Moorpark Drug & Alcohol Rehab, Scotland

How We Treat

Alcohol Rehab

“When you can stop, you don’t want to. And when you want to stop, you can’t. That’s addiction.” – Anonymous

What is alcohol rehab?

Recovery is absolutely available to you, just as it has been to many others. 75% of people recover from addiction, which is a hugely positive statistic. However, successful recovery is rarely achieved alone. In fact, recovery is around 70% more likely through residential rehab treatment than engaging only in the 12-step-programme.

Alcohol rehab is a safe, client-centred space for wellness where you can recover from alcohol dependency while benefiting from medical and psychological care. Alcohol rehab generally consists of a detox, rehab programme and aftercare. Detox is the process of becoming chemically independent, guiding the body from addiction before moving forward with holistic treatment, and looking at the deeper issues of dependency. A priority in treating addiction is exploring and healing underlying emotional wounding that is leading to an addictive lifestyle. The nurturing, judgement-free rehab environment also allows the client the time and space to take ownership of their addiction, and recognise they are responsible for their own recovery.

An alcohol rehab programme is residential, meaning the client will be accommodated for a period of time and engage in treatments tailored to their own circumstances and needs. Rehab is usually the first port of call for a real journey to recovery and combines a series of therapies with the aim of providing a strong foundation for moving onwards. The use of group therapy in rehab also means that you are able to develop a support network, which can lead to deep and meaningful connections, increasing your chances of successful recovery.

When your residential treatment is complete, it’s important to engage in an aftercare programme. It takes time and guidance to recover fully from addiction, and so in the 12-month period following alcohol rehab, you are given a structure of care that allows you to build on the foundation of treatment, and grow the seeds of long-term recovery.

When does rehab become necessary?

In moderation, studies suggest alcohol can be a healthy part of our social lives. However, alcohol dependency can spiral out of control and have a hugely detrimental effect on:
  • Our mental and physical health
  • Our relationships
  • Our financial wellbeing
  • Our career ambitions and education

Seeing a decline in these elements of your life can help you identify an addiction. Acknowledging you are abusing alcohol can be a difficult realisation to come to, but accepting an addiction is a positive and necessary first step towards change.

Long-term recovery is far more difficult to achieve without support and guidance. The risks of attempting to overcome alcohol addiction independently are:

  • Withdrawal symptoms, which can be severe and dangerous when stopping alcohol suddenly. These include nausea, seizures, anxiety and depression.
  • Lack of support in the early stages of recovery as you attempt to navigate a sober lifestyle alone without structure or support in the face of hurdles.
  • Exposure to triggers in your home environment which can include drug use by friends and family, which include the temptation to relapse.
  • Lack of holistic care including therapy and counselling, which can enlighten you to the unexplored issues underneath your addiction and help you to heal psychologically.
  • Fewer opportunities for sober connection, meaning you may struggle to find social occasions removed from the presence of alcohol. Rehab allows you to form sober connections with fellow clients.

In contrast to independent attempts at recovery, alcohol rehab offers a comprehensive programme designed by medical professionals and supported by decades of research, which means you are far less likely to relapse back into addiction.

Alcohol detox

Usually, alcohol detox is the first step of recovery. The length and nature of this process will depend entirely on your circumstances and condition, how much alcohol you consume, and how long you’ve been alcohol dependent. A medically supervised detox is the safest way to tackle the body’s dependency on alcohol, before a rehabilitation programme offers a more psychological approach.

You can find out more about alcohol detox

Rehabilitation Programme

If you decide to invest in a rehabilitation programme at Moorpark, we will design a completely personalised treatment plan for you. This will depend entirely on your specific needs, condition and background. Our approach is client-centred, employing a highly qualified team within a positive, healing and caring environment. Moorpark is based in a beautiful country estate, surrounded by serene natural grounds. We believe this is the kind of space where anyone should begin to undergo recovery.

Moorpark Clinic

Accessing Treatment

Initial assessment

Addiction is highly personal and sensitive. We want to get to know you before you begin your treatment programme so that we can provide you with the best possible care. It’s important that we find out your full medical history, including your mental health background and any medication you have been prescribed. This allows us to ensure any required medication is available for you when you undergo your programme.

No-one arrives at rehab feeling entirely themselves. We know our clients will be feeling vulnerable, and we respect this vulnerability. Our team of professionals are greatly experienced and aim to make you feel as comfortable as possible.

Following detox, your programme will take a personalised holistic approach, combining different therapies.

Group Therapy

Group therapy is a tried and tested method of psychotherapy in which you are able to share your story and experiences with people who are facing similar struggles to yourself. This builds empathy and provides a pathway to form deep and lasting connections which can be invaluable to long-term recovery.

Dialectical Behavioural Therapy

Dialectical behavioural therapy is a form of psychotherapy that was developed in the 1970s. It is a talking therapy and was the first kind to formally incorporate mindfulness. Adapted from CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy), which prioritises change in behaviour, DBT takes a supportive, humanistic approach which balances the need for change with the need to accept yourself. This is particularly useful in treating alcohol addiction, which requires both.

12 Step Programme

The 12 Steps, originated by Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), takes a spiritual approach to recovery, incorporating the values of honesty, compassion and open-mindedness. Depending on your preferences and values, the 12 steps can be incorporated into your treatment programme.


Completing your treatment programme at rehab is a huge achievement, and clients should take great pride in their commitment to recovery. The 12 months following your time in rehab can offer mixed feelings. On one hand, the beginning of a new and healthier lifestyle is an exciting and hopeful time. On the other hand, it can be anxiety-inducing to embark on recovery without the continuing support and structure of a programme. That’s why it’s important that following rehab, we invite our clients to engage in an aftercare programme of continued care, which acts as a stabilising force as they navigate the challenges of being free of alcohol dependency. This includes weekly meetings with a medical professional or counsellor and telephone support.

Other Treatments

We use a range of complementary therapies and methods. In addition, alcohol is often the primary source of relaxation. These approaches allow the body and mind a much healthier way to relax and make your time at rehab as comfortable as possible.

  • Clients working with a nutritionist, in one-to-one sessions and workshops
  • Biochemical restoration, including NAD+ infusions
  • Psychoeducation
  • Massage and holistic therapies
  • Trans-cranial Electro Stimulation
  • Hydrotherapy tank
  • Yoga
  • Meditation
  • Heart math
  • Consistent medical attention
  • Key working sessions
  • Açu-detox
  • Access to external meetings