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 executive-rehab-guide.co.uk, we are dedicated to delivering individually tailored drug addiction treatment, therapy & support in Dundee based treatments near Gourdie.
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.
There are many opportunities to go to rehab if you live in Craigie
Welcome: With a range of alcohol detox centres that cater for Dundee, Castle Craig will give you information on free counselling and support you need every stage of your recovery journey from anxiety issues.
Get confidential help 24/7. Call 0808 1150 446 now. Access the top treatments with the best qualified psychiatrists. Access professional, caring, supportive guidance and learn about the many financial assistance options.
No matter where you live in Dundee, many tried and tested rehab for work addictions can help you overcome your addiction. We'll help you find it.
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You will receive:
- Detox medication & treatments
- Access to Castle Craig, established in 1988 rehab, one of the UK's most established and respected addiction rehabilitation clinics.
- Free, no-obligation addiction assessment
- residential anxiety treatment's team is made up of qualified psychiatrists, psychologists, addiction therapists and other mental health professionals
- You can receive outpatient treatment if you prefer
- Learn techniques for relapse prevention
- Provide compassionate care to those suffering from alcoholism and other addictions
- Proven counselling treatments
- One-to-one counselling
- Drug & Alcohol Rehabilitation
Wherever you live in Dundee or Scotland, there is the perfect drug rehab centre that can help you beat your addiction. We'll help you find it.
Starting the rehab process
NHS rehab Process: Your GP in West Ferry is a good place to start. They can discuss your anxiety problems with you and help get you the right residential anxiety treatment in Dundee.
Private rehab Process
Self-funding: you can self refer. This means you can literally call and book, or simply turn up with a credit card to your treatment of choice. 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 Craigie. 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 alcoholics/addicts etc.
- You are then possibly assigned a therapist or support worker/nurse locally in Dundee
- 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 addicts
Everyone is very friendly. The staff in Dundee 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.
Components of a rehab programme
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Does rehab work in Dundee?
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? "67% of alcoholics who attend rehab plus continued attendance at Alcoholics Anonymous in the patient's home community in West Ferry recovery?."
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Two reasons why rehabs work so well
Local community-based or local outpatient services based in Dundee 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.
Safe, Caring Environment: Residential treatment at a private clinic is conducted in a safe environment that is free of the distractions of everyday life. Alcoholics are living in a bubble, they are completely insulated from the outside world. This means that there are fewer distractions or triggers. Addicts 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'.
"Your impartial information and extensive knowledge was a breath of fresh air compared to previous advice I had received. Thank you for helping me to make the right choice for myself and my family. Thanks for everything." Carl April 2016 Dundee
Why rehab might not work:
- Focus solely on physical coping strategies
- Lack of education for family and friends in West Ferry
- See addiction myths
Want an Addiction Recovery Program that works? See Getting into the right inpatient treatment 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 Dundee 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 gambling, internet, and sex.
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 patients 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 Craigie 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 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
Ideal location for treatment
Finding the best rehab programme for problems caused by anxiety is vital to long-term success. But where, close or far?
Every addiction client is different. However, most consultants often recommend that removing clients away from their local environment where they may have drunk, used or acted out is probably sensible.
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 Dundee. 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 treatment
- Bespoke treatment options for all addictions
- One-to-one & therapy
- En-suite rooms available
- Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
- 47% of alcoholics treated in residential rehabilitation services achieved abstinence after five years vs. 35% of those in community-based services.
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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.
Local addiction resources
Smarmore Castle Private Clinic
Smarmore near Ardee County Louth Ireland A92 YY22
NEDAC Home Page
Alcohol & Drug Rehab London & UK | Detox Plus UK
For those living with a loved one who has a drink problem, it can feel like you are talking to a brick wall when it comes to encouraging them to get helpOther local areas: Strabane, Drum, Mill of Rango, Bodelwyddan, Consett, Keilarsbrae, Criggan, Start Hill, Alloa, New Mill, Worsley Hall and Morebattle.
What happens if I ignore the problem?
It's a fact that that in 2019/20 in Scotland, around 40% of people who successfully completed drug or alcohol rehabilitation centre did not return within 6 months.
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Please note Castle Craig does not treat sex addiction, however, treatment is available at other recommended UK rehabs.