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Drug addiction: getting help

Although being addicted to drugs is becoming more common than ever, it is a serious condition that often requires urgent inpatient treatment in hospital. With the right help and support near Upper Dounreay, you can get drug free.

At our Rehab Guide, we are dedicated to delivering individually tailored drug addiction treatment, therapy & support in Highland based drug & alcohol addiction rehabilitation detox centres near Upper Dounreay.

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.

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Welcome: With a range of alcohol detox centres that cater for Highland, the Executive Rehab Guide will give you information on free counselling and support you need every stage of your recovery journey from drug and alcohol problems.

At Castle Craig, we understand that more prevalent addictions, including alcohol and drug addiction, as well as other behavioural addictions such as gaming, sex or food can have a negative impact on all areas of your life.

Find the best rehab near Highland

Get confidential help 24/7. Call 0808 1150 446 now. Access the top drug & alcohol addiction rehabilitation detox centres with the best qualified psychiatrists. Access professional, caring, supportive guidance and learn about the many financial assistance options.

No matter where you live in Highland, many bespoke Intensive Day Treatment rehabs can help you overcome your addiction. We'll help you find it.

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Providing a lifeline of safe and caring support to families, friends and partners affected by someone else's drug or alcohol us

Need a first class drug and alcohol rehab program near Upper Dounreay?

You will receive:

  • Your assessment will be*completely confidential*
  • Residential and medically supported withdrawal (detox)
  • Full physical and psychological assessments
  • Overcome the root causes of addiction
  • One-to-one & therapy is available at your primary care
  • Proven counselling treatment
  • EDMR and PTSD treatments
  • You get round-the-clock professional support
  • Tailored recovery plans
  • Set Goals and Build New Habits

Contact us now

For details of how we can provide you with help and advice regarding your alcohol, please call 0808 1150 446 or click here to submit an enquiry form.

Where to start

No matter where you live in Highland or Scotland, there is the perfect Treatment Facility that can help you recover from your addiction. We'll help you find it.

We are here to help. To book into your Highland 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 problems with drug and 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 12-step rehabs in the UK.

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The process of getting into rehab

Assessment | Detox | Therapy | Aftercare

NHS rehab Process: A GP is a good place to start. They can discuss your drug and alcohol problems with you and get you into treatment. They may offer you treatment at the practice or refer you to your local drug service. If you're not comfortable talking to a GP, you can approach your local drug and alcohol treatment service yourself.

Private rehab Process
Skip The Waiting List. Self-funding: you can self refer. This means literally call or turn up at your drug & alcohol addiction rehabilitation detox centre 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

  1. You will be assessed so that your treatment needs and medical requirements are understood and a treatment plan is created
  2. You may need to detox
  3. You may be assigned a consultant psychiatrist near Upper Dounreay. 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
  4. You may then assigned to a group of other addicts etc.
  5. You are then possibly assigned a therapist or support worker/nurse locally in Highland
  6. You may be given 12 step recovery literature
  7. You are probably shown your room which you may have to share
  8. You might then meet the rest of the patients

Everyone is very friendly. The staff in Highland 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 Highland?

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? "67% of alcoholics who attend rehab plus continued attendance at Alcoholics Anonymous in the patient's home community in Upper Dounreay recovery”."

What's it like? Click here for more information.

Two reasons why rehabs work so well

  1. Tailored Treatment: Private clinics in Highland tend to use a bespoke treatment model rather than a one-size-fits-all approach. Many alcoholics/addicts have co-occurring issues like self harm or stress disorders or sleep disorders. Addiction is often seen as a response to inner turmoil.

  2. 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 and addicts are living in a bubble, they are completely insulated from the outside world. This means that there are fewer distractions or triggers. Alcoholics 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'.

"My experience in rehab has helped change my whole outlook on life. It helped me get in touch with parts of my spirit that I didn't know existed. Am sober." Abraham February 2020 UK

Why rehab might not work:

  • Poor doctors in Upper Dounreay
  • Lack of support system at the patient's home near Upper Dounreay
  • See addiction myths

Want an Addiction Recovery Program that works? See Getting into the right 12 step addiction centre.

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How long does rehab take?

The duration of your drug & alcohol addiction rehabilitation detox centre 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
  • More.

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Upper Dounreay

A typical day in rehab

Days will differ from rehab to rehab and alcohol/addiction to addiction. However, most rehabs in Highland 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 bitcoin, food, sex and shopping.

Daytime

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.

  1. Breakfast is followed by group (often 90 minutes)
  2. (Break)
  3. Another Group (60 minutes)
  4. (Lunch)
  5. One to one session or Group (60 minutes)
  6. Group, yoga or Pilates session or lecture; (60 minutes)
  7. Possible meeting with your consultant, social worker, help team
  8. 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/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 Upper Dounreay 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.

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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

See: How to fund private rehab treatment

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The best Rehab Location

Finding the best rehab programme for issues from drug and alcohol is vital to long-term success. But where close or far? Every addiction client is different. However, most counsellors 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.

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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 Highland. 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 are more addicts in Highland choosing Castle Craig

  • Leading drug & alcohol addiction rehabilitation detox centre
  • Treatment for any associated psychological issues
  • 12 Step recovery model
  • 24/7 Medical Support
  • Personalised rehabilitation programme
  • Open 24 hours
  • CQC Registered
  • One of the largest rehabs in the UK
  • 98.5% of addicts from Castle Craig stated that they felt safe during their stay in hospital

See How to choose the right rehab.

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Local addiction resources

Addaction addaction.org.uk

Supports addicts with drug, alcohol or mental health problems.

Adfam adfam.org.uk

Information and support for friends and family of alcoholics with drug or alcohol problems in Highland.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) 0800 9177 650/alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk

Help and support for anyone with alcoholism.

The Alliance m-alliance.org

A UK organisation that provides information and advocacy for people accessing primary care

FRANK 0300 123 6600/talktofrank.com

Confidential advice and information about any drugs (prescription opioids, mephedrone (meow meow), cocaine and khat etc.) their effects and the law.

Castle Craig (Scotland): a well respected drug and alcohol drug rehab centre

Gamblers Anonymous gamblersanonymous.org.uk

ACCA National Association for Children of Alcoholics 0800 358 3456/nacoa.org.uk

Provides information, advice/support for everyone affected by a parent's drinking, including adults.

Narcotics Anonymous 0300 999 1212/ukna.org

Release 020 7324 2989/release.org.uk

A charity that gives free and confidential advice about drugs (benzodiazepines, buprenorphine, inhalants etc.) and the law.

SLAA Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous 020 7293 0994/slaauk.org

alcohol and drug problems often results sexual exposure (particularly among young UK women) and the possibility of contracting sexually transmitted diseases
Other local areas: Black Dam, Trench, Font y gary, Derrymacash, Startley, Hugh Town, Parr, Ty Llwyn, Shakerley, Bridgemere, Larkfield and Lambhill.

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We accept all UK health insurance policies that include a provision for 28 day program alcohol rehab and daycare programme in Scotland

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Please note Castle Craig does not treat sex addiction, however, treatment is available at other recommended UK rehabs.