Jan 31, 2012 By Paul Spanjar 0 comments

Welcome to my new weekly column in which I’ll try to dispel many of the myths surrounding treatment for alcohol and all other drugs and also discuss any issues you might have around dependency.

If you have any questions please email them to [email protected]

Over the past 15 years we have successfully detoxed over 2,000 people from a variety of drugs and alcohol. Having experienced many detox’s myself first hand (thankfully many years ago), that knowledge was used, together with Dr Turnbull’s expertise to ensure that all of our detox’s are as safe and as comfortable as they can possibly be. Our success rate of detoxing people from drugs and alcohol is over 90%.

I was recently asked about the dangers around alcohol detox. The person in question was worried that his daughter may suffer an allergic reaction or suffer from fits while being weaned off alcohol. I can only speak for our drug and alcohol rehab and the detoxes we use. When withdrawing people from alcohol our medical team are usually instructed by our doctor to ensure that besides using a benzodiazepine we also administer medication to ensure our clients will not suffer from fits. They are also administered medication to aid sleep.

Unsupervised alcohol detox can be dangerous.

I hope this answers the question but if you need to know more or have any other questions about drugs and/or alcohol or any other substances or addictive lifestyle or about rehab, please contact me.

Recovery and a complete new way of life might be just around the corner and remember, if you keep doing what you're doing, you'll keep getting what you're getting!

Steve Spiegel

Why Us:

The Providence Projects has been successfully delivering alcohol and drug rehab for over 20 years. The highly skilled counselling team and a proven and innovative treatment programme combine to ensure that all of our clients have the best possible chance of recovery.

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Our Model:

Steve Spiegel and Dr Turnbull agreed a mission when opening The Providence Projects in 1996 and our mission has remained the same; to provide effective and affordable addiction treatment in order to help men, women and families begin the process of recovery.

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Get Help:

If you are the person with the problem, or if you are the friend or family member and you want to speak confidentially or find out about the detox and rehab packages, please call us today and speak to one of our highly skilled addiction specialists on 0800 9550945.

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