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For many people, starting a recovery journey from addiction can seem like a very steep hill to climb. Often, the addicted person will be feeling frightened and daunted at the prospect of experiencing the physical and psychological symptoms of withdrawal.

Claimont offers a convenient and discreet private home detox service for those who prefer to start their recovery journey in a home environment as an alternative to residential rehab or other clinical settings.


Private home detox treatment for addiction

Addiction is highly detrimental to the individual, and significantly affects the lives of friends and family. Typically, the addicted person’s interest revolves around drug or alcohol use, excluding other important aspects of their life. As a result, relationships with others are harmed, and work and social life deteriorates. Not uncommonly, individuals suffer physically and psychologically.

Common substances that cause these problems include alcohol; benzodiazepines such as diazepam, alprazolam and temazepam; opiates, for instance heroin, morphine, codeine and methadone; and stimulants like cocaine or amphetamines.

Though the addicted person may be able to acknowledge the damage addiction is having, the condition makes it difficult for the individual to stop using, despite harmful consequences. Hospital-based detox treatment can often feel intimidating and stigmatised for the patient, which is why we at Claimont offer specialist services in the comfort of their own home.

We work with preferred specialist providers (addictions therapists, outpatient or day-care services), supporting attendance to clinical appointments or local fellowship meetings, or sign-posting to other recovery services (e.g. residential rehabilitation).


How do I begin home detox treatment?

If you commit to a drug or alcohol home detox, you’ve already taken the first step into your recovery journey. From here, you will be invited to a consultation where one of our friendly staff members will speak to you about your circumstances including your substance use and personal situation. You may also need to provide a urine or saliva sample during this process.

From there, we can discuss the treatment options that would best suit your circumstances and map out a bespoke home detox plan that’s perfectly tailored to your needs. You will also be assigned a live-in nurse or companion to gently guide you through your recovery.


What happens during the home detox process?

Claimont provides a professional and safe detox at home to support individuals in the first stages of recovery from alcohol and drug misuse or dependence, managing substance withdrawal in a supervised and controlled environment to reduce withdrawal symptoms and the risk of severe consequences.

Following the full psychiatric and medical assessment to identify suitability and safety of a home detox, your live-in nurse or companion will support your individual care plan. Usually, this will involve:

  • offering emotional support in your own environment
  • liaising with the Consultant Psychiatrist, GP or other clinicians involved in your treatment
  • managing your medication to overcome withdrawal symptoms from alcohol or drugs
  • helping you to develop healthier routines
  • assisting you with preparing food and monitoring your nutritional status
  • helping with your personal care

Withdrawal effects and therefore detoxes tend to last between 5-14 days, depending on the substance(s). 

The next phase of the recovery involves treatment of the underlying factors that predisposed, precipitated or maintained the addiction, as well as treating its consequences, for example, mental or physical ill health, past experiences, social alienation or narrowing of activities.


Choose effective home detox treatment with Claimont

The journey to sobriety can often take months and may require a number of different services. Claimont Health provides support during this journey by way of case management and live-in companionship during home detox treatment.

If you or a loved one are ready to begin your recovery process, you’re in the right place. To begin the journey that will transform your life for the better, contact us today to arrange a consultation with one of our friendly specialists.


Make an Enquiry

Whether the enquiry is for yourself or a loved one, the first step is to talk to a member of our team. 

At Claimont we take your privacy very seriously and we use the utmost discretion when contacting you. Everything that we talk about is kept in the strictest confidence and will not be shared by Claimont to anyone outside the organisation without obtaining your consent first.

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  • What happens after home detox treatment?

    Once your home detox has been completed, you will be advised on how to continue abstinence in order to avoid a relapse. Our specialists will recommend an aftercare technique that works best for you.

    As an example, attending therapy can help you to work through your emotions following withdrawal. You may also benefit from finding a support network of people with similar lived experiences, such as Alcoholics Anonymous.

  • What withdrawal symptoms can I expect?

    A home detox aided by medicine will reduce any withdrawal symptoms, however, some will appear regardless. Within the first few hours, you should expect the early symptoms of withdrawal to present themselves. 

    These symptoms, which will intensify and then subside within a few days depending on the severity of your condition, may include the following:

    • Mild tremors
    • Insomnia
    • Sweating
    • Nausea
    • Headaches
    • Dry mouth
    • Anxiety or mood swings
    • Difficulty concentrating 
  • Who is not suitable for the home detox process?

    Although the prospect of home detox treatment is a much more appealing one to the patient than hospital care, it’s not always the right option for everyone. When assessing your or your loved one’s unique circumstances, you should ensure that they are suitable for this process.

    Extra specialist care may be needed for a patient with the following:

    • A history of seizures
    • A history of eating disorders
    • An on-going pregnancy
    • Withdrawal-induced aggression
    • Chronic health concerns such as heart disease, diabetes, lung issues or liver disease
    • A history of taking benzodiazepines or opiates
  • Will I need to take medication?

    If your personal circumstances call for it, you may need to take medication alongside your treatment. Depending on your prescription, your medication will help ease the recovery process on a temporary basis. 

    These prescriptions may include anti-anxiety medication such as Diazepam, Lorazepam, Chlordiazepoxide. Oxazepam also helps alleviate anxiety symptoms as well as convulsions.  If the situation calls for it, other anticonvulsant medications may be used.

    Naltrexone is also available if a patient needs to reduce alcohol cravings during the home detox process.

    As you will lose vital nutrients during the detox period, you will likely be prescribed Vitamin B supplements to keep your body functioning well.