Detox from Alcohol or Opiates

The average detox done comfortably will take around 14 days.

Detox from Alcohol or Opiates – Alcohol Detox

Most of the alcohol rehabilitation centres we use throughout the UK will use Librium (Chlordiazepoxide) to detox a client from Alcohol. This will replace the alcohol their body. Also used is Carbamazepine (Tegretol). This in turn is used to safeguard clients against Alcohol withdrawal seizures which are very common with alcohol withdrawal if not done properly. All clients are always assessed before and prior to any detox treatment.

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Detox from Alcohol or Opiates – Opiates Detox

The most commonly used drugs when detoxing from opiates are Lofexidine, Methadone, Subutex and in some cases DF118’s, whichever is best for the client. All medicines are only administered by a doctor experienced in this field. Each client’s detox is different as they are tailored to each individual needs. The same as any detox, the client is always assessed before and prior to any detox treatment to determine.

Detox from Alcohol or Opiates – Librium Detox

The doctor needs to determine the dose appropriate for the client based on withdrawal symptoms. This is done using the CIWA-Ar which stands for “Clinical Institute Withdrawal Assessment of Alcohol Scale”. This takes into account the clients weight, height and how much alcohol is normally being consumed by the client.

In some cases there may be medical reasons why the client should not be using Librium. These are things like liver failure which sadly is common amongst alcoholics. In these cases the centres doctors will subscribe other alternative medicines. Whatever happens, our centres can detox you.

The other medicines given to clients during a tailored medical detox are:

Pabrinex I.M. this is administered on a daily bases for 5 days followed by Thiamine and Vitamin B which is given to the client for the rest of their detox and is carried on for 2 weeks after their discharge.

Female Clients

Detox from Alcohol or Opiates – In the case of females, and as with all drug and alcohol rehab centres, females are tested for pregnancy before they are given any medication. If a female client is pregnant or known to be pregnant before being admitted to a rehab centre, then a letter from the females Consultant Obstetrician will be needed, stating it is safe to start her detox.

As well as a tailored medical detox, a lot of our centres offer the following;

  • Auricular Acupuncture to reduce stress and anxiety.
  • Massage for removing aches and pains. These may occur during detox.
  • 24 hours care and suicide or self-harm watch if needed.
  • Involvement in the 12 step programme recognised and used right across the UK.
  • To help with sleep patterns we offer herbal teas.
  • Support from peers 24 hours a day.

Detox from Alcohol or Opiates – We stress this on ALL our websites, DO NOT try to detox yourself at home without medical help and advice as in can bring on fits, seizures, strokes, and in some cases be fatal.

Detox from Alcohol or Opiates – If you or a loved one needs help with a drugs or alcohol addiction, call our team today for immediate help and advice. We are here 24 hours a day and look forward to your calls. Our team can be called on Tel: 0845 3881 543 or Mobiles call 07811 606 606 or email us at