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Speak to an experienced addictions clinician on home detox: free, impartial and confidential advice


Detoxing at home is available for those who are alcohol dependent, where the client is drinking 30 units of alcohol a day, or less. There are certain criteria that are also applicable, in line with clinical guidelines issued by the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE). Essentially, those who may be enrolled in a home treatment program do not have: 

* A history of alcohol-related seizures

* Current prescription for benzodiazepines,anti convulsants,anti psychotics and certain other medications

* Any previous treatments within the last six months.

To be eligable, it is a requirement that the client has a support person, at home, for the duration of the initial phase and, in any event, at least for the first three to five days. 

Our service uses a consultant psychiatrist who is on the specialism register 

with the General Medical Council (addictions specialist). He will assess the client, and if appropriate, provide a treatment plan and medication. 

Treatment at home is also available, on a case-by-case basis, from our consultant psychiatrist, for other dependencies:

* cocaine

* Cannabis

* Gambling

* Sleeping pills

It is not possible to provide treatment at home for opioids, benzodiazepines, Gabapentin/Pregabalin, painkillers, GHB/GBL, or Ketamine.

Treatment at home is not for everyone. It can not provide the structure and support of a residential treatment center but is an alternative option for those who fit the criteria.

Call Paul to discuss. The advice is free, impartial and given in confidence.

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