Drug and alcohol rehab programmes are designed to treat all types of addictions. From alcohol to cocaine, attending a private rehab gives you the best chance at overcoming substance abuse. If you have any questions about what to expect from rehab, find out more from our frequently asked questions here.

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What to Expect During a Rehab Programme

Going to rehab is a very daunting experience, especially if you don’t know what to expect. Rehab programmes consist of a structured treatment which involves the detox process, addiction treatment therapies and an aftercare programme once rehab is over.

Upon arrival at our rehab centre in Scotland, you will receive a pre-admissions assessment to check your treatment needs and health and identify any extras you may require. Once this is complete you will then begin a medical detox.

You can expect an initial detox period which lasts for roughly 5-7 days, however, timescales vary depending on the severity of your addiction, the substances you are withdrawing from and your age.

After this has been completed you will then receive a number of addiction treatments such as group therapy, one-to-one counselling, art therapy and more holistic treatments. This is followed by relapse prevention sessions and one year of aftercare.

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How Long is Rehab?

The length of rehab varies, however, most programmes typically take 28 days, which includes detox and addiction treatments. Shorter treatment programmes are available for 10 days which includes detox only, and longer treatment stays are available upon request if you require additional time to overcome addiction.

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Is My Addiction Bad Enough for Rehab?

Sometimes it can be hard to tell if your addiction has become out of hand, especially if you are stuck in the cycle of addiction. Signs that you need rehab treatment include:

  • Changes in behaviour, hiding your drug or alcohol use and mood swings
  • Prioritising your substance use over everything else
  • Relationship breakdowns
  • Sudden weight loss or gain
  • Lapses in judgement

See more about whether your drug or alcohol addiction is bad enough for rehab here.

How Much Does Rehab Cost in Scotland?

The cost of rehab depends on your needs and the length of your treatment programme. Private rehab programmes are a more expensive option than outpatient treatment, however they are more intensive and achieve the best long-term recovery rates.

For shorter-stay rehab programmes in a residential centre, the cost of rehab typically starts from £4000.

28 day programmes cost around £12,000+, but for exact costs, you should call up on 01475 303998.

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How Do You Pay for Rehab in Scotland?

There are a number of payment options for rehab centres in Scotland, such as one-time payments, private healthcare insurance and family support.

If you decide to pay for rehab yourself, we first request a deposit to secure your space within our centre, followed by a payment for your treatment which can be paid via electronic bank transfer, debit card or cash.

We also accept a number of private healthcare covers as long as your insurance covers private rehabilitation treatment.

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Does Rehab Work?

Private rehab programmes are designed to treat both your physical and mental addiction through detox and therapy treatments. By completing both elements you will have the best chance of achieving long-term recovery once you have finished treatment.

Overcoming drug or alcohol addiction is extremely hard to do alone and home detox can be dangerous and difficult to complete without relapse. Withdrawal symptoms can be overpowering without the medical support that is offered in residential rehab.

This is why rehab achieves the best recovery rates – the 24/7 support from recovery workers and nurses means that you feel supported throughout the entire process.

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John Gillen - Author - Last updated: June 6, 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.