Drug and alcohol addiction can be a massive burden and have a negative effect on your own or a loved one’s life. Start treatment for substance abuse with Nova Recovery – contact our admissions team for advice or a referral on 01475 303998.

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Do you need help with a drug or alcohol addiction in Scotland? Are you looking for some advice for a friend or family member? At Nova Recovery, we offer addiction recovery treatment for alcohol dependency, drug addiction and co-occurring stress-related mental health illnesses – we’re here for you.


Do I Need to Go to Rehab?

Addiction is a serious health condition that has lasting physical and mental effects. It can be very difficult to walk away from it, on your own, and often requires professional medical help at alcohol rehab.

What’s more, if you’re asking yourself this question then it pays to look at the reasons why. If anything has made you question your own behaviour or a loved one’s, then the team at Nova Recovery is here to help. Other signs that you could benefit from professional help or rehab include:

  • Having the inability to stop taking drugs or drinking alcohol
  • Going to extreme lengths to get the drugs and alcohol
  • Continuing to use it despite the negative effects it’s having on your health and wider life
  • Requiring higher doses in order to function or experience the desired effects
  • Experiencing side effects and withdrawal symptoms without the substances

Asking for help is a huge step and it can take individuals a long time to get there. This is because they either feel embarrassed or scared or don’t realise that they are showing signs of addiction. Admitting that you have a problem with drugs or alcohol, and recognising that you need help is the first step towards recovery though.


Benefits of Rehab

You might have already tried to stop taking drugs and alcohol in the outside world. If so, it’s likely that you experienced withdrawal symptoms such as sickness, stomach issues and flu-like symptoms.

This is completely normal and is part of the drug and alcohol detox process as the drug and alcohol leave your body. These side effects can be very painful however and they can even become dangerous which makes trying to quit drugs and alcohol very difficult. When you go to rehab, however, you’ll be supported through a detox process.

During this time, medical professionals will monitor you to ensure that you’re coping – physically and mentally – and they can also prescribe medication to help ease symptoms. This makes it the safest way to detox and it’s more likely that individuals will complete the entire alcohol and drug detox process – which is essential for long-term recovery.

That’s not the only benefit of going to rehab though. At an inpatient rehab facility like Nova Recovery, you’ll have access to 24/7 support as well as evidence-based treatment, leading facilities and state-of-the-art accommodation.

Lots of people are concerned about going to an inpatient facility, and being away from home and their loved ones, but this is completely normal. What’s more, there are suggestions that inpatient rehab offers a higher chance of recovery in the long-term.

This is because as an inpatient, you’d be required to stay at the rehab facility overnight and for the full duration of your treatment. Away from familiar temptations and any bad influences, you can focus on getting better. You’d also have a private room of your own and a range of extracurricular activities are there to help you to create new and healthier hobbies. Going to rehab can feel like a big step but often it’s the only choice if you really want to get your life back on track.


What are the Other Treatments for Addiction?

Every rehab facility will have its own treatments and therapies which is why it’s so important to do your own research to find one that suits you best. Typically, addiction recovery programmes use a combination of behavioural therapy, counselling, talking sessions, creative therapy and psychological therapy as well as wellbeing and holistic advice. Friends and family are also encouraged to visit to not only give you the necessary support but to allow them to be a part of your journey.

While at alcohol or drug rehab, you’ll work with teams to treat the physical addiction and understand your emotional triggers. You’ll learn how to recognise unhealthy behaviour and be guided to come up with better coping mechanisms. Plus, aftercare and relapse prevention advice will ensure that you have all the tools and resources needed to stay strong when you do leave rehab.

You’ll also be given details of local support groups in your community such as Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous, and you’ll be enrolled on a community programme which will provide regular support and advice groups. Recovery isn’t a straight road but everyone at Nova Recovery has your best interests at heart. What’s more, we’ve helped so many people to start living their life again and the future could be closer than you think.


We are Here to Help

Addiction takes its toll on so many people – the individual struggling with addiction, their family, friends and even their employer. For this reason, we’re here to help everyone affected by drug and alcohol abuse, as well as associated mental health concerns.

For those who are watching a loved one suffer, our helpline is always open for you to ask questions, relieve some stress and worry, or even initiate a referral or intervention – call on 01475 303998.

If you’re going through addiction yourself, then Nova Recovery is here for you too. Our team are all experienced in addiction and recovery and we’ve helped so many people to recover, long-term, and start living the life they’ve always wanted. Whether you have a question, want to know what treatment in Scotland looks like or are ready to start the admissions process, our message and phone line are here for you.

By taking the first step today, you’ll be closer to recovery tomorrow. Contact us today.


Frequently Asked Questions

How do I begin my recovery?

Beginning your journey of recovery will often start simply by admitting to yourself that you have a problem with addiction and that you need professional help. Once you have made the realisation that professional addiction treatment will get you back to living the life that you want to live then all you need to do is reach out to us here at Nova Recovery. By making contact with us, we can start to work out the best treatment plan for you and get you on your way to a life of sobriety.

What happens during Detoxification?

Detoxification at Nova Recovery happens in stages. You will be evaluated to decide the severity of your addiction and your mental and physical state. With this information, a detox plan will be devised. Stabilisation is next when the harmful toxins are removed from the body. Medication is administered to help you through the withdrawal, helping your body and mind stabilise. After that you can move on to additional addiction treatments, focusing on psychological intervention.

What is life like after rehab?

The truth is that life after rehab can be hard—especially the first year. Many relapses that occur happen within the first year out of drug and alcohol treatment, as some people think they can deal with returning to old environments and confronting addiction triggers regularly. Because of this, we offer a free 12-month aftercare package to help those just out of rehab. Life after rehab can be fulfilling and clearer without the constant worry of relapse hanging over. That worry might always be there, but with our help and others around, former addicts can learn to deal with the struggle and revitalise their life.