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Assessment & Sedated Detox
Monday - Assessment Day (Day 1)
You will be invited to attend for an assessment with a relative, friend or worker. The team including the Consultant Psychiatrist will take a full history and drug history, measure all base line vital signs including a full physical examination and explain the care plan to assess whether it is appropriate to admit you to the ward. The process will be fully explained and you will be requested to sign consent to treatment paperwork. You will be shown to your private room and be allowed to settle in before treatment starts. From the time of your arrival to being sedated can take a few hours.
Once the assessments are completed, you will say goodbye to your family / worker and the medication is introduced. Mobile phones are not permitted on the unit, and visitors cannot usually return until collecting the client.
It is easier to begin the sedation before you start to withdraw from opiates. For that reason you are encouraged to continue using opiates as normal on the day of admission. However, you are not allowed to use drugs on the unit and all illicit substances will be confiscated and destroyed.
Tuesday & Wednesday - Sedation Days (Days 2 and 3)
You will be kept in a sedated state throughout days two and three. This means that your sedation level is maintained somewhere between semi-conscious and pain-free but wakeful. Throughout this period your vital signs will be recorded regularly and you must have at least three litres of oral fluids per 24 hours.
You are monitored around the clock by the detox staff to manage the level of sedation and to maintain your safety.
Doing very well clean of all others as well won't be coming back. Working hard thanks to all the team at Detox 5.