Dumfries and Galloway/Bankshill/DG11
Drug addiction: getting help
Although being addicted to drugs is becoming more common it is a serious condition that often requires urgent inpatient treatment in hospital. With the right help and support, you can get drug free.
At the Executive Rehab Guide, we are dedicated to delivering individually tailored drug addiction treatment, therapy & support in Dumfries and Galloway based rehab drug and alcohol rehabilitations near Bankshill.
Commonly abused drugs include Crack cocaine, cocaine, ecstasy (MDMA), heroin, LSD, ketamine, magic mushrooms, methadone, methamphetamine (crystal meth) and of course cannabis.
Commonly abused prescription medication include Oxycodone, Hydrocodone/Vicodin, Fentanyl, Codeine, Co-codamol, Tramadol and benzodiazepines (benzos), Diazepam/valium, Alprazolam/Xanex, Chlordiazepoxide/Librium, Zolpidem, Ritalin, Adderall and Dexedrine.
Abusing these drugs can lead to becoming physically and psychologically dependent.
We have found 11 residential mental health care agencies near Bankshill
The aim of our Rehab Guide is to equip you with tried and tested a specialist tools and resources you need to confidently tackle drug and alcohol problems proactively in Bankshill and at the earliest possible stage to avoid further damage to your ability at work and/or your relationships.
Here at executive-rehab-guide.co.uk, we understand that substance use, including alcohol and drug problems, as well as other behavioural addictions such as gaming, sex or food can have an adverse impact on all areas of your life.
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No matter where you live in Dumfries and Galloway, many CQC approved inpatient rehab centres can help you overcome your addiction. We'll help you find it.
Where to start
Wherever you live in Dumfries and Galloway or Scotland, there is the perfect drug rehab centre that can help you recover from your addiction. We'll help you find it.
The process of getting into rehab
NHS rehab Process: Successfully dealing with addiction often requires outside help. Start by talking to your GP and asking to be referred. There's a wide range of NHS services that can help near Bankshill and Edinample
Private rehab Process
Skip The Waiting List. Self-funding: you can self refer. This means literally call or turn up at your rehab drug and alcohol rehabilitation of choice with a credit card. See admissions.
Health insurance: choose your rehab and then ask GP to write a referral letter for you to take away. Alternatively, ask the doctor of advice on which hospital or clinic he recommends. More.
Arriving at the treatment centre
This will differ at different facilities but it is much the same everywhere
- You will be assessed so that your treatment needs and medical requirements are understood and a treatment plan is created
- You may need to detox
- You may be assigned a consultant psychiatrist near Bankshill. They are in overall charge of your care and medication plan. They may make suggestions based on your diagnosis for additional medication or individual therapy on top of group work
- You may then assigned to a group of other addicts etc.
- You are then possibly assigned a therapist or support worker/nurse locally in Dumfries and Galloway
- You may be given 12 step recovery literature
- You are probably shown your room which you may have to share
- You might then meet the rest of the alcoholics/addicts
Everyone is very friendly. The staff in Dumfries and Galloway have seen it all before so you are just another addict trying to recover. As patients, you are all in the same boat as everyone feels as raw and vulnerable as each other so making friends is normally easy.
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Does rehab work in Dumfries and Galloway?
Yes it does. There is a strong evidence base to support the treatment methods used at Castle Craig, as well as in support of residential rehabilitation treatment for drug and alcohol/addictions.
What Are The Success Rates? "47% of patients treated in residential rehabilitation services achieved abstinence after five years vs. 35% of those in community-based services."
What's it like? Click here for more information.
Two reasons why rehabs work so well
Ownership: The treatment provided through UK hospital forces alcoholics to take ownership of their circumstances, feelings/emotions, actions and relationships, as opposed to blaming others.
Without anyone or anything else to blame, he or she must come to terms with the fact that they alone are responsible for changing their addictive behaviour AND they are responsible for their own recovery. Rehab quickly teaches that those who try and get better for others will ultimately fail.
Local community-based or local outpatient services based in Dumfries and Galloway does not offer this opportunity or level or isolation. It is proven that taking a person out of their home and away from 'using friends' or 'dealers' offers a better chance of staying sober long term.
"I had a life changing experience. I am grateful for your guidance. The support was amazing." Aspen January 2019 Dumfries and Galloway
Why rehab might not work:
- Lack of 12 step programme
- Too many distractions and outside issues interfere with recovery in Bankshill
- See addiction myths
Want an Addiction Recovery Program that works? See Getting into the right 12 step addiction centre.
How long does rehab take?
Patients are usually admitted into treatment at a private clinic or hospital from four weeks to 6 months, depending on the severity of the addiction. The best results are achieved when people stay in treatment for at least 12 weeks. Detox can take place before admission or on arrival alongside other therapies. More.
A typical day in rehab
Days will differ from rehab to rehab and drug and alcohol/addiction to addiction. However, most rehabs in Dumfries and Galloway will follow a similar pattern.
A significant focus during treatment is on achieving clarity about the issues, people and surroundings in your life that have fuelled the desire to abuse drugs or alcohol/problems with internet, love bitcoin, food and shopping.
Sleeping in is not part of the programme. You get up early, get dressed, attend breakfast. Some clinics have morning meditation. Some clinics ask patients to clear away breakfast things on a rota.
- Breakfast is followed by group (often 90 minutes)
- Another Group (60 minutes)
- One to one session or Group (60 minutes)
- Group, yoga or Pilates session or lecture; (60 minutes)
- Possible meeting with your consultant, social worker, help team
- There is often written step or life story work to do
Evening time: Normally patients are bused to a meeting of AA, NA or relevant 12 step programmes.
Diet: A number of rehabs have adopted nutritional diets to combat mental health issues. There may be an absence of sugar and caffeine. Smoking is still allowed outside as it is said that clients would not attend otherwise.
Devices: In some clinics phones or laptops use is forbidden or discouraged. Bear in mind that a person with internet or a gaming addiction may find other patient using their devices triggering.
Visitor/family contact: It was common for patients to be advised to limit any or all contact with friends or family during the first week of treatment. Again this differs by provider. NHS rehabs are often further from your home in Bankshill as there are limited local resources which can make visiting difficult.
Can I leave: Yes, these are not secure facilities or locked wards.
Can I come back? Not always, the NHS is sometimes stricter, if you drink or use you may be barred from returning either, at all or within 48 hours.
Cost of rehab
Costs can range from £2,000 per week for a basic service to around £10,000 per week for a boutique service. Some clinics charge extras which have to be covered separately and which you may not anticipate in advance. More on Costs.
The best location for treatment
Finding the best rehab programme for issues and mental health problems caused by stress disorder is vital to long-term success. But where, close or far?
Every patient is different. However, most therapists often recommend that removing patients away from their local environment where they may have drunk, used or acted out is probably a good idea.
It is better that the location is quiet and has an atmosphere that is both calm, peaceful and still 100% recovery-focused. However, that does not mean that city rehabs do not have appeal.
The difficulty with towns and city location is that offer easy access to alcohol and drugs, whereas locations without shops and fewer people make accessing substances that little bit harder. Perhaps this could be the difference between a moment's weakness leading to relapse or sobriety.
Recommended rehabs. One rehab that ticks all of these boxes is Castle Craig based outside Edinburgh. Only a 4-hour train ride or less from Dumfries and Galloway. Over 10,000 patients have passed through our doors since 1988, and the majority have gone on to achieve, long-term abstinent recovery from their addictions. Another is Smarmore Castle in Ireland.
Why Castle Craig?
- Recommended rehab drug and alcohol rehabilitation
- Dual diagnosis care
- The Hospital and its staff are committed to offering skilled professional medical, nursing and therapeutic services to patients and their families
- Access to both on and off-site 12-Step support groups
- Established in 1988
- 67% of patients who attend rehab plus continued attendance at Alcoholics Anonymous in the patient's home community in Bankshill recovery?.
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Many of the people we have helped have started their journey with us feeling hopeless, anxious, and severely depressed. We are here to help.
If you feel like you have lost your sense of control, and alcohol and drugs are having a detrimental impact on your life, it can be difficult to know where to begin when it comes to getting help.
If you have decided to attend a rehab centre, you are no longer in denial, and you have completed half of the battle.
Executive Rehab provides people suffering from substance addictions and co-occurring issues such as depression and anxiety professional guidance on solutions to their problems.
Residential treatment aims to support you through the initial stages of detox, and equip you with the tools you need for long term abstinence. More.For detailed information visit the Castle Craig website.
Dumfries and Galloway drug addiction resources
North Parade - Barod
Hywel Dda University Health Board | Community Drug and Alcohol Team
Carmarthenshire – Wellfield Resource Centre, 22 Wellfield Rd., Carmarthen. SA31 1DS Tel. 01267 244442
Ceredigion – Gorwelion, Llanbadarn Rd., Aberystwyth. SY23 1HB Tel. 01970 636340
Pembrokeshire – Haven Way, Fort Rd., Pembroke Dock. SA72 6SY Tel. 01437 774141
alcohol and drug addiction often results sexual exposure (particularly among young UK women) and the possibility of contracting sexually transmitted diseasesOther local areas: Upper Wootton, Carneatly, Torry, Walton, Leadmill, Rosebery, Deepweir, Price Town, Palnackie, Limehillock, Kellister and Holywood.
Please note Castle Craig does not treat sex addiction, however, treatment is available at other recommended UK rehabs.