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Are you looking for drug and alcohol rehab in Scotland? At Nova Recovery, our private clinic is the perfect place to heal the body and mind. Experienced in addiction and recovery, our friendly and professional team are always on the other end of the phone so please don’t hesitate to get in touch today.
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What is Addiction?
Addiction is a very common, but serious, health condition that is used to describe a situation when someone has no control over doing something or taking a certain substance. Most associated with drugs or alcohol, there isn’t a set reason as to why an addiction might begin but sometimes it’s a result of trauma.
Typically, addictions develop because the substance or action that the individual does makes them feel good for a period of time. Soon, individuals seek to replicate that feeling and will continue to take the substance or complete the action. This is known as the addiction cycle.
Plus, when we talk about drug or alcohol addiction, as more of the substance is consumed, tolerance will be built up which means the individual requires more of it to function. Then, if they try to stop taking it, they’ll likely experience painful and difficult withdrawal symptoms which are also when dependence has been built up.
Breaking the cycle of addiction can be very hard but, with the right support around you, it can be done. This is why an addiction recovery rehab treatment centre like Nova Recovery is often the only choice.
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What Happens During Residential Rehab
At Nova Recovery, we offer private residential drug and alcohol rehab which means that you’ll stay with us overnight while you receive your treatment. This typically lasts for 28 days. Upon arrival, you’ll begin the admissions process which is where we take a few measurements and observations and you’re also asked to complete a breath test.
Any withdrawal symptoms will be monitored and you’ll be booked in with our resident doctor for your first meeting. Here, they’ll carry out an assessment and prescribe medication to help with your withdrawal symptoms. It’s important to note that before any treatment or therapy is carried out, you’re required to complete a drug or alcohol detox.
This is when the drugs or alcohol leave your system. It’s completely normal to experience side effects but, again, you’ll be monitored, supported and prescribed medication. Once this is complete, you’re ready to start treatment. Tailored to your specific addiction, this will include a range of evidence-based therapies in group and individual settings.
Nursing is 24 hours a day and you have access to doctors, nurses, counsellors and mental health experts on-site. Once a week, we also have specialist teams who will visit for even more advanced care.
When you’re not taking part in treatment, we encourage you to take part in our well-being and holistic activities including nutrition sessions, yoga, meditation and mindfulness sessions. Staff dependent, we also allow individuals to go to the gym and daily walks and beach visits are encouraged.
For the first 14 days, we don’t allow individuals off-site without the supervision of one of our staff members. However, once this time has passed and you’ve been deemed fit, you’ll be allowed outside of the clinic for up to one hour on your own. We also offer transport to local Alcoholics Anonymous and Cocaine Anonymous meetings.
Lots of people are concerned about leaving their family and friends but we believe inpatient residential treatment offers the best chance of long-term recovery. Not only will you be surrounded by a team of experts who know what they’re doing and have your best interests at heart but you’ll be away from familiar distractions and temptations.
We also offer family therapy and sessions which not only gives individuals the support they need but ensure that loved ones know how they can be a part of recovery.
Before your time at Nova Recovery comes to an end, you’ll work with teams on aftercare and relapse prevention. You’ll also be given details of local support groups and will receive 12 months of aftercare support.
Can I Detox at Home?
Alcohol and drug detox is an essential step in recovery and lots of people want to know if they can do it at home. The answer is yes but it is more difficult, and more dangerous than completing it in a leading drug rehab centre. This is because when you detox from drugs or alcohol, it’s normal to experience side effects and withdrawal symptoms.
Cold and flu-like symptoms, stomach concerns, mood swings and even muscle aches can all make it very difficult to complete the detox. In severe cases, these can even become life-threatening.
As part of your rehab programme though, you’ll be supported by a team of medical professionals who will regularly monitor you and prescribe medication to ease the effects. This is one of the best reasons for attending a rehab centre.
What Other Help is There Once I Leave Rehab?
It’s natural to feel scared about the end of rehab. But, just know that the team at Nova Recovery will always be here for you. Our telephone line is open if you need any support and advice and weekly aftercare sessions are available too. You’ll also be given details for local support groups and a designated recovery worker will help you to stay on track in the community.
From employment and housing to peer support, your recovery worker will assess what you need and ensure that you have everything in place to aid with your long-term recovery.
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Whether you’re suffering from drug and alcohol addiction yourself or are watching a loved one go through it and don’t know what to do, the team at Nova Recovery can help.
Perhaps you have a question, want to know what treatment is available or are ready to arrange an intervention, either way, our phone line is always open. Get in touch today and take one step closer to a new future – call on 01475 303998.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is inpatient treatment like?
Inpatient residential addiction treatment is the course of treatment which we recommend for most individuals who are looking to overcome a drug addiction and/or alcohol addiction. Inpatient treatment is a very intensive form of treatment which seeks to treat your physical and mental dependence. You will receive round-the-clock medical care from the comfort of a top-quality private bedroom. We will also provide you with three home-cooked nutritious meals prepared by our kitchen staff each day.
How do I get into rehab?
Getting in touch with our admissions team is a free and easy way to start the recovery journey. Our admissions team can take you through the whole process and get an admission date sorted out quickly so you can get the addiction treatment that you need. If you are going to a private drug and alcohol rehab like Nova Recovery you will have to pay, including a deposit, so it’s important to have the available funds. The services private facility offers are sought after and places go quickly so it’s vital you secure a place.
What can I bring to rehab?
You should bring comfortable clothes, nightwear and other items like robes and slippers. There will be laundry services, so you don’t need to bring fresh clothes for every day you are there. You can also bring toiletries and beauty products. You can also bring your mobile phone and laptop if you wish to.
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