Are you struggling with alcohol addiction? Which Rehab specialise in providing private alcohol services in and around the London area, working with some of the best rehabs and addiction clinics in the country.
What is an alcohol detox in London?
An alcohol detox is the first step you can take to treat your addiction to alcohol. It is a process of withdrawing from your intake of alcohol which during this time alcohol is completely flushed from your body. A medical alcohol detox is clinically proven to be the safest way to stop drinking and should only be conducted by qualified medical professionals and carried out within a place where the individual cannot succumb to any temptation or harm such as an alcohol rehab or alcohol detox clinic.
Abrupt withdrawal from alcohol can be life threatening as the body goes into shock, it is therefore essential that a detox is not carried out alone without medical supervision. By enlisting the help of a professional, you will be prescribed an approved medication that will reduce and manage the alcohol withdrawal symptoms to comfortable levels.
The duration of an alcohol detox will vary depending on your individual treatment needs. Many factors are taken into consideration by the prescriber, including the amount you drink, the levels of alcohol dependence present, your physical and mental health, your age and gender, your medical history but on average is around 5-7 days.
Where can I find an alcohol detox London?
There are numerous alcohol detox London clinics available to help treat your alcohol addiction.
We have comprehensive knowledge of the options available to you in the London area and will give you more detailed information about each centre to ensure you find the right treatment for you.
You can also search our rehab directory here.
Why choose an alcohol detox London?
London provides a wealth of alcohol services thanks to our outstanding rehab centres and clinics. However, alcohol is a major issue for London, with the Department of Health estimating that 280,000 Londoners are dependent on alcohol, with a further 2.4 million drinking at levels that are harmful or placing them at increased risk.
What are my options for an alcohol detox London?
Our directory of rehabs in London offers two categories of treatments:
Outpatient – here you will attend the rehab clinic for your detox during the waking hours but return home in the evening.
Inpatient – This is where you will check in to residential alcohol rehab in London to undertake your detox and other treatment required.
Residential inpatient rehabs in London are recommended for your alcohol detox as it will help you avoid all contact with potential temptation which could derail your detoxification efforts when outpatient alcohol rehab is attempted.
Which Rehab is here to provide the right advice and guidance to help you make the right decision that is best for you!
How can I help a loved one get alcohol detox London treatment?
Here at Which Rehab we provide you with all the support and guidance you need to understand the options available to you and your loved one. It is important to understand that addiction is a disease and it is possible that your loved one is in denial that they actually have an addiction and problem with alcohol, making them reluctant to seek help and treatment.
The best chance of getting a loved one into rehab is intervention. This is where you will sit down with your loved one and share how their choices and behaviour from addiction are negatively impacting them. This will often break the chain of denial for them to seek help. It is highly recommended that a professional interventionist is used to guide you through the process. This is something we can also arrange for you here at Which Rehab.
What should I expect from an alcohol detox?
Before undertaking an alcohol detox you will be given a medical assessment to determine your overall health and talk through the detox process with a specialist.
Alcohol detoxes are notoriously risky and can be life-threatening if attempted alone and without medical support. By enlisting the help of a professional, you will be prescribed an approved medication that will reduce and manage the alcohol withdrawal symptoms to comfortable levels.
The duration of an alcohol detox will vary depending on your individual treatment needs. Many factors are taken into consideration by the prescriber, including the amount you drink, the levels of alcohol dependence present, your physical and mental health, your age and gender, your medical history.