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THE ONLY REGISTERED DETOX CENTRE IN THE SOUTH COAST AREA,KZN South Africa provides an exclusive rehab treatment for alcoholism and drug addiction. THE Medical Detox Treatment IS THE FIRST STEP TO RECOVERY
We administer intravenous /drip therapy with a concoction of cutting -edge approach to medication and treatment which is one of the best ways to achieve full body detoxification, which is probably why so many people are turning to it instead of relying on oral medication making us one of the very few places to provide this very safe and effective treatment .

The patients are monitored closely 24 hours a day by our professional medical team during the detox .

Allowing the patient to go through a very comfortable and safe detox curbing and minimizing withdrawals symptoms.

We also use researched and proven anticraving medication that can significantly improve treatment outcomes .

Give us a call today and let us help you .

call to learn more about AC WELLNESS Durban KZN South AFRICA. we are fully licenced and registered with the Department of Social Development and Department of Health.
The licence covers in-patient Detoxification and in-patient care.

 Medical Aid covers Ac Wellness… detox, drug rehabilitation and alcohol rehabilitation.

What Is Detoxification?

Detoxification (detox) is the process of clearing the body of drugs or alcohol that an individual has consumed.

The purpose of detox is to safely manage withdrawal symptoms when someone stops taking drugs or alcohol.

Everyone has a different experience with detox. The type of drug and how long it was used affect what detox will be like.

Medications used in detox help keep former users comfortable while the drugs leave their body.

It can take days or months to get through withdrawal symptoms for most drugs. The length of withdrawal depends on several factors, including:

  • Type of substance the user is addicted to

  • Duration of addiction has lasted

  • Method of abuse (snorting, smoking, injecting, or swallowing)

  • Amount of substance taken

  • Family history

  • Underlying medical conditions


Detoxification is the first step in recovery.

Safety during the detoxification process and the importance of continued rehabilitation is detailed by our medical team at AC Wellness.

How Long Does Detox Take?

As mentioned, the length of detox can vary based on several factors. Withdrawal symptoms from alcohol may level off inside of a week (if users are attempting to quit drinking alone, especially after heavy use, they may face serious health risks and even death during that week.) Other drugs, like benzos, may require a longer detox timetable; it could be up to 2 weeks or longer.

In just about every case, however, the time that it takes to get the harmful substances out of the body is generally less important than making long-term changes to ensure that the user won’t relapse — and that recurring triggers can be managed effectively. Both inpatient and outpatient

Rehab can help those struggling with problematic use of drugs or alcohol not only get through detox as quickly and comfortably as possible, but also gain new coping strategies that will enable them to weather any unpleasant mental or physical symptoms of withdrawal that may occur down the line.

In the worst-case scenario, a user attempts detox on their own and either succumbs to their health complications or ends up relapsing shortly afterward; this causes the whole cycle to begin again. One of the best ways to break that cycle for good is through treatment.

Can I Detox at Home?

Choosing to detox at home can be dangerous and potentially deadly. Quitting “cold turkey” or without medical supervision can lead to serious issues such as seizures and severe dehydration.

There are inpatient and outpatient detox programs that help prevent dangerous complications. People with severe addictions should seek inpatient detox because withdrawal can be fatal. Inpatient detox includes 24-hour support and monitoring.

The Process of Detoxification

Everyone’s detox needs are different. The drug detox process helps addicted people get personalized treatment. In most cases, the process involves 3 steps:

  • Evaluation

The medical team screens incoming patients for physical and mental health issues. Doctors use blood tests to measure the number of drugs in the patient’s system. This helps determine the level of medications needed.

There is also a comprehensive review of drug, medical, and psychiatric histories. This information sets up the basis for the patient’s long-term treatment plan.

  • Stabilization

The next step is to stabilize the patient with medical and psychological therapy. The goal of stabilization is to prevent any form of harm to the patient. Doctors can prescribe addiction treatment medications to prevent complications and reduce withdrawal symptoms.

  • Preparing Entry into Treatment

The final step of detox is preparation for a treatment program. Our Doctors familiarize their patients with the treatment process and what to expect. Inpatient rehab offers the best chances of success after detox.

Side Effects of Detox

The process of drug detox can be painful and dangerous. Therefore, medical detox is so important. Detox with medical supervision allows patients to detox in a safe and comfortable environment.


AC Wellness - The ONLY Licensed Rehabilitation Centre On The KZN South Coast