Prescription Drug Detox

At the point where you, or someone you know, has become physically addicted to prescription drugs, stopping suddenly without professional help can bring about symptoms of drug withdrawal syndrome. A medically assisted detox from ​​prescription drugs is the safest and most comfortable way to break the cycle of active prescription drug addiction.

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Prescription Drug Detox
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Tailored prescription drug detox at Delamere

Within our purpose-built private rehab in the beautiful Cheshire countryside, our clinical team specialises in delivering full medical detoxes such as tramadol detox, codeine detox, and Xanax detox, just to name a few, before guests embark on a prescription drug rehab programme to address and treat the root causes of their addictions.

Detoxing from prescription drugs is typically the first step of treatment here at Delamere. Guests will undergo a medical detox with 24-hour care from on-site nurses.

A full medical prescription drug detox will minimise, and in most cases completely eradicate, the vast majority of prescription drug withdrawal symptoms.

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.

What’s involved in a prescription drug detox at Delamere?

“Delamere focuses on equipping you with the tools to love sobriety and understand what led to the addiction in the first place which really helped me grow.” – Former Delamere Guest


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The benefits of detoxing from prescription drugs in a rehab clinic

If you have a prescription drug addiction, one of the biggest blocks to recovery can be the fear of any withdrawal symptoms, however stopping taking the medication abruptly and embarking upon an unmanaged prescription drug detox at best can be extremely uncomfortable and at worst can be life threatening. If you or a loved one are considering detoxing from prescription drugs at home, please call and speak to us first regarding our prescription drug detox treatment, or seek medical advice at the very least before proceeding. The safest means of a successful detox from prescription drugs without compromising well-being is within an inpatient rehab clinic such as Delamere.

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

“Our on-site medical team offer a tailored approach to detox. We insist on providing a 24 hour nursing team which enables us to offer the safest and most comfortable detox regime in the UK.”

Martin Preston
Founder & CEO at Delamere

The Delamere approach to Prescription Drug Rehab

An inpatient stay at Delamere is a deliberately intensive 4-phase prescription drug rehab programme, one which we have crafted over time and has helped many participants recover. Our emphasis is on holistic care to treat addiction and associated issues. This means that we treat the whole person rather than just the symptoms they present with. We believe that successful treatment runs far deeper than simply stopping the addictive substance or behaviour.

Our approach at Delamere comprises 4 core phases: Stop, Start, Grow, & Bloom. Everything we offer at Delamere aims at effective and lasting outcomes in addiction treatment:

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    Stage 1: Stop

    This phase addresses any physical aspects of your addiction. Our medical team is on hand 24/7 to ensure a safe and effective withdrawal.

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    Stage 2: Start

    During ‘Start’ we help identify the psychological underpinnings of your dependency as you participate in a variety of addiction treatment therapies.

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    Stage 3: Grow

    Our ‘Grow’ phase is the process of integrating the Delamere learning experience into life after treatment.

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    Stage 4: Bloom

    Our ‘Bloom’ phase offers intensive support on a weekly basis for the first three months of recovery once guests return home.

How to encourage a loved one to go to rehab

If you are looking to help a family member, work colleague, or loved one, admit themselves to an addiction rehabilitation centre, we’re here to help. It may be that the person in question is in denial about the extent of their problem, possibly even refusing to acknowledge that there’s a problem – and resisting professional help. At Delamere, we provide family support services and help your loved one confront addiction and denial.

Should it be necessary, we also offer intervention services whereby we take the time to understand what is happening and help prepare and rehearse a formal intervention that will culminate in your loved one entering treatment with us. If you are considering organising an intervention for your loved one, friend, or colleague, contact Delamere today.


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Frequently asked questions about prescription drug detox

Will I need medication during a detox from prescription drugs?

The drug or drugs that you need detoxing from will be replaced by an approved pharmaceutical medication that minimises withdrawal symptoms. All medications will be issued at regular intervals by our 24-hour on-site nursing team who will continue to check on your physical and mental health. Before drug detox treatment can proceed, our doctor will conduct a full medical and mental health assessment. This includes screening for toxins within your body and their levels. Details of any medications you are currently taking will also be recorded. Once the assessment is complete you will then be prescribed a tailored drug detox treatment which is to be delivered within our on-site drug detox centre where you will begin to recover.

How long does it take to complete a prescription drug detox?

How long a drug detox treatment takes depends on a number of factors personal to you or your loved one. Prescription drug detox tends to take longer than a Class A drug detoxification or alcohol for example. The reason for this is that pharmaceutical drugs are far more complex in their make-up and so additional caution is required during detox. Opiates, benzodiazepines, gabapentinoids, and sleeping medications are amongst the most lengthily detoxes to undertake.

A prescription drug detox will also depend on the severity and duration of your addiction. We also have to take into account your physical and mental well-being and the presence of any other drugs in your system.

For a free and confidential assessment of your individual detox needs please contact us today and speak to one of our experts who will be able to advise further on how long your detox from prescription drugs will take.

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