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