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Your detox plan: Understanding the options

Embarking on a detox plan is often the initial step in breaking free from addiction, whether that be alcohol, drugs or any other substance.

Withdrawing can prove to be uncomfortable, but the positives of a life away from addiction far outweigh potential withdrawal symptoms.

What’s more, there are programmes available to assist you or a loved one through the process with as little emotional or physical trauma as possible.

Drug and alcohol detox are two of the most common forms of treatment, and we have dispelled a few myths regarding the latter in this blog about alcohol detox.

Let’s look at the options available when contemplating a detox plan.

Possible withdrawal symptoms during detox

  • Agitation
  • Muscle aches
  • Sweating
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea
  • Aggression
  • Confusion

Please do not be alarmed by the above list. You may not experience any of them, we have listed them purely to make you aware. In any case, you will be monitored closely, and support is always on hand to help you through any discomfort.

As previously mentioned, such potential withdrawal symptoms should not detract from embarking on a detoxification problem. Believe us, the short-term discomfort associated with detox is worth it when you consider the end result.

Which detox plan is right for me

Choosing the correct detox plan for you or your loved one really is dependant on your personal circumstances and level of addiction.

However, where possible, we at Port of Call would recommend an inpatient detoxification programme at one of our many rehab clinics.

When dealing with your future health, financial compromises should be avoided at all costs. Take a read over the costs of private rehab and potential payment options to help you make an informed decision. If you feel that inpatient treatment is your best course of action, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our team of dedicated professionals on 08000029010 or at

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