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Going Home & Aftercare
You will probably feel the need to rest for a few days at least, as your body becomes used to being without opiates, and it recovers from the detox process. Also, if you have had a naltrexone implant, you need to avoid any strenuous exercise to protect the stitches.
It may be a good idea to stay at home for the first few days following your detox, so if you work we suggest taking a week off post-Detox 5.
Following discharge Naltrexone tablets should be taken daily under the supervision of your ‘supervisor’- a relative or friend who does not use drugs.
We recommend that you take a daily 50mg dose of Naltrexone for 12 months after leaving the programme. Many people receive ongoing prescriptions via their GP. Detox 5 can assist you in this regard.
Our nurse team will ring you on the weekend you are discharged, then weekly for 12 weeks, or as long as you need. The nurse team is also on call for your questions and brief support.
The detoxification process is one small step to an opiate free life. We would strongly recommend a comprehensive aftercare package. The staff at Detox 5 are available to answer queries and help you find the aftercare arrangements that will help you most in your recovery. Anything urgent should be referred to your GP or emergency services.
Best thing I ever done, the first 7 months were tough but with support from NA and a belief that life was getting better I've been able to maintain abstinence from all drugs. I am pleased to say that I'm clean and am very grateful to Detox 5 for making this possible.