Drug detoxification is where your body is given enough time to expel all drug residue from your system. Drug detoxification is conducted in a medically controlled environment where our qualified medical team observes your progress 24 hours a day until stabilisation is achieved.
Alcohol is a socially acceptable substance and one that is regularly consumed by the vast majority of adults across the UK. While sensible drinking is considered acceptable, millions of people are regularly drinking more than the recommended daily amount.
When social or habitual drinking has progressed to something more harmful, one of the problems with alcohol consumption is that it is not always easy to spot. Alcohol addiction is an illness that develops over time and those affected rarely realise they have a problem until they are already in a potentially dangerous situation.
Outpatient Treatment– A number of facilities around the country offer outpatient programs addicts can attend during the day. These programs offer a variety of support options including one-on-one counselling, group therapy and maintenance medications.
Detox– There are detox programs available at clinics and hospitals. Detox takes between five and seven days, and forces the body of the addict to get used to life without drugs by separating them from the drugs they normally use. It is recommended that detox never be tried without the help of a professional.
Support Groups– Doctors suggest addicts get in touch with support groups either during or after their initial treatment. Support groups offer addicts the strength that can be found by associating with others who are struggling through the same problems. They also offer accountability to prevent the addict from relapsing.
Scientific research shows that effective treatment addresses the multiple needs of the patient rather than treating addiction alone.  In addition, medically assisted drug detoxification or alcohol detoxification alone is ineffective as a treatment for addiction.  The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) recommends detoxification followed by both medication (where applicable) and behavioral therapy, followed by relapse prevention. According to NIDA, effective treatment must address medical and mental health services as well as follow-up options, such as community or family based recovery support systems. Whatever the methodology, patient motivation is an important factor in treatment success.
For individuals addicted to prescription drugs, treatments tend to be similar to those who are addicted to drugs affecting the same brain systems. Medication like methadone and buprenorphine can be used to treat addiction to prescription opiates, and behavioral therapies can be used to treat addiction to prescription stimulants, benzodiazepines, and other drugs.
Drug rehab facilities help drug addicts prepare to re-enter society. Drug addiction often changes a person’s behavior, which can affect all aspects of his or her life, including work and relationships. In drug rehab, patients do their best to regain their normal lives in a healthy and safe way.
There are many different types of drug rehab facilities. Some specialize in helping patients with a specific drug addiction; others offer a broader range of drug addiction services.
Drug rehab treatment centers often carry the stigma that patients are forced to stay. This stereotype is untrue. Patients in rehab centers are free to leave anytime they choose to. One reason for this is that drug rehab can only be truly effective when the patient has a desire to be there and to change his or her addictive habits. That being said, in instances where individuals are compelled to go to rehab– such as via a court order– the rehab process can still be effective, even if they were initially reluctant to go.
Drug rehab centers range from very basic facilities to luxury treatment. The type of center a patient attends depends upon his or her budget and level of insurance coverage. While luxury centers offer more amenities than basic facilities, they are not always the best treatment. Patients should investigate a rehab facility before making a final decision.
Before entering a rehab facility, patients may have to undergo detox treatment. Once a patient completes detox, he or she is ready for rehab.