If you are trapped in the vicious cycle of alcohol or drug addiction, it can be difficult to know where to do next.

Some people will repeatedly try and fail to deal with the problem on their own and this can be counter-productive, affecting their self-esteem and ultimately throwing more fuel on the far. Addiction is a terrible illness, but the good news is that, like most other illnesses, it can be successfully treated.

Attending a drug and alcohol rehab in Galloway will allow you to access the best in evidence-based addiction treatments delivered by trained professionals in a safe and secure environment.

There will still be plenty of hard work involved. Rehab does not provide a magic cure, but it does give you the very best chance of beating your addiction and making a full and long-lasting recovery.

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Signs and Symptoms of Addiction

There are many different signs and symptoms of addiction, which can vary depending on the individual and the substance involved. Some common symptoms of drug or alcohol addiction include:

  • You cannot get through everyday life without drinking or using drugs
  • The amount your use increases
  • You need to use more for the same effect
  • You struggle to quit or cut down
  • You feel anxious at the prospect of not having access to drink or drugs
  • You suffer withdrawal symptoms when you don’t drink or use drugs

You may also be worried about a loved one who you believe is in the grip of an addiction. Some signs to watch out for could include:

  • Increased consumption
  • Drinking or using drugs in inappropriate situations
  • Secrecy and defensiveness
  • Avoiding social situations where they can’t get drink or drugs
  • Neglecting their health, hygiene and appearance
  • Neglecting responsibilities

Neither of these are comprehensive lists but if any of the signs and symptoms apply, you should treat them as a red flag. If you are worried about a partner, family member, friend or other loved one, we can offer family intervention as well as confidential advice and friend and family referrals.


Residential Addiction Treatment in Galloway

Once you have decided that you need help you will need to decide what kind of treatment option to go for. With inpatient rehab based at a private drug and alcohol rehab you will stay onsite, which takes you away from all the usual stresses and situations that might be associated with your addiction and drinking or drug use.

You will have access to round the clock care when needed and will be in the best possible hands. With outpatient rehab, on the other hand, you will be in your usual location and will have to attend treatment sessions and go through detox with minimal assistance and supervision.

This type of programme can be good for some people but residential treatment is still the better option for most serious addiction problems.

The exact structure of a rehab programme will vary because each is tailored to your own individual circumstances, but they generally include:

  • Detoxification, commonly known as drug or alcohol detox, to safely and successfully manage your withdrawal from the drugs and/or alcohol.
  • Addiction therapies, to explore the root causes behind your addiction and your associated behaviours and thought patterns
  • Workshops and courses aimed at promoting a healthier lifestyle and helping you to avoid relapsing once you leave
  • Aftercare packages, to help with relapse prevention and provide you with vital support when you leave rehab and go back to your everyday life.


Detoxification and Addiction Therapy Treatments

One of the big first steps of most stays in rehab is the process known as the alcohol or drug detox. This is when your body metabolises the drugs or alcohol from your system and is usually accompanied by intense cravings and withdrawal symptoms.

The symptoms can vary widely depending on whether you are recovering from a cannabis addiction, a cocaine addiction, another type of drug addiction or an alcohol addiction. They can be severe for any type of addiction though, and it is always safer and easier to undergo a medically assisted detox at an alcohol and drug rehab.

A holistic addiction treatment programme will also include a range of therapies and other treatments. These will generally include techniques such as cognitive behaviour therapy, counselling and group therapy sessions.

The aim is to explore the root causes of your addiction and change your patterns of thought and behaviour, equipping you with everything you need to stay clean and sober moving forward. Some rehabs will also address mental health issues.


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Leaving an addiction unchecked and untreated is never a good idea. It can have a big impact on your health, relationships and other aspects of your life, with the risks growing each day.

So don’t delay, contact us today to find out how drug and alcohol rehab in Galloway or elsewhere in Scotland can help you turn your life around.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Admission Process?

We pride ourselves on making our admissions process simple and straightforward. It starts with an initial enquiry, through which we can answer any questions you have. A pre-admission screening will allow us to create a bespoke recovery programme based on your own individual circumstances. You will be guided through every part of the process and factors like cost and duration of stay will be discussed.

How quickly can I start Rehab?

The process can usually be as quick as you need it to be, although you will not be pressured into making decisions. You can often be starting treatment and checking into rehab within 24 hours of contacting our admissions team.

What is Dual Diagnosis?

Dual diagnosis is a technical term for when a mental health condition and an addiction problem exist in the same person at the same time. These two elements will often have a complex relationship, each affecting the other to different extents. It is often possible to treat both parts at the same time with dual diagnosis treatment.