Published by John Gillen | Last updated: 27th June 2023

Have you sadly found yourself struggling with a drug or alcohol addiction?

Have you recently come across the treatment that is commonly administered throughout rehabilitation?  Are you curious to find out more about detoxification and detoxification treatment?

If you are hoping to find out more about detoxification and detoxification treatment at Cassiobury Court, we have provided a wealth of information for you to review below.

However, if you would prefer to speak to us directly to discuss our detoxification treatment, please call us on 01923 369 161.


What is detoxification?

In simple terms, detoxification is the process of removing harmful toxins that are often administered throughout addictions from the body and brain.

As substances such as drugs and alcohol are consumed, the body and brain essentially become reliant on the toxins that are administered.  As the body and brain become reliant on said toxins, substances are craved, and an addiction gradually develops.

In order to withdraw safely from substances, detoxification treatment is required. Although many believe that they can withdraw from substances independently without professional treatment, this is not safe, nor is it recommended.  Regrettably, individuals that attempt to withdraw and detox on their own are at much greater risk of relapsing.

However, when detoxification treatment is administered in a rehab, such as our own, it is entirely safe and successful. In fact, those that encounter detoxification in a rehab centre are less likely to experience a relapse in the future and are more likely to go on to make a long-term recovery free from the shackles of addiction.


How Is Detoxification Treatment Administered?

At Cassiobury Court, we offer a medically induced detoxification programme to individuals that attend our private residential rehab for drug and alcohol addiction treatment.

As touched on above, when administered in our centre, detoxification is entirely safe.  It is also designed with the individual in question in mind to ensure that the detoxification treatment is suitable.

In order to determine the detoxification treatment that you require, an initial admission assessment will be conducted upon your arrival at our centre.  This assessment will enable our team to understand the physical and psychological impact your addiction has had on you and will also ensure that we can assess the severity of your substance addiction.

Upon assessing your addiction’s severity, our medical staff will create a bespoke prescription for your detoxification treatment.  Upon doing so, our team of trained recovery workers will ensure all of your clinical and medical requirements are fulfilled.


Why Is Detoxification An Essential Part In Addiction Recovery?

Administered by one of our medical professionals, detoxification is the first stage in any rehabilitation treatment programme and typically commences on the first day of our addiction treatment programmes.

Detoxification is an essential part of addiction recovery as it enables an individual to withdraw from the substance they have become addicted to and begin to recuperate and recover.

As toxins are removed from the body and brain, detoxification also ensures that individuals are once again able to think clearly without relying on drugs or alcohol. In turn, detoxification prepares those in recovery for rehabilitation and therapy.


Will I Experience Any Withdrawal Symptoms?

If you have previously researched detoxification and the treatment administered throughout a rehabilitation programme, you may have realised that withdrawal symptoms often arise throughout detoxification.

As you progress through detoxification, it is entirely normal for you to experience various withdrawal symptoms.  However, it should be noted that the severity of your withdrawal symptoms will be entirely dependent on your addiction.

For example, the detoxification stage of rehab recovery can vary greatly depending on the substance that you have become addicted to.

To provide you with a greater insight into the withdrawal symptoms that commonly come to light throughout detoxification treatment, we have listed just a few below.

  • Headaches
  • Nausea
  • Insomnia
  • Muscle cramps
  • Body aches
  • Sweating
  • Hold and cold flushes
  • Increased levels of anxiety
  • Hallucinations


What Support Will I Have During Detoxification?

At Cassiobury Court, we understand that the withdrawal symptoms that often come hand-in-hand with detoxification can be somewhat unpleasant.  They can also leave individuals feeling uncomfortable, anxious and worried.

As a result, we ensure that all of our patients are provided with around-the-clock care and support throughout detoxification.

If your withdrawal symptoms are unbearable, we can also provide you with various medical treatments that will gradually reduce the intensity of the symptoms you encounter.


How Long Does Detoxification Typically Last For?

Detoxification at Cassiobury Court can range from 7 -28 days.  However, it should be noted that the severity of an individual’s addiction, the substance that has been administered and the ramifications of the addiction will all contribute to the length of time that an individual will require detoxification treatment for.

As you enter our rehabilitation centre and undergo your medical assessment, our team will provide you with an estimation of how long you will be subject to detoxification treatment for.


Detoxification At Cassiobury Court

At Cassiobury Court, we employ a wide range of approved detoxification medications which are all governed by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE).

All of our doctors and the treatments fully comply with the governing recommendations to help ensure you are in the best hands during the rehab programme.


Contact Us Today To Find Out More

If you would like to find out more about detoxification and the detoxification process, please do not hesitate to contact us.  Our admission team is on hand to ensure that your questions are answered to provide you with a greater insight into the treatment you may encounter should you attend our residential rehab centre.

Likewise, if you are worried that a loved one has become dependent on substances such as drugs and alcohol and are hoping to find out more about the treatment that is readily available to them via our private drug and alcohol rehab, please feel free to make contact with us.

You can either call us on 01923 369 161 or email

John Gillen

John Gillen - Author Last updated: 27th June 2023

John Gillen is a leading addiction treatment expert with over 15 years of experience providing evidence-based treatment methods for individuals throughout the UK. John also co-authors the book, The Secret Disease of Addiction, which delves into how the addictive mind works and what treatment techniques work best.