Every aspect of health is important and mental health is a factor that is often overlooked as it has limited or no physical symptoms. Mental health is also a significant public health challenge, particularly in Scotland. Public Health Scotland has announced that “improving the mental health and wellbeing of the population is a national priority because this is recognised as having a positive effect on many different aspects of society”. Meaning, if you can manage or decrease mental health issues, there is a knock-on effect which can lead to other issues, such as drug or alcohol addiction.

Here at Nova Recovery rehab in Scotland, we support people who are suffering from poor mental health and addiction by providing them with a recovery model which focuses on the biological and psychological responses to poor physical and mental health including anxiety, burnout, stress, and associated addictive behaviours.

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What Are the Facilities Like at Nova Recovery?

Here at Nova Recovery, we have a small private rehab featuring a fantastic team of mental health professionals and addiction specialists. Our Scotland-based rehab centre is led by a psychiatrist, alongside a nurse manager, specialist nurse practitioner, nursing staff such as mental health nurse therapists, and support therapists who are on hand to help you with specialised support 24/7.

Located in the stunning west coast of Scotland, we’re just a short stroll away from many peaceful country walks and serene beaches overlooking the Isle of Arran. These activities are encouraged by our team as they have proven to help you along your journey to addiction and mental health recovery.

We provide you with freshly prepared meals each day, made with locally sourced produce to ensure your nutrition is looked after whilst undergoing your treatment programme, we can also provide diet and nutritional support if required.

Additionally, we are able to arrange collection from airports or train stations if you would find this helpful.

What Mental Health Treatments Does Nova Recovery Scotland Provide?

It’s important to remember that anyone can develop a problem with their mental health, at any stage of their life. For the majority of people, we experience difficult emotions from time to time such as feeling worried, sad, or stressed, but these are normally only temporary and can be resolved without causing a problem in the long-term. However, for some individuals, these feelings escalate and grow into something much worse, leading to serious mental health problems.

For people with poor mental health, a comprehensive psychological intervention is required. There is a wide variety of underlying reasons as to why you may have developed a psychiatric condition, all of which are extremely complex and completely unique to each person. At Nova Recovery, we offer mental health treatments if you are also suffering from severe drug or alcohol addiction.

At our treatment centre, we aim to identify the causes of your addiction and poor mental health and work through them, adapting your outlook on life to create a more positive reality.

Our experienced team are great advocates of including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, or CBT, within our client’s recovery programmes. CBT is a widely recognised third-wave mindfulness treatment which helps those suffering from many psychological disorders and addictions; this therapy also works in harmony with the stress response model.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is a talking therapy that works by enhancing your capabilities, improving your motivation, and structuring your environment. In our years of experience, we have seen evidence that CBT effectively helps people recover from addiction.

As a client of Nova Recovery, you will be cared for by mental health professionals and recovery support workers who will also continue your recovery once you’ve left our residential support services.

Which Mental Health Problems Does Nova Recovery Help With?

At Nova Recovery we can provide dual diagnosis treatment at our rehab, where you will receive therapies for both addiction and mental health problems.

There are a huge variety of conditions which can be classified as mental health disorders. We can support you if you haven’t yet been diagnosed and have arrived at our rehab for substance abuse treatment, or if you have been diagnosed and require help for addiction.

Below are some of the most common mental health disorders we can treat as part of our dual diagnosis treatment:

  • Anxiety and panic attacks: Anxiety can be identified as when we’re feeling worried or afraid, particularly about something that is about to happen or that could potentially happen in the future. Anxiety can become a real problem if it begins to impact your ability to function in a normal day without being very distressed or experiencing regular panic attacks.
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD): You may find that at times, your obsessions and compulsions are fairly manageable depending on what’s going on in your life. However, these unwelcome thoughts or repetitive activities can become more serious when you’re under pressure or experiencing work-related stress for example.
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD): After experiencing a traumatic event, you may develop PTSD which can cause you to feel numb or have trouble sleeping. It’s possible to have different types of PTSD which can be described as delayed-onset PTSD where your symptoms emerge more than six months after the trauma, complex PTSD where you experienced trauma at a young age which has followed you into adulthood, or birth trauma where you go through a traumatic experience of childbirth.

This list is just the most common mental health issues and is not the extent of every disorder we can provide as dual diagnosis treatment here at Nova Recovery. There are many different types of mental health and substance abuse disorders, so whatever it is that you’re suffering from, let us help you at our recovery centre in Largs, Scotland. Call us today on 01475 303998 or email us at info@novarecovery.com.

What Happens After Treatment?

Once you have completed your dual diagnosis treatment plan with Nova Recovery, all of our clients have the opportunity to attend our support group every week for 12 months following the completion of your recovery programme at our private rehab centre. We also provide you with a dedicated CBT support line and Zoom groups for 12 months following discharge to aid with your recovery journey.

John Gillen - Author - Last updated: June 23, 2023

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.