At Asana Lodge, we are here to help those looking for a drug and alcohol rehab in Scotland. Find out here how we can help you to find the perfect place to recover, and what it is like to visit rehab.

Drug and Alcohol Rehab Scotland

We understand that long term recovery is a personal journey which is why we offer a personalised approach to recovery with you in mind. Asana Lodge is just one of our many rehabs across the UK, including Scotland, so whether you want to get away for a while, or stay nearby in Scotland, we have the means to help you recover.

Find out all the details about recovering with us at Asana Lodge below, from telling signs that you need rehab, to help for families with loved ones suffering from the weight of addiction.

Signs of Addiction

Addiction can present itself in many ways, but the most prominent sign that you’re suffering from addiction is having no control over something you’re doing or taking, to the point where it becomes harmful to you.

The addiction becomes a repetitive process, becoming a part of your daily life and often providing escapism from stress or negative life events. Due to this, mental health issues are often attributed to or are caused by addiction.

That being said, it can be easy to feel somewhat in denial about your addiction, thus, understanding the major signs of addiction is useful to do some self reflection.

Here are some of the most common signs that you, or a loved one, may be suffering from addiction:

Psychological Symptoms

  • Cravings: Strong and persistent desires or urges to use the substance or engage in addictive behaviour.
  • Loss of Control: Difficulty in limiting or stopping substance use or behaviour despite negative consequences.
  • Preoccupation: Spending a significant amount of time thinking about the substance or behaviour, leading to neglect of other important activities.
  • Tolerance: Needing higher amounts of the substance or engaging in more intense behaviours to achieve the desired effects.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Experiencing negative physical and emotional symptoms when attempting to quit or cut back.
  • Neglecting Responsibilities: Failing to meet obligations at work, school, or home due to addiction coming first in terms of priority.
  • Social Withdrawal: Isolating oneself from friends and family and losing interest in previously enjoyed social activities.
  • Continued Use Despite Consequences: Persisting in substance use or addictive behaviour despite experiencing negative consequences, such as health issues, legal problems, or relationship difficulties.
  • Mood Changes: Frequent mood swings, irritability, anxiety, or depression.
    Denial: Downplaying or denying the severity of the addiction when confronted by others.

Physical Symptoms

  • Changes in Appetite: Significant weight gain or loss due to changes in eating habits related to the addiction.
  • Insomnia or Sleep Disturbances: Difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep.
  • Physical Dependence: The body has adapted to the substance or behaviour, leading to withdrawal symptoms when the substance is reduced or discontinued.
  • Tremors: Uncontrollable shaking or trembling, especially when you’re not using.
  • Bloodshot Eyes: Red or bloodshot eyes, especially in the case of drug use.
  • Impaired Coordination: Noticeable lack of coordination, like stumbling.
  • Skin Changes: Deterioration of skin health, appearance, or unexplained skin sores or rashes (in the case of drug addiction).
  • Neglected Appearance: Lack of personal grooming and hygiene

To successfully overcome an addiction you need both physical and psychological help. Both your mind and body need to be treated to recover from addiction, which can be successfully achieved with drug and alcohol rehab, Scotland.

Addictions at Drug and Alcohol Rehab Scotland

At our alcohol and drug rehab in Scotland, there are an array of addictions treated, however there are some more common than others. This is down to many factors, like location, ease of access to drugs and alcohol and the ‘popularity’ around various drugs in particular cities.

In this case, Scotland has a long history with Heroin, it is a problem all over the country but heroin has its feet firmly planted into Scotland. So much so, that according to the National Records of Scotland “Of all drug misuse deaths in 2021, 84% involved opiates or opioids (such as heroin, morphine and methadone)”

It is a staggering amount, which is why we are passionate about offering services to those suffering from all addictions, including heroin. Find out below what treatment looks like for these common substances.

Alcohol Addiction Rehab (Alcoholism Rehab)

Alcoholism can be detrimental to health, ultimately leading to a potentially fatal outcome if abused enough.

The issue with alcohol addiction is that it can be very easy to hide. Between social events, a drink to de-stress and those drinks for celebrations, masking a very real addiction can be arguably, pretty easy.

However, if you’re drinking with no control of the amount, with no reason behind the drink and feeling the wrath of withdrawals when you go without alcohol – it is time to seek treatment.

At our alcohol rehab in Scotland, we offer every stage of rehab, from detox to aftercare to ensure you’re provided with the best chance at full recovery. Find out more about the stages of residential rehab Scotland next for a more in depth look at what it consists of.


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Heroin Addiction Rehab

As we briefly mentioned, Heroin is a huge problem in Scotland among other drugs, so much so that it was even named as the highest drug-related death rate of any country in Europe.

With that, comes the need for rehab programmes and detox care to ensure that people who are suffering from addiction get the care that they need to detox safely. Heroin is something that is incredibly dangerous when it comes to weaning from, with tolerance dropping rapidly, overdoses are a huge risk.

That being said, heroin rehab is the safest place to do so. When you go to a rehab in Scotland, you will first be put through a medically assisted detox.

During this time, you will be administered prescription drugs that will make the withdrawal symptoms much more manageable. While the intensity of the withdrawal is subjective to the length of time you have been using and the volume of such, it is almost always going to be unpleasant and often dangerous.

For this reason, whether you’re seeking private drug and alcohol rehab Scotland, or free outpatient care, any help is better than none so reach out if you’re looking to detox so it can be in the safest manner possible.

If you’re looking for a heroin rehab programme, get in touch today to find out how we can help you find the care that you need.

Cocaine Addiction Rehab

Cocaine addiction is a growing concern, with the glamorisation and normalisation of a class A drug, addiction is becoming much more probable.

Cocaine is vastly a behavioural addiction, meaning that while you won’t suffer the physical withdrawals that you may in the circumstances of other drugs, you will still be subject to psychological withdrawals that are just as intense.

These can be managed well within a residential Scotland rehab, for example, our staff at Asana Lodge have the professional capacity to effectively treat this withdrawal process. Through industry proven addiction treatments, we have the tools, staff, and emotional care to help you through every step and lead you into a life of sobriety.

Cannabis Addiction Rehab

With the growing legalisation of cannabis, it can be easy to disregard the addictiveness – similar to that of alcohol and cigarettes. However, cannabis, marijuana, weed, is still an addictive and illegal substance that people often require rehab for.

In fact, withdrawal from cannabis can be extreme in some cases, yet it is still subjective to the amount that has been taken, the frequency and tolerance of the user.

According to the National Library of Medicine, some common and uncommon withdrawals can include: “anxiety, irritability, anger or aggression, disturbed sleep/dreaming, depressed mood and loss of appetite. Less common physical symptoms include chills, headaches, physical tension, sweating and stomach pain.

That being said, staying in a rehab centre, Scotland, for the duration of your withdrawal is a safe way to recover to sobriety.

Prescription Drug Addiction Rehab

Finally, another one of the most common substances that people go to rehab for is prescription drug addictions.

Prescription drugs cover a wide range of addictive substances, and while they’re necessary for treatment, when taken incorrectly, they can lead to detrimental addictions that can have fatal consequences.

Since it is legal to have prescription drugs, it is arguably easier to hide an addiction. But you must recognise when it is spiralling out of control and are showing the aforementioned symptoms of addiction.

If you or someone you love is showing these symptoms, please don’t hesitate to get the help you need by contacting us or by reaching out to family, friends, your GP or outpatient help.


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How Long Does Rehab Last For?

At our residential drug rehab, Scotland, you can choose based on our recommendations how long you would like to stay.

Since all addictions vary greatly in terms of intensity and substance, the length of time spent in rehab does too. Nonetheless, most residents stay for a 28-day stay to receive the full treatment start to finish with time to truly focus on their recovery and to move out of the environment that they have been using drugs within.

However, there are some other common durations that people opt for too aside from the staple 28 night stay, these include:

  • 7 nights
  • 10 nights
  • 14 nights
  • 21 nights
  • 6 weeks
  • 8 weeks

However, every addiction treatment plan is tailored to suit you, and your addiction. The best way to find out what is recommended for you is to speak to our admissions team who can get to know you and your addiction some more and come up with a tailored treatment plan.

What to Expect at Drug and Alcohol Rehab Scotland

Below, you can find the holistic stages of rehab, from admission to aftercare, we’re by your side.

Stage 1: Admission & Arrival At Drug and Alcohol Rehab Scotland

When you contact us, at Asana Lodge, we’ll discuss the length and severity of your addiction and your personal circumstances.

This is also the stage in which we will go into detail about your location and the best fit for you out of all of our rehabs across the UK and Scotland. We do this to ensure that you’re getting the most from your recovery journey and are in a rehab that suits your needs and budget.

For example, some people who choose to attend private rehab, Scotland isn’t the place they want to recover in since it is home. Understandably, it can be difficult to recover in such a familiar environment and many of those in recovery choose to secure their treatment in a different city, away from any potential temptation to leave early.

However, if you’re happy to stay in your home comfort, we absolutely have an option for that too. While Asana Lodge is further away down south, we have a private luxury partner rehab in Scotland, Nova Recovery, in which we can offer comfort, care and staff to help you reach your goal of sobriety.

We’ll discuss with you the treatment options available at rehab in Scotland and give you the opportunity to ask as many questions as you like.

We’ll then arrange a free assessment, whereby we can assess the length and severity of your addiction, as well as your personal circumstances.

After this initial assessment, we will arrange an admission date, this is when you’ll arrive at rehab and start your recovery journey.

It is perfectly normal to feel anxious when you arrive at rehab in Scotland, but rest assured our friendly and inviting staff will make you feel at home. You will be given a tour of the facilities and grounds and shown how you can make the most of the amenities during your stay.

Stage 2: Detox Rehab Clinics in Scotland

Once admitted, no matter which one of the many rehab clinics in Scotland that you choose, the first step for many inpatients is a detox. This is subjective and not every person suffering from addiction requires a medically assisted detox, it is dependent on the severity and substance you’re addicted to.

Nonetheless, should you require a detox we will arrange this treatment for you, so you don’t need to focus on anything but your recovery. The detox will be completed in 7-10 days and once this is over the intense work of therapy gets underway to get to the core of your addiction and to help you move forward.

Stage 3: Your Personalised Rehab Programme

At Asana Lodge we provide holistic treatment programmes that are based on scientific, evidence-based treatments. We understand that each journey to long term recovery is personal, which means that we work with you to tailor your addiction treatment to you.

During your time at Asana Lodge, you’ll have a combination of both physical and psychological treatment.

Your therapy treatment includes an array of specific and holistic therapies including, but not limited to:

  • Individual therapy
  • Group therapy sessions
  • Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy
  • Satori Chair

By undertaking therapy you can start to understand your addiction, its trigger and how to manage it in day-to-day life.

At the same time as undergoing therapy, you will also be provided with around the clock care from our nurses and highly qualified addiction specialists. Alongside that, you can take advantage of our range of facilities, an onsite gym, meals cooked by an onsite chef and an array of further additional facilities all designed to assist your body and mind to recover from addiction.

All these different elements will work together to help you overcome your addiction and maintain long term sobriety in daily life, post-rehab in Scotland.


Stage 4: Aftercare Support

If you have a drug or alcohol addiction, you’re probably just as concerned with the prospect of long term sobriety, as you are about the initial treatment.

At Asana Lodge, once you’ve completed your programme, we’ll provide you with 12 months of aftercare support. We want to ensure that you have the tools required to maintain your long term recovery even when environmental triggers are hitting you on the outside world.

While it is strongly recommended that you join local support groups, such as Alcoholics Anonymous, or Narcotics Anonymous, we still provide the aftercare and support once a week.

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Nonetheless, any support groups in the community run by a free rehab Scotland for instance, can provide brilliant peer support at a time you may require it the most. You may even seek help and advice with employment and finances.

Whatever your requirements we will be there to provide you with support and guidance.

Kick start your long term addiction recovery today and give our friendly and supportive team a call to find out more details on what we offer during rehab and for life after.

Cost of Rehab in Scotland

Understandably the next question is, how much does rehab Scotland cost?

While prices can vary greatly, our partner rehab in Scotland, Nova Recovery, has an average starting price for each common duration of stay at Nova but do note, these prices can vary and do fluctuate rather frequently so they are subject to change. Nonetheless, you can expect a price for 7 Nights starting from £4,125.

Do note, that we do in fact have other rehabs around the UK that could be better suited to your budget, so do get in touch to find out how we can help further with tailoring a treatment plan according to your needs and budget.

The Benefits of In-patient Rehab in Scotland

While the prospect of taking the leap to sobriety is a daunting one, we are here to put your mind at ease.

The overall intensity is greater within in-patient settings, which is why recovery rates are so positive. With that in mind, here are some of the most significant benefits that are unique to private, inpatient care.

Structured Environment

Inpatient rehab provides a highly structured and controlled environment that minimises exposure to triggers and temptations associated with substance use.

24/7 Supervision and Support

Patients in inpatient rehab receive around-the-clock supervision and support from trained medical and counselling staff. This continuous care ensures that individuals can access help whenever they need it, helping to manage cravings and alike difficulties that may arise.

Detoxification Services: We can organise admission to a recognised detox clinic for medically supervised detox programs to help individuals safely and comfortably withdraw from drugs or alcohol.

Individualised Treatment Plans

Inpatient rehab programs typically involve the development of personalised treatment plans tailored to each patient’s specific needs. This individualised approach addresses the unique factors contributing to their addiction and mental health issues.

Intensive Therapies

Inpatient rehab programs offer a wide range of therapeutic interventions, including individual counselling, group therapy, family therapy, and holistic treatments like art therapy, music therapy, and more. These therapies help individuals gain insights into their addiction, develop coping skills, and address underlying emotional issues.

Peer Support

Inpatient rehab provides an opportunity for patients to connect with others who are facing similar challenges. This peer support can be invaluable, as it helps individuals feel less isolated and more understood, fostering a sense of community and accountability.

Relapse Prevention

Inpatient rehab programs often include relapse prevention education and strategies. Patients learn how to recognise triggers, develop coping mechanisms, and create relapse prevention plans to maintain sobriety after leaving the facility.


Inpatient rehab programs often have strict rules and guidelines that promote accountability. This structure helps patients develop discipline and responsibility, which can be crucial for long-term recovery.

Safe and Supportive Environment

Inpatient rehab facilities are safe spaces where individuals can focus solely on their recovery without the distractions and stressors of everyday life. This creates an environment conducive to healing and self-improvement.


After completing an inpatient program, patients typically receive recommendations for continuing care, such as outpatient treatment, 12-step programs, or sober living arrangements. This helps maintain the progress made during inpatient rehab and provides ongoing support.

Advice for Family and Loved Ones

Having a family member that is suffering from addiction isn’t easy, it is an incredibly difficult fight and it takes a toll on the family unit as a whole.

For this reason, we want to ensure that you’re cared for too.

As well as offering family therapy, when your loved one is in care at a residential rehab, Scotland, it can be hard for you to return to the ‘normal’ life that you had prior to addiction taking over.

We encourage you to seek support and guidance for yourself while your loved one is receiving treatment. Emotionally, addiction and watching loved ones suffer evidently creates some level of stress on the family, so if you’re in need of help to cope don’t hesitate to contact your GP or seek help from some of these free helplines.


FRANK is not only free help for the people who are suffering from addiction, but also those who are their family, friends or carers of them.

You can speak to FRANK’s helpline 24/7 on their live chat or phone lines on 03001236600.


Adfam is free help specific to those who care and the family of those who are suffering from addiction. This is a great way to speak to empathetic people who understand and care about what you’re going through.


DrugFAM provides support via email and phone lines on 0300 888 3853 to help people who are being affected by their loved ones addiction to substances or behavioural addictions like gambling.

Families Anonymous

Families Anonymous is based on the same principles as Alcoholics Anonymous. It runs support meetings for the family and friends of people with a drug problem.

Email: or call the helpline: 020 7498 4680


Release is a unique service and registered charity that offers expertise and advice on drugs and drug law. It is a non-judgemental specialist advice service that distributes advice to both public and professionals.


Frequently Asked Questions

Is Asana Lodge far Away from Scotland?

While yes, Asana Lodge is a distance from Scotland, Nova Recovery, our other partner facility is in Scotland so you don’t have to travel far at all.

You actually have the choice to choose between getting away and escaping Scotland to luxury down south at Asana, or you can still have all the benefits of recovering in Luxury at our Nova Recovery facility.

See below where Nova is for a closer look.


How Do I Avoid Relapse After Rehab?

Avoiding relapse is something you learn over time. Environmental triggers like stressful life events or even people casually asking “would you like to go for a drink?” are all triggers that sometimes cannot be avoided.

That being said, we equip you in rehab to be able to cope with these triggers once you leave, plus, by keeping to your therapy schedules every week you’re consistently working on recovery and will grow stronger eventually, being able to confidently say no to the substance or addiction that once had control of you.

Recovery is a journey, and it will continue once you have left rehab so long as you work at it, but don’t worry, we’ll still be there to help you for the year after you leave us.


How Do I Stage an Intervention for a Loved One Who Has an Addiction

Staging an intervention is nerve wracking, especially if whoever you’re staging it for is in denial about their addiction or is particularly aggressive.

It isn’t easy, but with the right guidance, we’re sure that you will be able to achieve it. We’re here to help you do just that, and to understand that there is light at the end of the tunnel.

With our help, we can help you stage an intervention and help you to help them.


Get in Touch

If you’re ready to help yourself, or help a family member, choose us from the private rehab centres, Scotland. We’re here to get those suffering from addiction back on their feet and on the road to sobriety for life.

Call us today on 01908 489 421 for more information, or fill out one of our contact forms.