Specialist detoxification

Where people require medical detoxification (controlled withdrawal from addictive substances), our doctors will prescribe specialist detoxification medication that provides a controlled withdrawal at a rate that is comfortable for the client.

  • Alcohol detoxification usually takes place over a period of 14 days, depending on individual clinical assessment.
  • Detox from drugs depends on the type and amount taken and can last between 1 to 4 weeks, although an addiction to prescribed drugs may take longer.

Symptomatic relief is administered by nursing staff using a combination of vitamin replacement, physical and holistic therapies. We also provide specialist detox support through group and one-to-one interventions as part of primary treatment.

Symptomatic prescribing is also available for people who require detoxification from New Psychoactive Substances (NPS).