What is Detoxification?

Many people go into rehab to benefit from a supervised detoxification process – we can provide
advice on private clinics that offer this service and what is entails.

Detoxification deals with withdrawal symptoms from drugs or alcohol.

You may have experienced some of the following symptoms:

  • Sickness
  • Tiredness
  • Shaking
  • Clammy skin, pale complexion, night sweats
  • Jumpiness, anxiety, disorientation

Typically, clinics will offer a medically supervised detox to ensure none of the following more severe symptoms occur:

  • Irregular heart beat / rapid pulse
  • Tremors
  • Confusion
  • Seizures

For expert advice on withdrawal symptoms, call us today – 01865 950 937

Medically Supervised Detox


Some individuals may be advised to seek treatment based on their detox needs.

Detoxification procedures will depend on a number of factors:

  • General health and fitness
  • Drug of choice and levels of use
  • Current prescriptions
  • Among other things – we can help you seek treatment, tailored to your needs

Withdrawal Coping Mechanisms


Withdrawal from alcohol or drugs, or a combination, is possible and can start as soon as you are ready. Detoxing and withdrawal is often the necessary first part of a much more pleasant process towards your recovery goals.

The first priority must be your safety – we can provide advice on private clinics that offer clinician-led detoxification services in the Oxford area.

Call 01865 950 937

Rehab Oxford recommends a clinician-led detoxification from drugs and alcohol where necessary to ensure safety and relative comfort. Medication is typically provided to help ease the effects of withdrawal – we can help you find the treatment you need.

Stopping alcohol consumption suddenly can be harmful – so please feel free to get in touch and we can provide advice on what your next steps should be.

The first stage of a detoxification process often involves a rest, medication and expert support and advice to help you cope with the first few days of your journey.

Pregnancy, Alcoholism and Detoxing


If you are pregnant and consuming alcohol, you are putting your unborn child at risk of FAS – Foetal Alcohol Syndrome, which is a major cause of birth defect.

An unborn baby’s bloodstream will have the same concentration as their mother’s – which can cause damage to the foetus and the child’s later development.

Are you concerned about alcohol consumption and pregnancy?

You can get expert advice today.

Some rehabs offer medical advice and treatment programmes for pregnant women seeking to abstain from alcohol – for more information, please call for a confidential chat about your particular circumstances.