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Alcohol & Opiates Detoxification and Stabilisation Treatment
Duration: Normally 14 days
(If the client is using any other substances as well or another combination of substances please ‘click’ the appropriate link above)
We use a Librium ( Chlordiazepoxide) detoxification for the Alcohol detoxification, and also commence a Lofexidine, Methadone or Subutex -Opiate detox, whichever is appropriate for the Client.[ please 'click' on Opiate link below to view the Lofexidine & Methadone detox details ]
The Client will be assessed pre- admission and then again prior to commencing Detox, to determine the appropriate Librium dose, based on the Client’s withdrawal symptoms, utilising CIWA-Ar (Clinical Institute Withdrawal Assessment of Alcohol Scale) the Client’s height, weight and how much Alcohol is normally used by the Client.
If there is a medical reason for not using Librium (e.g.the client has liver failure) our G.P’s will prescribe suitable alternatives.
Carbamazepine (Tegretol) is used to safeguard against Alcohol withdrawal seizures.
In addition to the above, all clients admitted for an Alcohol & Opiate detox will have the following medication:
Pabrinex I.M. daily for 5 days followed by Thiamine and Vitamin B co strong daily for the remainder of the detox period and for 2 weeks after discharge.
All females are pregnancy tested prior to any dose of any medication being given. If a female Client is pregnant and this is known prior to the Client being admitted, a letter from the Client’s Consultant Obstetrician will be required to confirm that it is safe to commence detoxification prior to the client’s admission.
In addition to the Medical Detoxification,all clients have the benefit of:
Auricular Acupuncture to help reduce anxiety and stress
Massage sessions to help reduce any aches and pains which may be experienced
24 hour support from Qualified Nurses, Support Workers and Addiction Therapists
Involvement in the Modified 12-Step Therapeutic Stabilisation Programme,and the therapeutic community of the House
Herbal Teas to help develop normal sleep patterns
Peer Group Support at all times
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