Dumfries Drug and Alcohol Rehab Treatment Centres
Many people with addiction struggle to overcome it on their own. Whether they have an alcohol or drug addiction, it’s common for people to try and go cold turkey, then relapse after just a short period of time. Unfortunately, this can lead to a dangerous cycle of behaviour and puts the person with the addiction at serious risk of an overdose or other harm. If you or a loved one are suffering from the disease of addiction, the best chance of breaking this cycle is through drug and alcohol rehab in Dumfries, and at the Ocean Recovery Centre we offer world-class rehab to people from all walks of life.
Rehab and aftercare
The Ocean Recovery Centre offer a 28-day programme of detox and rehab, which helps people for who addiction is new to them, as well as those with drug or alcohol dependency or complex problems. When you stay with us, you go through a complete detox, before going on to a comprehensive rehab programme that includes individual therapy, group sessions, workshops and holistic treatments, all designed to help you stay sober in the long term.
We realise how difficult it can be to leave the supportive environment of rehab and return to real life, which is why those who complete their programme with us will get a year of free aftercare. We offer this comprehensive service to people to show how committed we are to your long-term recovery. If you complete your programme and keep up to date with aftercare, then you have an excellent chance of overcoming your addiction.
Avoiding pink cloud syndrome
One thing we want to avoid when people leave the Ocean Recovery Centre is pink cloud syndrome. This happens when people who have problems related to alcohol or drugs finish their rehab, and leave the centre feeling very positive. While we want you to feel good about your sobriety, if you enter the ‘pink cloud’, it can make you feel like you’ve completely beaten your addiction and don’t need to put in the work anymore. You may decide you can handle having just one drink to celebrate or stop going to aftercare because you feel your recovery is complete. While we want you to be happy, it’s important that you continue to face your issues outside of rehab. Once people leave the pink cloud and face reality again, this can be a risky time for relapse, so you will need to continue to get alcohol and drug support outside of the Ocean Recovery Centre.
Deciding to enter rehab
You may be wondering what the criteria for admission is for drug and alcohol rehab in Dumfries. When it comes to the Ocean Recovery Centre, there isn’t a particular criterion we look for, we only ask that you’re over age 18 years and are willing to put the work in to overcome your alcohol or drug problem.
There can be many reasons why someone decides it’s time to come to rehab. It could be that they’re facing problems in their relationships, work or finances due to their addiction, or they simply feel they’ve hit rock bottom. We offer a supportive, non-judgemental environment, where many of our counsellors have gone through addiction themselves, so they know how tough the process can be.
We often hear from loved ones who are concerned about friends or family who have an addiction or are in denial. When it comes to people over age 18, they have their own agency and can’t be forced into rehab, but we can give you advice on how to proceed. In general, setting up an intervention can be quite successful in getting through to people that they need help, so we can support you though the process.
Life at the Ocean Recovery Centre
It can be quite daunting to come to a residential rehab centre, which is why we’ve tried to make it as pleasant as possible. Based in Blackpool, we are in a handy location for those who need support in South West Scotland and the surrounding areas. Staying with us means you can take a break from home life and get a new perspective on things, and it’s harder to relapse when you’re away from friends or family who may also have addictions.
We know that when you’re looking for drug and alcohol rehab in Dumfries that you want somewhere that’s safe and comfortable to recover. The Ocean Recovery Centre is a little like a shared house, with private rooms where you can get plenty of rest. Staying with others in a similar situation gives you a perspective on your own issues and means you can work together towards sobriety.
The Ocean Recovery Centre is set in a historic home on Blackpool’s promenade, so it’s not like staying in hospital. You can enjoy sea views and fresh ocean air while you recover, so a stay at our centre is good for your health.
Building a support network at home
For those who live in a rural area, it can be difficult to find drug support in South West Scotland. In addition to your aftercare, we’ll help you find local support groups for your ongoing recovery journey. Working in partnership with those in social work or others who are helping you with your drug or alcohol issues, we can put together a post-rehab plan to give you the best possible chance of staying sober once you leave us and start the next chapter of your life.
When you are looking for drug and alcohol rehab in Dumfries, make the Ocean Recovery Centre your first port of call. You can call us on 01253 847 553 or text HELP to 83222 to find out more and get a free initial consultation to help you decide whether rehab is right for you.