In the UK and particularly in Scotland, alcohol is accepted as part of the culture. This attitude has led to a rise in drug and alcohol problems across the country, and in turn an increased need for drug and alcohol treatment centres. According to the Scottish Government, there were at least 1,136 alcohol-related deaths and 1,187 drug-related deaths in Scotland in 2018.

Here at Nova Recovery, we’re dedicated to providing excellent rehab centres which deliver the latest, and most effective, addiction treatments. If you’re looking for a rehab in Largs that can help you overcome your addiction to alcohol or drugs once and for all, then get in touch with us today on 0147 530 3039.

What are the first steps on your journey to recovery?

The first thing you need to do is acknowledge that you need professional support, this can be extremely difficult in itself. Once you have accepted your addiction to alcohol or drugs and are ready to commit to a comprehensive treatment programme, we encourage you to contact our friendly team to discuss the next steps.

Once you’ve made your initial enquiry, we will conduct a full assessment of your physical and psychological health. This gives us a better understanding of your addiction enabling us to design the most suitable treatment programme for you. If you’re happy to move forward, we can discuss start dates and soon after, welcome you into our rehab in Largs.

 

What is our treatment programme for alcohol or drugs like?

Choosing to visit a residential rehab like ours is much more effective than going through an outpatient service. One of the main benefits is that you’re able to fully focus on your recovery without the distractions of home life interfering. Our treatment programmes are intense, meaning you have the time and support to try a variety of therapies during your stay with us. We believe a combination of traditional therapies and well-being therapies produce the best results. This is why we deliver them alongside each other to give you a well-rounded recovery experience.

The recovery process can take some time to complete, even after consumption of alcohol or drugs has stopped or the associated negative effects have gone away, this doesn’t mean long-term recovery has been achieved. We provide you with the necessary tools needed to succeed in your recovery journey even after you’ve completed our residential treatment programme. The duration of your stay with us will depend on the severity of your addiction and your personal circumstances, however we do generally recommend a 28-day treatment programme. Once you’re ready to commit to your full recovery, rehabilitation will begin.

We look at your emotional, social, physical, and psychological factors surrounding your addiction. It’s impossible to treat addiction with medication alone, despite what some people might tell you. The most important element to address is your psychological connection to your drug or alcohol addiction. This is where real change happens so that you can lead a happier, healthier life free from addiction.

 

How does detoxification work at our rehab in Largs?

Although your treatment programme will be personalised to suit your unique needs, it’s likely that we’ll recommend a visit to our detox clinic before starting your addiction therapies. This is an important process which initially begins with an evaluation where our team of experts will assess the severity of your addiction to alcohol or drugs in line with your current physical and psychological condition. This is completed through blood tests and general assessments and helps us to select the correct treatment options for you.

Once you have been assessed for detoxification, we will begin to remove all toxins from your body caused by alcohol or drugs. The helps to stabilise your body but can present some dangerous withdrawal symptoms. These can range from mild nausea or headaches to seizures, insomnia and in severe cases delirium tremens for which emergency medical attention is required. This is why it’s so vital that you do not attempt to detox at home alone. The around the clock support from a medical team is essential when detoxing. Without this, detoxification can be ineffective or even fatal.

After you’ve completed your detox, you can then begin your full treatment programme. This is when you’ll be asked to take part in fundamental psychological therapies such as cognitive behavioral therapy, individual or group counselling or stress management.

 

What happens once you’ve completed your treatment programme?

We understand how crucial the first year is after leaving our rehab in Largs. This is when you’re most likely to relapse therefore it’s imperative that you utilise our free 12-month aftercare programme, designed to help you stay sober and achieve your long-term recovery. This is achieved by using local support groups to retain your motivation and celebrate your great achievements. Our dedicated helplines will continue to be available to you and those around you should they need it.

We encourage you to make use of the relapse prevention tools we provided you with during your treatment. Although drug and alcohol relapse won’t happen to everyone, there is still a small chance that you could fall back into old habits so it’s important to know how to deal with these situations. This is done by helping you understand the underlying trigger which caused your initial drug or alcohol abuse to start. By understanding the root of the problem, you’re better equipped to cope with its effects. From this, you can learn positive coping mechanisms to help you prevent the possibility of relapsing.

Reach out to our team today to discuss our alcohol and drugs treatment programmes in more detail. We’re here to provide support to those you need it most, whether you’re experiencing the milder effects of substance abuse or if a progressive addiction is present, we have a solution to suit you. Contact us today on 0147 530 3039 and take the first step towards achieving long-term recovery.