Mental health problems in Edinburgh can vary from common everyday low moods and worries up to more serious traumas and illnesses like post traumatic stress disorder.
Other common mental illnesses include anxiety disorders like panic disorder, mood disorders/persistent depression, psychotic disorders like having hallucinations, eating disorders/bulimia nervosa, personality disorders like paranoid personality disorder and PTSD and CPTSD.. 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 Edinburgh.
There are many opportunities to go to rehab if you live in Kaimes
The aim of Castle Craig is to equip you with immediate know-how you need to confidently tackle trauma problems proactively in Kaimes and at the earliest possible stage to avoid further damage to your career and/or your relationships.
Get confidential help 24/7. Call 0808 1150 446 now. Access the top PTSD treatments with the best doctors. Access professional, caring, supportive guidance and learn about the many financial assistance options.
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What does a rehab do? the latest PTSD treatment close by Kingsknowe?
You will receive:
- professional guidance on co-occurring issues like depression
- You won't have to feel alone anymore
- Established in 1988
- Psychiatric assessments
- Individual 1:1 therapy and structured group therapy programmes
- Set Goals and Build New Habits
- Access to Castle Craig, established in 1988 rehab, one of the UK's most established and respected addiction rehabilitation clinics.
- Detox medication & treatments
- Very high success rates and spaces available right now
- a dedicated drug addiction rehabilitation
Where to start
Wherever you live in Edinburgh or Scotland, there is the perfect residential addiction centre for alcohol or drug misuse that can help you overcome your addiction. We'll help you find it.
Starting the rehab process
NHS rehab Process: Your GP in Drum is a good place to start. They can discuss your trauma problems with you and help get you the right PTSD treatment in Edinburgh.
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 PTSD 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 Kaimes. 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 addicts
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.
Components of a rehab programme
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A typical day in rehab
Days will differ from rehab to rehab and trauma/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 alcoholics 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 Kaimes 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 Perfect Rehab Location
Finding the best rehab programme for trauma/mental health problems is vital to long-term success. But where close or far? Every addiction client is different. However, most consultants 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.
- Leading PTSD treatment
- Bespoke treatment options for all addictions
- Free advice including pHs & private options
- Bespoke treatment programme and a comprehensive screening process
- Proven counselling treatment
- Castle Craig promotes the 90 days 'Gold Standard',
- En-suite rooms available
- 12 Step recovery model
- 73.4% of those who attended treatment at Castle Craig were totally abstinent from all drugs or alcohol at follow-up (after about 1 year). More.
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Local addiction resources
Smarmore Castle Private Clinic | Alcohol & Drug Addiction Rehab Detox & Treatment | Ireland
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.
alcohol addiction causes vulnerability to psychotic disorders, mental and behavioural problemsOther local areas: Cowie, Dreen, Petts Wood, Rowley Regis, Kingsmill, Housay, Poyston, Dundee, Ballynafeigh, Stoneywood, Hutton and Articlave.
Some issues that if you just ignore them they go away?
It's a sad fact that that addiction can cause problems with your memory, attention and decision-making.
Common Questions on PTSD treatment in Scotland
Please note Castle Craig does not treat sex addiction, however, treatment is available at other recommended UK rehabs.