Home Detox from Opiates or Opioids:
Assessment will ascertain what level of withdrawal you may experience and how you have previously dealt with these feelings and physical reactions- you will have learned coping strategies previously that will be of benefit.
With you, AIM will then design a personal plan of care for you, and agree objectives to meeting your goals, such as reducing drug use, preparing activities to keep you occupied, ensuring you have adequate support in place and commencing brief psychological interventions.
- It is recommended to participate in therapeutic interventions before, during and especially after a period of detox, this not only improves the positive outcome of a detox - i.e. staying clean from drugs- but it also may help you to rebuild your life and gain skills to continue living without the need of a drug or substance to make you feel 'normal'.
- If you would like advice on stopping or safely reducing your medication or drug use, please contact AIM.
- AIM provide daily assessment of your symptoms and gauge these accordingly throughout your entire detoxifiaction. This in turn lets us plan for any symptoms of withdrawal you may expereince or even be concerned about the possibility of experiencing.
You can find the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines here on opiate detox.
It is extremely important to be aware of your tolerance to opiates reducing prior and during detox, any use during and after detox puts you at a much higher risk of a potentially fatal overdose.