The first step to a successful drug detox begins with a comprehensive and accurate assessment of the patient. Our medically-based drug detox centres are staffed by experienced professionals who treat each patient as an individual. An initial evaluation is carried out to ascertain which substances the patient has been using, in what quantities and over what period of time. This information along with other relevant medical information about the patient will enable the treatment centre to select the most effective method of detoxification.
Great care is taken to control the withdrawal symptoms associated with detox. These are never taken lightly and vary from patient to patient. Symptoms can range from life threatening convulsions at their most serious problems such as insomnia, cravings, anxiety or depression. It is for this reason that research has shown that drug addiction treatment that begins with a medically supervised inpatient detox is the best option for an optimum outcome. Our medically qualified staff can deal with all of these withdrawal symptoms and can dispense and administer appropriate safe medication when required. We aim to give the highest level of support during this important initial stage of recovery from drug addiction.
The exact method of detox used to stabilise each patient during withdrawal will depend to a great extent on the type of substance they have been using. Tests will be carried out where necessary to confirm information about drug use. We have links to the most common groups of drugs that are abused in which more specific details are given as to the detox programme suitable for each. Many patients use a combination of drugs and so it is important to consider the specific individual requirements of each patient before embarking on a course of drug treatment rehabilitation starting with a detox. Some clients may not require medication at all but a period of supervision would help their continued recovery.
For more information at any time about the in-patient detox programmes available or for an informal discussion call us at any time. Our fully-trained staff are here to help 24 hours a day.