There are various addiction treatment options available but residential rehab has been shown to be the most effective way of tackling serious addiction problems. Find out how a stay in our drug and alcohol rehab in Strathclyde could help you.

Did you know that alcohol is the third leading risk factor for disability and death after smoking and high blood pressure?

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The Risks of Alcohol and Drug Addiction

According to the leading charity Alcohol Focus Scotland, a quarter of adults in Scotland drink at hazardous or harmful levels. Alcohol is associated with around a third of major trauma patients and one in 15 of all deaths in the country.

Statistics for illegal and prescription drug misuse are not always as readily available but drug misuse is an equally serious problem.

Not everyone who misuses drugs and alcohol will become an addict but it is a slippery slope that is easy to fall down and very difficult to get up from. As well as physical and mental health, alcohol and drug addiction can affect your family and other relationships, your work or education, your housing situation and many other aspects of your life.

Leaving an addiction untreated can be extremely costly but there is plenty of help available. Contact us today to find out how a stay in our Strathclyde drug and alcohol rehab we can help you make a full and long-lasting recovery.

 

Addiction Treatments Available in Strathclyde

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIH) defines addiction as “a chronic, relapsing disorder characterized by compulsive drug seeking, continued use despite harmful consequences, and long-lasting changes in the brain”.

This makes it incredibly difficult to beat through willpower alone but, crucially, it can be treated and usually very successfully.

At a private drug and alcohol rehab you will be in the very best place to participate in a proven, evidence-based addiction treatments all delivered in a structured and organised recovery programme by a team of qualified and experienced professionals. This programme will usually comprise of a drug or alcohol detox along with various therapies and other treatments.

 

Going through Detoxification in Rehab

There are a number of reasons why it is preferable to go through alcohol or drug detox in the supervised setting of a rehab centre. Firstly, the process can be potentially dangerous.

As you build up a chemical dependency to the drugs or alcohol that you use, your body and brain become used to the presence of those substances – and when they are no longer available this can lead to a wide range of withdrawal symptoms.

The physical withdrawal symptoms for alcohol or opioid addiction can be particularly bad and could include tremors, sweating, palpitations, cramps, nausea and even seizures, as well as more psychological symptoms like hallucinations and extreme anxiety.

The withdrawal symptoms associated with cocaine addiction or cannabis addiction, on the other hand, are more likely to be purely psychological in nature. They can still be dangerous however, potentially leading to self-harm of longer-lasting psychological issues.

The intense cravings and unpleasant withdrawal symptoms can also be easier to give into if you are at home, with relatively easy access to drugs and alcohol. In a rehab centre or detox clinic you will be in a secure environment with no access to these substances.

You will also have access to round the clock support and medical supervision, which may include prescription medication to help you get through the worst of the withdrawal symptoms.

 

Therapies and other Addiction Treatments

Alongside the detox you will also be offered a comprehensive programme of treatments. The cornerstone of this programme will be based on talking therapies such as group therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, counselling and motivational therapy. There may also be other complementary therapies on offer, such as relaxation, mindfulness and art and music therapy.

The exact mix will be tailored to your own unique circumstances, with your needs and requirements being gauged during the initial part of the admissions process. The combined aim of these addiction therapies is to provide you with the tools you need to understand your addiction and to change the way you think and behave around drugs and alcohol.

 

Mental Health Treatment and Dual Diagnosis

Some alcohol and drug rehabs in Strathclyde may also offer mental health treatments for issues such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, OCD and eating disorders.

These may be standalone treatments but co-existing addiction and mental health conditions can sometimes be treated simultaneously, in what is generally known as dual diagnosis treatment.

 

Sources

https://www.alcohol-focus-scotland.org.uk/alcohol-information/

https://www.alcohol-focus-scotland.org.uk/alcohol-information/alcohol-facts-and-figures/

https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/media-guide/science-drug-use-addiction-basics

Frequently Asked Questions

Are Rehab staff all qualified?

All staff at our alcohol and drug rehab centres are experienced and fully qualified. Our service is led by a psychiatrist, alongside a nurse manager, clinical nurse specialist, mental health nurse therapists, and support therapists.

What happens after Rehab?

Your recovery journey is not over the moment the doors of the rehab centre close behind you. We consider aftercare to be a very important part of relapse prevention, which is why we offer free 12-month aftercare programmes to everyone completing a stay in our rehab facilities. Cravings can strike and everyone can face a moment of temptation, but it is far easier to resist if you have a good support network and aftercare plan in place.

What if a friend or loved one is suffering from Addiction?

We know that it can be very difficult for a person in the throes of an addiction problem to seek help. Sometimes they don’t want to admit the extent of the problem to those around them and sometimes they are very much in self-denial. If your loved one is displaying the signs and symptoms of addiction, a family intervention could help them face up to their problems. We also offer confidential advice and friend and family referrals as part of our admissions process.