Drug and alcohol addiction is a serious problem throughout the UK but is particularly prevalent in Scotland.

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Recent figures released by National Records of Scotland showed that drug-related deaths were more than three and a half times higher than the UK as a whole and were the highest of any European country.1

Alcohol-specific deaths are also on the rise and these statistics represent just the tip of the iceberg. There are many more people living with addiction and substance abuse issues and these problems can have a huge toll on physical and mental health, families, relationships, and other areas of your life.

If you are struggling with addiction you are certainly not alone and there is help available. Find out how drug and alcohol rehab in West Lothian could help you turn your life around.

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Are you suffering from drug and/or alcohol addiction and need help? If so, Nova Recovery are leading UK based experts in Private Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Treatment. Find out how we can help by getting in touch with our friendly team today.

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The Difference between Inpatient and Outpatient Treatment

Addiction is a chronic condition that leads to the compulsive use of a substance or behaviour despite knowing there may be negative consequences. Alcohol and drug addiction can actually change the way your brain operates and it is incredibly difficult to tackle without expert help.

Addiction can be successfully treated though, and the field of addiction recovery has come a long way over the past few decades.

The main choice is whether to seek residential treatment at a private drug and alcohol rehab or go for outpatient treatment of the kind commonly offered via the NHS. Any treatment can be valuable but there are drawbacks to outpatient programmes. Firstly, you have to manage your own appointments and get to the various clinics and other settings, which can be difficult when you are battling addiction.

You will have to go through detox with limited support and you will be subject to all the same stresses and triggers that are usually associated with your substance abuse.

At a private hospital or rehab clinic, you will be away from those pressures in a safe, secure environment where you can concentrate exclusively on your recovery. You will be able to go through a medically supervised detoxification and will have round the clock support as you work through a carefully tailored evidence-based addiction treatment programme.


Addiction Treatment Options at Nova Recovery

We offer a fully personalised programme of addiction treatment designed to have the best possible chance of helping you to make a full and lasting recovery. This will usually involve a medically supervised detox, which is the period during which you process the chemicals from the alcohol or drugs already in your system.

This can be a crucial and very difficult process, as you are likely to suffer from withdrawal symptoms. These can be very unpleasant and sometimes dangerous.

While the detox is a vital part it is far from the end of the rehabilitation process. You will also be encouraged to explore the root causes of your addiction and address your behaviour and the way you think about drinking and drug use. A key part of this is cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), which is commonly used as depression and anxiety treatmentbut is increasingly being successfully used to treat addictions.

Other types of therapy may also be offered, including group therapy, psychotherapy and one to one counselling. It’s important to embrace the programme and participate fully to get the most benefits.


Mental Health and Addiction

There is a definite connection between mental health, addiction and substance misuse, although it can sometimes be difficult to untangle.

In some cases, an existing mental health issue can trigger or worsen substance misuse, which can lead to addiction. For others, the substance misuse or addiction can trigger or exacerbate a mental health condition and sometimes it is a mix of these things.

Nova Recovery can also offer treatments for a wide range of mental health conditions and issues, including anxiety, stress, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). We offer access to trained psychiatrists as well as registered mental health nurses and can offer mental health treatment as well as addiction treatment.

The diagnosis and treatment of co-existing mental health and addiction issues are often referred to as dual diagnoses. It is important to treat both elements when they occur at the same time, otherwise, the untreated problem could trigger the other one further down the road. 


Relapse Prevention with a Personalised Aftercare plan

The recovery journey rarely ends when you walk out of the doors following your stay in an alcohol or drug rehab. Relapse is a constant danger for many recovering addicts as cravings can continue for a long time.

Part of the aim of the treatments you receive during rehab is to do with relapse prevention and providing you with the tools and knowledge you need to stay clean and sober going forward. There will still be times when many people need support after rehab, however, which is why we offer 12 months of free aftercare support to every person that attends rehab at our private hospital.


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We know that the thought of rehab can be scary, but you will be guided every step of the way by caring, trained professionals.

The admission process is designed to make sure you find the help and treatment programme that you need so get in touch today to find out how drug and alcohol rehab in West Lothian could help.

Frequently Asked Questions

What can I bring to Rehab?

You should bring comfortable clothes, nightwear and other items like robes and slippers. There will be laundry services, so you don’t need to bring fresh clothes for every day you are there. You can also bring toiletries and beauty products. Don’t bring electronics such as video games and it should go without saying that you definitely should not bring drugs or alcohol (apart from permitted prescription medications).

Can I call on behalf of a loved one?

Yes, we offer family and friend referral services. We can also offer confidential advice and guide you through the next steps of the admissions process.

How long does Rehab last?

Your stay in rehab can vary. Stays of 28 or 30 days are reasonably common but longer periods can be more effective and a 60 or 90-day stay may be more appropriate.