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Drug & Alcohol Rehab in East Kilbride

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

    Drug & Alcohol Rehab in East Kilbride

    Our drug and alcohol rehab in East Kilbride will work with you every step of the way, giving you the tools you need to recover from your addiction.

    The support you receive will go well beyond your initial detox in rehab and extends to alternative therapies, and aftercare to support you in your daily life.

    Based in East Kilbride, South Lanarkshire, we are set up to offer both inpatient residential rehab and rehab as an outpatient when suitable.

    Our key offerings extend to specialist alcohol and drug support, addiction recovery, and motivational therapy, plus other holistic therapies including family therapy.

    We’ve been supporting people nationally for over 50 years and our East Kilbride Locality is open and ready to support you through your addiction recovery.

    Why should you choose our rehab in East Kilbride?

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    Below we’ve listed just some of the reasons why we believe you should choose a drug and alcohol rehab here in East Kilbride:

    • We’ve been helping people tackle substance abuse issues for half a century.
    • Your physical, mental and psychological health will be supported by our team of medics.
    • Wraparound and aftercare are standard, you are supported at all times.
    • We are here to support your loved ones throughout your recovery journey.

    Reasons you might need drug and alcohol rehab in East Kilbride

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    When you first make contact with us we will do a standard assessment and make sure you have all of the information you need to make an informed choice before entering our rehab programme in East Kilbride.

    If you or a loved one has experienced any of the following symptoms and is concerned about their drinking or drug use then reach out to us today on our 24/7, confidential hotline at 0800 088 66 86.

    • Blackouts
    • Lack of appetite
    • Withdrawal symptoms when not drinking
    • Hallucinations
    • Insomnia
    • Urges to drink
    • Lack of libido
    • Change or lack of interest in activities once held dear

    Rehab Recovery‘s drug and alcohol rehab in East Kilbride as previously stated offers comprehensive and wrap-around care. This means we will support you from your initial detox, rehab, and therapy and through to your continued aftercare.

    Your therapy sessions and trained counsellors will equip you with the skills needed to overcome your drug or alcohol abuse issues. They will help you to understand yourself better, your triggers and your addiction to help avoid relapse.

    Using The Disease Model of Addiction At Drug & Alcohol Rehab In East Kilbride

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    Being addicted to something should not be seen as a personal failure, instead, you should accept addiction as a disease.

    In medical terms, addiction is ‘considered a brain disorder, because it involves functional changes to brain circuits involved in reward, stress, and self-control.’(1)

    In almost all senses it’s out of your control and not a choice. The stigma that exists around addiction, unfortunately, often stops people from seeking help.

    Addiction over many years will alter your brain structure, pathways, and chemical makeup.

    The cycle of addiction is so engrained because of the way it alters our brains that it’s incredibly hard to break out of.

    The cycle of addiction can be categorised by cravings, compulsions, continuing to use your substance and being out of control.

    The Disease Model of Addiction argues that fundamentally, addiction changes your brain structure it can be categorised as a disease.

    You can learn about the disease of addiction here. (2)

    What should I expect from drug and alcohol rehab in East Kilbride?

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    If you’re 18 or older you can access our rehab services in East Kilbride. We will carry out an initial assessment when you first make contact with us.

    This assessment will allow us to learn more about you, your needs and your addiction. After this, we will make a plan for you and organise for you to start your medically supervised detox.

    Taking anywhere from seven to ten days for your detox will allow your body time to rid itself of the substance you’re addicted to. This will all be done within the safety of our rehab facility and with our experienced team supervising.

    Once you have completed your detox you can start to move on to the next phase of rehab where we use counselling, group sessions and therapy to help you recover.

    Call us on 0800 088 66 86 to discuss your needs and arrange your assessment and admittance into our rehab programme.

    What to expect from a drug or alcohol detox in East Kilbride?

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    Understanding the rehab process and what it involves will help you to adapt and transition to life in rehab. Our team will give you all the information you require and help you understand what to expect from your time with us.

    We operate around the clock offering 24-hour care to our rehab patients. A team of medics and addiction specialists will be on hand at all times to keep you safe, prescribe medication if needed and offer support.

    The detox process can be dangerous if not handled carefully. Your body will be used to a certain amount of alcohol and stopping suddenly means the central nervous system must quickly get used to not functioning with the depressant effects of alcohol.

    This quick internal change can lead to mild to severe side effects, our team will be there to help you through this, keeping you as comfortable as possible throughout.

    Withdrawal Symptoms During Detox

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    Withdrawal symptoms are to be expected to varying degrees when you stop using a substance you had been using heavily.

    What we offer at Rehab Recovery is support for these challenging withdrawal symptoms. We want to avoid any unnecessary discomfort to help give you the best chance of recovering from your addiction.

    Our team can also monitor you and your symptoms to make sure you are safe from any of the more severe withdrawal symptoms you may experience.

    Withdrawing from alcohol isn’t simple and can result in physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms.

    Suffering from shaking of the body and extreme sweating can be expected but you may also experience the following:

    Confusion, fever and fast heart rates can develop and these can be serious side effects. Medication can be prescribed while you detox to help manage these symptoms and keep you as safe as possible.

    Types of rehabs available for drug and alcohol detox in East Kilbride

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    Whether inpatient rehab or outpatient rehab is best suited to you will depend on various factors which we explain below:

    1. Inpatient

    Inpatient therapy requires you to live in our residential rehab in East Kilbride for a set time. You will live here like a home from home not leaving the facility during your rehab journey. You will have access to 24-hour support.

    2. Outpatient

    Outpatient rehab will allow you to leave the rehab facility overnight and return in the daytime for therapy and counselling.

    Inpatient therapy in East Kilbride while an intense experience it’s often the best option to quickly develop the skills needed to recover from your addiction.

    If you have had a substance addiction for years or are in the grips of a severe addiction then inpatient rehab can often be the most effective option.

    Rehab as an inpatient allows our team to work with you round the clock, providing support and also monitoring your health throughout your detox and rehab allowing us to keep you as safe as possible from life-threatening withdrawal symptoms.

    Counselling and therapy during drug and alcohol rehab in East Kilbride

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    At our drug and alcohol rehab in East Kilbride, we can offer several options when you move to the counselling and therapy portion of treatment.

    Below we have highlighted the types of therapy you may access:

    • Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy(3): Perhaps one of the most well-known therapy options CBT can be used to treat many mental health issues and disorders. CBT is used to help alter the way you think and act, this will help you better understand yourself and perhaps why you have formed your addiction in the first place.
    • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy: A unique psychotherapy which is mostly used for those with borderline personality disorders, but can be used to help mood disorders, and suicidal thoughts/ideation. We work on altering behavioural patterns seen in those who have self-destructive behaviours.
    • Supplemental Therapy: This type of therapy often goes along with various talking therapies to support your overall well-being. It often involves equine therapy, yoga, meditation, art therapy, music therapy, acupuncture, etc.
    • Group Therapy: Group therapy is great to allow you to work with your counsellor and other people experiencing addiction. You will share your story and have the opportunity to hear from others which can be hugely beneficial.
    • 12-Step: When we refer to 12-step programmes we are most commonly referring to support groups like Alcoholics Anonymous. Here you will work through 12 set steps to help you recover while having the support of your community.

    Frequently asked questions about our alcohol rehab clinic in East Kilbride

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    How much does alcohol rehab in East Kilbride cost?

    The cost of your rehab in East Kilbride will depend on how long you stay with us, the rehab you choose to undertake and the therapies you use.

    How long does rehab last?

    It’s common for rehab to last between 30 to 90 days this will of course be dependent on your addiction and the level of treatment you require.

    What happens after rehab?

    We want to avoid you relapsing when you leave rehab. We can help avoid relapse by making sure you are equipped with the tools needed mentally to avoid triggers. We have a robust aftercare programme in place and can involve your family with your agreement to understand your needs. We hope with this support in place you can live a life free from addiction.

    Fellowship (support) groups for drug and alcohol rehab in East Kilbride

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    Finding and regularly attending a support group after rehab is one of the main keys to avoiding relapse.

    1. Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

    Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is a well-recognised alcohol addiction support group and can be found throughout the country.

    You will have the opportunity to talk, listen, and gain support from others. Narcotics Anonymous and Cocaine Anonymous are available for those who have recovered from drug addiction.

    2. Al-Anon

    Al-anon was developed for friends and family of those with an addiction to find the support they might need.

    These group meetings are available up and down the country and offer a safe space to support you while you support your person through the recovery process.

    3. 12 steps for addiction treatment

    The 12 steps involve 12 activities that you will work towards. These activities will help you to gain an understanding of yourself on a deeper level.

    4. SMART Recovery

    SMART Recovery as a charity has crafted a treatment programme for those in recovery to help you remain motivated, and develop techniques and strategies to help you live a healthy and happy life free from addiction.

    Dual diagnosis treatment

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    We often work with people who along with trying to tackle an addiction are dealing with another mental health concern. If you are dealing with anything from depression to anxiety, or schizophrenia you would be a dual-diagnosis patient.

    This means we carefully monitor your mental health while treating your addiction, with your safety and well-being in mind at all times.

    Relapse prevention after drug and alcohol rehab in East Kilbride

    Rehab is the start of your recovery journey. After you leave the structure of rehab your new challenge will be to avoid relapse. This can seem like a daunting and never-ending challenge but with the right aftercare support run place it doesn’t need to be.

    During your rehab journey, we will have equipped you with the tools needed to identify and avoid triggers and understand the behaviours that previously led you to your addiction. In recovery, you will need to put what you have learned into practice.

    Our rehab centre in East Kilbride will work with you to master your relapse prevention technique.

    Relapse prevention programmes for addiction treatment help you to:

    • Identify and take action during high-risk situations
    • When encountering high-risk situations you will know how to cope and avoid relapse
    • Set clear boundaries in relationships
    • Give you the tools to deal with the urges you may encounter

    At Rehab Recovery, we offer alcohol rehab in East Kilbride. For free advice from a team of professionals, some of which are actually in recovery and understand how hard it can be to change your relationship with addiction.

    For more information about addiction treatment, simply reach out to our 24/7, confidential hotline at 0800 088 66 86.






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