Drug Detox

Those with an addiction to illicit or prescription drugs will need help to detox safely and rehabilitate in order to prevent relapse. Oasis Recovery Communities Runcorn specialise in drug detox and rehabilitation; we are passionate about helping those suffering from drug addiction to overcome their illness and help them to rebuild their lives.

Making the commitment to get help for addiction is a big decision and one that many drug addicts will fight until the point they feel they can no longer carry on as they are. The mindset that drives  addiction persuades the sufferer that they are in control, even when it is blatantly apparent to all those around them that they are not. For a drug addict to admit that they are not in control and need help is a huge turning point for many; it is at this point that recovery is possible.

Understanding Drug Addiction

Addiction is clinically recognised by Public England Heath as a chronic relapsing brain disease. Essentially this means that the illness of addiction lies within the individual’s mind and manifests in a compulsion to use drugs, alcohol or a destructive behaviour. They are not in control of their thoughts and are deluded around the reality of their compulsive drug taking. We believe that there is also a physical element to this illness, in that individuals that suffer from addiction react very differently to chemicals from others that do not have it. When an addict takes a drug of any kind into their system, their brains receptors literally light up, producing an intense euphoric effect. The addicts brain will chase this high, again and again and again. Once physically dependent, the individual no longer gets the high they crave, but the brain and body adjust to needing the substance in order to function on a basic level. Detoxing from a is only part of the solution; as with the same mind set they are very prone to relapse. In order for a full and permanent recovery to be attained, the individual needs to undergo a profound change in their thinking and learn different ways of dealing with their emotions or than drink or drugs.

Medical Drug Detox

Oasis Recovery Communities Runcorn, understand the dangers involved and challenges a self detox presents. For this reason we offer an assisted medical detox. For an addict to try and reduce and stop a drug that they cannot control can prove futile. Many endanger their own lives by attempting to go “cold turkey”. This is where they stop the drug completely without reducing and is extremely dangerous in both the physical and mental sense. It very rarely works, as they inevitably end up using to relieve the symptoms or give into the compulsive mind set that this time they will be in control. It has been proven, time and time again, once a drug addict, always a drug addict. Addiction is not curable but it can be arrested and then recovery maintained and managed with professional help and support.

The first step to recovering from drug addiction is to remove the substance from the individual’s body, this is referred to as detoxification. The safest and most successful way of achieving this is with the assistance of an approved medication to replace the drug. The individual is then weaned off that medication with medical supervision and psychological support.

Any individual admitting to us with a drug dependency will be thoroughly assessed by our Doctor before being prescribed a suitable and approved medication that will dramatically lessen the withdrawal symptoms. The detox will be frequently reviewed and the medication will be prompted by qualified staff as per the Doctor’s instructions. Throughout the detox process the individual will also benefit from proven addiction treatment therapies, good nutrition, a safe place with like minded individuals and support from our professional staff and encouragement from their peers.

Will It Hurt?

This is the fear that holds most addicts back from seeking help and admitting they have a problem. They also cannot imagine a life without drugs, as for so long it has become a way of life and is their normality. Medically assisted drug detoxes are managed to alleviate the majority of withdrawal symptoms typically experienced. We will do all we can to ensure you receive the right levels of medical and emotional assistance to help you stay as comfortable as possible throughout the entire process. Without a medical detox, typical withdrawal symptoms from many drugs include:

  • Insomnia
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Acute levels of anxiety and panic attacks
  • Intense drug cravings
  • Restlessness
  • Poor appetite
  • Shaking or shivering
  • Paranoia
  • Hallucinations
  • Seizures
  • Aches and Pains
  • Cramps
  • Depression
  • Irratability
  • Agression

The symptoms will vary in severity and depending on what the drug is that you are addicted to, the amounts taken regularly and the duration of the addiction. You will not necessarily suffer all of these symptoms, but some can be life threatening; it is always important to seek professional and medical advice before attempting to self detox. Those that undergo a medical detox will find that these symptoms are considerably reduced to tolerable levels and some will be alleviated completely. Medically, a medical detox is proven to be the safest way to detox from any illicit or prescription drug; so please seek help and advice first!

What Happens after a Drug Detox?

For any individual with a drug dependency or drug abuse problem, it is recommended that they undergo an intensive period of rehabilitation with us. As previously explained, detox is only the first step in recovery from drug addiction. Essentially all it achieves is the physical cleanse of the drug from the system. It is vital that any individual with an addiction undergoes a therapeutic rehabilitation programme to address the mental aspect of the illness. This is where the crux of the problem lies and is the driving force behind the compulsive behaviour. Our drug rehabilitation programmes are bespoke, meaning that we tailor each programme to specifically address each individual’s treatment needs. Any individual undergoing rehabilitation with us will benefit from the following proven addiction treatment therapies, delivered by qualified counsellors and therapists:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Person centred Counselling
  • 12 Step Therapy / Strengths Recovery Programme
  • Process Therapy
  • Relapse Prevention Techniques
  • Creative Arts Therapies (Art, Music, Dance)
  • Mindfulness and Meditation

Our drug rehabilitation programmes are flexible according to each individual’s treatment needs. We realise that there is no one size that fits all when it comes to successfully treating drug addiction and its common co occurring illnesses. We therefore have developed a highly effective programme that treats all aspects of the individuals being; physically, emotionally, mentally, socially and spiritually. We are also able to offer secondary and tertiary care, education and assist with the transition back into community living and employment. We are passionate about what we do, most of our staff are in recovery themselves and so understand the challenges ahead. We invest in our clients long term recovery for as long as they allow us and stay engaged with our programme. Furthermore, all clients that complete their treatment programme with us will be provided with 1 year free aftercare, to help them stay on track and continue to work on themselves with our assistance.

How to Book a Drug Detox

If you have made that crucial and life saving decision to seek help for your drug addiction, the next step is to call us so we can talk you through the process of your individual treatment. Based on your treatment needs we will make recommendations as the to the duration of your detox and what it will involve. We can admit clients immediately; there are no waiting lists and we have a dedicated admissions team on standby to take care of all the arrangements and ease any concerns you may have

We are here to support you and your family every step of the way and assist you in becoming drug free and live a life free from the clutches of chemical dependency.

Call us now for free, confidential and immediate help and advice on how we can help


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