Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Glasgow
Through the OK Rehab helpline, you can get immediate help for drug or alcohol dependency.
The second you pick up the phone to contact us, we are planning how we can help you turn a lifestyle of addiction into a lifestyle of successful sobriety.
Delaying your recovery will only lead to more pain, so we ask that you don’t delay it a day longer.
Reach out to us today and accept our offer of help.
How OK Rehab Can Help You
If you live in Glasgow and you have a complicated relationship with drugs or alcohol, you are not alone.
Unfortunately, substance abuse is a huge problem in this city, with three people a day dying from drug-related problems. Consequently, the NHS waiting lists for drug and alcohol rehab in Glasgow are extremely long.
That’s where OK Rehab comes in. We provide speedy referrals for treatment in a residential rehab centre or outpatient clinic. Alternatively, we can help you arrange an at-home detox.
Simply give us a call on 0800 326 5559 and we will immediately begin organising treatment for you or your loved one.
Generally, this treatment will consist of a detoxification process and many therapy sessions.
Whether you feel comfortable with a Glasgow-based rehab or one that is further afield, we can help you find the ideal place for you.
A huge advantage of reaching out to OK Rehab is that we offer so much choice. Being able to select your preferred type of treatment is a key part of this.
If you opt for a home detox, there will be no big disruption to your life. Within several days of requesting a home detox, you can begin the process. While cleansing your system of harmful toxins, you will be able to relish in home comforts and see your loved ones every day.
Though the option of a home detox is the simplest option, there are still several steps that need to be taken to promote your safety and wellbeing. A medical professional will visit your home to conduct a full health assessment. They will check your pulse rate and blood pressure before they feel comfortable to begin the detox.
During the home detox, you may be prescribed medication for any withdrawal symptoms. These can include sedatives (Chlordiazepoxide or Diazepam) and vitamins, which counteract the negative effects of symptoms such as tremors, fatigue, and sweating.
Your doctor or nurse could also provide you with medication to help you in the post-detoxification stage, when you are likely to be plagued by strong cravings for drugs or alcohol. Certain medications ease these cravings, which helps you stay on the path of sobriety.
No matter where you do the detox, it is still an uncomfortable experience that is only made riskier when you are away from the 24/7 medical care that you would get in rehab. For this reason, we only recommend home detoxes for mild addictions.
Alternatively, you could travel to an outpatient clinic in Glasgow. Unfortunately, people with serious commitments such as young families or busy occupations can avoid getting the help they need due to their busy lifestyle. That’s where outpatient clinics come in.
At these centres, you are able to experience detoxification and therapy without having to commit to 28 days in a rehabilitation facility. Instead, you can keep up with your responsibilities at home while travelling to the outpatient clinic for your recovery needs.
The final option is residential rehab, which involves staying at a rehab centre for around 28 days and following a structured, personalised treatment programme for your specific addiction.
Every day, you will be surrounded by a team of addiction specialists, psychologists, psychotherapists and nurses, who will work together to make sobriety as achievable as possible.
Just like the first two options, residential rehab in Glasgow involves an initial detox. After this, the focus is purely on rehabilitation. You will have regular therapy sessions and motivational sessions to ensure recovery remains your top priority.
Beyond this, your general wellbeing is extremely important to the staff at residential rehab. You will enjoy excellent facilities such as exercise rooms and communal areas, which will help you get the most out of your time at rehab.
Hopefully, you will form habits here that you carry with you for the rest of your life, such as healthy eating and meditation. Being away from your everyday environment means that there are no potential triggers that could cause you to relapse. Instead, you are able to enjoy the calm surroundings while working on your mental health every day.
Regardless of the option you choose, detoxing and therapy will be similar.
The detox aims to rid your body of harmful toxins found in drugs and alcohol, which sometimes causes withdrawal symptoms from sweating and nausea to tremors and seizures. In the event that you suffer severe symptoms, you will be medicated appropriately.
While the detox is physical, therapy targets your mental health. It helps you get to the root of your addiction, as well as treating any mental illnesses that go hand-in-hand with drug or alcohol dependency.
Each type of therapy has its own purpose, which is why we recommend trying out different types while you are in rehab. For some people, talking therapy is an excellent way of opening up and refusing to give in to the stigma surrounding addiction. For others, group therapy is the most beneficial as seeing other people overcome addiction can be the fuel you need to battle your own issues with drugs or alcohol.
It can be overwhelming to be faced with so many options, but don’t worry – we can discuss your options on our first call and offer relevant advice.
If you happen to be set on a home detox or an outpatient clinic, we encourage you to still consider the option of residential rehab, as it provides the best chances of recovery.
However, treatment is ultimately a personal decision. Whichever form of treatment you decide to embark on, we will arrange a start date for you according to your availability. If necessary, this can be within days of our first call.
The sooner you call us, the sooner you will be on the path of sobriety.
Life After Rehab
The idea of moving from your new safe space where you are closely monitored to a world full of temptation can be extremely daunting.
Rehab centres in Glasgow are aware of this, and so they offer as much help as possible to keep you on the right path following your rehab journey.
You will receive a relapse prevention plan that is designed to help you stay sober for the 12 months following rehab (the time in which you are statistically most likely to relapse).
This plan consists of group therapy, individual therapy, access to the helpline of the rehab and more. Usually, you will continue with therapy sessions in the same centre that you stayed in for in-patient rehabilitation. This will include therapies such as CBT, motivational interviewing, and the 12-step work that is seen in Alcoholics Anonymous.
It is also important to remember that you will be in a much better place to handle temptation after rehab. You will possess a host of skills learnt in therapy that you can employ when necessary, such as distraction techniques and talking with a therapist or a trusted friend.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Do I Have an Addiction?
Many people wait until they have lost everything before they admit they need help with alcohol or drugs.
However, the damage starts much earlier than that, and therefore treatment should start earlier.
Key behavioural signs of addiction include: the regular use of substances, concern expressed by family and friends, personality changes, and the act of hiding one’s consumption from others. Mentally, you may feel paranoid and experience frequent low mood. Pre-existing mental illnesses can worsen, and new ones can arise. Finally, some physical signs are fatigue and insomnia.
If you identify with some of these symptoms, call us today and we will arrange help for you.
On the other hand, perhaps you are concerned about a family member or friend. In that case, please do contact us for advice. Even if your loved one does not consent to attend rehab, we can suggest ways in which you can help them with their addiction. The most successful technique is to practise unconditional love and support, while clearly expressing your concern for their wellbeing.
2. Can I Delay Treatment?
Wanting to delay treatment is natural. We may believe we don’t have the strength to live a sober life, or we may be secretly hoping our addiction goes away on its own.
These beliefs keep us trapped in the vicious cycle of addiction.
No matter how long you have been addicted to drugs or alcohol, and no matter how severe the addiction is, you are certainly capable of overcoming it.
Perhaps you believe there are valid reasons to delay treatment, such as serious work commitments. The truth is, nothing is more important than recovery. Without professional help, your symptoms will only get worse, and this could result in you losing everything including your job.
We are here to make sure that doesn’t happen.
3. Will I Be Judged For Asking For Help?
While we cannot control how others view you as a result of you asking for help, we can promise that there will be zero judgement on behalf of OK Rehab. Our staff have all dealt with substance abuse problems, meaning we completely understand your struggles.
During our phone call, we will do everything we can to make you feel comfortable and heard. If you would rather have a staff member contact you directly, you can fill out the ‘Request a Call’ form on our website and we will be happy to contact you as soon as possible for a friendly discussion.
We strongly encourage you to contact us for a free assessment if you or a loved one has become dependent on substances.
In a matter of days, you could be in touch with addiction specialists at a premium drug and alcohol rehab centre in Glasgow. From there, you will have access to excellent resources that will help you seek long-term recovery. With detox, therapy, and other forms of rehabilitation, we believe you have every chance of recovering from the horrible disease of addiction.
If recovery sounds beneficial to you, do not hesitate to call us on 0800 326 5559, or request a call from one of our staff members here on the OK Rehab website. We have helped clients from a wide range of backgrounds; no situation is too complicated for us to treat.
Health is not something you can delay, so act fast to fight your addiction.