Coming to terms with the fact that you have an addiction can be hard. Not everyone manages it, so you should congratulate yourself on a massive achievement. Many people come to this realisation but don’t know what to do next.

Addiction Advocates can help you decide the best next step for you in your recovery journey. If you are in Renfrewshire and are unsure what services are available in the area or further away, then get in touch.

We aim to find you the best quality treatment that is suited to your wants and needs. We work with rehabilitation clinics all over the UK, so are well-suited to helping you find the right help.


Support Available in Renfrewshire for Addiction

Your first instinct may be to find addiction services local to you. This can be overwhelming and you may not know where to look first.

If you are concerned about your addiction then the first step could be to get an appointment with a GP in Renfrewshire. They can provide vital advice and guidance, pointing you towards local services that may be of help.

There are also many support groups in the Renfrewshire area. These can be a good resource, allowing you to connect with people that understand your struggles.

Two such groups are:

Never Alone

Date of meeting: Saturday

Time: 12:30 – 13:30

Church Hall, Johnstone High Parish, Ludovic Square, Johnstone, Renfrewshire, PA5 8DZ

Postcode: PA5 8DZ


Living Clean

Date of meeting: Thursday

Time: 19:30 – 21:00

The Circle, 81 Glasgow Road, Paisley, Renfrewshire, PA1 3PE

Postcode: PA1 3PE

If you want to look at closer-by private drug and alcohol rehabs, then Nova Recovery is a good option. Located on the west coast of Scotland, Nova Recovery is around 20 miles away from Renfrewshire. Getting there in a car would only take you 30 minutes or so.


Choosing Private Drug and Alcohol Rehab

Private drug and alcohol rehab is one of the more effective treatment pathways. Though there is a greater cost attached, booking yourself into private treatment has many benefits.

Faster Admission

Unfortunately, local services and the NHS are often overwhelmed. This means you may be on a long waiting list that can be difficult to stand when you are in desperate need. Going private means you move through the admissions process a lot quicker. In some cases, if there is a space, you can be in a facility within days of your initial enquiry. When it comes to starting the recovery journey, it is best to act quickly, and private rehab allows you to do this.

Benefits of Medically Assisted Detox

One of the many treatment options available at a private treatment centre is medically assisted detox. In this process, medication is given to help ease the more severe withdrawal symptoms. This is a much more comfortable way to experience withdrawal and as you will be cared for throughout there should be less stress.

Time Away

Going to a new place, potentially far from your home, provides a much-needed pause. This break in your routine can help you distance yourself from your past and bad habits. Away from temptations and triggers you can focus on your recovery and gain some vital perspective.

Better Facilities

Privately funded rehab centres often have better facilities. You have access to dedicated drug and alcohol detox rooms, communal lounge areas, outdoor spaces to relax, a gym and a private en-suite room.


Admissions Process to Rehab

We aim to make the admissions process as stress-free as possible. It will begin with a telephone assessment. We will ask you questions about your addiction history, medical history and many other factors. With all this information, we will give you suitable treatment options, and you can pick the best rehab centre for you.

Once an admission date is sorted and you’ve decided on how long you will go for, you will put down a deposit to secure your place. Before you begin your treatment, you will undergo a doctor’s assessment to ensure you are healthy enough to get through rehab.


How Long Do I Stay in Rehab?

When entering rehab, you are expected to complete a minimum 28-day programme. This should give you enough time to complete a comprehensive alcohol and drug detox regime. learn the foundations of coping techniques that will help you beyond rehab.

You can stay as long as you like, but that will cost more.


Therapy Treatments for Drug and Alcohol Addiction

At a private alcohol and drug rehab you will take part in therapy. This is key to overcoming the psychological root causes of your addiction.

You will be expected to take part in individual therapies, such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. This type of talking therapy involves you learning coping skills and examining your thought processes and attitudes, turning them into something more positive.

Group therapy will have you talking to other people in the rehab. There you will hopefully work through issues and get support from people who are in the same situation. Group therapy can help you realise that you are alone in your struggle.

Some private treatment centres offer well-being therapies such as yoga and mindfulness to improve your mental health and de-stress you.


What Happens After Rehab?

Completing rehab is not the end of the road.

Most relapses occur within the first few months of leaving rehab, so it is important to be on your guard. To help you with this, most private rehabs offer a free aftercare plan.

This plan will be personalised to you – including strategies and steps to help you deal with being newly sober. Attending support group meetings is a key part of post-rehab life and can help you achieve your long-term recovery goals.

With achievable post-rehab goals that are noted and encouraged, you should feel more motivated to stay clean. Long-term recovery is much more possible by engaging fully with aftercare and a relapse prevention plan.


Get in Touch Today

If you want to know more about addiction treatments and the places that provide them, then contact us today. Addiction Advocates is a referral service that aims to help people access the rehabilitation services they need.

Start your recovery journey today by calling Addiction Advocates at 0800 012 6088 or text HELP to 83222.


Frequently Asked Questions

Is addiction a mental illness or disease?
Addiction is a very complex disorder and so the specific characterisation of it is largely dependent upon the conditions from which it has developed within the individual suffering from it. However, this chronic illness can be conquered with the help of trained medical professionals no matter how severe it is.
What happens after rehab?
Quite simply, you go home and start living your life. However, you not only have the benefit of our aftercare package, but during the course of your therapy we will have helped you to identify which aspects of your daily life were contributing to your addiction. And, with the benefit of this knowledge, you can start living your life how you want to live it, not how your addiction wants you to live it.
How long does rehab last?
Drug and alcohol detox typically involves various withdrawal symptoms or side effects. These can vary widely depending on the substance involved and other factors. Alcohol withdrawal, for example, can involve a range of physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms such as:    • Headache  • Nausea and vomiting  • Muscle aches and spasms  • Tremors  • Anxiety  • Insomnia  • Fever  • Hallucinations  • Seizures


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