What is detox?

Withdrawal is the cessation of addictive substances such as drugs and alcohol or addictive habits such as gambling. Often the body reacts to this with withdrawal or withdrawal symptoms. How intense they are depends on the severity and nature of the addiction.

At Castle Craig we specialize in curing alcohol and drug addiction. In addition, any additional problems such as depression or trauma are also treated. Stopping for a long time is often very difficult, not only physically, but also mentally.

Why drug addiction help?

The first step of recovery is to wean yourself from drugs, medication or alcohol as comfortably and safely as possible (detoxification). We always recommend doing this under the supervision of a professional.

At Castle Craig, a team of medical professionals is available 24/7. If necessary, they prescribe medication to manage the withdrawal symptoms. The dose is then reduced until you are completely free of addictive substances.

But detox is only the first step. For a long-term recovery, it is important that the underlying factors of the addiction are also treated. That is why it is important that you start individual treatment as soon as possible.

Stopping the Danger of “Cold Turkey”

By stopping Cold Turkey we mean stopping with a substance in one go. Never do this. It rarely has the desired effect and can even be dangerous, especially with long-term addictions.
Your body may experience the sudden stop as a shock and can even lead to serious medical consequences. Think of:

  • Increased risk of seizures and/or heart problems
  • Anxiety attacks
  • Hallucinations
  • Delirium (alcohol)

What can Castle Craig do for me?

Each substance has a different withdrawal process. With an alcohol addiction, it takes an average of 3 to 7 days before the substance is out of the body. We prescribe a vitamin preparation and (often) the drug “Chlordiazepoxide” to combat withdrawal symptoms.
The withdrawal process in addictions to other drugs usually takes a longer time. We also offer adapted withdrawal programs for this.

Deal with your addiction

  • Always customized care
  • Withdrawal in a safe environment
  • Short waiting times, so start quickly
  • Professional guidance by experienced specialists