At Castle Craig rehab we treat people for addiction to heroin, morphine, methadone and a variety of prescription painkillers such as oxycontin, oxycodone and codeine. These are all opiates or opioids and the process of detoxing from them is similar.
In this video Dr McCann, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Castle Craig Hospital and Prof Chick, Medical Director describe how the process of detoxification from opiates is clinically managed under close medical supervision at Castle Craig.
Prof Jonathan Chick, Castle Craig’s Medical Director explains that specific medication is carefully used to “control some of the unpleasant effects of opiate withdrawal, such as the tummy pains, the shivers, the aches, flu-like symptoms.”
Each patient will be assessed by a consultant psychiatrist. As part of this process a detailed history of recent and long-term drug use will be established. A detox management plan will then be discussed and agreed in collaboration with the patient.
For more information on detox from heroin, opiate and opioids drugs at Castle Craig rehab, please visit: castlecraig.co.uk/treatment/detox/heroin-opiate-detox