Drug & Alcohol Rehabs in Lanarkshire

Rehabs in Lanarkshire


Rehab 4 Alcoholism is able to match you to multiple drug and alcohol rehab clinics in Lanarkshire. We offer a free and comprehensive assessment to ensure your needs are best met throughout the process.


Alcohol addiction and substance misuse are both very common but very dangerous diseases, which often affect every part of a person’s life from their mental wellbeing to their finances to their relationships.

As well as the toll that addiction has on the various facets of life, it takes a toll on the body, and can lead to several mental and physical health issues and even death.

The number of alcohol-related deaths in Scotland has risen steadily over the last decade, with around 1,250 deaths per year related to drinking. [1]

Lanarkshire is one of three areas which has a higher alcohol-specific mortality rate than the rest of Scotland. [1]

When it comes to drug-related deaths, Lanarkshire is in the top 4 areas of Scotland for deaths related to drug misuse, totalling 22.9 deaths per 100,000 people. [2]

The need to support those struggling with alcohol and drug addiction is greater than ever, so if you are struggling with your substance use or are concerned for a loved one then take action today with drug and alcohol rehab in Lanarkshire.

To start your journey to recovery today by reaching out to our friendly team members at Rehab 4 Alcoholism. Call us on 0800 111 4108.

How to Help a Loved One With Addiction: The CRAFT Approach

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Do you have a loved one who is currently struggling with an addiction, or you fear that their substance use is out of their control?

If so, then an intervention can help you to motivate your loved one to go to drug and alcohol rehab in Lanarkshire.

Traditional interventions consist of a gathering of the loved one and their friends and family, who all share their reasons for wanting them to seek help and describe the impact that their addiction has had on them.

Although this approach can still be utilised, it is best done with a professional interventionist who is able to manage the intervention and help guide everyone through the process.

The more modern approach however, which has proven very successful in helping to encourage people to seek help whilst maintaining family relationships, is the CRAFT approach.

CRAFT stands for Community Reinforcement and Family Training, and is a method of intervention based on positive reinforcement and communication.

Through this approach, the friends and family of the person who is struggling can learn about addiction, find the best way to communicate with their loved one, recognise when their loved one is making positive changes and encourage them without pushing them too far.

This approach has been shown to be very effective, with one study demonstrating a 74% success rate in CRAFT helping people get their loved ones into addiction treatment. [3]

The CRAFT approach has also successfully been integrated into other drug and alcohol treatments such as family therapy. [4]

Do I Need Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Lanarkshire?

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If you are questioning whether or not you might need to go to rehab, then you are likely already concerned about your alcohol intake and/or drug use.

Perhaps you are concerned that you are drinking too much, are becoming dependent on a drug or are finding it hard to stop using a substance even when it is negatively impacting your life.

If so, then drug and alcohol rehab in Lanarkshire is likely to be a good option for you.

Rehab is not one size fits all, so whether you have a severe addiction or are just concerned about your substance use, there are treatments to help you get your substance use under control.

Read on to find out about the different types of addiction treatments available in Lanarkshire and get in touch with the Rehab4Alcoholism team for more guidance on what kind of rehab is right for you.

What Happens In Drug and Alcohol Rehab?

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Drug and alcohol rehab in Lanarkshire will be different for everyone, as a personalised treatment plan will be created with you following your initial assessment.

In order to get an assessment, you might need to get a referral from a doctor or a support worker, on the other hand, you might be able to self-refer. If you contact the Rehab4Alcoholism team, we can help you figure out the next steps to getting referred to drug and alcohol rehab in Lanarkshire.

Once you have a referral you will then have your assessment, where you will discuss what help you need and the concerns about your addiction with an addiction specialist.

During this assessment, a personalised treatment plan will be constructed which will include the type of treatment you will have, the timeline of your treatment programme and any other relevant information.

Everyone’s treatment plan will be different and will vary depending on their personal circumstances and treatment type.

However, the general structure of Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Lanarkshire is made up of three main parts.

The first part is a detox, which is technically a pre-rehab step but is required in all cases of rehabilitation. This is when you will stop taking the addictive substance altogether, and your mind and body adjusts to being without the substance.

The second part is addiction therapies which is where the rehabilitation element comes in. During this time, as your body and mind have managed to adjust more to the lack of alcohol or drugs in your system, the focus is on changing your behaviour and psychological reliance on the substance.

Finally, after you have completed the addiction therapies, you will then have officially ‘finished’ rehab. However, that is not the end of your recovery journey, as aftercare services are on hand to support you once you finish your planned treatment.

To start your journey to recovery today by reaching out to our friendly team members at Rehab 4 Alcoholism. Call us on 0800 111 4108.

How Long does Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Lanarkshire Last?

The length of time you spend in rehab will depend on the type of treatment you have, your personal circumstances and what funding you get.

The recommended minimum stay for 1 course of inpatient treatment is 28 days, so if you are in residential rehab you will likely stay for around 4 weeks.

This is to ensure that you have enough time in rehab to detox from the addictive substance, for your body to get used to living without it for some time and for the addiction therapies to have an effect.

Outpatient addiction treatment can vary more in terms of how long you remain in treatment as it depends on how frequently you attend sessions. Most outpatient treatments last between 4-6 weeks, however, some can be up to 6 months depending on your needs and funding options.

There are also longer-term patients who remain in rehab for up to 90 days due to the severity of their condition, or patients who go to halfway houses or sober living facilities if their home environment is not suitable and/or they would benefit from learning life skills.

How Much does Rehab Cost in Lanarkshire?

The cost of drug and alcohol rehab in Lanarkshire depends on the type of treatment you have, where you have treatment and who it is funded by.

NHS addiction treatment is available free of charge for all UK residents, so you do not have to worry if you are not in the financial position to pay for rehab.

This is a great, affordable option which allows drug and alcohol rehab in Lanarkshire to be accessible to all.

If you want more freedom over your addiction treatment, are keen to get into rehab as soon as possible and are able to fund yourself, then private rehabis also a fantastic option.

Private drug and alcohol rehab in Lanarkshire costs an average of £1,000 per week and can cost up to £5,000 per week for inpatient stays at more ‘luxury’ rehab clinics.

The recommended minimum stay for an inpatient course of addiction treatment is 28 days, therefore for a full course of treatment, private rehab costs an average of around £4,000.

If you have health insurance, however, then it is worth checking whether you are covered for addiction treatment as you might be able to get a full 28-day stay on insurance.

Different Types of Rehab: Inpatient and Outpatient

Drug and alcohol rehab in Lanarkshire can be conducted in two primary ways: through outpatient care and through an inpatient stay.

Inpatient Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Lanarkshire

Inpatient programmes refer to treatment which is carried out whilst the patient stays in the rehab clinic. Similar to other medical treatment, if you are undergoing inpatient rehab then you live in the rehabilitation centre throughout treatment.

This includes staying overnight and attending addiction therapy sessions at the rehab centre too.

Inpatient programmes are ideal in cases where patients might need to be monitored for their safety, for example, if they are undergoing a detox from severe alcohol addiction. Through inpatient care, you can have 24/7 medical staff available if and when needed.

Inpatient treatment is also sometimes only used for a 7-20 day detox period before a patient is given addiction therapies on an outpatient basis.

This is known as part-hospitalisation and can provide a balance between more intensive treatment and more independent rehabilitation.

Inpatient programmes are also often used if a patient has struggled to remain sober previously, does not have a stable home environment or social support system or would benefit more from more support away from their usual environment.

Outpatient Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Lanarkshire

For more independence in your addiction recovery, there are also several outpatient options where you do not live in the rehab centre and instead only come in for your treatment sessions.

If you are not having an inpatient detox, then the first stage of treatment is likely to be an at-home detox where you will manage withdrawal symptoms with a loved one in your own home. This is often also managed by a medical professional, and sometimes medication is prescribed to assist you.

Addiction therapies can then be given on an outpatient basis, and the amount of time you spend coming into the rehab centre will depend on your personal treatment plan.

Some less intense outpatient treatment programmes require you to attend once a week for 2 hours, whereas others might be more intense with up to 6 days a week attending different treatment sessions.

Intensive Outpatient Programmes (IOP’s) require you to attend at least 10 hours of sessions per week and allow you to have more support but still be treated on an outpatient basis.

Inpatient and outpatient treatment have their advantages and disadvantages, however the right type of treatment will depend on your own personal circumstances.

To start your journey to recovery today by reaching out to our friendly team members at Rehab 4 Alcoholism. Call us on 0800 111 4108.

Which is Better, NHS or Private Drug and Alcohol Rehab?

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Funding addiction rehab can be pricey, as there are so many elements that need to be paid for from the therapists to the medications to the room (for inpatient rehab).

However, there are a few options when it comes to how to fund your drug and alcohol rehab in Lanarkshire, whether it’s an outpatient treatment or a residential stay.

Addiction Treatment on the NHS in Lanarkshire

If you read through our ‘cost’ section above, you will have seen that one incredibly affordable option for rehab is to get addiction treatment on the NHS.

NHS drug and alcohol rehab is free so if you are on a limited budget this is the ideal option.

The fantastic NHS staff are all highly trained to work with you through your addiction recovery, and there are options for inpatient rehab, outpatient therapies and community aftercare services.

However, NHS rehab does have some drawbacks including long waiting lists and limited options when it comes to what type of treatment you have.

Waiting lists for NHS addiction rehab are often between 3 to 6 months long or even up to 1 year particularly for inpatient treatment. Although you might be able to get outpatient help in as little as 3 weeks.

Although there are NHS residential rehab options, Inpatient spaces are limited due to the underfunding of the NHS and the backlog of people waiting for a room in residential rehab.

The types of therapies and treatments on offer are also much more limited than they might be in some private rehab facilities, and you get less choice over what treatment you have, again due to a lack of funding and resources.

Private Drug and Alcohol Rehab

Private addiction treatment is more costly, but also allows you more freedom to choose the type of treatment you want and when you go into treatmentdepression.

The average cost of private drug and alcohol rehab in Lanarkshire is £1,500-£2,000 per week. However, some high-end rehab clinics charge up to £6,000 per week, and private rooms can see you spending up to £12,000 per week.

A recommended stay in rehab is 28 days, therefore for a full stay the cost will be an average of up to £8,000.

However, if you are able to go private then you can avoid the much-dreaded waiting list, as most private rehab clinics can admit patients within just 24-48 hours.

The final difference between NHS and private rehab which is worth noting is that you have more freedom over the addiction treatment you receive and more options to choose from.

Private rehabs often have a variety of treatments as well as activities which you can participate in during your stay, helping to improve your overall well being. Holistic therapies such as music therapy or art therapy, as well as yoga and gym facilities, are often a feature of private rehabs, plus you have more choice over your accommodation.

To start your journey to recovery today by reaching out to our friendly team members at Rehab 4 Alcoholism. Call us on 0800 111 4108.

What Is Alcohol Detox?

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A detox from alcohol is when a person dependent or addicted to alcohol first stops drinking alcohol and their body begins to adjust to being sober again.

This is often quite a big adjustment for your body, particularly if you have a severe addiction, are a heavy drinker or drink very frequently.

Detox is the first step for drug and alcohol rehab in Lanarkshire, and it allows you to then continue getting help for the psychological and behavioural side of your addiction once the alcohol itself is out of your system and your body has begun to cope without it.

Alcohol detox usually lasts 7-10 days and withdrawal symptoms last around 24-48 hours for minor withdrawal and between 24 hrs and up to 2 weeks for severe withdrawal. [5]

If you have a moderate to severe alcohol addiction, then this process can be dangerous and even fatal if not done correctly or under supervision, so make sure that you seek medical advice if you have moderate to severe alcohol dependence and want to detox.

This is because the withdrawal symptoms for alcohol addiction can include seizures, a high pulse rate and the DT’s – a set of symptoms such as hallucinations, high heart rate and confusion which are often very scary and disorientating.

Although alcohol withdrawal can be challenging to get through and dangerous when not done under medical advice, continuing with your addiction can produce just as severe side effects including death, so getting professional help for your alcohol detox is the best thing you can do for yourself.

What Is Medical Detox for Alcohol Addiction?

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Due to the potential severity of alcohol withdrawal symptoms, your detox might need to be medically managed.

This involves a doctor prescribing medication to help manage severe withdrawal symptoms, make you more comfortable during detox, lessen cravings and to reduce the risk of relapse.

Librium and Acamprosate are regularly used to treat alcohol withdrawal, and these can be prescribed for an inpatient detox or a medically managed at-home detox.

Medication might also be prescribed if specific symptoms are causing distress or to manage a co-occurring disorder.

Types of Addiction Therapies in Rehab

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After you complete your alcohol detox safely, you can then look into some of the addiction therapies on offer through drug and alcohol rehab in Lanarkshire.

There are a variety of treatments which seek to help you manage your substance use disorder, and depending on your personal treatment plan you might try one or more of these treatments throughout the course of your rehab programme.

1. Family Therapy

Family Therapy can be very useful in alcohol addiction treatment, as often it is not only the person themselves affected by their addiction but their loved ones too.

Family therapy can help the individual and their loved ones to rebuild or strengthen their relationships, as well as see what about those relationships could hinder or help addiction recovery.

Alongside a counsellor, everyone attending can openly and honestly discuss any issues, concerns or problems that need managing, and ensure that they can all work together as a supportive unit for one another.

2. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is a type of talking therapy which helps manage addiction through encouraging you to challenge your thought patterns, recognise when you might fall into negative thought patterns and rebuild better cognitive networks.

By challenging these thought patterns, you can not only rebuild the way you see the world, yourself and your addiction, but also change your behaviours which were influenced by certain thought patterns.

This type of therapy has been shown to be effective for a number of mental health issues including alcohol and drug addiction, depression and anxiety.

3. Alcohol Addiction Counselling

Addiction counselling is one of the most effective types of drug and alcohol rehab as it allows patients to really reflect on their addiction and how they can manage it moving forward.

One to one addiction counselling consists only of the patient and a professional counsellor, who discuss the person’s addiction, how it formed, how it has affected their life and what tools would help them to manage their substance use disorder.

Addiction therapies last around 3 weeks if you are on an inpatient treatment programme, but can last longer on an outpatient basis and have less weekly sessions.

The aim of these treatments is to provide you with more insight into your addiction, help you learn tools to manage your addiction and tackle cravings, guide you into living a sober life and help you rebuild relationships so you have a network of loved ones to support you in recovery.

To start your journey to recovery today by reaching out to our friendly team members at Rehab 4 Alcoholism. Call us on 0800 111 4108.

What Is Rehab Aftercare?

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After you finish your drug and alcohol rehab in Lanarkshire, you will leave treatment with two key things: aftercare services and a relapse prevention plan.

A relapse prevention plan will help reduce the risk of relapse by teaching you how to recognise the stages of relapse, giving you tools to help you when you are most vulnerable and providing key contacts to help you when you need it.

This will be a personalised tool to help you remain sober and to support you in staying strong whilst managing your addiction. Relapse prevention plans have been shown to reduce the risk of relapse, and to provide much-needed guidance for people at the end of treatment.

You are never left to struggle alone, even after treatment is over, which is why relapse prevention and aftercare services are so important.

Aftercare services include places that you can go or people/organisations that you can contact for further support if you need it at any time.

Some of these aftercare services can help you in times of crisis, others you can drop into as and when needed, and there are also family services and support groups so you can continue to rebuild relationships and find peer support.

Some of the most commonly used aftercare services include:

There are also a number of crisis hotlines, local Lanarkshire addiction charity services and free online resources which are available to you at any time, whether you have completed treatment yet or not. [6] [7]

If you are still unsure about whether to go ahead and enquire about drug and alcohol rehab in Lanarkshire, then our team is here to help guide you every step of the way.

From finding the right rehab clinic to getting the right treatment programme, the sooner you are on the road to recovery the sooner you can reclaim your life from the stranglehold of addiction.

To start your journey to recovery today by reaching out to our friendly team members at Rehab 4 Alcoholism. Call us on 0800 111 4108.

Understanding Treatment Options in Lanarkshire

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Rehab 4 Alcoholism has been providing detox and rehabilitation treatment in Lanarkshire and throughout Scotland since 2010. We have helped hundreds of local people to overcome their addiction to alcohol, enabling them to live happier healthier lives.

We have strong links with many of the top rehab centres in the area, allowing us to help people gain access to the best possible treatment available in Scotland.

We offer rehab services to suit a variety of budgets, however, most of the rehab centres we work with are considered high-end, providing state-of-the-art treatment facilities and luxurious and comfortable living quarters.

What happens when I call Rehab 4 Alcoholism?

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When you call Rehab 4 Alcoholism to enquire about our Lanarkshire treatment centres, you’ll undertake a thorough initial consultation.

This is completely free and will allow us to gain a better understanding of the nature of your addiction and your specific requirements.

You’ll speak to an experienced counsellor who has excellent knowledge of alcohol addiction. Once this consultation is complete, we can then make sure a solution is put in place to help you overcome your addiction to alcohol once and for all.

To start your journey to recovery today by reaching out to our friendly team members at Rehab 4 Alcoholism. Call us on 0800 111 4108.

Frequently asked questions

Below, we list a number of other resources that you may find useful in your search for quality and suitable rehab treatment in the UK:

More about Lanarkshire alcohol treatment

When you arrive at a rehab centre in Lanarkshire, a full physical and mental examination will be carried out. This assessment will be conducted by a psychiatrist who specialises in alcohol addiction.

They will review your medical history before designing a suitable detox programme that’s tailored to your needs.

You are likely to be prescribed drugs, including Diazepam or Librium effective alcohol substitutes. Taking these drugs will reduce the likelihood of you experiencing life-threatening side effects from alcohol withdrawal, such as seizures or hallucinations.

During a period of 7-10 days, the team at the Lanarkshire rehab clinic will slowly reduce these drugs until you’re ‘fully detoxed’.

To start your journey to recovery today by reaching out to our friendly team members at Rehab 4 Alcoholism. Call us on 0800 111 4108.

How to get in touch with us

Getting in touch with Rehab 4 Alcoholism is easy. Simply call us on 0800 111 4108 and we’ll be on hand to discuss your residential rehab needs with you in detail.

It’s normal to feel anxious about taking the first step to recovery, but you can rest assured that we only have compassion and empathy for your situation. You don’t need to worry about feeling judged. For a brighter future free from the grip of alcoholism, get in touch today.

Access to the very best alcohol rehab centres in Lanarkshire is only a phone call away.


[1] National Records of Scotland (2022) Alcohol-specific deaths 2021 https://www.nrscotland.gov.uk/files//statistics/alcohol-deaths/2021/alcohol-specific-deaths-21-report.pdf

[2] National Records of Scotland (2022) Drug-related deaths in Scotland in 2021 https://www.nrscotland.gov.uk/files/statistics/drug-related-deaths/21/drug-related-deaths-21-report.pdf

[3] Robert J Meyers, William R Miller, Dina E Hill and J.Scott Tonigan (1998) ‘Community reinforcement and family training (CRAFT): engaging unmotivated drug users in treatment’, Journal of Substance Abuse, https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0899328999000036

[4] William R. Miller, Robert J. Meyers, and Susanne Hiller-Sturmhöfel (1999) ‘The Community-Reinforcement Approach’, Alcohol Research and Healthhttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6760430/

[5] Shivanand Kattimani and Balaji Bharadwaj (2013) ‘Clinical management of alcohol withdrawal: A systematic review’, Industrial Psychiatry Journal, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4085800/

[6] South Lanarkshire Alcohol and Drug Partnership, Support and Services: Local Services, https://www.southlanarkshireadp.scot.nhs.uk/supportandservices/

[7] NHS Inform, Alcohol Support, https://www.nhsinform.scot/healthy-living/alcohol/alcohol-support / NHS Inform, Support for people affected by drugs, https://www.nhsinform.scot/healthy-living/drugs-and-drug-use/support-for-people-affected-by-drugs

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