Drug and alcohol addiction can be a blight on individuals, families, communities and whole societies. The Scottish Government says that the country has had “a troubled relationship with both alcohol and drug use”, adding that: “Since the 1980s, we have seen substantially increased alcohol consumption, and consequently, high levels of alcohol-related harm. We also remain extremely concerned by the continued rise in drug-related harm.”1
These harms can take many forms, from short-term effects such as alcohol and drug poisoning, increased risks of accident and violence to long-term physical and mental health issues. Alcohol alone is linked to many serious health conditions, including several forms of cancer, stroke, high blood pressure, liver disease, depression and dementia.
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Getting help for drug and alcohol addiction in Doune
As well as the physical and mental health issues, addiction and substance misuse can tear families and relationships apart. It can affect your work, education, social life and almost every other aspect of your life. The way addiction affects your brain and the way you process pleasure and reward can see the joy leeched out of other activities you used to enjoy.
It can be difficult to admit you have a problem but once you do it may feel like a large weight has been lifted. Beating an addiction will still be tough but drug and alcohol rehab in Doune can certainly give you the best possible chance of making a long-term recovery, with expert support, the best facilities and evidence-based treatment services all firmly in your corner.
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Are you suffering from drug and/or alcohol addiction and need help? If so, Nova Recovery are leading UK based experts in Private Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Treatment. Find out how we can help by getting in touch with our friendly team today.
What are the addiction treatment options in Doune?
If you are looking for alcohol and drug rehab in Scotland there are a number of options open to you. You might decide to seek help through the NHS or you might decide that residential addiction treatment is the way to go. Any sort of addiction treatment is beneficial but there are definitely some major benefits to residential rehab in Doune or elsewhere in Scotland.
Why choose inpatient rehab?
At a private drug and alcohol rehab clinic, you will stay on the premises while undergoing your treatment programme. This will be individually tailored to suit your own needs and requirements, with a plan drawn up based on pre-admission interviews and health checks. You will have access to round the clock care, including a medically supervised drug and alcohol detox.
You will be in a safe, secure and completely non-judgemental environment away from the people and places associated with your usual drinking and drug use. You will take part in a structured programme of treatments and therapies that can be delivered in a much shorter timeframe than an outpatient treatment programme.
Outpatient rehab can certainly be valuable, especially for people with less severe substance misuse problems but is generally less suitable for serious addictions. You will be expected to attend treatment and therapy sessions that could be at a variety of clinics and other locations. You will be surrounded by the usual triggers, temptations and stresses and may have to get through detox with minimal supervision and support.
Dealing with the detoxification process
The detoxification process refers to the period during which you metabolise the drugs and alcohol already in your system, as well as the immediate aftermath. This can be very challenging as you will experience intense cravings and may also suffer from a range of withdrawal symptoms.
These can vary depending on the type of drug involved and a number of other factors such as the heaviness and length of usage. Physical withdrawal symptoms can include tremors, shivers, cramps, nausea, headaches and even seizures. Psychological effects could include depression, extreme anxiety, paranoia and hallucinations.
Withdrawal from a substance you have misused for a long time is always unpleasant and can often be dangerous, so it is always advisable to undergo drug detox in a safe and supervised environment like a rehab or dedicated detox clinic.
Therapy options and addiction treatment
Beyond drug and alcohol detox, you will also be encouraged to explore the root causes of your addiction and to change the ways you think and behave regarding drugs and alcohol. There are a number of techniques that can be beneficial, including group therapy, one to one counselling and complementary therapies such as meditation and mindfulness.
At Nova Recovery we believe in a holistic approach to addiction treatment, with a clinically led recovery model underpinned by cognitive behavioural therapy or CBT. We also treat a wide range of mental health issues and there is often a complex relationship between mental health, addiction and substance misuse. The process of treating co-existing mental health conditions and addictions is often known as dual diagnosis treatment.
Aftercare and relapse prevention
A key part of any rehab programme is preparing you for the day you leave the rehabilitation centre and giving you the tools and knowledge you need for relapse prevention. Coping strategies can help you resist destructive urges in those challenging times and, while it is obviously best not to relapse at all, it’s important to be able to pull yourself back up if you do slip and not believe that you are right back at the start.
Our tailored 1-year aftercare programme can provide you with the vital support you need in the weeks and months following your time in the rehab centre.
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If you have decided that you need help for a problem with alcohol or drugs – congratulations! Admitting that you have a problem and reaching out for help is a huge step forward but there’s plenty more to be done. Find out more aboutNova Recovery and how we can help you make a lasting long-term recovery. We also offer friend and family referralsif you are concerned about a loved one.
Left untreated, an addiction can continue to cause serious harm. It’s never too soon to make a change and nor is it ever too late. Even if you have repeatedly tried and failed to control your drinking and drug use, we can give you the help you need to finally break free of that vicious cycle of addiction.
What is medically-assisted detox?
A medically-assisted detox is a course of physical addiction treatment implemented at the rehabilitation centres. As the name suggests, medically-assisted detox sees a person experiencing withdrawal receive medical treatment in order to manage any side-effects that the alcohol detox and/or drug detox causes you to present with. The medication you receive will be carefully prescribed depending upon your medical history as well as the addiction which you are presently overcoming.
What happens during a medically-assisted detox?
As is implied by the name of the treatment, medically-assisted detox means that you will be prescribed with a careful course of medication throughout your withdrawal period. This course of physical addiction treatment is vital to the recovery process as it helps get your body in the best possible condition for recovery. Also, it eliminates the danger that is present when trying to detox on your own thanks to the fact that the medication you are prescribed with will manage any alcohol detox and/or drug detox side-effects.