Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Irvine

In recent years, police in Scotland, along with Turning Point Scotland’s Ayrshire Prevention, Early Intervention and Recovery Service (PEAR) have been patrolling the streets of Irvine and offering support to those struggling with drug or alcohol addiction.

The aim has been to crack down on substance abuse in the area and get more people in to drug and alcohol rehab in Irvine, something that is sorely needed.

What Is Rehab?


In addiction treatment, rehab is usually used to refer to an inpatient clinical facility where someone goes to overcome their addiction with the help of addiction specialists and trained medical professionals.

While each facility will offer different treatment programs and have different timetables, most of them will work using the same three-pronged approach – detox, rehabilitation, aftercare.


The detox stage is not always necessary, but if your addiction causes physical withdrawal symptoms – such as alcohol or heroin – you will need to detox first.

The rehabilitation stage is when you attend therapies and treatments designed to help you overcome your addiction.

The aftercare stage is designed to continue to care for you after you have returned home.

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


When you attend private drug and alcohol rehab in Irvine, you will be given a treatment plan that is tailored to your own individual needs.

The staff will determine your treatment plan using the following factors:

  • What substance you are addicted to.
  • How long your addiction has lasted.
  • The severity of your addiction.
  • Whether you are at risk of physical withdrawal symptoms.
  • Whether you have any other mental health conditions.

Based on their findings, the staff will decide what treatments you need and how long you will be required to stay at the facility.

Cost of rehab

These factors will determine the cost of your stay at drug and alcohol rehab in Irvine.

The cost also varies depending on the facility you choose.

Many facilities can keep their costs low by offering basic accommodation and shared rooms.

However, some facilities are considered high-end and offer some extra luxuries like spas and pools in large, peaceful surroundings.

These high-end facilities can cost up to £70,000 per month.

However, many facilities charge anywhere between £1,000 and £10,000 per week.

It is also worth noting that most facilities offering drug and alcohol rehab in Irvine have payment plans to make it more affordable, and most accept health insurance as part-payment.


For more information on how much it will cost to attend drug and alcohol rehab in Irvine, or for a better idea on the length of time you will be required to spend in one, contact a member of our team here at Rehab 4 Alcoholism on 0800 111 4108.

Our friendly and helpful staff are available 24/7 to answer any questions you have.

I’m Worried About A Loved One – What Options Do We Have Before Rehab Is Considered?

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If you are worried about the substance use of someone you know, there are some steps that can be taken before you bring up the idea of rehab.

Many people believe that the only options are a traditional intervention or rehab, however, traditional interventions don’t always go as planned, and not everyone is open to the idea of rehab straight away.

Non-traditional interventions – one example of which is the CRAFT approach – are becoming more popular in Irvine and the surrounding areas.

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Community Reinforcement And Family Training uses the help of a professional interventionalist who can help and support the family throughout the process of helping their loved one.

CRAFT interventions do not require any sort of confrontation.

With the help of a professional interventionalist, people using the CRAFT approach to interventions will learn how they have been inadvertently enabling their loved ones addiction by lending them money or making excuses for them.

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Families will learn how to make their loved one accountable for their decisions, so they are left to deal with the consequences of their actions themselves.

Finally, when the time is right, they will be told exactly how to bring up the idea of attending rehab so that it is better received.

What Treatments Can Be Expected In Drug And Alcohol Rehab In Irvine?


The only way to find out exactly what treatments are available in each facility is to contact them directly.

This is because different facilities offer different treatment options.

However, there are some commonly used treatments across most facilities that offer drug and alcohol rehab in Irvine.

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These are:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy – A type of talking therapy that aims to give you a more positive outlook, which will in turn attract more positive experiences.
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy – This therapy aims to make you be kinder to yourself using your internal voice.
  • Group Therapy – Therapy in a group setting with other people who are struggling with an addiction.
  • Individual Therapy – One-to-one sessions with a psychiatrist or a psychologist.
  • Family Therapy – Therapy sessions with you and your family members to help to rebuild broken relationships.
  • Holistic Therapy – Calming or relaxing therapies to help build social skills and reduce anxiety.
  • Brief Interventions – Short sessions that get you thinking about your addiction in different ways.
  • Motivational Interviewing – These sessions make you think about things or people in your life to focus on during the most difficult days of treatment.
  • Co-Dependency Treatment – Because many people struggling with addiction are also in toxic co-dependent relationships, these sessions will help you spot the warning signs and how to avoid these relationships in the future.

For a better idea about what therapies are available in facilities in Irvine, or for help picking an inpatient facility, contact a member of the Rehab 4 Alcoholism team today on 0800 111 4108.

We are on hand 24/7 to answer any questions you have and give free and confidential advice.

Can I Get Drug And Alcohol Rehab In Irvine Through The NHS?

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It is possible to get addiction treatment through the NHS in Irvine, however, it is worth noting that only a very small percentage of people get accepted for treatment on the NHS.

Many people turn to the NHS straight away because they believe that privately funded rehab is too costly.

However, the NHS is already incredibly stretched and they are unfortunately unable to offer the same level of care that you can expect from a private facility offering drug and alcohol rehab in Irvine.

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It is important to weigh up the pros and cons of both privately funded and NHS funded rehabilitation in Irvine.

Some points to be taken in to consideration are:

The Advantages Of NHS Rehab In Irvine

  • It is completely free of charge.
  • It does not require any extended stays away from home.
  • Treatment can be carried out without much disruption to your life.
  • Anyone can access the treatment.

The Disadvantages Of NHS Rehab In Irvine

  • Lower success rates than private rehab.
  • Only the addiction is treated, meaning any co-occurring mental health conditions are left untreated.
  • Long waiting lists mean you may be waiting months until you get an appointment.
  • Outpatient treatments mean that you will be living surrounded by your usual triggers while you try to overcome your addiction.

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The Advantages Of Private Rehab In Irvine

  • No waiting lists – you will be able to begin treatment immediately.
  • A tailor-made and comprehensive treatment plan that includes dual diagnosis and treatment of co-occurring conditions.
  • High success rates.
  • Round the clock access to medical professionals.
  • Medically assisted detox under the doctor supervision.
  • Uncovering the cause of your addiction and learning how to identify your triggers.
  • Relapse prevention techniques.
  • A safe and comfortable environment to recover in.
  • An aftercare program to ensure you are still cared for when you leave the facility.

The Disadvantages Of Private Rehab In Irvine

  • High costs.
  • Long stays away from home.

If you would like to discuss your options more in-depth, please contact us today.

What Is An Alcohol Addiction?

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An alcohol addiction – sometimes called an alcohol dependency or alcohol use disorder – is when someone feels that they cannot function correctly without taking alcohol.

Someone with an alcohol addiction may feel sick until they have taken a drink, and they usually begin to lose interest in hobbies or activities that do not involve drinking.

They usually have problems limiting the amount of alcohol they drink, and they will need to drink more alcohol to continue to feel the desired effects of drinking.

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You may be suffering from alcohol use disorder if:

  • You repeatedly promise yourself that you will quit drinking, only to find yourself drinking again soon after.
  • You get intense cravings if you have not drank alcohol for a while.
  • You spend a large amount of time and money buying alcohol, drinking alcohol, or recovering from the effects of drinking too much alcohol.
  • You have missed work or school as a result of your alcohol consumption.
  • You drink alcohol at odd times, such as first thing in the morning.
  • You feel unwell until you have had a drink.
  • You drink alcohol even when it is unsafe, for example, when you know you will be driving.
  • You continue to drink alcohol even if it is causing problems in your relationships.

Alcohol Detox And Rehab In Irvine

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Alcohol is easily available and widely accepted in today’s society, so many people believe that it is not dangerous.

However, in 2020, almost 9,000 people in the UK died from alcohol-specific causes – an 18.6% increase from 2019.

Alcohol also causes a physical addiction, which means that you will suffer from physical withdrawal symptoms when you give it up, and it is not safe to give up alcohol ‘cold-turkey’.

When you attend drug and alcohol rehab in Irvine for an addiction to alcohol, you will have to spend your first 7 to 10 days going through a medically assisted detox.


This means that you will be prescribed Librium to ease the symptoms of withdrawal, and a doctor will keep a close eye on you while you detox.

During this time, you will not usually be well enough to attend therapy.

This means that your therapy will begin only after the detox is complete.

It is recommended to spend around 28 days in drug and alcohol rehab in Irvine when you are battling an alcohol dependency.

Rehab For Cocaine In Irvine


Users of cocaine report feeling short bursts of intense focus and energy.

However, when the drug has wore off, people often end up taking more in a single session.

As well as taking cocaine several times because of the short-lived effects, they are also needing more of the drug to feel the desired effects.

However, drug dealers often mix their cocaine with other substances in order to make more money from it.

This means that there is no way to know what it is mixed with.


While cocaine is addictive, it does not cause a physical addiction.

You will not need to go through a medically assisted detox if you are only addicted to cocaine.

Many people can overcome an addiction to cocaine within 2 weeks in private drug and alcohol rehab in Irvine.

Treating a cocaine addiction as an outpatient will likely take longer.

Rehab For Heroin In Irvine


Heroin is dangerous and addictive, and once you become addicted to it, it can be incredibly difficult and dangerous to recover.

It is most commonly injected, and people become so lost in their addiction that they often resort to sharing needles, which opens them up to a range of other possibly deadly illnesses such as HIV.

Heroin causes a physical dependency which means that you cannot quit ‘cold-turkey’ – instead, you need to go through a medical detox to safely be weaned off the dangerous substance.


This usually involves a replacement drug called methadone.

You will be prescribed methadone by a doctor at the facility, and your dosage will be gradually reduced until you are substance free.

Because you will be too unwell during the first week to attend therapy, it is normally recommended that a person spends around a month in drug and alcohol rehab in Irvine to fully recover from a drug addiction as dangerous as this one.

Rehab For Cannabis In Irvine


Cannabis is arguably one of the most widely used drugs in the UK, and many people believe that it should be legalised due to it’s supposed healing qualities.

However, there have been very few scientific studies that back these claims, and cannabis users often report feeling paranoid and anxious while taking the drug.

It is commonly mixed with tobacco and inhaled directly into the lungs.

This means that you are also adding to the negative affects that this drug already has on your overall health.


Cannabis does not cause a physical addiction, however, so you can safely stop taking it without the need for a medical detox.

However, it is a good idea to have someone with you because the cravings in the first few days will be intense.

You can usually expect to fully recover from this drug addiction in a private drug and alcohol rehab in Irvine in as little as 10 days.

Why Is Dual-Diagnosis So Important?

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One of the many reasons why private drug and alcohol rehab in Irving has higher success rates than council-funded rehab, is that it focuses on dual-diagnosis.

Dual diagnosis is when you have other co-occurring mental health conditions running parallel to your addiction.

If you only treat the addiction, its underlying causes are not treated, and the chances of relapse are high.

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However, if the whole person is treated, and any mental health condition they have is also treated alongside the addiction, the root cause of the addiction is uncovered and dealt with.

When someone has control of their mental health and they no longer feel the need to turn to harmful substances to cope, they are less-likely to relapse.

Is Aftercare Included In Drug And Alcohol Rehab In Irvine?

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Yes, every good rehab service will consider aftercare a vital part of the recovery process and you will not be left to deal with things alone once you leave the facility.

Each facility will have its own unique aftercare policy, however, some common types of aftercare offered are:

Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous

Support groups

These are group meetings often held in church halls or community centres.

Anyone can attend, and while they are technically free, a small donation is usually expected.

SMART Recovery Sessions

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These sessions also commonly take place in community centres.

SMART stands for Self-Management And Recovery Training.

A facilitator will oversee these meetings and be on hand to answer any questions.

Home Detox


You may get a home detox kit if you have relapsed and the staff at the facility feel that you are able to recover safely at home.

Alcoholics Anonymous Family Support Groups

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These groups are for friends and family members of someone with a drug addiction or an alcohol addiction to find support.

Sometimes, people struggling with an addiction will attend and listen to the stories of how addiction has negatively affected relationships.

Outpatient Treatment

Adventure Therapy

Many facilities offering drug and alcohol rehab in Irvine offer outpatient services for a certain length of time after you have checked out of the facility.

You may also be referred to the local drug and alcohol team to continue getting any help or support you may need.

In Irvine, this is the North Ayrshire Drug and Alcohol Recovery Services (NADAARS).

They are a charity will help you find community support groups or any other help you require.

Getting Help Today

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If you still feel like you want to talk to someone about your options for drug and alcohol rehab in Irvine, or if you just need help or advice, call us today on 0800 111 4108.

At Rehab4Alcoholism we are available 24/7 for free and confidential advice.

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