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.
CRITICAL ALCOHOL WITHDRAWAL SYMPTOMS
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.
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 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.