With a robust back up team we can provide the very highest quality of care and treatment during this vulnerable period.

At all our StreetScene drug rehab centres we can provide a medically assisted withdrawal program.

A detox is given to limit the amount of discomfort the person feels during full withdrawals. A detox is only prescribed over a short period time to enable the person to lose their physical addiction.

A medically assisted detox regime from StreetScene is prescribed by a GP who has extensive experience in the field. Most drug, alcohol and benzodiazepine addictions require some sort of medical detoxification to treat the symptoms of withdrawal. StreetScene is linked with the local medical centre and clients will have a consultation with the GP, to prescribe an individual's detoxification plan, tailored to the client’s needs.

Our experienced rehab staff are sensitive to the needs of clients during this difficult time and we provide 24/7 round-the-clock care, with checks on progress each time medication is dispensed as well as support and encouragement.


Main Benzodiazepine detox drugs depend on the level and type of benzodiazepine drugs prescribed but will generally be a reducing prescription of the same medication over a longer period of time. Alcohol detoxification drugs can include:

  • Chlordiazepoxide
  • Librium
  • Diazepam
    (All detoxes are subject to screening for suitability)


People addicted to heroin depend on the individual; their health and their GP consultation. Main heroin detoxification drugs can include:

  • Buprenorphine (Subutex)
  • Methadone (Dolophine or Methadose)
    (All detoxes is subject to screening for suitability)

We only offer a detox as part of our full residential treatment program and after the person has been detoxed they would be expected to take part in the treatment programme to give them the best chance of staying clean when they leave. Learning how to live and enjoy life without the use of substances is the main aim of StreetScene.

By using a medically assisted detox from StreetScene you have a better chance of getting clean and avoiding the painful withdrawal symptoms that block so many users from cleaning up and starting a new clean life.

When withdrawing from opiates or benzodiazepine you may experience symptoms such as:

Anxiety, Restlessness, Irritability, Insomnia, Poor concentration, Low mood, Social isolation. These can be minimised with a medically assisted detox.


WARNING: A heavy alcohol dependence can produce dangerous physical withdrawal. Suddenly stopping alcohol in these cases without a medically assisted and supervised detox can lead to seizures, strokes, or heart attacks. In severe cases a hospital detox maybe necessary.

In less severe cases a medically supervised detox from StreetScene can minimize your withdrawal symptoms and reduce the risk of any dangerous complications occurring.


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 diarrhoea.

NHS Information on Alcohol Treatment
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The National Health Service (NHS) offers lots of informative advice and information for people looking to come of alcohol.