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

Maybe we can be your guide.

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 Strathbungo, Glasgow.

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What Are The Differences Between Alcohol/Drug Detox And Rehab?

Detox and rehab in addiction care are usually provided as a 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 .v. Complete Rehab In Strathbungo, Glasgow

Detox
  • Professional detox
  • All treatment under one roof
  • Not individualised
  • No long-term support
Rehab Programme

Who Is Rehab NOT For?

Rehab is NOT advisable for:

  • Habitual alcohol/drug detoxers with addictive behaviours or triggers that they don’t want to accept.
  • 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?

This is dependent on your individual needs.

Look at the treatment options near Strathbungo 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 - Standard stay that consist of increased therapy sessions and coordinating for aftercare help.

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.

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.

How Do I Make Best Use Of My Time, In Drug/Alcohol Rehab Treatment Strathbungo?

What Do You Want Out Of Treatment?

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

Use previous work in detox or rehabilitation to understand what areas need your focus, and the triggers that still need a lot of attention.

Do your best to find an addiction treatment programme near Strathbungo which has a specialist assigned to you personally, as long as you are there.

Physical Detox

With the help of the consultant psychiatrist or professional at the detox centre, make sure that you’re involved in selecting the most suitable detox regimen. 

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.

Lying is not recommended since the treatment you will get is dependent on your answers.

Therapy Insights

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.

Relapse Prevention

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. 

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 triggers, or associations with addiction, that make you want to use, 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 input from a sponsor near Rehab Strathbungo or long-term recovery stalwart?

Are there suitable safety measures you could implement, that fit the day-to-day situations you face in life?

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How Likely Am I To Achieve Long Term Recovery, After Alcohol & Drug Rehab?

Success rate for detox, is usually very high, i.e. 90%+. By staying in a secure environment, people are more inclined to finish the detox programme.

In the long run, how a person fares in rehab is directly proportional to the effort they put in to the process.

The majority of people seeking a rehab programme need guarantees about extended success rates, and it can be difficult for clinics to track all previous clients, exhaustively.

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 brief primary care process in supervised surroundings to help you reach the next phase of your recovery plan.

How Much Will My Weekly Routine Change, After Drug/Alcohol Rehab?

This will differ from individual to individual but the common issues include how long the recovery process has taken, the supports in your life, daily triggers in your life at the moment, and the work still to be done in relation to the therapeutic steps during treatment, among others.

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

KEY TAKEAWAY

In this case, a different perspective on the original question could help your recovery journey more.

In our experience, those who do well in long term recovery, i.e. 20-30+ years, are not focused upon how much time recovery takes from their lives, but have instead accepted that recovery is a *lifestyle choice*.

Being in recovery doesn’t mean that you follow some simple rules and voila!... you beat addiction.

Rather, recovery is a journey of self-assessment, accepting your weaknesses and strengths, plus incorporating support systems that will work for you.

What Do I Have To Give Up, To Become Sober?

Good 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.


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.

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

#1

Initial 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.

This is when you should never be quiet about any symptoms since it will relevant to help staff facilitate a seamless and safe detox process.

#2

Redrawing Social Boundaries

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

 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

Emotional Transformation

Succeeding in psychologically and emotionally switching from the addictive mental attitude that comprises irresponsible behaviour and dependence, to one of recovery, can be an uphill task.

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

Your time in rehab can be beneficial if you try to absorb the mindsets of other people in the clinic with you, and embrace some of their outlook.

 By doing this for an extended period of time, you will discover that it will add more value to the long-term recovery process.

What Are The Reasons Some People Fail To Achieve Lasting Recovery From Drug/Alcohol Addiction?

  • Not requesting help or support when it's needed. Allowing things that stress you to take over your life while you are seriously under-resourced.
  • Getting in an out-patient recovery programme but having to cope with external stressors that negate your gains on a daily basis.
  • During recovery, returning to an old habit, coping mechanism, or way of life, raising the risk of a situation leading to relapse.
  • Non existent support networks such as family, fused with stressors and trigger situations.
  • 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 expert assistance, and community assistance. Too much dependence on sources of support that are not qualified.
  • Unwillingness to let go of, or break contact with, a previous known trigger for addictive tendencies or 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.

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?

Rehab Clinic Treatment .v. AA Strathbungo
Rehab Clinic 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.
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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I Don't Think I Need Rehab, I Could Taper Down On My Own.

By admitting to rehab, you will be embracing professionally supervised surroundings for detox and safe withdrawal. Here, you will also get constant feedback on your progress and symptoms.

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

When professional management of symptoms is absent, there can be health complications such as seizures, heart issues, liver problems, fluctuations in blood pressure, among others.

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.

Do I Get Treatment Costs Reimbursed If I Relapse After Treatment?

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

Essentially, very few clinics can offer refund after you relapse because long-term recovery is the responsibility of the client.

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.

Some rehab facilities include an extension, should a client relapse, but to be on the safe side, it is better to confirm.

What 9 Questions Should I Ask Any Alcohol/Drug Rehab Clinic I'm Considering Near Strathbungo, 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 admit for detox-only, then increase my stay once admitted?

#4

What kind of aftercare service do you offer clients?

#5

Are the aftercare services part of the final charges?

#6

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

#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

What is your refund policy?

What Happens Immediately After I Sign Up For Rehab?

In most cases, you will have an over-the-phone evaluation and most probably pay a deposit to get a reservation at the clinic. 

Next, the admissions team would ask their personnel for medical permission to admit you and be admitted 24 to 48 hours later.

If I Need Alcohol Or Drug Help Urgently, Who Do I Contact?

Important: When a medical emergency occurs, you are advised to seek local medical assistance urgently.

KEY TAKEAWAY

Rehab is not the same as emergency expert medical care. Rehab only caters for common detox needs and therapeutic care.

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 your problem is not emergency based, you can be admitted within 24 to 48 hours.

Here's How We Know Abbeycare Can Help...

  • 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, evidence-led, detox services administered by accomplished addiction professionals.
  • All-embracing and customised strategies to prevent relapse.

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

Instead of diluting our service with a multitude of untested or alternative approaches, we've focussed on the core elements of residential rehab we've observed to work over time, and which carry NICE UK guidelines approval.

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Previous Abbeycare Clients Had This To Say:

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"...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..."

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"Excellent staff and professional care. Gave me my life back. I would recommend 100%."

Abbeycare Provide Free Guidance For Those Seeking Addiction Help In Strathbungo.

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

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

In these last 15 years, our experience has gone from strength to strength.

We can even arrange to assist with transport to the clinic (some extra charges do apply).

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

Our admissions team will help you navigate the treatment options.

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

Our therapists are ready to help you get the insights you need, to stop the pattern of addiction, and reclaim your life.

Our clinic team are ready to help you get 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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