Completing a period of Alcohol Detox prior to commencing the rehabilitation programme at Gladstones ensures our clients the best chance of achieving a full recovery from their addiction and or dependency. The importance of this process can not be underestimated, as many who desire to stop drinking find it difficult due to the withdrawal symptoms that can accompany the cessation of chronic alcohol consumption and physical dependency.
Many clients have experienced, or have a fear of facing the often awful sick feelings, trembling, sweating and cravings that can accompany this most important stage of the rehabilitation process. Additionally, unsupervised Alcohol Detox can be dangerous, as sudden stoppage of drugs or alcohol can trigger potentially fatal withdrawal symptoms, such as Delerium Tremens (DTs) which can include hallucinations, anxiety and vomiting. Our experienced team at the private Gladstones Clinic works closely with trusted partners to provide our clients with a tailored, safe, comfortable, medically supervised alcohol detox programme in a relaxed and supportive residential environment.
The private Alcohol Detox Programme at Gladstones involves taking a short course of medication which helps prevent the unpleasant withdrawal symptoms that accompany the period when drugs and alcohol are no longer being consumed and the body is learning to release its’ dependency. The primary goal of our treatment programme is to rid the body of toxins at a safe and comfortable rate and to prepare our clients mentally, emotionally and physically for the rehabilitation stage that follows. Some clients cope quite easily, whilst others will find it more challenging physically and/or emotionally. No matter the reaction, we have been there before and know exactly how to adapt and respond to individual circumstances.
Gladstones will ensure that the alcohol detox period is made as comfortable and supportive for our clients as possible, ensuring they transition smoothly to their second stage of treatment, rehabilitation. Medication alone does not stop the drinking or using drugs, which is why we combine this with other customised strategies and emotional support to help stop addictive and self-destructive behaviours. The medication simply helps our patients to feel better whilst their body readjusts to not having alcohol or drugs in its system in order to feel “normal”. The detoxification programme will be reviewed on a daily basis and adapted as necessary to respond to each clients individual physical and emotional needs.
Initially, each of our clients is assessed on an individual basis to determine the most appropriate medications and therapies for their unique circumstances. Comprehensive medical supervision, including experienced support staff, will be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Questions? Contact us on 0800 774 7024 / help @gladstonesclinic.com
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