Opiate Medical Detox
Steps in the Opiate Recovery Process
In order to effectively and fully recover from the effects of opiates and alcohol abuse, those who undergo Addiction Rehab must complete several important steps to achieve that ultimate goal. An important early step in recovery is the medical detox process, in which patients are closely monitored by our medical staff for any signs of physical and psychological withdrawal that occurs when an addict stops taking addictive substances. A Opiate Medical detox process can make or break an addict’s chances at a full recovery, so it is absolutely critical that you use a medical detox program that is licensed, reputable and staffed by experienced medical personnel like Addiction Rehab Nationwide.
Minimizing Withdrawal Symptoms
Our centers are one of the few drug treatment centers in the Nation that offer onsite, medical detox services. In our years of experience in helping thousands of addicts recover from drug addiction, we understand that long-term and sustained use of drugs and alcohol takes a toll on one’s body, mind, and spirit. Depending on the length of time a person is addicted to drugs and alcohol and the types of substances a person is addicted to, the withdrawal symptoms that people experience can be life-threatening. Therefore, it is important that the symptoms associated with withdrawal are minimized as much as possible so clients can reap the full benefits that drug treatment can provide.
The Dangers of Unsupervised Non Medical Detox:
When addicts who have been abusing drugs or alcohol for years or even decades make the decision to stop using, many try the cold-turkey approach and simply attempt to stop using on their own. The problem with this strategy is that it falsely assumes that defeating addiction is about willpower and subjects recovering addicts to unnecessary pain and discomfort. Additionally, individuals attempting to self-detox at home or in an unsupervised outpatient setting will be ill-equipped to handle the litany of potential withdrawal symptoms.
- Heart Failure
- Severe Depression
- Suicidal Thoughts
- Intense Cravings
- Abdominal Pain
Supervised Medical Assistance
Addiction Rehab Nationwide understands the importance of providing supervision and medical assistance throughout the very difficult detox process. Addicts are at their most vulnerable when struggling with withdrawal symptoms and we aim to offer our patients the comfort and relief needed to facilitate a successful rehabilitation.
These withdrawal symptoms range from minor, to debilitating, to life-threatening and become more and more intense with each passing moment. Attempting to combat and overcome these symptoms without medical supervision is hazardous and often ineffective. Medical detox relieves the pressure, pain and discomfort an individual feels when the body is cleansing itself of drugs and/or alcohol. This assistance allows patients to focus on their recovery as opposed to their pain.
A medically supervised detox at an inpatient residential facility is the best possible way for a recovering addict to begin treatment. With 24-hour surveillance and medical-assistance to provide alleviation from withdrawal symptoms, medically supervised detoxification sets a patient up for a triumphant outcome.