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Our detox services supply a safe and medically supervised process for those taking the first step towards recovery. Detoxification, or detox, gets rid of collected toxins and cleanses them from the body. Although a precursor to treatment, detox isn’t to be mixed up with rehabilitation. Detox treatments range depending on the drug is being abused. Thus, ‘cold turkey’ strategies aren’t safe for all types of addiction. This is why detox is best completed in a regulated, clinically supervised environment. Although the prospect of detox can be intimidating, our team takes every precaution to ensure that detox is appropriate and safe for every patient. Contact us to speak with a knowledgeable detox expert. Call 316-799-0433 today!
Varieties of Detox
There are two varieties of detox used most often in detox facilities: medically supervised withdrawal and social detoxification. Health care professionals will assign either method depending upon:
- the kind of drug being abused
- period of use
- age of the client
- psychological state of the client
- physical health of the client
- what type of environment the professionals think shall be most useful to the client
Medically supervised withdrawal is usually suggested for those who are addicted to:
- pain medications (prescription or pharmaceutical)
- barbiturates or sedatives
- opioids (heroin, OxyContin7, codeine)
These drugs usually have very unpleasant, uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms, many of which may be lessened with certain detox medicines that can only be prescribed by an addiction medical specialist. It is also important for people suffering from serious alcoholism, or who’re abusing alcohol along with drugs, to participate in medically supervised withdrawal. Medically supervised withdrawal centers use medications to avoid medical complications, like hallucinations, seizures, or other physical and mental problems that may occur from withdrawing ‘cold turkey’ from alcohol, and other drugs. Medically supervised withdrawal is also best that anyone who has ever experienced hallucinations or seizures, has a severe sickness, or has been diagnosed with particular mental diseases.
Social detoxification is most effective for people that are expected to only experience mild to moderate withdrawal symptoms, including:
- occasional opioid use
- infrequent alcohol use
The social detoxification method attempts to help clients during their cravings and withdrawal without medication. However, this process is still supervised by medical staff and counselors who oversee the patients’ health. Social detoxification is a “social” process, meaning that clients are not segregated in hospital-like rooms, but live together as they detox. This helps addicts to prepare for a rehab program, where social interaction is key.
Our Treatment Methods
We offer a program that provides detox with the understanding that different drugs or alcohol are responsible for a wide variety of withdrawal symptoms. Depressants (for instance, barbiturates, benzodiazepines, and alcohol) normally require a gradual weaning from the substance while utilizing other medications to help with the risks of:
- higher blood pressure
- higher heart rate
- increased body temperature
However, stimulants, including amphetamines, methamphetamine, cocaine, and Ritalin, generally have mild withdrawal symptoms that generally only require emotional support from family, loved ones, and counselors. Because they’ve developed stimulant psychosis, it isn’t uncommon for chronic stimulants-users to need medication to prevent:
- suicidal emotions
- suicide attempts
Opiates, like heroin, morphine, codeine, and OxyContin, can cause withdrawal symptoms which are may have minor or serious health risks, like:
- runny nose
- quickening pulse
- rapid breathing
- bone pain
- muscle pain
Take the First Step
Detox is JUST a first step. It is not intended to replace the whole rehabilitation process. Although many detox centers don’t provide support after detox, Our treatment team knows how easy it can be to relapse after detox if the addict doesn’t start rehabilitation immediately. If used in combination with rehabilitation and other drug and alcohol abuse treatment methods, treatment detoxification can be an effective first step in recovery from substance abuse. Recovery is attainable. In some instances, detox is an essential start to the rehabilitation process, only if detox is followed by a treatment program, like the ones our team provides. Our professional recovery specialists are available 24 hours a day to answer concerns about detox, rehabilitation, and treatment, or detox and rehab centers, so call 316-799-0433 today!