Detox Safely & Comfortably
PCP rehabs specialise in detoxing those addicted to all kinds of drugs, as well as alcohol. We have 4 locations in the UK, including a London detox clinic, providing CQC registered and regulated affordable medical drug detoxes.
When it comes to detoxing you or your loved one from drugs, we don’t cut corners. All of our staff prescribing and distributing drug detox medication are highly trained and qualified.
No one needs to die of drug addiction or withdrawal; our standards are exceptionally high and our detox rates very competitive.
Please remember that addiction is an incurable disease. A drug detox, whilst a major step in arresting active addiction, needs to be immediately followed by a comprehensive rehabilitation programme, in order that recovery can be maintained and relapse prevented.
What is a Drug Detox?
A drug detox is the process which refers to the gradual removal of a drug from the body. Someone with a physical dependence to drugs, will suffer detox withdrawal symptoms if they take any less than their body and brain has been accustomed to.
Drug detox, when attempted alone and without professional treatment and support, can go drastically wrong. Some drugs can cause life threatening detox withdrawal symptoms. Quitting drugs too abruptly can cause the body to go into shock. For this reason, drug detoxes should never be attempted without prior medical consultation.
PCP provide a full medical detox within the safety of our detox and rehab centres. Here, you or your loved one can detox safely, with medical assistance and high levels of monitoring and support throughout.
Our Drug Detoxes
PCP offer a full inpatient medical detox for all kinds of drugs, including:
- Adderall and Retinol
- Cannabis / Skunk
- Crack Cocaine
- GHB and GBL
- Legal highs
- Opiate painkillers, including over the counter and prescribed
- Party drugs
- Prescription drugs
- Pregabalin and Gabapentin
- Sleeping pills
No matter what drug you or your loved one are addicted to, PCP are confident we can assist. All of our admissions undergo a comprehensive assessment conducted by our rehab doctors; a detox regime is then prescribed and adhered to by our qualified rehab staff.
If there is a drug that is not covered above, please call PCP for a free and confidential telephone consultation.
Signs and Symptoms You Need a Drug Detox
Suffering from any of the following signs and symptoms indicates you are in need of a drug detox; preferably an inpatient detox to help you stop safely:
- You take drugs every day
- You need drugs in order to function
- If you miss a dose you develop withdrawal symptoms
- You want to stop but find the withdrawal symptoms too much
- You have previously tried to self detox and failed
- Your drug use had gotten worse or spiralled out of control
Self detoxing or stopping abruptly (cold turkey) can be extremely dangerous, we would never recommend you try this. If you have a drug problem and want to stop, please call us before taking the next step, or consult your doctor.
Drug Addiction, Drug Abuse, Drug Dependence & Drug Tolerance
When we use the word “drugs” in defining drug terminology, we are referring to ALL drugs: prescription, illegal, legal, synthetic and over the counter
Drug addiction is when an individual:
- Obsessively thinks about drugs and how to get more
- Continues to take drugs despite mounting negative consequences
- Is compelled to take drugs, even when they want to stop
- Has little or no control over their drug use
- Abuses drugs to very dangerous levels
- Cannot stay stopped from drugs and often relapses
- Suffers greatly: financially, physically, emotionally, spiritually and socially – yet still cannot stop
Drug abuse is when an individual:
- Binges on drugs
- Misuses drugs
- Takes drugs for the sole purpose of getting high
- Starts to suffer consequences as a result of drug use
- Takes drugs that do not belong, or are not prescribed for them
Drug dependence is when an individual:
- Requires drugs in order to physically/mentally function
- Suffers detox withdrawal symptoms if they take any less drugs than normal
- Their body physically craves drugs
Drug tolerance is when an individual:
- Becomes used to the effects of the drug and so no longer gains the benefits or the high
- Needs to increase drug dosage in order to gain original benefits
- Suffers detox withdrawal symptoms if they take any less of the drug or stay at the same dose.
Drug abuse, drug dependence and drug tolerance can all lead to drug addiction. Drug abuse is a definite warning that there is an addiction developing. Treating drug addiction in its early stages saves a lot of pain and misery and drastically reduces the chances of a drug overdose and death.
Will Drug Detox Hurt?
Whether a drug detox will hurt or not, depends very much on the drug you are taking and the level of psychological attachment you have to it.
If you suffer from abuse or addiction to drugs, psychologically, detox can be a frightening prospect. If you have a physical dependence, it is even more difficult to successfully stop without intensive professional support.
Drugs that have anti seizure properties (ie benzodiazepines, pregabalin) or contain opiates (ie heroin, fentanyl, methadone, tramadol and codeine) are very uncomfortable to detox from, especially in higher doses. Detoxes from drugs such as these, need to be very carefully medically monitored for 2 reasons:
- If the detox regime is abused it can lead to overdose and death
- If the withdrawal symptoms are not controlled, they can become life threatening
This is why an inpatient medical detox is recommended as the safest method.
Common Drug Withdrawal and Detox Symptoms
Our medical inpatient drug detoxes, minimise the severity of withdrawal symptoms, drug cravings and risks involved – which varies from drug to drug.
If you choose to detox yourself or try it in the community, common drug withdrawal symptoms include:
- Difficulty sleeping
- Physical pain
- Heightened sensitivity
- Emotional instability
- Drug cravings
- Racing thoughts
- Upset stomach
Benefits of Inpatient drug detox
PCP are experts in conducting drug detoxes. We have both the experience and the medical training to ensure you or your loved one stay safe every single step of the way.
Benefits to admitting to us for an inpatient drug detox include:
- A full medical detox where a drug dependence is established
- High levels of monitoring from medical and therapeutic staff to ensure your safety
- A safe and nurturing environment that is alcohol and drug free
- You will be shown vital relapse prevention techniques to safeguard your recovery
- You will have the opportunity to undergo a comprehensive, individualised rehabilitation programme.
- If you complete your treatment you will be invited to attend aftercare
Will a drug detox keep me clean?
The simple answer to this, is that it is unlikely. If you suffer from an addiction or abuse problem, with the same mind set, there is a high risk that at some point you will relapse. We are not saying this to scare you.
In order for you to stay clean following a drug detox, it is vital that you undergo psychological and therapeutic addiction treatment. This will not only treat the issues that are underlie your addiction, but will also bring about a sufficient change in your thinking and outlook.
We strongly recommend that if you are undergoing a drug detox with us, that you also undertake a full rehabilitation treatment programme.
Most Dangerous Drugs to Detox From
The most dangerous drugs to detox from include Alcohol, Benzodiazepines and Opiates. Some prescribed medications such as Gabapentin and Pregabalin are also extremely dangerous. Please do not attempt a reduction of any drug you are addicted to, without first consulting a medical professional.
PCP Drug Detox
At PCP we only conduct professional medical detoxes, within the safety of our rehabs. Following a full physical and mental health assessment by our rehab doctor you will be prescribed an inpatient detox regime that aims to:
- Reduce drug cravings
- Enable you to detox safely, with minimal risk
- Reduce severity of drug withdrawal symptoms
- Reduce the time scale involved in detoxing
- Prevent permanent long term damage that can be sustained through a non medical detox
- Provide a safe and temptation free, supportive environment, run by qualified professionals
Why Should I Detox from Drugs?
Addiction is defined as a “chronic relapsing brain disease” by Public Health England and the National Institutes of Health.
The death rates from drug overdoses are higher in the UK than ever before. By not addressing your drug problem, you are putting your life at great risk on a daily basis
Many die from addiction each and every day. Please don’t become another tragic statistic; the dangers are very real. Seek help for your drug problem without further delay.
Drug Detox Help
If you or a loved one are in need of help and want a drug detox, look no further. We offer affordable drug detoxes that are of the highest standards. We can also arrange urgent admissions and rehabilitation treatment.
Please call us now to find out more about how PCP rehabs can help you.