Drug & Alcohol Addiction in Dunfermline
Addiction is a life-threatening disease that is a big blow to individuals, families, friends, and society at large.
It can strip a person of one’s sense of worth and self-respect.
It can cause domestic disputes and violence; and failed marriages that shatter families.
It can destroy friendships and ruin relationships.
It can lead to homelessness and poverty that encumbers society with health care and financial burdens.
Many in Dunfermline are grappling with addiction.
If you, or someone you love, is suffering from alcohol or drug addiction, it’s important to find help.
At Abbeycare, we recognize and understand the difficulty that people go through, in active addiction.
Many of our staff members have gone through the same experience.
This is one of our unique advantages compared to other centres.
We know addiction because we have been there.
We know that detox and rehab are the first crucial steps… but recovery is a lifelong process.
We have the expertise and experience to help you.
But we also know the need for compassion and tough love in the treatment process.
You can call us on 01603 513 091 and together, we will work out your recovery.
Alcohol/Drug Addiction & Denial
Denial is one of the main barriers that prevents individuals from seeking treatment.
Denial is the unwillingness to acknowledge one’s situation, and what alcohol or drugs are doing to you, and those around you.
You consciously or unconsciously deceive yourself by keeping a positive view and ignoring your faults or mistakes.
It is a defense mechanism you use to prevent yourself from facing threatening emotions and problems such as shame, self-contempt, and low self-esteem.
Denial is reinforced by addiction, by impairing your insight and self-awareness.
You become short-sighted. You focus on your immediate concern and pleasure and do not care about the future.
Thus, denial plays a central role in why an addicted person keeps on using drugs or alcohol in spite of their harmful effects.
Dependence vs. Addiction
Dependence is typified by the signs of alcohol/drug withdrawal symptoms.
While you can be dependent without necessarily being addicted, addiction is not far away when you start depending on drugs or alcohol physically, or to maintain the ability to function, in day-to-day life.
Addiction is evidenced by behavioural changes, which an addicted person can fail to see.
These changes are mostly observed by family and friends.
Moreover, drug and alcohol use becomes the addict’s main concern, and priority, despite the harm they cause.
When these symptoms exist, addiction has already set it.
And it is an indicator, to call for help.
In-Patient Rehab in Abbeycare, serving Dunfermline
The Inpatient programme in Abbeycare Clinic delivers the highest level of treatment care.
We offer clinic stays ranging from 7-28 days, or longer.
You’ll complete a safe and effective medical detox under clinical supervision with around-the-clock care and support.
This will be followed by one to one keywork, CBT and the 12 step approach, to target and address the underlying reasons behind your addiction and co-occurring disorders.
Holistic therapies will also be administered to provide complete healing and care for your mental, spiritual, social, emotional and physical needs.
Aftercare planning will provide you with coping strategies to manage any addiction triggers, that you may experience once you get back to life outside the clinic.
Myths About Rehab
Separating fact from fiction will help you make a better decision about the possibility of treatment. Here are common debunked myths about rehab.
Rehab is not exclusive to the rich and famous. It is designed to be accessible to all people whether celebrities or regular average folks.
You don’t need to hit rock bottom to enter rehab. High-functioning individuals must also undergo rehab before they reach a definite low point in their lives.
Rehab is not the same as quitting cold turkey. The detox process is supervised by healthcare experts. It includes professional counselling to determine and address the root causes of your addiction.
Rehab is not something you can do on your own. While your determination to quit is critical, addicts become powerless when it comes to addiction. This is why professional expert intervention and mediation is a matter of necessity.
12 Step Approach
Developed by Alcoholics Anonymous, the 12 Steps are guidelines used for combatting alcohol and drug addiction as well as other compulsive behaviours.
While it emphasises divine presence, the approach applies to all people including the nonreligious for its flexibility. They can be interpreted based on your personal spiritual beliefs or principles.
The approach starts by recognising and submitting yourself to a greater power who will change and restore you.
It continues by reflecting on your life, admitting your faults, asking for forgiveness and making amends to those whom you have sinned against.
Through continuous prayer and meditation, you improve your interaction with God or the higher power as understood it.
You continue this practice and share your spiritual awakening for others who need them.
Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome
In some cases, post-acute withdrawal symptom can occur after experiencing the primarily physical withdrawal symptoms of ceasing alcohol or substance intake.
While symptoms may not be as intense as initial withdrawal symptoms, it is nevertheless critical to manage this period smoothly, to maintain sobriety in the long term.
PAWS symptoms can be psychological and emotional in nature and can last beyond your residential treatment.
These may include insomnia, irritability, anxiety, depression, impaired concentration, mood swings, stress sensitivity and dreams and cravings about alcohol or drugs.
The reality of post-acute withdrawal syndrome emphasises the importance of aftercare planning.
- Why is further treatment required after detox?
Detox only focuses on eliminating toxic substances from your body.
Further treatment such as counselling, CBT, 12-step program and holistic therapies are necessary to uproot and address the cause of addiction, prevent relapse after residential treatment and attain long term recovery.
- What is the first step in getting someone into rehab?
The first step to getting a loved one into rehab, is for the individual to agree to getting help, then completing a brief telephone assessment with us.
Abbeycare has professional addiction specialists to explain the most appropriate treatment options depending on the needs of you or your loved one.
- Can I leave rehab once admitted?
Not generally. We do expect you to stay resident in the clinic for the full duration of your treatment period, to help maximise likelikhoods of positive long term recovery outcomes.
- Addiction Intervention
- Free Assessment
- Fast Admission
- Supervised Detox
- Individually assigned key worker
- Group Counseling
- Holistic Therapy
- Aftercare Planning
Serving Dunfermline & Surrounding Areas, including:
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