Get a no-obligation confidential advice from our medical experts today

Request a call back

Private Alcohol Detox

When you have an alcohol problem, getting the right help can be difficult. At Serenity, we offer free addiction advice and can organise a private alcohol detox to get you sober.  

Alcohol addiction is a difficult addiction to overcome because the substance is legal, cheap and readily available. Binge drinking can quickly turn into a habit that’s hard to quit. 

Left unchecked, a drinking habit will become an addiction. Being addicted to alcohol means you are alcohol dependent – you need alcohol to feel normal. 

At this stage, you will need to detox with withdrawal medication to stop drinking. Going “cold turkey” will stop you from drinking for a short time only. 

Alcohol detoxification is a way for you to break free from alcohol with professional help. 

Our private alcohol detox clinics are run by world-class addiction experts. We offer both outpatient and inpatient detox programmes to treat alcohol addictions ranging from mild to life-threatening. 

Call us on 0203 151 1280 for a free, no-obligation chat about what type of alcohol detox will work best for you.

Why Choose Serenity?

Doctor with patient

  • National alcohol detox services
  • Clinics across the UK
  • World-class clinics and experts 
  • Inpatient and outpatient detox programmes
  • Medically assisted treatment 
  • 12 step recovery 
  • Immediate and rapid admission 
  • 12 months aftercare 
  • Flexible payments – we accept most medical insurance, or we can put together a low-interest and customisable credit plan.

We help people deal with their addiction. Our addiction experts are leaders in their fields. We use treatments that are proven to work, and we will put in place a support network for you. 

Find a private alcohol detox near me by checking our clinic locations

How Does Private Alcohol Detox Work?

The first step is filling out a medical assessment form online. Alternatively, you can call us on 0203 151 1280 for a chat about the next steps. 

Following the completion of your self-assessment, we will book you in for a clinical assessment. 

The assessment for detoxification will look at*:

  • Alcohol use
  • Other drug use
  • History of withdrawal 
  • Medical history 
  • Medical needs
  • Physical health 
  • Mental health 
  • Social and family support 

*Among other things. 

The detox

Your detox can take place in residential accommodation at one of our private alcohol detox clinics, or you can do it at home. 

As your alcohol treatment begins, you will be given your first dose of medication and vitamins.

You will abstain from alcohol with withdrawal medication. This medication will help manage your withdrawal symptoms. 

Your withdrawal symptoms will start between 6 and 24 hours after your last drink and peak between 24 hours and 72 hours. After 72 hours, your symptoms should be less severe and more manageable. 

You will be continually assessed during your detox to make sure you are managing it well. 

After 72 hours

After 72 hours the worst withdrawal symptoms will be over. Your private alcohol detox will end, and you will stay on medication to stop your cravings. 

You will stay on withdrawal medication for as long as you need it. This is usually 1-2 months. 

Some medicines replace cravings while others manage sickness or make you sick when you drink alcohol. 

Getting you sober in a safe way is our primary aim. Your health won’t be ideal as an alcoholic. 

We will monitor you and adjust your medication so you feel good and can stay away from the drink.

Do I Need To Detox?

Holding hands

If you can’t enjoy yourself without having a drink, you have a problem. 

If want to give up drinking, you need to detox with professional help. 

Alcohol withdrawal symptoms are no picnic. With a “cold turkey” approach, relapse is a question of when not if. We know because 9 out of 10 people who give it a go can only manage 1-2 days. 

Battling withdrawal is the hardest thing you will ever do. Withdrawal symptoms can be so intense that you will do anything for a drink. 

For this reason, the most effective private alcohol detox programmes incorporate withdrawal medication and therapy. This approach addresses the physical and behavioural sides of alcohol addiction.

Inpatient and Outpatient Detox Programmes

two people in counselling

With Serenity, you get the option to be an outpatient or an inpatient at one of our clinics. 

The right treatment depends on your circumstances, including your physical and mental health, means of looking after yourself, housing situation and the extent of your alcohol addiction. 

Outpatient alcohol detox 

As an outpatient, you stay at home. You still have access to our addiction experts, nurses and care team, as well as outpatient therapies. 

Detoxing at home will not interrupt your life. You will be free to work and carry on as normal. 

Your progress will be closely monitored, and we will adjust your medication, so you feel good. 

This is a good option for mild addictions and early-stage addictions. It isn’t suitable for chronic addictions and severe alcohol dependence. 

Inpatient alcohol detox 

As an inpatient, you will stay in one of our private alcohol detox clinics. You will detox in a safe, nurturing environment where you can’t drink.   

Residential care typically lasts 3-4 days for a simple detox and 2-4 weeks for more complex cases.  

You will stay in comfortable accommodation in a private bedroom with an en-suite bathroom. 

As an inpatient, you will take part in a more extensive detox programme. If you might relapse, this is the best place for your private alcohol detox

Private Alcohol Detox Costs


Prices for a home alcohol detox typically start from around £1,000 and go up to £2,500, depending on the amount of care and support you need. 

A detox in one of our private alcohol detox clinics typically costs between £6,000 and £10,000 for a 28-day treatment. However, prices can go higher than this depending on the support you need.

The cost of detox treatment depends on the extent of support and whether you stay at home or do your detox in one of our private detox clinics. 

Serenity offers flexible payment options to help you afford treatment. We accept most medical insurance, or we can put together a low-interest and customisable credit plan that spreads the cost.

What To Expect From Our Private Alcohol Detox Clinics

Chatting over coffee

As world leaders in addiction, we will create a private alcohol detox programme that gets you sober once and for all. The treatments we use are proven and we have a long list of happy patients. 

As an outpatient, you will be free to go about your normal life. As an inpatient, you will be in residential accommodation and receive higher-quality care. 

We will create a detox programme that works for you based on your physical and mental health, social and housing situation and financial situation. 

Clinic facilities 

You will stay in a modern, well-equipped clinic with a private bedroom. Your bedroom will have an en-suite bathroom, a smart TV and plenty of books.  

Our medical team is second to none. All our clinics are staffed by healthcare professionals. You will be looked after by BACP accredited nurses. 

Our staff list includes:

  • GP’s
  • Consultant psychiatrists 
  • Clinical psychologists 
  • Psychotherapists
  • BACP accredited nurses  

Inpatients also benefit from a range of additional services, including:

  • One to one counselling and therapy 
  • Group therapy
  • Diet plans and cooking lessons 
  • Fitness lessons with a personal trainer  
  • Holistic therapies like acupuncture, aromatherapy, reiki and massages

Most of our patients look back at their time with us as a welcome break from normal life. 

Our detox clinics are safe spaces where you can be yourself without judgment. 

To get started with alcohol treatment, check our clinic locations to find a private alcohol detox near me. Call us on 0203 151 1280 for a free, no-obligation chat. 

Let’s beat your addiction together.