Most people who are using or taking drugs will experience some symptoms of withdrawal when they stop using. These can be physical or emotional, including anxiety, paranoia and nervousness.
Physical withdrawal symptoms occur because the body has become dependent on the effects of the specific drugs.
Withdrawal symptoms can be very unpleasant- which leads to craving- and then back to using drugs for relief of the symptoms.
During the pre-admission risk assessment before admission any medical risks are considered along with individual’s suitability for our overall treatment programme.
Medically Assisted Detoxification
On admission the prescribed medication is given when withdrawal symptoms start. More medication is then given (every hour if needed) to ensure that the withdrawal symptoms are well controlled.
The detox symptoms are monitored and more medication given as required particularly if there is any difficulty sleeping.
The rehab's team of professional staff support and monitor residents 24/7 safely though any medically assisted detox minimising any drug or alcohol withdrawal symptoms.
‘Drug detox’ is only the initial stage in the treatment and it is essential that all patients engage fully with the residential rehab treatment programme after detoxification. This will identify underlying emotional issues which caused the addictive behaviours.
Most importantly, the residential rehab treatment programme will give you a plan for a happy, healthy drug-free life.