Detoxification is a medically supervised treatment programme for alcohol or drug addiction designed to purge the body of intoxicating or addictive substances. It is usually the first step in overcoming addiction. For more information on detox, please click here.
The process usually lasts a minimum few days up to a few weeks depending on the type of drugs taken, the amounts, the way it has been administered and the length of time the patient has been using. Detoxification often involves prescribing different medications to help reduce withdrawal symptoms.
Detoxification is the simplest and most straightforward aspect of the treatment: it is the learning process associated with staying off drugs which proves to be the most traumatic episode. That is when our residential programme becomes so effective.
Our intensive primary care programmes include detoxification as part of the recovery process. It enables patients to stabilise the physical withdrawal symptoms in a discreet and relaxed environment. For more information on primary care please click here.
Upon admission, the client undergoes a comprehensive assessment process, allowing a personalised treatment plan to be created. Our team of professionals will all contribute to the plan which incorporates psychological input as well as addressing physical needs.This approach will provide invaluable specialist support to ensure a safe and productive recovery.
For more information on our secondary care services, please click here.