Alcohol Treatment in Glasgow
Alcohol Rehab Centres In Glasgow

We have treatment centres for Alcohol Rehab in Glasgow

The Rehab Clinics Group offers a wide range of alcohol addiction treatment options at our clinics in the UK. If you’re looking for alcohol rehab in Glasgow, we can offer you a variety of places to stay and recover, all while receiving world-class treatment.

We also provide a medically assisted detoxification service for drug addictions and full rehabilitation programmes for any type of addiction.

Finding Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Glasgow

If you are looking for a rehab centre in the Glasgow area of Scotland, our closest facility is based just a short 30-minute drive away in Largs on the west coast.

This is a dedicated drug and alcohol hospital, where you will typically stay for anything from 7 to 28 days. The most severe of our patients can stay for 8 weeks but most rehab programmes are completed within a month.

What are my rehab options in Glasgow?

If you are a resident of Glasgow and are suffering from alcohol addiction or drug addiction, you have two types of treatment centres available.

You can receive treatment through various community centres as an outpatient. Alternatively, you can visit a rehab as an inpatient, one where you live in rehab for a period of time.

Treatment as an outpatient has it’s pro’s and con’s but the services are free and situated within the city.

Outpatient Drug and Alcohol Treatment

If you are seeking to get clean as an outpatient, the 1st step you should take is to contact your local GP.

Here, they can advise on what resources are available in your local neighbourhood or the wider Glasgow area. They can also give you a physical check-up and check your overall wellness.

You may not have a GP or wish to contact support services directly.

Treatment for outpatient drug and alcohol care in Glasgow is split into Three Zones and delivered through the Local Drug and Alcohol Recovery Services.

Glasgow Recovery Service Zones:
North West Glasgow
North East Glasgow
South Glasgow

You should contact the centre that is most convenient and can book an appointment to speak to an advisor. Here they will be able to speak to a councillor and discuss what services you may be eligible to receive.

Services provided by the Glasgow Local Drug and Alcohol Team include:

• Drug and Alcohol Abuse Advice
• Community Detox Programmes
• Social Issue Support
• Needle Replacements
• Opiate Replacements
• Virus Testing
• Help with Interventions
• Access to Community Groups
• Support for Parents
• Support for Children

Outpatient Service Locations

North East Alcohol Recovery Services – Westerhouse Road
Westwood House
1250 Westerhouse Road
G34 9EA
Mon-Thu 08:45-16:45; Friday 08:45-15:55
0141 276 3420


North East Alcohol Recovery Services – Springfield Road
The Newlands Centre
871 Springfield Road
G31 4HZ
Mon-Thu 08:45-16:45; Friday 08:45-15:55
0141 565 0200


North West Alcohol Recovery Services – Hecla Square
35 Hecla Avenue
G15 8NA
Mon-Thu 8.45am- 4.45pm; Friday 8.45am-3:55pm
0141 276 4330


North West Alcohol Recovery Services – Garscube Road
Woodside Health and Care Centre
891 Garscube Road
G20 7ER
Mon-Thu 08:45-16:45; Friday 08:45-15:55
0141 800 0670


South Alcohol Recovery Services – Ardlaw Street Road
Pavilion One
Rowan Business Park
5 Ardlaw Street
G51 3RX
0141 276 8740


South Alcohol Recovery Services – Sandiefield Road
Gorbals Health and Care Centre
2 Sandiefield Road
G5 9AB
Mon-Thu 08:45-16:45; Friday 08:45-15:55
0141 420 8100

Pros of Outpatient Care

As an outpatient one of the major benefits is that it is free on the point of service. This will appeal to many people who do not have access to pay for inpatient residential treatment.

Pros include:
• Free Service
• Can still go to work whilst under treatment
• Will still be at home to look after children
• You will still be around family for support
• You are free to attend as you wish

Cons of Outpatient care

We do have to weigh these benefits of outpatient treatment against its disadvantages. Whilst you may be looking to make the 1st step to get clean from your drug or alcohol addiction, you will not be removed from your current environment.

When you go home after a therapy session, you will be surrounded by the same triggers and people that may have led to your addiction issue.
Also when you go through detoxification at home, it is very easy to give up and visit the shop for alcohol or phone a friend for drugs.

In some cases your friends may even call around at your home whilst intoxicated, making an already challenging period even tougher for you.
Strict discipline is needed to go through outpatient treatment successfully, this is often achieved with the help of family and friends. But unfortunately, it is no replacement for 24-hour professional support from addiction specialists.

Con’s include:

• No 24 Hour Care
• You will be in the same environment where you developed an addiction
• Easy Access to drugs and Alcohol
• Access to Networks that may be involved in drug abuse
• No Supervised Detoxification
• Distractions in your environment and day-to-day can increase the prospect of relapse

Inpatient Treatment

Alternatively, you can look to receive treatment for a drug or alcohol addiction as an inpatient in Largs.

Here you will stay in a private residential rehab centre and receive full 24-hour support through your detoxification and intense therapy designed to help you quit your addiction in the long term.

Inpatient Pros:
• 24 Hour Support from Addiction Specialists
• Medically Assisted Detox
• Safe Environment
• No Access to Drugs or Alcohol
• New Peaceful Surroundings
• A Tailored Programme based on your needs
• Intensive Therapy
• Private Room
• Reduced Relapse Rate

Treatment as an inpatient in a rehab clinic is the best, most effective way of completing a drug or alcohol rehab programme.

But inpatient treatment will not be for everybody. When you sign up as an inpatient you are not free to come and go and you will also undertake therapy sessions every day.

Whilst this gives you the best chance of a long-term recovery, some people may find it difficult to adapt to a new regimented structure.
In addition, you will not be able to go to work during this process and will also have to leave your family for a period.

Access is available through facetime and mobile phones, but you will be restricted to family visitation and visits from friends.

Cons of inpatient treatment
• Restricted Access To Family and friends
• Can not go to work whilst an inpatient
• Costs, Private Rehabilitation is not free
• Rehabs have a structure meal times, bedtimes, therapy times
• Can not come and go

What Can I get Treatment for in Glasgow?

Our rehab centre provides support for all kinds of drug addictions. The most common addiction treated in our rehab are:

• Alcohol Addictions
• Cocaine Addictions
• Heroin Addictions
• Opioid Addiction
• Prescription Drug Addictions such as Codeine
• Crystal Meth Addictions

Drug Addictions

According to NRS, between 2017 and 2021 Glasgow had a drug death rate of 44.4 per 100’000 people. This is the second largest in Scotland as a percentage of people.

1130 people lost their lives in Scotland to drug abuse in the year 2021. Most cases of death was through drug use was through the use of benzodiazepines such as heroin and methadone.

Alcohol Addiction

Glasgow as a region also has the 2nd most alcoholics to the proportion of the population according to the National Records of Scotland.
1245 people lost their lives in Scotland to drink Dependency in the year 2021.

So whilst Glasgow came second in both charts as addicts per 100’000 of population, the greater amount of people living in Glasgow make it the area with most drug and alcohol addictions.

Drug Detox in Glasgow

When you are considering taking a detox programme in Glasgow, it is important to be aware of the prevalence of drugs in the community.
We have learnt that drugs are widespread in the Glasgow region, if you have started treatment as an outpatient you need to be aware when you get home, temptations will occur.

You may visit the local shop with stocked up with alcohol or all your friends may be going to the local pub to watch the football.
Similarly, you may be visiting or receiving visits from friends who may have drugs on them.

It is important you set some boundaries with these people whilst you undertake detox to remove as many sources of temptation as possible.

Attending a private rehab will take away all of this potential access to drugs or alcohol but unfortunately, not everybody will be able to afford a stay in private rehab.

Under the watchful eye of our mental health nurses and physicians, you will enjoy 24-hour care under full supervision.

Medically Assisted Detox

When you begin your detoxification at our centre we expect to see your body react and this will show itself through withdrawal symptoms.

Commonly referred to as cold turkey or the shakes, your body reacts to not having alcohol or a specific substance in the body and is an unpleasant process to go through.

At one of our registered rehab centres, your detox will be managed by an addiction team, carefully monitored and withdrawal managed in a controlled setting.

We are at hand to administer a range of medications to alleviate withdrawal symptoms and understand the timescales and stages you will go through.

Withdrawal Symptoms

During a detox you may experience:
• High Temperature
• Nausiness
• Shaking
• Loss of Appetite
• Depression
• Despair
• Pain
• Vomiting

In extreme cases, people can suffer from hallucinations and their body can also go into shock.

Depending on how long you have been addicted withdrawal symptoms may vary from mild symptoms to aggressive withdrawal onset.
People who have been addicted to alcohol for many years may experience delirium tremens.

This extreme withdrawal happens due to a sudden lack of alcohol and patients suffer from visual and auditory hallucinations in addition to tremors across the whole body.

It has been reported that only 5% of people will experience these extreme withdrawal symptoms. But the difference between managing these symptoms in your own home in Glasgow compared to a medical facility is stark.

These extreme withdrawal symptoms are classed as a medical emergency, one that we are experienced with treating and managing.

Cost of Rehab in Glasgow

Community services are available in Glasgow at the point of contact and are free. Private rehabilitation can cost around £3000 pounds per week.

For this, you will stay in a dedicated rehab centre under 24-hour supervision.

Private rehab is more effective than communal treatment as it is intensified and delivered in a controlled environment with 24/7 access to professional experienced addiction psychologists and mental health nurses.

Still, some people in the community may need to borrow from family members to afford the cost if they do not have the personal funds themselves to pay for the costs of rehab or private insurance.

Will the NHS pay for treatment

On occasion, your local health authority can pay for you to attend a private residential rehab centre. But this is notoriously difficult as local council budgets are usually spent in community settings for the treatment of addiction.

Mental Health and Addiction in Glasgow

According to Public Health Scotland, 92% of all drug-related hospital stays resulted in mental health or behavioural diagnosis.

Having a drug or alcohol addiction can really have a detrimental impact on your mental health. Not only can it induce issues such as anxiety, depression and hallucinations, it can also lead you to a full breakdown.

Drug-related stays in Glasgow are 354 per 100’000 of the population, again recording the second highest in the country.

Dual Diagnosis

What many people do not appreciate and something we at our rehab centre look out for in patients is a dual diagnosis.

This is where you may have a mental issue such as PTSD, Bereavement Trauma and it leads to addiction through a way of coping mechanism.
It will not be of benefit if you are treated for drug addiction, and you have not treated the underlying reasons for your addiction.

Depression for example can lead to alcoholism. Alcoholism can make your depression worse and you are left in a spiral with each disorder making the other worse simultaneously.

When we assess you on your 1st day and through your stay with us we will work to uncover any further diagnoses to better treat your addiction.
Whilst it is true that mental health issues can lead to drug abuse, drug abuse can also cause mental health problems.

Our leading psychiatrists are very well experienced at identifying dual diagnosis issues in patients and finding the right treatments and therapies to increase your long-term prospects.

Other Factors Relating to Addiction in Glasgow

Living in a bustling city such as Glasgow can bring its own challenges. Homelessness is a big problem in every major city in the UK, homeless people are more likely to turn to drink and drugs on the street as a way of coping.

Or you may be used to visiting the Glasgow club scene and took cocaine as a recreation use once or twice but developed an addiction outside of the nightclub scene.

These are common occurrences that happen in the city and are best tackled at an early stage. Cocaine addiction can lead to a person losing their job, then ending up homeless and then becoming addicted to other substances such as alcohol or opioids.

Take Action

So whilst it is of grave importance to cure yourself of any addiction, it is plain to see that alcohol and opioid misuse is the leading cause of death amongst substance abusers.

What is often prevalent in these deaths is the number of drugs in use, people can often be found with more than one drug in their system post-mortem so a drug addiction can really spiral out of control, compounded by accompanying mental health issues.

There’s no denying that there are many problem drinkers in Glasgow. Many surveys of drinking habits across the UK have seen Glasgow top the list for the sheer number of people with alcohol or drug addictions.

Because The Rehab Clinics Group is a private care provider, we don’t simply put you on a one-size-fits-all pathway. There are lots of kinds of addiction treatment, and unfortunately, the NHS often has very limited options.

Not only are there often long waiting lists, but you may also have to complete one type of therapy before they’ll try something else, which can mean recovery is slow. One of the advantages of residential treatment is that it’s relatively short and intensive, and combines many types of treatment options.