At all our StreetScene alcohol rehab centres we can provide a medically assisted detox for clients that have become dependent on alcohol. If you have been using alcohol daily for some time you may have become physically addicted to it and coming off alcohol without a medical detox could life threatening.
A detox from alcohol is given to limit the amount of discomfort the person feels during full withdrawals. A detox is not a substitute for the effects caused by alcohol and is only prescribed over a short period time to enable the person to lose their physical addiction to the drug alcohol.
As part of a full alcohol dependency recovery programme StreetScene offers inpatient medically assisted detox for clients that have become dependent and need help with withdrawing from alcohol. We only offer a alcohol detox as part of our full residential (or day) rehab treatment program and after the person has been detoxed they would be expected to take part in all the alcohol rehab centre treatment to give them the best chance of staying sober when they leave. Learning how to live and enjoy life without the use of alcohol is the main aim of StreetScene addiction treatment care plans.
By using a medically assisted detox from StreetScene you have a better chance at coming off alcohol. Avoid the painful withdrawal symptoms that block so many drinkers from sobering up and starting a new way of life.
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A medically assisted alcohol detox from StreetScene is one which is done using the professional help of a GP who has experience treating people who have become addicted to using alcohol. The patient will be prescribed based on their personal alcohol addiction level and health history. Detox drugs used for people addicted to alcohol depend on the individual; their health and their GP consultation. Main alcohol detoxification drugs can include:
(All Detox is subject to screening for suitability)
When withdrawing from the drug alcohol you may experience some emotional / mental withdrawal symptoms such as:
Anxiety, Restlessness, Irritability, Insomnia, Poor concentration, Depression, Social isolation
Critical Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms
WARNING: A heavy alcohol dependence can produce the most dangerous physical withdrawal. Suddenly stopping alcohol without a medically assisted and supervised detox can lead to seizures, strokes, or heart attacks. A medically supervised detox from StreetScene can minimize your withdrawal symptoms and reduce the risk of any dangerous complications occurring. Dangerous symptoms of alcohol withdrawal are:
Grand mal seizures, Heart attacks, Strokes, Hallucinations, Delirium tremens (DTs)
General Physical Withdrawal Symptoms
There will be some physical withdrawal symptoms when coming off alcohol, most of which a medical detox will subdue and these are:
Sweating, Racing heart, Palpitations, Muscle tension, Tightness in the chest, Difficulty breathing, Tremor, Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT COMING OFF ALCOHOL
It is extremely important to understand that a medically assisted alcohol detox is only the initial stage in treating alcohol dependency. A detox helps stabilise any withdrawal symptoms allowing the patient the chance to take part and get involved in the therapeutic interventions that StreetScene treatment centres provide. Without the full treatment program offered by StreetScene there is little chance of sustained long-term sobriety.
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