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 Castle Craig, we are dedicated to delivering individually tailored drug addiction treatment, therapy & support in Edinburgh based rehabilitation for drinkerss near The Inch.
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.
We have found 4 inpatient mental health care providers near The Inch
The aim of the Executive Rehab Guide is to equip you with specialist a medically approved information you need to confidently tackle alcohol problems proactively in The Inch and at the earliest possible stage to avoid further damage to your performance at work and/or your relationships.
We are a free help and assessment guide for selecting the right rehabilitation for drinkers which can help you access 12 step addiction centre near The Inch that is tailored to your problems caused by alcohol. Complete confidentiality is guaranteed.
At our Rehab Guide, we are familiar with more prevalent addictions, including alcohol addiction, as well as other behavioural addictions such as bitcoin, food, sex and shopping can have a severe and detrimental impact on an addict's life.
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Get confidential help 24/7. Call 0808 1150 446 now. Access the top rehabilitation for drinkerss with the best therapists. Access professional, caring, supportive guidance and learn about the many financial assistance options.
No matter where you live in Edinburgh, many flexible Intensive Day Treatment rehabs can help you overcome your addiction. We'll help you find it.
Find information here on a life changing drug and alcohol residential treatment centre local to The Inch?
You will receive:
- You're much more likely to recover if you complete rehab at rehab
- most effective alcohol treatment promotes the 90 days 'Gold Standard',
- They arrange everything
- Your assessment will be*completely confidential*
- With private rehab centres there are no delays or waiting lists, which means you can be admitted immediately and start your recovery as soon as you're ready to beat addiction.
- Free, no-obligation addiction assessment
- Convenience and comfortable
- Family intervention
- Help & support for families
- Cognitive behavioural therapy
Guide to recovery
Perhaps you are looking for caring and successful addiction help for you or a brother or sister who may have issues and mental health problems caused by alcohol. We understand that deciding on your most effective alcohol treatment is a very fraught and difficult decision. for you or your family.
No matter where you live in Edinburgh or Scotland, there is the perfect residential treatment centre that can help you recover from your addiction. We'll help you find it. Our trained addiction admission staff are on hand 24 hours a day.
We are here to help. To book into your Edinburgh 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 issues from 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 treatment facilities in the UK.
Starting the rehab process
NHS rehab Process: Successfully dealing with addiction often requires outside help. Start by talking to your GP and asking to be referred. There's a wide range of NHS services that can help near The Inch and Lach Dennis
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 rehabilitation for drinkers 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 The Inch. 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 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/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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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? "81.6% were classed as a good outcome by the independent reviewers after attending Castle Craig's residential rehab . More."
What's it like? Click here for more information.
Two reasons why rehabs work so well
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.
Tailored Treatment: Private clinics in Edinburgh tend to use a bespoke treatment model rather than a one-size-fits-all approach. Many patients have co-occurring issues like shopping and spending behavioural problems or post-traumatic stress disorders. Addiction is often seen as a response to inner turmoil.
The ability to custom tailor a treatment plan enables clinic staff to achieve maximum benefits from every therapy chosen. Remember time is limited to 28-days if you have health insurance.
"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. Good not be drinking." Sloane June 2017 Edinburgh
Why rehab might not work:
- Not enough time in treatment
- clients continue to surround yourself with others who still use
- See addiction myths
Want an Addiction Recovery Program that works? See Getting into the right drug or alcohol rehabilitation centre.
How long does rehab take?
The duration of your rehabilitation for drinkers 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 internet, love bitcoin, food 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 The Inch 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 alcohol problems is vital to long-term success. But where, close or far?
Every alcoholic is different. However, most psychologists often recommend that removing 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 rehabilitation for drinkers
- a tried and tested alcoholism rehabilitation
- Drug and alcohol rehabilitation
- Proven counselling treatment
- Free advice including pHs & private options
- Castle Craig's treatment is independently and scientifically proven to work. 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.
Rehabs and addiction resources for The Inch/Edinburgh include
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
Substance use can have an impact on health for the user, their social network, their community, society, and the economy.Other local areas: Ystradowen, Garnkirk, Walton, Ardess, Ansley, Coalsnaughton, Llanhennock, Cwrtnewydd, Tickencote, Llanwnda, Garthdee and Ogmore Vale.
Please note Castle Craig does not treat sex addiction, however, treatment is available at other recommended UK rehabs.