Rehab Pencoed

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New to addiction treatment? Clinic programmes and options for private addiction help can be confusing. Many simply don't know how to compare treatment providers and end up settling for less.

We've compiled this need-to-know guide, including questions to ask each clinic *before* you pay - including a printable cheatsheet.

Step 1 - What Do You Want From Rehab?

When you or a loved one are finally ready for help, it can be tempting to pick up the phone and sign up for the first rehab clinic you can find. But, choosing the wrong provider early on, might mean drawing the wrong conclusions about recovery, and what's possible for your future.

 

Detox .v. Rehab

Some providers can try to sell Rehab, and even Aftercare, upfront, before you've even started treatment, but do you really need all these?

- Do you need all three stages of treatment, detox > rehab > aftercare?

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Be honest with yourself here, as going the detox-only route initially, when underlying work is truly needed, often ends in paying for treatment twice, not once.

Finding Rehab Near Pencoed

Thinking of treatment nearby? It's a natural response when feeling low.

Make comparisons instead, against level of care, support, and independent reviews from The Care Quality Commission (England & Wales) or The Care Inspectorate (Scotland).

Therapy levels vary wildly from clinic to clinic, and therapist to therapist. What feedback do you have on the clinic you plan to attend? Asking a few basics like these upfront can save a lot of headache later.

See all the locations Abbeycare serve, here.

Previous/Complex Detoxes

The quality of support you receive from the clinic team, can make or break recovery results.

If you've had detoxes in the past, or complications like liver or other issues, you'll want to be extra careful here.

While an admissions team or sales team can give an indication of likely detox methods, this is of course finalised and decided upon by the supervising medical professionals present.

 

Getting reassurance that the provider is not only ready to detox you based on your needs, but has done so many times for others in the past, is important.

The Right Questions To Ask -
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KEY QUESTIONS

- How long should detox take, for me?
- Is dealing with someone with my intake level and addiction history, a normal everyday client for your clinic?
- My case is complex- what happens in the event of complications?

Step 2 - Behind The Scenes In An Addiction Treatment Clinic

What is the typical admission process?

For in-patient treatment stays, you'll have your own room in the clinic, where you stay, live and sleep, for anywhere from 7-84 days or more (28 days is the average stay).

Since every individual is different, and needs can vary widely, (even two people consuming the same amount of alcohol or drugs can need very different timescale and treatment) - a personal assessment is usually needed, before admission to a clinic can go ahead.

Mapping Out Needs And Treatment Goals

Whilst all clinics operate a group environment generally, most should look to help you keep track of your progress, and monitor treatment goals reached.

If staff do not offer to help draw up a personalised care plan of action for your clinic time, and longer recovery journey, you've chosen the wrong provider.

 

Whilst not the most exciting part of the journey, this is a necessary means to help you monitor progress toward your long term vision. Any input at this stage will likely pay dividends later.

 

Suggested Questions:
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KEY QUESTIONS

- Do I get an individualised care plan that I have input into?
- How do I make sure I stay on track during treatment?
- What input do I have in planning my care?
- Am I passed from one staff member to another, as shifts change?

What Actually Happens Inside A Clinic?

What is it like being in a rehab clinic?

Short of actually admitting to treatment, we need to ask questions here that let us know what we should expect to see, hear, and feel, once admitted to a clinic.

Clinic operators must keep an entire group of clients on track every day. This can only be achieved when everyone works from the same daily schedule. This will give a clear indication of what activities happen when, where, and what's expected of you.

 

The duration of detox each individual needs, will vary, based on multiple factors, including frequency and recency of usage, history of addiction, previous detoxes, etc. The pace of your treatment can vary. For example, for those with lighter intake levels, progression beyond the detox phase of clinic work can happen in just a few days. Other times, it takes longer for the body to process the left-over substances. Clinic staff understand this.

Visiting the clinic before committing to treatment will also help you gauge just what the everyday is like, inside a centre, before committing financially.

 

Make Sure These Questions Are On Your List:
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KEY QUESTIONS

- Can I see a virtual tour of the clinic, before committing?
- Can you send me an example of what the daily schedule is like, in the clinic? 
- Is it possible to arrange a pre-admission visit, to look around? Is there any charge attached? 
- How quickly after detoxing can I get started on the remainder of the programme elements?

 

How Does Covid-19 Affect Rehab Centres?

Since rehab treatment is usually a communal environment, you should expect to have to accommodate others on the journey.

Those in long term recovery achieved it, only by accepting help from others, and helping them, in return.

But recovery gains can only be made safely, with consideration to other health factors, in the bigger picture.

 

Here are the right questions to ask:
  • How does covid-19 affect the rehab programme?
  • For activities where other clients are involved, how are those managed during covid-19?

 

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Step 3 - Planning The Financials Of Rehab

Decide firstly, are you going down the public or private route?

There are few half way house providers that exist generally, between public providers, and private treatment, so get clear from the start on which you need.

  • Public providers like the NHS in the UK, will generally offer addiction keywork support sessions weekly, on an out-patient basis, with possible referral to other outpatient support services. Wait times for the right help can be extended, simply due to demand placed on services.
  • Paid services - like rehab clinics, provide a more specialist custom programme tailored to the individual, and without the interruption over time. What you get for your money, in private clinics, is the opportunity to immerse in the mindset of recovery full-time, uninterrupted by external forces or day-to-day concerns. Gaining advice from those with lived experience of addiction and recovery, in a dedicated setting, is invaluable. This sort of help doesn't come free of course, private rehab clinics will cost in the region of £2,800 - £16,000+, variable depending on multiple factors.

 

 

Public Or Private?
Public
  • Mostly Out-Patient
  • Onward referral possible
  • Free or minimal cost
  • Full rehab programme uncommon
  • Long waiting lists
Private
  • Full programme of detox, therapy help, and aftercare planning
  • Full programme  in one location
  • Start treatment quickly; usually 24 hrs
  • More expensive

 

Your mental health matters, and because of the costs involved, it's easy to opt for a very low end provider, with minimal support. Not always a great idea.

Double check standards of care and therapy provided for lower cost providers - you may be surprised. Opt instead for a middle-tier clinic, with a better balance of cost to care levels provided.

Without committing yet, get in touch with at least 3 potential treatment centres and ask about costs and your needs. You'll also get some insight here as to how much attention each provider pays and their levels of care.

 

Alternative Options

Community-Led Support Channels

Even since covid-19, Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous groups are still available, although most have now adopted online platforms to hold meetings, these can still be a rich source of support.

Whilst mutual aid plays a big part for many, later in their recovery journey, those at the start will need professional help to detox safely.

Community support is invaluable, at the right stage in the process. But for short term help for detox, you'll need professional assistance.

 

NHS Addiction Options

Requesting a referral to your local CAT (Community Addictions Team) from your GP normally means being assigned to a local keyworker who will help you keep track of intake, effects it has, etc, but obtaining short-term rehab help via public healthcare, is unlikely.

Eligibility for short term detox is slim, and is usually restricted to only a handful of cases.

More often, where a genuine need for short term detox exists, it's more common to see loved ones and family pulling funds together to help someone get help.

Step 4 - Get Independent Reviews

Reviews on websites are easy to pass off as genuine, but how do you really know they are?

Arm yourself from the outset, with the *only* truly impartial consumer report available for private clinics - the Care Quality Commission (England & Wales) and/or Care Inspectorate (Scotland) inspection reports.

 

These two regulators ensure clinics are up to scratch, and send written reports to clinics with their findings, on how they can improve their service, and potential penalties, if they don't comply.


Service providers receive a full report on the watchdog's findings.

How Clinic Inspections Work

On paper, a visit by regulators to a clinic can be "Announced", or "Unannounced" - the former means the clinic knew about the inspection in advance, the latter means they didn't. Hence, "Unannounced" inspection reports are more likely to provide a real-world picture of clinic conditions and service levels.

 

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Step 5 - Decide On A Provider

Now is the time to come to a decision about where you're completing treatment.

The clinic team will ask you to complete a telephone questionnaire, to make sure they can meet your needs.

You can normally complete the necessary steps over the phone in 20 minutes or less, and then make an initial deposit towards treatment, that's used to hold the room in your name, until you arrive at the clinic.

Any additional financial issues, such as paying via insurance policy, would normally also be sorted out at this stage.

 

Step 6 - Arranging Payment

Most clinics will expect payment of a deposit, toward the full balance of treatment, prior to admitting.

Depending on total costs, your deposit could be anywhere from £500 - £3,000 or more.

It's less common nowadays to see treatment clinics themselves offering payment plan options.

Be sure to get a written confirmation of receipt for your deposit, and confirm with the provider any admin fees due, in the event of admission delays, or even cancellation, due to unforeseen circumstances.

 

Remaining Balance

The balance to pay for treatment, if not paying via insurance or a third party, is usually due when you arrive to admit to the clinic.

Pay this on time to avoid surcharges that could quickly mount up later.

 

Step 7 - Admission Into Treatment

If you don't already have it, contact the admissions team and confirm your date and time of arrival.

Bring along a few supplies with you, like those below. You should be able to arrange for anything else, after arrival.

 

  • Casual clothes
  • Supply of key toiletries
  • Accessories for any gym/swim/leisure facilities
  • A supply of enough of any regular medication you take, to last the duration of your stay

 

It's worth checking usage policies re internet and wifi, and devices, as you may be disappointed if the clinic you've chosen asks you to hand them in, before your stay begins, without prior warning.

Make sure to finalise transport arrangements a few days in advance, to ensure you attend the clinic on time, and avoid any surcharges on delays on treatment.

Take a well-deserved rest, as the road to recovery opens up before you.

Easy Rehab Q&A Cheatsheet

Thanks so much for reading the ultimate guide on finding rehab treatment in Pencoed.

 

Abbeycare Are Delighted To Serve The Pencoed Area.

Thanks for reading our free guide.

 

Abbeycare have central UK locations, and serve the Pencoed area.

We've helped thousands overcome their addiction to alcohol or drugs.

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

Not nearby? No problem, we can arrange transport too, in many cases.

 

Our inspection reports from the regulators, are available on our clinic pages, here: Abbeycare Scotland, Abbeycare Gloucester.

Our admissions team will help you navigate the treatment options.

Detox is available, with comfort and safety, with the help of our medical team.

Our addiction specialist therapists can help you overcome the underlying issues of addiction.

 

Our clinical team are ready to help you start the journey.

Are you ready?

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

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