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At Help4Addiction, we source the most suitable drug and alcohol rehab options for those living in Scotland.

Addiction and alcohol abuse can impact all areas of your life. Addiction can cause and worsen physical and mental health issues, contribute to relationship issues, negatively impact your finances, and much more.

Whether you are struggling with drug or alcohol abuse or dependence, you deserve to receive the addiction treatment you need.

Each day you postpone addressing the issue and seeking treatment is another day spent in active addiction. The longer you go without treatment, the more you’re putting yourself at risk.

Our addiction experts can help you along your recovery journey. We can source the best rehab in Scotland that meets your needs. Whether you’re looking for residential rehab, a home detox programme or online rehab, we are here for you.


Signs You Need Alcohol Addiction Treatment

Alcohol use disorder can include both alcohol abuse and alcohol dependence – with alcohol dependence being considered more severe than alcohol abuse.

Alcohol abuse describes a dangerous drinking pattern; including binge drinking. The NHS recommends you should drink no more than 14 units of alcohol per week across the span of three or more days.

Drinking more than this can increase the risk of alcohol addiction as well as numerous health issues. To learn more about alcohol units, check out our helpful alcohol units guide.

Alcohol abuse can be dangerous – it is responsible for hundreds of thousands of hospital admissions per year in England.

If you find yourself unable to control how much alcohol you drink, how often you drink or when you drink alcohol, it may be time to seek professional support. Some other signs you need alcohol addiction treatment include:

  • A higher tolerance to alcohol (needing to drink more units of alcohol to feel the same effect)
  • Having alcohol cravings
  • Continuing to drink alcohol despite the negative effects (e.g physical health, relationships, mental health)
  • Hiding your alcohol consumption from loved ones
  • Isolating yourself from loved ones
  • Experiencing alcohol withdrawal symptoms when you stop drinking
  • Neglecting your responsibilities to drink alcohol

Signs You Need Drug Addiction Treatment

Drug addiction can impact all areas of your life. Substance abuse can quickly turn into drug addiction – the more you abuse drugs, the higher the risk of developing an addiction.

Not only can substance abuse cause many physical health issues, but mental health issues too. It can worsen existing mental health disorders, and contribute to new mental health problems too.

Drug addiction is recognised as a chronic and relapsing brain disorder due to the way it affects your brain’s circuits. It impacts the areas in your brain responsible for reward, stress, and self-control.

We recommend that you address the issue and seek treatment for drug addiction as soon as possible. Not seeking the right treatment means these changes will persist . It’s also important to note that drug addiction can be fatal.

The signs of drug addiction can vary from person to person – and can also vary depending on the drug. However, some common signs of drug addiction include:

  • Continuing to take drugs despite the negative effects
  • Cravings drugs
  • Lying about or hiding your drug use
  • Struggling to stop taking drugs or relapsing
  • Experiencing withdrawal symptoms when you drastically lower or stop drug use
  • Taking drugs to cope with unpleasant feelings

Drug addiction can also include prescription drug addiction. If you are struggling to stop taking prescription drugs, we can help you. Contact us today to find the best prescription drug rehab for you in Scotland.

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Finding The Right Drug and Alcohol Rehab Centre in Scotland

The three stages of rehab include detoxification, therapy, and an aftercare programme. Although the three stages of treatment generally remain the same across different clinics, there are a range of treatment options out there to choose from.

Detoxification is the act of cleansing your body of the substance you are addicted to. You may experience withdrawal symptoms during this stage.

Depending on the severity of your addiction, you may benefit from a medical detox. This involves drug or alcohol detox medication to make the process easier for you.

Therapy is an integral part of the alcohol and drug addiction rehab process. Some forms of therapy include cognitive behavioural therapy/ CBT, group therapy, counselling, family therapy, interpersonal therapy, and more.

Therapy in rehab can help to:

  • Manage and prevent relapse
  • Build your confidence
  • Understand the root causes of your addiction
  • Learn more about yourself and your addiction triggers
  • Treat dual-diagnosis
  • Improve your overall mental health and well-being

Chat with our expert team today to determine the best way forward to treat alcohol and drug addiction.

Aftercare helps you along your recovery journey – providing you with support throughout the long-term recovery process.


Residential Rehab vs Outpatient Rehab in Scotland

Before you sign up for rehab in Scotland, you should have an understanding of both residential addiction treatment and outpatient treatment.

If you opt for residential rehab, you will reside in a residential rehab clinic throughout your course of rehab. Meals and accommodation will be provided as part of the overall rehab cost.

This option is often recommended for those with severe dependence. This is because it takes you out of the environment in which you developed your addiction, giving you a safe space to recover.

However, residential rehab may not be the best option for everyone. For example, those who have dependents such as children or are unable to take much time off work. This is why some people prefer outpatient rehab.

If you opt for outpatient rehab, you will reside at home but travel to the rehab clinic to attend therapy sessions and check-ins.

Outpatient rehab doesn’t disrupt your life too much, whereas residential rehab pauses your life while you recover. You may be wondering how long rehab takes – check out this helpful page to learn more.

Home Detox in Scotland

Home rehab is not suitable for everybody. This is why we have an online questionnaire, which gives us the information we need to ensure you receive the right treatment.

You may not be eligible for a home detox if you abuse alcohol beyond 30 units per day, or if you have a history of fits, seizures or epilepsy. Likewise, if you take medications that conflict with anti-addiction medications, you may not be eligible for an at-home detox.

Our home detox plan includes an initial assessment with your prescriber. This will be completed on either Skype or Facetime for your convenience.

You will be provided addiction medication to treat your alcohol withdrawal symptoms – your pharmacy can send it to your home, or you can simply pick it up at your local pharmacy in Scotland.


Online Rehab

Online therapy can be a very convenient choice, especially if you lead a busy lifestyle or live far from your nearest rehab clinic. With online therapy, you can get the help you need with just a few clicks – you don’t need to wait weeks for support.

During your first session, your online therapist will speak with you about your background and history of addiction. You’ll be encouraged to discuss your experience – and if it’s group therapy, you will chat with the group about yourself and your experiences.

The main types of therapy that can be completed online include CBT, MI (motivational interviewing), DBT (dialectical behavioural therapy), and group therapy. If online therapy appeals to you, contact us today to get the ball rolling.


Free Online Consultation at Help4Addiction

Our team of friendly experts at Help4Addiction have dedicated themselves to helping those in Scotland with drug and alcohol addictions for years.

Together, we can explore your addiction treatment options and find the right drug or alcohol treatment programme in Scotland for you.

Wherever you’re based in Scotland, whether it be Glasgow or Edinburgh, we can talk through your expectations of the addiction recovery process/ rehabilitation process and find a rehab clinic that lives up to these expectations.

Book a free online consultation with our experts at Help4Addiction today or give us a call on 020 3955 7700.

Remember that you never have to deal with addiction alone – there is help out there for you, and we will be here to support you.

About Author

Nicholas Conn

Nicholas Conn

Nicholas Conn is a leading industry addiction expert who runs the UK’s largest addiction advisory service and is regularly featured in the national press, radio and TV. He is the founder and CEO of a drug and alcohol rehab center called Help4addiction, which was founded in 2015. He has been clean himself since 2009 and has worked in the Addiction and Rehab Industry for over a decade. Nick is dedicated to helping others recover and get treatment for drug and alcohol abuse. In 2013, he released a book ‘The Thin White’ line that is available on Amazon.

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