Detox involves prescription medications that control the withdrawal symptoms that can occur. The medication also helps with sleep issues and helps replace vitamin deficiencies which may have built up over many years of alcohol or substance abuse.
A detox plan can take between 4-14 days and sometimes longer – it depends on the individual.
It is important to find a treatment that is provided by a specialist in this area as there can be complications associated with the detox treatment.
Detox is not a cure for alcohol dependence or substance abuse – it is only the first step in overcoming the problem. It is recommended that a detox is part of a full treatment plan that offers therapeutic and psychological support.
Who can I talk to about a detox programme?
By calling our counselling team in the UK on 0203 326 9160 we will recommend one of our Clinical team who specialises in addictions and detox programmes including alcohol detox, drug detox and detox inpatient services.
They will be able to assess your situation and discuss all the possible options available to you.
If you decide that you are comfortable with your counsellor and that you can speak with them easily, you will start to work with them on your detox plan for recovery.
Calls to us are completely confidential.