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Addiction can quickly take over your life – not only can it impact your physical health and mental health, but it can impact your finances, career, and relationships, and have lasting effects on those around you too.

If you think you may have an alcohol or drug addiction, we can help you to find the right drug or alcohol rehab in Glasgow.

We understand one size does not fit all when it comes to rehab, and we understand the importance of making an informed decision. After all, rehab treatment can save your life.

Read on to learn all about drug and alcohol rehab in Glasgow, as well as the ins and outs of drug and alcohol addiction.

What Is Alcohol Addiction?

Alcohol addiction can be debilitating – not only can it impact your life, career, and relationships – but can also impact your physical and mental health.

Alcohol use is a causal factor in more than 60 medical conditions and has been linked to illnesses such as cancer and organ damage.

If you think you are dependent on alcohol – for example, if you experience alcohol withdrawal symptoms when you stop drinking, or you feel as though alcohol is taking over your life, you may wish to consider alcohol rehab – including an alcohol detox.

We can find the right alcohol rehab in Glasgow for you and your circumstances – scroll down to ‘Finding The Right Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Glasgow’ to learn more.

What Is Drug Addiction?

Drug addiction, much like alcohol addiction, is a chronic and relapsing brain disorder. It can have an impact on not only your physical health but your mental health too.

This is because drug addiction impacts your brain’s circuits which affect stress, reward, and self-control. Drug addiction can have long-lasting effects, even after getting sober. These effects can be fatal.

However, seeking treatment is the best thing you can do. We can find the right drug rehab for you – so contact our team to learn more about drug rehab in Glasgow.

Read on to learn more about the different types of drug addiction, including cannabis addiction, cocaine addiction, amphetamine addiction, heroin addiction, opiate addiction, ketamine addiction, and prescription drug addiction.

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Cannabis Addiction Glasgow

Cannabis is often overlooked as an addictive drug and is the most commonly used drug in the UK, followed by cocaine.

Although it may not be considered a physically addictive substance, taking cannabis for a long period can lead to you developing cannabis use disorder, and experiencing cannabis withdrawal syndrome when you stop taking it.

If you think you have a cannabis addiction, we can source the right cannabis rehab in Glasgow for you. Contact us today, or scroll to the bottom of the page to learn more.

Cocaine Addiction Glasgow

f you feel as though cocaine is taking over your life, or that you can’t function without cocaine, then you likely have a cocaine addiction. Cocaine impacts your dopamine system, which is a key cause of addiction.

Frequent substance abuse/ cocaine abuse can quickly lead to you developing physical and psychological dependence. You may experience cocaine withdrawal symptoms when you stop taking it or struggle to function without it.

Contact our friendly support team today to discuss your cocaine rehab options – whether it be a cocaine detox or a larger rehab plan.

Amphetamine Addiction Glasgow

Amphetamines can be both illicit and prescription. This type of drug works by impacting your central nervous system and increasing certain activity in your brain, leaving you feeling focused and confident.

Even if you are prescribed amphetamines, it’s possible to develop an addiction to amphetamines. Illicit amphetamines such as speed can have similar effects to prescription amphetamines, and both can be as addictive as one another.

If you think you are addicted to amphetamines, then you may consider amphetamine rehab. This is something we can help with – we can find the right amphetamine rehab in Glasgow for you today.

Opioid Addiction Glasgow

Opioids, both ‘street opioids’ such as heroin and prescription opioids such as codeine, fentanyl, tramadol, and morphine, are highly addictive. Just because a drug is prescribed, doesn’t mean that it is 100% safe – and it’s possible to develop a dependence on prescription opioids with long-term use.

Heroin and opioid addiction can be difficult to overcome, and withdrawing from opioids can be tough due to opioid withdrawal symptoms. We recommend a medical opioid detox as part of a larger rehab plan. Contact us today to find the right opioid rehab in Glasgow for you.

Ketamine Addiction Glasgow

Ketamine is a dissociative anaesthetic used in medical fields as well as the veterinary field. It is a controlled substance in the UK – however, it is frequently used (illicitly) as a recreational drug.

Despite there being lacking evidence of people developing a physical dependence on the drug, it is possible to develop a psychological addiction over time as ketamine is a habit-forming drug.

If you have a ketamine addiction and need a helping hand in overcoming the addiction, contact our team at Help4Addiction to source a ketamine rehab in Glasgow for you.

Prescription Drug Addiction Glasgow

Although you can develop a dependence on prescription medication despite following the doctor’s instructions, abusing prescription drugs can quickly lead to you developing a tolerance to the drug – and ultimately, a physical dependence.

Prescription drug abuse can include taking more of the drug than prescribed, taking the drugs more frequently, or mixing your prescription drug with other drugs or alcohol.

This can also include taking prescription medication to feel ‘high’. Ultimately, prescription drug abuse involves taking your medication in any way other than prescribed.

Contact us today to overcome your prescription drug addiction – whether it be oxycodone, fentanyl, valium, benzodiazepines or more. We can source the best prescription drug rehab in Glasgow that meets your needs.

What Does Drug and Alcohol Addiction Treatment Entail?

Addiction treatments can vary from clinic to clinic – different drug and alcohol rehabilitation centres will have different facilities, resources and processes.

However, drug and alcohol rehab generally follows three core stages; detoxification, therapy, and aftercare. Read on to learn what to expect from drug and alcohol rehab in Glasgow.

Drug and Alcohol Detox: Rehab Glasgow

The first stage of addiction treatment is detoxification – the act of cleansing your body of the substance you are addicted to. This means that during a drug or alcohol detox, you will have no access to the substance.

You may be wondering whether it’s possible to detox from home – well, in short, yes – it is, however, we usually recommend you detox with the assistance of medical professionals. This is especially the case if you have severe dependence.

This is because withdrawal symptoms can be unpleasant. During a drug or alcohol detox, you may be given detox medication to streamline the process.

Detoxification is best completed as part of a larger treatment plan involving therapy and secondary treatment. This is because detoxification doesn’t address the psychological and social aspects of addiction, only the physical.

Drug and Alcohol Therapy: Rehab Glasgow

Once you have completed the drug and alcohol detox process, you may proceed to addiction therapy treatment. If you have existing mental health problems, this stage can provide effective dual-diagnosis treatment.

However, therapy can help anybody with addiction. It can help you to understand yourself and your addiction, and teach you valuable coping strategies that can ultimately help you to remain sober and prevent relapse – and manage relapse in the instance that it occurs.

There is a range of therapy options available in rehab treatment – and one size does not fit all. For example, you may have access to cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), group therapy, counselling with a qualified counsellor, and many more.

Secondary Treatment: Rehab Glasgow

Upon leaving the rehab gates, you may worry about having a relapse – and the transition from rehab to everyday life can be challenging. This is why we can source secondary treatment for you.

Secondary treatment, also known as aftercare, aims at providing you support throughout your recovery journey. This ongoing support can include counselling, therapy, telephone support, online support, and support groups (e.g Alcoholics Anonymous).

Finding The Right Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Glasgow

Our friendly team at Help4Addiction understands the impact alcohol and drug addiction can have on a person’s life – which is why we dedicate ourselves to helping people overcome addiction by sourcing quality drug and alcohol rehab options.

If you are looking for effective addiction treatment in Glasgow, speak to our team to discuss your treatment options. Whether you’re looking for outpatient treatment or inpatient treatment, we can find the right rehab in Glasgow for you.

Residential rehab/residential treatment is often recommended if you have a severe addiction – and is typically provided in the form of private rehab. However, we can discuss the NHS rehaboptions available for you, too.

Nobody should deal with drug or alcohol addiction alone – we are here to help. Let us find you the right rehab centre for you today, and begin your sober journey.

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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