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

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

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

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Are Alcohol/Drug Rehab And Detox Two Different Things?

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

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 Shawlands, Glasgow

Detox
  • Supervised detox
  • All treatment under one roof
  • No therapy component
  • No ongoing help
Full Rehab Programme
  • Includes supervised detox
  • All treatment under one roof
  • Personalised therapeutic input
  • Long term support

Is There Anyone Who Should Avoid Rehab Altogether?

Rehab is NOT advisable for:

  • 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".

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

The ideal length will depend on your unique situation.

The following treatment options are available near Shawlands 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 simple stay for preliminary detoxification and several therapy sessions.
  • Over 28 days - Typical stay, incorporating considerable therapy and planning for the future’s aftercare services.

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.

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

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.

It's best to select a Shawlands treatment service that will assign a case manager, to ease your way throughout the programme.

Detox From Alcohol Or Drugs

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. 

It is vital to be transparent to the staff about how often you use, alcohol intake, and the last time you used/drank.

By presenting the situation as it is, the specialists will be able to place you on an ideal detox plan and it’ll ensure that you have an easier time at the Rehab Shawlands treatment centre.

Therapy Time

Focus on the cognitive behavioural therapy and counselling you receive since they can help you make tremendous headway into addictive patterns.

Relapse Prevention

Taking a moment and assessing what kind of gains you have made from the therapy sessions, one-on-one interactions, and support groups, is highly recommended before committing to specifics in your aftercare plan. 

In what areas of the recovery process do you feel exposed, and require greater support to overcome? Have you identified any mental health factors that trigger the need to use, that were absent before?

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What is your strategy to deal with these vulnerable moments before they happen? What would you require to do that? 

Additional therapy sessions? Help from sponsors or recovery stalwarts that you have known for a long time?

You can come up with resources that are linked to your particular life situation.

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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%. Those who begin detox in a supervised treatment centre are highly likely to finish.

People in rehab are accountable for their long term recovery, and by extension, their success.

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.

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 specialised setting, that can support you in reaching the next steps of your bigger recovery journey.

Should I Expect To Change A Lot Of My Daily Routine, 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.

For others, their weekly calendar will involve some group therapy and a daily meeting with their sponsor.

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

Still, it doesn’t hurt to rethink your perspective on this question.

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.

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

Instead, it is a gradual process of personal discovery and evaluation, accepting yourself and being in the company of supportive systems that will make it easier.

What Do I Have To Give Up, 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.


This does not mean that we need to smile and suffer an immense amount of mental discomfort to move beyond the need to drink or consume drugs, but instead, we should strive to explore the true motives behind these habits.

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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Are There Elements Of Shawlands Addiction Treatment, More Trying Than Others?

#1

Initial 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.

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

Cutting Ties With Those Enabling Active Addiction

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

 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.

Some people entering the programme may be too attached to support systems such as loved ones and it is recommended to discuss this with the clinical specialists so as to agree on appropriate visit policies for the sake of the client.

#3

The Mental Shift From Dependence To Responsibility

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.

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

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.

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

Are There Any Common Patterns In Those Who Aren't Successful In Long Term Addiction Recovery?

  • Failing to ask for support when the situation calls for it. Giving stressors free reign over your mental health when your resources are limited.
  • 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.
  • Missing support systems such as family, combined with constant stress and trigger circumstances that were not expected.
  • Maybe someone had a miserable time during their first rehab, mutual aid, or treatment stint, and this experience led them to believe that rehab/treatment is not worth it.
  • The wrong balance between professional and non-professional help and intervention. Over-reliance on non-expert sources of assistance.
  • The hesitation to leave behind some destructive habits that trigger drug or alcohol use.

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.

If you're willing to stick to instructions, find support systems and accept responsibility for your recovery, you will have an easier journey.

How Are AA And Rehab Different?

Rehab .v. AA In Shawlands
Rehab Treatment
  • Rehab can be thought of as a clinically supervised treatment in residential surroundings that completes the primary care requirements of therapeutic intervention, detox, and prevention of relapse by one provider, under one roof.
Alcoholics Anonymous 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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Can't I Just Taper Down On My Own? Why Do I Need Alcohol Or Drug Rehab?

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.

With no professional input and monitoring of symptoms, the likelihood of health issues like cardiovascular and liver complications, blood pressure issues, seizures, and many more, increases significantly.

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

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

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 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.

Some clinics offer an additional stay if relapse occurs, but again, this varies, check with the prospective provider you're speaking with.

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

#1

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

#2

For my needs, what treatment length do you suggest?

#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

Is aftercare included in the cost of treatment?

#6

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

#7

Has COVID-19 affected service provision?

#8

I'd like copies of the up-to-date Care Inspectorate inspection and Care Quality Commission reports and ratings.

#9

Do you have a refund policy?

What Happens Immediately After I Sign Up For Rehab?

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

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 a serious medical emergency, seeing a local healthcare professional is a must.

KEY TAKEAWAY

It's vital to consult your regular medical professional before registering for any kind of alcohol treatment. To be on the safe side, this is absolutely necessary.

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.

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

Do Abbeycare Provide The Same Service As Other Rehab Clinics?

Instead of diluting our service with a range of untested or alternate methods, we have focused on the key elements of residential recovery that we have seen working over time, and which are accepted by NICE UK guidelines.

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."

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 Serve Shawlands

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

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

All that experience has helped us assist those with even the most complicated detox and rehab needs.

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

Our clinic inspection reports are available on the relevant service page: Abbeycare Scotland.

Our admissions team are ready to listen to your needs.

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

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

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

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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