Expert Drug and Alcohol Detox Treatment
Are you or someone you love struggling with physical drug or alcohol dependence? Our drug and alcohol detox program helps users overtake their physical drug dependencies by giving them the tools and clinical staff to safely overcome cravings.
Substance abuse is on the rise, and the percentage of people who reported trying an illicit drug in the last month rose from 8.3 percent in 2002 to 9.4 percent in 2013. Drug abuse and addiction can affect people of any age. Most drug users start in their teen years, but drug use among those over the age of 50 has increased in recent years as well.
Fortunately, help is available for drug users who want to take back control of their lives. Our drug and alcohol detox treatment center specializes in helping those struggling with substance abuse to overcome those cravings and live a healthier life.
Addiction Can Lead To Physical Dependence
Drug and alcohol addiction can take control of your life and destroy relationships. Your body can become physically dependent on the drug and cause damage to both the brain and body.
Drugs can change the way your brain responds to pleasure, making it harder to feel joy about things you once loved. Different illicit substances cause different side effects, and some drugs can be deadly. Long-term use of alcohol may cause permanent nerve, heart and liver damage. Extended drug use might cause memory loss, appetite changes and organ damage.
For some, underlying medical or mental health issues make it harder to quit. People who started taking drugs or drinking to ease physical pain might worry about how to handle that pain once the drugs and alcohol are gone. Failed attempts to quit can exacerbate depression or anxiety.
Substance Abuse Detoxification Is The First Step
Substance abuse detox is the first step on the road to recovery. During detox, your body will rid itself of drugs and alcohol. As the drug leaves your brain and body, you might experience withdrawal symptoms. The actual detox process is fairly short, lasting just a few hours or days. Withdrawal symptoms can last much longer. Depending on what you’re addicted to and how long you’ve been using drugs and alcohol, withdrawal symptoms range from mild to severe.
Potential withdrawal symptoms include:
- Muscle aches
- Concentration problems
- Appetite changes
- Strong cravings
Because alcohol and drugs actually change your brain, recovery from substance abuse takes time. Not only do you need to stop using drugs and alcohol, but you also need to give your system the opportunity to return to normal functioning. Medical detox helps you do this safely and comfortably.
Why You Need A Medically Supervised Detox
If you’re trying to escape the grip of addiction, you need drug and alcohol detox. You can’t start the rest of your recovery until you get through that first step. If drug or alcohol use has driven away loved ones and caused you financial or legal trouble, getting into a detox program quickly is essential. You might be able to salvage some of the most important parts of your life if you dedicate yourself to getting through withdrawal and recovery.
While detox and withdrawal can seem scary, the dangers of continued drug and alcohol use are much more frightening. Addiction can destroy your career, family, friendships and health.
In 2014, over 47,000 Americans died from drug overdoses. Most drug overdoses occur in people abusing opioid prescription drugs, but you can also overdose on benzodiazepines, heroin, cocaine and methamphetamines.
Drinking too much alcohol can also be dangerous, and about 6 people die each day from alcohol poisoning caused by binge drinking.
The longer you’ve been using drugs and alcohol, the harder it is to quit. Long-term drug and alcohol users often develop tolerance to the substances they use. Tolerance builds up when you start needing more and more of the drug to get the same effects as before. Tolerance can intensify your addiction and put you at higher risk for an overdose.
Self Detox Can Be Fatal
Detoxing at home might seem like a potential solution to ending your drug or alcohol use, but it can actually be dangerous. Detoxing from some drugs can lead to potentially fatal withdrawal symptoms. Severe alcoholics might experience delirium tremens during alcohol detox, which can cause seizures, hallucinations and irregular heartbeat.
Strong Substance Cravings Can Occur
Even when withdrawal symptoms aren’t life-threatening, they are often extremely uncomfortable or painful. Strong cravings can make it difficult to maintain your sobriety, and it can be hard to resist using drugs or alcohol to ease the pain and discomfort. Symptoms are typically strongest within the first few days after quitting drugs or alcohol, but you might continue to experience symptoms for years to come. Learning how to deal with recurrent symptoms can make the difference between long-term success and relapses, but these skills are hard to figure out on your own.
Professional Detox Can Help Create Comfort & Reduce Cravings
A medical detox facility makes the process much easier and more comfortable. Because all of your daily needs are taken care of, you can concentrate on detox, withdrawal and recovery at a dedicated rehab facility instead of worrying about where you’ll sleep or what you’ll eat. Access to emotional support, our meditation garden and drug-free activities help you cope with your symptoms.
When you’re at a dedicated detox center, you can call on staff for help anytime, day or night. Managed substance abuse detox ensures that every aspect of your recovery is controlled and supervised. Having someone on call for problems ensures that you never need to go through any part of detox or recovery alone. Working through detox and withdrawal at a dedicated rehab center also keeps you away from temptations that could undermine your recovery.
Here at The Treatment Center, we have extensive experience helping clients through detox and withdrawal from these substances:
- Prescription opiates
- Crystal Meth
- And More
Controlled Medical Drug and Alcohol Detox
In some cases, the physical withdrawal symptoms during drug and alcohol detox can be overwhelming or can impact your health. Controlled medical detox is a managed detox, so you have doctors caring for you through the entire process.
Medication can sometimes be prescribed to help ease specific withdrawal symptoms or to treat symptoms so they don’t turn deadly. Medical monitoring during detox might involve the doctor keeping track of your blood pressure, heart rate, breathing rate and other vital signs.
Your detox experience is tailored specifically to your needs, so the length of detox depends on your prior drug use patterns and your level of addiction. Our board-certified doctors and nurses are experienced in dealing with a wide range of withdrawal symptoms, so you can rest assured that your medical team has the skills and knowledge to get you safely through detox.
Entering Our Drug and Alcohol Detox Treatment Center
Once you’ve decided that you want to live a life free of substances, you’ll want to better understand the process once arriving at our detox treatment center. Upon arrival, you will receive an initial assessment to help our care team plan an appropriate detox and drug and alcohol recovery experience for you.
Within hours or days, you’ll likely start experiencing withdrawal symptoms as drugs and alcohol leave your body for good. There will be trained medical staff by your side during this time to ensure total comfort and safety.
Once detox is complete and your body is drug-free, the process of rebuilding your life and learning how to avoid relapse follows. Individual and group therapy can help you develop the mental and emotional tools necessary to resist drugs and alcohol in the future, while options such as 12-step programs and faith-based counseling let you customize your recovery experience here. Cognitive behavioral therapy gives you specific techniques to use when faced with temptation, and family counseling can help you and your loved ones establish an effective support system for long-term success. The Treatment Center also offers court liaison services for those in a court-ordered detox and rehab program. Your dedicated team of therapists and advocates will help customize your recovery program based off of your specific needs.
Safely Detox from Drug or Alcohol Addiction Today
And Live a Life Free of Substances