Thousands of people across the UK suffer from alcohol or drug addiction, and Dundee is no exception.
In 2019, 72 deaths in Dundee were linked to drug use alone.
Though each addiction will differ in severity and substance, the hardships and struggles of dealing with an addiction are similar for everyone.
You’re also not alone when it comes to being nervous about reaching out for help. Every day, people struggle to admit they need help and avoid asking for it, and as a result, they miss out on crucial alcohol or drug addiction treatment that could have saved their life.
We offer an understanding, judgement-free space to discuss your addiction and your needs for treatment, and can help you self-refer into a suitable drug and alcohol rehab in Dundee.
Get the help you need to beat addiction by calling our team today on 0800 326 5559
Admitting you have an addiction
As the popular saying goes, “the first step is admitting you have a problem”.
Of course, this step isn’t always the easiest, and denial can be a huge factor in someone not realising how dire their situation is until it is too late.
So how do you figure out that you may have a problem with drugs or alcohol
Firstly, you may recognise common signs of addiction in your daily life such as an increased tolerance for the substance you use each time you use it, or the fact that you only use it as a coping mechanism for difficult emotions.
Breaking through the self-deception of denial even if you are experiencing some of these signs can be challenging, and many people dealing with addiction have to hit a low point until they realise the severity of their condition.
This low point can vary from person to person but could be anything from the realisation that you are neglecting other hobbies, to more serious lows like divorce or an injury.
It can be incredibly hard to admit these things to yourself, so maybe talk it over with a trusted friend or family member, more often than not, they will be supportive of you taking ownership of your problem.
Lastly, getting in touch with an addiction professional can offer more insight into what it is you are experiencing, and what your next steps should be.
If you think that you my be suffering from addiction and need professional help in Dundee, call us today on 0800 326 5559
What to do if your loved one has an addiction in Dundee
It’s likely you’ll want to find out all about drug and alcohol rehab in Dundee if you have a loved one with an alcohol or drug addiction.
The thing is, as useful as it is to have this information ready, your family member must be ready to receive it.
Until that time, you can support them by adopting the CRAFT intervention, which is a framework that offers you guidance on how to interact with your family member at whatever stage of their drug journey they’re at.
It also supports positive dynamics within the family so they’re more likely to move towards recovery and you feel empowered rather than helpless.
Alternatively, you can opt for a traditional type of intervention. This is where a local professional such as a doctor would join you and your loved one to talk through their addiction and treatment options.
To make sure that your loved one gets the right help from a rehab centre in Dundee, call us today on 0800 326 5559
How to prepare for rehab (5 things you can do)
Entering a drug and alcohol rehab in Dundee can be scary and stressful. It is undoubtedly a big change, and leaving your life behind, even for just a few weeks, is sure to make you even more nervous for what lies ahead.
However, there are a few things you can do before a rehabilitation programme to not only make your time in rehab more successful but also ensure that your life awaits you just as you left it when you return home.
1. Mentally prepare
It is important to remember that rehab is no vacation or relaxing spa treatment to be enjoyed. Rehab is difficult and will require a lot of hard work and effort from you in order for it to be successful, and yield the desired results.
Ensure you are open to all treatments that are recommended to you and prepare to participate and speak up in therapy and counselling.
It may sound clichéd, but having a positive mental attitude can greatly impact your progress in rehab, just as entering rehab with a pessimistic, unwilling mindset can delay any progress from being made at all.
2. Physically prepare
We will strive to get you placed in your chosen drug and alcohol rehab in Dundee as soon as possible, so you won’t be waiting too long to begin treatment.
In this short span of time, it is important you abstain from further drugs or alcohol, to ensure that no additional harm is caused to your brain or body.
It is important, if you can, to not be alone during this time. Employ a friend or family member to stay with you until your admission into rehab.
3. Admin and organisation
To make sure your life does not fall apart in your absence, get to work tying up loose ends.
This can include anything from putting pets in shelters for the duration of your time in rehab, setting up automatic payments for bills that will need to be paid during this time, or asking a trusted friend to visit your home regularly to water plants or check for mail.
4. Pack the essentials
Now is the time to focus on yourself and heal your addiction. Whilst it may feel comforting to bring plenty of things from home to rehab, it is not always necessary for your journey to recovery.
Make sure you are only packing what is essential and not distracting. Also, pack with your chosen rehab’s banned items in mind.
5. Tell the people in your life
Arguably the scariest aspect of entering rehab for some is having to tell those around them.
Although this may be difficult, it is important and sometimes necessary to let the people in your life know about your admission into rehab.
Tell friends and family about where you will be and the importance of this step, you may be surprised by their reaction.
If they are supportive, they can visit you in rehab and even participate in family therapy sessions.
Equally important is telling any employers about your plans. Having a job to go back to is a great motivation to return to normal life after rehab, so make sure to ask if you are able to take the time off and come back when you are ready. If possible, arrange cover for the workload you will be unable to fulfil in your absence.
Make sure that you’re ready for a stay at a rehab clinic in Dundee by calling us today on 0800 326 5559
Can I afford to go to rehab in Dundee?
Staying for any length of time at a drug and alcohol rehab in Dundee obviously comes with a cost.
For a week at rehab, it can cost between £1000-£10,000. There are both more affordable and luxury options throughout the UK.
Not sure whether a rehab in Dundee is in your price range? Talk it over with our expert team today on 0800 326 5559
Health insurance to cover the cost of rehab in Dundee
If you have private health insurance there’s a high chance it will cover the cost of a rehab stay in a private clinic.
Check the policy to confirm this. Remember, though, that claiming for rehab will increase the premium of your health insurance the next time you come to pay for it.
If your health insurance is through your place of work, then you’ll most likely have to notify the appropriate member of staff at work that you have an addiction and are going to rehab through the insurance.
For help using health insurance to access drug and alcohol rehab in Dundee, call us today on 0800 326 5559
I know someone who went to rehab on the NHS, how?
Some people will enter the drug and alcohol rehab in Dundee through funding provided through the local council. It has to be pointed out that this government funding is extremely limited and people competing to get it are numerous.
To be eligible, you must be in regular contact with local drug and alcohol services doing everything recommended by your case worker.
It must be clear that you’re committed to healing and recovery.
At this point, you can apply for funding through your local council. The council decides who the money is awarded to.
If you’d like to learn more about how to access NHS funding for addiction treatment services in Dundee, give our team a call on 0800 326 5559
How long do treatments last at private rehab clinics in Dundee?
In Dundee, treatment programmes at private clinics usually last 28 days.
This offers a full programme of alternative and psychological therapies, individual therapy and group sessions.
This 4 week period will also include the alcohol or drug detox period for those who have physical dependencies.
To discover how long your stay at a rehab centre in Dundee is likely to last, give our team a call on 0800 326 5559
Private and NHS services in Dundee – the differences
NHS services are found in centres in local towns and cities throughout the UK. These are free and open to everyone in the community who has an addiction.
There are weekly sessions that you can go to, which might be following the 12-Step or SMART recovery methods.
As well as this you also might gain some one-to-one support from drug and alcohol workers.
A private rehab clinic in Dundee offers you an establishment completely free of substances where you’ll be under the care of staff 24/7.
Every day will have a series of therapies and holistic activities to support you to become and remain sober. You’ll benefit from top-quality treatment from experts in the field of addiction.
For help choosing between private and NHS addiction treatment services in Dundee, call us today on 0800 326 5559
Inpatient or outpatient treatment?
It really depends on the type of services you were to access in Dundee.
If you entered a private clinic and stayed as a resident, then you’d likely be an inpatient (also known as residential rehab).
NHS services are provided on an outpatient basis meaning that you live at home but go to the clinic to receive treatment.
Not sure whether inpatient or outpatient rehab is right for you? Give our team today on 0800 326 5559
Alcohol detox and alcohol rehab in Dundee
There are rehab options for you in Dundee if you have an alcohol dependency. During recovery you will undergo an alcohol detox period, an alcohol withdrawal period, and various therapies.
The detox lasts up to 10 days and you’ll likely receive a course of the prescription drug Librium to ease the following alcohol withdrawal symptoms:
- Delirium tremens
- Confusion and Hallucinations
- Sickness and diarrhoea
After the detox, you’ll begin daily individual and group sessions.
The focus is to help you to process your feelings, your life up to this point, and how to approach recovery.
There will be many sessions learning techniques to help you to manage cravings successfully.
Overcome your alcohol addiction with the help of a rehab centre in Dundee by calling us on 0800 326 5559
Heroin rehab in Dundee
When you develop a heroin addiction it changes how your body functions so that when it leaves the body it starts “malfunctioning”. Symptoms include:
- Pain in the muscles and bones
This is the withdrawal period and is so uncomfortable that it causes the vast majority of users to constantly relapse.
There is a heroin detox in a heroin-free environment with a tapered course of prescription drugs like Subutex to safely wean you off the substance making this much easier to approach. It lasts 7-10 days.
After this, you’ll start taking part in therapies which help you process your emotions, memories, and reactions to triggers.
Relaxing activities will support you to approach the psychological work you do which helps you to change addictive habits.
Beat your heroin addiction once and for all at a drug rehab in Dundee – call us today on 0800 326 5559
Cannabis rehab in Dundee
You can enter a rehab in Dundee for cannabis addiction.
This is a substance which changes how the brain processes thoughts and feelings, just like any substance because THC is psychoactive.
Cannabis is usually smoked and people often try it socially but addictions mean it’s often used while the person is alone and every day. Withdrawal symptoms include:
- Lack of motivation
- Psychotic symptoms
Your rehab stay might include medication being prescribed if psychotic symptoms have developed, but this will be discussed.
The psychotic episode might only last a week or two, however, left untreated, schizophrenia can develop from cannabis use.
Cannabis detox is not necessary.
Therapy will guide you to change how you think about life so that you can find value in activities other than cannabis use.
You’ll start to explore thought patterns and develop skills to change them so that you can develop healthy responses to triggers.
Beat your cannabis addiction once and for all at a drug rehab in Dundee – call us today on 0800 326 5559
Cocaine rehab in Dundee
You can go to a drug and alcohol rehab in Dundee for cocaine and crack cocaine addiction.
This substance has become very popular in more recent years as supply has increased and prices have lowered. Withdrawal from cocaine includes:
- Mood swings
- Anxiety and paranoia
- Heart palpitations
- Fluctuation in appetite
At rehab, there will be a heavy focus on pin-pointing thoughts as these are what lead to seeking and taking the cocaine.
It is a very compulsive drug meaning it’s easy to go into “automatic” mode from the moment that first thought to use has entered your mind.
Group sessions will also help you to come up with practical solutions and helpful tips to manage everyday life to help you avoid returning to cocaine.
Cocaine is not a physically addictive substance, meaning that cocaine detox is not necessary,
Beat your cocaine addiction once and for all at a drug rehab in Dundee – call us today on 0800 326 5559
Therapies on offer at rehab in Dundee
When you enter a drug and alcohol rehab in Dundee, there are a range of therapies on offer.
The staff will assign those the most relevant to your needs as part of your treatment programme.
- Psychological therapies, which support you in changing your thought processes and emotional responses so you can handle triggers more effectively. These are known as cognitive behavioural therapy and dialectical behavioural therapy.
- Guided conversations with the aim of building your self-confidence and resolve to quit substances, such as motivational interviewing and motivational enhancement therapy.
- Holistic therapies including equine therapy, music therapy, art therapy, yoga, mindfulness, ear acupuncture, and reiki. These support you to express in new ways and experience the body in a comfortable way without feeling the need to use drugs and alcohol.
- Addiction counselling sessions, which are more relaxed and can be guided or focused on what you bring up. This might be individual or as part of a family therapy course.
- Group therapy sessions, both SMART and 12 Step structures so you build strength and healing through social connection.
Experience any and all of these superb treatments at a drug and alcohol rehab clinic in Dundee by calling us today on 0800 326 5559
Dual diagnosis at rehab in Dundee
At rehab, you might be given a dual diagnosis. This basically means you have an addiction as well as another condition, usually a mental health condition.
The two are highly correlated. People with addictions develop mental health problems because of how substances affect the mind and body. People with mental health conditions quite often use substances to try and make themselves feel better but this can create addictions.
Common diagnoses include:
Therapists and drug and alcohol workers will focus on the addiction, but with consideration paid to the mental health condition as well.
It’s important the two are considered in order for recovery to be fully supported.
To learn more about how a rehab in Dundee will work to support your mental health, give our team a call on 0800 326 5559
Rehab aftercare in Dundee
You’ll have an aftercare programme in place when you leave the drug and alcohol rehab in Dundee.
It will include a relapse prevention plan. This is instrumental in ensuring you have the highest chances of maintaining sobriety.
Relapse prevention includes a list of techniques you’ll need to adopt and practise every single time you have a craving.
You’ll also start to introduce new activities into your daily life to keep your attention away from the substance and on recovery.
There will also be directions on what to do if you were to relapse.
It’s imperative to follow these steps so that you return to sobriety as safely and quickly as possible.
Get the aftercare support you need to beat addiction by calling us today on 0800 326 5559
Dundee addiction services post-rehab
After leaving rehab in Dundee, you might opt to contact other services, or they might make up some of your relapse prevention plan.
- Outpatient treatments such as one-to-one chats with drug and alcohol workers at local government services.
- Outpatient services at the rehab if you choose to go to a rehab in the area you live. This might include some ongoing therapy.
- 12 Step groups which are available in various establishments in local towns and cities. These offer a spiritual and social way of focusing on sobriety. These include groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous.
- Al-Anon and Nar-Anon for your family as it can be very emotionally challenging for them to know how to support you while looking after themselves.
- Home detox if you relapse but don’t need to return to rehab. A doctor would oversee this and be in contact every day while prescribing medication.
With our help, we can ensure that you overcome addiction in the safest and most effective way.
We also offer admission to various rehab centres near to Dundee, including in Falkirk, Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness, East Kilbride, Ayrshire, Aberdeenshire and many other locations throughout Scotland.