Here at Sanctuary Lodge we understand the fear involved in detoxing from alcohol. Alcohol withdrawal symptoms can be extremely unpleasant and, in some cases, life threatening. Detoxing from alcohol in the community is not easy; some find it impossible. Temptation is all around, so when you are feeling the effects of withdrawal, knowing that another drink will fix it can often lead to relapse.
You should never just stop drinking suddenly. If your body has become reliant on alcohol, this could send you into acute withdrawals. Some of these withdrawal symptoms are dangerous and can lead to death. We cannot emphasise enough how dangerous suddenly stopping alcohol can be.
Your safety is our priority at Sanctuary Lodge, so we will ensure that, if needed, you will receive a full medical detox. This will drastically reduce the withdrawal symptoms to comfortable levels and ensure that you do not suffer any symptoms that are likely to be life threatening or hinder your recovery. You will be continually monitored throughout the detox period by our team. All medications will be administered under strict protocol by our staff who provide around the clock care at our clinic. We have a qualified psychiatrist who specialises in detoxification, and staff who will offer you continual encouragement and support throughout.
We want to make sure that you are as comfortable as possible at all times; to this end, we will regularly review your detox.