Are You Detoxing Safely? Drug & Alcohol Rehab Treatment in Dundee

Drug and Alcohol Rehab Dundee

Drug and Alcohol Rehab Dundee

Rehab Guide can help you discover the best alcohol rehab Dundee options available. Our team of addiction counsellors are available to discuss and advise the most suitable choices for you or a loved one on our 24/7 helpline.

There are several options you can take in and around the Dundee area to help you recover from drug or alcohol misuse. Given the life-changing effect of rehab, it is worth finding a rehab that specialises in the treatment you need.

Who can call our addiction advisory helpline:

  • Anyone concerned about their own substance misuse
  • Family or friends concerned about an individual substance misuse

Choosing the right drug and alcohol rehab in Dundee and the surrounding area can make all the difference to you or a loved one’s addiction recovery. Scotland has become a very sought-after region for rehabilitation in recent years, thanks to tranquil countryside rehab centres and excellent transport links.

Detoxification Advice 

Detoxing from alcohol or drugs should only be carried out under medical supervision.

Not only will it be unnecessarily uncomfortable if you try it without medical advice, but you are also at risk of serious life-threatening side effects such as seizures or delirium tremens.

Rehab Guide can organise detoxification programs in treatment centres or at your own home.

A medically supervised detoxification is carried out by a doctor who will assess your health and prescribe a controlled prescription designed to help with the following:

  • Designed to ease withdrawal symptoms
  • Helps with physical recovery through sleep, relaxation and digestion medication
  • Ensures alcohol or drug withdrawal seizures do not occur

Alcohol withdrawal medication is prescribed to patients by a doctor. The alcohol or drug withdrawal prescription will consist of:

  • a sedative that eases the distress of withdrawal.
  • A muscle relaxant and a ‘hypnotic’, which means it induces sleep which makes the alcohol withdrawal much more comfortable.
  • An anxiolytic, which means it helps with anxiety.
  • An anti-convulsant, an anti-seizure drug.

Dealing with a drug or alcohol addiction is an individual experience, and you or a loved one might prefer a drug or alcohol rehab treatment centre near Dundee. This will ensure your family and support network are close by.

“Supervised detoxification in a safe and secure environment.”

Many looking for rehab want to escape from their lifestyle and contacts that might encourage them to relapse. Triggers exist around people with addictions and rehab provides a temptation-free space. Being close to where you live is important for some though.

If you seek comfort and contact with loved ones you may want to choose rehab Dundee is close to.

All recovery programs that we recommend offer designated visiting times for close friends and family if desired and many rehabs offer family therapy as an option.

“Develop strategies to abstain from alcohol or drugs in an environment free from distractions.”

The Scottish rehab centres recommended by Rehab Guide offer a blend of privacy and accessibility for those recovering from addiction and their loved ones. Whether you are hoping to make the most of a strong support network in the Dundee area, or live further afield and want to have some breathing space from your regular routine, we can provide you with the best treatment options for you.

Rehab Treatment Advice 

Choosing the right treatment options and facilities is very important to the addiction recovery process.

Why you should seek alcohol rehab Dundee

The drug and alcohol rehabs in Dundee and around Scotland which we recommend offer an array of different treatments to help you battle addiction. Here is a list of what’s involved in a holistic approach to rehab:

  • CBT (cognitive behaviour therapy)
  • Diagnosis of addiction issues
  • Holistic treatments
  • One-to-one counselling
  • Aftercare support

Rehab Treatment

At the heart of rehab is the treatment you will receive. Detox is a way to open the door but in order to walk through and stay in long-term recovery, therapy is necessary.

Recent findings in the Journal of Addictive Diseases have suggested that one of the most prominent factors in recovering from drug and alcohol addiction long term is psychological therapy and counselling.

CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) 

CBT therapy is a psychosocial therapy aiming to improve mental health.

The main aim of CBT is to challenge unhelpful thoughts that lead you to drink alcohol or use drugs.

“CBT is a “problem-focused” and “action-orientated” therapy with a high success rate.”

This type of addiction treatment will help identify and manage thoughts, beliefs and attitudes.

DBT (Dialectic Behaviour Therapy) 

An approach that takes some of the ideas of CBT but also considers mental health concerns that may be contributing to an addiction.

Where CBT addresses what you do as an addicted person and how to change behaviour patterns, DBT looks at trauma and undiagnosed mental health conditions that may be motivating this behaviour.

Family Therapy 

Drug and alcohol addiction can have a profound effect on those around you, family and friends.

Stress and instability caused by substance abuse can strain even the most loving family. This works in both directions too, family members often contribute to addiction by enabling and covering it up. It is well worth addressing these issues as studies show that children of addicted people are 8 times more likely to develop an addiction themselves.

Group Therapy 

Rehab offers your first experience of group rehab therapy which I one of the most utilised and proven methods of sustained recovery.

Working together with others in a similar position gives you a safe space to try out what you have learned in CBT and family therapy. It also gives you a boost of positivity in helping others which have been shown to improve serotonin levels and our self-worth.

 AA & NA Support Groups in Dundee 

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotic Anonymous (NA) is an international mutual aid fellowship enabling members to stay substance-free and to help others achieve a life free from abusing substances.

success rate “Contact Rehab Guide to discover your nearest and most suitable addiction support group in Dundee.”

Dundee has a wide range of support groups in the city, towns and villages. These include 12 step recovery groups, woman’s only groups and the ‘back to basics’ meeting, which returns to the principles and methods defined in the big book (“Alcoholics Anonymous”).

Choosing a rehab in Dundee

We hope the information in this article offers an insight into the rehab Dundee has to offer as well as some of the research and approaches available in the area.

Our expert staff can provide you with an overview of what rehab is available, where and at what price in the Dundee area. It is worth noting that not all rehab deals with every addiction, in particular, some may specialise in alcohol or specific drugs. We can advise you based on your addiction, personal preferences and location.

Take back control of your life and seek help now: Call 020 7205 2845 

Page last reviewed: 30th of November 2021

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