Addiction, whether it be to drugs or alcohol, can strike quickly and soon a person can lose themselves to it. People suffering from addiction usually find that it has destroyed their lives in various ways, costing them relationships, connections to friends and making them lose their livelihood.

The feelings of shame and helplessness that drug addiction or alcohol addiction bring up make it difficult for those suffering to reach out for help.

But help is always out there.

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Nova Recovery is a private drug and alcohol rehab based in Largs, Scotland. Situated on the idyllic west coast of Scotland close to beaches and beautiful country paths on which to walk, our inpatient rehab is the ideal place to take a break from the world and get clean.

We at Nova Recovery combine a luxurious setting with premier accommodation and industry-leading treatment options – all facilitated by dedicated medical and care professionals.

Whether it’s alcohol addiction, cocaine addiction, cannabis addiction or anything else, Nova Recovery has the resources and process to give you the best chance at long-term recovery.

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Noticing Signs and Symptoms of Addiction

If you think someone yourself or someone you know may be suffering from addiction, then sometimes it is difficult to recognise the symptoms or see them as serious enough to warrant seeking help. Signs and symptoms of addiction can be split up into behavioural, physical, and psychological but will vary from person to person.

Common psychological signs of addiction include:

  • Quick mood changes
  • Paranoia
  • Issues with memory
  • Lack of focus and concentration
  • Increased agitation

Common behavioural signs of addiction include:

  • Not wanting or unable to stop drinking/taking drugs despite the negative effects
  • Changes in behaviour and becoming more secretive/dishonest
  • Pulling away from friends and family and abandoning responsibilities
  • Loss of interest in hobbies and activities

Physical signs of addiction include:

  • Altered sleep pattern
  • A decline in appearance and/or hygiene
  • Looking unhealthy – possible sudden change in weight

If any of this feels familiar to yourself or someone you know it might be time to seek help. Alcohol and substance abuse are known to harm mental health so you or the person you know may be suffering worse than first realised. We at Nova Recovery can help you or your loved one, no matter how dire the situation may seem.


What Happens During Our Admission Process?

If you have decided that you are an addict and need help it’s best to sort out entry to a rehabilitation centre as quickly as possible. The admissions process at Nova Recovery is as stress-free and straightforward as we can manage.

Making an initial enquiry is the first step. There are several ways you can get in touch with our dedicated admissions team – telephone, email, live web chat and our online contact form are all available 24/7.

Whatever method is comfortable for you is fine with us, we at Nova are here to put you at ease during a stressful time of life. During this enquiry, you will get information on the different types of treatment programmes, including drug rehab and alcohol rehab and discuss the next steps for yourself or a loved one.

The next step is the pre-admission screening, ascertaining the correct programme for yourself or a loved one. After this, an admission date will be decided on and advice on what to bring to rehab will be given. Once a deposit is made the place will be secured and admission day will come around quick.

If you are doing this on behalf of a loved one, friend or colleague we offer a range of referral services to guide you through this trying time. These services include advice and guidance on interventions and the steps needed to get someone the help they need.

No matter the question, our team at nova Recovery will do everything to help you have the answers you need before you make any big decision.


Addiction Treatment Options in Lothian

The treatment programme you will undergo at Nova Recovery is personalised and comprehensive, bringing a level of care far greater than you might get at an outpatient rehab.

The first step will be undergoing medically induced detox – ridding yourself of the physical dependence on drugs and alcohol. Both drug and alcohol detox follow a similar process, though each regime is based on the type and severity of your addiction. What is important is that detoxification creates a platform on which you build your sobriety.

After this period the rest of your time will be spent undertaking therapeutic treatment. Individual therapy and group therapy are essential tools to understanding your addiction and learning tools to combat it. These psychological therapies will be supplemented with more holistic approaches such as art therapy and yoga – bringing an emphasis on your wellbeing and creating a calm and supportive environment.

Nova Recovery offers dual diagnosis treatment to anyone that requires it, knowing that mental health issues and addiction often go hand in hand. This type of treatment aims to deal with the concurrent issues that need different approaches and affect medication regimes that you may need during your time with us.


Nova Recovery Personalised Aftercare Programme

The time immediately after you exit rehab may be something you are dreading. These feelings of anxiety about what comes next in your recovery journey are completely natural, and that is why we at Nova Recovery put such an emphasis on aftercare and relapse prevention.

After rehab, you will have access to a free 12-month personalised aftercare package, formed by considering the many factors that make up your situation. You will be encouraged to attend weekly meetings with people going through the same thing as you, helping you build up a support network that can help you through the difficult times long after rehab. Giving you goals to reach and a structure to follow will help you keep your eyes ahead and hopefully lead away from the lures of old habits and triggers.

The journey to recovery doesn’t end when you leave rehab, and neither does your relationship with us at Nova Recovery.

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

What happens during Detoxification?

Detoxification at Nova Recovery happens in stages. You will be evaluated to decide the severity of your addiction and your mental and physical state. With this information, a detox plan will be devised. Stabilisation is next when the harmful toxins are removed from the body. Medication is administered to help you through the withdrawal, helping your body and mind stabilise. After that you can move on to additional addiction treatments, focusing on psychological intervention.

What do I need to bring to rehab?

You should only bring the essentials when you come to rehab. Enough clothes to last (laundry will be done for you), toiletries, prescribed medication, a book. Anything electronic like a laptop or tablet isn’t advised and will probably be locked away for the duration. Rehab is about getting away from the distractions of the outside world to focus on getting better.