Detoxification from Drugs and/or Alcohol When a person has developed a serious dependence on drugs or alcohol they may need to receive help with detoxification (withdrawal). This process involves a controlled withdrawal for the substance(s) they have become dependent on.

Evidence shows that detoxification (detox) is more likely to be successful the more prepared you are. The more support you have the better including the aftercare package.

Thus, planning and preparation are essential. This includes psychological preparation such as relapse prevention, as well as addressing physical issues such as childcare, pets and homes being looked after. You should also think about finance and debts, and support from non-using friends.

Following detox you will need to continue to address the psychological aspects of dependence to prevent relapse. Whilst many people may manage this at home with support from friends and family, you may also be helped by attending structured day programmes or even residential rehabilitation programmes. Although detox can be a short treatment, rehabilitation is likely to take a long time, and having things to do and support from others are vital to your sustained success.

Detoxification services in Cornwall are different for drugs and alcohol.

Alcohol Detox

Depending on how serious the levels of harmful drinking are, options include:

Usually if you receive alcohol detox in Cornwall you will be offered a post detox structured day programme immediately following your detox.

View our Quick Guide to Alcohol Detox in Cornwall document.

Drug Detox

If you would like more information around accessing detox or to talk through your options please contact With You on 0333 2000 325