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Detox from Alcohol or Opiates

Detox from Alcohol or Opiates

Detox from Alcohol or Opiates

Detox from Alcohol or Opiates – Alcohol Detox

Detox from Alcohol or Opiates. Our alcohol rehabilitation centres throughout the UK will use medication to detox a client from Alcohol. This will replace the alcohol their body. Also used is other medication. 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.

Detox from alcohol and opiates – Opiate detox

The most commonly used drugs when detoxing from opiates are used in our rehab centres. First of all we work with the client on 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

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 the regular medication. 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

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

Detox from Alcohol or Opiates

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.

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.

Detoxification, or detox, from alcohol or opiates should ideally be conducted under medical supervision to ensure safety and minimise potential complications. Detoxing from alcohol or opiates can lead to withdrawal symptoms that can range from mild to severe, and in some cases, life-threatening.

Alcohol Detox: Alcohol detoxification should be approached with caution due to the potential for severe withdrawal symptoms. Delirium tremens (DTs) is a severe form of alcohol withdrawal that can be life-threatening. Symptoms of alcohol withdrawal can include tremors, anxiety, sweating, hallucinations, seizures, and changes in blood pressure or heart rate.

Opiate Detox: Opiate detoxification can also be challenging due to the intensity of withdrawal symptoms. Common opiates include heroin, morphine, codeine, and prescription painkillers such as oxycodone and hydrocodone. Opiate withdrawal symptoms can include body aches, sweating, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, anxiety, insomnia, and intense cravings.

Here are some key considerations for detoxing from alcohol or opiates:

  1. Medical supervision: Given the potential risks and complications, it is strongly recommended to undergo detoxification under medical supervision. Healthcare professionals can assess your specific situation, monitor your vital signs, manage symptoms, and provide appropriate medications or interventions if necessary.
  2. Inpatient detoxification: Inpatient detoxification programs provide 24/7 medical monitoring and support in a controlled environment. They can offer a range of services to manage withdrawal symptoms and provide emotional support during the detox process.
  3. Medication-assisted detox: In certain cases, medications may be prescribed to help manage withdrawal symptoms and reduce cravings. Medications such as benzodiazepines or certain drugs like methadone or buprenorphine can be used in medically supervised detox programs.
  4. Outpatient detoxification: In some cases, individuals with milder withdrawal symptoms may be suitable for outpatient detoxification. This involves regular visits to a healthcare provider or addiction specialist for monitoring and support during the withdrawal process.
  5. Holistic support: Detoxification is just the first step in the recovery process. It’s important to have a comprehensive plan in place for ongoing treatment and support, which may include therapy, counselling, support groups, and other resources to address the underlying issues related to addiction.

It’s important to consult with healthcare professionals, addiction specialists, or treatment centres to determine the most appropriate detoxification approach based on your individual circumstances. They can guide you through the process, help manage withdrawal symptoms, and provide ongoing support for a successful recovery.

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: 07811 606 606 or email us at

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