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Meet John McLean, owner of Rehab Guide, an information site for people suffering from alcohol problems and other forms of addiction.


John is an alcoholic in recovery – he’s been through pretty much everything there is to go through in terms of alcohol abuse, detox and recovery – and he has a remarkable and inspiring story to tell.


John has been alcohol free for 35 years


In those 35 years, John has become one of the world’s top alcohol and drug addiction counsellors, and he’s worked with many of the world’s top rated rehab facilities.


John McLean can help you or someone you love overcome addiction too


But you have to take the first step….


Based in Glasgow, John travels all over the world and he’s assisted many thousands of people to find freedom from alcohol and drug addiction. His knowledge and input has been appreciated by individuals, families, business corporations, national armed forces & medical facilities.


The scope of his experience and qualifications includes the use of a person centred approach to each person as an individual using motivational interviewing, CBT, psychotherapy, spirituality counselling, keeping up to date with all the new, along with tried and tested models of recovery.


John has directed the programmes and staff including medical staff in a number of high grade facilities that have first class outcomes for successful long term recovery.


Qualified as an interventionist in the Johnston Model of intervention, he carries out interventions to break down denial, and reluctance to commit to accepting help is an area where John adopts a no nonsense approach.


His success rate is around 90% in getting people to take the responsible choice and embrace change.


He has appeared many times on television shows screened worldwide and is highly valued as an interventionist and counsellor who can cut through the cornfield of stigma, denial and pigeon holing of addiction along with the popular misconceptions relating to addicts, addictions and recovery.


John has strong connections with hundreds of rehabs, clinics and treatment centres across the world and that allows him to recommend the best clinics and treatments for serving the individual on their journey to recovery.


John’s status and network of contacts within the rehab sector allows him to offer treatment prices at substantial discounts to the list prices of a large number of individual clinics and facilities across the UK and farther afield.


John offers the small gift of a simple equation for anyone struggling with addiction :




Recovery = Abstinence + Change


Without A abstinence there will be no C Change


And without C Change there will be no abstinence therefore no R Recovery


Keep things simple in recovery. Anyone can make things complex. It’s a wise person who makes things simple.


At Rehab Guide, our aim is to help people find rehab treatment and help for alcohol and drug addiction in the UK. We know from firsthand experience that the path to recovery from addiction starts with finding the best alcohol treatment centre or drug rehab & addiction clinic. Addiction is on the rise across the whole of the UK and many rehabs in England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales have appeared in recent years, but which one is right for you?


In addition, getting the best alcohol rehab treatment at the right time can save your life. So, at what point in your addiction do you need rehab? What does rehab cost? Which rehab should you go to? Well, that’s where we come in. Our trained advisors have all the knowledge, experience and information about addiction recovery available. We are also able to offer finance and tailored payment plans to pay for your treatment.


Are you an Alcoholic?

Find out more about the signs and symptoms of alcohol addiction.

Concerned about your drinking? Try our online addiction assessment and Alcohol Use Disorder Identification Test (AUDIT) to find out more.


We can guide you through the various forms of treatment available, alongside private residential rehabilitation, and help you to find the most effective treatment package for you as an individual.


All our advice is free.

Through Rehab Guide you can have your stay in an alcohol rehab or addiction treatment centre, and your travel to the treatment centre, booked with just one phone call. Getting the help you need to stop drinking has never been easier. We make the whole process as stress free as possible.


What Makes Rehab Guide Special?

Our counsellors and therapists have extensive experience of working with the services we promote in alcohol and drug rehab and detox centres across the UK, Scotland and Ireland. They also bring their own personal experience of addiction recovery to work in an effort to help those still fighting with alcohol and drug addiction and related health problems. We have the experience. We understand what you are going through. Some of us have personally been in the Alcohol Treatment Centres and Alcohol Clinics we promote, and we owe our sobriety to their programmes.


What is Addiction Rehabilitation?

Being in an addiction treatment centre, or ‘rehab’, is the best way to begin a new life of sobriety. Getting structured, focused care at the very beginning is the bedrock of a successful recovery. The best alcohol treatment and addiction treatment centres in the UK and throught the World are at your fingertips through Rehab Guide. Find out more about residential alcohol rehab and drug addiction treatment.

What is Recovery?

Recovery is the name given to the new, clean, sober era of your life. People in recovery have taken the worst that life can throw at them, and… recovered. For more information on getting into recovery yourself, visit our information on alcohol treatment, help and advice.


At Rehab Guide we guarantee complete confidentiality. No emails, contact numbers or any other information you provide will be passed on without your prior permission. We do not record our telephone conversations. To see our full confidentiality policy, see our service aims and objectives.

The only exceptions to this guarantee arise when a life is at risk, and it may be essential to pass on information to appropriate parties.