Long-term: we have built the UK’s first recovery network for all those who have attended a UKAT treatment facility. This lifelong recovery network is called Alumni – a gateway to lifelong sober companionship. Events include Christmas parties, dinners, adventure days out and, of course, summer BBQs.
What Happens during a Medical Alcohol Detox?
Short-term: we provide one year’s worth of free aftercare support sessions every week in the rehab you attended (or nearest clinic). Here you will engage with a group based therapeutic approach, with loved ones in attendance (if you so wish) but with the opportunity to speak with a counsellor one-to-one.
Clinically, a medical detox is proven to be the safest way to cleanse the body from alcohol abuse, dependency or full-blown addiction; it reduces both the physical and mental symptoms and helps to safeguard against life-threatening side effects such as alcoholic seizures and delirium tremens.
After months or years of alcohol abuse, your brain has literally changed its chemical structure to work with a consistent supply of alcohol. This means that the neurotransmitters — which shuffle chemicals throughout the brain — become depleted or just downright out of whack. When you deprive your brain of alcohol, that depletion and dysregulation of neurochemicals manifest as a variety of symptoms including moodiness and cognitive difficulties.
While the most infamous phase of recovery is the initial withdrawal stage, full detoxification can take up to two weeks in some cases. As your body is getting rid of the last remnants of alcohol, psychological symptoms can advance quickly — but so can the positive effects.
Oasis Runcorn is a CQC rehab who perform medical alcohol detoxes. Our alcohol detox clinic is CQC registered and part of the UKAT rehab clinic family. Oasis recently scored 100% in the annual Care Quality Commission report. If you are looking for an alcohol detox near you, our low-cost residential rehab centre is ideal.
Alcohol Withdrawal Timeline.