We have treatment centres for drug and alcohol rehab in Inverlochy
Some will drink less but others will drink far more, of course. Problem drinking, including full-blown alcohol addiction, are all too common and, while statistics on illicit drugs are harder to come by, drug addiction is also a serious problem across Scotland and the whole of the UK.
If you’re experiencing these issues, or are worried about a loved one that is, evidence-based residential addiction treatment could provide the best chance of making a full and long-lasting recovery.
Drug and alcohol addiction treatment options in Inverlochy
Any drug or alcohol treatment programme needs to deal with both the physical and psychological dependency that the addict is experiencing, along with the root causes, behaviours and patterns of thinking related to their substance misuse. The first part is done through a drug or alcohol detox, during which you metabolise the toxic elements of drugs or alcohol already in your system. The second part is typically done through a range of different therapies.
Drug and alcohol addiction treatments can be delivered on an outpatient or community basis. This is overwhelmingly the format offered through the NHS, but it does have limitations. You will be required to attend appointments and sessions at clinics and other venues, which can be challenging in itself when you are in the grip of addiction.
You may be surrounded by the same people, places and situations associated with your drinking and drug use as well as the pressures of your everyday life, which can make it even more difficult to stay clean. You may also have to go through detox with minimal help.
At a residential rehabilitation centre, you will be in a controlled environment where you can really focus on your recovery, away from all those triggers. You can go through a medically supervised detox and participate in a wide range of evidence-based treatments aimed at treating your addiction holistically. Outpatient treatment is the right choice for some but inpatient drug rehab is a more effective way of treating serious addiction problems.
What happens during inpatient rehab?
Some people attend residential rehab having not drank or taken drugs for a while but for most, the process begins with a period of detoxification. This is the point at which you essentially get clean or sober up, processing the drugs and alcohol out of your system.
This will be followed by a range of therapies and other treatments that aim to help you explore the root causes of the addiction and equip you with the tools and knowledge you need to avoid relapsing once you leave. Our therapies use the best evidence-led approaches developed through decades of research and practical experience. Some stays in rehab will also incorporate mental health treatments, as mental health issues can have an impact on substance misuse and vice versa.
There will be the opportunity to engage in social activities with people going through similar recovery journeys, which could include activities such as group walks, team games and quiz nights. Finally, the rehabilitation programme will be followed by a comprehensive aftercare plan as you adjust to a new life free from drugs and alcohol.
Medically assisted detox in rehab
Long-term substance misuse can have a lasting effect on your brain and body as they build up a tolerance and come to rely on the chemicals from the drugs or alcohol being present. Suddenly stopping or drastically reducing the chemicals in your system can result in a range of different withdrawal symptoms depending on the substance and other factors.
The detoxification process is never pleasant and in some cases it can be dangerous. Withdrawal from opioids and alcohol can have very severe physical symptoms and in rare cases can even be fatal. Other types of drug detox have their own challenges and it is always best to undertake this process with the type of support and medical supervision available in a rehab clinic. Prescription medications can also be given where appropriate, to help you through the process and alleviate some of the withdrawal symptoms.
What are the therapy options in rehab?
A holistic drug and alcohol rehab programme will also have a range of treatment options including extensive therapy sessions to help you explore your behaviours and thinking patterns as they relate to your substance misuse. Our therapies include evidence-based psychological therapies such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing, group therapy and trauma & abuse counselling.
We also have access to some less common techniques such as Satori Chair therapy and Low Level Laser therapy, as well as well-being therapies such as acupuncture, sleep and relaxation therapy, mindfulness and art, music and drama therapies.
The overall goal is to combine advice, education and guidance with structured therapies for your mind, body and soul – helping you understand your addiction and ultimately deal with it.
Relapse prevention and aftercare
Finishing a rehab programme will give you the tools you need to stay clean and sober, but it is not the end of your journey to recovery. You are likely to experience cravings at times and relapse remains a danger. A good aftercare plan can provide you with vital support when you need it and have a real benefit in terms of relapse prevention.
Find help for your addiction
If you decide that drug or alcohol rehab is the right path for you, we can help you to find the right rehab in Inverlochy or further afield. Sometimes the nearest treatment is not the best choice, but we have a great deal of experience in matching the right person with the right place for their individual requirements.
Contact us today for confidential advice or to start the admissions process rolling.
What are the best treatment options for addiction?Detoxification, rehabilitation, one-to-one therapy and group therapy are among the best treatment options for addiction. Although these treatments are advantageous and help many overcome their struggles with substances, it is important to remember that each addiction is different. Considering this, the treatments that may be best for one person may not be suitable for another. As a result, at Rehab Clinics Group, we conduct thorough pre-admission screenings and clinical assessments to ensure appropriate treatment is offered to each person who contacts us for treatment.
What happens after I finish rehab?The issue of relapse prevention is very important. Hopefully, you will leave rehab with the tools, knowledge and motivation you need to stay clean and sober going forward but it is always a challenge, particularly during the first couple of months. At Rehab Clinic Groups we can offer a complementary aftercare plan for the first 12 months, which can help keep you focused and motivated, as well as providing vital support when you need it.
How do I begin to seek treatment?A simple way to begin the journey to recovery is to contact one of our team at Rehab Clinics Group. You can either ring us at 03301 596 494 or text HELP to 83222 to get in touch with someone. If you are not able to speak on the phone for whatever reason you can fill out the contact form on our website and we’ll find a way to get back to you. Reaching out is the best step to getting the help you need, and one that you shouldn’t delay if you don’t have to.