Drug and Alcohol Detox
Are you or a loved one struggling with addiction and need to start detox? Many treatment centers offer detox services, designed to help people overcome their chemical dependencies by bringing together industry leading doctors, nurses and therapists. These experts are trained to help individuals work through withdrawal and detox safely.
From there, they provide the right tools to help patients complete their recovery, emphasizing the importance of mental, physical and spiritual health:
Treatment facilities can help individuals detox from:
- Prescription Opiates
- Crystal Meth
- And Many Other Substances
What to Expect With Detox and Stabilization Programs
There are scenarios where an individual continues to experience debilitating symptoms long after the typical withdrawal period has passed. These symptoms are part of a phenomenon known as post-acute withdrawal syndrome (PAWS) and are so powerful that they can mimic health issues associated with mental illness.
That’s why detox treatment doesn’t stop at withdrawal. Stabilization is as much our goal as flushing toxins from the patient’s body. Many patients have the option to participate in 15-day extended detox and stabilization programs to better safeguard themselves from relapse when PAWS arises.
This extended treatment is designed to more fully integrate patients into treatment and educate them on what to expect if PAWS presents itself months down the road. For those who have been using a strong substance for a long period of time, our extended drug and alcohol detox program is essential to making a full recovery.
Why You Need to Detox in the Care of Professionals
Withdrawal can last anywhere from a couple of days to several weeks, as the body rids itself of drugs and/or alcohol. Depending on the substance and how long the individual has been using, withdrawal symptoms can range from mild to severe.
Potential withdrawal symptoms include:
- Muscle aches
- Concentration problems
- Appetite changes
- Strong cravings
Detoxing at home might seem like a possible solution if you or a loved one is struggling with addiction, but unmonitored detox can be fatal. Recovery from substance abuse takes time: The body needs more than a few hours to heal and return to normal functioning. Medical detox treatment provides a setting where patients can do so safely and comfortably.
Medication-Assisted Substance Abuse Detox Plans
In some cases, medications may be prescribed to ease specific withdrawal symptoms or to prevent these symptoms from threatening the patient’s life.
Don’t Let Your Addiction Linger: Get Help Now
Do you need help detoxing from one or more addictive substances? Are you ready to end your dangerous, destructive addiction?
Read on to learn more about the next step in recovery: Residential Treatment. Or contact us directly if you have any questions. Our admissions counselors are available 24/7 to take your call.