‘One-off Detox’ Pointless says Liver Charity

The British Liver Trust attacks ‘one off’ Detoxes after Christmas Festivities

Addictions UK agrees with the British Liver Trust that arranging one-off Detox Treatment is pointless if it is not part of a responsible and planned treatment programme.  To stop drinking is relatively easy – remaining abstinent is much harder.  That is why Addictions UK specialises in offering Alcohol Addiction Treatment at Home – a carefully designed “joined-up” treatment regime that deals with both the medical issues and pathological dependence of the client.
Simon Stephens, Director of Case Work at Addictions UK said “I agree with the British Liver Trust – to change drugs from Alcohol to another is pointless if it allows only a few days respite from alcohol.  This just causes more problems in the long term”.
Readers may be interested in the BBC News Feature on this issue – please see: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-16354472.
He added “After-Christmas resolutions are meaningless if they do not lead to life changing decisions. By all means make your decisions on a day by day basis – but please do not bother arranging Detoxes when on-going treatment is not available.”
The NHS spends considerable resources on Detoxes whilst failing to put in place appropriate addictions treatment for after the medical intervention.
Addictions UK offers Home-based Addictions Treatment where Alcohol and Drug related Detoxes can be undertaken at home, subject to careful assessment.  For further information fill-in our website form or telephone 0800 140 4044

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