Same Day Alcohol Detox

Get An Alcohol Detox Today

We Offer A Same-Day Alcohol Detox

We are the only service of this kind in the UK.

We started Detox Today to fulfil the need for remote or home alcohol detoxes. We offer medical and psychological alcohol treatments for people at home. More and more people want to detox at home rather than outpatient or residential for several reasons: convenience is one but also access to treatment is another.

We understand that lockdown caused an increase in alcohol dependence and relapse, and when detox clinics and rehabs closed to stop the spread of Covid-19, we started treating people online and on the telephone – sending prescription detox medications for next-day delivery or collection if they lived near our pharmacies in Glasgow or in London.

Same-Day Librium Alcohol Detox

For many people who require urgent treatment or would like to start detox immediately, we can offer same-day alcohol detox treatment and support. We can arrange for you to collect any medications including Librium detox prescriptions in Glasgow or London, and we also have a network of couriers who can collect your prescription and deliver it to you same-day with no additional cost apart from the courier charge. We are the only service of this kind in the UK. Most other home detox providers either mail out the medication to arrive within 48 hours and some even arrange to visit your home within a week to drop-off the medication. We know this is far too long for people to wait who want to change now and who just need that little bit of medical and motivational help to start their alcohol recovery.

Expert Alcohol Support

In addition to our fast detox service, we provide expert support on the telephone or internet video throughout the detox and every client has access to unlimited relapse prevention planning, coping skills, goal setting, anxiety coping treatment and motivation to stay sober. We don’t just send you a prescription and forget about you like most of the treatment organisations in the UK. We want our clients to get sober and stay sober – and we do things right. All of our treatments are evidence-based and clinically led by expert doctors and counsellors.

To find out more, contact us via the live chat on this page
or call 0800 009 6675 to speak to a counsellor.

Please read on for more information on alcohol addiction and the importance of seeking immediate professional help through our same-day alcohol detox services.

Alcohol Addiction and Detox

Alcohol addiction, also known as alcoholism, is a medical condition characterised by an uncontrollable urge to consume alcohol despite adverse consequences. It requires professional treatment to overcome. It leads to both psychological and physical dependencies. The body adapts to the presence of alcohol, causing withdrawal symptoms when intake is reduced or stopped. Untreated alcohol addiction can lead to severe health complications, including liver disease, heart problems and mental health issues. It also has social consequences, affecting relationships and employment. Detoxification is the first step in the recovery process which involves removing alcohol from the body under medical supervision to manage withdrawal symptoms safely. Seeking professional help for detox ensures the safety and effectiveness of the detox process, providing the foundation for successful recovery from alcohol dependence. Our same-day alcohol detox services in the UK offer rapid assessment and start of treatment. It provides convenience and immediate support, important for people ready to begin their journey to recovery. Our services ensure that those in need receive prompt attention, reducing the risk of health complications associated with delayed treatment.

Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms

When someone stops drinking alcohol after a period of heavy use, they may experience withdrawal symptoms. These symptoms can be both physical and psychological and include anxiety, tremors (shaky hands, legs and feet), nausea, and in severe cases, seizures. People may also experience mood swings, irritability and difficulty sleeping.

Timeline of Symptoms

Typically, symptoms begin within 8 hours of the last drink, peak around 24 to 72 hours, and can last for weeks. The severity and duration depend on various factors.

Influencing Factors

The length of time someone has been drinking and the amount they consume play significant roles in the severity of withdrawal symptoms. More extended periods of heavy drinking usually result in more severe withdrawal symptoms.

Potential Dangers

Severe withdrawal symptoms, such as Delirium Tremens (DTs) and seizures, pose significant health risks. DTs can include confusion, rapid heartbeat, high blood pressure, fever and hallucinations.

Required Medical Supervision

Due to the potential dangers, medical supervision during detox is necessary. Medical and addiction professionals can manage and mitigate symptoms safely, providing medication to ease withdrawal symptoms and monitoring vital signs to prevent complications.

Assessment Process

Determining the level of care needed involves a thorough medical evaluation. Professionals assess the severity of addiction, withdrawal risk and any co-existing health conditions. This evaluation ensures that the detox plan is tailored to the person’s specific needs, ensuring their safety and improving the chances of a successful recovery.

Home Alcohol Detox Services

Home alcohol detox offers an alternative for those seeking recovery outside traditional inpatient facilities. This option is fitting for people who meet certain safety criteria and prefer the comfort of their own home during detox. Home detox allows people to undergo detoxification in their own space, providing a sense of normality and comfort not found in hospital settings. It’s also useful for those who have other commitments including parents, carers and pet owners.

Home Detox Process

The process begins with a telephone assessment and consultation to ensure home detox is safe and appropriate. Monitoring and support follow, often involving regular visits or calls from healthcare professionals to check on progress and well-being.

Benefits of Home Detox

The main advantages include staying in a familiar environment, privacy and a lower cost compared to inpatient care. These factors can contribute to a person’s overall comfort and willingness to commit to detox.

Criteria For Safety

A safe home detox requires a stable living situation, a supportive network, and a medical history that does not include severe withdrawal risks. The presence of a responsible adult in the home is often necessary.

Support and Supervision

Addiction professionals conduct regular check-ins via phone or home visits. This supervision ensures the person’s safety and provides an opportunity to adjust care plans as needed.

Medication Management

Medications such as Chlordiazepoxide (Librium) are commonly prescribed to manage withdrawal symptoms. These medications are provided under strict guidance to ensure they are used safely and effectively.

Home alcohol detox services play a vital role in the recovery journey for many, providing a viable and effective alternative to inpatient treatment.

Our Same-Day Alcohol Detox Services in the UK

Our same-day alcohol detox service in the UK represents a huge leap in alcohol addiction treatment, providing fast support to those in need. This service offers a quick response to help start the recovery journey with same-day detox services meaning fast assessment, processing of prescriptions, delivery of medicaitons and initiation of treatment. This means that from the moment a person decides to seek help, we are ready to assist with minimal waiting time.

Immediate Assistance

For people needing urgent help, quick access to treatment can be life-saving. It prevents the dangers associated with prolonged alcohol consumption and the risk of withdrawal symptoms becoming severe. It can also save relationships.

Efficient Process

The journey from initial contact to the beginning of detox is streamlined. After reaching out, people undergo a swift evaluation and consultation to tailor the detox plan to their needs, ensuring a fast transition to treatment.

Support and Medication Delivery

The service includes comprehensive support ranging from psychological assistance to the delivery of medication needed to safely manage withdrawal symptoms. The support ensures that people are not alone during this challenging time and ensures the best detox process and commencement of recovery.

UK-Wide Availability

Same-day detox services are generally accessible across the UK. This wide geographic availability means that more people can benefit from immediate help, regardless of their location, albeit delivery to some highly remote places, such as the Scottish Islands, may take longer. Get in touch to find out exactly when you can receive a detox.

Alcohol Detox Medications

Detoxing from alcohol can be a challenging process but certain medications play a fantastic in managing withdrawal symptoms, making sobriety smoother and safer. Understanding these medications and how they work is useful:

Medications such as Benzodiazepines, including Chlordiazepoxide (Librium), are widely used to manage withdrawal symptoms like anxiety, tremors and seizures. Vitamins including Thiamine and other B vitamins are essential during detox to help restore the central nervous system. Abstinence medications including Naltrexone, Acamprosate and Disulfiram can help reduce cravings, act as deterrents and prevent relapse.

Benzodiazepines work by calming the nervous system and reducing the severity of withdrawal symptoms. Naltrexone blocks the euphoric effects of alcohol, while Acamprosate restores the chemical balance in the brain, reducing the desire to drink. Disulfiram causes severe discomfort when alcohol is consumed, deterring its use.

The choice of medication depends on the person’s health profile and the severity of their withdrawal symptoms., however, Chlordiazepoxide (Librium) is commonly used and one we use often. Sometimes diazepam is used for detox, at the discretion of the doctor. A thorough assessment by our doctor ensures the selection of the most suitable medication, tailored to the person’s specific needs.

The use of medication for alcohol detox requires close monitoring by healthcare professionals. This ensures the safety and effectiveness of the treatment, allowing for adjustments as needed based on the person’s response to the medication.

Some people may have concerns about the use of medication during detox, fearing dependency or side effects. However, when used under professional supervision, these medications are safe and significantly reduce the risks associated with alcohol withdrawal.

As part of same-day detox services, medications can be delivered to the person’s location promptly. This ensures that they have access to the necessary medical support without delay, facilitating a smoother start to the detox process.

Clinical evidence and recommendations in addiction treatment emphasise the importance of a medically supervised detox. It is recommended to use of medications as part of a comprehensive treatment plan, which includes psychological support and aftercare to ensure the best outcomes.

In summary, medication plays an important role in the alcohol detox process, offering relief from withdrawal symptoms and support for long-term recovery. With professional guidance, the right medication at the right time helps ensure a safer detox.

Chlordiazepoxide (Librium) Alcohol Detox

Chlordiazepoxide, commonly known by its brand name Librium, is a medication frequently chosen for alcohol detoxification.

Librium acts as a central nervous system depressant. It is part of the benzodiazepine family and is a medication known for its calming effect, which makes it effective in the management of alcohol withdrawal symptoms. Chlordiazepoxide affects the brain by enhancing the effects of the neurotransmitter GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid). This action produces a calming effect, which is beneficial in reducing the agitation and anxiety associated with alcohol withdrawal. The medication is particularly useful in managing symptoms such as anxiety, tremors, and acute withdrawal seizures. Its sedative properties can also aid in improving sleep patterns disrupted by alcohol dependence.

The dosage of Chlordiazepoxide is tailored to the severity of the withdrawal symptoms and the client’s overall health. It typically starts at a high dose which is gradually reduced over time (usually a week to ten days) to minimise dependency risks.

While effective, Chlordiazepoxide use comes with some potential side effects including drowsiness, confusion and impaired coordination. Its use requires careful monitoring by addiction professionals to mitigate these risks. Regular assessments by addiction staff ensure the dose of Chlordiazepoxide remains appropriate for the patient’s symptoms. Adjustments are made based on the patient’s response to treatment and any side effects experienced.

Aftercare and Support Post-Alcohol Detox

Aftercare and ongoing support are non-negotiable for maintaining long-term sobriety following alcohol detox.

Continuous support post-detox plays a hude role in preventing relapse. It helps people navigate the challenges of maintaining sobriety in the long term. After detox, people have access to a wide range of support services at their disposal. These include one-on-one counselling, support groups and structured rehabilitation programs designed to address the psychological aspects of addiction. Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and SMART Recovery are two specialist organisations offering support to those recovering from alcohol addiction. AA uses a 12-step program focusing on personal growth and community support, while SMART Recovery relies on cognitive-behavioural techniques to help people manage addictive behaviours. Both provide invaluable resources and a sense of community. Find out more at Alcoholics Anonymous and SMART Recovery.

Recovery often requires strong support from family and friends. Various resources are available to educate and assist loved ones in providing the right kind of support.  Al-Anon helps support family and friends when a loved one has an alcohol problem. We can also support loved ones offering advice and guidance on how to deal with people who drink, what to expect in detox and how to offer as much support as possible during recovery whilst looking after themselves.

Composing a robust aftercare plan to fit the client’s needs and circumstances is absolutely essential. The plan normally involves recovery/support groups, strategies for managing cravings and triggers, coping with anxiety and thinking errors and often requires more formal counselling therapy such as CBT or DBT. We offer plenty of support during detox and help people form a recovery and relapse prevention strategy and plan. Contact us to find out not only about detox but how to stay sober.

Choosing An Alcohol Detox Service

Choosing your treatment provider is important, don’t just take our word for it that we are a great choice for treatment. Look for services with proper accreditation and qualified staff. Accreditation ensures the service meets certain standards, while qualified professionals provide safe and effective care. Home detox allows you to stay in your environment with support, suitable most people but not chronic alcoholism or people with severe health problems. Outpatient day attendance at a clinic or inpatient detox offers more intensive care in a dedicated facility, more suitable for those with chronic addiction or needing acute medical supervision. Assess your situation to determine which option aligns with your needs or give us a call to determine if home detox is a safe and low-risk option.

When considering detox services in the UK, examine their response times, the qualifications and experience of staff and the support structure post-detox. A quick, knowledgable, experienced and professional service is paramount.

Alcohol detox costs vary widely across the UK. There are free services available from the NHS and charities which do require waiting times. For immediate help, there are several providers of home detox services – including ourselves – and lots of detox clinics and rehab centres that offer detox. Home detox is the cheapest option across all modalities of detox. Our home detox price is the lowest cost detox of its kind available in the country, and, when the service we provide of medications and psychological support is considered, it’s the best value and most professional home detox in the UK. Residential detox centres and outpatient clinic detoxes cost more than home detox services. Please call around different providers and see what they offer and how much the services cost. If you are looking to attend a clinic please ask us for advice on where to go as we work with most clinics in the UK and know their strengths and weaknesses. Also, find out exactly what daily detox support is available as well as post-detox help.

A compassionate and supportive treatment team can significantly impact the recovery journey. Any treatment company should offer encouragement, understand your struggles and tailor the treatment to your needs.

Call or Message Us For Same-Day Alcohol Detox Help

If you need any further help in choosing treatment, the type of treatment or whether you need home detox or support in a clinic, please get in touch for free addiction advice and support. Simply contact us via the live chat on this web page or call us on 0800 009 6675.

Need Advice?

Home Alcohol Detox

Call us for FREE confidential help.

You can also use the Live Chat and immediately connect to us.  One of our telephone counsellors is waiting. Or complete the form below, and we’ll get back to you urgently.

Enquiry Form

Benefits Of Home Detox


There’s nothing more precious than being able to heal with the support of your loved ones, in the familiar environment of your own home. Savour the convenience of being able to maintain your daily routine, work, or simply spend quality time with your loved ones throughout the detox programme.


Our team comprises individuals who have either personally battled addiction or have witnessed a loved one struggle with it. We ensure we understand your needs at the deepest level to keep you safe and make your recovery efficient.

Safe and Comfortable

A medical detoxification helps to alleviate alcohol withdrawal symptoms, whether physical or mental. For long-term heavy alcoholics and heavy drinkers, sudden withdrawal can be dangerous, and the psychological cravings can be overwhelming.

Cost effective

Home alcohol detox is much cheaper than attending a detox clinic or rehab. It is the best value form of private detox treatment, simply because there are no residential costs associated with inpatient. It really is worth the cost to live a life free form alcohol.



We can deliver medication to your door or collect from one of our pharmacies. Call 0800 009 6675 for more.