The SIAS team can offer a community, socially assisted or hospital detoxification from drugs and/or alcohol.
A detox is a medical intervention lasting an average of 7-9 days, during which time you are given a reducing regime of medication to help you to become drug or alcohol free. Following your referral you will have an initial one-to-one assessment with a nurse to assess your suitability for detox treatment, and if so which type of detox best suits your needs. You may be asked to attend a planning and preparation group pre-detox in order to encourage motivation to change, explore the detox process and offer support. There are three types of detoxification services on offer.