Treatment for drug and alcohol addiction is available in Scotland at our rehab centre Nova Recovery. If you would like to know about your rehab options in Queensferry, call us on 01475 303998.

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Do I Need Treatment for my Addiction?

If drug or alcohol use is taking over your life, the short answer is yes, you do need treatment for your addiction. Drug and alcohol addiction is an incredibly difficult condition to overcome, and it needs specialised medical assistance to even scratch the surface.

Addiction is not something you should allow to carry on. It can easily get out of control and put your life at risk. While we understand that drugs and alcohol may feel like they are helping your mental health, it is a short-term solution at best, and at worst, they are making things much worse

These are some of the consequences of long-term drug or alcohol abuse:

  • Heart disease
  • Higher risk of some cancers
  • Tooth and septum loss
  • Loss of vision
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Potential to develop schizophrenia
  • Liver and kidney failure
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Loss of fertility

Addiction is putting your life at risk, but it doesn’t have to. Treatment is available to help you face your addiction head-on and take back control.

But you may be wondering why you can’t just do this alone and why you need treatments for your addiction. Treatments not only make overcoming addiction easier, but they also make it much safer than the alternative.

There are two main dangers associated with not getting treatments while trying to overcome your drug addiction.

The first is that if you are able to go an extended period of time without drugs or alcohol and you then try to use the same amount you used to. Your body won’t have the same level of tolerance, and you are putting yourself at risk of an overdose.

Symptoms of an overdose include:

  • Vomiting
  • Severe stomach pain or diarrhoea
  • Dizziness
  • Loss of balance and coordination
  • Appearing unresponsive

The biggest danger is that you may be alone and unresponsive. It is very easy to choke on your vomit when you can’t move.

The other danger is withdrawal symptoms. If you are addicted to alcohol and some drugs such as heroin, your body will have developed a physical dependence on it. What this means is that if you try to quit using drugs or alcohol cold turkey, you would be putting yourself at risk of uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms.

Withdrawal symptoms can be very dangerous alone and can include:

  • Headache
  • Nausea and Vomiting
  • Diarrhoea
  • Anxiety, paranoia and depression
  • Mood swings and aggression
  • Fever
  • Delirium
  • Muscle pain and spasms
  • Hallucinations
  • Seizures

Treatments in rehab in Queensferry can keep you safe from all of this. You just have to be willing to let the staff help you.


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What Happens at Rehab?

In alcohol rehab, you will receive two main forms of treatment. The first one you will receive will be the alcohol or drug detox. The detox is designed to safely wean you off all drugs and alcohol by flushing them out of your system.

This process will make it safe for you to withdraw from substances in a safe and controlled environment.

Following the drug or alcohol detox, you will then move on to the therapeutic treatments that will allow you to carry on your progress even after you leave the rehab centre. This is through teaching you various strategies and coping mechanisms to replace your substance abuse.


Why Pick Private Rehab

Unlike non-private alternatives, private alcohol rehab can offer you a tailor-made experience that puts you at the centre of your recovery. You get to keep your control over exactly what treatments you receive and decide when you are ready for rehab and have access to your treatments as soon as possible.

You also get to stay in a comfortable facility that is well staffed and can offer you support day and night.

Private drug rehab also has a proven track record of leading to a more successful recovery. This is because for the month your stay there for your treatment, you don’t need to worry about anything other than your recovery.

You will be kept away from temptations and have everything you need right there with you. It can offer you a break from the stress of everyday life and give you the attention you deserve.


What Happens After Rehab

After rehab, you don’t need to worry about being alone. You will be able to access aftercare services for up to a year after you leave. These services will include referral for follow-up therapy sessions so that a professional can monitor your progress, as well as a personalised relapse prevention plan.

Your relapse prevention plan will be designed to help you avoid triggers for your cravings through the use of tools and strategies you and your therapist will have come up with during your therapeutic treatments.

It is important that you know that it is life after rehab when the real work begins. It is up to you to carry on the good work you started in the drug and alcohol rehab centre in the Queensferry area.

It is important that you never forget that addiction cannot be cured. Rehab is only there to teach you how to manage your addiction safely and enable you to do it. If you want to achieve long-term recovery, you have to work for it.


Support in Queensferry

If you are ready to take the first step in your journey to long-term recovery, then we at Nova Recovery are here to support you. At Nova Recovery, we have years of experience helping people through this difficult time in their life so that they can achieve long-term recovery and live the drug and alcohol-free life they deserve.

We understand that this may be difficult and that you may even be doubting yourself. That is why it is so important that you act quickly and book yourself into a drug and alcohol rehab centre. You can give us a call at 01475 303998 and talk to a member of our team.

They will be able to answer any more questions you may have about the recovery process and offer you the support you need. You are on the right track. You just need to be brave and carry on – contact us today.


Frequently Asked Questions

Can you recover without rehab?

Yes, you can but doing it successfully and maintaining sobriety is a very rare feat to accomplish without professional help. Coming off drugs or alcohol alone can be very dangerous as your body may have become dependent on the substances – some people experience serious medical difficulties if they go it alone. Also attending a drug and alcohol rehab will help you confront the emotional issues that led to addiction and provide you with coping techniques. It takes a rare kind of strength to recover without rehab and it is best to seek professional help in any kind of capacity.

Can you recover from an addiction without attending rehab?

Recovering from addiction without attending rehab is extremely difficult. This is because recovering without attending rehab will prevent you from securing psychological treatment, such as therapy and counselling. Attempting to recover from an addiction without attending rehab will also put you at a much greater risk of relapsing.

What is the aftercare process?

Ensuring that you have effective aftercare is just as important as your initial addiction treatment programme. After completing your detoxification and subsequent therapies at our drug and alcohol rehab Clydebank, you will return home to continue your recovery journey. We offer a free 12 month aftercare plan to all of our clients which includes dedicated helplines and access to local support groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous to share your experiences with others in a similar situation to you.