Loanhead, located just outside of Edinburgh, is home to a rich community with a long history. It is beautiful and appears to be a perfect area to live in. But just because you may find yourself living in a nice area doesn’t mean you are living worry-free. When it comes to addiction, it doesn’t matter if you live in Loanhead or the Ritz.

Addiction can affect anyone no matter where they live, their age, their job, their income, their race, their religion, their gender or their criminal record.

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It is a serious medical condition, and just like any condition, it doesn’t affect certain people. Now more than ever, we are seeing people able to accept that they are struggling with a drug or alcohol addiction that are coming forward for the treatment they need. People struggling with addiction in Loanhead are no exception.

Regarding addiction treatment, a few rehab services are available to you in the Loanhead area. For example, if you are not ready to commit to a drug and alcohol rehab centre, there are local support groups that you can join. You can find meetings for alcoholics anonymous and narcotics anonymous held in Loanhead parish church every Sunday from 8pm to 9:30pm.

Support groups can be a very good way to start dealing with your addiction in a none judgmental environment. If you don’t feel comfortable going to a local support meeting, you will be able to find alcoholics anonymous and narcotics anonymous meetings all across the country. You have options available to you. If you are ready for a bigger commitment that will have a bigger impact on your drug or alcohol addiction, you can find an alcohol and drug rehab centre in the Loanhead area. You just have to know where to start.


Outpatient Treatment Services in Loanhead

Along with support groups, you can get outpatient drug and alcohol addiction treatment from the NHS. To access this, you must make an appointment with your local GP in Loanhead, such as the Loanhead Medical Practice. From there, you will be referred to your local hospital, which tends to be either Loanhead hospital or Midlothian hospital. From there, you will be given an official diagnosis of an addiction that will then allow you to access drug or alcohol addiction treatment from the NHS.

However, this treatment tends to be available through outpatients that can, on the one hand, be very helpful for those unable to take time away from their busy lives. However, on the other hand, it has no way of stopping you from continuing to access drugs and alcohol during this vulnerable time. There is also, unfortunately, the issue with wait times associated with the NHS including in Loanhead.

You can expect to wait weeks, maybe even months, for an appointment for a diagnosis, let alone to start your treatments. Many people prefer to access private residential drug and alcohol rehab centres in the Loanhead area. There is no waiting around, and you have people to keep you on the right track.


What to Expect from Residential Rehab

We are Nova Recovery, and we can promise you a luxuriously comfortable and, most importantly, safe stay at a residential rehab centre. With us, you can expect to begin your time in rehab in Loanhead with a drug and alcohol detox. A detox is designed to rid your body of all toxins, which include drugs and alcohol. The detox will take place in a special area of the rehab centre known as the detox wing, so you can fully recover before engaging with the rest of the centre’s treatments and activities.

The alcohol and drug detox is an uncomfortable process as you will experience some withdrawal symptoms as a part of it. However, we can assure you that it is perfectly safe. You will be monitored by the centre’s medical team throughout the entry process. They can ensure that the withdrawal symptoms never prove too much for your body to handle. They do this with medication that relieves the symptoms. Following this, you will move on to therapy.

Therapy in a drug and alcohol rehab centre is all about teaching you how to manage your addiction in the long run. This involves replacing your substance abuse with healthier coping mechanisms and learning to avoid the triggers for your cravings. The most important thing you will get from your residential stay in a private drug and alcohol rehab centre in Loanhead is the support and community you will build. You will see that you are not alone in this. That others struggle just like you do and that there are people everywhere who want to help you start living a happier and healthier life.


How Long Are Inpatient Rehab Programmes?

Technically speaking, an inpatient drug and alcohol rehab centre stay can be as long or as short as you like. This is because as long as you have not been sentenced to rehab by a judge, you can leave a drug and alcohol rehab centre whenever you like. It is recommended, however, that you stay at least ten days for the detox treatment to be safely completed.

If you want to get the full impact and complete your treatments, you should stay in the rehab centre for the full twenty-eight days. You will also have access to aftercare services after you leave the rehab for up to a year after you complete all of your treatments. This allows you to get any follow-up therapy and help you may need.


Contact us Today to Start Your Recovery

If you are ready to get help for your addiction, then we are here to help you. We can provide transportation from Loanhead to our facility so that you can fully immerse yourself in your recovery.

This won’t be an easy process, and we can’t promise you won’t struggle at times. But we can promise you that with a bit of work and dedication, you will achieve long-term recovery and finally get the help you need to live a happier and healthier life. Give our friendly team a call on 01475 303998.


Frequently Asked Questions

What is life like after rehab?

Making the adjustment back into your everyday life post-rehab can seem like it will be an overwhelming experience at first — and this is a perfectly natural thing to be experiencing. However, as mentioned above, with the help of an aftercare programme that Nova Recovery will have sorted for you, you will be able to reach out to a professional support worker if you ever feel at risk of relapsing. The first twelve months after finishing rehab are crucial in terms of a long term recovery, which makes aftercare all the more important.

How long does rehab last?

Different treatment plans can have differing durations as is to be expected. Often the severity of the addiction that you are trying to overcome can impact the lengths of time your treatment will last for as well as whether you are engaged with an inpatient or outpatient treatment programme. However, most of the treatment plans that we recommend for people overcoming addiction last for around 28 days.

What is Dual Diagnosis?

Dual diagnosis is when mental health and addiction issues happen concurrently. The conditions are separate but often they interact and impact one another. When it comes to treating addiction, the mental health issues must be dealt with as well to better the odds of maintaining sobriety long-term.