This is simply a way of removing drugs or alcohol from the body in a medically safe way. We replace drugs or alcohol with medicine to stop you from carving and make you feel as comfortable as possible. While removing the substance from your body. This is all done at one of our 5 residential rehab centres.
If you decide you would just like a medical detox, then without a residential rehab programme afterwards with proper care and attention. The patient will almost certainly go back to drink or drugs. The patient needs help getting over the psychological aspects of addiction.
Powder Cocaine, Crack Cocaine. LSD and Cannabis are just a few of the drugs which will not need a medical detox. In these cases we will give the patient medicine to help restore there natural sleep pattern and restore there appetite.
This needs to be handled very carefully as it can be fatal if not. NEVER ATTEMPT TO DETOX YOURSELF or anyone else, without medical advice. A medical detox will be between 7 and 14 days (Methadone much longer depending on the dosage you are on) depending on how old the patient is, how long they have an addiction, how much they weigh, the type of substance they have been taking, there physical health etc.
If you would like more details anything else related to rehabilitation, please feel free to contact us in complete confidence on 0845 3881 543 or Mobiles call 07811 606 606.