Detox refers to the process of withdrawal from an addictive substance. There is more than one way to detox, but the goal is to remove all traces of the substance and its toxins in your body.
At Oasis Bradford, our detox programmes provide high-quality medical care to guide you through this journey. Our licensed professionals will stay with you 24/7 to support you whenever you need them.
Why Is detox necessary?
Detox is necessary for anyone with a physical substance dependence or addiction.
Physical dependence is when you repeatedly take a substance or drink alcohol over some time. Your body gets used to the substance and adjusts its functions. This way, it builds a tolerance to it and eventually becomes dependent.
If you stop taking the substance, you can experience psychological or physical withdrawal symptoms as your body readjusts. These withdrawal symptoms vary depending on what you are putting in your body and your characteristics.
However, detox doesn’t have to be scary or unsafe. At Oasis Bradford, our specialised detox programmes provide the highest quality of medical care to support you through the process. Licensed medical professionals will stay by your side 24/7 to offer the medical and psychological care you need. Once detox is complete, the door will be open to a fulfilling sober life.
What is medical detox?
A medical detox is when you withdraw from a substance under the supervision of medical professionals. It usually involves tapering off the dosage of the substance until there are no traces of the drug and its toxins in your body.
While detox alone is usually the first step in your journey, it helps to get your mind and body to a clear, sober state where you have the focus and energy to move forward.
It usually starts with a medical detox plan that gradually tapers off your dosage. This is so we can minimise the severity of your withdrawal symptoms. As you undergo withdrawal, our medical staff are by your side to monitor progress, alleviate difficult symptoms and intervene if necessary.
Medical detox can be inpatient (involving 24-hour medical support) and outpatient (involving regular checkups with a doctor while living at home). Inpatient detox is always recommended for specific substances, like particular benzodiazepines and alcohol, due to their potentially life-threatening withdrawal symptoms.
If you’re unsure what detox you need, a doctor or another mental health professional can provide expert advice.
How long does detox take?
The length of detox depends on the following:
- The type of substance
- Your metabolism
- Any co-occurring physical or mental health conditions
- Your history of drug use
In general, withdrawal symptoms subside within one to two weeks. This is known as the acute withdrawal phase. Only a few people experience symptoms for several months or even a year after the withdrawal, known as post-acute withdrawal symptoms (PAWS).
Oasis Bradford: a centre specialising in Detox
Oasis Bradford is a fully residential detox centre that offers 24/7 expert care as you navigate the withdrawal process. Our modern and comfortable facilities boast 19 on-suite bedrooms stretching over two floors.
What Detox Programmes Do We Offer?
Our detox programmes are led by experts and driven by compassion. We understand how hard it can be to detox from alcohol when it is freely available around every corner. That’s why we use our expertise to help you detox safely and comfortably, free from the pressures and temptations outside. We also offer comprehensive and focused drug detox for a variety of substances, including stimulants, opioids, and prescription drugs.
We understand how hard it can be to detox from alcohol when it is freely available around every corner. That’s why we use our expertise to help you detox safely and comfortably.
We also offer comprehensive and focused drug detox for a variety of substances, including stimulants, opioids, and prescription drugs. Click the button below if you would like to learn more.
Beyond detox: what comes next?
Completing a detox programme is something to be proud of. You will have given yourself the best chance of overcoming addiction for good. The next step after detox is to enrol in one of our holistic rehab programmes.
You will start this holistic process while you detox with us, but we advise you to stay for a minimum of four weeks to pick up all the basic tools needed for long-lasting recovery, as detox alone does not address any psychological attachment to substances.
Start your recovery journey today
If you or a loved one is ready to start a detox programme, contact us today. Oasis Bradford can guide you safely and comfortably through detox and on to the next step.
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