Rehab Pencoed

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For most, finding the right help for alcohol or drug issues in Pencoed, is confusing and difficult. It's easy to sign up too quickly for treatment, without a proper understanding what to look for.

If you're considering rehab treatment in Pencoed, first check our guide below - this is the UK’s no 1 guide on how to find the right rehab centre for you.

Step 1 - A Positive First Treatment Experience, Makes It Easier Later

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 Only, Or A Complete Recovery Programme?

Addiction treatment for alcohol or drugs usually starts with a detox, then therapy (rehab), followed by aftercare. But which of these is right for you?

- Unsure if you need detox, rehab, aftercare, or all 3? Think about this carefully.

Committing unnecessarily to all 3 stages of treatment may see you paying too much, but not having enough support down the line could also mean paying the cost of rehab again.

Treatment Near Pencoed

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

Unless you're extremely unwell, consider anything up to 100 mile radius and focus instead on quality of care.

Therapy levels vary wildly from clinic to clinic, and therapist to therapist. What feedback do you have on the clinic you plan to attend? We're getting to the real questions here about standard of care delivered, instead of just the bare minimum.

See all the locations Abbeycare serve, here.

More Than One Previous Detox?

Getting the right help means being picky about the support you'll receive while in treatment.

This can be especially important where you have complex drug or alcohol detox needs.

The medical team at a given clinic have the final say of course, but the admissions team for a provider should be well-versed enough to give you an idea of how your detox will proceed.

Likewise for therapeutic help, what specialist qualifications in addiction do the team have? Ask here about issues that have been sticking points for you in the past, and their suitability to help.

Questions to ask -
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KEY QUESTIONS

- In your experience, would someone with my detox needs be better suited for hospital detox?
- What experience do you have in administering detox for individuals with my specific intake and frequency?
- Are there suitable staff in the clinic who are equipped to handle detox complications?

Step 2 - What Happens In Rehab?

What is day to day addiction treatment inside the clinic actually like?

Rehabilitation clinics operate a residential service - you stay residentially, in the clinic, 24hrs a day, usually with your own room and personal space.

The clinic you enquire with, have to make sure they can look after you and your needs for detox and rehab. They'll ask some standard questions about your usage, and history with addiction. This is normal, and it's important for them to rule out extreme cases where their environment may not be safe, or provide a comfortable detox experience.

Mapping Out Needs And Treatment Goals

If your clinic provides strong personal attention in the programme, they should help you map out what you want from treatment, exactly.

This means a 'care plan' is drawn up, and agreed by you and your assigned care manager.

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.

Get answers to:
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KEY QUESTIONS

- To what extent is my care and management planned and mapped out?
- Do you have a one size fits all approach to treatment, or do you work with each individual's needs?
- What input do I have in planning my care?
- Is there a member of staff assigned to me personally?

Life Inside The Clinic

What actually happens in a clinic, every day?

Asking some key questions before admitting to a clinic can help you get a sense for what life is like in treatment, before committing.

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. The agenda lets you know what's happening when, and what activities you should participate in.

Factors such as previous detoxes, history of relapse, amount and duration of intake, and others, will determine how long the detox stage of treatment takes. 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. Others may take 7 days or longer. This level of variance between individuals is very normal.

Arranging a visit to the clinic, before committing any funding, can help reassure you of standards of care, and avoid a costly mistake. Ask about this.

Ask your provider:
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KEY QUESTIONS

- How can I see what's inside the clinic, online?
- Do you have sample daily agendas for treatment I can look at? 
- Is it possible to arrange a pre-admission visit, to look around? Is there any charge attached? 
- Based on my information, how quickly would you want me to start taking part in the therapy schedule, following detox?

Does Covid-19 Affect My Rehab Treatment?

Recovering from addiction is a group-oriented exercise.

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

But making headway in your recovery, at the expense of other health factors, won't help anyone.

Make sure of the following:
  • Does covid-19 affect any aspect of admitting to treatment?
  • How do Covid-19 issues affect speed of admission into treatment, or how long you must stay in the clinic?
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Step 3 - Set A Budget

Getting funds together for rehab in Pencoed takes planning, for most families.

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.

  • Non-paid areas of NHS treatment in the UK can usually provide softer services such as outpatient-style keywork sessions which encourage accountability and self-management of addiction. Detox is rarely available - only in the most serious of cases. Often this approach is suited to those who already have other support channels in place or perhaps are suffering only a minor set back after a long history of sobriety.
  • 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. The long term ramifications of this are significant. Private clinics will expect you to stay in a clinic for 7-28 days+, and costs can be anywhere from £3,000 - £15,000+, depending on specifics.
Public Or Private?
Public
  • Out-Patient focussed
  • Onward referral possible
  • Free or low cost service
  • Rehab only in exceptional cases
  • Wait times 18mths+ in some cases
Private
  • Full programme of detox, therapy help, and aftercare planning
  • Full programme  in one location
  • Immediate/Fast access
  • Not publicly funded

If you're tempted to opt for the cheapest clinic straight away, think twice.

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.

By calling and comparing a few treatment providers against each other, this step should give you a sense of what rehab will cost.

Looking Beyond Clinic Treatment

Mutual Aid Support

Most cities and towns across the world play host to mutual aid style meetings locally, like the 12 step driven groups of Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous.

For most at the start of the recovery journey though, detox options are a very real need, and not something that can be obtained without more specialist help.

Local mutual aid meetings *can* be a huge help, and can be a source of potential sponsors and sober mentors for the future. But for short term help for detox, you'll need professional assistance.

NHS/Public Funding Options

Whilst the NHS do have addiction keyworkers in different regions, they’re normally overrun with enquiries and demand on resources, meaning obtaining funding for a rehab stay is unlikely.

Hospital or clinic based detox places strain on resources and funding, and is usually only available for extreme cases.

Where no public healthcare short term options are viable, or where the individual doesn't have enough funding in place for treatment, we often see families and friends pooling together to finance detox for a loved one.

Step 4 - Get Independent Reviews

Assessing a provider's standard of care is important - but can be tricky for the layman.

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.

The CQC and The Care Inspectorate are the industry regulators, and complete routine inspections of private rehabs, which are often classified under the 'Care Homes' category, in their records.


Clinics are graded across multiple areas of care, including support standards, management, and clinical environment.

Important - Regulator Inspections

Inspections can be "announced" (the clinic is aware in advance) or "unannounced" (inspection teams arrive without warning) - so for the best insight into everyday care levels, check for unannounced reports.

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Step 5 - Complete The Initial Assessment

With the homework all done, it's time to get serious about arranging treatment at one of the providers you've shortlisted.

It's not uncommon at this point, for the provider to take you a through a number of pre-admission questions, as they have to ensure your suitable for the clinic and its environment.

After the assessment is complete, the clinic will start making preparations for your stay - to do this, they'll need some commitment from you, in the form of a deposit payment - this holds the room in your name, and allows the team to start making arrangements.

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

Step 6 - Funding Your Stay

As mentioned above, paying a deposit means the clinic can prepare for your arrival, and allocate your room booking.

Expect to pay anywhere from £1,800 to £4,000 to book a place in a treatment provider's clinic.

Not many clinics remain, who offer finance payment plans, directly.

You should expect some kind of booking confirmation from the provider, usually by email, after any deposit or balance payment is made.

Outstanding Balance

The remaining balance is normally paid for on arrival at the clinic, at the point of admission.

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

Step 7 - Admission

Make note of the day and time you're due to admit to treatment.

You'll usually be asked to bring certain essentials with you:

  • Casualwear clothes, for spending time in the clinic
  • Everyday toiletries such as shampoo, shower gel, shaving kit, etc
  • Suitable clothing and extras required for any available gym/swim/sauna amenities
  • Any prescribed medication you normally take

Make sure to check paperwork for any restrictions on device usage (not all clinics allow this), internet access, and visits from family.

It's also worth ensuring travel arrangement ahead of schedule - as some providers with have surcharges for late arrival.

At this point, congratulations! Your recovery journey has already begun.

Are You Asking The Right Questions?

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Abbeycare's UK clinics have been helping those in Pencoed.

Thousands have already joined Abbeycare to overcome addiction, from every corner of the globe.

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 can advise on what options are available.

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.

Now....are you ready?

If you're ready for help, call our admissions team direct, on 01603 513 091.

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