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For many years now, Scotland has had a particular problem with drug and alcohol addiction. A recent report by the Scottish government revealed that found that alcohol consumption in the country meant that every adult in Scotland was drinking an average of 36% more than the UK-wide lower-risk guidelines of 14 units per week.1

Not everyone drinks that much of course, and many people don’t drink at all. That simply means that others are drinking far more. The report said:

“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 and are fully committed to tackling this complex problem.” Accurate estimates on drug misuse are not always as easy to come by but there is certainly a serious problem.

In 2020 there were a record 1,339 drug death in Scotland, which represented the highest per capita rate of drug deaths in Europe and was more than three and a half times that in the rest of the UK.2

If you are struggling with any of these issues, drug and alcohol rehab in Kirriemuir could provide your best chance of beating your addiction and making a full and long-lasting recovery.


Symptoms of Drug and Alcohol Addiction

Drug and alcohol addiction is often marked by dishonesty and denial. It might take a while for you to accept the seriousness of your problem or even the fact that you have one at all. Realising that you need help is always a big and hugely positive step forward though and you might want to think about some of the following questions:

  • Do you find yourself needing more of the substance to get the same effect?
  • Do you have cravings when you don’t use drugs or alcohol?
  • Do you feel anxious about getting your next drink or hit?
  • Do you suffer ill effects (withdrawal symptoms) if you don’t use the substance?
  • Are you using the substance more frequently?
  • Have you tried and failed to cut down or give up?
  • Do you avoid situations where you can’t drink or use drugs?
  • Does your social life revolve around alcohol and/or drugs?

If you answered yes to any of the above it doesn’t necessarily mean that you have an addiction, but it might be time to think seriously about your drinking and/or drug use and possibly to seek professional help.


What Happens at Rehab?

The most effective way to treat a drug or alcohol problem is through an evidence-based programme of treatments delivered via inpatient or residential alcohol rehab. The residential aspect means that you ‘live in’ while you complete your treatment, which has a number of benefits.

Rehab programmes can vary from one rehab centre to the next and will be tailored to the individual and their own unique circumstances. There are some common elements that most people will experience, however. Most stays in rehab will begin with a period of detoxification – although some people begin treatment have not used drugs or alcohol for a while. This will be accompanied by a range of therapies and other treatments designed to address the psychological aspects and root causes of your addiction and substance misuse.

Rehab is certainly not a prison, but it will be quite structured and disciplined and you will attend regular morning and afternoon sessions. This sense of structure is often valuable for people in recovery, who may have been living chaotic lifestyles, and it also ensures you can make the most of your time in rehab.

At Nova Recovery you will stay in comfortable accommodation and will have access to the finest care, including 1:1 support from clinical nurse practitioners, registered mental health nurses and therapists, 24-hour nursing care and access to qualified psychiatrists.


Detox and Therapy Treatments

Drug and alcohol detox is the process during which your body works out the elements of drugs and alcohol already in your system. This can be accompanied by intense cravings and a range of physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms, which are generally unpleasant and can be dangerous.

The form and severity of any withdrawal symptoms can vary depending on the substance involved, the heaviness of usage and other factors. This is why it is generally best to undergo detoxification in a supervised setting like rehab. You will get medical attention if needed and may also be prescribed medications to help with the worst of the cravings and withdrawal symptoms.

At Nova Recovery we use a clinically led recovery model underpinned by cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). This is a technique backed by lots of evidence and experience that can be used to break negative patterns of thinking.

It is commonly used to treat mental health issues such as depression and anxiety but has also been shown to be very effective in the treatment of addictions. Drug addiction and mental health conditions often overlap and it can be valuable to treat both elements at once when they do, in what is generally referred to as dual diagnosis treatment.

Other types of therapy available could include group therapy and one-to-one counselling. Other treatments and workshops in areas such as nutrition, relaxation and sleep therapy can also help you to adopt a healthier overall lifestyle, which can help you to maintain your recovery moving forward.


Aftercare and Support

As part of your treatment programme, you will learn relapse prevention techniques and strategies. You will also change the way you think and behave around drugs and alcohol, but there are still likely to be challenging times ahead.

Recovery is an ongoing process and there may be times when cravings strike or stresses cause you to falter. We offer a free tailored 12-month programme of aftercare support, which can help you get through that challenging early period after you leave.

If you have a drinking or drug problem and think that rehab might be your best choice, contact us today to find out how we can help or 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, due to the fact that you reside full-time at the place where you are receiving treatment, is a very intensive form of treatment. 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.

Will sober living increase my overall health?

Yes. Suffering from addiction means you are putting substances into your body that are harming you and can bring about or exacerbate existing conditions. Drug and alcohol abuse damages organs such as the brain and liver – without them being under constant strain you can once again be on a level platform. Sober living means that substances won’t be decreasing your health – to increase health further it’s best to live a healthy lifestyle built around exercise, eating well, and taking care of your mental health.