Detoxification is the process of clearing alcohol or drugs from your body. For many people, detox is the first step in our treatment program to start recovery from addiction to alcohol or drugs. At The Hader Clinic, we’ll discuss your treatment options with you before you arrive. Based on your personal circumstances, we’ll help you decide whether detox is right for you.
Upon admission patients immediately see a local doctor who will prescribe any medication that may be required to help in the process. Detox is conducted within our facilities to enable us to give your loved one around the clock monitoring, supervision and support.
Depending on your situation (including your personal history and drug use) the process usually takes between one to two weeks. During this time, our professional Hader Clinic counsellors and therapists will be supporting you on your journey to recovery. It is common during detox that you will experience various side effects. This is your body adjusting to the lack of drugs or alcohol in your system and is perfectly normal. These side effects are commonly referred to as withdrawal symptoms.
These side effects may include:
We will support you through the detox and help you understand what’s happening. As part of your treatment, you may be given medication to help you through the detox process.
It’s important to think about your long term recovery. The withdrawal period is often the hardest part of the recovery process and that is why we are there to support you at all times. The Hader Clinic’s trained counsellors will also talk to you about how to look after yourself so you can remain drug free and stay healthy.