Detox Treatment Programs

Detoxification is a medical process for getting rid of toxins in your body.  This is the first step in the treatment program at a drug rehab center.

When a person comes in for addiction, they will first be evaluated by a trained medical staff to determine what substances they have been using, how much, and when the last time was that they used.  Then, a medical doctor will determine whether or not the individual needs detox.

An effective treatment program will provide a safe medical environment for this process, which is still comfortable.  When an individual starts detoxing, they are taken off their habit forming drug and put on another kind of medication for a short period of time to protect them from the physiological aspect of withdrawal.  They must be medically supervised during this time, because some drugs involve life threatening withdrawal symptoms.

Stopping drugs or alcohol “cold turkey” is never recommended.  In some cases, stopping alcohol or drugs abruptly leads to serious medical problems.

If you or someone you care about is going through withdrawal from alcohol or drugs they may have some of these symptoms:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diareah
  • Headaches
  • Cold sweats
  • Muscle and bone pain
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Convulsions
  • Tremors/shakes
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Seizures

Severe alcohol withdrawals can cause something called delirium tremens, or dts, which can result in death.  Likewise, withdrawal from benzodiazepines can lead to seizures.

While you can not die from opiate withdrawal, it certainly feels like it.  The side effects, along with the physical dependence produced in the human body to these chemicals makes it extremely difficult to detox from this drug alone.  Sometimes the physical pain through out the body is so intense, that the mind then becomes convinced that you need more and the cycle is simply repeated.

There is hope.  An addiction treatment program with a medical detox can help you or your loved one before it’s too late.

At a detox center, you or your loved one will be discontinued from all habit forming drugs safely.  This includes alcohol, stimulants (Cocaine, Meth and Speed), sleeping medications (Ambien and Lunesta), benzos (Xanax, Klonopin and Valium), and opiates (Heroin, Morphine, and Oxys), and any other drug that is mind or mood altering.  Anti-depressants will generally not be discontinued.

Don’t try to do this alone, let trained medical professionals assist you in this process.

A drug detox center simply provides medical stabilization while gently weaning you off the substance you have become dependent on.  This is only the first step in the treatment process.  Detox does not complete drug rehabilitation.

Research shows that those who just treat the physiological part of the disease, with out working on the psychological side have a hard time staying sober.

Ridding an individual of the physical dependency is a big step.  It’s only once this has taken place that an individual can truly work on the root of their addiction by dealing with the emotional and psychological issues surrounding addiction.

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