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Our facilities are secure, medically supervised facilities that guide clients through their first steps towards sobriety. Detoxification, or detox, gets rid of accumulated drugs and purges them from the body, and is often necessary before rehabilitation can begin. Detox therapies depend on which substance is being abused. Since quitting “cold turkey” isn’t safe for all kinds of addiction, it’s best if detox is supervised by medical personnel in a controlled environment. Some people may find the prospect of detox frightening, but we takes safety measures to ensure that detox is right for each patient. We service for Centennial Colorado. To speak with a detox expert, call Alcohol and Drug Treatment Care Rehab at (720) 419-0378 as soon as possible!
Varieties of Detox
The two kinds of detox: 1) medically supervised withdrawal; and 2) social detoxification. Health care experts in detox facilities may select either method, depending upon several factors:
- the type of substance being abused
- length of abuse
- age of the client
- mental state of the patient
- physical well-being of the patient
- what atmosphere the experts think will be most useful to the patient
Medically supervised withdrawal is generally suggested for those who have been hooked on:
- pain medications (prescription or pharmaceutical)
- barbiturates or sedatives
- opioids (heroin, Oxycontin 7, codeine)
These substances generally have very nasty, painful withdrawal symptoms, many of which can be reduced with the use of prescription detox. Anyone who suffers from severe alcoholism, or who has been abusing alcohol along with other drugs, should undergo medically supervised withdrawal. Without medication, alcoholics may experience dangerous medical conditions that are side-effects of withdrawal, like hallucinations, seizures, or other physical and psychological issues. In addition, anybody who has ever experienced hallucinations or seizures, has a severe illness, or has been diagnosed with certain mental illnesses requires medically supervised withdrawal in order to carefully wean themselves from drugs or alcohol.
Social detoxification is provided to people whose drug abuse typically results in mild to moderate withdrawal symptoms, for addictions to substances such as:
- infrequent opioid use
- occasional alcohol use
This type of detox typically doesn’t require medications, but medical staff and counselors still supervise the process, managing patients’ well-being and providing emotional support during the cravings of withdrawal. During social detoxification, clients are not quarantined in hospital-like rooms while they detox, but are encouraged to live together and socialize with other addicts in recovery. This helps them prepare for a treatment program, where they will be working towards recovery alongside a group of other addicts.
Alcohol and Drug Treatment Care Rehab’s Strategies
Different drugs are responsible for different kinds of withdrawal symptoms, which is why we provide so many detox services. Depressants (like barbiturates, benzodiazepines, and alcohol) require a gradual reduction of the drug, since the withdrawal symptoms may include:
- higher blood pressure
- increased heart rate
- higher internal temperature
Stimulants, such as amphetamines, methamphetamine, cocaine, and Ritalin, generally have easier withdrawal symptoms that require only the emotional support of family members, friends, and counselors. When appropriate, psychiatrists may suggest medicine to avoid stimulant psychosis, which can result in:
- suicidal thoughts
- suicide attempts
Opioids, including heroin, morphine, codeine, and OxyContin, can cause withdrawal symptoms that pose minor or severe health dangers, such as:
- runny nose
- rapid pulse
- rapid breathing
- bone sensitivity
- muscle pain
Taking the First Step
Although it’s a critical first step, detox is ONLY a first step, and is not intended to take the place of the entire rehabilitation, or rehab, process. Many detox centers don’t provide guidance and support once detox is done, but Intervention Treatment Addiction wants clients to maintain sobriety and avoid relapse. Detox in combination with treatment for substance abuse makes Detoxification Rehabilitation a comprehensive program for beating addiction. Recovery is possible, and people are much more successful when detox is used in combination with drug and alcohol treatment, like Alcohol Programs Services. We give service for Centennial Colorado. Call Drug Detox Centennial’s knowledgeable recovery specialists at (720) 419-0378 for more details about detox, rehab, and treatment, or detox and rehabilitation facilities.