An innovative new Community Detox service, the first of its kind to be offered in Lancashire, has been launched to help people recover from alcohol dependency, without having to disrupt their everyday lives or stay away from home.
The private Community Detox service is being delivered by Delphi Medical, from their detox centre, the Pavilion, based near Lancaster. It is hoped that the addition of home-based detox and drop-in support will remove barriers and open support services to an even wider audience.
Increase in alcohol consumption during lockdown
As the UK approaches its fourth month in lockdown following the COVID-19 outbreak, people are continuing to adjust to life under the new restrictions. While some have readily adapted to the new routine, others have struggled to cope with the new normal. According to recent research published by Alcohol Change, 1 in 5 people in the UK have reported an increase in alcohol consumption following the onset of lockdown.
For some, lockdown coping strategies may have instigated or exacerbated a pattern of alcohol use that could spiral into dependence; a condition diagnosed when alcohol use becomes problematic or causes significant distress.
Dependence, no matter how mild, can be difficult to overcome alone. Detox programmes, such as those offered by Delphi Medical, provide structured support to help individuals overcome dependence in a safe and enduring manner. While the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has forced providers to adapt their service, support remains available for those concerned about their own, or a loved one’s, pattern of alcohol use.
Rethink Detox – detox that doesn’t hold you back
Community-based detox provides a viable alternative to traditional programmes for those who can’t access residential detox due to family or work commitments or who simply require additional flexibility. Unlike traditional residential detox programmes, community detox allows participants to receive treatment with minimal impact on their everyday lives. The programme offers clinical and therapeutic treatments that guide participants through the stages of withdrawal and set s them on the road to recovery.
‘We believe the introduction of our private community based alcohol detox programme will allow us to support even more individuals within the local community. We’re proud to be one of the first providers in the North West to make this treatment available and hope that, when combined with our diverse support services, this will allow us to help even more people to overcome addiction’ – Emma Knape, company lead, Delphi Medical.
If you’re concerned about your alcohol consumption or that of a relative or loved one, you can contact Delphi Medical on 01524 39375 or email [email protected]