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Drug and Alcohol Rehab Centres in Aberdeen

We have treatment centres for Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Aberdeen

Drug and Alcohol Rehab Treatment in Aberdeen

If you’re looking for drug and alcohol rehab in Aberdeen then the Rehab Clinics Group can help.

We have clinics across the UK, as well as one in Spain, giving you a choice of places to recover, and whichever one you choose, you can be sure of the highest levels of care and world-class treatment.

Many people with addictions aren’t sure whether they need help with their drug or alcohol issues, or whether they even want to change. However, if you have decided that you want to overcome your addiction, then we’ll do all we can to help, with fast admission and a range of treatment packages to suit you.

Accessing an Aberdeen Rehab Clinic

The first step towards getting into treatment is to give us a call. The team at the Rehab Clinics Group can discuss your specific needs and help you decide whether this kind of rehab treatment might be right for you.

We can then talk about which of our rehabilitation clinics might suit you. Those who live in Aberdeen often choose a clinic in Scotland or the North West of England, such as the Nova Recovery on the west coast of Scotland or Ocean Recovery Centre in Blackpool.

Some people also choose to travel further away from home and focus on their recovery in a new environment.


Upon arriving at one of our clinics, you’ll go through a full assessment of your physical and mental health so we can decide on the best options for your treatment.

The admissions process will involve us learning how long you have been addicted to drugs or alcohol. The longer you have been addicted the more challenging you detoxification may be, although this can vary from person to person.

We will need to learn about any current medications you take and also your general physical and psychological health.

In addition, we will get to know you and your mental state. Addiction can also interrupt your general thought processes and it is often accompanied by a mental health disorder.

You could be depressed or suffering from PTSD for example and not realise this is a contributing factor to your addiction.

We will discover any underlying mental health issues and incorporate them into our treatment plan which we will start to develop through our initial assessment.


You will then start your detox, which we understand is a daunting process, but rest assured, you’ll get all the support you need in a supervised controlled setting.

If you live in Aberdeen and are looking to get clean from addiction, attending a dedicated rehab centre is the safest way to get through a detoxification process.

Here you can be prescribed medication to ease the worst of your withdrawal symptoms, meaning you’re less likely to quit halfway through.

Such is the challenge when detoxing at home many people do not have the right support and quit halfway through. This can also deter people from future attempts to stop using a drug or quit drinking alcohol.

Under full 24-hour observation, we have the right support medically and through our personnel to help with the mental side of detoxification.

We have successfully helped people detox from drugs such as:

  • Alcohol
  • Heroin
  • Cocaine
  • Cannabis
  • Crystal Meth
  • Prescription Drugs
  • Amphetamines


Once you’ve detoxed, you can work through the rest of your addiction rehab programme with a clear head and a new determination.


A crucial aspect of rehab is therapy. It is often the case people go through the detoxification process and think that they are free from addiction.

But they are still very suspectable of relapse unless they have been through a therapeutic process.

Here you will learn about your addiction and how to combat future urges to revisit the drug.

You will also learn how to open up about your addiction and the root causes. By understanding how your mind works and being able to discuss the challenges you face, you will be in a better place to combat urges in the future.

You will be put through various therapy courses dependent on your addiction and mental health. You may benefit from CBT therapy or Group Therapy. As each case is different, a tailored plan will be put in place to maximise the chances of a full post-rehab recovery.

You may undertake therapy courses such as:

  • CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
  • Group Therapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Satori Chair Therapy
  • Self Help Therapy
  • REBT (Rational Emotional Behavioural Therapy)
  • Contingency Management
  • 12 Step Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy

Staying in a rehab clinic means you can go through an intensive programme in just 28 days, so just a month out of your life could help you turn things around.

Shorter stays are available from 7 days but depending on how deep-rooted your addiction is, longer stays in rehab may be necessary.

We combine holistic therapies, workshops and much more to give you the tools you need for long-term success.

How Soon Can I Get Help?

We understand that when people are searching for drug and alcohol rehab in Aberdeen, they’re often feeling desperate and simply want to get on a rehab programme.

Unfortunately, the NHS will rarely be able to help them straight away, meaning they may face a long wait. This is worse in areas such as Aberdeen, where there are a large number of alcoholics and drug-addicted people.

At the Rehab Clinics Group, we understand the importance of getting help as soon as possible. It can avoid your addiction from worsening and means you can start to get your life on track.

When you get in touch with us, if you decide to go ahead with treatment, we can get you into drug or alcohol rehab in as little as 48 hours, so you don’t have to wait any longer.

We can even arrange transport if needed, whether it’s a car to pick you up, or flights from Aberdeen International Airport, you don’t need to worry about how to get to our clinics.

Our team at the Rehab Clinics Group often hear from friends and family members of those with addictions who want to get help for their loved one. If someone you love needs help, then the Rehab Clinics Group can offer treatment for drug and alcohol addiction in a homely environment where you can be sure they are well looked after.

However, we can’t force anyone into rehab, and it only works if they’re willing to change, but we can help with options such as staging an intervention to hopefully help them see that they need rehab.


Getting Treatment For Drugs Or Alcohol In Aberdeen

According to the National Records of Scotland, Aberdeen has an average mortality rate for alcohol addiction and a higher than average mortality rate for drug abuse in comparison to the rest of Scotland.

When you decide to seek treatment you have 2 options. You can seek local support through your General Practitioner or you can stay in a private rehab centre that we provide.

Local Resources

You can book an appointment with your local GP to discuss your drug addiction. If you are looking on behalf of a friend or relative you will need to persuade them to take this step if you are looking to help them out.

General Practitioners in Aberdeen:

From here you GP will be able to advise what local support is available in the community. These could range from local centres and support groups.

These can be helpful but the chances of being referred to a private rehab are slim due to funding.

Addiction can be overcome in the local community but it does bring its own challenges.

You will be in the same environment, and find old habits are hard to kick in the same environment.

You may be part of a social group that regularly consumes drugs or alcohol. If for example, you are trying to quit a cocaine addiction, it is very easy for a friend to arrive with some cocaine on him.

This can put you in a bad situation and also interfere with your efforts to get clean.

Or maybe you are trying to quit an alcohol dependence but your partner is consuming alcohol, or every time you go to the local store you find the temptation to purchase more alcohol too tempting to overcome. By placing yourself in a dedicated alcohol rehab centre, you are removing these environmental temptations.

These temptations can also be really difficult to get through, especially as you try to navigate through the detox stage of your rehabilitation.

This is best achieved with a support structure in place around you. Granted, detoxification can be a dangerous time as your body reacts to the shock of withdrawal.

If your addiction is deep rooted and you have been addicted for many years, a supervised detox may actually not only be a preferred option but actually a necessary option.

This is all part of the difficulty in being treated as an outpatient in the community. Whilst it does have it’s advantages, it also has serious drawbacks.

The main benefits of community rehabilitation are that it is free. The treatment may not be the best, but everybody is eligible for some support through the health system and supportive organisations.

If your addiction is mild, you may also be able to hold your day job without having to take time away from work.

You could look to visit community therapy groups out of work hours or just take a few days off work spread out over a couple of weeks.

Inpatient Treatment

If you wish to stay in rehab and undertake a supervised drug or alcohol detox and personalised therapy, you will need to move out of Aberdeen for a period of time.

Our closest rehab centre is based in Largs on the west coast of Scotland.

We will pick you up if you can not make your own way to the rehab clinic and once here you will begin detoxification straight away after your initial assessment.

Although this is not based in Aberdeen, removing yourself from your usual environment is a factor that will help you over the next few days.

You will be given a private room and be fully monitored through the detox and will receive medical assistance when necessary, through the form of know addiction withdrawal medications.

You will be fully catered for in private rehab, the facility is all-inclusive and your privacy will be ensured.

After detox, you will get to know the therapists in a one-on-one setting. This approach also helps us as when people receive care in the community, they often find they have to work with different therapists.

This does not help to build a bond, you may find yourself having to cover old ground with different therapists.

At a dedicated rehab, the therapy is intensive each day and condensed into a few weeks before you leave the clinic.

You will build bonds with the therapists and earn your trust through their experience and ability to help you overcome an addiction.

You could have completed as much therapy one week of residential rehab compared to many months of community-based therapy and treatment.

So yes, private rehab is more intensive and will give you the best chance of making a long-term recovery, but unfortunately, it is not free.

Outpatient Treatment

Outpatient treatment is when you complete detox at home as an outpatient as opposed to staying in a residential rehab.

Your recovery journey is indeed different as an outpatient and can also be more challenging as you are not removed from your current environment.

You will attend a drug and addiction treatment centre during the day for therapy or medications. These drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs can vary in effectiveness and are often administered by local charities and services.

Benefits of Outpatient Treatment

You are free to move about as usual and go to work if you hold a job whilst undertaking treatment for a drug and alcohol addiction.

Some people do not like the thought of a structured treatment programme as they follow strict guidelines and routines. Your day will be highly structured with meal times and therapy sessions all planned out in advance.

Disadvantages of Outpatient Treatment

Addiction recovery can be achieved as an outpatient but you will face additional challenges.

Being free to go about your day-to-day business will bring further temptations. You could live by a local shop that sells alcohol for example, not ideal if you are attempting an alcohol addiction recovery.

Similarly, you may be trying to stop a substance abuse condition and your friends are still abusing drugs whilst you are trying to stop.

You may find the detox processs a lot tougher as you will not have access to 24 hour support and a wider range of treatment options to help you through detox.

If you are struggling with a drug and alcohol addiction and have a deep rooted psychological dependence, you could need the 24/7 support a residential rehab provides to effectively overcome your addiction..

Alcohol Rehab

We treat your alcohol addiction at one of our private residential rehab centres. When you enrol on our alcohol rehab programme you will be put through an alcohol detox under medical supervision.

After years of heavy alcohol consumption, we have to carefully monitor you through the detox process and keep a handle on your withdrawal symptoms and physical condition.

A dedicated alcohol treatment centre is the best place to go through alcohol rehabilitation as you receive the correct professional support from trained professionals.

Drug Rehab

Drug addiction treatment is also best administered in residential rehab. You will undertake a range of evidence based addiction treatments depending on what drug you are addicted to.

We run treatment programmes for:

  • Cocaine
  • Heroin
  • Alcohol
  • Cannabis
  • Crystal Meth
  • Prescription Drugs

When attending a drug rehab you will follow the same process as if you are going through an alcohol rehab process.

You will go through a medically assisted detox to rid your body of the drug and then complete a range of therapy courses.

These are crucial steps in helping you to make a full addiction recovery.

Cost Of Rehab In Aberdeen

Getting community support treatment in Aberdeen will cost you nothing. You can access free support groups and you local GP should be able to point you in the direction of charities and local resources to help.

To stay in a dedicated private rehab you will need to pay anywhere from £3000 for a week to £10’000 for a full 28-day programme.

Of course, we understand that not everybody is in a financial position to afford private rehab, especially since all their money has been spent facilitating addiction.

People often lend the help of their family in accessing private rehab and lots of insurance companies will also cover the cost of your visit to rehab.

Sometimes people may also take out a loan in order to pay for rehabilitation and pay it off over a period of time.


Is Private Rehab Worth It?

The costs involved in private rehab can pay dividends for your future. A future free from alcohol and drug conditions will help you regain your place in society and work for a better life, not only for yourself but also for your family members.

Being addicted to a substance brings major health problems over the long term. The chances of premature death are greatly advanced and the chances of picking up liver disease, cancer and diseases is increased.

You are also at risk of seriously impacting your relationships with friends and family, you could also end up in trouble facilitating your drug habit.

Many addicts do spend time in prison after breaking the law whilst under the influence and not acting as they normally would, or by simply committing crimes to feed their habit.

Drug addiction can also be an expensive habit. When you consider the amount of money spent over the course of an addiction, it is often cheaper to pay for rehab over the long term than to continue with an addiction.

So, rehab is worth the cost, for yourself or for your family member. In fact, rehab is crucial for some people.


What Happens After Drug And Alcohol Rehab In Aberdeen?

When you’re looking for a rehab clinic in Aberdeen, it can be difficult to imagine being off drugs or alcohol even for a few days, yet alone the rest of your life, so you may wonder what’ll happen once you leave your rehab programme.

Many people do struggle after rehab and this is why therapy undertaken is a key part of relapse prevention. We understand recovering addicts need extra support after they have completed residential treatment.

That’s why we focus on aftercare, so if you complete 28 days at any of our clinics, you get 12 months of free support group sessions. These help you stay on track and keep in touch with others who went through rehab at the same time.

It’s also important to find local support, so we can help you find a centre in Aberdeen that has programmes such as Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous, which can help with long-term recovery.

In addition to our support, we will help introduce you to these sessions in your local area and keep in touch regarding the progress you are making outside of rehab.

These 12 step programmes can keep you away from drugs or alcohol, so if you are tempted to relapse, then there’s always somewhere to go. The first year after rehab is when you’re most likely to relapse, but if you follow our aftercare programme, then you stand a very good chance of staying away from drugs or alcohol in the long term, so you can begin rebuilding your life free of drugs.

When you’re looking for drug and alcohol rehab in Aberdeen, call the team at the Rehab Clinics Group to find out more about your treatment options. You can simply call us on 0800 470 0382 or text HELP to 83222 for more information.