Rehab South Nitshill

Call our local number 01603 513 091
Request Call Back

Call our local number 01603 513 091
Request Call Back
Call our local number 01603 513 091
Request Call Back

Asking the right questions to find alcohol or drug help near South Nitshill, Glasgow can be a minefield.

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).

Let's go.

How Is Alcohol Or Drug Rehab Different From Detox?

Usually, in residential addiction treatment, rehab and detox are delivered together.

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 .v. Complete Rehab In South Nitshill, Glasgow

Detox-Only Treatment
Rehab Programme

Is There Anyone Who Should Avoid Rehab Altogether?

Rehab can't be recommended for:

  • 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.

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

This is dependent on your individual needs.

The following treatment options are available near South Nitshill 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 - Regular inpatient programme for primary detoxification as well as some therapy work.
  • 28 days and above - Standard stay including significant therapeutic time, and time to plan aftercare supports for the future.

KEY TAKEAWAY

As long as the individual is not yet in the rehab clinic, it will be hard to estimate the duration of treatment. Why is this? Because it's only during treatment that we can evaluate reactions to triggers minus the presence of drugs and alcohol.

Someone who feels well-resourced already, may be ready to leave drug or alcohol treatment after 28 days; others may take longer.

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

Planning Your Care During Your Stay

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.

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

Detox

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. 

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

The info you provide at this stage can determine your prescribed detox regimen and ultimately a comfortable stay at the Rehab South Nitshill rehab centre.

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

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. 

In your recovery process, which aspects make you feel susceptible and demand for more focus to handle the troubles of daily life? What triggers have you discovered that need attention, that you weren't aware of before?

Click to Tweet

What are your plans for pre-empting these helpless moments and dealing with the addiction for good? What would you require to do that? 

Additional therapy sessions? 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?

ImmediateHelp_CallImg

Does Alcohol & Drug Rehab Guarantee Success?

Over 90% of people who enrol for detox make it. 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.

Clients searching for rehab services are increasingly seeking reassurance about the success of the services offered and this has made it hard to keep an eye on *all* former clients for purposes of ongoing evaluation.

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

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

Nonetheless, it pays to look more closely here.

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.

Recovery is not a series of "secret" steps that you undertake a few times, to be rewarded with long term sobriety.

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.

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

Great question.

Others starting out in recovery found out that it was vital to let go of an old part of themselves ingrained in addictive patterns.


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.

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.

Free Personalised Advice

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

#1

Detox Symptoms

Detox can be challenging in the first four to six days as the mental and physical systems are trying to come to terms with limited substance intake.

This is a time to be vocal about your symptoms, with the professionals available, in order to maintain a detox that is both safe and comfortable.

#2

Releasing Harmful Social Influences

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

 In some instances, where the social group consists of those in active addiction, such as dealers and other users, this can be a move in a positive direction.

But in cases where the connections, for instance, loved ones provide real support, it is advisable to sit down with the admissions crew and plan for supervised visits to make the person’s experience less traumatising.

#3

Emotional Transformation

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.

Despite this, with an extended stay in rehab, people are able to cope more easily.

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.

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

What Patterns Tend To Result In Failed Attempts At Recovery, That I Should Avoid?

  • Shying away from asking for help when it matters. Giving stressors free reign over your mental health when your resources are limited.
  • 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.
  • Going back to old ways of coping after treatment, increasing the likelihood of relapsing.
  • Non-existent support from loved ones and other external parties, coupled with repetitive trigger scenarios and unexpected stressors.
  • 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.
  • An imbalance between professional and non-professional assistance and intervention. Over-reliance on non-expert sources of assistance.
  • By being reluctant to get rid of habits that trigger old drug or alcohol habits.

Is It Possible To Say In Advance, If Alcohol/Drug Rehab Will Work For Me?

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.

How Are AA And Rehab Different?

Residential Rehab Treatment v Alcoholics Anonymous South Nitshill
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.
Alcoholics Anonymous
  • At AA, people come together in a non-clinical and mutual aid surroundings to speak of their life story and assist one another.
Get Confidential Help

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.

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

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.

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?

Make sure that you understand where the rehab clinic stands regarding refunds.

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.

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

What Are 9 Essential Questions To Ask A Potential Treatment Provider Near South Nitshill, Glasgow?

#1

Are you experienced in dealing with clients in the same situation as mine, regarding detox and intake levels?

#2

How long do I have to take the treatment?

#3

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

#4

What kind of aftercare service do you offer clients?

#5

Is aftercare included in the overall cost?

#6

Are visits by loved ones permitted? 

#7

What changes have you made to your service as a result of Covid-19?

#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 When I Call A Rehab To Book In?

After first conducting a telephone questionnaire, most facilities would request you to pay a deposit to reserve a room at the clinic. 

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.

I/We Need Help Urgently, What Should I/We Do?

Important: In the event of a serious medical emergency, seeing a local healthcare professional is a must.

KEY TAKEAWAY

You can never substitute rehab for competent medical care. Rehab facilities can handle basic detox requirements plus therapeutic care afterwards.

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

What if your detox or rehab case is not an emergency? In this case, you can gain admission in many clinics within one or two days.

How Do You Know You Can Help Me?

  • 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.
  • Secure and comfortable detox managed by addiction experts.
  • Personalised aftercare planning to ensure clients don’t relapse.

Most Rehab Clinics Provide The Same Level Of Service. How Are Abbeycare Different?

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.

See Inside Abbeycare Scotland

Abbeycare Scotland Virtual Tour

Previous Abbeycare Clients Had This To Say:

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%."

For Those In South Nitshill, 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 South Nitshill and Glasgow area.

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.

Check our independent inspection reports, available on our Scotland clinic page.

Our admissions team are ready to help.

The Abbeycare medical team can help you detox 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.

The only thing left is - are you ready?

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

Get Confidential Help

Nearby: