Are you struggling with your alcohol intake or drug use? Substance misuse can easily slide into dependency, which then fuels further problem drinking or drug abuse, while your tolerance grows and your system comes to rely on the substance more and more. It’s a truly vicious cycle and one that wrecks lives and affects millions of people all around the world.

If you’ve had enough and want to tackle your drug or alcohol addiction, it is likely that you will need expert help. Behavioural addiction to alcohol and drugs is characterised by a compulsion to continue taking the substance, even when you know there will be negative consequences. It also affects the way your brain processes things like pleasure, reward and impulse control, making it even more difficult to quit. If you have made that decision though, rest assured that addiction can be successfully treated, like many other illnesses. Drug and alcohol rehab in Mallaig can help you to break free of that vicious cycle through individually tailored and evidence-based addiction treatment.

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Drug and alcohol addiction treatment in Mallaig

Realising that you have a problem and looking for help is always a huge and positive step forward, but there are still decisions to be made. You may decide to go for outpatient rehab for example, where you remain at home and attend various appointments for treatment and therapy. This can be valuable for some people but is generally best suited for people with less severe drug and alcohol problems. You will still be surrounded by the same people and situations, which can make it difficult to stay away from alcohol or drugs. You will also have to manage your own appointments and, to a large extent, your own detoxification process.

The other main choice is residential drug or alcohol rehab. With inpatient treatment you will spend the time at a residential rehab clinic, which has a number of key benefits. You will be away from the usual triggers and temptations, in an environment where you can really focus on your recovery. You will have access to a team of experts – Nova Recovery offers 1:1 Support from Clinical Nurse Practitioners, Registered Mental Health Nurses and Therapists for example – and medically supervised detox. You will also have access to world class treatment programmes, making drug rehab the most effective pathway to recovery.

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How does inpatient rehab work?

A residential addiction treatment programme contains a number of elements and it is important to participate fully and honestly in order to get the most out of them. Some alcoholics, addicts and people suffering with a substance use disorder will attend rehab having not drank or taken drugs for a while but most will need to undergo a period of detox. This will be followed or accompanied by a range of therapies, treatments and educational sessions that will address behavioural and psychological aspects of your addiction, thought patterns and behaviours. You will learn how to avoid relapse moving forward and your stay at rehab will be followed by an aftercare programme to provide support in the weeks and months afterwards.

Addiction therapy options at rehab in Scotland

At Nova Recovery our clinically led recovery model is underpinned by cognitive behavioural therapy
or CBT. This psychological technique helps to promote proactive steps to help you change the way you think and behave. This is very useful in depression treatment and helping people with other mental health issues such as stress, suicidal thoughts, borderline personality disorder, self-harm and eating disorders. It is commonly used in the NHS and private psychiatric settings and has also been repeatedly shown to be highly effective in treating drug and alcohol addiction.

Other therapeutic options could involve group therapy and 1:1 counselling, as well as holistic and alternative therapies like mindfulness and meditation. Exercise and nutritional programmes can also help you to adopt a generally more healthy lifestyle and improve your wellbeing, which can in turn have a beneficial impact on your recovery journey.

Medically assisted drug and alcohol detox

Another vital part of that journey is the period of detoxification in which you metabolise the chemicals of the toxic substances (i.e. drugs and alcohol) that are already in your system, essentially marking the time when you actually get clean or sober. Prolonged heavy substance misuse can lead to physical and psychological dependency. Your brain and body get used to the chemicals being present and when they are suddenly withdrawn, this can trigger a wide range of physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms.

These can vary depending on the drug involved and the length and heaviness of use. Alcohol and opioids can lead to severe physical symptoms such as tremors, cramps and even seizures for example, while cannabis and cocaine are more commonly associated with psychological withdrawal symptoms. Any kind of drug detox can be difficult and potentially dangerous though, and it is always best to go through this at dedicated treatment centres or detox clinics. This allows you to be medically supervised and qualified clinicians can prescribe medication to help where this is appropriate.

Aftercare and relapse prevention

Relapse prevention is a key part of any rehab programme and, by the time your stay in rehab comes to an end, you will have been equipped with the knowledge and tools you need to remain clean and sober moving forward. There will still be challenging times though and you may have to use coping strategies and techniques to get through these challenging periods. Our comprehensive 1-year aftercare packages can also provide the vital support you need in the crucial period following your stay in drug and alcohol rehab.

Get help for addiction issues today

If you’re looking for addiction treatment in Mallaig or elsewhere in Scotland, a private drug and alcohol rehab could provide just what you need to break free from the vicious cycle of addiction and make a full and long-lasting recovery. Find out more about Nova Recovery and contact us today to find out how we can help you turn your life around.

Does Rehab Really Work?

When taken seriously, professional rehabilitation works in a multitude of different ways. The blend of physical and psychological addiction treatment alongside being in an environment that is detached from your normal day-to-day life are all critical to how rehab works. For rehabilitation to truly work, you must be prepared to make necessary changes to yourself.

What are my aftercare options?

At Nova Recovery, we offer each client a one-year aftercare programme. This programme will provide you with a wide array of resources to ensure that you stay clean and sober whenever you feel as though the transition back to everyday life may be proving a little challenging for you.