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Our Drug and Alcohol Rehab Centre in Scotland
Based in Largs, North Ayrshire in Scotland, we are a short ride away from Glasgow and are ideally placed to help people suffering from both drug and alcohol addictions.
Our rehab centre accommodates individuals through a medically supervised detoxification and a full, comprehensive rehabilitation service.
Additionally, our Scotland rehab clinic has great experience in helping people through the withdrawal symptom stages of your detox. We then guide you through a full rehabilitation programme under the watchful eye of medically trained professionals and resident Doctors at our residential rehabilitation centre.
Seek addiction treatment with our qualified addiction specialists today. We can help you overcome your drug or alcohol use at our residential rehab clinic.
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For those who do not live with addiction, it can be really tough to comprehend fully how much control dependency can have over a person. It’s a medical condition that is often misunderstood, but it is just that – a medical condition.
Addiction is a chronic disease that frequently traps individuals in a relentless cycle of consumption and withdrawal, often resulting in relapse.
An individual battling addiction often faces significant challenges when attempting to abstain from the substance they are addicted to, with the cravings that follow often described as extremely overwhelming and unbearable to experience.
Sadly, in many cases, this can lead to all other important aspects of their lives falling out of sight. Oftentimes, this disease will lead to work, overall health, relationships, family, and even basic self-care being completely neglected.
Substances that are associated with addiction include alcohol and various drugs, such as cocaine, heroin, prescription medication and cannabis. However, behavioural dependencies that do not include a substance, such as gambling addiction, can also develop.
Addiction and the Brain
At its very core, addiction changes our brain chemistry. Our reward circuitry is supposed to recognise and reinforce behaviours that are beneficial for our survival, such as eating, forming social bonds, or achieving goals.
When we engage in these behaviours, our brain releases dopamine, a neurotransmitter that provides us with a sensation of pleasure. However, addictive substances or behaviours can exploit this system, prompting it to release dopamine in much larger amounts than it would for natural rewards. This surge often results in an intense feeling of euphoria.
With continued exposure to these substances or behaviours, the brain starts to link them with this heightened sense of pleasure, creating a powerful urge in individuals to keep seeking that sensation.
In addition, another part of our brain, the prefrontal cortex, is also severely impacted by addiction. For those struggling with addiction, the ability to make decisions, control impulses and understand the consequences of actions is completely compromised.
Common Causes of Addiction
Addiction can be caused by a combination of biological, environmental, and psychological factors.
For example, some individuals will have a genetic predisposition that makes them more susceptible to addiction. Others may have experienced trauma surrounding their childhoods, and family dynamics that may also have made them more vulnerable to conditions such as addiction.
Additionally, environmental factors, such as peer pressure, societal norms, or even just the availability of addictive substances, can often induce feelings of stress, anxiety, depression, or other mental health conditions.
The combination of these factors can often influence individuals towards addictive substances or behaviours as a way to cope, escape, or even just as a way to seek momentary relief, which can manifest into addiction.
Recovery From Addiction
As everyone’s experience with addiction is unique, recovery is often described as a deeply personal journey. However, professional treatment is almost always required to heal from addiction fully.
Whether through rehabilitation programmes, therapy, or support groups, people who are battling addiction learn to rebuild their lives, reconnect with loved ones once again and establish strong foundations to ensure that lasting recovery is achieved.
At our drug and alcohol rehab Scotland clinic, we are proud to have helped many living with drug and alcohol addiction make a full recovery. With the courage to seek the right support, individuals will regain control of their lives and find joy in rediscovering themselves again.
When to Consider Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Scotland
Recognising that you might have developed a dependency can be something that’s really challenging to admit. However, always remember there is absolutely no shame in seeking help. In fact, reaching out for addiction treatment is one of the most courageous steps you can possibly take.
If you believe that you or a loved one may have developed an addiction, seeking professional support is essential. We’ve provided some examples of common warning signs that may indicate it’s time to reach out for help below.
- Physical dependence – if you’re physically dependent on a substance, your body has adapted to its presence. When trying to quit, you may experience withdrawal symptoms such as tremors, insomnia, or nausea. You may also need higher doses of the substance to achieve the same effect.
- Feeling a loss of control – if you’re using more of the substance than you intend to or spending a lot of time thinking about the substance, this can signal a loss of control, a common indicator of addiction.
- Your daily life is impacted – you might miss work or neglect responsibilities, or have difficulties in your relationships due to substance use. This may be a clear sign that it’s time to consider treatment.
- Unsuccessful attempts to stop – if you’ve tried to quit using on your own but haven’t been successful, this is a sign that you might need professional help.
- Loss of interest in activities or moments that once brought you joy – if you find yourself giving up activities you used to enjoy in favour of using the substance, this is a clear sign that you may have developed an addiction.
- Your relationships are suffering – when someone is struggling with addiction, it’s common for relationships with loved ones to deteriorate. If you are finding that you’re acting out character or that your relationships are becoming strained because you are prioritising your addiction, it may be time to seek help.
- Problems with your health – if you’re experiencing health issues due to substance use, this is a serious sign that it’s time to seek help. This can include both physical and mental health issues.
- Legal consequences due to drug and alcohol consumption – if you have found yourself on the wrong side of the law because of your drug and alcohol addiction, you may find it beneficial to consider seeking professional support. This may include driving under the influence, engaging in theft to fund substance use or other forms of anti-social behaviour.
Remember, the first step towards recovery is recognising a problem and seeking help. This journey can be challenging, but overcoming addiction is entirely possible with the right support and resources.
Please be aware that the examples provided do not cover all possible scenarios, as the experience with addiction can look different for everyone. So if you have any doubts – don’t wait. Contact our team today at 01475 303998 for free and confidential support and advice.
European Pioneer of NAD+ Therapy John has travelled extensively around the world, culminating in 19 years’ experience looking at different models. He is the European pioneer of NAD+ (Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide) treatment to Europe in 2010; and recently back from the USA bringing state of the art Virtual Reality Relapse Prevention and stress reduction therapy. His passion extends to other metabolic disturbances and neurodegenerative diseases. The journey continues. In recent times, John has travelled to…Read Bio
European Pioneer of NAD+ Therapy
John has travelled extensively around the world, culminating in 19 years’ experience looking at different models. He is the European pioneer of NAD+ (Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide) treatment to Europe in 2010; and recently back from the USA bringing state of the art Virtual Reality Relapse Prevention and stress reduction therapy. His passion extends to other metabolic disturbances and neurodegenerative diseases. The journey continues. In recent times, John has travelled to Russia to study and research into a new therapy photobiomudulation or systemic laser therapy working with NAD+ scientists and the very best of the medical professionals in the UK and the USA, together with Nadcell, Bionad Hospitals own select Doctors, nurses, dieticians and therapists. Johns’ passion continues to endeavour to bring to the UK and Europe new developments with NAD+ Therapy in preventive and restorative medicine and Wellness. In 2017 John Gillen was made a visiting Professor at the John Naisbitt university in Belgrade Serbia.
Madissar has a wealth of experience in a managerial position within substance misuse for over 20 years, working with offending behaviour and criminal justice. Madissar began his career as a prison officer in 2000 and progressed further in the substance misuse field within the prison settings delivering various short duration programmes and linking prisoners to community-based treatment providers before their release. In 2006 Madissar successfully managed to set up the Drug Intervention Programme within Bedfordshire.…Read Bio
Madissar has a wealth of experience in a managerial position within substance misuse for over 20 years, working with offending behaviour and criminal justice. Madissar began his career as a prison officer in 2000 and progressed further in the substance misuse field within the prison settings delivering various short duration programmes and linking prisoners to community-based treatment providers before their release.
In 2006 Madissar successfully managed to set up the Drug Intervention Programme within Bedfordshire. This later transpired to successfully securing a service manager role and developing the Drug Rehabilitation Requirement Order. Madissar successfully secured various managerial positions within the substance misuse field with joint partnership working with Integrated Offender Management and police in reducing drug-related offending behaviour. Madissar gained extensive experience and expertise working for several organisations, such as Adapt, Rapt, Addaction, Westminster Drug Project, Hertfordshire Couty Council, NHS and Next Step Support. Madissar holds a diploma in level 5 Leadership and Management and has extensive experience in the senior managerial role.
Madissar passion lies in supporting services to achieve their goals and objectives. In the last two years, Madissar progressed further in mental health as a senior managerial role, overseeing residential rehabilitation and supporting living accommodations with adults (18+) with a range of diverse complex needs.
Hi, I'm Scott Watson and I am a qualified Chef at Nova Recovery Private HospitalRead Bio
Hi, I'm Scott Watson and I am a qualified Chef at Nova Recovery Private Hospital
Clare has many years of nursing experience working within addiction and criminal justice sector. Clare began her career in addictions working with Turning Points criminal justice and addiction residential service in Glasgow. From there she joined the NHS working in the community with service users with drug and alcohol addiction and mental health and trauma issues. Clare played a pivotal part in setting up the mental health clinic within the South Glasgow Addiction, Drug Recovery…Read Bio
Clare has many years of nursing experience working within addiction and criminal justice sector. Clare began her career in addictions working with Turning Points criminal justice and addiction residential service in Glasgow. From there she joined the NHS working in the community with service users with drug and alcohol addiction and mental health and trauma issues.
Clare played a pivotal part in setting up the mental health clinic within the South Glasgow Addiction, Drug Recovery Team. By 2019 Clare had secured a senior addiction nurse position within the NHS.
Clare joined Nova recovery as a staff nurse in 2021 but was quickly promoted to Deputy Manager as her experience and knowledge proved she was a good team leader to the other staff members and a positive influence to the service.
By February 2022 Clare was further promoted to Registered Manager of Nova Recovery and has since proven to be a dedicated and supportive manager to her staff and a positive leader looking to expand and develop Nova Recovery as the number ‘1’ Addiction Treatment Clinic in Scotland.
Carole has been Mental Health nursing for over 25 years. She has had several management positions throughout her extensive career where she has worked within the NHS Mental Health hospitals, Care of the elderly units and addiction services. Since starting at Nova Recovery Carole has qualified as a Nutritionist and has developed group work and information for our clients, on the benefits of a healthy balance diet for good mental health and combating the effects…Read Bio
Carole has been Mental Health nursing for over 25 years. She has had several management positions throughout her extensive career where she has worked within the NHS Mental Health hospitals, Care of the elderly units and addiction services. Since starting at Nova Recovery Carole has qualified as a Nutritionist and has developed group work and information for our clients, on the benefits of a healthy balance diet for good mental health and combating the effects of drug and alcohol addiction.
Charlotte tailors her approach to the needs of her clients and works in collaboration with them so that ultimately the client can become their own therapist, by applying new skills and techniques to determine positive patterns of thinking and behaving. CBT can help the individual cope with those painful feelings and distressing, upsetting thoughts, and by working together with Charlotte they will find the solutions that will help them. Charlotte has Healthcare Professional recognition and…Read Bio
Charlotte tailors her approach to the needs of her clients and works in collaboration with them so that ultimately the client can become their own therapist, by applying new skills and techniques to determine positive patterns of thinking and behaving.
CBT can help the individual cope with those painful feelings and distressing, upsetting thoughts, and by working together with Charlotte they will find the solutions that will help them.
Charlotte has Healthcare Professional recognition and is a recognised provider of medical treatment with Nova Recovery, Vitality Health, Cigna and Aetna Global Benefits Training, qualifications & experience
Registered Member of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy; BACP MBACP Private Practice Division and MBACP children and young people division.
Post-qualifying, Level 4 Certificate in child counselling.
Post Grad Diploma in Counselling and Groupwork, a C B T approach.
COSCA Certificate in Counselling Skills; Strathclyde University.
Registered Nurse Qualification ( no longer practising)
I have further training in; Bereavement in schools, Emotional Literacy in Young People, STRADA (Misuse of Alcohol), CALM (Crisis, Aggression, Limitation Management), ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training,) Child Protection Awareness, Working with People Using Alcohol and Drugs, Motivational Interviewing and Social Inclusion (Equality, Diversity and Human Rights).
Dual Trained Nurse
Kimberley Adams is an experienced dual trained nurse with over 20 years of experience in Mental Health and Adult Nursing. Kimberley spent many years working for the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde in various settings such as Acute Hospital Wards, Community Psychiatric Team and was the specialist Harm Reduction Nurse with the Community Addictions Team In Paisley Renfrewshire. Kimberley has a keen interest in Mental Health First Aid and alternative Mental Health treatments which are…Read Bio
Kimberley Adams is an experienced dual trained nurse with over 20 years of experience in Mental Health and Adult Nursing.
Kimberley spent many years working for the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde in various settings such as Acute Hospital Wards, Community Psychiatric Team and was the specialist Harm Reduction Nurse with the Community Addictions Team In Paisley Renfrewshire.
Kimberley has a keen interest in Mental Health First Aid and alternative Mental Health treatments which are now being researched.
Senior Specialist Recovery Worker
Tracey Farrell is our Senior Specialist Recovery Worker and Group Development Practitioner. Tracey has a wealth of experience working within managerial roles specialising in mental health and trauma, and working within addiction, social care and youth programmes for 15 years. Tracey has also trained in holistic therapies such as Reiki, Indian head massage, and sensory grounding techniques.Read Bio
Tracey Farrell is our Senior Specialist Recovery Worker and Group Development Practitioner. Tracey has a wealth of experience working within managerial roles specialising in mental health and trauma, and working within addiction, social care and youth programmes for 15 years. Tracey has also trained in holistic therapies such as Reiki, Indian head massage, and sensory grounding techniques.
Sam Johnson is Nova’s on-site Personal Trainer, Yoga Teacher and Team Leader. Sam began her working life in the Army, where fitness and dedication are paramount. Sam has worked in healthcare for a number of years since leaving the Army to start a family. Sam has worked at Nova since July 2021. She gained her SVQ3 and was promoted to Recovery Worker Team Leader. She facilitates a fitness programme for the clients. “I believe that…Read Bio
Sam Johnson is Nova’s on-site Personal Trainer, Yoga Teacher and Team Leader. Sam began her working life in the Army, where fitness and dedication are paramount. Sam has worked in healthcare for a number of years since leaving the Army to start a family.
Sam has worked at Nova since July 2021. She gained her SVQ3 and was promoted to Recovery Worker Team Leader. She facilitates a fitness programme for the clients. “I believe that exercising several times per week at a pace that is tailored to the individual is an important part of the recovery journey”.
Sam also practices Meditation and Aroma Therapy to help destress and relax the clients throughout their journey at Nova.
Suzanne is one of our Recovery Workers specialising in Nutrition. With a BSC in Applied Nutrition From Glasgow Caledonian university, Suzanne has taken on the role of Nutritionist at Nova Recovery where she provides education on the benefits of having a healthy diet and can create a dietary plan for the individual. Suzanne is passionate about good nutrition and the connection it has to good mental health. Suzanne has also trained in mindfulness and uses…Read Bio
Suzanne is one of our Recovery Workers specialising in Nutrition. With a BSC in Applied Nutrition From Glasgow Caledonian university, Suzanne has taken on the role of Nutritionist at Nova Recovery where she provides education on the benefits of having a healthy diet and can create a dietary plan for the individual.
Suzanne is passionate about good nutrition and the connection it has to good mental health. Suzanne has also trained in mindfulness and uses her skills and knowledge to lead group sessions on both subjects.
As a Recovery Worker Suzanne is also involved in taking care of clients on a personal basis, offering one to one support, escorting clients on ‘reintegration’ walks into the local community or on daily fitness walks and activities.
Meghan has worked at Nova Recovery as a Recovery Worker since we first opened our doors in May 2021. After graduating in 2018 with a BSc in Applied Psychology, Meghan began working in the Health & Social Care sector. Looking for an opportunity to apply her degree and with a keen interest in addiction, Meghan started working at Nova Recovery as a Recovery Worker. From August 2022 Meghan switched roles to Administrator which has given…Read Bio
Meghan has worked at Nova Recovery as a Recovery Worker since we first opened our doors in May 2021. After graduating in 2018 with a BSc in Applied Psychology, Meghan began working in the Health & Social Care sector. Looking for an opportunity to apply her degree and with a keen interest in addiction, Meghan started working at Nova Recovery as a Recovery Worker.
From August 2022 Meghan switched roles to Administrator which has given her the chance to experience and appreciate everything that takes place behind the scenes to provide this life-saving service.
Dr Luqman Khan MBchB, FRCS, MRCPsych
Dr Luqman Khan (MBchB, FRCS, MRCPsych) is a highly experienced and well-qualified psychiatrist with over ten years of experience in general psychiatry and addiction services. He is certified by the MRCPsych and is known for his innovative approach to treating a diverse range of clients with high morbidity related to alcohol, drugs, and mental health problems. At Nova Recovery, Dr Khan will utilise his extensive knowledge and experience to provide patients with the highest level…Read Bio
Dr Luqman Khan MBchB, FRCS, MRCPsych
Dr Luqman Khan (MBchB, FRCS, MRCPsych) is a highly experienced and well-qualified psychiatrist with over ten years of experience in general psychiatry and addiction services.
He is certified by the MRCPsych and is known for his innovative approach to treating a diverse range of clients with high morbidity related to alcohol, drugs, and mental health problems.
At Nova Recovery, Dr Khan will utilise his extensive knowledge and experience to provide patients with the highest level of care and support in their journey towards recovery. He will work closely with our addiction recovery team to develop individualised treatment plans for each patient, considering their specific needs and circumstances.
He is passionate about supporting individuals in achieving their goals and objectives and is committed to working with patients to help them overcome their addiction dependency and improve their overall well-being. Utilising evidence-based practices and the latest research in addiction treatment, Dr Khan will help ensure that patients receive the most effective care possible.
As an adept communicator with excellent interpersonal skills, Dr Khan can connect with patients from all walks of life. Patients can expect to receive comprehensive and compassionate care from Dr Khan. With his expertise and guidance, they will be given the best chances of achieving long-term recovery.
Why Choose Residential Rehab in Scotland?
Our rehab in Scotland is the best choice you’ll make for your health, physically and psychologically. Contact us today at 0147 530 3039 to secure your place at our renowned rehab facility.
Sometimes, you need to take yourself out of your environment to focus on your rehabilitation fully. Outpatient treatment, for example, may not work for everybody as the alcohol rehabilitation process can be more difficult when stuck in the same environment.
A Clean Break
Moving into our treatment centre for your stay will allow us to focus entirely on you. After an initial assessment, you will undergo our full residential addiction treatment program in fresh new settings. We only want to focus on you and find the right treatment for your situation.
Help Through Drug Detox
Detoxing is often a challenging process. Also known as going ‘cold turkey’, here you will face withdrawal symptoms and find it difficult to cope for a period of time. However, at our dedicated rehab, individuals find the process much easier to endure. This is because individuals will have access to 24/7 support through a comprehensive detox programme that is personalised to their needs, with an onsite doctor available to prescribe medications to soothe withdrawal symptoms.
A Personalised Approach to Recovery
At Nova Recovery, our team of specialists truly take the time to get to know you and the nature of your addiction. This enables us to create a bespoke treatment programme that benefits you most.
Whilst receiving comprehensive treatment at our Scotland rehab centre, you will be kept under professional supervision, and your treatment options will be tailored to your own needs. This is a key point, as every journey to recovery is different. Our dedicated team of specialists work closely with our onsite doctors to tailor a programme that will be most effective for you personally – call us on 01475 303998 for more information.
Addiction Treatment Options in Scotland
When seeking support for drug and alcohol addiction, it’s essential to be aware of the options available to you to ensure you pick the correct type of treatment for you.
In Scotland, you’ll have the option to choose between seeking addiction help in a residential setting or on an outpatient basis. We’ll go over each option in more detail below.
Inpatient Rehab Treatment
At Nova Recovery, you are classed as an inpatient when you visit our rehab centre. This means you will stay over at our alcohol and drug rehab in Scotland for a set amount of time, generally 1 to 4 weeks, depending on your circumstances. This is a fully inclusive, confidential and safe service where you will undertake complete medical detoxification under supervision.
Undertaking a drug and/or alcohol detox will be the most mentally and physically challenging phase of rehab treatment due to withdrawal symptoms that may arise; however, with our support and access to a broad range of evidence-based treatments, you will be able to overcome it.
After completing your detox programme, you will begin engaging in various therapy sessions and learn techniques to fight any cravings you have to give you the best chance of long-term recovery.
When you leave rehab after a successful rehabilitation, you will be placed on our 12-month outpatient aftercare programme, free of charge. This will help you and your family adjust to a daily routine, and local resources will be available to continue your recovery journey over the long term.
The key benefits of residential drug and alcohol rehab include:
- 24-hour care and support from our medical professionals.
- Comprehensive treatment aimed at addiction recovery within a safe, peaceful and private environment.
- Around-the-clock care during a medical detox programme, under the care and supervision of our addiction specialists.
- Full access to onsite doctors and mental health nurses whenever you require.
- Private and comfortable en suite bedrooms.
- Personalised therapy programmes, tailored to your unique needs.
- Use of state-of-the-art facilities, beautiful gardens, fully equipped gym and sauna.
- Delicious, nutrient-dense meal preparation by our onsite chefs.
- 1 year of free aftercare support once inpatient treatment comes to an end.
Outpatient treatment is when individuals access addiction support through appointments without staying at a clinic. This means that treatment is received whilst staying at home.
If you cannot commit to an inpatient treatment programme for various reasons, your GP may recommend you seek help as an outpatient. From there, you will have access to local services and therapy sessions, but you will be required to undertake your detox at home without professional supervision.
To access outpatient treatment programmes, you will need to visit your local GP, and they can advise on what treatments are available in your local area. For those looking for alternative resources that can be used along with seeking outpatient treatment, there are also free support groups that run on a daily basis, such as Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous. These groups can help you overcome substance use disorders locally, are free of charge and can be attended both online and across Scotland.
Outpatient treatment may work best for those with responsibilities they cannot abandon, such as work or caregiving duties, and need flexibility in managing their healthcare schedule while maintaining their daily life. However, private rehabilitation clinics offer a higher level of care, which is often needed for addiction recovery. Residential settings are also known to offer the most effective types of treatment to help with achieving sustainable, long-term recovery. Get in touch today at 01475 303998 to learn more.
Are There Any Differences Between Drug and Alcohol Rehab?
Absolutely. While there are shared principles in treating drug and alcohol addictions, each substance’s specific nature and effects mean that tailored approaches are often necessary.
- Alcohol Addiction: Alcohol rehab often addresses physical withdrawal symptoms and the social triggers that might lead to drinking. Heavy alcohol withdrawal can be particularly challenging and sometimes requires medical supervision.
- Cocaine Addiction: Cocaine rehab focuses on intense cravings and potential mood swings during withdrawal. It also looks at the reasons behind usage, which often links to immediate pleasure and relief from stress.
- Cannabis Addiction: While some argue that cannabis is less addictive, quitting can still be challenging. The rehab focuses on managing mood changes, irritability, and disturbed sleep.
- Prescription Drug Addiction: This covers a broad spectrum, from painkillers to sedatives. Treatment often involves managing physical dependence while addressing why individuals may be self-medicating.
- Amphetamine and Crystal Meth Addiction: Both are stimulants and can cause intense withdrawal symptoms, including fatigue and depression. Rehab may address the extreme highs and lows users experience.
- Opioid Addiction: This includes drugs like heroin. Rehab often involves managing severe physical withdrawal symptoms and intense cravings. Sometimes, substitute medications are used.
- Dual diagnosis: It’s not uncommon for people to suffer from addiction and mental health issues. Our rehab supports this overlap if addiction is shown to be the primary cause of mental health issues.
Addiction Treatment at Nova Recovery
Our private rehab clinic in Scotland combines comfortable, quality accommodation with exceptional treatment programmes proven to support your recovery from addiction.
We’re dedicated to helping individuals, families, and communities from all walks of life achieve long-term recovery.
Alcohol rehab centres in Scotland, such as ours, offer tailored recovery care plans to help you overcome your mental and physical dependence on drugs or alcohol.
Based in Largs, our rehab clinic offers beautiful views and scenery for nearby wellness walks during the addiction rehabilitation element of recovery programmes.
Seeking alcohol or drug addiction treatment in Scotland allows you to recover near to home but in a stunning and peaceful location.
To discuss our facilities further and why you should attend rehab in Scotland, call a member of our addiction team on 01475 303998.
Why Stay At Our Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Scotland?
If you’re struggling with drug or alcohol addiction, your whole life can be affected. From damaging your physical and psychological health to destroying relationships with family and friends, it’s vital that you seek support immediately to overcome your addiction and live a happier life free from alcohol or drugs.
Our experienced team of medical professionals are there to support you 24 hours a day, every day of the week, in your recovery.
Here at Nova Recovery, we have helped countless people succeed in their recovery from drug or alcohol addiction. We understand that each person has a unique journey to becoming addicted to alcohol or drugs, and, therefore, will have a unique journey to addiction recovery.
Our consistent, skilled and compassionate approach to addiction treatment will give you the best chance of success whilst keeping your physical and psychological well-being at the forefront.
If you choose to go without drug and alcohol treatment or attempt recovery alone, it’s likely that you’ll experience relapses, making the recovery process even more challenging.
What to Expect During Your Stay At Our Alcohol Rehab in Scotland
Upon your arrival at Nova Recovery, be prepared for an immediate, warm reception. You’ll be part of an environment that prioritises your health and well-being above all else, staffed by professionals who understand your struggle. Plus, you won’t be alone. You’ll join others just like you, all working together towards the same goal – recovery.
During your stay, you can expect a holistic approach to healing, through the use of a range of evidence-based therapies, counselling sessions, and educational workshops.
Beyond the therapeutic aspect, our drug and alcohol rehab in Scotland offers a tranquil and serene setting, allowing you to escape the stresses of everyday life and fully focus on your recovery. You can expect full access to our modern facilities, and our experienced support team will also be sure to take care of all your needs during your stay with us, to allow you to focus purely on yourself and recovery.
See below for more information on what to expect your time at a residential rehab to entail:
Supported by Professionals
This is why it’s so important to join our rehab clinic, where our experienced team can protect and support you through this, as opposed to attempting a detox alone at home, which can be very dangerous. Rest assured, we always concentrate on your health and safety during these treatments; it’s our number one priority.
Subsequent treatment will have a much greater effect on your recovery after detoxing from a drug or alcohol, which is why this is completed first.
Our experienced team deliver a broad range of therapies that are known to play a pivotal role when treating drug and alcohol addiction.
Although every addiction treatment programme will differ depending on the unique needs and requirements of the individual, one therapy route that is often a solid foundation in any addiction treatment plan is cognitive behavioural therapy.
Cognitive behavioural therapy, known as CBT, for those who suffer from persistent psychological fixations or mental health problems.
At our residential rehab clinic, we understand that drug or alcohol abuse can be damaging both physically and psychologically. For this reason, we will tailor our rehab process accordingly, ensuring that all personalised addiction treatment plans target both the physical and psychological traumas often found with addiction.
CBT focuses on remodelling your approach and awareness towards substance abuse. Effectively disconnecting you from negative attachments and allowing you to see a positive future ahead without drugs or alcohol. As well as CBT, individuals will also engage in a broad range of evidence-based therapy programmes, which can include (but are not limited to) group therapy, motivational interviewing, stress management, and relapse prevention sessions.
Depending on the treatment programme, holistic therapy may also be included. From art and music therapy to yoga, meditation and breathwork, by incorporating holistic therapies into treatment programmes, we aim to treat individuals as a whole.
Dual Diagnosis and Mental Health Treatments
Here at our residential rehabilitation centre, we also help people with mental health issues and disorders. Addictions can cause some mental health issues, just as mental health problems can lead to drug abuse. If you’re suffering from a mental health issue as well as an addiction to alcohol or drugs, we encourage you to speak with us.
The existence of both substance use disorder/addiction and mental health is known as a co-occurring disorder and is treated through a programme called dual-diagnosis treatment.
We can provide dual-diagnosis treatment, but only if addiction is determined to be the primary cause of your mental health condition, which is determined by our in-house psychiatrist.
Prepare for the Future
Throughout your treatment, we will have provided you with the necessary tools to cope with certain negative influences or temptations on your return home. Perhaps you’d like to try to rebuild any relationships which were damaged as a result of your addiction.
Our All-Inclusive Aftercare Programme
Upon completing your treatment programme at our rehab in Scotland, you may still have worries about staying sober in the long term. This is why our aftercare plan is so important. It’s designed to help you maintain motivation and avoid relapsing. We offer all of our clients a free 12-month aftercare plan. We feel it’s crucial to succeeding in long-term recovery.
The Role of Medication in Rehab
While counselling, therapy, and peer support are incredibly important in addiction recovery, medications can also often serve as the underpinning that stabilises the recovery journey.
They can significantly ease withdrawal symptoms, reduce cravings, and address co-occurring mental health issues, making the transition into recovery a more manageable one.
Please note that while medication can be immensely helpful, it must be administered under strict medical supervision.
At Nova Recovery, please rest assured that all dosages are accurately measured, potential side effects monitored, and the overall health of the individual is consistently assessed by our medical team.
Dual Diagnosis & Medication Intervention
Unfortunately, it’s not uncommon for individuals with a substance addiction to also suffer from a mental health condition. This is known as a dual diagnosis, which will require a specific rehabilitation programme that treats both conditions.
Medications, such as antidepressants and anxiety medications, are sometimes necessary in treating underlying mental health conditions.
Medications can provide valuable support in the recovery journey, but the decision to incorporate them should always be an informed one. At our drug and alcohol rehab in Scotland, we ensure that individuals and their loved ones thoroughly understand the benefits, risks, and alternatives to any medication intervention.
Effective Relapse Prevention Strategies at Our Drug and Alcohol Rehab Scotland
Our drug and alcohol rehab in Scotland has been designed to offer a safe and therapeutic environment where individuals are introduced to various relapse prevention techniques.
Every therapy and method has been crafted to ensure that we help those who struggle with addiction to maintain their sobriety and achieve lasting recovery, long after all residential addiction treatments come to an end.
Ensuring that we provide individuals with the right tools and techniques to prevent relapse from occurring is one of our top priorities. See below for more information on how we minimise the chances of relapse after residential addiction treatment.
Personalised Treatment & Relapse Prevention Plans
At Nova Recovery, each and every individual that we support receives an individualised treatment plan, which will include a comprehensive relapse prevention strategy to cater specifically to their needs.
We firmly believe that each journey towards recovery is unique. With varied backgrounds and distinct challenges, each individual requires a different approach, which is why we take each and every difference and unique circumstance into account when developing a robust relapse prevention programme.
Helping You Overcome Relapse Triggers
Relapse triggers, both from within and the world outside, can be very difficult to overcome alone. But with the help of our team and a range of tailored relapse prevention techniques, which involve a blend of intensive therapies, holistic approaches, supportive community groups, and strategic interventions, we ensure that each individual has a fighting chance against these triggers.
Prioritising Self-Care in Recovery
Reestablishing a sense of self-love, efficiency, and peace are also core parts of what we will work on with you.
A balanced routine, consisting of establishing a healthy sleep pattern, breathing exercises, grounding techniques and mindfulness practices, forms the cornerstone of our approach, helping you to build resilience and become stronger than your alcohol and drug addiction.
Nutrition and Physical Health
Engaging in physical activity and reconnecting with our bodies can truly be a game changer for many during recovery.
Exercise not only helps repair the body but also releases endorphins, which are natural mood lifters. This can counteract feelings of depression or anxiety that are often felt during the early stages of recovery, especially during the withdrawal stage.
Substance abuse also often leads to nutritional deficiencies. Reintegrating a balanced diet, rich in essential nutrients, vitamins, and minerals, can play a significant role in mending the physical damage inflicted by addiction. Our addiction specialists work closely with individuals to craft meal plans that not only nourish the body but also support the recovery process.
Nova Recovery Aftercare Services
We understand that the true challenge starts after your time with us, but we’ll provide you with the support you need to ensure you never face that journey alone.
As we touched on previously, each and every person who stays with us will be provided with ongoing professional support in the form of a one-year aftercare package, which is completely free of charge.
Remember that maintaining sobriety is an ongoing journey, which is why our aftercare services are designed to reinforce the foundations you have been brave enough to build during your time with us. By fully engaging with our programme, you significantly minimise the chance of relapse.
Can I Get Private Rehab Treatment on the NHS?
The government has recognised the increasing need for residential rehabilitation settings, with budgets being reevaluated over the long term to help make addiction treatment more accessible for the people of Scotland. So, whilst it is possible for the NHS to step in and help individuals seeking treatment for addiction. But, unfortunately, private rehab placements are hard to acquire through the NHS. Due to overstretched budgets, very few people are able to access complete residential rehabilitation centres without the financial costs associated with treatment.
How Much Does Rehab Cost?
Nova Recovery offers an all-inclusive residential rehabilitation experience starting from £4,000+. The cost includes your stay at our esteemed rehab clinic in Scotland, evidence-based therapies, treatments, nutritious meals, round-the-clock care, and access to various therapeutic sessions and onsite facilities. No hidden fees are present, letting you focus entirely on your recovery.
How can I pay for rehab in Scotland?
At Nova Recovery, we recognise that the financial aspect of rehab can be a concern for many. However, we endeavour to provide high quality care without overwhelming your finances. We’ve outlined different payment options for you:
Immediate help is often a priority for individuals battling addiction. Through self-funding, we ensure a swift admission process – typically within 24 hours of confirming your payment. This rapid process is due to reduced administrative tasks and not because of a preference for self-funding clients.
To start as a self-funding patient:
- Reach out to our admissions team, who will discuss the history of the addiction and guide you through the pre-admission assessment.
- Admission can be organised within a day once we receive pertinent medical information, preferably a letter from your GP. Please let us know if you’re hesitant to involve your GP, and we will explore other alternatives.
- We will provide a comprehensive pre-admissions information pack and help coordinate your transportation.
Private Health Insurance:
Leading healthcare insurance providers recognise Nova Recovery’s premium and bespoke HIS (Health Improvement Scotland) approved treatment programmes. This can facilitate a swift admission process, generally within 48 hours, once we’ve obtained all necessary details.
For admission via insurance:
- Initiate the process by contacting our admissions department, which will help you understand the coverage details and guide you in approaching your insurer.
- Verify with your insurance provider about the extent and type of coverage for residential rehab in your policy.
- Obtain a referral for Nova Recovery from your GP and share your insurance details with our admissions team.
- We will coordinate with your insurer for the admission process.
Insurance coverage varies across providers. In some cases, insurers authorise only a part of your treatment, and you might need to pay for the rest. Should they later add additional weeks, we will promptly refund the extra amount you’ve paid.
Acquiring NHS funding for residential addiction treatment might be challenging. With dedication, it’s achievable. Our team can guide you on the steps to apply for NHS or local authority funding.
Do you take insurance?
Absolutely. We accept a range of private health insurance, ensuring our treatments are accessible to those in need. If you have queries regarding insurance coverage or need clarity on the process, our dedicated team is here to help.
Our Fast Admissions Process
At Nova Recovery, we offer a smooth and seamless transition into drug and alcohol treatment. We understand that starting treatment as quickly as possible is incredibly important, which is why our team will start the process as soon as you reach out for help. This process will require our team to gather personal information about you and your relationship with addiction so that a full treatment approach can be tailored to suit your unique needs. Please rest assured that all conversations are strictly confidential.
To access our recovery services, simply get in touch, and we can talk you through the admissions process and get a date set for your visit to rehab. If you need transportation to the rehab, we can also arrange this, as not everybody who needs access has access to private transportation.
Start Your Journey at Nova Recovery Today
Making the decision to choose recovery is never easy. But, once you do, you can start your journey to reclaiming control and living your life free from the burden of addiction.
Here at Nova Recovery, we understand the depth of your struggle and the courage it takes to seek help. Our dedicated team of professionals are prepared and waiting to guide you every step of the way.
With our personalised approach, we will navigate through this challenging journey alongside you, providing the support, tools, and treatment strategies you need to overcome your addiction.
Frequently Asked Questions
What happens after rehab in Scotland?
Our well experienced team are committed to ensuring that all of our clients have the potential to make a long-term recovery, which is why we provide every individual that attends our rehab with 12-months of free aftercare support.
Are all the staff fully qualified?
All our staff are fully qualified and are experts in their specific fields. We ensure all our staff regularly undergo any additional training.
How long will I wait to access addiction treatment in Scotland?
At Nova Recovery, providing individuals with fast access to treatment is important to us - which is why we can organise immediate admission into treatment. Please reach out to us today to discuss starting a treatment programme at our drug and alcohol rehab clinic.
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