Drug and Alcohol Detox in London

Published by Raffa Bari

Detox is the 1st step in a rehabilitation programme where your body is cleansed from drugs or alcohol. Find out how you can safely detox in London in our rehab clinic.

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Drug and Alcohol Detox London

The drug and alcohol detox process have a lot of misconceptions surrounding it that put a lot of people off from taking one of the most crucial steps toward long term recovery.

Suppose you are looking into a drug and alcohol detox in London. In that case, there is some key information you should know in order to feel comfortable with the detox process and the treatment plan that it involves.


What is a Drug and Alcohol Detox?

To put it simply, a drug and alcohol detox is a process that allows your body to rid itself of toxins which include all drugs and alcohol in your system.

So long as it is done correctly, the drug and alcohol detox process is perfectly safe and is considered to be the first step of a traditional treatment plan in a drug and alcohol rehab centre in London.

The drug and alcohol detox process can take anywhere from ten days to a month to complete. It simply depends on the kind of care you will need based on your addiction and background.

The drug and alcohol detox process is needed because of the biological effects of an addiction.

An addiction is formed due to substance abuse becoming a perceived biological need by your brain. When you first start abusing drugs or alcohol, you cause your brain to experience a rush of dopamine. In return, you feel pleasure that you will come to associate with your substance of choice.

As time goes on, your body will begin to build a tolerance to the drugs and alcohol, causing you to need to take more and more in order to experience that same rush of dopamine that you once did.

Eventually, your brain will believe that it needs drugs and alcohol in order to produce any dopamine, and it will begin to crave your substance of choice in order to produce the much-needed chemical. If these cravings are ignored, you will experience withdrawal symptoms.

Withdrawal symptoms are a standard part of the drug and alcohol detox process as it is your body reacting to the lack of drugs and alcohol in its system. Unfortunately, the withdrawal symptoms are also what cause the misconceptions surrounding the drug and alcohol detox process.

Many people believe that thanks to tv and movies that, the drug and alcohol detox process will involve you being locked away until you are able to sweat out all the drugs and alcohol in your system over the course of a few days.

As with any medical process, it is not that simple and copying what you see in the media is incredibly dangerous and should never be done.

A drug and alcohol detox should only ever be done in a fully licensed medical facility where you can receive proper care and supervision.

This is because you will be experiencing any of the following withdrawal symptoms:

  • Headache
  • Migraine
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Chills
  • Hot flashes
  • Irritability
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Paranoia
  • Goosebumps
  • Hives
  • Diarrhoea
  • Fever
  • Hallucinations
  • Light sensitivity

In some cases, you may also experience withdrawal-induced seizures, which, if not treated, can be very dangerous.

That is why a correctly and safely done drug and alcohol withdrawal will have you monitored 24 hours a day by a team of fully qualified medical staff who can monitor your progress. They can also, depending on the substance you are detoxing from, provide you with various medications to relive the withdrawal symptoms should they prove too much for your body to handle.


Why a Drug and Alcohol Detox is Needed?

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A detox is an important part of the journey to long term recovery because when you are living with a drug and alcohol addiction, you won’t just experience withdrawal symptoms during a detox.

Withdrawal symptoms occur when you go an extended period of time without any drugs or alcohol and, as explained above, can be very dangerous for your health.

A drug and alcohol detox can take away this risk, as once it is completed, you won’t experience withdrawal symptoms again unless you abuse drugs or alcohol again.

The drug and alcohol detox also offers a fresh start.

When it is done alongside other treatment options, such as what is found in a drug and alcohol rehab centre in London, it allows you to focus.

Traditionally the drug and alcohol detox will come before the therapy sessions so that you are able to focus without the distraction of cravings or the worry of experiencing any more withdrawal symptoms.

It gives many people a new lease on life and opens the pathway for achieving long term recovery.


Options for Drug and Alcohol Detox in London

Suppose you are interested in doing a drug and alcohol detox in London. In that case, you do have a few options available to you through Cassiobury Court drug and alcohol rehab centres.

To begin with, you do have the option to do the drug and alcohol detox process in the comfort of your own home. An at-home detox is done through remote monitoring. It is often preferred by people who cannot afford a traditional detox or have other obligations keeping them at home.

There is also the option of an NHS drug and alcohol detox in one of their facilities or a private option with us at Cassiobury Court drug and alcohol rehab centres in London.

We are able to offer you top-quality care that will ensure your safety and comfort at every step of the drug and alcohol detox process. We have years of experience providing this care all across the UK, and with our privately run facilities, you are ensured personalised one to one care.

We are here to answer any questions you may have about the drug and alcohol detox process. You can call 01923 369 161 to talk to a member of our staff. Or, if you prefer, you can also email us at info@cassioburycourt.com with any questions you may have.

We are here to help you so that you can focus on taking the necessary steps to one day achieve long term recovery or just reduce the number of drugs and alcohol you regularly take.

Raffa Bari

Raffa Bari - Author

CQC Registered Manager

Raffa manages the day to day caring services here at Cassiobury Court. Dedicated to the treatment and well being of our visitors she is an outstanding mental health coach registered with BAAT (British Association of Art Therapists). Raffa has outstanding experience in managing rehabs across the country and is vastly experienced at helping people recover from drug and alcohol addictions.

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