Dumfries and Galloway/Bridge of Dee/DG7
Mental health problems in Dumfries and Galloway can vary from common everyday low moods and worries up to more serious traumas and illnesses like post traumatic stress disorder.
Addiction often combines other health problems both physical and mental. Mental health problems we deal with every day include depression/anxiety disorders OCD and post-traumatic stress disorder (called PTSD for short). .. Trauma is Greek for wound, PTSD is an inability or unwillingness to heal from trauma. Trauma is defined as any event that is traumatic to you. It does not mean you have to be in a war or an accident. It is your trauma and your wound. Treatments for PTSD include medication and EMDR. Combined with talking therapy PTSD symptoms are be dramatically reduced. Treatment rates normal depend on the number of traumas, the length of time the trauma took place over, or the age of the person being traumatised (see CPTSD).
Symptoms include Intense feelings of distress, extreme physical reactions to reminders of trauma, invasive, upsetting memories and or flashbacks (feeling like the trauma is happening again). PTSD is an extremely distressing disorder and required professional help. Get the help you need close to Dumfries and Galloway.
We Have Found a number drug or alcohol rehabilitation providers
Welcome: With a range of alcohol detox centres that cater for Dumfries and Galloway, our Rehab Guide will give you information on free counselling and support you need every stage of your recovery journey from trauma problems.
Get confidential help 24/7. Call 0808 1150 446 now. Access the top PTSD treatments with the best therapists. Access professional, caring, supportive guidance and learn about the many financial assistance options.
No matter where you live in Dumfries and Galloway, many short term 28-day rehabs can help you overcome your addiction. We'll help you find it.
What does a rehab do? a CQC approved PTSD treatment local to Bridge of Dee?
You will receive:
- Thousands of people from all over the UK and the world have turned to rehab for high-quality treatment,
- Overcome the root causes of addiction
- inpatient mental health care providers provide round-the-clock care to clients. This ensures your condition is being constantly monitored and the care you need is provided, as soon as required.
- 7 - 10 day medically assisted withdrawal detoxification for drug and alcohol addictions, if this is required
- Prescribed medical detoxification
- Coca registered
- Established in 1988
- Psychiatric assessments
- Private drug and alcohol rehab centre
- Treatment plan should be tailored to fulfil the requirements of the alcoholics
Guide to getting help
No matter where you live in Dumfries and Galloway or Scotland, there is the perfect PTSD treatment that can help you recover from your addiction. We'll help you find it.
We are here to help. To book into your Dumfries and Galloway drug or alcohol rehab clinic of choice, call 0808 1150 446, we can offer advice on all aspects of accessing the right treatment for your trauma/mental health difficulties.
The calls are free and there is no-obligation to purchase or commit to anything. The helpline is run by Castle Craig, one of the oldest and best Intensive Day Treatment rehabs in the UK.
The process of getting into rehab
NHS rehab Process: First stop is GP. Ask to be referred for both counselling sessions for your trauma/addiction and to a local drug and alcohol team nearest to you in Dumfries and Galloway. Although NHS resources are limited, it is still possible to receive funding for treatment.
Private rehab Process
Skip The Waiting List. Self-funding: you can self refer. This means literally call or turn up at your PTSD treatment 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 Bridge of Dee. 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 patients
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 trauma/addictions.
What Are The Success Rates? "99% of alcoholics/addicts from the Castle Craig addiction treatment programme stated that when they arrived on site, numerous staff made them feel welcome for treating trauma issues"
What's it like? Click here for more information.
Two reasons why rehabs work so well
Safe, Caring Environment: Residential treatment at a private clinic is conducted in a safe environment that is free of the distractions of everyday life. Addicts are living in a bubble, they are completely insulated from the outside world. This means that there are fewer distractions or triggers. Alcoholics can concentrate all of their energies on getting well. They are effectively removed from all of the outside distractions and stressors and 'immersed in recovery'.
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.
"28-days was a short period of time to get my life back. Made some good friends." Adele September 2017 Dumfries and Galloway
Why rehab might not work:
- Little to no aftercare
- Denial: you don't think that you have a problem
- See addiction myths
Want an Addiction Recovery Program that works? See Getting into the right inpatient rehab centre.
How long does rehab take?
The duration of your PTSD treatment stay will depend on the severity of your dependency, your own commitment, family support and willingness to live a life free from dependency, and the amount of time and money you have available to spend. If you have insurance then it will generally be 28-days.
Generally, the longer the rehab programme the less likely you are to relapse. NHS rehab normally accommodates longer inpatient treatments sometimes up to a year. More.
Average UK inpatient times
- Detox: 7-10 days (Methadone/20 days and Benzodiazepines/2-8 weeks).
- Hospital residential treatment, general mental health issues, depression/anxiety etc.: 7-14 days
- Most common Addiction programme/residential treatment: 28-days
- long-term residential treatment: 90 days
- NHS funded treatment, non private: 3months - 1 year
- Long term Outpatient treatment (including treatment for trauma: 130 days
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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 that have to be covered separately and which you may not anticipate in advance. More on Costs.
I can’t afford to go to rehab, what do I do?
The Executive Rehab Guide understand that every circumstance is different.
That’s why our package stays are competitively priced and have been voted the most affordable in recent years.
Ways to pay:
We offer our patients many different ways to pay for their treatment, you can cover the cost of your treatment with:
- Private Medical Insurer (BUPA)
- Pay-as-you go finance plans
- Weekly payments
- Discounts of long-term stays
The Perfect location for treatment
Finding the best rehab programme for trauma/mental health issues is vital to long-term success. But where, close or far?
Every patient is different. However, most consultants often recommend that removing addicts 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 PTSD treatment
- 12 Step recovery model
- Arrangement for help with medical problems
- professional guidance on co-occurring issues like depression
- Residential and medically supported withdrawal (detox)
- After Castle Craig's rehab programme, 91.8% of those questioned either living with reduced alcohol or drug use or totally abstinent. More.
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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.
Aftercare can involve:
- Continuing counselling or group therapy
- Regular check-in meetings with a programme
- Avoid triggers that previously resulted in your substance use; whether that is certain people, situations or stress from over-working
- Referring regularly to the 12 Step Programme
- Getting enough sleep
- Regular exercise
- Maintaining a nutritious diet
Dumfries and Galloway drug and alcohol addiction resources
drug addiction often results sexual exposure (particularly among young UK women) and the possibility of contracting sexually transmitted diseasesOther local areas: Llanfaes, Garthdee, Kilcreggan, Tanworth in Arden, Coalsnaughton, Boardmills, Erskine, Somerley, Hatton, Wilkieston, Wenallt and Bishopbriggs.
Ignoring Problems Can Lead to Serious Consequences
It's a fact that that in the UK in 2019 there were an estimated 8,751 alcohol-specific deaths.
Please note Castle Craig does not treat sex addiction, however, treatment is available at other recommended UK rehabs.