Benzodiazepine and Alcohol Detox – If you have an addiction to Benzodiazepine and Alcohol get help now. This could save your life. Benzodiazepine and Alcohol Detoxification and Stabilisation Treatment would normally take, to detox, anywhere between 14 and 21 days. As with all detoxes the length of time will vary due to several factors. How long the client has been taking Benzodiazepine and Alcohol, the amount they are taking at the point of coming in for a detox. It also depends on their age, sex, weight etc. There are many factors to take into account when dealing with clients who have a substance abuse problem.

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Benzodiazepine and Alcohol Detox

Benzodiazepine and Alcohol Detox – In a detox centre the client will be assessed prior to coming in and assessed once again before any medication is administered. This way the appropriate amount of medicine can be given. Most rehabilitation centres work under the guidelines from the “Clinical Institute Withdrawal Assessment of Alcohol State” CIWA-Ar. This again takes into account the individuals weight, height and how much they would normally use on a daily basis.

Benzodiazepine and Alcohol Detox – As with most detox centre throughout the UK Librium (Chlordiazepoxide) is initially used for detoxification from alcohol. This is not done by using a fixed dose, but a system triggered regime. This will be used for both Benzodiazepine and Alcohol withdrawal. They may be a reason why a client may not be able to use Librium. This could be due to Liver failure for example. If this is the case, the detox centres will use other medicines administered by their onsite doctors.  Most detox centres in the UK also use Tegretol (Carbamazepine) to stop seizures which are generally caused by withdrawal from alcohol. Pabrinex I.M, is used for 5 days and then Thiamine and Vitamin B is used on a daily basis. This will carry on 2 weeks after the detox has finished.

Benzodiazepine and Alcohol Detox – All female clients are pregnancy tested before any medicine is administered. With female clients who have told the rehabilitation centre they are pregnant, a letter will be needed from their Consultant Obstetrician just to confirm it is safe to detox them. This is standard practice amongst most centres and would need to be done before they attend a centre. Once the individual has completed their detox on Librium, the detox centre will establish whether they need to carry on further with the Benzodiazepine detox or not. If further detoxing is needed for Benzodiazepine, Diazepam with Tegretol (Carbamazepine) will be administered to help against Benzodiazepine seizures due to withdrawal.

Benzodiazepine and Alcohol Detox – For more help and advice on rehabilitation centres, detoxification or any to do with Benzodiazepine or alcohol addiction, call our team on Tel: 0845 3881 543 or Mobiles call 07811 606 606. We are here 24 hours a day, every day.