Fully Medicated Home Alcohol Detox
|What this service is|
|10 day medicated home alcohol detox
3 months follow-up with a non-12 Step, non-AA individual programme
|Who this service is for|
|Moderate to severely dependent drinkers who drink steadily all day, 'topping up' to stop withdrawals; and who are otherwise stable, well, and motivated to stop.|
Prescriptions for medication with verbal and written instructions
Visits and/or phone contact throughout
|2: Post-Detox Follow-up
Clear written aftercare manual, supported by structured follow-up via any mixture of face-to-face, phone, text, email and Skype for 3 months
|3: After treatment
Open ended ad hoc follow-up for all clients
|Cost by region|
|Ring me for a no obligation consultation:
0800 954 0677 or 07912 693423
Who this service is for
A fully medicated detoxification from alcohol is needed when you have to drink to stop withdrawal symptoms like shaking, sweating & retching. Because of this, most moderate to severely dependent drinkers drink steadily all day, 'topping up' their alcohol levels, and not always appearing at all drunk.
Withdrawals can be uncomfortable enough to prevent you from stopping drinking. Sometimes they can become dangerous or even life-threatening, so it may be unsafe to stop drinking without detox.
It's important to note that this is a comparatively low intensity programme for people who are otherwise stable, well and highly motivated
It is not suitable for people who:
- Have a history of mental health problems or trauma
- Have a history of liver disease
- Have ever had a fit or seizure for any reason
- Have compulsions to drink that are so overwhelming that they put themselves or others at risk
- Have compulsions to drink that have led to them repeatedly lying or deceiving those around them
You will also need to have someone else around to keep an eye on you and support you (read more here)
What I Provide
I perform customised home detox programmes for clients in all parts of England & Wales. My service includes:
Prescriptions for 10 days of medication with verbal and written instructions, and contact from me (not agency staff) throughout to monitor your safety and comfort.
3 months of structured aftercare, based on my sensible and practical programme. This is done by a combination of face-to-face contacts, telephone, Skype, emails or text. We can devise a way of keeping in touch that suits you best. Typically these sessions go gradually from daily, to twice weekly, weekly and then fortnightly, but with ad hoc contact throughout as needed.
Open-ended ad hoc follow-up contact - my clients often stay in touch indefinitely.
How detox works
In an alcohol detox, drink is replaced with a drug that stops withdrawal symptoms. This is Chlordiazepoxide (sometimes called Librium®). As detox progresses the dose reduces to zero over 10 days, giving your mind and body a chance to get back to normal.
Preparing for detox at home
You’ll need to make a few preparations. Generally it involves making sure you don't have any commitments for the duration of detox, and arranging for someone you trust to be with you. Most detoxes are uncomplicated, but it’s best to have company, and someone to check you're safe and well. Read more about what happens before and during detox here.
Advice and support
Whilst medication is important, the support and psychological help you receive is crucial in staying stopped. People who get specialist professional treatment find detox easier, and are more successful than those who don’t. As part of my non-12 Step programme, we’ll talk about the changes you need to make to keep you sober, looking ahead and making plans to ensure future success.
How to book
For initial enquiries, it's best to ring or email me. Should you then wish to proceed, there are a few things you can do before we meet to help: you can read about them here.
£1500 - £2900 depending on area:
All detox programmes are customised based on your particular circumstances, which may, rarely, affect the cost. I can discuss this either over the phone or at assessment.
I give each client a quote, with details of exact programme details, following telephone or face-to-face assessment.