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Drug & Alcohol Rehab Aberdeen & Near Aberdeen

Learn about drug and alcohol rehab and detox in Aberdeen. The rehab clinic offers a robust admissions process, supervised detox, and evidence-based treatments.

    Drug & Alcohol Rehab Aberdeen & Near Aberdeen

    If you are struggling with a substance abuse disorder, it can be terribly hard to find the right help.

    However, here at Rehab Recovery, we have what it takes to help you start your journey to recovery.

    We offer alcohol rehab Aberdeen, and other forms of rehab for any addictions you may be struggling with.

    To learn more about drug and alcohol rehab in Aberdeen, give our team a call on 0800 140 4690

    What Is Addiction?

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    In Aberdeen, much like in the rest of the world, there is a problem with addiction. But what is an addiction exactly?

    An addiction, also known as a substance abuse disorder, is where you have no control over doing something is very harmful to you.

    It is possible to develop an addiction to many things, from substances like alcohol, heroin, ketamine and benzodiazepines, to behavioural addictions like gambling addiction, shopping addiction, sex addiction and others.

    People can develop an addiction for many different reasons.

    Sometimes, it’s to feel in control of a situation that you feel out of control in, or sometimes it’s to try and elevate your feelings.

    There is also mounting evidence at the moment that suggests addiction is a disease, and that genetic factors can play a significant role in this.

    It can be difficult to know exactly when you are suffering from addiction.

    Social drinking can quickly become binge drinking, which can easily turn into alcohol dependency, and the same is true for any substance.

    There are many psychiatric assessments that can be used for diagnosing addiction. The specific nature of the assessment will vary, but often consists of pre-set frameworks like the ASAM (American Society of Addiction Medicine) Criteria and Dimensions, the AUDIT (Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test), the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition (DSM-5), or the CAGE Questionnaire.

    These assessments allow your psychiatrist and rehab specialists to create a person-centred care plan that is specialised to address your specific needs.

    To learn more about drug and alcohol rehab in Aberdeen and near Aberdeen, give our team a call on 0800 140 4690

    What Is Alcohol Addiction?

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    An alcohol addiction is when someone becomes dependent on alcohol and consumes enough that it is harmful to their health.

    Alcohol addiction is a common addiction, with a study by Robin Room, Thomas Babor and Jürgen Rehm revealing that ‘4% of the global burden of disease is attributable to alcohol’, accounting for almost as much death and disability as tobacco and high blood pressure (hypertension) globally.

    In the UK, there is a problem with drinking. So much so that alcohol is the leading cause of death in people who are 15 – 49 years old.

    There are also over one million admissions to hospital every year due to problems with alcohol.

    Due to the above, it is vital that alcohol rehab in Aberdeen is something that is available, as well as in the rest of the UK.

    To learn more about drug and alcohol rehab in Aberdeen and near Aberdeen, give our team a call on 0800 140 4690

    Is There A Problem With Addiction In Aberdeen and Near Aberdeen?

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    Substance abuse disorders are a problem all over the world. The National Institute on Drug Abuse advises that scientists consider it a brain disorder.

    They further explain that their studies show people with addiction experience physical changes to their brain, which impacts various different functions, meaning that it’s easier to develop an addiction.

    At the moment, addiction is considered to be at an all-time high in Aberdeen.

    Especially considering that there were over 1,187 addiction-related deaths in 2019.

    These statistics are terrible, and now more than ever, alcohol rehab in Aberdeen and drug rehab in Aberdeen need to be acknowledged so that people know the right places to seek help.

    To learn more about drug and alcohol rehab in Aberdeen and near Aberdeen, give our team a call on 0800 140 4690

    What is Alcohol Rehab Aberdeen? What Rehabs are available?

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    If someone is struggling with a substance abuse disorder, they may seek out treatment methods.

    The most common way to treat this is through a residential rehabilitation centre (also called rehab).

    Usually, this is a program that will offer treatment and support.

    Each kind of rehabilitation can vary in cost and they will look for ways to support the individual long-term.

    Rehab isn’t a quick-fix method.

    Instead, it’s something that looks to help people and provide long-term treatment that can be applied for life.

    There are rehabs all over the UK and it is important to seek help at a clinic closest to you.

    In Aberdeen, we have clinics and experts that are ready to help you, if you’re ready to seek help.

    To learn more about drug and alcohol rehab in Aberdeen, give our team a call on 0800 140 4690

    Pre-Rehab Steps

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    Oftentimes, people do not consider rehab until they have hit their lowest point.

    It is difficult to see just how bad the addiction has become until that point.

    Which is why pre-rehab is so important.

    Pre-rehab is the first step to determining whether you’re ready to accept help for addiction and to gain control over your life again.

    If you reached out to our clinic in Aberdeen and you’re a friend or family member of someone who is struggling with an addiction, then our experts would say an intervention is the best first step to help them go to rehab.

    An intervention is where you confront the person who is struggling with addiction and talk about how it’s impacted, everyone.

    It’s usually a plea to help the person who is struggling with their addiction, and at this stage, the person who has a substance abuse disorder might not even realize how bad it is.

    The above will also usually involve a professional interventionist, who will assist with the intervention and offer guidance and support.

    With the help of a professional, the CRAFT approach can also be used.

    This is short for Community Reinforcement and Family Training and is a timed and tested method to help someone who needs help but could be refusing to admit treatment.

    It is a relatively new form of helping those with addiction seek help.

    The CRAFT method encourages those with a substance abuse disorder to seek treatment for themselves.

    The CRAFT method involves a few key elements:

    • Helping the person struggling with addiction take back control of their lives
    • Discussing and understanding what triggered their addiction
    • Use positive reinforcement and talk about milestones where they overcame their addiction
    • Do not talk negatively, or condescendingly as this can make it less likely for the person to seek help
    • Gently encouraging them to seek treatment

    Usually, the CRAFT method is incorporated into the treatment the person suffering from an addiction will experience at rehab as well.

    The intervention also is not given in just one evening, but usually, the CRAFT method is incorporated over five sessions before the person enters rehab.

    To learn more about drug and alcohol rehab in Aberdeen, give our team a call on 0800 140 4690

    How Much Does Alcohol Rehab Aberdeen Cost?


    The treatment and cost for rehab can vary person to person as it depends on what kind of rehab you’re looking for.

    In the UK, you can choose either outpatient or inpatient rehab.

    Outpatient treatment typically means you will live at home but go to appointments.

    Whereas inpatient means that you move into a facility for your treatment to be administered.

    Once discussed with your GP, they will recommend what treatment is best.

    Inpatient treatment is the most expensive, going between £40,000 to £73,000 for a 28-day stay.

    However, it can vary from place to place, so it’s best to find the right option for you.

    Outpatient treatments are typically less expensive, and you can even find that some treatment options are funded by the NHS.

    It’s also vital to consider what the addiction is, as the price can also vary depending on what treatment the individual needs.

    Alcohol rehab in Aberdeen for example may be quite different cost-wise from drug rehab in Aberdeen.

    To learn more about drug and alcohol rehab in Aberdeen, give our team a call on 0800 140 4690

    Drug and Alcohol Rehab on the NHS in Aberdeen

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    The NHS (National Health Service) also provides free, reliable information for drug and alcohol addictions and dependencies, as well as limited support through various NHS Foundation Trusts.

    However, its usefulness will depend on the type of treatment you’re looking for.

    You should go to your GP first so that they can discuss what options could be right for you.

    They will also explain what financial aid you could be entitled to for the treatment, and various other options.

    In addition to the above, they may recommend charities or private organisations that may be able to help you with your addiction.

    It’s also important to consider what part of the UK you’re in and whether there are treatment centres nearby.

    For example, there is an alcohol rehab in Aberdeen, as well as a drug rehab.

    In other parts of the UK, however, you may need to travel if you wish to have inpatient treatment.

    It’s also important to note that in Aberdeen there is help available for other kinds of addictions as well, and this isn’t limited to drugs or alcohol.

    Other organisations to consider in and near Aberdeen

    Below is a list of other organisations that offer free support and advice for addiction in and around Aberdeen:

    1. Addaction, near Aberdeen

    Address: 480 Union St, Aberdeen AB10 1TS

    Telephone: 01224 218120


    2. Alcohol & Drugs Action, near Aberdeen

    Address: 7 Hadden St, Aberdeen AB11 6NU

    Telephone: 01224 577120


    3. Wernham House

    Address: 7 Virginia St, Aberdeen AB11 5AZ

    Telephone: 01224 210547


    You can also reach out to a number of remote services, including Mind UKYoungMindsRethink Mental IllnessSamaritans, Papyrus, National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), Change Grow Live, Turning Point, We Are With You and the National Association for Children of Alcoholics.

    If you are suffering from too many temptations and triggers in your home life, you may also be able to gain temporary residence in a sober living house.

    To learn more about drug and alcohol rehab in Aberdeen, give our team a call on 0800 140 4690

    How Long Does Rehab Last?

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    In Aberdeen, our programs often last between 28 – 30 days, although some programs run for seven days at a minimum.

    The National Institute on Drug Abuse advises that studies and research show that most individuals who struggle with addiction need around three months. [5]

    They go on to explain that the longer the person stays at a rehabilitation centre, or has treatment, the more likely it is that they will recover fully.

    To learn more about drug and alcohol rehab in Aberdeen, give our team a call on 0800 140 4690

    NHS VS Private Addiction Treatment

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    The NHS does have some options for addiction treatment.

    The first step, as mentioned before is to discuss your addiction with your GP.

    Once you have spoken with your GP, they will ask you various questions.

    This includes questions about what your addiction is, what your support network is like and where you are currently living.

    Following the above, they will inform you of support groups that you can join, and you will be assigned a key worker who will help guide you through addiction treatment.

    The key worker will then go on to discuss the treatment options that the NHS can provide:

    • Therapy such as CBT
    • Detox and how to cope with withdrawal
    • Self-help groups that can support you
    • Discussions on how to reduce the risks of addiction
    • Medications

    Sometimes, they may recommend an inpatient treatment, but usually, most treatments tend to be more outpatient-based.

    Private treatment is different to the NHS and can typically cost a great deal more.

    However, the treatment options are endless if you are seeking private treatment.

    Although they are costly, they tend to seek an option that is accommodating to you and can work to your needs.

    Not to mention that there isn’t a waitlist when it comes to private treatment, whereas through the NHS it can take much longer to get admitted or referred.

    At the alcohol rehab in Aberdeen, and the drug rehab, there are inpatient or outpatient treatments available and here at Rehab Recovery, we will look into the best options for you.

    To learn more about drug and alcohol rehab in Aberdeen, give our team a call on 0800 140 4690

    What Are the Types of Rehab Treatment I Can Seek?

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    You can seek help for any kind of addiction that you may be struggling with.

    In Aberdeen, we offer help to those that are struggling with any kind of addiction.

    Our experts that reside in the Aberdeen clinic are not just limited to drug or alcohol addictions.

    In fact, there are many distinct kinds of addictions one can struggle with and as such, they are catered to all of them.

    To learn more about drug and alcohol rehab in Aberdeen, give our team a call on 0800 140 4690

    Alcohol Addiction

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    It can be very hard to quit alcohol cold-turkey, and as such rehabs in Aberdeen offer the best care possible to make sure that you can manage your addiction and have the tools to prevent a relapse in the future.

    In the UK, alcohol addiction is a serious crisis, which is why there are so many different kinds of treatment that can be used to tackle the addiction.

    Alcohol withdrawal symptoms can be both minor and major, depending on the length and intensity of the addiction.

    This can include:

    • Feeling or being sick
    • Feeling paranoid
    • Feeling anxious
    • Feeling restless
    • Diarrhoea
    • Chills and sweats
    • Headaches
    • Increased heart rate and heart palpitations
    • Excessive shaking
    • Insomnia
    • Nightmares
    • Flu-like symptoms
    • Delirium tremens
    • Wernicke’s Encephalopathy

    As such, it’s important that when someone begins addiction treatment that the severity of their addiction is taken into consideration.

    There is a wide range of medications that are used to assist with detox – known as a medically assisted detox – and these are usually implemented when a patient is first admitted to rehab.

    For alcohol detox, this will involve the use of drugs such as Librium, also known as Chlordiazepoxide, which is extremely effective at reducing the effects of alcohol withdrawal syndrome.

    Following this, the patient will then undergo treatment to get to the root cause of the addiction, discuss triggers and how to prevent any future relapses.

    To learn more about drug and alcohol rehab in Aberdeen, give our team a call on 0800 140 4690

    Cocaine Addiction


    Cocaine is different from addictions such as alcohol or heroin because it is not physically addictive.

    As such, if you were experiencing cocaine dependence and decided to stop using it, it would not put your life at risk and you would not need to experience a cocaine detox.

    However, you can still experience some symptoms if you stop using it suddenly

    This is known as a “come down” and can include:

    • Headaches
    • Nausea
    • Fatigue
    • Brain fog

    It is important to note that in Aberdeen it is still possible to treat cocaine and crack cocaine addiction, even if these symptoms make it difficult to quit.

    Rehab can help to elevate these symptoms, and with the right care from professionals, it will ensure that you find a way to overcome the addiction with it.

    To learn more about drug and alcohol rehab in Aberdeen, give our team a call on 0800 140 4690

    Heroin Addiction


    Heroin is very physically addictive and it is horrible drug addiction.

    Just like alcohol, it is possible to experience some horrible withdrawal symptoms from it.

    In Aberdeen serious drugs like these are still a problem, therefore it is equally as important that the right treatment and support is available.

    The withdrawal symptoms you may get if you are addicted to heroin include:

    • Nausea
    • Sweating
    • Depression
    • Intense cravings
    • Shaking
    • Death
    • Seizures

    These cravings usually only last from one-to-two weeks maximum, but it does not make it any easier to quit.

    Heroin detox is a vital stage of recovery, as it is for any opioid use disorder. Medications like methadone and buprenorphine are widely used to make heroin withdrawal a much safer process.

    However, once someone is admitted to rehab with this addiction, they will do a detox to help treat these symptoms.

    Much like with alcohol addiction, there are various medications that professionals will prescribe to help with withdrawal.

    To learn more about drug and alcohol rehab in Aberdeen, give our team a call on 0800 140 4690

    Cannabis Addiction

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    Cannabis does not typically involve detox and it is not physically addictive like heroin or alcohol.

    A study by Wayne Hall and Louisa Degenhardt identified that cannabis is still harmful, with the adverse side effects of regular use of cannabis during adolescence and into adulthood including ‘a dependence syndrome, increased risk of motor vehicle crashes, impaired respiratory function, cardiovascular disease, and adverse effects of regular use on adolescent psychosocial development and mental health’.

    There is no medical procedure involved in rehab to help with cannabis use disorder, but the treatment options they offer will still ensure you are adequately treated for your drug addiction.

    Usually, you will be assessed on how much it is impacting your life and from there you will be offered a personalised treatment plan.

    To learn more about drug and alcohol rehab in Aberdeen, give our team a call on 0800 140 4690

    The Therapy that We Can Offer

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    If you are in Aberdeen and struggling with an addiction, there are many different forms of talking therapies and psychiatric treatments that may be considered, depending on what exactly you need:

    To learn more about drug and alcohol rehab in Aberdeen, give our team a call on 0800 140 4690

    Mental Illness and Addiction

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    Oftentimes, mental illness and addiction go hand-in-hand.

    Mental health issues can be both the cause and the result of addiction.

    When these conditions are both present at the same time, it is referred to as a dual diagnosis.

    Mental health disorders that are commonly linked to addiction include:

    As such, in rehab centres, it is vital that there are doctors on-site to help you.

    In Aberdeen, there are trained professionals in the rehabs to ensure that you have the right support: whether you have developed a mental illness because of the substance abuse disorder, or you may have a mental illness that drove you to a substance abuse disorder.

    Either way, in Aberdeen we ensure that you have the appropriate treatment for addiction and any mental illnesses.

    Many physical illnesses are also often present alongside substance use disorder – and therefore must be considered during treatment – including:

    To learn more about drug and alcohol rehab in Aberdeen, give our team a call on 0800 140 4690

    Relapse Prevention

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    It is possible to relapse after rehab, however, it the likelihood of this happening is exceptionally low.

    Of course, that shouldn’t stop anyone from seeking treatment should they relapse.

    There are several various ideas on how to support relapse prevention when it comes to prevention and at an Aberdeen centre, a professional will help to recognise how a relapse may happen.

    However, it’s important to do the following:

    • Recognise your triggers that may lead to a relapse
    • Remember that a step backwards means you can still see your progress ahead
    • Think back to the coping mechanisms that were practised during rehab
    • Seek out help if you need it

    When all these factors are taken into consideration, it becomes much easier for an individual to maintain sobriety in the long term.

    To learn more about drug and alcohol rehab in Aberdeen, give our team a call on 0800 140 4690


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    Once you have completed rehab, there is a set process to ensure that you have adequate support.

    Dependent on what addiction you struggled with, you may be referred to support groups to attend.

    There is also a chance that the SMART Recovery method will be incorporated, which is where you are given goals based on the below:

    • Specific
    • Measurable
    • Achievable
    • Relevant
    • Time-bound

    One of the most well-known and common forms of aftercare is engagement with a mutual support group such as Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous or Cocaine Anonymous.

    These groups are designed to encourage individuals who may be in similar situations to share their experiences, how they overcame certain obstacles, and any issues they are facing in their long-term recovery and lean on a higher power when addiction seems overwhelming.

    You might also find support in a local SMART Recovery meeting.

    Many Al-Anon Family Group Meetings are also held in and around Buckingham, as well as Alateen meetings that provide support specifically for adolescents.

    It’s also possible that you will be given the tools to follow a detox, should you relapse again, signed up for family counselling and given regular outpatient check-ups.

    To learn more about drug and alcohol rehab in Aberdeen, give our team a call on 0800 140 4690

    Getting Help Today

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    Overall, there are many tools that you can access if you are seeking addiction treatment in Aberdeen and near Aberdeen. All drug and alcohol rehabs must be registered and audited by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

    We also offer drug and alcohol rehab services in a variety of places within Aberdeen and Scotland, and across the UK, including Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness, Perth, Paisley, Hamilton, Livingston and Stirling.

    To learn more about drug and alcohol rehab in Aberdeen, give our team a call on 0800 140 4690

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