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Alcohol and Drug Detox

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Alcohol & Drug Treatments

Alcohol and drug detox treatments are often the first port of call when someone contacts us for help. It of course depends on the depths of their addiction and sometimes, detoxing isn’t necessary. However, this is all down to the individual and we will make an assessment and create a plan from there. Detoxing is a medically controlled way to help you draw back from the things that have you in their hold. Drugs and alcohol are powerful and addictive substances that can be hard to say no to, and to turn your back on. This is why a detox could be the stepping stone into your recovery.

A drug or alcohol detox can be the first and vital step in seeking help for addiction. Professionals will put together a plan based on your needs to help you detox safely, in an environment that is right for you. There are a variety of options and the team will always work with you to find a route that works for you.

It isn’t advised to withdraw from drugs or alcohol or to try and perform your own detox if you are in active addiction, as it can have damaging effects, and withdrawing too soon or in the incorrect way without medical advice and attention, can sometimes be fatal.

Detoxing is the first step to recovery and it is just the start of your journey, but it can help you along the path and the road towards recovery. There are different routes to get there, and there are options for Dayhab based on your needs and wants, but we are committed to helping you reach recovery.

We do get asked a lot why detoxing has to happen before the programme, and it is simply to give you the best chance of recovery and to prepare your body for the change that is coming.

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Some people become dependent on alcohol and drugs to the extent they have withdrawal symptoms when they suddenly stop drinking or using. The effects of withdrawal can be manageable, but in some cases they are severe and even dangerous. If you fall into this category, you will need a medical detox. During your assessment process we will decide whether detox is needed, and if it is, what type would suit you best. 

Help Me Stop can arrange a detox solution to suit your needs via one of our carefully selected providers. You could be suitable for a detox in your own home, or you may be advised to attend a residential centre. Detox for alcohol usually takes between 7-10 days. A drug detox may take longer depending on the substances involved. Once you’ve gone through detox, you’ll be referred back to us to begin your Dayhab programme. 

Detox on its own is not a treatment. And studies show that, on its own, it has no positive effect on long- term sobriety or abstinence. Our aim is to make sure your journey from detox into treatment and recovery is seamless.

Choosing a detox provider

If at assessment it’s decided that you need a detox, we’ll give you a range of options from our preferred providers list, however the final decision will be yours. There are a range of different options to suit your needs, and we have detox options in London, near our Dayhab centres too. We’ll help coordinate your referral to them and liaise with them while you’re in treatment. When you’re ready, we’ll also support your transfer into our care. We are here for you every step of the way to help you move towards addiction recovery.

If you have a problem with alcohol or drugs, or you know someone who does, call us today for a free confidential assessment to discuss treatment needs.