Rehab 4 Addiction

Residential & outpatient options in Glasgow

Rehab 4 Addiction offers multiple drug and alcohol rehabilitation services across the Glasgow and greater West of Scotland region.

This includes home detoxification, outpatient treatment and fully and quasi-residential/inpatient treatment services.

These treatment programmes typically begin with a detox, although this depends upon the nature and duration of your addiction.

If you are a family or friend of those suffering from substance use disorder we also offer a professional intervention service.

Official statistics show more than 20% of Scot’s drink hazardous levels of alcohol. The need for effective addiction treatment in Scotland is thus a vital service that is needed to mitigate this harm.

About Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Glasgow


Unfortunately, Glasgow tops most Governmental and non-Governmental surveys when it comes to drug and alcohol addiction.

Since 2012, Glasgow’s drug and alcohol problem has increased year on year.

This increase is across the board from alcohol to heroin and an array of ‘legal highs.

Glasgow’s drug and alcohol problem is an issue the City Council has failed to tackle.

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Most people who seek this sort of service do so with little idea of the appropriateness of each treatment programme on offer.

Whilst Glasgow does not have any shortage of quality drug and alcohol treatment centres, it is vital you choose a programme that is suited to your particular needs.

Get this decision incorrect, and you risk relapse, if not an early grave.

Over the last decade, Rehab 4 Addiction has built up a stellar record for placing those suffering from substance use disorder into rehab centres in the Glasgow area.

This service means your chances of beating drugs or alcohol are significantly increased.

This is because we place you in a centre that’s optimised for treating your particular addiction and any associated mental and emotional problems you may face.

Who is residential rehab in Glasgow suitable for?

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Residential rehab offers higher levels of attention and more treatment options than outpatient or public-funded healthcare programmes.

It is suitable for a wide range of potential clients such as:

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What is the DSM-V and how can it help me?

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (Fifth Edition) is the latest edition handbook used by mental health professionals to diagnose mental disorders such as addiction.

It is consistently under review as the understanding of mental health continues to improve.

It is a comprehensive guide that contains up-to-date descriptions and criteria to help the diagnosis of mental disorders.

The DSM-5 helps in the diagnosis of substance-related disorders from the following 10 classes of drugs:

  • Opioids
  • Alcohol
  • Hallucinogens
  • Caffeine
  • Hypnotics
  • Sedatives
  • Stimulants
  • Anxiolytics
  • Inhalants

It also lists two groups of substance-related disorders: substance use disorder and substance-induced disorder.

Both of these groups have a crucial role in the treatment and diagnosis of substance use and addiction.

The DSM-5 is used globally and is useful because it takes into consideration multiple factors such as patient needs and experiences with substances.

For over 10 years, psychiatrists and doctors have continuously edited and reviewed the handbook to ensure it is as accurate and effective as possible.

Substance-related disorders are determined by the symptoms patients show.

2 or 3 of the symptoms found below indicates a mild substance use disorder (SUD), 4 or 5 symptoms suggest a moderate SUD, and 6 or more show a severe SUD, also known as addiction.

  1. Consuming the substance in large amounts or for longer than was originally prescribed.
  2. Understanding the consequences of prolonged substance use but continuing to abuse them regardless.
  3. Spending the majority of your time consuming or attempting to recover from the substance.
  4. Wanting to stop taking drugs and drinking alcohol but find it incredibly difficult to.
  5. Need more and more of a certain substance to achieve a high.
  6. Developing withdrawal symptoms that you believe can only be made less unpleasant by consuming the substance further.
  7. Ignoring important work-related duties or quitting your job to consume substances.
  8. Cancelling events and losing interest in hobbies because of substance use.
  9. Intense cravings and a longing to consume substances every day.
  10. Using substances even though they could have potentially caused or worsened health problems.
  11. Continuing to use substances even though they have destroyed important relationships in your life.

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How is addiction identified and diagnosed?

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The ASAM Criteria is used by healthcare professionals across the world.

It is considered the most comprehensive set of guidelines for the placement and discharge of patients with addictions and also those with co-occurring conditions.

The criterion uses six dimensions to create a complete assessment of an individual for use in primary care settings.

The six dimensions are:

  • Dimension 1: Acute Intoxication and Withdrawal Potential: The first dimension explores the client’s past and their experiences with substance use. It also includes experiences with withdrawal.
  • Dimension 2: Biomedical Conditions and Complications: The second dimension explores the client’s health history as well as their current mental and physical condition.
  • Dimension 3: Emotional, Behavioural, or Cognitive Conditions and Complications: The third dimension explores the client’s thoughts, mental health, and emotions they are feeling.
  • Dimension 4: Readiness to Change: This fourth dimension determines the client’s readiness and interest in changing behaviours.
  • Dimension 5: Relapse, Continued Use, or Continued Problem Potential: The fifth dimension explores the client’s relationship with relapsing and continued use of substances.
  • Dimension 6: Recovery/Living Environment: The sixth, and final, dimension explores the client’s recovery and living situation. It also includes exploration of things such as social groups, friends, support networks etc. The ASAM Criteria is very helpful in allowing clinicians to plan treatment and determine, effectively, where patients will be placed in treatment programmes and facilities within Glasgow. As the assessment is multidimensional it takes into account every patient’s needs as well as the obstacles in their lives, the support networks available to them and their strengths. Once this information is compiled it is used to determine the most appropriate levels of care.

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How is an alcohol use disorder diagnosed?

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The AUDIT (Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test) is a 10-question screening test developed by the World Health Organisation.

It allows clinicians to assess your levels of alcohol consumption and further drinking behaviours.

It is mainly used in primary care settings and is suitable for all genders and racial/ethnic groups.

The questions are as follows:

  1. How often do you have a drink containing alcohol?
  2. How often have you had 6 or more units if female or 8 or more if male, on a single occasion in the last year?
  3. How often during the last year have you found that you were not able to stop drinking once you had started?
  4. How often during the last year have you failed to do what was normally expected from you because of drinking?
  5. How often during the last year have you needed an alcoholic drink in the morning to get yourself going after a heavy drinking session?
  6. How often during the last year have you had a feeling of guilt or remorse after drinking?
  7. How often during the last year have you been unable to remember what happened the night before because you had been drinking?
  8. Have you or someone else been injured as a result of your drinking?
  9. Has a relative or friend or a doctor or another health worker been concerned about your drinking or suggested you cut down?
  10. How many units of alcohol do you drink on a typical day when you are drinking?

The responses to the questions are scored from 0-4 with the total score ranging from 0-40.

A score of 0-7 indicates low-risk consumption.

Scores from 8-15 suggest a harmful consumption and a score of 16 or more points towards a moderate-severe alcohol use disorder.

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What is an intervention and how can it help?

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Interventions are a way to help motivate a loved one or friend into treatment. Helping someone you care about can be challenging.

Whether it’s opening a conversation or offering a helping hand, sometimes a more focussed approach is required.

Instead of bombarding the person facing addiction, learning more about effective communication can help to facilitate long-lasting recovery efforts.

The CRAFT approach (Community Reinforcement Approach to Family Training) is a system used to help family members and friends change the way they interact with someone who is abusing substances.

Research has suggested that 70% of families who use the CRAFT approach manage to get their loved one into rehabilitation within 12 months.

The CRAFT approach doesn’t just help those facing addiction but also families affected by the social aspects of addiction.

It can help families identify the triggers of their loved ones, reinforce positive behaviour, and express their needs more clearly.

Incorporating the CRAFT approach into an intervention, alongside the expertise of a professional interventionist, can help your loved one see the value of your support as well as helping you and other family members access the care you deserve.

For more information on specialist interventions and how an interventionist can help, call Rehab 4 Addiction today.

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How much does rehab in Glasgow cost?

The total price of your treatment programme depends upon many factors such as:

  • The location you attend treatment
  • The time you spend at rehab
  • Whether you choose a single or dual occupancy room

If you opt for a lone detox, that usually lasts around 10 days, prices begin at £3,000 and can increase up to around £6,000.

Prices for a dual occupancy room in a lone detox programme often range from £2,000 to £4,000.

If you are looking for a fully comprehensive, 28-day programme you could expect to pay anywhere between £8,000 to £12,000 for a single occupancy room or around £6,000 for a multiple occupancy room, where you will share amenities with others seeking treatment.

At-home detoxes are a cheaper option, though they propose much greater risks of relapsing.

These programmes begin from around £1,500 though more exact prices can be provided when you enquire through our helpline and begin your pre-admission assessment.

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Benefits of private treatment compared to the NHS

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Private rehabilitation brings with it many benefits, as listed below:

  • Medical detoxifications
  • Dual diagnosis treatment
  • Holistic therapies
  • Counselling
  • 24-hour assistance
  • Motivational workshops

It also means that your treatment can begin immediately. However, you may want to understand more about the benefits NHS treatment can provide such as:

  • Family support
  • Free of charge
  • Confidentiality
  • Located within your community

Glasgow is home to many facilities including private and free healthcare clinics.

Whilst free treatment options provided by the likes of the NHS have many advantages there are also major downfalls as listed below:

  • The free treatment brings with it a lengthy admission process and waitlist
  • You won’t always be placed in your centre of choice
  • Access to a personal therapist isn’t guaranteed
  • NHS residential rehab referrals are often very limited

The negative side to private treatment is often the associated cost.

However, by calling our team today, we can begin to source treatment at a facility suited to your budget.

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Can I detox from drugs and alcohol at home in Glasgow?

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At Rehab 4 Addiction, we understand that many clients would prefer to detox from drugs or alcohol at home.

Fortunately, we can help to facilitate a medically supervised home detox making it a little easier for you.

Before you can begin a home detox, you will be assessed to review your addiction and recovery prospects.

A detox will only be beneficial to you if you can continue to engage in ongoing treatments afterwards.

Some clients do this by partaking in a residential programme for around 3 weeks and beginning talking therapies to help overcome the psychological and emotional effects of addiction.

Various medications may be prescribed to you during this time such as Librium, which is used for alcohol withdrawals.

They are typically sent out via post and delivered to your door. These medications can help alleviate discomfort and unpleasantness.

At-home detoxes are beneficial for those with important commitments or those who cannot afford a 28-day stay in rehab.

You will be expected to communicate daily via telephone calls so that staff can continue to monitor your progress.

For those with mild addictions, a 10-day home detox can help you to manage withdrawals instead of going ‘cold-turkey’.

To begin your tailored programme, call us today on 0800 140 4690.

It is important to remember that at-home detoxes are very different to self-detoxes.

Self-detoxes, whilst still taking place in the home, involve zero supervision from medical staff which means that there is no medication available to help ease withdrawals.

At-home detoxes mean that you are assessed beforehand by a psychiatrist and monitored daily to ensure your safety.

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What happens if alcohol withdrawals are not managed correctly?

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Quitting drinking alcohol abruptly can pose many threats to your physical and mental health, especially if you fail to receive medical guidance.

Alcohol is a depressant. This means that it slows down the functioning of the central nervous system.

During withdrawals, the nervous system attempts to readjust to the lack of alcohol.

This means that the body can go into shock and cause Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome, especially for those facing severe addictions.

The effects of AWS can present in a multitude of ways and can occur within a few hours or a few days after alcohol is last consumed. Symptoms of AWS include:

It is for this reason that we advise all potential clients to seek early treatment before addictions are worsened and withdrawals more difficult to manage.

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Cocaine addiction rehab in Glasgow

Cocaine is a very powerful substance that can cause severe harm to your physical and mental health.

Continued use of cocaine can quickly turn into addiction with long term effects causing depression, paranoia, and irreversible physical damage to the body.

When you enter a rehab facility, you will be removed from all temptations, associations, and triggers.

By beginning cognitive behavioural therapy and group therapy sessions, you can begin to break free from the clutches of cocaine addiction and look towards a brighter future.

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Heroin addiction rehab in Glasgow

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Heroin is a substance made from morphine. It is very addictive and can cause an overdose from one single use.

Heroin is a physically addictive substance meaning the withdrawals that present after consumption has stopped can be very unpleasant.

By entering rehab in Glasgow, you can gain access to withdrawal medication to help you overcome your dependence on Heroin.

Medications such as Buprenorphine and Naltrexone are used specifically during detox programmes to help eliminate painful symptoms.

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Cannabis addiction rehab in Glasgow

Marijuana is now becoming legalised throughout many countries which makes people believe it is a harmful and non-addictive drug.

Many studies have shown the dangers of cannabis including its effect on the brain.

It can often increase the risk of individuals developing schizophrenia as well as cause memory loss.

Whilst cannabis doesn’t cause a chemical addiction it does cause powerful cravings and headaches if not consumed.

Cannabis addiction treatment typically tends to focus on the importance of the individual and how they can choose healthier alternatives to cannabis consumption.

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What therapies are on offer at rehab in Glasgow?

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Therapies on offer vary for each client but typically include:

Once you begin your admissions process, staff at your chosen clinic will be able to determine the most effective treatment and therapeutical routes to help you achieve recovery.

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Why is dual diagnosis treatment so important?

People who are facing addiction often suffer from co-occurring mental health disorders including depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, personality disorders, and schizophrenia.

Accessing treatment that can help you address both your addiction and mental health disorders is vital in ensuring a well-rounded recovery.

According to statistics, around 30% of people struggling with addiction also struggle with mental illness.

This is due to many factors such as:

  • Substances can trigger underlying mental illnesses.
  • People struggling with mental illness often look to drugs or alcohol to self-medicate.
  • Abusing substances regularly can cause existent symptoms of mental illness to worsen and new ones to emerge.

Separating the signs of substance abuse and mental illness can be difficult.

People who require dual diagnosis treatment often face very triggering associations therefore a specialist residential programme will always be recommended.

For more information, reach out to our team today. 

How long does rehab last?


Treatment at a drug and alcohol rehab in Glasgow can last anywhere between 7 to 28 days.

Detoxes usually range from around 7-10 days and can be completed alone or as part of a comprehensive treatment programme.

The most common lengths for treatment are typically 14 to 28 days.

The recommended time for your personal programme will be determined during your pre-admission assessment once staff have a greater understanding of the care you require and the severity of your substance abuse.

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Can rehab help me to avoid relapses?

Before you complete your comprehensive treatment programme and return home, a relapse prevention plan will be written up.

It is an essential part of cognitive behavioural therapy and allows you to understand more about the stages of relapsing.

By completing a tailored rehab programme and achieving your recovery milestones, you can begin to develop healthy coping mechanisms making relapses less of a possibility.

Support workers at your Glasgow clinic will also work with you to help you learn the basic rules of life outside of treatment.

  1. Change your lifestyle. Avoid meeting up with friends or social groups where drinking alcohol or taking drugs is encouraged. Your friends should be supportive of you during this time not tempting you to use substances again.
  2. Be honest at all times. If relapse has occurred, it simply means that your needs are not being met. There is no time limit on rehab so if you need to re-enter treatment, this can be made possible.
  3. Ask for help. During the first twelve months of treatment, aftercare will be offered to you by your chosen clinic in Glasgow. If you believe a relapse could happen, reach out to staff before it does.
  4. Practice self-care. Be kind to yourself. Recovery is a very new prospect and mistakes can happen. Finding healthy ways to deal with life events can ensure you are maintaining the skills learnt at rehab.
  5. Do not bend the rules. These rules exist to help clients benefit from sobriety. Adjusting them to suit your lifestyle where needed means that they may not have the desired effect.

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Are there alternatives to rehab?

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If you are interested in recovery but cannot currently attend due to prior commitments or the cost of a residential programme it may be beneficial to know that there are other options.

Often communities hold free Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous sessions that take place every week.

These can help you connect with local people who are in a similar position to yourself.

A cheaper option compared to inpatient treatment is outpatient treatment.

This takes place in the home but means that you travel to your chosen clinic to complete therapy sessions.

SMART recovery meetings where the focus is on the behaviour involved with addiction rather than the substance itself are also very effective.

These meetings also allow you to share your goals for the future instead of focusing on your past.

Al-Anon family group meetings are another alternative to rehab.

These are similar to Alcoholics Anonymous but include support for families affected by alcohol use disorder.

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Why we recommend residential rehab treatment

At Rehab 4 Addiction we deal with thousands of people experiencing substance use disorder each year.

Once rehabilitation completes we stay in touch with many of the people who have passed through our doors.

The tragedy of relapse is one of the less pleasing realities of working in the drug and alcohol rehab field.

From observing the recovery of thousands of those who experience substance use disorder, we can say residential rehabilitation offers patients an achievable chance of staying in recovery for the rest of their life.

Other forms of treatment such as outpatient and home-based detox programmes are also available, alongside residential treatment.

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Contact Rehab 4 Addiction today

Get your Glasgow drug or alcohol treatment off to a winning start by calling Rehab 4 Addiction today on 0800 140 4690.

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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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