The First Step of Sobriety – Alcohol Detox

At Oasis Bradford detox clinic, we specialise in all manner of medical detoxes, including complex detoxes. With 24 hour nursing care, 7 days a week, we are able to medically manage alcohol detoxes and provide intensive support and care.

Our inpatient detox clinic is an especially adapted to accommodate those who are alcohol or drug dependent. We are very experienced in managing alcohol detoxes for individuals whom have previously experienced seizures, complications during detox or are physically dependent on exceptionally high levels of alcohol. Clients are medically managed and monitored throughout the day and night during the detoxification process and will be assessed by a qualified nurse each time medication is dispensed. Alcohol detox clients will also receive daily injections of Pabrinex to boost the immune system and replenish essential B and C vitamins that alcohol dependency depletes. This is far more effective in the early days of treatment, where the alcoholic’s body will struggle to absorb prescribed vitamins in tablet form. Client’s blood pressure is also checked daily and they are carefully monitored for any complications throughout the entire detox. Alcohol dependency and withdrawal can cause serious consequences to the individual and can be life threatening. We take every precaution and safety measure possible to ensure our clients wellbeing at all times. We offer a standard of expert medical care and excellence that is hard to find in other rehabs.

What Are the Dangers of Alcohol Withdrawal?

Stopping alcohol suddenly or withdrawing too quickly is extremely dangerous and life threatening if the individual is physically dependent. Most individuals do not realise just how dangerous it is; in fact it is the most dangerous substance to withdraw from without medical help and support. The mortality rate can be as high as 35% for those that attempt withdrawal by suddenly stopping. This is reduced to 2% when early medical intervention is sought. We strongly recommend that before attempting to stop alcohol, that you seek medical and professional advice. More alcoholics die from withdrawal than they do from the actual alcohol.

What Are the Symptoms of Alcohol Dependency?

Symptoms and signs of alcohol withdrawal are very distressing and uncomfortable for the individual to experience; they can be easily avoided by undergoing a full medical detox within our Bradford clinic. It is easy to tell if you are physically alcohol dependent, as you will experience the following symptoms if you try to stop too abruptly without medical help:

  • Insomnia
  • Uncontrollable shaking
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhoea
  • Intense cravings for alcohol
  • Delirium tremens
  • Alcoholic seizures
  • Respiratory difficulties
  • Racing heart
  • Hallucinations – auditory or visual
  • Paranoia
  • Sweating
  • Nervousness
  • Confusion

Taking another drink will reduce the symptoms where there is a dependency present; this is how you will know if you need help in stopping.

What Is Alcohol Dependency?

Alcohol dependency is where an individual becomes tolerant to alcohol. Their brain and body require a certain level of alcohol in order to be able to function and stave off withdrawal symptoms. Dependency to alcohol can develop very quickly. You will find, over time that you will need more and more alcohol in order to be able to function. Alcohol dependence results in the brain adapting to functioning on alcohol through chemical changes. Those that drink daily are at the highest risk of becoming physically dependent. Those that binge drink for a number of days may also need medical help in stopping safely. Even if you do not drink every day or all day, you can still be alcohol dependent; it is for this reason we always advise seeking professional help for any kind of alcohol problem.

Medical Alcohol Detox at Bradford Oasis

All those that admit to us with an alcohol or drug dependency will receive a full medical detox, managed by a team of medical professionals. On admission to our detox clinic, our addiction specialist doctor carefully assesses each client for signs and symptoms of alcohol dependency and other drugs. In the case of an alcohol dependency being present, an approved substitute medication is prescribed that is sufficient to alleviate dangerous and unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. The amount prescribed depends on the individual’s regular intake of alcohol and if there are any other substances involved. The individual’s physical health, gender, age, medical history and mental health are also factors taken into consideration by our doctor. Our doctor is very experienced in treating individuals with addiction problems and substance dependencies and holds the relevant credentials to back his sound knowledge and understanding of the condition.

How Long Does an Alcohol Detox Take?

In the majority of medical alcohol detox cases, most can be safely completed within 7 to 10 days. Those that have experienced complications previously or are in very poor health, may need a longer detox to give the body time to adjust and recover. Once the detox is completed, it will be some time before the individual regains their full physical health. Mentally they will also be very vulnerable to relapse at this time. It is for this reason that we recommend clients stay as an inpatient with us for 28 days. This provides them with a secure and safe environment whilst their body and mind adjusts to going without alcohol.

For all those that complete treatment with us, 1-year complimentary aftercare service will be offered to help them sustain their sobriety.

Benefits of Medically Supervised Alcohol Detox

There are numerous benefits to having a full medical alcohol detox with us, as oppose to trying to stop alcohol on your own. Here are just some of the benefits our clients receive whilst undergoing treatment at Oasis Bradford:

  • You will receive a comprehensive medical assessment and medication, prescribed by the Doctor, to manage alcohol withdrawal symptoms
  • You will be continually monitored by medical professionals, throughout your detox to ensure your safety and comfort
  • You will receive additional vitamins to assist your recovery physically whilst detoxing and receive regular health checks
  • You will be in a healing and recovery focused environment, away from the temptation of alcohol
  • You will benefit from 24/7 nursing care and support from waking night staff
  • You will be able to benefit from our complementary therapies to assist your detox, such as auricular acupuncture, massage and unlimited use of our Spa bath
  • You will complete the detox and be alcohol free!

If you or a loved one is thinking about stopping drinking, we can help! Please do not hesitate to call us to discuss your individual circumstances and to receive a free over the phone triage assessment conducted by a member of our experienced team.

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    21A Bolling Road
    Bradford, West Yorkshire
    BD4 7BG
    United Kingdom
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