Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Paisley
Are you living in Paisley and have found yourself beginning to realise that your substance use has increased? Have you considered whether your usage could have become an addiction and are wondering where you can turn to find help?
If you have answered yes, then you are far from being alone. There is a substantial addiction problem across Scotland and the UK, but the good news is, there are renowned professional drug and alcohol addiction facilities available nearby, in the Paisley area.
If you do fear that you are exhibiting addictive behaviours, it’s important to act quickly in order to minimise damage to your physical and mental health. Anyone with an addiction problem will benefit from accepting professional treatment, however, the earlier on you address the issue, the easier your experience of rehab will be.
Here at OK Rehab, we are experienced drug and addiction recovery treatment advocates, all of whom are in recovery. We can answer any questions that you may have about the process, as well as referring you to one of our CQC (Care Quality Commission) regulated and highly regarded partner treatment facilities.
We can help you to recognise the symptoms of addiction, if you are not sure whether you’re affected, and advise you of the best course of treatment for your recover. Contact us now on 0800 326 5559.
Why might I have developed a drug and/or alcohol addiction?
There are really two main paths to addiction, either casual use increase to a point where it becomes an addiction or there are influential factors that cause users to seek out solace from physical or emotional pain through the affects of drugs and alcohol. This can be anything from childhood trauma through to chronic pain issues.
An addiction is formed through habitual use, and whilst we are habitual creatures by nature, taking substances that have the capacity to damage our body and mind regularly can be deeply harmful. The problem with addictive substances such as drugs and alcohol, is that they change the way the brain interprets certain information.
Chemical changes in the brain allow you to build up a tolerance to the substances, meaning that over time, the frequency, and quantity of use will increase. Over time, you will develop both physical and psychological dependencies on the substances, which will result in an inability to control your use.
How can OK Rehab help me?
Here at OK Rehab, we have partner drug and alcohol treatment facilities across Scotland and the UK. We are experienced in addiction and addiction treatment, having all been through both of these ourselves. We can therefore help you to overcome any reservations that you may have about attending addiction recovery.
You can call us for a confidential and pressure-free chat about your options. There is no charge for our service, and you are under no obligation to attend rehab if you do not want to. In fact, rehab is only successful for those who are committed to their own recovery.
The best thing to do, both for yourself and anyone who cares about you, is to seek help before the addiction has the chance to become more engrained. Even if you have been suffering with an addiction problem for ten years, addiction tends to be a progressive disease, and therefore stopping just one day earlier can make all the difference.
Your initial phone call with us will involve a short assessment. This will help us to determine the severity of your addiction problem and get to know you as a person. We will take into consideration your current living situation, any pre-existing conditions or disabilities that you may have, your budget and your preferred location.
With this information, we will be able to recommend one of our trusted local drug and alcohol addiction treatment facilities for you. Whilst many people prefer to recover locally in Paisley for convenience, there are clients who prefer to travel further afield to attend rehab. There are several facilities of an equal standard available in the following areas of Scotland:
- St Andrews
There are also other options not listed above, or even the potential to travel to England, should you feel that is necessary. Many people find benefits from removing themselves entirely from their environmental triggers and influences. This can help with focus and provide more success for those with deep-rooted addictions.
Travelling further afield will only be recommended for residential treatment programmes, however, as for outpatient treatment, the inconvenience and travel requirement will make achieving sobriety more challenging.
It is important to note also, that we will only recommend outpatient treatment to those with very new or minor addiction problems. Those suffering from moderate to severe drug or alcohol addiction will benefit most from an intensive professional residential treatment programme.
Contact us today and we will run through your treatment options with you. Calls are free of charge, confidential and judgment-free.
Will I need to undergo drug and alcohol detox?
Each treatment programme is personalised to the individual; however, it is highly likely that there will be a detox requirement. Detox is an essential part of the holistic drug and alcohol recovery treatment process. It reduces toxins in the body and minimises the physical control that substances currently have over you.
Detox can be challenging, however, the safest possible way to attempt this is through a professional detox clinic, with medically trained staff at your side. The detox process can be incredibly dangerous if not professionally administered and monitored and it is not recommended that you attempt this alone, no matter how minor your addiction issue.
You will be monitored around the clock for safety and the drugs and or alcohol will be reduced gradually, reducing the withdrawal effects that you experience. If possible, medicines will be provided to minimise the remaining withdrawal symptoms. Not only is this the safest form of detoxification, but it also allows for the most successful results.
Once you have achieved sobriety, you will begin to understand that life without the use of substance is perfectly possible. It will also help you to be in the best state for the next stage of your recovery, which will focus on the psychological connections you have formed with drugs and alcohol.
Addressing your psychological and mental health needs
It is fairly common for those who have been experiencing an addiction to also have comorbid mental health issues. Whether these are pre-existing conditions that either caused or played into the problem or are as a result of prolonged substance abuse, they will be addressed as a part of your rehabilitation.
The reason that addiction is treated in a holistic way is that it is a disease that affects both the body and the mind. Whilst your detox will result in sobriety, in order to maintain that sobriety, you will need to learn new, healthier behaviours and how to let go of addictive behaviours. You will also address the emotional aspect of your addiction, such as triggers and environmental influences.
This part of your treatment is essential to maintaining your long-term recovery, as it arms you with the coping mechanisms that you need to return to your life in Paisley, but without the need to reach out for the support of substances, instead, you will have developed a new support system through rehab.
You will take part is a wide range of leading psychological therapies, such as:
- Cognitive behavioural therapy
- One to one counselling sessions
- Group therapy
- Dialectical behaviour therapy
- Family therapy
- Educational sessions
- Alternative therapies such as art and yoga
- Motivational therapy
Access to aftercare services
All of our partner rehab centres offer substantial aftercare services for 18 months post-rehab. This includes regular checks with the team who managed your residential recovery, continued mental health support and recommended abstinence groups, such as Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous.
It can be a big step to leave residential rehab, once access to 24-hour support has become familiar. You may also have reservations about whether you will be able to maintain your recovery outside of the programme, but you will never be left to fend for yourself. Support is available when you need it.
Addiction is a lifelong condition that takes ongoing effort to manage. There are stumbling blocks. we are all human after all. Never feel that you cannot reach out for help post-rehab. Speak to our friendly team on 0800 326 5559 here at OK Rehab and we will guide you towards a future free from the control of addiction.