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Detoxification

Detoxification (detox) is the medically assisted withdrawal of a substance of dependence.

The treatment aims to reduce the discomfort and risks associated with ‘coming off’ drugs or alcohol. Detoxification is normally offered as part of a planned package of care. You will be supported before, during and after the treatment. The preparation time will depend on your needs and the actual detoxification will last between three and ten days. Detox’s can happen at home in the community or as an inpatient in a hospital or residential clinic.


Inpatient Detoxification

Inpatient detoxification (detox) can help to become free of drugs and/or alcohol in a safe, supportive environment, and provides support to remain abstinent with a relapse prevention plan agreed prior to the start of the detox. Inpatient detoxification means that it takes place in a hospital or other clinical setting. To access Inpatient detox, a person must be in contact with Turning Point.

They will be allocated a key worker who will assess needs, motivation and level of drug and/or alcohol dependency. Inpatient detoxification can also be carried out as part of a residential programme in a specialist drug and alcohol rehabilitation clinic. To find a Turning Point service near you click here.

You will be supported before, during and after the treatment.

Community detoxification

Turning Point has experienced detox nurses who can assist and supervise a person’s detox at home. There is also access to a limited number of beds in local hospitals. Detoxification can also be carried out as part of a residential programme in a specialist drug and alcohol rehabilitation clinic. To find a Turning Point service near you click here.


Office Address:
Somerset Drug & Alcohol Partnership
Somerset County Council
County Hall (PP B3S 2)
Taunton TA1 4DY
Email:
sdap@somerset.gov.uk
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