Detox plan

Alcohol and drug detoxification at Priory

Detoxification, or 'detox', is the removal of toxic substances from the body. Most drug and all alcohol addictions require a medically managed detox programme: 

  • Remove all traces from the body 
  • Reduce any physical symptoms of withdrawal

Our consultant-led teams of addiction specialists provide treatment for single and multi-substance addictions, including alcohol, drugs and stimulants, as well as behavioural addictions including sex, gambling, eating, shopping and the internet. We work closely with you to identify the patterns of destructive behaviour and the impact that the addiction has upon your life and the lives of people closest to you.

Our approach to detox

Choosing to get help for an addiction can be a very difficult and emotional time, and the thought of detox can be extremely daunting. However at Priory, our approach aims to reduce these feelings, and offers you the expert service that you require for successful recovery.

With round-the-clock care, support and specialist medical management, we ensure that our patients are closely observed, safe and comfortable at all times. Having on-site medical and nursing staff available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week means that all medical care can take place on site.

“I had good day yesterday, that’s because I woke up sober and clean, no drink, no drugs. I feel great, that’s 22 days off my poison.
” Priory Patient  

Detox can appear to be tough, but it is a necessary first step on the road to addiction recovery. Following detox, in order to get your addiction fully under control, we strongly recommend that you join our 28-day Addiction Treatment Programme, which includes:

  • A free assessment to explore the problem in more detail without obligation to continue into treatment
  • Free weekly aftercare support for 12 months upon completion of the programme
  • Family support during and after treatment

Addiction treatment plan

Treatment for addiction at Priory is made up of both group work and individual counselling sessions to help you to cope better and adopt a healthier lifestyle. Our treatment helps you to:

  • Manage problems with new ways of coping 
  • Build self-esteem 
  • Create positive attitudes going forward

Our teams are led by consultant psychiatrists and are made up of many experts including qualified addiction therapists, some of whom are also in recovery themselves. This allows for a unique insight and approach which will ensure your stay is as beneficial and as comfortable as possible. 

I enjoyed all the groups and my 1:1…I loved the honesty of all the group members, even the therapists. The therapists being in recovery and understanding helps I think – they’ve been there.” Priory Patient

Our goal

The main aim of our treatment is to support you in giving up the substance, rather than simply cutting down. This may seem like a scary thought at first, but with our expert help, you will be on your way to achieving abstinence and a better quality of life.

A big change from my first day here; I rated my mood yesterday as an 8 out of 10 – it was a 3 when I came in…. overall a really good day in recovery.” Priory Patient

For more details on the full range of Priory Services, please call 0800 144 8969 or click here to make an enquiry.