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 Edinburgh based ecstasy / mdma addiction rehabs near Drylaw.
Commonly abused drugs in Edinburgh 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 Old Town
Welcome: With a range of alcohol detox centres that cater for Edinburgh, the Executive Rehab Guide will give you information on free counselling and support you need every stage of your recovery journey from drug abuse/mental health difficulties.
Here at Castle Craig, we know that substance use, including alcohol and drug addiction, as well as other behavioural addictions such as shopping, sex or love can have a very unfortunate impact on a life.
Drugs treatment options
Get confidential help 24/7. Call 0808 1150 446 now. Access the top ecstasy / mdma addiction rehabs with the best qualified psychiatrists. Access professional, caring, supportive guidance and learn about the many financial assistance options.
No matter where you live in Edinburgh, many bespoke residential rehabs can help you overcome your addiction. We'll help you find it.
Want more information on a luxury ecstasy / mdma addiction rehab local to Drylaw?
You will receive:
- Bespoke treatment options for all addictions
- professional guidance on co-occurring issues like depression
- Access to Castle Craig, established in 1988 rehab, one of the UK's most established and respected addiction rehabilitation clinics.
- Convenience and comfortable
- Aftercare and ongoing therapies
- Arrangement for help with medical problems
- Free aftercare for 12 months following treatment
- Effective detox, you don't have to go cold-turkey
- Drug & Alcohol Rehabilitation
- You're much more likely to recover if you complete rehab at rehab
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Guide to getting help
No matter where you live in Edinburgh or Scotland, there is the perfect addiction treatment centre that can help you beat your addiction. We'll help you find it.
We are here to help. Call 0808 1150 446, we can offer advice on all aspects of accessing the right treatment for your problems with drug abuse.
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 private rehab centres in the UK. Complete confidentiality is guaranteed.
The process of getting into rehab
NHS rehab Process: Your GP in Kingsknowe is a good place to start. They can discuss your drug abuse problems with you and help get you the right ecstasy / mdma addiction rehab in Edinburgh.
Private rehab Process
Skip The Waiting List. Self-funding: you can self refer. This means literally call or turn up at your ecstasy / mdma addiction rehab 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 Old Town. 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 patients etc.
- You are then possibly assigned a therapist or support worker/nurse locally in Edinburgh
- 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
Everyone is very friendly. The staff in Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh?
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 abuse/addictions.
What Are The Success Rates? "67% of clients who attend rehab plus continued attendance at Alcoholics Anonymous in the patient's home community in Kingsknowe recovery."
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. Clients are living in a bubble, they are completely insulated from the outside world. This means that there are fewer distractions or triggers. Patients 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 hospital forces alcoholics/addicts to take ownership of their circumstances, feeling, 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.
"It was the calmest, least-anxiety-producing, no stress-inducing four weeks of my life. The only time I got stressed out is when it came time to leave. Words can't describe how thankful I am." Mariam October 2020 UK
Why rehab might not work:
- Lack of 12 step programme
- addicts going to rehab for someone other than themselves
- See addiction myths
Want an Addiction Recovery Program that works? See Getting into the right addiction rehab centre.
There are many different ways to treat addiction, including weekly hour-long group discussion groups and full 12-week programme residential stays.
Usually, clients come to rehab when they have either a) exhausted all other options or b) are conscious that their case is severe enough that they require the full support of a residential programme.
One of the reasons why residential rehab is so much more effective than outpatient treatment alone is that it usually incorporates all of the benefits of outpatient treatment (group therapy, reintegration, a space to share your experience with a supportive community) while it also removes you from the everyday stresses that can often trigger substance use. or other behavioural addiction issues. More.
How else can going to a local ecstasy / mdma addiction rehab help with?
- Help you understand how your addiction and behaviour hurts others
- Sleep Disorders Treatment
- Phobias Treatment
- Drug-Induced Psychosis
- Self-Harm Treatment
- Dual addiction
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A typical day in rehab
Days will differ from rehab to rehab and drug abuse/addiction to addiction. However, most rehabs in Edinburgh 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 and sex 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 addicts 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 Old Town 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
The Perfect Rehab Location
Finding the best rehab programme for issues and mental health problems caused by drug abuse is vital to long-term success. But where close or far? Every addict 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 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 Edinburgh. 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 people go to rehab in Edinburgh
- Leading ecstasy / mdma addiction rehab
- Full physical and psychological assessments
- Look, feel, sleep better & regain confidence
- One-to-one & therapy
- Open 24 hours
- Individual 1:1 therapy and structured group therapy programmes
- Established in 1988 Castle Craig is one of the UK's most established and respected addiction rehabilitation clinics.
- Offer after care and ongoing support
- Castle Craig's treatment is independently and scientifically proven to work. More.
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Local addiction resources
Alcoholics Anonymous Edinburgh & Midlothian | Official AA Website for Edinburgh & Midlothian
Edinburgh AA currently holds 79 meetings per week, click here for meetings.
Serenity Addiction Centres
Hudson House, 8 Albany Street, Edinburgh EH1 3QB, UK
Edinburgh Alcohol and Drugs Partnership
Supporting Drug and Alcohol recovery in Edinburgh
Priory Hospital Glasgow
38-40 Mansionhouse Rd, Shawlands, Glasgow G41 3DW
alcoholism often results in problems with the law: caused by impaired judgment and risk-taking behaviour, or due to exploring illegal means to get hold of their next dose.Other local areas: Pratt's Bottom, Bronington, Henllys Vale, Merthyr Tydfil, Holywood, Moorside, Milton, Garryduff, Meadowmill, Old Cornhill, Camperdown and St Ninians.
FAQs/ecstasy / mdma addiction rehab
Please note Castle Craig does not treat sex addiction, however, treatment is available at other recommended UK rehabs.