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Alcohol Detox

Life Works offers a safe and secure medical detox for alcohol. Our facility is staffed 24 hours by healthcare workers and each client is taken through an evidence based detox. Our staff are always on hand to address clients concerns, address any problems and help each person deal with their individual symptoms. This ensures each client gets the treatment they need with as little discomfort as possible.


Life Works detox rooms are private single accomidation. Each room is en suit to give clients as much privacy and convenience as possible. While detoxing our clients have access to books, a television (which is only available during detox) and other entertainment to help them pass the time and ease them through detox. Our detox rooms are positioned close to our nursing station so any problems a client has can be addressed quickly. 

We also have 24 hour healthcare staff to ensure that any issues a client might have are addressed quickly, safely and discreetly. 


Upon arrival you will be given a comprehensive medical assessment. Once this is finished, you will be walked through your detox plan.

We understand that each client is differnet, so we work with you to develop a plan focused on:

  • The amount you have been drinking
  • An in-depth appraisal of physical functioning
  • Seriousness of withdrawal symptoms

Of course, each person experiences detox in a different way. Regardless of whether you have completed a plan before, each new detox is entirely new. You should be aware that the more regularly you detox and drink, the worse the symptoms can be. 

During alcohol detox, each client is closly monitored to ensure they are in good health and making progress. Life Works understands that mental health and physical health are linked so we want to keep our clients as comfortable and happy as possible during a detox. This ensures they are more receptive ot treatment once the alcohol detox has finished. 

Depending on the severity of withdrawal, the use of medication may be used to counteract the worst of your symptoms. Many participants attest to becoming tired in the initial stages of detox, an occurrence prompted not only by medication but the restoration of your wellbeing after dependent periods of drinking, and thus sleep deprivation. It is during this restorative period that you reacquire your strength.

Healthcare Workers

Life Works employs doctors, nurses, counsellors and a number of other medical staff to ensure our clients recieve the best care possible. Our healthcare staff are on hand 24 hours a day to make sure clients are safe and healthy. Our staff are able to provide needed medications and support to help you detox and allow you to start your recovery. Our staff are always happy to help and they take great pride in supporting clients in any way they can. 


Life Works takes our clients nutrition very seriously. Our in house chef can cater to individuals diatary requirments and provides all the meals and snacks for our clients. Anyone starting detox is allowed to eat their meals in their room and when they are able, they can begin eating with the rest of the community in our dining room. Meal times are about more than just nutrition. Once a client starts eating with the rest of the group, they are able to make friends and start building a support network. 


At Life Works, our clients have access to a number of different therapy's. Some of these start during detox while others only begin after alcohol detox is complete. For most clients the first treatment they will receive is is a visit from our psychiatrist. Once someone admits to Life Works, they will be introduced to our consultant psychiatrist will preform a comprehensive psychiatric assessment. 

Once the psychiatric assessment is finished, clients will meet their primary counsellor. This will be the person who works with clients after detox and provides them with a number of treatments. The most important of these is group therapy. 

Once a client has finished their detox, they will join group therapy to help them better understand themselves and their addiction. The goal of group therapy is to create a safe place to share problems, develop a support system and create new coping mechanisms to help a client remain alcohol free once they leave treatment. 

Along with group therapy, clients will take part in psycho-education. Taking part in a multitude of psycho-education workshops centred on improving your knowledge of alcohol and alcohol dependence, you will gain a greater perspective of your recovery. As your knowledge improves, sobriety inevitably becomes more manageable.

Relapse Prevention

Detox is only the first step in recovery. It is not enough to overcome the physical addiction if you do not tackly its cause. At Life Works we examine the underlying factors that pushed someone to abuse alcohol in the first place. Then we help them rebuild their lives without alcohol. 

To do this, Life Works recomends people do more than just detox. We encourage our clients to undergo an alcohol detox and then take part in our treatment program. Otherwise they are very likely to relaps in the future. 

Our treatment plan combines counselling and a number of therapies that help you rebuild your life, create coping strategies and identify why you started drinking in the first place. This gives you a firm foundation on which to build your recovery.


Upon the conclusion of your detox, you will be removed from medication. Both drug- and alcohol-free, you will be reenergized and better able to consider your future. With psychotherapy you will feel healthier and with a clear mind, you will accordingly be equipped to focus on your recovery - and ultimately achieve sobriety.

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