PCP offer specialist and professional residential detox for alcohol and all types of drugs, for those suffering from abuse, addiction and dependence. We also offer expert treatment for those suffering from dual diagnosis, behavioural addictions and prescription drug addiction. We are able to facilitate ‘medically assisted withdrawal’ at all of our treatment centres. In Luton, we have a purpose built 6-bed detox unit on the same site as our rehab centre. In each location, we work with a specialist detox doctor who assesses new patients upon arrival and prescribes a comfortable detox according to the needs and preferences of the individual.
Detoxification time can vary depending on the complexity of the case and the substance of abuse. Alcohol detox usually lasts between 10-14 days and opiate detox generally lasts 14 days. PCP can also do methadone reduction programmes as well as benzodiazepine and stimulant detoxification, the duration of these ‘assisted withdrawal’ regimens will vary depending on the severity of dependence.
PCP Doctors and staff work to the NICE (National Institute of Clinical Excellence) protocols and use nationally recommended assessment tools to assess the severity of dependence and to monitor symptoms of withdrawal, meaning that all clients have the required medical intervention to safely become substance free.
PCP employ dedicated Addiction Recovery Nurses to ensure that all detoxes are monitored and medications are administered as per the instructions of the prescribing doctor. Staff are available around the clock to monitor and support patients during this process.
We like to call our detox ‘therapeutic’ in that during the detox phase of treatment, we encourage individuals to engage in the programme as much as they are physically and emotionally able to, as light movements around the building and participation in groups can distract the person from any potential withdrawal symptoms and makes the process more comfortable for them.
A residential detox is clinically the safest method of substance withdrawal available. Whether it’s alcohol or drugs that you are addicted to, we can help you stop within the safety of our residential detox clinics and a medically controlled and supported detox.
Community Detox versus Residential Detox
Detoxing from alcohol and drugs in the community is both challenging and very uncomfortable; not many succeed as a result. There is constant temptation all around, withdrawal symptoms are poorly managed and there is little in the way of professional support to help you through the process.
PCP offers both affordable and luxury residential detox programmes. Whatever your treatment needs are, we will ensure that these are met physically and psychologically so you can detox as comfortable and safe as possible.
Those that undergo a professional residential medical detox have a far higher chance of successfully completing their detox than those who attempt to detox in the community.
Benefits of our residential detox programmes include:
- 24/7 medical and therapeutic support
- Professionally prescribed medical detox to relieve and control withdrawal symptoms
- A comfortable, supportive and temptation-free environment
- Counselling and therapy is provided throughout your detox
- Each detox is individualised according to your medical and psychological needs to ensure your safety
- The opportunity to undergo a comprehensive, bespoke alcohol and drug rehab treatment programme
- You will leave our residential detox care alcohol and drug-free!
We strongly recommend that for long term recovery to be sustained, a full rehabilitation programme is undertaken once residential detox is completed.
Please call us now for a telephone consultation and for more information on our inpatient residential detox programmes.