At Addiction Helper, we’re committed to finding you the right detox program for your specific addiction, whether it be alcohol, illegal drug or prescription medication abuse.
Detoxification is the first step towards recovery for alcohol and drug addiction. The drug detox and alcohol detox process, also known as withdrawal, removes alcohol or drugs from the system and should be undertaken in a medically-monitored environment. We would never recommend that anyone tried to withdraw from alcohol or drugs without professional help. Detoxing without close medical supervision can be painful and physically dangerous. Remember that alcohol or drug use is more than a habit. It’s an addiction. The individual doesn’t just feel compelled psychologically to use; he or she develops a physical dependence. When use is stopped abruptly, the body goes into shock. The individual will experience symptoms of withdrawal, which vary depending on the substance used and for how long it’s been used. It’s important to manage this withdrawal properly in a safe environment.
Detox alone is unlikely to result in the long-term recovery of an alcohol or drug-addicted individual. It’s just the beginning of the recovery process. Once an individual has successfully undergone detox, he or she will be ready to start the real rehabilitation program, either in a residential treatment centre or as an outpatient. They’ll get the psychological support they require to address the real issues behind their addiction and to help them develop strategies to avoid relapse.
Detox is most effectively carried out as part of a rehabilitation program in a residential treatment centre. Experienced staff will develop an individual program for every client to ensure that they receive the very best physical and psychological care during detox. At Addiction Helper, we work with some of the most successful private rehab clinics in the UK and internationally. All are certified by the Care Quality Commission and we visit them regularly to make sure that they comply with our own stringent regulations. You can be assured that we’ll find the most appropriate detox facility for your circumstances or those of your loved one.
We know that a residential alcohol detox isn’t suitable or practical for everyone. The addict might have family commitments or a real worry about losing their job. Or they may not be able to afford to go into a rehabilitation clinic. But we don’t want anyone with alcohol or drug issues to struggle on alone and that’s why we offer home detox programs as an alternative to residential detox. We have a team of fully qualified medical staff who will help individuals withdraw from drugs or alcohol safely, comfortably and in the familiar environment of their own home.
So what does this involve? After an initial assessment, we’ll devise a detox program tailored to the individual. We’ll arrange for a doctor to be on hand and for a mental health nurse to visit or stay through the entire detox process, as necessary. We’ll organise counselling support for the addict and their family members and will advise on post-detox rehabilitation.