Alcohol Detoxing Techniques
What Does a Detox Involve?
Detox programmes typically include these features:
- Intake exams so the team treating you can determine what support you need. This might also involve blood tests, discussions about medical history and check-ups to test your physical and mental health.
- Detox support such as medication to treat severe withdrawal symptoms and ongoing care for any other issues that might arise throughout the detox period.
- Assistance to get into a treatment programme to overcome addiction.
The goal of detox support is to make sure you’re as stable as possible, both physically and mentally, so this may also involve checks of your temperature, heart rate, breathing pattern and blood pressure.