Rehab 4 Addiction

Drug & Alcohol Rehabs in Edinburgh

Rehab 4 Addiction offers a variety of drug and alcohol treatment options in Edinburgh.

To book an Edinburgh-based drug or alcohol rehab, call us today on 0800 140 4690.

We endeavour to help you locate a treatment provider in the Edinburgh area.

We refer you to multiple different treatment providers, so you are able to make an informed decision with reference to your treatment needs, budget and time you have available.

Recovery from drug or alcohol addiction is one of the most important life events you will ever experience.

It is vital you locate a treatment provider that is capable of meeting your unique needs whilst also offering an extended programme of aftercare.

Situations when going to rehab make sense

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Rehab can be for anyone suffering from a drug or alcohol addiction, but it will inevitably be more suited and more beneficial to those experiencing more severe substance use disorders. 

This is because these individuals require more care, attention, and supervision when it comes to detoxing and recovering from their addiction. 

You should be considering rehab if you are experiencing suicidal thoughts as a result of your addiction, or if you have any other mental health issues that are worsened by your substance use – and vice versa. 

Rehab should also be the route you take if any of these significant mental health issues or disorders would interfere with your recovery if you attempted to withdraw at home. 

If you have experienced many recovery attempts before but have not succeeded or stayed on track for very long, rehab is the place for you.

It can be where you finally commit and learn to live a substance-free life. 

If, when you are intoxicated or high, you become violent to loved ones or those around you, rehab is recommended.

This is so you can safely withdraw and detox from substances without inflicting any further damage or becoming a danger to friends and family once again. 

Call our team today on: 0800 140 4690

Determining the severity of your addiction – AUDITs questionnaire 

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To help us and you realise the state and seriousness of your alcohol problem, you will most likely undergo an AUDIT – or an Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test. 

AUDITs involve 10 easy questions about you and your drinking habits and the consequences that you may have experienced as a result of such.

You will be asked to answer these questions with complete honesty and will receive points for each (0-4) depending on your answer. 

The first 3 questions cover your general intake of alcohol, such as:

“How often do you have a drink containing alcohol?” or “how many units of alcohol do you drink in a typical day of drinking?”

Questions 4-6 cover your dependency on alcohol, for example:

“How often during the last year have you found that you were not able to stop drinking after you had started?” 

Finally, the last 3 questions give you a chance to rate your experiences with the consequences of your alcohol use, such as:

“How often during the last year have you had a feeling of guilt or remorse after drinking?” or “have you or somebody else been injured as a result of your drinking?”

At the end of this test, your points for each question will be added to give you a final score – 40 points being the highest possible score. 

If your score is anywhere between 0-7, you display as a low-risk individual for an alcohol use disorder.

A score between 8-15 indicates an increased risk, and 16-19 is a much higher risk. 

A final score of 20 or more reveals the possible existence of alcohol dependence, and referral to a specialist assessment or to a drug and alcohol rehab in Edinburgh is usually suggested. 

The rehab admission process in Edinburgh

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Once you have undergone preliminary assessments to determine whether you need treatment for your drug or alcohol addiction, you will need to be tested even further.

This will help to ensure you receive the best possible treatment for your needs. 

In order to guarantee that you only take part in treatment and therapy that is valuable to your recovery, your dependence will most likely be assessed with the help of the six dimensions of the ASAM Criteria. 

This multi-dimensional test analyses and identifies:

  • The severity of an individual’s addiction
  • Their living environment
  • Their chances of recovery
  • Their history with both the substance
  • Any other mental health disorders that could impact their withdrawal attempt
  • And their readiness to change and improve. 

The results allow us to fully understand you as a client, your needs for treatment, and what is needed to ensure you reach a full recovery from your addiction.

Call our team today on: 0800 140 4690

Intervention in Edinburgh


If you know someone who is refusing to seek help for themselves or is in denial over the existence of an addiction, you may be considering how you can help them get the treatment they need.

The answer to this is through an intervention. 

An intervention is a process of friends or family taking charge and letting the person know how their substance use has impacted them.

It also allows them to hear what will happen if they choose to continue, and what could happen if they choose a better route. 

Through our professional intervention services here at Rehab 4 Addiction, we can assist you in guiding your loved one to a successful recovery, no matter what it takes.

Our interventionist will work with you and your family to create boundaries, write letters to your loved ones, and work on tactics that will coach them towards accepting the care they deserve. 

You can also opt for a CRAFT approach to help your loved one. 

Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT), is an approach to intervention that helps families learn new methods of communication and support.

This is so that they can offer the necessary guidance to their loved ones experiencing addiction. 

CRAFT is all about understanding new ways to communicate positively – even when things aren’t going the way you thought.

It involves using positive reinforcement to uplift your loved one, whilst still allowing the consequences of their actions to be experienced.

CRAFT also involves realising that in order to take care of your loved one, you must first take care of yourself, and prioritise self-care.  

This approach can be altered depending on the needs and dynamics of the particular family. 

Private rehab or council-funded rehab in Edinburgh?

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Throughout your search for treatment, it is possible you may have considered both private rehab treatment, and treatment that is council-funded and therefore free. 

Just like any route to recovery, each option comes with its own drawbacks and advantages. 

With free, council-funded treatment, the benefits include access to everyone, confidentiality, closeness to your home, and of course, the no costs attached. 

Private rehab, though more expensive, has its own benefits. These include:

  • A quicker admissions process
  • Referrals to residential rehabs in your area
  • The chance to stay with the same clinic and the same therapist for the duration of your recovery journey
  • Experienced doctors and other medical staff on hand at all times
  • and a personalised rehabilitation programme. 

Before you make your decision on which option to choose for your addiction treatment, be sure to do your own research on what would be best for you.

You deserve the most appropriate and detailed care possible, so make sure you are prioritising your recovery to ensure you receive this. 

Call our team today on: 0800 140 4690

How much does rehab cost in Edinburgh?

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The cost of rehab depends on many different factors; what type of room you decide on, the severity of your addiction, and the amount of time you spend in rehabilitation. 

On average, prices for a drug and alcohol rehab are:

  • Around £1,500 for an at-home detox 
  • £3,000 – £6,000 for a 10-day detox in a single occupancy room 
  • £2,000 – £4,000 for a 10-day detox in a multiple occupancy room 
  • £8,000 – £12,000 for a 28-day rehab programme in a single occupancy room 
  • Around £6,000 for a 28-day rehab programme in a multiple occupancy room 

Please do not hesitate to let us know if you have any concerns over the costs of rehab.

We are able to discuss your particular financial situation, and can usually help out with certain budgets you wish to stick to. 

Call our team today on: 0800 140 4690

Alcohol detox at rehab in Edinburgh

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If you are attempting to recover from an addiction to alcohol, your first step in rehabilitation will be to detox. 

Alcohol detox in rehab, though it can be daunting, is a very important and hugely necessary step in your recovery journey.

A detox must take place before any other addiction treatment – such as therapy and counselling – can begin. 

This detox will be a form of pharmacological intervention, which means the medication is used in order to manage your withdrawal and the side effects of withdrawing. 

You will require around 10 days minimum in rehab for a Librium based detox to work safely and effectively.

You will then require further time in rehab being available if you need it for treatment of the psychological aspects of your addiction.

Call our team today on: 0800 140 4690

Alcohol detox at home in Edinburgh

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There is always the option to detox from alcohol in the safety and comfort of your own home, with a home detox. 

This type of detox, though sometimes confused with a self-detox (a detox with no outside or professional help), is a detox you can do at home with the guidance and support of medical professionals. 

As long as you are deemed able to perform an at-home detox by a psychiatrist, you will have the appropriate medication posted to you and you can begin your detox when you are ready.

You will be monitored daily via phone call to ensure you are on the right track and do not require any further help then you are already receiving. 

This type of detox works better for some not only because it is cheaper than an inpatient detox, but because it also offers more freedom and control overtreatment, which many clients excel with. 

Call our team today on: 0800 140 4690

Rehab for cocaine in Edinburgh 


Cocaine remains one of the most used stimulants in the UK year after year, and the substance has caused an increasing number of deaths over the past decade. 

Cocaine can come in many different forms and can be injected, smoked, snorted or sniffed, which only makes it easier to consume.

Dealers of cocaine also often ‘cut’ the substance with others such as heroin or certain amphetamines, making it even more dangerous than it already is. 

Common side effects of cocaine can be irritating – such as sweating, loss of appetite, and insomnia – but some are more serious and life-threatening.

Cocaine use can lead to fatal seizures, respiratory failure, and heart attacks.  

If you wish to stop using cocaine but require support and guidance to do so, please do not hesitate to contact us today at 0800 140 4690 to receive the help and treatment you deserve. 

Rehab for heroin in Edinburgh 

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Heroin is a highly addictive drug created from morphine. It is illegal in the UK, but remains one of the most consumed opioids in the country, and accounts for around 60-80% of all drug-related deaths each year. 

Heroin can have many unpleasant side effects – both in short term and long term.

Some of these include headaches, a heavy feeling of the limbs, vomiting, a dry mouth, insomnia, muscle pain, and severe itching.

If you wish to withdraw from heroin, you will need to do so in the care of a suitable drug and alcohol rehab in Edinburgh.

This is so your detox and withdrawal symptoms can be managed safely and effectively by medical professionals, to ensure you do not cause any further harm to your body. 

Rehab for cannabis in Edinburgh 

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Though oftentimes cannabis is seen as a harmless or non-addictive drug, the truth is quite the opposite. 

Smoking cannabis (this is the most common way of consuming the substance) can cause drowsiness, and increased appetite, dizziness, an uncomfortable dry mouth, and paranoia.

It is known to also cause unwanted side effects such as a higher heart rate and a higher blood pressure, and even mental impairment.

If you believe you are suffering from your use of cannabis, or think that it is impacting your relationships, personal life or work life, get in contact with us today.

We can coach you through the process of withdrawing from cannabis and beginning a new substance-free life.

Call our team today on: 0800 140 4690

The importance of a dual diagnosis 

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A dual diagnosis is the existence of both a drug or alcohol addiction and a co-occurring mental health disorder.

Those with a dual diagnosis require much more detailed and well-rounded treatment that addresses both issues in equal measures, as one issue can impact or worsen the other. 

Mental health conditions that are often associated with addiction include:

Those with these or other mental health disorders are twice as likely to experience addiction at least once in their lives when compared to the general population. 

If you have a mental health disorder – or are experiencing multiple mental health issues – alongside your substance addiction, it is important that we know this when you enquire.

This information will allow us to understand your particular needs better, streamline your treatment plan, and place you in a suitable drug and alcohol rehab.

This will give you the best chance to fight both issues so that you can reach a successful recovery. 

Call our team today on: 0800 140 4690

Types of therapies to expect at rehab in Edinburgh


The treatments you receive in your drug and alcohol rehab in Edinburgh will be determined by the results of the assessments you undergo at the beginning of your admissions process. 

These assessments allow us to evaluate your personal and addiction-specific needs for treatment and give you the chance to only experience treatment that will be beneficial for your recovery goals.  

Because of this, we cannot at this time detail exactly which treatments and which types of therapy or counselling you will experience.

However, there are some commonly used forms of treatment that you are likely to encounter during your rehabilitation journey, including:

  • Holistic therapies such as art therapy, equine therapy, music therapy and adventure therapy, offer a non-traditional route to a recovery 
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a type of intervention therapy that aims to improve mental health, emotional regulation, and teach healthier coping strategies 
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), though very similar to CBT, is a therapy altered especially for clients who tend to feel emotions and feelings more intensely 
  • Twelve-Step Facilitation Therapy (TSF), popularised by Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), is an approach to recovery that helps clients withdraw from substances and remain abstinent with the guidance of 12 simple steps
  • Motivational interviewing is a client-centred counselling approach that follows four guiding principles – partnership, acceptance, compassion, and evocation
  • Group therapy is collaborative therapy, where a multitude of clients can come together to discuss their own stories with addiction, listen to others’ stories, and work towards healing as a group
  • Family therapy is a form of therapy that involves the family of the client, in the hopes that their presence and openness about how the addiction has also impacted them will help the affected individual understand how their actions can and have hurt others – it is also a space where the family can begin to discuss how they can help their loved one
  • Individual therapy is the most basic method of therapy and the one that most people are familiar with; it is a simple one-on-one session with the client and a professional therapist

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Rehab alternatives in Edinburgh

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We understand that even though a drug and alcohol rehab in Edinburgh may be the best option for clients, it won’t always be the easiest or the most accessible to everyone. 

Luckily, there are many alternatives to rehabilitation and many different addiction treatment options that can still help you reach your recovery goals safely. 

We have included a few of the most common alternative options below.

Alcoholics Anonymous / Narcotics Anonymous

Fellowship groups such as AA and NA can be a great option for those who are hoping to withdraw from drugs or alcohol and begin their substance-free life. 

These mutual support groups offer:

  • The chance to make connections with people who are in similar situations to you
  • The chance to share your own story and hear others
  • The chance to stay withdrawn with the help of a sponsor in the group who will make sure you stay on track
  • and the chance to experience rewards for each milestone you reach. 

Having the support of the entire group behind you as you attempt to stay sober is a huge help, and can mean the difference between a successful recovery and an unwanted relapse.

If you wish to find a mutual support group in your area, feel free to do your own research, or ask a member of our team to help you find an appropriate group that fits your needs. 

Outpatient treatment 

Rehab doesn’t have to be a full-time commitment. 

If you are able to (this will be determined by multiple assessments of you and your addiction during the admissions process), you can instead opt for outpatient treatment via a drug and alcohol rehab in Edinburgh. 

This will mean that instead of residing at the rehab for the entirety of your recovery journey, you will stay at home for the majority of the time and only visit the clinic every so often to receive treatment and check-ups. 

This allows clients more freedom and independence and is great for those who wish to have more control over their treatment. 

You will have the chance to experience the professional and medical help of the team at your chosen rehab.

However, you will still be able to stay in the comfort of your own home, detox at home with some guidance from us, and continue living your life whilst you are recovering. 

Call our team today on: 0800 140 4690

SMART recovery 

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SMART (Self-Management and Recovery Training) is an international organisation that helps people all across the globe reach successful recoveries through online meetings, training programmes, and detailed teaching manuals and materials. 

The programme follows four crucial steps to recovery – Building and maintaining motivation, coping with urges, managing behaviours and thoughts, and finally, living a balanced life. 

Relapse prevention in rehab 

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Every part of your rehabilitation journey is important, and your exit from rehab is no different. 

To ensure that you stay on track with your recovery and progress even after you leave the care of your chosen drug and alcohol rehab in Edinburgh, you will take part in relapse prevention planning. 

This planning makes sure you do not experience a relapse outside of rehabilitation but also teaches you what to do in case you do experience one. 

This way, you are fully prepared for life back home and will have all the necessary knowledge and information you need to deal with a relapse situation.

Or, in order to avoid the triggers and environments that could lead you to relapse in the first place.

To create the most effective and beneficial plan, you will work with a member of our Rehab 4 Addiction team and look at the possible triggers in your home life.

You shall also look back on your history with substances and relapses, and your progress in rehab thus far.

This information will allow them to put together 2 plans for you – one that will prevent a relapse, and one that will act as your action plan in the eventuality that you do relapse. 

It is important to remember that a relapse does not signify the end of a recovery journey, but rather a simple bump in the road. 

Progress and recovery from an addiction is not a straight line and setbacks will most likely occur, you just have to make sure you are continuing through these setbacks and focusing on your goals of a substance-free life. 

Call our team today on: 0800 140 4690

Unrivalled care and support during rehab

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When you attend an Edinburgh rehab centre for drug or alcohol addiction, you receive unrivalled support. This is because the rehab centres we work with are entirely residential in nature.

You ‘move in’ to the treatment centre whilst you undergo your detox and rehabilitation programme. This means you are removed from your ‘using environment’ whilst you undergo treatment.

This gives you an achievable chance of attaining that elusive recovery goal. In contrast, home or ‘outpatient’ treatments are most likely to result in failure.

Residential treatment usually means you do not have to make your own food or do your own laundry. You typically sleep in an en-suite suite bedroom and receive 24/7 support.

If this description matches what you seek then call Rehab 4 Addiction today on 0800 140 4690.

How long should I stay in rehab in Edinburgh?

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Each rehab centre we refer you to is bound by a strict duty of care. This means your well-being is given much importance, both during your time at rehab and when you immediately leave.

Before you leave the rehab centre, you will receive a thorough assessment.

This assessment determines your mental and physical stability. If you are not fit to leave the rehab centre then you will be recommended to remain within the centre care until you are fit to leave.

We typically recommend your treatment last for at least fourteen days. This ensures you are fully capable of returning to your home following the completion of treatment.

Rehabs designed for five to even ten days may mean you are not fully ready to return to your home following the completion of your treatment. This may mean you are more at risk of relapse.

Contact Rehab 4 Addiction today

Call Rehab 4 Addiction today for an assessment. During this assessment, we assess your unique treatment needs.

With your permission, we refer your details to several treatment providers located throughout the Edinburgh area.

Call today on 0800 140 4690 or contact us through this website.

Rehab 4 Addiction officers a range of addiction treatments in Scotland, including Aberdeen, Ayrshire, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Strathclyde, Stirling, St Andrews, Prestwick, Perth, Peebles, Paisley, Motherwell, Midlothian, Lothian, Livingston, Kilmarnock, Irvine, Inverness, Berwick, Hamilton, Glenrothes, Galloway, Falkirk, Dunfermline, Dundee, Dumfries, Dumbarton, Clydebank, Bathgate, Bannockburn, Argyll, and Angus.

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