Completing a period of detoxification prior to commencing the rehabilitation programme at Gladstones ensures our clients the best chance of achieving a full recovery from their addictions.
Unsupervised detoxification can be dangerous, as sudden stoppage of drugs or alcohol can trigger potentially fatal symptoms. Our team at Gladstones works closely with trusted partners to provide our clients with a tailored, safe, comfortable, medically supervised detox programme in a relaxed environment.
Our Detox programme involves taking a short course of medicine which helps prevent the unpleasant withdrawal symptoms when drugs and alcohol are no longer being consumed. The primary goal of our programme is to rid the body of toxins at a safe and comfortable level and prepare our clients for the rehabilitation stage. Some clients cope quite easily, whilst others will find it more challenging. Gladstones will ensure the detox period is made as comfortable 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 to help stop addictive behaviours. The medication simply helps our patients feel better whilst their body readjusts to not having alcohol or drugs.The programme will be reviewed on a daily basis and adapted as necessary to respond to each clients individual needs.
Initially, each of our clients is assessed to determine the most appropriate medications and therapies for their unique circumstances. Comprehensive medical support, including experienced support staff, will be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.