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If you are struggling with substance misuse issues, including drug and alcohol addiction, we could help you to make a full and long-lasting recovery. We offer round the clock clinical care for addiction and dependency, as well as stress-related mental illness. Contact us today to find out how we can help you take your first steps to a more positive future free from alcohol or drugs.
Drug and alcohol addiction in Scotland
Substance misuse, including alcohol and drug addiction, remains a serious issue throughout Scotland and the UK as a whole. On average every adult in Scotland drinks 36% more than the lower-risk guidelines of 14 units per week and many individuals consume far more than that. High-risk alcohol consumption is linked to 686 hospital admissions and 22 deaths every week in Scotland and there were 1,187 drug deaths in Scotland in 2018.1 And that’s without mentioning all the relationship issues, chronic illnesses, lowered life expectancy, criminal acts and general misery associated with substance abuse.
If you have a drug or alcohol problem, it’s important to seek professional help as soon as possible. And drug and alcohol rehab in Grantown on Spey could provide your best chance of overcoming addiction.
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Are you suffering from drug and/or alcohol addiction and need help? If so, Nova Recovery are leading drug and alcohol rehab hospital based in Scotland. Find out how we can help by getting in touch with our friendly team today.
Addiction treatment options in Grantown on Spey
The US National Institute on Drug Abuse defines addiction as “a chronic, relapsing disorder characterized by compulsive drug seeking, continued use despite harmful consequences, and long-lasting changes in the brain”.2
It adds that it is considered to be both a complex brain disorder and a medical illness. The facts that it is characterised by compulsive use despite negative consequences and causes changes in the brain help to explain why it is so difficult to overcome without expert support. The good news is that it can be successfully treated and that is the area that alcohol and drug rehab clinics specialise in. There are different approaches to addiction treatment and rehabilitation though.
Inpatient rehab vs outpatient rehab
One of the main choices to be made is whether to attend a private residential treatment centre or seek out an outpatient or community-based addiction treatment programme. When most people think of alcohol rehab they generally mean inpatient rehab and there are a number of benefits to this kind of programme.
For a start, at a private hospital like Nova Recovery you will be in a comfortable and tranquil setting away from the usual triggers and temptations associated with your substance abuse. This allows you to really focus on your recovery with the support and care of an experienced team of addiction recovery specialists. You will also be able to undergo detoxification in a controlled and medically supervised setting and take part in a complete holistic addiction treatment programme.
With outpatient treatment it can be difficult to distance yourself from the people and places associated with your drinking and drug use, making it all too easy to give in to temptation. You may have to manage the detox process without clinical supervision and will have to organise yourself to attend therapy and treatment sessions – which can be difficult if your substance use contributes to a chaotic lifestyle. There are some benefits in terms of cost and not needing to completely take time out from work and other responsibilities, but residential rehabs are more effective for treating serious addiction problems.
Getting through the detoxification process
Whether you’re going through alcohol detox or another kind of drug detox, this can be a very delicate, uncomfortable and even dangerous phase of your recovery. Detoxification is when you metabolise the elements of drugs or alcohol that have built up in your system, sometimes from years of abuse. Due to the changes that long-term substance abuse can make in your brain and body, you may suffer physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms when you suddenly stop using or even significantly reduce your intake of drugs or alcohol. You are also likely to suffer extreme cravings.
This can be very difficult and potentially dangerous to undergo alone. When you go through detox in a clinical setting you will receive expert care and support to help get you through this period, as well as appropriate prescription medication that may help control or alleviate some withdrawal symptoms.
Therapy options at Nova Recovery
As well as helping you to get through detox we provide evidenced-based therapeutic programmes that are proven to support your recovery. Our clinically led recovery model is underpinned by cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and also incorporates one to one support from clinical nurse practitioners, registered mental health nurses and therapists, with access to trained psychiatrists – all delivered in comfortable and tranquil modern facilities. 12-step programmes may also be valuable for some clients.
Mental health issues and dual diagnosis
While Nova Recovery offers standalone residential treatment for a number of mental health issues such as depression or anxiety treatment, these issues can also be tangled up with addiction and substance misuse issues. There can be complex relationships at play regarding mental health, addiction and substance misuse, with each affecting the others to differing degrees. It can therefore be extremely useful to treat co-existing mental health and addiction issues at the same time – an approach that is generally known as dual diagnosis. This is important because an untreated mental health condition could increase the risks of relapsing if only the addiction part of the equation is addressed.
Relapse prevention and aftercare
The therapies and treatments you undergo will equip you with the tools you need to stay clean and sober going forward but maintaining sobriety is still likely to be a challenge. That is why we offer 12 months of essential aftercare to everyone who attends our residential rehab clinic, delivered with the help of our experienced team of psychiatrists, therapists and mental health nursing staff. This can have a real impact when it comes to relapse prevention and long-term recovery.
If you think you would benefit from addiction treatment in Grantown on Spey or beyond, get in touch today to get our admissions process rolling.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do we offer mental health support?
Yes, our support for your rehabilitation extends to your family and friends should they need it. We believe it’s very important to involve your rehabilitation with them if you’re comfortable doing so. By doing so, you’ll all benefit from understanding more about how addiction is fuelled and extra help to overcome it.
What is the detoxification process like in rehab?
Detoxing in rehab is the safest way for you to rid your body of substances. When you detox from drugs or alcohol, you will experience a range of negative side effects from withdrawal. During your detox in rehab, you will be monitored around the clock and will have access to medical assistance if your withdrawal symptoms are quite severe by trained nurses. Detoxing aims to rid your system of all substances.
What is a dual diagnosis?
The term Dual diagnosis is used to describe a condition where a mental health problem exists at the same time as the addiction. These two illnesses will usually have a very complex relationship, each affecting the other one to different extents. It is usually possible to treat both of these at the same time with a dual diagnosis treatment.
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