Drug & Alcohol Rehab Centres in Blackpool
Addiction Helper advises substance abusers and their families regarding the options they have for treatment, counselling and support. This leads to questions we are more than happy to answer. Whether clients want to know more about alcohol and drug rehab in Blackpool or they just have a few questions about detox, we are more than happy to spend whatever time is necessary to give them the information.
Where detox is concerned, there are more options than most people realise. The more options people have to choose from, the more likely they are to agree to get help for substance abuse or addiction. And that’s what drug and alcohol rehab in Blackpool is all about: getting help to those who want and need it.
In this article, you will learn about the numerous options for detox. If you have any more questions, don’t hesitate to contact Addiction Helper and speak with one of our fully trained counsellors. All our services are completely free and absolutely confidential.
Outpatient Alcohol Rehab in Blackpool
The first form of detox is associated with outpatient drug and alcohol rehab in Blackpool. It is called ‘outpatient’ because patients leave, or ‘go out’ from, treatment facilities at the end of each day’s treatments. An outpatient detox programme would consist of visiting a local clinic every day for 5 to 7 days of treatment.
Outpatient detox is medically supervised to a certain degree. In most cases, that means daily medical assessments by a registered nurse or doctor who might also prescribe certain medications to ease the withdrawal process. One good example would be prescribing methadone to help heroin addicts slowly withdraw.
Medical personnel who administer outpatient detox expect that their patients will also seek additional help and support along the way. That might include group support participation, professional counselling, and other therapies designed to give patients some sort of outlet that keeps them away from alcohol and drugs.
Home Detox before Starting Rehab in Blackpool
A specialised form of outpatient detox is known as home detox. This kind of detox requires a particular kind of home environment to be successful. Still, patients whose doctors believe they would benefit from outpatient detox but have no means of accessing it may be candidates for a home programme.
Home detox requires a fully supportive home environment – including others who live in the home. Under this arrangement, a registered nurse visits the home on a daily basis through the first few days in order to monitor the patient’s health and administer any prescription medications. The visits are less frequent as the patient progresses through detox.
Inpatient Drug Rehab in Blackpool
The second form of detox is related to inpatient alcohol and drug rehab in Blackpool. It is called ‘inpatient’ because patients remain in, or at, the treatment facility for the duration of their treatments. This form of care is also known as residential treatment.
In a residential setting, detox is medically supervised by doctors and registered nurses. A patient’s health is constantly monitored just in case an emergency arises, and prescription medications may be used to ease withdrawal symptoms if appropriate.
The main advantage of inpatient detox is that it can be completed much more quickly. The standard residential detox is over within 5 to 7 days; outpatient or home detox can be quite a bit longer under some circumstances. Unfortunately, there are substance abusers and addicts who begin outpatient detox programme and never quite finish it.
‘Quick’ Detox for Drugs or Alcohol
The third form of detox and one we do not recommend without serious consideration of all the options is known as ‘quick’ detox. This type of detox gets its name from the fact that it can be completed in as little as 3 to 5 days. Proponents of quick detox believe that through the use of intravenous vitamins and minerals they can substantially reduce the time needed for detox and recovery.
Quick detox is not necessarily out of the question in every case of substance abuse. For some people, it may prove rather effective as the first step toward rehab. However, we urge our clients to be very cautious about quick detox.
It may be entirely possible for someone to completely detox from drugs and alcohol in 3 to 5 days. But it’s not the norm. The chemicals in addictive substances tend to linger a bit longer than a 3-to-5-day detox programme accounts for. More importantly, though, drug and alcohol rehab goes well beyond mere detox.