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Alcohol Detoxification Centres

Rehab 4 Alcoholism refers patients to alcohol detoxification centres throughout the United Kingdom. We offer a comprehensive alcohol rehabilitation service addressing all aspects of addiction treatment. We treat alcohol addiction, alcohol dependency and alcoholism. Alcohol detoxification is the first step in a well-balanced rehabilitation programme. It is essential all alcohol is removed from your system before therapy and counselling begin. Alcohol detoxification is the first major milestone in the journey towards long-term recovery.

During alcohol detoxification prescription medications are offered to ease powerful and dangerous withdrawal symptoms. Alcohol detoxification is a potentially drawn-out process due to complications relating to withdrawal symptoms. Symptoms arise in different forms, some more life-threatening than others. The duration of alcohol detoxification depends heavily on the severity of addicts’ addiction.

What happens before detoxification?

Before alcohol detoxification begins you are subject to initial assessment. A medical officer may request your health records. This is likely if you are deemed at risk of suffering from health complications during detoxification. Our admissions officer collects relevant information. Information is used to draw up your personalised alcohol detoxification plan. You are then able to join a programme within as little as 48 hours following your initial phone call.

What can I expect during detoxification?

Alcohol detoxification commences as soon as you begin rehabilitation. You receive 24-hour a day supervision from a team of qualified medical professionals if you choose residential rehabilitation. Life-threatening withdrawal symptoms are monitored and treated. Alcohol addiction carries physical as well as psychological withdrawal symptoms. Physical withdrawal symptoms due to brain chemical alterations pose the greatest danger during detoxification. To combat symptoms drugs such as Thiamine are offered. Tranquillisers such as Chlordiazepoxide may be offered to treat symptoms such as delirium tremens. Medical staff are on the lookout for complications such as liver damage sustained during the addiction period.

Common withdrawal symptoms

Withdrawal symptoms associated with alcohol detoxification include:

  • Cravings for alcohol
  • Agitation
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Hallucination
  • Delirium tremens
  • Sweating

Our medical staff treat all of the above withdrawal symptoms during treatment. Patient progression is monitored several times throughout the day. Tranquilliser dosages are tapered down as withdrawal symptoms decline.

You are required to move into the treatment centre whilst you receive treatment if you select residential rehabilitation. ‘Addiction triggers’ are thus unavailable while you receive treatment. Alcohol detoxification typically lasts between 9 to 15 days. Chronic alcoholics may take more time for withdrawal symptoms to cease.

What happens after alcohol detoxification?

As soon as withdrawal symptoms stabilise you are able to commence counselling and therapy sessions. Traditional psychotherapy is combined with alternative therapies such as meditation and art therapy.

Call Rehab 4 Alcoholism for fast help

Rehab 4 Alcoholism offers safe and secure alcohol detoxification treatment throughout the United Kingdom. Centres are typically residential in nature and offer a diverse range of treatment plans depending on the severity of addiction and personal wishes of patients. Please call Rehab 4 Alcoholism today by dialling 0800 111 4108

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