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Drug & Alcohol Rehab Glasgow & Near Glasgow

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    Drug & Alcohol Rehab Glasgow & Near Glasgow

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    Do you live in Glasgow or near Glasgow and require assistance to help you overcome your drug or alcohol addiction?

    Unfortunately, drug and alcohol addiction is extremely difficult to quit without professional support. The vast majority of people suffering from drug or alcohol addiction simply do not seek out help.

    This is despite the fact that professional help and support will assist these people in breaking free from their addiction and live a longer and happier life.

    If you are one of the few who is strong enough to reach out for help, then know you are already well on your way to achieving your recovery goals.

    At Rehab Recovery, we provide you with a ‘road map’ to treatment that’s available in Glasgow or near Glasgow, including alcohol rehab Glasgow.

    Start your recovery journey at a drug and alcohol rehab Glasgow today by calling our expert team on 0800 088 66 86

    Statistics Surrounding Addiction in Glasgow

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    If you’re worried about your addiction to alcohol or drugs, then it’s important to understand the wider influence and consequences addiction has across the world.

    Therefore, looking at the statistics that surround alcohol and drug addiction is useful.

    According to Our World in Data, drug use is responsible for a shocking total of 11.8 million deaths every year across the world. They also highlight that over half of these individuals are reported to be under the age of 50. They also state that cases of death from alcohol or drugs are much more common in men rather than women.

    They also report that a total of 350,000 people each year die from overdosing on either drugs or alcohol.

    Our World in Data also looks into global diseases caused by addictions to drugs and alcohol, and has concluded that 1.5% of all global diseases result from an addiction. This number and percentage fluctuate across countries, with some countries sitting at 5%.

    Additionally, according to Public Health England and the Office for National Statistics, more than half of all adults in the UK have received treatment for some form of opiates during their lifetime.

    In addition to this, 20% of all UK adults have also had problems with drug use, and 28% have struggled with issues around addiction to alcohol.

    When it comes to the UK, in terms of gender 69% of all individuals admitted into treatment for addiction are male, mirroring the worldwide statistics surrounding gender and addiction.

    As you can see, these statistics are incredibly worrying. Alcohol addiction and drug abuse is a worldwide issues.

    Below, we provide some statistics about alcohol and drug use in Glasgow and wider Scotland:

    Drug and Alcohol Statistics in Scotland, including Glasgow  Data
    Suspected drug deaths (January-March 2023)
    Suspected drug deaths in Greater Glasgow (January-March 2023) 68
    Suspected drug deaths of under 25-year-olds (January-March 2023) 1
    Alcohol-specific deaths in Scotland (2022) 1,276

    Thankfully, this means that there are now tried and tested techniques and methods to recovery.

    If you think you are suffering from an addiction to drugs or alcohol in Glasgow, then it’s important that you get the help you need and deserve as soon as possible.

    You can get this help today by calling a member of our team at Rehab Recovery. We will be able to provide you with help, tips, support and information about local rehab centres to you.

    Get the help you need today so that you do not become another statistic.

    Start your recovery journey at a rehab in Glasgow today by calling our expert team on 0800 088 66 86

    Using The Disease Model of Addiction At Drug & Alcohol Rehab Glasgow

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    For those suffering from an addiction to drugs or alcohol, it’s very important that they look at addiction as a disease, as opposed to a moral failing.

    Despite the stigma surrounding addiction, addiction is defined as a disorder of an organ, structure or system of the body.

    In terms of addiction, the disorder takes place in the brain.

    Over time, addiction changes the brain in three main ways:

    • The brain’s structure
    • The brain’s pathways
    • The brain’s chemicals

    It affects these aspects of the brain in a way that creates a structure and cycle that becomes hard to break.

    This is also true of process and behavioural addictions, such as gambling addiction, shopping addiction, sex addiction and others.

    The DHHR states that the cycle of addiction consists of the 4 C’s.

    These include:

    • Cravings
    • Compulsion
    • Loss of control
    • Continued use

    These 4 C’s progress an individual from initial use, to tolerance and eventually dependence.

    The main argument of the Disease Model of Addiction highlights that drugs and alcohol fundamentally change the way the brain operates and is, therefore, a disease.

    It’s important for individuals to see addiction in this way so that they know not to blame themselves, or allow the stigma of addiction to negatively influence their self-image in a way that becomes unproductive and harder to recover.

    Even social drinking can quickly become binge drinking, which can easily turn into alcohol dependency. The same is true for any substance.

    If you’re suffering from addiction in the Glasgow area and would like more information on the Disease Model of Addiction, then speak to a member of our team today.

    We will be able to talk you through the Disease Model of Addiction, as well as provide help and support on how to view your addiction in a more positive and healthy light before you enter a drug and alcohol rehab in Glasgow.

    You can read more about the disease of addiction here.

    To learn more about how addiction diagnosed before entering drug and alcohol rehab in Glasgow or near Glasgow, call our team on 0800 088 66 86

    Dual Diagnosis At a Drug & Alcohol Rehab Glasgow

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    When an individual suffers from addiction as well as a separate mental health issue, then it is defined as a co-occurring disorder or a dual diagnosis.

    Mental health disorders that are commonly linked to addiction include:

    When someone suffers from an addiction and a mental health issue, then this presents its own complications and struggles with daily life. It becomes extremely hard to manage finances, work, as well as family life.

    Sometimes, it’s extremely hard to determine whether an individual developed a mental health issue or an addiction issue first, as both affect and influence each other.

    Whilst at rehab in Glasgow, individuals who suffer from mental health issues will be treated with tried and tested therapy techniques, such as CBT.

    If you think that you are suffering from a dual diagnosis, then speak to a member of our team at Rehab Recovery today to talk to a professional about a dual diagnosis and treatment.

    Be patient with your loved one as anyone who has an addiction is psychologically and physically dependent on the substance, as proved by studies such as the study by Terry E Robinson and Kent C Berridge that looked into the ‘Incentive-Sensitization Theory’ and why people crave drugs.

    To learn more about how mental health issues are supported and treated at drug & alcohol rehab in Glasgow or near Glasgow, call us on 0800 088 66 86

    Abstinence Over Moderation Management At Drug & Alcohol Rehab Glasgow

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    For many people, the word ‘abstinence’ can seem extremely daunting, especially if you’re still very much struggling with your addiction day today.

    However, abstinence is a process and can be achieved by following a treatment programme.

    Experts have agreed that abstinence is always the safer and more effective route to addiction recovery.

    Whilst at rehab, your time will be spent focusing on achieving complete abstinence as opposed to moderation management.

    Moderation management is a form of ‘controlled’ consumption of an addictive substance. Essentially, it’s a way of reducing the harm caused by these addictive substances.

    However, studies have shown that aiming for moderation management results in more relapsing than aiming for complete abstinence does.

    Whilst at rehab, professionals will work with you to ensure that you’re aiming for complete abstinence by focusing on the physical and psychological effects of drug and alcohol abuse, as well as developing relapse prevention and aftercare services, focusing on your home environment.

    Tackling any triggers at home that might contribute to a potential relapse in the future is a huge step, and will help ensure that you’re not tempted when you leave rehab in Glasgow.

    This is why it is extremely important to achieve total and complete abstinence so that you are not tempted at all when you return back home.

    To begin your journey towards abstinence through addiction therapy in Glasgow or near Glasgow, call us on 0800 088 66 86

    The Benefits of Attending Residential Drug & Alcohol Rehab Glasgow

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    If you’re struggling with an addiction to drugs or alcohol in the Glasgow area, you will be relieved to know that there are many rehab centres nearby.

    By attending rehab in Glasgow, you will receive a whole host of benefits.

    For example, upon admission to rehab, you will be assessed psychologically and physically by healthcare professionals who will assess what kind of needs and treatments you will need.

    If necessary, you will then receive a physical detox from the addictive substance in a calm, controlled and assessed environment. This is extremely important as attempting a physical detox at home without the help of any medical or professional intervention is extremely dangerous.

    Once this medical detox has been completed, individuals will then focus on receiving treatment for any psychological issues, such as depression, anxiety or paranoia.

    By attending residential rehab in Glasgow, you will receive therapy with medical professionals with experience in treating individuals with addictions.

    You will also receive around-the-clock care as well as the opportunity to receive treatment options such as holistic therapy, group therapy and family therapy.

    In addition to the beneficial process of attending rehab, you will also be surrounded by like-minded individuals, who are also suffering from addictions.

    You will also be given the opportunity to talk through your experiences, tips and advice with each other in group therapy.

    By attending residential rehab as opposed to non-residential rehab in Glasgow, you will be taken out of your everyday environment. By doing so, you will receive a break from the stress of everyday life, as well as any triggers that may exist.

    To learn more about what drug & alcoholrehab in Glasgow can offer you, call us on 0800 088 66 86

    Private Rehab vs. Council-Funded Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Glasgow

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    Image above: People fist bumping at a drug and alcohol rehab in Glasgow

    Professionally supported drug and alcohol rehab in Manchester is one of the best ways to recover, for a variety of reasons.

    Unfortunately, there is no such thing as an NHS rehab centre in Glasgow, or anywhere in the UK. There are NHS-funded rehab spaces available within private rehab centres.

    However, as NHS funding is provided in this way, and as NHS funding becomes increasingly limited, so do the spaces available.

    It is very important to carefully consider the pros and cons of attending private rehab in Glasgow as opposed to NHS-funded rehab.

    Below is a list of some of the pros and cons that you should consider:

    Pros of Attending Private Alcohol Rehab In Glasgow

    • By attending private rehab, you will not have to endure the long waiting lists. Instead, you will likely be seen or spoken to the same day and admitted into private rehab within days.
    • You will also be given the opportunity to speak to highly qualified and experienced therapists and doctors who will formulate your very own rehabilitation programme.
    • Time will also be spent formulating a relapse prevention plan. This is to ensure that when you leave rehab you will continue to progress and remain abstinent.
    • Everyone who attends private rehab will receive around the clock care and attention from doctors and professionals, especially during the detox stage of your recovery

    Cons of Attending Private Alcohol Rehab In Glasgow

    • It can be very expensive, depending on a number of factors. See below for the costs of attending private rehab.
    • As there are so many options, it might be overwhelming choosing and commit to one

    Pros of Attending NHS Funded Alcohol Rehab In Glasgow

    • NHS funded rehab is as fully confidential as private rehab is
    • It is free

    Cons of NHS Funded Drug & Alcohol Rehab In Glasgow

    • You will have to ensure long waiting lists, during which time your addiction might grow worse
    • It can be hard to qualify for
    • It might be difficult to receive treatment for any mental health issues alongside your addiction
    • There’s a chance you will receive less one to one time with a therapist

    Addiction is not considered a ‘choice’ or ‘moral failing’ on behalf of the addiction sufferer – rehab is about treating the disease of addiction.

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

    1. Glasgow Alcohol and Drug Crisis Service, near Glasgow

    Address: 80 Tradeston St, Glasgow G5 8BG

    Telephone: 01414 206 969


    2. Scottish Families Affected By Alcohol & Drugs, near Glasgow

    Address: 199 Sauchiehall St, Glasgow G2 3EX

    Telephone: 0808 010 1011


    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.

    For advice on choosing between public and private addiction recovery services in Glasgow, call our team on 0800 088 66 86

    Residential Alcohol Rehab In Glasgow or near Glasgow IS NOT For Everyone

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    Image above: Two people walking in Glasgow

    Unfortunately, there is a list of criteria that professionals use to determine whether or not someone is suitable for residential rehab.

    As residential rehab is a big commitment for someone who is currently struggling with addiction and is very vulnerable, then it’s important that professionals carefully assess if someone is ready to make that commitment.

    Instead, individuals might be offered other treatment options, such as non-residential rehab in Glasgow or a home detox.

    Before individuals are admitted to rehab in Glasgow, they will be asked a series of questions from healthcare professionals.

    These questions include but are not limited to:

    • Do you drink more than 30 units of alcohol a day?
    • Do you suffer from any co-occurring mental health issues?
    • Do you have suicidal thoughts or have you ever had suicidal thoughts in the past?
    • Do you think you would struggle to complete an at-home detox?
    • Have you ever tried but failed to recover in the past?
    • Have you ever been violent whilst intoxicated?
    • Have you ever suffered from seizures or delirium tremens?
    • Have you ever suffered from ataxia and confusion, also sometimes referred to as Wernicke’s Encephalopathy?

    Healthcare professionals will also assess you according to the DSM-5-TR diagnostic criteria.

    This diagnostic criterion is listed below:

    • If you continue using the drug even though you are well aware of the negative consequences
    • If you start to lie, steal and cheat to get your hands on the drug
    • If you’ve ever tried but failed to recover in the past
    • If you begin to have an increased tolerance to the drug or substance
    • If you are abusing the drug in order to avoid experiencing any withdrawal symptoms
    • If you stop seeing family or friends because of your addiction and start to give up hobbies and activities due to your addiction

    To learn more about your suitability for rehab treatment in Glasgow, call our team on 0800 088 66 86

    The Alternatives To Going To Alcohol Rehab In Glasgow

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    If attending rehab in Glasgow is not for you, then there are a list of alternatives that you could also try.

    Alternatives to drug and alcohol rehab in Glasgow are: 

    Al-Anon Family Group Meetings in Glasgow or near Glasgow

    Family group meetings are a great option for individuals who might struggle with any triggers at home, or who would benefit from receiving treatment alongside their family.

    Al-Anon provides family group meetings for all types of addiction struggles, and they aim to help individuals who might struggle with triggers or conflicts at home.

    This is to ensure that the home becomes a comforting, helpful and productive environment to aid any form of recovery.

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

    SMART Meetings in Glasgow or near Glasgow

    In addition to family group meetings, individuals can also attend SMART meetings in Glasgow.

    SMART meetings are held across the UK and are available to those in Glasgow. They consist of weekly, 90-minute sessions with a professional in a group setting.

    They aim to help motivate individuals to recover, as well as help them overcome their cravings and triggers.

    They also then focus on helping to achieve a productive and positive day-to-day life by forming healthier habits.

    Multiple SMART meetings are held in and around Glasgow, as well as online.

    12-Step Meetings for Alcohol or Drug Use in Glasgow

    Alcoholics Anonymous Glasgow, Narcotics Anonymous Glasgow and Cocaine Anonymous Glasgow are all great self-help groups that have been around for a number of years. They consist of weekly meetings in a group setting.

    They believe in the 12 steps to recovery, and allow individuals to share their experiences, lessons and hope with one another, whilst leaning on a higher power when addiciton seems too big to overcome.

    The AA, NA and CA all have regular meetings in Glasgow.

    Home Detox for Drug and Alcohol Addiction in Glasgow

    If you think you need help from professionals, but do not want to attend residential rehab, then you might want to consider a home detox.

    A home detox consists of daily phone calls from professionals and doctors to provide you with over the phone therapy. Individuals would also receive medication in the post.

    Home detox is a fantastic option for those who are strong enough with perhaps a less severe addiction. However, it is by no means as effective as attending rehab.

    Due to its remote nature, anyone who qualifies for home addiction treatment in Glasgow is able to access it.

    Outpatient Treatment Via a Local Drug & Alcohol Team in Glasgow

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    If you are looking for more support than a home detox and self-help groups can offer then you might want to consider outpatient treatment.

    You would attend rehab on a daily basis to receive your treatment and then return home the very same day to resume daily life.

    This is a great option for those who have commitments such as children, a job or others they care for. It is also recommended for those with a mild to moderate addiction, who might be able to continue their daily life alongside any treatment.

    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.

    Start your recovery journey at a rehab in Glasgow today – call our team on 0800 088 66 86

    The Admissions Process in Glasgow

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    It is important for those considering rehab to understand the admissions process in Glasgow.

    Upon admission, individuals are assessed by professionals to determine whether or not they’re suitable for rehab, and what kind of treatments are needed.

    In order to do so, professionals will often use the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) Criteria and Dimensions to find out what kind of help you need the most.

    The ASAM Criteria consists of six dimensions that delve deep into your addiction.

    These dimensions are listed below:

    Dimension 1 – Detox Potential

    The first dimension delves deep into your ability to detox and overcome your detox in a safe and controlled environment. This will help the team determine what level of treatment you need, as well as what type of medication you might need.

    Dimension 2 – Health & Wellbeing

    Dimension two aims to find out how healthy you are physically and mentally. This will consist of questions surrounding your health and mental state, as well as some possible health tests.

    Dimension 3 – Psychological Wellbeing

    Next, your psychological wellbeing will be assessed in a private, one to one environment. Professionals will want to determine whether or not you are currently suffering from a mental health issue.

    Dimension 4 – Your Commitment to the Cause

    Your commitment to recovery will also be assessed, as this is a large determining factor in anyone’s recovery.

    Dimension 5 – Relapse Potential

    The fifth dimension will try to determine your relapse potential, and whether or not you’ve ever relapsed in the past.

    Dimension 6 – Home Environment & Potential Triggers

    The final dimensions will determine what kind of environment exists at home, and whether or not you are able to cut out any triggers that may exist at home.

    Once a professional will assess you on these six dimensions, if you qualify for 2-3 of them, your addiction will be deemed mild and other treatment options will be proposed.

    If you qualify for 4-5 of the dimensions, then your addiction is deemed moderate and you may be admitted into rehab.

    If you qualify for 5 or more of the above dimensions, then your addiction is deemed severe and you will very likely enter a rehab facilitation centre.

    ASAM is just one of many psychiatric assessments that can be used for diagnosing addiction. The specific nature of the assessment will vary, but often consists of pre-set assessment frameworks like 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 begin your recovery process through admission into rehab in Glasgow, call us on 0800 088 66 86

    Professional Interventions In Glasgow or near Glasgow

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    An intervention is a great way for friends and families to get their loved ones the help they need.

    In simple terms, an intervention is a technique where loved ones make a plan to meet up with the sufferer and openly discuss and express their concern about the individual and their addiction.

    This meeting takes place in a private, quiet and calming environment with people who genuinely care about the sufferer.

    Not only is it an opportunity to discuss any concerns, but it is also an opportunity to discuss any treatment options, such as rehab.

    An intervention is needed when an individual is no longer able to help themselves, or if their addiction and tolerance are escalating.

    You may want to ask a professional interventionist to attend your intervention, in order to make sure that your meeting is on track and productive.

    It is also suggested that individuals looking to hold an intervention should research the CRAFT approach to interventions.

    CRAFT stands for Community Reinforcement and Family Training and provides families and loved ones with advice and support on how to hold an intervention, what to say and how to say it.

    For guidance on conducting interventions in Glasgow, call our team on 0800 088 66 86

    How Much Does Rehab Cost in Glasgow?

    Those who have researched private rehab in Glasgow will be well aware of the costs associated.

    However, the cost of rehab can differ greatly depending on a number of factors.

    These factors that decide the cost of a drug and alcohol rehab in Glasgow include:
    • How long did you stay there for
    • Where it is
    • What kind of treatment options do they provide
    • Whether you choose a private or shared room

    As a rule of thumb, it would cost approximately £3,000 – £6,000 for a 10 day stay in a single, private room. However, a shared room over 10 days would cost a lot less, at approximately £2,000 – £4,000.

    As 10 days is generally the least amount of time allowed for someone to stay at rehab, it is often suggested that a longer stay is required.

    For lots of people, they will need to spend a total of 28 days in rehab in order to successfully recover. For a stay of this length, the cost would be anywhere between £8,000 and £12,0000 for a private room and £6,000 if you were to share a room.

    Unfortunately, for lots of people, these costs are simply too high. If this is the case, then you could always consider a home detox. You will receive treatment over the phone from professionals and will receive any medication in the post. This could cost as little as £1,500.

    However, it is important to understand that a home detox is not suitable for everyone. In order to qualify for a home detox, your addiction will need to be deemed mild, and you need to have a lot of motivation and the ability to recover on your own.

    For a more accurate estimation of how much rehab in Glasgow will cost, call us on 0800 088 66 86

    Tips on How to Choose the Right Rehab Centre In Glasgow or near Glasgow


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    If you are looking to attend rehab for a drug or alcohol addiction in the Glasgow area, then you will need to choose which rehab centre you would like to attend.

    Choosing the right rehab centre can be very tricky for some people. There are so many options out there, each with its own positives and drawbacks.

    For lots of people, this can be an extremely daunting, confusing and overwhelming time, when many are already going through a lot already.

    At Rehab Recovery, we want to make sure that you don’t feel alone during this process. That’s why we will work with you to figure out which rehab centre in the Glasgow area will best suit your needs.

    Below is a list of helpful tips on how to choose the best rehab centre for you:

    • Make sure that you research online all the available rehab centres in the area
    • Read up on what kind of treatment each rehab centre offers
    • Read up on what kind of treatment options you might need in order to recover
    • Ring up the rehab centre and ask to talk through their process and treatment options
    • Think about whether or not you want to stay local to your friends and family or if you would benefit from attending a rehab centre a bit further away in order to gain some space

    For help and guidance choosing the right rehab in Glasgow, give our team a call on 0800 088 66 86

    What Is A Detox And Do I Need One in Glasgow?

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    A detox for addiction is when an individual withdraws from consuming the addictive substance in an attempt to recover from the drug or substance.

    By withdrawing from the substance, you are giving your body the opportunity to overcome the craving for the substance.

    As your body will crave the drug, even when your mind is not, you will always need to undergo a physical detox from a drug before receiving treatment for psychological addiction.

    This is only applicable for substances that cause physical dependence, such as alcohol, heroin addiction, ketamine and benzodiazepines.

    Unfortunately, withdrawing from an addictive substance does bring it a series of unpleasant side effects and drug or alcohol withdrawal symptoms.

    For some, this brings with it its own health risks and concerns. This is why it is extremely important to undergo your detox in a medical environment.

    These withdrawal symptoms range from mild to moderate and severe and often 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

    Many other physical issues are also often present alongside addiction – and therefore must be considered during detox – including:

    These symptoms can take place as quickly as a few hours after withdrawing from the substance and can last for a number of days or even weeks.

    In an attempt to overcome and manage these unpleasant and challenging withdrawal symptoms, you may undergo a medically-assisted detox.

    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.

    Other medications that might be prescribed include Acamprosate (Campral®), antidepressants like nefazodone, desipramine, or imipramine, and the opioid antagonist Naltrexone.

    For heroin detox and recovery from other opioid use disorders, substances like methadone and buprenorphine are widely used for the same reasons, making heroin withdrawal a much safer process.

    If you are suffering from an addiction, and are continuing to abuse the substance frequently in an attempt to avoid withdrawal symptoms, then you will need to undergo a detox.

    To learn more about undergoing detox in Glasgow, call our team on 0800 088 66 86

    Therapy Techniques for Alcohol & Drug Addiction in Glasgow

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    There is a wide range of therapy techniques for people who suffer from substance use disorders. One of the best and most beneficial parts of attending drug and alcohol rehab in Glasgow is that you get the chance to try different therapy techniques.

    Below is a list of just some of the most common talking therapies and psychiatric treatments used across rehab centres in Glasgow and the rest of the UK.

    Whilst most people haven’t ever tried therapy before attending drug and alcohol rehab in Glasgow, it is important that you keep an open mind when it comes to trying different therapy techniques for the very first time.

    For more information about drug and alcohol rehab in Glasgow, please contact Rehab Recovery today at 0800 088 66 86

    How Long Does Rehab In Glasgow Last?

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    There is no one specific length of time individuals spend in rehab. The length of time spent in rehab depends very much on the individual, their addiction, their history of addiction and whether or not they suffer from any mental health conditions.

    For example, if an individual suffers from a mild addiction, then they might only stay in rehab for 7 days. Although this is generally the least amount of time spent in rehab.

    For those with a moderate addiction, it is recommended that they will spend 28 days in rehab. This is the most common amount of time spent in rehab.

    However, individuals who suffer from a severe addiction, they will be asked to attend rehab for a total of 60 – 80 days depending on their progression and history with addiction.

    Start your addiction treatment in Glasgow today – call us on 0800 088 66 86

    Rehab For Cocaine In Glasgow

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    For individuals suffering from cocaine addiction, then you will need to attend rehab.

    As cocaine and crack cocaine affect the brain, they are both highly addictive psychologically.

    However, cocaine is not a physically addictive drug.

    Therefore, for individuals wanting to attend rehab for cocaine dependence, you will not have to undergo a physical detox.

    Nevertheless, you will need to undergo a lot of therapy to work on your triggers and mental cravings.

    For help recovering from cocaine addiction at rehab in Glasgow, call us on 0800 088 66 86

    Rehab For Heroin In Glasgow

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    Just like cocaine, heroin is also highly addictive. However, unlike cocaine, heroin is both physically and mentally addictive.

    Therefore, individuals will need to undergo a physical heroin withdrawal and detox from heroin if they want to recover.

    That’s why it is extremely important that those suffering from an addiction to heroin undergo their detox in a safe environment, such as a rehab centre.

    For help recovering from heroin addiction at rehab in Glasgow, call us on 0800 088 66 86

    Rehab For Cannabis In Glasgow

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    Cannabis causes a lot of mental and physical side effects and health concerns. It often makes people unproductive, paranoid, depressed, angry and anxious.

    Similar to cocaine, cannabis is also highly addictive. However, it is not physically addictive and therefore people do not need to undergo a detox.

    Instead, those recovering from cannabis use disorder will experience a wide selection of psychotherapies designed to help them overcome the underlying causes of their substance abuse.

    For help recovering from cannabis addiction at rehab in Glasgow, call us on 0800 088 66 86

    Relapse Prevention Planning At Rehab In Glasgow

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    Whilst at rehab, you will be asked to formulate a relapse prevention plan. This will consist of a number of techniques, tips and tools which will help you maintain your soberiety and recover long-term.

    Below is a list of some helpful tools and techniques that you can include in your relapse prevention plan to help make your recovery a successful one.

    1. Name an Emergency Contact

    In order to ensure that you are fully supported when you leave rehab, it’s a good idea to include an emergency contact in your relapse prevention plan.

    This should be someone who has supported your recovery throughout the process and understands your addiction and needs. They should be trustworthy and reliable.

    2. HALT

    The HALT technique is a very useful tool used for those individuals who suffer from cravings. If you feel a craving, then you should consider whether or not you are one of these four things:

    • Hungry
    • Angry
    • Lonely
    • Tired

    If you are any of the above four things, then you should see to these before anything else. Often, individuals find that once they amend the above they are no longer craving the substance.

    2. Self Care

    For those who have just left rehab, self-care is extremely important. Whilst at rehab individuals are cared for day and night.

    Once they leave rehab, sometimes they can feel a little unsupported.

    Individuals should include a list of self-care techniques in their relapse prevention plan. These could include exercising, skincare, going for a walk, eating healthily or reading a book.

    4. Meditation

    Meditation is also a great technique to include in your relapse prevention plan.

    Meditation has become increasingly popular in recent years, and meditation centres and classes are very common in most towns and cities.

    There are many different types and forms of meditation, and it is advised that individuals experiment with them all to find the one that best suits their needs and personality.

    To learn more about relapse prevention at rehab in Glasgow, call our team 0800 088 66 86

    The Importance Of Seeking Professional Treatment In Glasgow

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    Unfortunately, those who do try to escape drug or alcohol addiction often do not make it through the withdrawal phase without experiencing a relapse.

    This is because withdrawing from drugs or alcohol instigates a range of discomforting and even dangerous symptoms.

    At Rehab Recovery, we generally advise you to undergo your detoxification programme at a residential treatment provider. Detoxification involves the process of ‘getting clean’.

    Here, your withdrawal symptoms will be treated with medication.

    This medication is administered by the residential centre’s in-house clinical team. This ensures you receive the maximum amount of care and attention throughout your detoxification programme.

    Reversing many years’ worth of substance misuse isn’t without its pitfalls. Fortunately, when you attend a treatment centre in Glasgow, you will receive all the care and attention you could possibly require during this potentially testing time.

    A medically supervised detox programme

    Your detoxification programme will be medically supervised for maximum safety and comfort. You will also receive a combination of vitamins and natural remedies.

    These remedies will be given in conjunction with more traditional medication that treats withdrawal symptoms.

    Start your recovery journey in Glasgow today by calling our expert team on 0800 088 66 86

    Healing Emotional Wounds

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    The addiction treatment we recommend in Glasgow isn’t limited to treating physical withdrawal symptoms. In order to achieve long term abstinence, you must heal the emotional causes of drug and alcohol addiction.

    These emotional causes are often cognitive in nature. This means the causes of addiction are often thoughts and feelings.

    These negative thoughts and feelings often developed over many years, and arise due to traumatic incidents.

    Many people who suffer from drug and alcohol addiction suffered traumatic events at a young age. This is generally before sufficient coping mechanisms to process trauma events have developed.

    Many of these people carry these ‘emotional wounds’ into adulthood. In order to cope with these issues, sufferers often ‘self-medicate’ with drugs and alcohol.

    Thus, addiction is a sort of ‘band-aid’ to cover deeper emotional problems.

    Start your recovery journey today by calling our expert team on 0800 088 66 86

    Developing Coping Strategies And Mechanisms At Rehab In Glasgow

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    When you attend a residential treatment clinic in Glasgow, the priority will be to help you develop the required coping strategies. This will help you cope with the emotional issues you have been carrying around with you for so many years.

    You will be taught to ‘deal with life’ without resorting to drug and alcohol use.

    You will also be taught to recognise and avoid ‘relapse triggers’. Unfortunately, these triggers may include people who are part of your current social circle.

    You will be put in touch with a local mutual support group in Glasgow to help you rebuild your social network and thus avoid old associates and friends who encourage your drinking or drug-using lifestyle.

    Start your recovery journey today by calling our expert team on 0800 088 66 86

    Contact Us For A Free Assessment Today

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    Discover how Rehab Recovery is able to assist your search for quality and effective treatment options in Glasgow. We are able to locate a highly tailored treatment to suit most budgets and personal preferences.

    If you choose to seek private treatment, we are able to ensure your immediate admission within as little as two hours following your initial call. All drug and alcohol rehabs must be registered and audited by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

    Contact us today on 0800 088 66 86.

    We also offer drug and alcohol rehab services in a variety of places within Scotland and across the UK, including AberdeenDundeeEdinburgh, InvernessPerthPaisleyHamiltonLivingston and Stirling.

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