Are you or someone you know unfortunately living with alcohol addiction? In a world where heavy alcohol consumption is normalised, more and more individuals are now living through the downfalls of this norm; the cycle of addiction.

Although to many onlookers, addiction is perceived as a choice, alcoholism can affect anyone. It is in fact far from a choice, categorised as a mental and physical behavioural illness.

Many different underlying causes can fuel an alcohol addiction, making an alcohol use disorder a commonly experienced and uncontrollable condition.

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The Signs of an Alcohol Addiction

As alcohol consumption is normalised, it can be difficult to gauge when a drinking problem can start. However, without an element of control over alcohol consumption, relaxed consumption can lead to abuse, slowly followed by alcohol addiction.

Alcohol addiction is where both a physical and mental dependence on alcohol is present. This is where the inability to live life without consuming or thinking of alcohol is experienced. This may currently deviate from your reality.

However, ongoing abuse of alcohol can cause chemical reactions in the brain, slowly forming a behavioural habit; known as cravings. The mind may also heavily rely upon alcohol to cope. Here is where many individuals will develop an alcohol use disorder by placing the spotlight on alcohol for ongoing support.

Both processes can happen unknowingly. The buzz of alcohol consumption can blur the line between those side effects. Yet, as an addiction to alcohol progresses, side effects will appear. However, sometimes this can be too late when great damage has already been experienced.

With this in mind, if you’re abusing more alcohol than usual, it’s important to ask yourself:

  • Can I live through everyday life without consuming alcohol?
  • Do I feel comfortable with how much alcohol I am consuming?
  • Am I experiencing more withdrawal from alcohol than usual?
  • Do I feel more anxious or depressed, in comparison to my normal mood?
  • Have others commented on my drinking habits?
  • Do I feel like I need to drink alcohol?
  • Is alcohol controlling my life?

If you believe that alcohol has changed or impacted your life in any way, it is important that you consider the future damage you could experience if this habit continues. For the best potential to avoid the damages of addiction, considering help through alcohol rehab should be prioritised.

No matter the degree of connection you may be experiencing to alcohol, addiction treatment is available through rehab.

When should an Alcohol Rehab Programme be completed?

Treatment should be taken as soon as you admit you have a problem with yourself. Alcohol can severely cloud your judgement and overcoming this first hurdle may be prolonged or through a moment of clarity.

Many individuals believe that chronic alcohol dependence is required to experience rehab. However, this is far from the truth. For those who are experiencing mild side effects from alcohol abuse, a comprehensive alcohol rehab programme may not be suitable. Yet, there are depths of addiction treatment options, readily available to support all individuals affected by addiction.

With this in mind, if you are living with any degree of connection to alcohol, here at Nova Recovery, we can help. It is however important that you are ready to embrace the steps ahead of alcohol rehab. There’s a vast value behind completing a rehab programme.

However, this value will only be experienced if you’re truly prepared for the changes ahead. Accepting that a sober future is probable and that alcohol isn’t required to function is vital for addiction recovery.

Please be reassured that addiction recovery from alcoholism can be experienced through our rehab hospital. All we ask is that clients invest themselves in addiction treatments and the steps ahead.

Alcohol rehab options to consider through Nova Recovery in Scotland

Reach out to our team today to discuss our available alcohol rehab options here at Nova Recovery residential rehab in Scotland. Whether you favour inpatient treatment or only require a relaxed outpatient rehab programme, our leading medical expertise can assist you in making the right decision for you.

Help is available to support those suffering from alcohol abuse. Whether a mild case of abuse is present, or progressive alcohol addiction is present, through alcohol rehab, effective treatments can be completed.

Contact Nova Recovery to take the first step of addiction recovery through our alcohol rehab, acknowledged as a leading, specialist facility.

Through alcohol rehab, sobriety is probable. If you’re ready to recover and complete the most suitable treatment programme for you, we are ready to help you.

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The value behind Alcohol Rehab in Scotland

Visiting an alcohol rehab centre is highly valuable. It is the only treatment step to consider which will carry reliable and realistic recovery opportunities. Some of the key benefits of alcohol rehab include the exceptional level of medical care available, leading addiction treatments and positive environments to heal within.

Yet, the biggest value of alcohol rehab is the consistent and immediate addiction treatment you can receive, helping to promote progression. Helping to tackle both a physical and psychological connection to alcohol, this holistic approach helps to advance sustainable healing; something we are very passionate about here at Nova Recovery.

As a result of this value, if you’re looking to overcome alcoholism, visiting an alcohol rehab centre in Scotland like ours should be your next step. Here you will have a great opportunity to overcome every angle of your alcohol addiction, while also preventing future relapses.

FAQ's About Our Scotland Based Alcohol Rehab Programme

How does alcohol rehab treatment typically last for?
The length of stay we would typically recommend would be 28 days as this has proven to be the most successful timeframe for treating addiction with the least risk of a relapse occurring within 12 months after completion of the treatment.
Does Alcohol rehab have a good success rate?
The alcohol rehab treatment we provide has been used in hospitals based throughout the country and has an extremely high success rate (almost 100%) when measuring the number of individuals who have left the hospitals as fully recovered.
Would I be able to drink on special occasions after rehab?
No, we would strongly recommend that you achieve full abstinence upon leaving rehab. As just one sip of alcohol could have devastating consequences of your long term recovery.
How fast will I be able to start the treatment?
You can start the treatment within 24 hours or less if needed, just simply call up our admissions team who can start the process of getting you into alcohol rehab immediately.
Is Transport to the rehab included with the treatment?
Yes, we can arrange transport to and from alcohol rehab. Transportation is available in locations throughout Scotland as well as other areas in England and Wales.
What to expect from Rehab?
Alcohol rehab will vary for every client and what type of facility you attend. The majority of facilities available are clinics which can provide you with a moderate level of rehabilitation. Nova Recovery on the other hand are a specialist addiction programme that are NHS registered, so we have a leading team of psychiatrists, therapists and mental health nursing staff that are able to administer state of the art treatments with over 50 years of combined expertise in mental health. Rehab programmes will also  deviate from outpatient treatment and inpatient treatment. Throughout rehab, clients will complete a personalised treatment programme, made up of leading addiction treatments. Common treatments which our clients complete include cognitive behavioural therapy, an alcohol detox programme, therapy sessions for individuals and family members, and motivational therapy. Treatment programmes will also vary in time frame depending on the depth of required medical care and treatment.

John Gillen - Author - Last updated: December 19, 2023

John has travelled extensively around the world, culminating in 19 years’ experience looking at different models. He is the European pioneer of NAD+ (Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide) treatment to Europe in 2010; and recently back from the USA bringing state of the art Virtual Reality Relapse Prevention and stress reduction therapy. His passion extends to other metabolic disturbances and neurodegenerative diseases. The journey continues. In recent times, John has travelled to Russia to study and research into a new therapy photobiomudulation or systemic laser therapy working with NAD+ scientists and the very best of the medical professionals in the UK and the USA, together with Nadcell, Bionad Hospitals own select Doctors, nurses, dieticians and therapists. Johns’ passion continues to endeavour to bring to the UK and Europe new developments with NAD+ Therapy in preventive and restorative medicine and Wellness. In 2017 John Gillen was made a visiting Professor at the John Naisbitt university in Belgrade Serbia.

Dr Luqman Khan - Doctor at Nova Recovery

Dr Luqman Khan - Clinical Reviewer - Last reviewed: December 18, 2023

Dr Luqman Khan (MBchB, FRCS, MRCPsych) is a highly experienced and well-qualified psychiatrist with over ten years of experience in general psychiatry and addiction services.

He is certified by the MRCPsych and is known for his innovative approach to treating a diverse range of clients with high morbidity related to alcohol, drugs, and mental health problems.

At Nova Recovery, Dr Khan will utilise his extensive knowledge and experience to provide patients with the highest level of care and support in their journey towards recovery. He will work closely with our addiction recovery team to develop individualised treatment plans for each patient, considering their specific needs and circumstances.

He is passionate about supporting individuals in achieving their goals and objectives and is committed to working with patients to help them overcome their addiction dependency and improve their overall well-being. Utilising evidence-based practices and the latest research in addiction treatment, Dr Khan will help ensure that patients receive the most effective care possible.

As an adept communicator with excellent interpersonal skills, Dr Khan can connect with patients from all walks of life. Patients can expect to receive comprehensive and compassionate care from Dr Khan. With his expertise and guidance, they will be given the best chances of achieving long-term recovery.