Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Aberdeen
Do you live in the Aberdeen area and struggle with a drug or alcohol addiction? Perhaps you are unsure whether your use has become an addiction, so are questioning whether addiction treatment is the right path for you.
If you have never experienced any form of drug or alcohol rehab programme in the past, it can be difficult to know what to expect. Is it something that you will manage, or will you be investing time and money in something that will prove to be a waste?
One thing to consider is that it could be your addiction making you question yourself. The very fact that you are here now proves that you are, at the very least, considering that you may be struggling with addiction.
Whilst rehab is no ‘walk in the park’ and requires a considerable amount of determination, our partner rehab facilities, here in Aberdeen, offer the best opportunity for those struggling with drug and alcohol addiction, to recover.
Here at OK Rehab, our experienced team of rehab referral advocates have complete faith that you can recover if you can commit to our desire to do so. We are all in recovery ourselves and have seen endless others begin a new, sober life, through attending our recommended addiction treatment facilities.
How will I find the most appropriate rehab programme for me in Aberdeen?
There are several addiction recovery treatments available in Aberdeen and the type of treatment that will suit you best depends on the nature and severity of your addiction. The first step is to take our short assessment, which will allow us to establish this information and recommend the best treatment option for you.
Although there are NHS services available in the area, you will find that obtaining a place on a recovery programme is very difficult. Unfortunately, this is an underfunded and oversubscribed area of medicine, so there are not enough places available for the amount of people that need help.
You will also find that most of the NHS treatment options include community rehab therapy, which required a large degree of self-reliance, and is only suitable for those with very minor or early-stage addictions.
Here at OK Rehab, we are likely to recommend either outpatient treatments or a residential treatment programme with one of our trusted partner facilities. All the facilities that we recommend are governed by the CQC (Care Quality Commission), which holds them to high standards of care, safety and treatment of their clients.
Outpatient treatment is only likely to be recommended to individuals with more minor addiction problems, as once a moderate level addiction is present, the success rate for outpatient treatment is reduced.
Residential rehab at a professional drug and alcohol treatment centre offers the best possible chance of recovery for those with moderate to severe addiction problems.
The good news is, both types of drug and alcohol addiction treatment can be found in Aberdeen, allowing you the option to recover close to home. There are many benefits of local residential recovery, from ease of family visits, due to accessibility of aftercare services. That being said, some people will feel more comfortable being further removed from their daily surroundings, to aid with focus.
Wherever you feel is the most suitable location for you, we will be able to make a recommendation from our list of partners, that offers the type of treatment you need. We’re ready to take your call and your questions, whether you would prefer to recover in Aberdeen or further afield in one of our regional treatment centres, such as:
- St Andrews
How exactly will rehab help me?
All OK Rehab partner facilities use a structured, holistic form of addiction recovery treatment that is targeted at your individual addiction. Much like your experience with addiction will be highly personal and unlike the next person’s, your treatment will also need to be tailored to reflect this.
This method is proven to offer the best results for those struggling with drug and alcohol addiction and is trusted across the UK and worldwide by experts in rehabilitation.
After your admission, during which time your personalised plan will be explained to you, the next step is usually professional drug and/or alcohol detox. Detox is an unpleasant, but highly necessary part of the recovery process, as it breaks your body’s physical connection to the substances that you are addicted to.
Attending a rehab clinic that is staffed and monitored by medically trained rehab specialists not only makes success more achievable, but it’s the safest possible way to undergo what can be a life-threatening process for some.
The highly trained staff will reduce your substance use very gradually, and use medications, where possible, to minimise the impact of your withdrawal symptoms. They are also on hand to provide emergency medical assistance if required.
Once you have completed the detox part of your recovery treatment programme, you will have access to a wide range of psychological therapy options. The exact therapy sessions you attend will depend on your individual programme, but may include:
- Cognitive behavioural therapy
- Motivational therapy
- Group therapy
- One to one counselling
- Family therapy
- Alternative therapy and educational sessions
The purpose of the psychological aspect of the treatment is to address any factors that may have caused or worsened your addiction problem, learn how to overcome your triggers, and build up a relapse prevention plan for your return home.
All programmes also offer significant aftercare services, to help you to maintain your sobriety post-rehab. This will include regular trips to the clinic you attended, support whenever you need it, should you feel yourself begin to slip into old habits, and access to a wide range of support groups.
How long will it take?
As programmes are tailored to the individual, it is very difficult to say without having additional details about your personal addiction, however, when you speak to one of our experienced call handlers, they may be able to give you a better idea.
You should bear in mind, however, that your progress is monitored throughout the rehab process, which means that a degree of flexibility is required.
A typical residential rehab stay would be around 28 days, although this can be longer or shorter depending on the flowing:
- The substance(s) used
- The length of your addiction
- The quantity and regularity of substance use
- Your personal commitment to recovery
- Any pre-existing physical or mental health problems
Why can’t I recover by myself?
Whilst there are home detox kits available, detoxing from drugs and/or alcohol at home can be extremely dangerous. We would not recommend that anyone attempts this without professional guidance and support, as some of the withdrawal symptoms, especially for certain types of substances, can be life-threatening.
If you attempt this whilst alone, there is nobody to assist you, should you experience this type of issue.
Another reason that independent drug or alcohol addiction recovery rarely works is that it is impossible to provide mental health support to yourself.
Addiction is not just a physical issue, your brain is affected in a number of ways and without breaking the psychological connection that you have to your substance of choice, the detox is redundant, as relapse is highly likely.
Therefore, we highly recommend that you find a suitable professional drug or alcohol rehabilitation programme if you are serious about your recovery. We only work with highly renowned clinics, who offer substantial success rates.
Reach out to the OK Rehab Team
It can be a daunting step to admit that you need professional addiction recovery treatment and even more daunting to reach out for it. Don’t forget, here at OK Rehab, all our call handlers are in recovery themselves, so there is no judgment. We will be able to answer any of your questions or concerns about the rehab process, from admission to returning home to Aberdeen as a new, sober person.
Contact us today on 0800 326 5559 and begin your journey towards a healthier, addiction-free life. Our referral process helps you to access the treatment that you need, when you need it, without the need for a GP referral or to endure long waiting lists. It will be the best decision you ever make for yourself!