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Alcohol detox treatment

At the point where you, or someone you know, has become physically dependent on alcohol, a clinical alcohol detox is the safest and most comfortable way to withdraw from alcohol and break the cycle of active alcoholism.

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At the point where you, or someone you know, has become physically dependent on alcohol, a clinical alcohol detox is the safest and most comfortable way to withdraw from alcohol and break the cycle of active alcoholism.

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+- What is an alcohol detox?

An alcohol detox is a relatively straightforward and painless process, albeit one that needs to be carried out in a suitable environment in order that withdrawal symptoms can be safely managed, an alcohol rehab is an ideal environment for this.

At Delamere our team comprises doctors, nurses, therapists and support workers as well as experts by experience, who themselves have recovered from alcohol addiction. This 24 hour resource, coupled with the fact that we operate out of a purpose built facility means we are able to offer alcohol detox programmes that are not only safer but also more comfortable than many offered by UK providers.

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+- Alcohol dependency

Most people who stay at Delamere because alcohol has become an issue need an alcohol detox, and we recommend that the cleansing process takes place before rehabilitation, to remove the problem area prior to subsequent treatment.

Naturally, you’ll want to understand what’s happening and what the best way forward looks like. Delamere can help. We offer residential treatment programmes specifically aimed at helping participants overcome both the physical and psychological aspects of alcohol withdrawal and associated problems. Everything we do here is focused on achieving positive outcomes and ensuring that participants are able to overcome and grow beyond addiction.

+- What can you expect with alcohol detox at Delamere?

  • A health screening from our specialist substance misuse Doctor
  • Access to our fully qualified nursing team, who will care for you 24 hours a day
  • Medication (if required) to alleviate any withdrawal symptoms
  • Plenty of rest, recuperation and nourishment
  • Your own private room with en-suite facilities
  • To socialise in client lounges with others who’ve been through the same process
  • A deliberately light introduction to therapy
  • To start feeling better, quicker than you might expect
  • Access to our gym, gardens and forest surroundings when you are physically fit

+- Alcohol detox at home vs. rehab

Attempting to detox at home, alone and without proper medical supervision, is almost as dangerous as excessive drinking and can put your wellbeing seriously at risk. Withdrawal symptoms, which can kick in 6 to 12 hours of taking your last drink, can include sweating, shaking, vomiting, palpitations, convulsions, fever and even hallucinations. In extreme cases, suddenly stopping drinking and going ‘cold turkey’ can cause life-threatening complications. The safe option is to have a professional medical team oversee your detox programme. No matter how serious the alcohol addiction, Delamere’s dedicated team can help bring about recovery.

+- Holistic approach to recovery

If you’ve been reading about Delamere in our introductory section, you’ll know that we take a holistic approach to treatment, looking further than the immediate symptoms to examine the whole of the problem – its causes and reasons for its perpetuation. It’s an in-depth, all round approach that bringing about gratifying results, not solely for the person being treated but also all those affected by the problem such as loved ones and friends.

Recover at your own pace

Our approach to alcohol detox is a caring one which recognises the courage it takes to admit the problem in the first place before turning to professional help. The journey to a successful detox cleanse is not an easy one – indeed, many people go through a grieving phase as they say goodbye to alcohol and begin to free themselves from what has become a sort of anaesthetic to life’s pains. Our tailored programmes help participants to settle in and recover at their own pace on the road to profound change, always with the support of our trained and sympathetic professionals.

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+- FAQs

How does Delamere diagnose Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome?

Our experienced professionals – some of whom have themselves recovered from alcohol addiction – can soon spot symptoms such as those mentioned above. The next stage is to assess the severity of the symptoms. This is a 10-symptom scale which looks at everything from sweating, tremors and anxiety to headaches and visual disturbances.

How can I tell if I have the DTs?

Delirium Tremens can affect people who have suffered from alcoholism over a prolonged period. Often known as the DTs it can be brought on by the sudden cessation of alcohol intake, causing a reduction in the amount of chloride the brain produces, which in turn can lead to a display of common DT symptoms such as those shown below:

  • Seizures
  • Fever
  • Profuse sweating
  • Psychosis
  • Fomication (described by sufferers as being like insects crawling on their skin)
  • Hallucinations
  • Extreme anxiety
  • Paranoia
  • Elevated blood pressure
  • Abnormally rapid heart rate
  • Heart attack

How long does it take to complete alcohol detox?

An alcohol detox at Delamere tends to take 7 days on a residential basis.

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As no two people at Delamere ever come to us with identical addiction problems, so no two people will ever experience identical care and treatment.

This page has been reviewed by Dr Catherine Carney, Delamere’s psychiatrist
This page has been reviewed by Mike Delaney, Clinical Director at Delamere

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