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Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Edinburgh

ADT Healthcare has partnered with a network of addiction treatment clinics in Edinburgh and across Scotland. These clinics include residential rehab clinics, outpatient treatment providers, and a network of specialist counsellors and therapists. ADT Healthcare essentially acts as a free signposting service.

We assess your needs via our free telephone assessment. This information you provide during this assessment allows us to recommend addiction treatment providers in Edinburgh that are well matched to your needs.

These treatment providers include private and statutory rehabs, private therapists and charity-run treatment clinics. We judiciously vet treatment providers we recommend, and we ensure we do not recommend treatment providers who are not favourably assessed by Scotland’s Care Inspectorate. We also make a point of assessing treatment providers’ annual Care Inspectorate report.

We offer treatment options for a range of addictions. This includes addiction to alcohol, drugs and a range of behavioural addictions. We also offer advice and treatment options for people suffering from eating disorders and dually diagnosed issues such as depression, anxiety and PTSD.

What happens when I contact ADT Healthcare?

If you seek drug and alcohol rehabs in Edinburgh, ADT Healthcare is here to help. When you contact our free helpline, we carry out a quick assessment. Following the completion of this assessment, we shall then inform you of many different treatment options in Edinburgh. If your addiction is sufficiently advanced, we may recommend you to a residential rehab centre. During your residential rehab programme, you will not return to your home. Instead, you will benefit from 24-7 medical assistance. This enhanced level of care is particularly vital whilst you undergo a drug or alcohol detox and rehabilitation.

If I choose to go to drug or alcohol rehab in Edinburgh, what should I expect?

When you enter a residential rehab clinic in Edinburgh, the initial goal is to ensure you can undergo a detox without suffering from withdrawal symptoms. Many people underestimate the dangers of undergoing a drug or alcohol detox. The plain truth is that many of these withdrawal symptoms are potentially fatal. Each day, many people die whilst undergoing a detox without medical assistance. Many of these people undertake a detox from home without any medical input whatsoever.

Both the UK and Scottish Government understand the risks of undergoing a detox, and for this reason, rehab clinics are highly regulated. Upon admission into an Edinburgh rehab, you will be fully assessed by a consultant psychiatrist. This person is a medical doctor. The psychiatrist will likely prescribe you with medication that controls and even eliminates withdrawal symptoms. During your detox, you will also be constantly monitored by medical staff.

How may I build the toolset needed for long term recovery?

The overall aim of addiction treatment is long term abstinence. Unfortunately, merely undergoing a detox programme will not allow you to build the toolset required for long term recovery. To achieve this toolset, you must undertake a comprehensive rehabilitation programme. A typical rehab requires around 28 days in terms of time commitment. During this time, you will attend daily therapy sessions.

Therapies on offer include cognitive behavioural therapy, psychotherapy and modern holistic therapies. Holistic therapies include Reiki, reflexology, yoga, art therapy, acupuncture, music therapy and meditation. Holistic therapies are also known as ‘complementary’ therapies because they typically complement traditional ‘talking’ therapies such as psychotherapy.

During your rehab programme, you will also attend educational workshops. These workshops will educate you on the logical reasons why taking drugs and alcohol is bad for your health. You will also learn about the neuroscience of addiction. This information will ensure you better understand the many risks you run by engaging in substance misuse. You will also be introduced to the 12-step framework. This is also known as the ‘Minnesota Method’. The 12-step framework forms the basis of Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous fellowship meetings taking place across Edinburgh.

Will I receive support once rehab concludes?

All rehab treatment providers we recommend in Edinburgh all offer extensive aftercare programmes. Aftercare is free of charge, and often available to you for the first 12 months following the completion of your rehab programme. Aftercare sessions take place in a group environment. Here, you will continue to work with and benefit from the support of your peers as you attempt to navigate your initial year in recovery.

How can I find out more?

To speak to an advisor at ADT Healthcare, contact us today on 0800 138 0722. At ADT Healthcare, we advise on addiction rehabilitation clinics across the Edinburgh region. We will be able to offer treatment options that are local to you.

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