Alcohol addiction is a self destruction. Alcoholism affects people of any race, sex, and class in Scotland. If you have a problem with alcohol, either binge drinking or excessive drinking there's a wide range of mental health services that can help.
Treatments offered for alcoholism may start with an intervention, discussion on 'moderation vs abstinence' and possibly the opinions of inpatient (residential addiction centre for alcohol or drug misuse) or outpatient treatment (therapy), a detox may be required. A good drug or alcohol rehabilitation centre with talking therapy, counselling and expertise in addiction is also recommended. Keeping the alcoholic apart from alcohol and all the triggers associated with acting out can mean hospitalisation or alcohol inpatient program is the best solution. Not admitting to a drinking problem (denial) can often be an effective barrier to getting help for alcoholics/addicts.
We have found a number Treatment Facilities near Edinburgh and Ynyswen
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 problems caused by alcohol.
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No matter where you live in Edinburgh, many professional Short-term residential rehabs can help you overcome your addiction. We'll help you find it.
Looking for the very best alcohol inpatient program close to Kirkliston?
You will receive:
- Experienced team of doctors & therapists
- Dual diagnosis care
- a life changing alcoholism rehabilitation
- Aftercare services are provided after patients are discharged. UK Studies indicate that the support provided via an aftercare service reduces the likelihood of addicts suffering a relapse by over 300%.
- 12 Step recovery model
- Individualised or tailored treatment that best matches the needs of a alcoholics can be provided in a alcohol inpatient program. This ensures the patients's recovery is more comprehensive, as no aspect of their addiction is left untreated.
- Personalised rehabilitation programme
- Professional, specialised, accessible and confidential
- Free aftercare for 12 months following treatment
- You get round-the-clock professional support
Perhaps you are looking for exclusive addiction help for you or a brother or sister who may have issues from alcohol. We understand that making a decision on any 12 step addiction centre is a very fraught and difficult decision..
No matter where you live in Edinburgh or Scotland, there is the perfect residential treatment centre that can help you beat your addiction. We'll help you find it. Our trained addiction therapists are on hand 24 hours a day.
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 alcohol.
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 rehabs in the UK. Complete confidentiality is guaranteed.
The process of getting into rehab
NHS rehab Process: Your GP in Bruntsfield is a good place to start. They can discuss your alcohol problems with you and help get you the right alcohol inpatient program in Edinburgh.
Private rehab Process
Skip The Waiting List. Self-funding: you can self refer. This means literally call or turn up at your alcohol inpatient program 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 Drum. 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 clients 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 patients
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 alcohol/addictions.
What Are The Success Rates? "Castle Craig's treatment is very successful. It is evidence-based, and the evidence is independently verified. More."
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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. 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'.
Local community-based or local outpatient services based in Edinburgh 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 was hesitant to go to any inpatient treatment centre. This past 28-days has turned my life around 100%. I could not have done it without the staff, and fellow residents. I am fully committed to sobriety. What would I do without you?." Novalee September 2016 Holmes
Why rehab might not work:
- Not enough time in treatment
- alcoholics/addicts going to rehab for someone other than themselves
- 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 alcohol inpatient program 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 alcohol: 130 days
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A typical day in rehab
Days will differ from rehab to rehab and alcohol/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 gambling, internet, love, 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 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 Drum 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.
Ideal location for treatment
Finding the best rehab programme for issues and mental health problems caused by alcohol is vital to long-term success. But where, close or far?
Every patient is different. However, most psychologists often recommend that removing alcoholics/addicts 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 Castle Craig?
- Recommended alcohol inpatient program
- Effective detox, you don't have to go cold-turkey
- Access to hundreds of drug & alcohol rehab centres
- Immediate admission to a safe and nurturing environment
- Offer therapy and detoxification
- 99% of alcoholics from the Castle Craig Addiction Treatment Programme stated that they were treated with both respect and dignity during their residential stay
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Edinburgh alcohol and drug addiction resources
Mental health and addiction – The City of Edinburgh Council
EADP Strategy and Planning
Edinburgh Alcohol and Drug Partnership (EADP) oversees the development and implementation of an alcohol and drug strategy for the city. More.
drug addiction can cause general health problems: liver damage (alcohol abuse), lung cancer (tobacco abuse), and damage to the nervous system (drug abuse). Alcohol and tobacco users are at a greater risk of developing cancer and other non-communicable diseases.Other local areas: The Knap, Fernhill, Aberaman, New Brighton, Torry, Sandhill, Kilroot, Summerfield Park, Dreen, Kelfield, Coundon and Kingstone.
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Please note Castle Craig does not treat sex addiction, however, treatment is available at other recommended UK rehabs.