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Alcohol and drug dependence treatment involves a medically managed regime to allow safe withdrawal from dependent substances.
Substance misuse: The Department of Health uses the term substance misuse to describe the taking of alcohol/drugs in a manner that causes harm to the individual, others in their lives or the wider community.
Alcohol and drug dependency is a condition whereby an individual excessively consumes alcohol or drugs. Common signs are as follows:
The patient will be put on an individual medically managed regime to allow safe withdrawal from dependent substances and may also include stabilisation and /or reduction of other problem substances. We are able to apply this treatment to alcohol, illicit substances, prescribed medication and over the counter medication. We can work most effectively if given permission by the patient to liaise with their GP or other community services. If a patient does not want this contact, we will respect their wishes if we agree that it is safe and effective to do so.
If the individual decides that they wish to be admitted to the hospital the process is as follows: