Alcohol Rehab in Edinburgh
Our alcohol withdrawal, detox and rehabilitation programmes will help you recover from alcohol addiction. Our doctors and therapist are waiting to help you.
Alcohol rehab & Detox Centres, Edinburgh
If you’re struggling with alcohol dependence in Edinburgh, the first step to recovery is admitting you need to make a change in your life. Once you say “I need help with alcohol” you’re showing you’re ready to do something about it and saying this is an overwhelmingly good thing. The next thing you might want to do now is seek out local alcohol support groups to attend.
You might find that simply attending a local group is enough to start your journey towards manageable alcohol withdrawal.
Other times, it might be that you need a little more intensive support with your addiction – particularly if your personal and professional relationships have started to suffer.
Your GP will often be able to provide a referral to local rehab centres. If you would rather take ownership of the issue yourself, you can look for alcohol recovery centres online by Googling search queries like “alcohol rehab near me.”
At the Ocean Recovery Centre we are committed to helping you regain control of your body and your life. We support clients in Edinburgh by offering a range of alcohol withdrawal treatment options and alcohol recovery strategies for both short-term and long-term change.
Our experienced and caring team of professionals at the Edinburgh rehabilitation centre will support you through every stage of your recovery treatment. To talk to a member of our team in absolute confidence, please call us on (number) or complete the contact form below.
Do I need alcohol withdrawal treatment?
Alcohol is a huge part of the Scottish way of life – it oils the wheels on so many social occasions. While drinking is fine in moderation, you should seek help if:
- you often drink during the daytime
- you get very drunk at social events
- you often forget what you have done or said when you drink
- you need to drink to help you feel relaxed and feel confident
- you find your tolerance to alcohol has increased and it takes longer to get drunk
- you have experienced sudden weight gain or loss due to drinking, or your appetite has changed
- you feel depressed or anxious a lot of the time
Perhaps you know in your heart that you are drinking too much or your loved ones have expressed concern. However, you have convinced yourself that you don’t have a problem. Denial is a major part of alcohol dependence, so if you know deep down that there’s an issue but the idea of going without a drink makes you feel anxious or unwell, it’s time to get help.
You may have become physically dependent on alcohol. If this is the case, you need urgent medical, psychological, and emotional support.
What is an alcohol rehabilitation program from our Edinburgh clinic?
Alcohol rehabilitation programs consist of a series of personalised treatments that help you stop drinking excessively. We offer full programs here at our Edinburgh clinic tailored around you as the patient.
As with other addictions, drinking excessively affects our ability to reason. It also affects our bodies, making us more prone to illnesses and causing long-term health effects. If not drinking makes you feel unwell physically, this is because your brain has tricked you into thinking you need alcohol.
What is an alcohol rehabilitation centre like in Edinburgh?
Our alcohol rehab clinic here in Edinburgh is a safe, supportive environment in which you can begin your journey towards a healthier life. If, like most people, you’re wondering “How long does alcohol rehabilitation take?”, you should expect to stay with us in our Edinburgh clinic for 28 days.
During those 28 days you spend with us, your body and brain will have the chance to recover from the damage alcohol has caused. During the early stages, this detoxification process may cause some unpleasant effects. Severe Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms or Delirium Tremens are two of these serious medical conditions and they both require round-the-clock support from the staff at our clinic. Please do not attempt to leave during this process. And please do not attempt it at home on your own.
However difficult this detox process is, it’s important to remember that this discomfort is nothing compared to the feeling of freedom you will feel once you regain control of your life.
Therapy and aftercare
During your stay we will work closely with you to identify the reasons behind your dependence on alcohol. Once you understand what caused you to turn to alcohol to deal with life’s challenges, you find the answers to a lot of other questions too.
Once the 28 days are up, you’ll feel a huge improvement compared to how you were when you first contacted us. But this is just the beginning of your journey.
It’s our aim to equip with the skills you need for lifelong freedom from your addiction. Our non-judgemental team understand what you have gone through, and many of us are recovering alcoholics ourselves. We will work with you to create a lasting program of support including holistic therapy, group work and one-to-one sessions.
Does alcohol rehab really work?
For those who complete it, yes. It’s important to understand that not everyone who starts an alcohol rehab program sees it through to the end – according to Public Health England’s latest statistics
29% of people drop out. However, those who are committed to recovery are very likely to be successful. Of the 37,982 people who completed their programs, 31,982 have now been declared totally free from addiction. That’s 85.2%!
So the overwhelming answer is yes, alcohol rehab really does work. But it takes hard work and commitment. We’re here to help you every step of the way, but you have to be willing to complete the program.
Does alcohol rehab affect custody and visitation rights?
If you have experienced issues with alcohol, Courts and Social Services departments tend to look much more favourably on claims for custody and visitation rights if you can demonstrate that you are wiling to make a change. By attending (and completing) an alcohol rehab program, you are greatly improving your chances of a positive outcome.