Sometimes it may feel like…
- You are drinking or using drugs in high quantities, regularly and often and want to stop but don’t know how to safely.
- You may have tried to go cold turkey before and had seizures or ended up in a hospital with strong physical symptoms and had to go back to drinking to stop the discomfort.
- You are starting to feel stuck because you can’t afford to pay the huge cost to go to rehab for detox and can’t take the time out of your life but you know you can’t go on like this.
- You know you need help to quickly and safely reduce and come of alcohol or drugs so you can start your journey of recovery.
Imagine what your life would be like if you didn't wake up every morning craving a drink or drugs.
If you didn’t get the shakes and withdrawal every time you tried to stop drinking and taking drugs. If you woke up feeling rested and reset without a hangover. If you got up on time and could effortlessly get the kids or yourself ready for school or work. If you could reverse the clock back to when you weren’t chemically dependent and your body didn’t beg you to drink or use drugs.
This fantasy can become a reality with our home detox program which allows you to detoxify your body from drink and drugs safely with medical advice and psychological support from trained doctors and addiction specialists. You can safely and gently reduce your drug use over a period of time from the comfort of your own home and be supported by us through the process. It allows you to have regular check-ins and accountability to ensure you stay on track and complete the detox.
Our Home Detox Program Will Give You The Opportunity To…
- Eliminate your withdrawal symptoms caused by your drink and drugs without the pain and risk of going cold turkey.
- Have a detox plan created for you by your GP and our trained professionals to give you a smoother transition to a drug-free life.
- Have twice-weekly counselling sessions so you can process the emotional stress of what’s going on and remove the need for intense round the clock supervision.
- Use a hybrid approach by utilising the prescription from your GP and professional guidance from us, which means you don’t need to pay the huge expense for rehab.
- Get daily check-ins so you can feel supported, which means you’re more likely to make it to the end of your detox.
- Be provided with less day-to-day disruption since you don’t need to go into an inpatient environment but still have healthcare professionals on hand.
We Are With You Every Step Of The Way
You will be supported by our team which has many years of experience in detoxing clients from drugs and alcohol. We have extensive experience from having worked in multiple rehabs all around the country providing successful detox services to clients. Our psychologically trained team will liaise between you and your medical GP to get the right detox set up and specialised to your needs.
From our experience, the majority of NHS detox programmes are free but have the massive drawback of wait times. The GP has to refer you to your local detox centre and this can take weeks. For this reason, many clients come to us because they can get the support they need and the process started within 24 hours.
Working with Luke has been a great experience. Really down to earth with a calm manner and positive energy. We have covered everything I requested and more, with plenty of practical work and interactive sessionsJohnFrom Trustpilot
Excellent and honest advice from someone who has a wealth of experience in many aspects of life.PhilFrom Trustpilot
I would 100% recommend Luke as a therapist. From my first session with him, I felt huge relief from anguish and pain that I'd been carrying around for years. Luke provided me with the exact type of support and setting that I needed to discuss sensitive/complex/troubling issues, and together we got to the root of debilitating thoughts and behaviours that have been compounding in my life since my childhood. The elements of DBT incorporated into the sessions help a lot with making sense of everything. A very positive turning-point in my life. Thank you once again for all of your help, Luke.JaneFrom Trustpilot
When I went to Luke I really didn’t believe I could give up my addiction and become the person I am today. But after we started to work together he made me feel confident and not only teach me about addiction but support me in dealing with the underlying emotions. I have never been so happy and fulfilled. Together me and Luke discovered a real meaning in my life. I couldn’t recommend him enough.MattFrom Trustpilot
The most charismatic counsellor I have met in my life. Not only he has all the knowledge and expertise that is needed but he is also able to see things from the patient's perspective and reach conclusions in a holistic way. He has a genuine interest for his clients and he is one of the most open-minded people I know. 110% Recommended.PetraFrom Trustpilot
We Offer Detoxes For
You may be wondering...
Do you need a detox?
With most clients how and where you choose to undergo your detox is largely determined by your level of dependence. In mild cases, you will be able to complete a home detox as you will be experiencing mild symptoms of withdrawal. If your drug and alcohol consumptions are high (more than 20 units a day) or you have experienced strong withdrawal symptoms you can receive a home detox assisted by medication prescribed by your GP. This usually involves a tranquiliser called chlordiazepoxide which is usually used in these cases. However, if your dependence is critically high and you have severe withdrawal symptoms or have been previously hospitalised, you are likely to need specialised medical supervision and we can point you in the right direction for that.
How long does a detox take?
Our detox program lasts two weeks to give you time to get back on your feet, but here are some general timelines of how long you will experience the withdrawal symptoms of drugs or alcohol.
- Alcohol: Withdrawal symptoms usually display within 6 to 25 hours after the last drink depending on how much is consumed. The symptoms can then peak within 36 to 72 hours and people can feel these effects for between 2 and 10 days.
- Stimulants: Withdrawal effects from stimulants may be seen within 24 hours of the last use with some of the effects lasting up to 5 days.
- Benzodiazepines: Short-acting benzos such as alprazolam (Xanax) usually start 1 to 2 days after the last dose was ingested. The withdrawals will gradually subside over the next 2 to 4 weeks. However, withdrawals from longer-acting benzos such as diazepam (Valium) can begin between 2 and 7 days after the last dose and may continue for 2 to 8 weeks.
- Marijuana: Generally mild symptoms occur when withdrawing from marijuana. These usually start between 1 to 3 days after the last use and peak between 2 and 6 days. The symptoms will subside within 1 to 2 weeks of the last use.
- Opioids: When detoxing from opioids the process can be extremely uncomfortable but does not come with the same risks as benzodiazepine or alcohol withdrawal. With opioids such as heroin, withdrawal symptoms typically occur within 8 to 24 hours after the last use and can last for 4 to 10 days.
What happens during a detox?
A detox consists of three phases:
1) The Crash: Following a period of extensive drug or alcohol use you may experience a ‘crash’, with symptoms such as exhaustion, increased hunger, depression, anxiety. and irritation but these usually only last a few days.
2) Withdrawal: Following the crash, withdrawal symptoms can kick in as the detoxification process takes place. These symptoms include feeling lethargic, craving alcohol or your drug of choice, poor concentration, mood swings and irritability. They can last for up to 10 weeks.
3) Extinction: The final phase is extinction which can last for up to six months. This is where the drugs or alcohol are now completely removed from the body and the psychological work is undertaken. Towards the end of this stage, the low moods and cravings will start to extinguish.
What happens after the detox?
In 2012, a Johns Hopkins study found that patients who committed to continuing treatment after detox were ten times more likely to remain sober than people who left detox, who were 65 to 80 percent likely to have a relapse.
You can enroll onto counselling or our recovery program after you complete your detox to help continue your recovery journey.
Do my family get help during my detox?
We also offer support for family members who are supporting someone going through a home detox. Our trained team is on hand to provide you with the help and the support you need.
A Prerequisite For Entering Our Program
We only take on clients for this program as a prequel to starting counselling or our recovery program. This is because If you don’t address the underlying issues you will likely relapse. It is important to know that withdrawing from drugs or alcohol is only the first step in the recovery process and a lot of work must be done on the psychological dependence.
Our Detox Program Includes
- Support and counselling provided from day one and an initial detox action plan within 24 hours
- Daily accountability and check-ins via text
- Phone support when needed (in-office hours)
- Support to arrange and receive your prescription provided by your GP and a phone call to your GP to speed up the remote prescription process
- Two counselling sessions per week via online video call
- Education on what detox is and how it will work for you.
- Our detox program is two weeks long.
- Initial video or telephone consultation before the detox starts to make sure you are clear about your role and understand what you will need to do.
- We have a limited number of clients on our home detox program so you get the attention and support you need.
- Help to transition over to our counselling service or recovery program.
Haven’t Quite Made Up Your Mind?
A Free Assessment Will Allow You To…
- Have the space to assess your current situation with a trained professional so you can create a plan to move your life in the right direction and get things back on track.
- Get the answers to any questions you have so you can find an option that works for you and make a decision with clarity.
- Identify some of the reasons you may be drinking or using drugs too much and discover what the next steps are with the help of an expert therapist.
At-home detox should only be performed after a doctor or medical professional has approved the process. We do NOT condone your attempting a home detox without seeking trained counselling and medical help from professionals. In fact, in some cases, it can be dangerous and deadly to try this on your own. The information we provide is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. It should not be used in place of the advice of your physician or another qualified healthcare provider.