab?

Following an initial telephone review, you would be required to book a room at the clinic by paying a deposit. 

The next step the provider would take is to ask the clinical staff for medical consent. Thereafter, it can take one to two days to be admitted.

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

Rehabilitation can never take the place of professional emergency care. Rehabs commonly offer regular, non-urgent detox solutions, plus therapeutic help.

Still, rehab clinics are not hospitals and they are usually not equipped to deal with complicated health issues such as liver problems and seizures.

Still, for any non-emergency detox/rehab services, most clinics can get you a place in a couple of days.

Help For Addiction Is Available At Abbeycare:

  • Thousands of Abbeycare clients' encounters have helped us continually improve the programme at Abbeycare and concentrate on the core factors that we equate with long-term healing progress.
  • Safe, comfortable detox supervised by addiction professionals.
  • Personalised aftercare planning to ensure clients don’t relapse.

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.

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Meet The Abbeycare Clients Who Came Before You:

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%."

Abbeycare Serve Scotstoun

Abbeycare's UK clinics are available to those in Scotstoun and Glasgow.

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're not local, we can still help with transport into treatment (full transparency - some costs do apply).

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

Our admissions team are ready to listen to your needs.

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

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

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