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Medically managed withdrawal - more commonly called "detox" - is the first stage of residential rehab treatment. Most drug and all alcohol addictions require a programme of detoxification or 'detox' to remove all traces of drugs and alcohol from the body and to treat the symptoms of withdrawal.
One of our team of Consultant Psychiatrists will prescribe an individual's detoxification plan, tailored to the patient’s needs, and agreed with the patient.
We have over 30 years’ experience in detoxification from drugs and alcohol and we ensure that detox is as safe and comfortable as possible.
Our experienced nursing staff are sensitive to the needs of patients during this difficult time and we provide 24/7 round-the-clock care, support and encouragement. Our detox service is sometimes referred to as 'Tier 4', meaning that all medical care takes place as an inpatient at Castle Craig.
We closely monitor all patients throughout detox until they are stable; easing withdrawal symptoms and reviewing a patient’s care several times a day. A specialist doctor is available exclusively to Castle Craig, onsite, 24 hours a day, seven days a week in case of emergency.
Detoxification is more supportive when there is a shared room environment and in general patients share a bedroom during detoxification although there is provision for single and single en-suite accommodation. After detox patients move to a bedroom which is either single or shared.
Detoxification alone is not enough and will not curb compulsion to drink or use drugs. A combination of individual psychotherapy, group therapy, specialist therapies, educational lectures and complementary therapies (all monitored by our experienced and dedicated medical team) will see a patient through to a full recovery.
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