Drug & Alcohol Rehab In Angus

Statistics from Angus council showed that in 2018, children as young as 13 were able to access drugs and alcohol, and 6% of 15 year olds felt as though their drug use was bad enough that they needed to seek professional help.

It was also noted that neighbourhoods in Angus that had the most alcohol outlets had a higher crime rate than neighbourhoods with fewer alcohol outlets.

Education around the dangers of drugs and alcohol is necessary to prevent facilities offering drug and alcohol rehab in Angus from becoming overwhelmed.

What Is Alcohol Addiction?

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An alcohol addiction is when someone feels like they cannot function properly without using alcohol.

Sometimes called alcohol dependency, or alcohol use disorder, an alcohol addiction can be very dangerous.

Drinking heavily over time can lead to:

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If you are concerned about the amount of alcohol you or someone you love is consuming, it is important to seek help as soon as possible.

The sooner an alcohol dependency is treated, the better it will be for the person struggling.

If you suspect someone you know may have developed an alcohol dependency, there are some tell-tale signs that you can look out for:

  • They often smell like stale alcohol or have begun wearing a lot of heavily perfumed body sprays.
  • They chew gum to mask their breath.
  • They will lose interest in activities they once enjoyed if they do not involve drinking alcohol.
  • They often have unexplained headaches or stomach aches.
  • They have become distant from close friends and loved ones.

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If you need advice on your own alcohol consumption or how to approach a loved one about their alcohol misuse, contact one of our addiction specialists today.

At Rehab4Addiction we are available 24/7 and are happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have about drug and alcohol rehab in Angus.

What Exactly Is Rehab?


Rehab is the shortened version of rehabilitation.

When someone is being rehabilitated, it means that they are unlearning some harmful traits and re-learning how to live as a clean and sober person.

Rehab is often considered to be a clinic or facility where a person checks in and stays for an extended period of time.

While there are many private inpatient facilities that offer drug and alcohol rehab in Angus, there are also other outpatient options for rehab that do not require any spent living away from home.


Inpatient rehab usually consists of checking in to a facility, having a full physical and psychological assessment, and staying there until you are free from addiction.

Outpatient rehab is when you attend a clinic for appointments with addiction counsellors who will keep track of your progress.

Is There Anything Families Can Do Before Rehab?

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Approaching someone with your concerns over their drug misuse is never an easy task, and quite often, the person with a substance use disorder will not be ready to admit that they have a problem.

If they do admit that they misuse substances, they will often minimise the severity of their addiction and claim that they can stop whenever they want.

However, when a long time has passed and the addiction seems to be getting worse and having a negative impact on many aspects of the persons life, many families feel that they need to step in and speak up.


While traditional interventions are popular in the movies, they do not often go as planned because the person with the addiction feels as though their loved ones are ganging up on them.

This can push them further away and make them less-likely to want to attend rehab at the family’s say-so.

A different approach to intervention is becoming increasingly popular in Angus – it is called the CRAFT approach.

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Community Relations And Family Training uses the services of a professional interventionalist who will guide the family through the stages of addiction.

Families will learn how to take a step back from the addiction and focus on their own needs while allowing the person struggling with addiction to deal with the consequences of their actions.


In time, the person will become more open to the idea of drug and alcohol rehab in Angus.

At this point, the professional interventionalist will help the family approach the person about attending rehab.

How Much Does It Cost To Attend Drug And Alcohol Rehab In Angus?

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Drug and alcohol rehab in Angus does not have a ‘one size fits all’ cost.

The price you can expect to pay for rehab in Angus will vary depending on several factors, including:

  • The substance you are addicted to.
  • The severity of your addiction.
  • The level of treatment you need.
  • The facility you choose.
  • The type of accommodation you choose.

Many people are put off the idea of inpatient rehab in Angus because they feel that this type of facility is reserved for the rich and famous.


While there are some high class facilities available, these clinics tend to cost around £70,000 per month and are out of range for most people.

However, there are some more realistic options for everyday people.

Most rehab facilities in Angus cost around £500 per day, however, the price of a week in drug and alcohol rehab in Angus can vary from £1,000 to £10,000.

It is important to remember that while cost needs to be taken in to consideration when choosing a rehab, most rehab facilities will offer payment plans to ease the burden of cost.


Money is not more important than your health, so make sure you choose a clinic that you feel comfortable in rather than the cheapest possible option, as this will increase your chances of making a full recovery.

Our team of experts will be happy to talk to you more in-depth about the cost of rehabs in the Angus area.

Call us today on 0800 111 4108.

Is Drug And Alcohol Rehab Available Through The NHS?

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It is entirely possible to get treated for a drug addiction or an alcohol addiction via the NHS.

However, it is worth noting that the level of care from the NHS cannot compare to that of private inpatient rehab.

Because the NHS is already underfunded, they only have limited funds to offer the treatment of addiction.

This means that only a very small percentage of people get inpatient treatment via the NHS, and the vast majority of NHS addiction treatment is made on an outpatient basis.

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Many GPs refer their patients to community services instead of NHS services, because waiting times are so long for NHS services that often the addiction has worsened considerably by the time they are able to get an appointment.

For this reason, it is advisable to seek out the help of a private inpatient facility when you are trying to overcome an addiction.

Not only are the admissions immediate, they also:

  • Offer a personalised treatment plan.
  • Diagnose and treat any co-occurring conditions.
  • Teach relapse prevention techniques and trigger identification.
  • Allow you to recuperate in a safe and comfortable environment.
  • Give you round the clock access to medical professionals.
  • Monitor you closely to make sure you are safe and comfortable.
  • Have high success rates.

How Long Does Rehab Last?

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The length of time you will need to spend in drug and alcohol rehab in Angus depends on your own personal circumstances.

For an alcohol dependency, you will usually need to spend a little longer in alcohol rehab because it requires a medically assisted detox.

This is because alcohol causes a physical addiction, meaning that quitting ‘cold-turkey’ is incredibly dangerous.

To combat any unpleasant withdrawal symptoms, you will have to take a benzodiazepine such as Librium.

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Over the course of 7 to 10 days, your dosage will be reduced and only then can you start therapy.

The process is similar if you are addicted to heroin, because it also causes a physical addiction.

If you have a dependency on a drug that does not cause a physical addiction, you will not require a medical detox and therefore your stay will be shorter.

What Therapies Are On Offer In Drug And Alcohol Rehab In Angus?

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Drug and alcohol rehab in Angus will offer a range of different therapies.

However, there is no way to know exactly what therapies you will get without making direct contact with the facility you wish to attend.

That being said, there are some common therapies that most drug rehab and alcohol rehab clinics offer in Angus and throughout the UK.

These are:

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is common in addiction treatment, because it changes the way people approach things in their heads.

Before, someone may have had a negative outlook and so experienced negative things, CBT teaches them how to change their thoughts to more positive ones.

Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)

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Dialectical Behavioural Therapy is based on the same concept as cognitive behavioural therapy, in that it aims to make positive changes to a person’s thoughts and feelings.

However, the difference here is that positivity is aimed directly at the person rather that others around them.

Brief Interventions


A brief intervention is when an addiction specialist or therapist will tell someone an unknown and often unpleasant fact about how their addiction has impacted their own health or life.

They only last a few minutes, but are usually shocking enough to be remembered.

Motivational Interviewing


These sessions make the service user find motivational reasons to get clean.

This is usually something or someone waiting for them on the outside that is worth recovering for.

Group Therapy

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Group Therapy allows people to talk about their addiction in a safe and non-judgemental environment.

Often, talking openly with people who understand is therapeutic in itself and can make someone feel like they are not alone in their journey.

Co-Dependency Treatment

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These sessions are important because if someone is in a co-dependent relationship, it is important that the relationship – or at least the dynamic of it – has finished before the service user returns.

Alternative Therapies

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Yoga, art therapy, equine therapy, music therapy and meditation are all forms of alternative or holistic therapies.

They help to provide a sense of calm and also a healthy outlet for pain, anxiety or grief.

Alcohol Detox And Rehab In Angus

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As mentioned above, alcohol causes a physical addiction and therefore cannot be safely stopped ‘cold-turkey’.

The withdrawal symptoms of an alcohol addiction are unpleasant and dangerous.

They are:

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Excessive sweating
  • Uncontrollable shakes
  • Spasms
  • Increased heart rate
  • Delirium tremens

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When you attend alcohol rehab in Angus, you will be given a drug called Librium to offset the severity of the withdrawal symptoms and help make you feel more comfortable.

During this time, you will be closely monitored by medical professionals.

This stage of treatment typically lasts for around 10 days, and you cannot being your therapy treatments until it is complete.

After the medical detox is over, you usually need to spend around 3 weeks in therapy uncovering the root cause of your addiction as well as your triggers.

Rehab For Cocaine In Angus


Cocaine is an increasingly popular drug that causes short bursts of increased energy and alertness in the user.

The effects of cocaine tend to wear off within 15 minutes of taking it, so users tend to take more soon after.

This consistent use means that higher dosages will be needed over time, and addiction is common.


While cocaine is a highly addictive and powerful drug, it does not cause a physical addiction.

Therefore, if you attend drug rehab in Angus for a cocaine addiction, you will not need to undergo a medically assisted detox.

Many people are able to make a full recovery within two weeks, however each addiction is different and some people may need to spend longer in rehab overcoming this addiction.

Rehab For Heroin In Angus


Heroin is a highly dangerous and incredibly addictive drug that is most commonly injected.

One of the most obvious signs of a heroin addictions is track marks or needle marks on a person’s skin.

Often, someone with a serious heroin addiction will inject themselves between their toes because they cannot find a vein anywhere else, as the drug has caused them to collapse.

Heroin causes a physical addiction and withdrawing from heroin can be dangerous and painful.

If you are attending drug rehab in Angus for a heroin addiction, you should expect to spend at least one month in the facility.

Rehab For Cannabis In Angus


Cannabis is heavily used in parts of Scotland, primarily due to a soft approach the cannabis-related laws.

However, cannabis can be incredibly dangerous and brings with it a host of health issues for long-term users, such as chronic respiratory infections and persistent coughing.

While cannabis is a dangerous and addictive drug, it does not cause a physical addiction which means that you will not need to detox.

If you wish to attend drug rehab in Angus due to a cannabis addiction, you may be able to complete your treatment in as little as 2 weeks.

Does Drug And Alcohol Rehab In Angus Offer Aftercare Services?

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Drug and alcohol rehab in Angus always comes with an aftercare package.

The aftercare package will consist of information on local drug and alcohol groups, as well as a home detox kit if it is required.

Often, rehab facilities in Angus will offer a ‘drop in’ service – meaning that if you have completed rehab within the past 12 months, you can return to the clinic on set days for a group meeting or outpatient therapy.

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Because leaving rehab can be scary, the staff will make sure you are equipped with the confidence and skills to fully integrate back into society.

However, there will always be someone you can talk to if you are ever feeling overwhelmed.

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Some of the information you can expect in your aftercare pack is:

Getting Help Today

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If you are considering drug and alcohol rehab in Angus for yourself or a loved one, and you have some questions or concerns that you would like to discuss with an addiction specialist, our team at Rehab 4 Alcoholism are available 24/7 to talk to you.

Call us today on 0800 111 4108 for free and confidential advice.

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