A detox wing is a safe, quiet place in rehab where you will go through your detoxification period. You will have your own room and be placed under full-time supervision while you pass through any withdrawal symptoms.

Help Through Detox

Addiction is a very serious medical condition that requires specialised treatment to deal with.

It is not something you can simply overcome by sheer force of will. You are going to need help, and that is ok. It is understandable that admitting you have a problem you need help with is difficult.

You have the impulse to just hide away from anyone who can help you so that you can fix all your problems on your own.

But addiction doesn’t work that way.

Overcoming addiction alone is dangerous, and if you do it incorrectly, you can kill yourself.

This could be from attempting to go without drugs or alcohol for longer and then relapsing. Your body cannot handle the same amounts as it used to, and you experience an overdose.

Or you could experience withdrawal symptoms as your body panics, and you have to go through the following:

  • Mood swings
  • anxiety
  • Depression
  • Irritability
  • Aggression
  • Paranoia
  • Insomnia
  • Nightmares or night terrors
  • Headache
  • Measure
  • Vomiting
  • Hives
  • Hot flashes
  • Chills
  • Diarrhoea
  • Muscle pain
  • Muscle spasms
  • Hallucinations
  • Fever
  • Dehydration
  • Delirium
  • Seizures

The risks associated with dealing with your addiction are just too great. The best place for you is a drug and alcohol rehab centre where you can get the care you need.

You will be able to get a detox treatment in the detox wing, where you will be kept as safe as possible while your body deals with your withdrawal symptoms and chemical addiction.

What Happens During Detox?

The detox is a process that, in theory, sounds very simple.

To detox, your body needs to rid itself of all toxins that, include drugs and alcohol. To anyone who has not experienced a detox, it may seem like they can just wait it out.

This idea has been pushed by tv and movies for years now that just locking yourself away for a few days will cure addiction.

Here are the simple facts for you.

There is no cure for addiction. The detox is there to make it safe for your body to go without any drugs or alcohol for extended periods of time without you experiencing withdrawal symptoms again. Much of addiction is a mental health problem, so it will be with you in one form or another.

What matters is learning how to manage your addiction in the long run so you can still live a perfectly normal and happy life.

You must also know that detox is not a quick treatment. It takes at least ten days to fully clear your body of all drugs and alcohol. This will be a difficult process that requires medical supervision.

It should never be attempted alone and should always be supervised by a medical team with experience with addiction.

The detox is not an easy process for your body. You will need to recover afterwards.

Is the Detox Process Safe?

The detox process is perfectly safe so long as it is done correctly.

It should only be done in a medical facility, preferably a drug and alcohol rehab centre’s detox wing.

This is because detox is the process of allowing you to safely work through your withdrawal symptoms in a controlled environment.

An environment with medical teams supervising every step to ensure that your withdrawal symptoms never prove too much for your body to handle.

This is done thanks to special medication that can mimic the chemistry of certain drugs or alcohol so that your body is tricked into easing the withdrawal symptoms.

For example, Acamprosate is commonly used just in alcohol detox, while Benzodiazepines are used a bit more wildly thanks to their ability to ease anxiety and lower the risk of seizures. The medication you are given helps to control your withdrawal symptoms.

It is important to remember that even with these medications, the detox process still won’t be pleasant. It is often considered the work part of anyone’s stay at a drug and alcohol rehab centre as it is uncomfortable.

But once it is over, you won’t need to worry about doing another so long as you avoid relapsing and abusing drugs or alcohol again.

The detox is not only perfectly safe but also necessary.

It won’t be fun, but it also won’t be as bad as you are building it up to be in your head. Ten days of discomfort for a lifetime of recovery.

What is the Detox Wing Like?

The detox wing is a safe and comfortable space in the drug and alcohol rehab centre that lets you get a bit of space away from the other people staying at that time.

It is quiet and designed to allow you to take the time that you need to rest and recover from the detox process. It is important that you take this time to recover and not try to throw yourself into your next treatment, as you can easily make yourself ill.

It is a nice place for you to spend a few days preparing yourself for the rest of your recovery journey. Everything you need will be taken care of, so you can focus on yourself and your needs.

Get Treatment in a Detox Wing

We are Addiction Advocates, and we have years of experience getting people the help that they need in order to achieve long-term recovery.

We do this by providing everyone the opportunity to access detox and the rest of the necessary treatments that allow you to take back control of your addiction.

We can find you a detox wing that is safe and welcoming, and as comfortable as possible.

We take the time to learn about you and your needs so we can make sure that where you end up is perfect for you and that you are safe.

We understand that this seems frightening and that your addiction is controlling you. But you don’t have to do this alone. We are here to help you on the first step of your recovery journey, and there will be others along the way that can do the same.

If you are ready to change your life for the better, please call us at 0800 012 6088.