For the vast majority of people living in Scotland, alcohol is a relatively harmless substance used to liven up social occasions. However, for some, alcohol is an immense issue that threatens their physical and psychological well-being. Under these circumstances, people with alcoholism face a startling choice: stop drinking alcohol and live, or continue to drink alcohol and die.
In Scotland, many people unfortunately suffer from drug and alcohol addiction. The harsh reality is that you are five times more likely to die from an addiction if you are Scottish compared to your counterparts in England. The good news is that your addiction is highly treatable, and Scotland is not short excellent treatment providers. These providers have come a long way since the 1990s. The old ‘institutional’ rehab centre is very much a thing of the past, and there now exists ‘trendy’ rehabs that focus on providing a loving and caring environment for their clients.
Reaching out for professional help
Reaching out for professional help in Scotland may seem like a threatening prospect. Many people with alcoholism may not understand the significance of this illness. Many people may also entirely resist the notion that they suffer from alcoholism. Thankfully, Rehab 4 Addiction is on hand to ensure you or your loved one receive the care and attention you need to defeat drug or alcohol addiction.
When you contact Rehab 4 Addiction, we help you come to terms with the existence of your condition. Once you have ‘bitten the bullet’ in coming to terms with your alcoholism, you effectively make it possible for us to devise a solution to your problem.
Initially, we carry out a telephone assessment. This assessment is used to gather relevant information concerning your addiction. We then use this information to match you up to the most suitable treatment provider in Scotland. It’s likely we may locate more than one treatment provider. In this case, we may refer you to several treatment providers.
What happens when your treatment begins
When you enter a Scotland rehab centre, you will be fully assessed by a medical professional. This professional is typically a psychiatrist. You will then be prescribed non-harmful drugs to help you weather otherwise potentially fatal withdrawal symptoms. During your detoxification programme, you will benefit from round-the-clock monitoring by a team of medical professionals. This ensures you will never be too far from medical assistance should you run into any issues during your detoxification.
Essentially, detoxification helps rid your body of all toxins caused by the consumption of drugs or alcohol. However, simply ‘stopping’ is rarely enough to remain ‘in recovery’ for the long term. To remain abstinent for many years to come, you must rehabilitate and make significant changes to the way you live your life. You must also work to eliminate negative thoughts and feelings that fuel your addiction to drugs and alcohol.
The importance of rehabilitation
To help you achieve this aim, Scotland-based rehab clinics offer you a range of counselling and therapy sessions. These sessions aim to give you the hope and tangible skills to live your life without resorting to drugs or alcohol. Many Scotland rehabs offer modern therapy techniques such as CBT and psychotherapy. You may also benefit from ’12 step’ work as advocated by AA and NA.
At Rehab 4 Addiction, we believe it’s essential for patients to work hard on their recovery the rest of their lives. It is unlikely you will develop the required vigilance to remain in recovery over a month. Whilst rehab is an important step towards your long-term recovery goals, it is very much a first step.
In order to continue towards achieving your recovery goals, you must make fundamental changes in how you live your life. One way we help you achieve your aims is via aftercare sessions. When you attend one of our Scotland rehab clinics, we ensure you benefit from an extended aftercare programme. This entitles you the ability to return to the rehab clinic on an ‘outpatient’ basis for many months following the completion of your residential treatment.
Get in touch today
To enquire about our free assessment and rehabilitation services in Scotland, contact us today on 0800 140 4690. All information you provide will be held in the strictest of confidence. We look forward to receiving your call and getting you onto the road towards long term abstinence.