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    Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Edinburgh

    Addiction will not go away on its own. By reaching out to OK Rehab, you can access the professional help you need to truly recover.

    What is Addiction?

    Addiction is a complicated disease. There are many reasons we can become addicted to a substance, including genetics, trauma and mental health conditions. However, addiction manifests in different ways for different people, so it doesn’t always look the same.

    Fortunately, there are some general signs to look out for that suggest you are struggling with addiction. These fall under three categories: physical, psychological, and behavioural.

    • Physical symptoms: Slurred speech, clumsiness, red eyes, frequent coughing or sniffling, particularly large or small pupils, changes in weight, and insomnia
    • Psychological symptoms: changes in mood, changes in personality, self-isolation, anxiety, paranoia, irritability, and lack of motivation
    • Behavioural symptoms: denying substance abuse, ignoring or acting indifferent when friends and family express concerns, impulsivity, planning life around the addiction, frequent failed attempts to withdraw from the substance, compulsively lying, engaging in criminal activity, spending time with a new group of people, and spending lots of money

    It goes without saying that this list is not exhaustive. However, it does cover many of the signs of drug or alcohol addiction.

    If you recognise these signs in yourself, it’s time to get help. It may seem like these symptoms are taking over your life, but they do not have to stay forever. When you ask for help and get on the road to recovery, you can enjoy a life free of the physical, psychological and behavioural effects of alcoholism or drug addiction.

    On the other hand, you may have noticed that a loved one is expressing some of these worrying signs. If that’s the case, OK Rehab can provide you with the support you need to manage this situation. We recommend initiating a conversation with your loved one that outlines your concern for their wellbeing. In this conversation, you should make it clear that you have their best interests at heart and therefore would like them to get help. As you express this, make sure you also demonstrate that you will love them no matter what.

    If your loved one decides they are ready for help, they can benefit from a free assessment with OK Rehab, where will we find an appropriate centre for their rehabilitation in Edinburgh.

    Yet, it is not uncommon for friends and family members to refuse help. They may do this as a result of shame, or they may simply not want to recover from their drug or alcohol addiction. We recognise that this can be extremely difficult to deal with. However, you cannot force anyone into recovery; it has to be a personal choice.

    Do not let this dissuade you from contacting our team. We can provide you with expert advice on how to behave as the concerned friend or family member of someone who struggles with drug or alcohol addiction. Over time, as you continue to show your support for your loved one, it is possible that they will conclude that they need help. In this situation, we will be ready to arrange help for them in a matter of days if necessary.

    At OK Rehab, we act fast to secure your sobriety.

    Why Should I Accept Help From OK Rehab?

    As much as you try to overcome addiction, it is unlikely to be resolved without the involvement of medical professionals such as doctors and therapists.

    In fact, not only will it not get resolved, but it is also likely to get worse. The symptoms you already experience will only worsen, which has potentially irreversible effects on your life.

    Without learning coping mechanisms in therapy, the moment you are faced with a trigger, you will want to cave.

    By accepting our help and attending rehab in Edinburgh, you will have access to incredible resources that have helped people overcome addiction time and time again.

    Selecting a rehab centre through the OK Rehab helpline means you are guaranteed to enjoy treatment in a premium centre situated in a serene part of Edinburgh. Your centre will boast high-quality facilities and unrivalled success rates.

    Perhaps the best bit is that rehab will be tailored to you and your addiction. The wonderful staff will ensure you have every chance of recovering successfully.

    What Kind of Help is Available in Edinburgh?

    There is a wide range of treatment options in Edinburgh.

    For mild addictions, home detoxes can be preferable as they are cheaper and quicker. However, this is a short-term fix and therefore is not recommended for severe addictions that have been around for a long time.

    Outpatient clinics are an excellent option for serious addictions, as they allow you to continue with your current lifestyle at home while receiving professional support at a local clinic in Edinburgh. This support will largely be in the form of detoxification and therapy.

    The option we recommend the most is residential rehab. It boasts highly personalised treatment programmes that are proven to be successful for a range of addictions. The live-in aspect means that you can be away from any potential triggers, vastly reducing your chances of relapse.

    Both outpatient clinics and rehab centres are designed to help you recover in a sustainable manner through regular therapy sessions and a general focus on rehabilitation. This ensures that you will not fall back into your addiction upon completion of treatment, but rather that you will have a host of strategies you can employ when you feel tempted to consume substances.

    Why is Residential Rehab Strongly Recommended?

    We recommend residential rehab as statistics show that it is the most successful form of treatment for many reasons.

    Firstly, both your physical and mental health are prioritised in residential rehab. In terms of physical health, the detox restores your body to a healthy state, while healthy eating and exercise are employed as ways of maintaining your health. Through therapy and motivational sessions, your mental health is taken care of incredibly well.

    Secondly, residential rehab offers round-the-clock care. The staff is made up of nurses, psychiatrists, psychologists and addiction specialists who give you their full support on a daily basis.

    Furthermore, the comfortable environment created in residential rehab is unbeatable. It is a true home away from home where you can enjoy an ensuite bedroom, communal rooms and WiFi. You have time get to know other patients which often makes your time at rehab more enjoyable. What’s more, on set visit days, your family and friends can travel to see you. We recommend that you only invite loved ones who fully support your sobriety as this will be beneficial for your recovery.

    Many patients appreciate the fact that they can leave their responsibilities at home when they enter a drug and alcohol rehab; there is no more cooking, cleaning or working. Everyday commitments can deter you from recovery, so being able to focus your full attention on therapy is extremely beneficial.

    Every drug and alcohol rehab in Edinburgh has a duty of care. They must prioritise your wellbeing, and they do this by constantly assessing your health to see where you are at in your rehab journey. Most people are deemed safe to leave after around 28 days, however, your stay could be as short as 14 days. Alternatively, you could stay longer than 28 days if the staff decide that you need more treatment.

    Overall, while residential rehab is our preferred option for most patients, it is not necessarily right for you.

    When you contact us, we will listen to your story and advise you on the best course of action for your specific situation.

    Subsequently, we will begin to search for a centre in Edinburgh that meets your needs.

    How to Get in Touch with OK Rehab

    If you are in need of help, there are three main ways of contacting us:

    • Call us at 0800 326 5559
    • Send a request for a call on this website – a staff member will soon be in touch

    Once you have made the first call or email, we will arrange for a free assessment to take place with one of our wonderful members of staff at OK Rehab, all of whom have dealt with addiction themselves.

    There are endless options for treatment in Edinburgh, so you can freely state your preferences regarding the type of treatment, the location and more. We aim to honour your preferences as best as we can.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    1. What is Detox?

    Detoxification is the physical process of cleansing your system by removing harmful toxins that have built up in your body over the course of your addiction.

    You will begin this process on the first day of rehab and complete it several days later.

    Sometimes, patients experience withdrawal symptoms during the detox as their body has become reliant on substances. These symptoms differ depending on the nature of the addiction, however they often include nausea, headaches, and tremors. All symptoms are closely monitored by medical staff, who will intervene if there is a need for medication.

    2. What is Therapy?

    Therapy explores the relationship between your thoughts, feelings and behaviours. It gives you space to express yourself in a non-biased setting, which helps you come to conclusions about yourself and your addiction.

    Often, therapy helps us get to the root of our problems, so you may unearth what it is that caused your addiction (this is often trauma such as grief or divorce).

    Your therapist will suggest techniques that can help you stay sober, such as CBT, psychotherapy, yoga and meditation.

    3. Why Can’t I Recover Alone?

    Some people try to recover alone as it feels easier, quicker, and cheaper. However, in the long run, it is none of these things as it is extremely likely to end in failure.

    Recovering without a professional is also dangerous, as you may experience extreme withdrawal symptoms that require medical attention.

    If you want to recover from mild addiction in a comfortable environment, a home detox would be a safer option.

    4. Is There Help Available After Rehab?

    In the 12 months following your time at rehab, you will enjoy an aftercare package provided by the rehab centre. Usually, this includes access to different types of therapy such as group and individual therapy.

    5. Can I Attend Rehab Elsewhere in the UK?

    If you do not want to attend rehab in Edinburgh, there are plenty of other options for you.

    On our phone call, mention that you would like to seek treatment in another area and we will immediately begin to start searching that area to find the ideal centre.

    As soon as we have found somewhere, we will put you in contact with the team and your journey can begin in a matter of days or weeks.




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