A detox is a medical intervention lasting around 7 – 9 days. You are given a reducing regime of medication to help you to become drug or alcohol free. Following your referral we provide a one-to-one assessment with a nurse to assess your suitability for treatment, and which detox will best suit your needs. You may be asked to attend a planning and preparation group in order to encourage and motivate you, alongside our support team.

1. Home 

For those assessed as suitable for home detox it usually takes 9 days to complete, with support from a  nurse (within working hours) and a GP out of hours.

2. Socially Assisted Detox

Some people are physically and mentally ready to undergo a detox at home, but may not have the support at home. In this instance a socially assisted detox can be arranged, where they will attend structured day care services at SIAS, with a provision for overnight accommodation (in Clarity House, adjacent to SIAS North) available in some instances.

3. Inpatient 

After being assessed, some people may require an inpatient detox due to multiple or severe physical/mental health issues. If the need for a hospital bed is identified then an individual will be referred to our current inpatient facility for admission to be arranged. This usually consists of a 7 day stay.