The following points of information on detox are prepared under the supervision of Consultant Addiction Psychiatrist Dr Bruce Trathen MBBS MRCPsych, and Senior Addictions Therapist David Goodlad FRSPH MA Dip. MBACP (Snr. Accred) UKRC NCAC CADC.
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For anyone with an addiction the first step towards abstinence involves withdrawing from the substance. When unmanaged, the withdrawal symptoms can be unpleasant and potentially dangerous. It is important that the appropriate medication, care and support is provided during this time to ease this difficult period and allow a safe and controlled withdrawal period.
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