Medical Detox

Introducing Comfortable and Safe Medical Detox

Introducing Comfortable and Safe Medical Detox

What Is Medical Detox?

Even though many people have tried to quit cold turkey, their efforts are futile. The hold that drugs and alcohol have on your brain and body can be so strong that you need help from a team of professionals to get clean once and for all.

As the first step in recovery, medical detox cleanses your body of whatever substances you have in your system. It can also be the most complicated, and critical phase of the addiction recovery process, as well as the one that patients fear the most. Because medically-assisted detox is a highly specialized process, requiring an experienced physician to manage, many rehab centers don’t offer it as part of their treatment programs. But we do–at all of our locations. Our team of compassionate, professional physicians understands how to minimize anxiety and alleviate uncomfortable symptoms that occur during the detox process.

Studies have shown that those who use alcohol as a teen have up to five times the risk of developing a dependence on alcohol compared to those who began drinking at 21.

Should I Fear Detox?

No. There is nothing to fear. Don’t let your fear keep you from getting your life back on track. When effectively delivered by trained specialists, medical-assisted detox is more comfortable than most people expect it to be.

The fear comes from hearing about or experiencing detox on your own. Trying to get clean without professional help can be extremely painful and very dangerous. On the contrary, detoxing with the supervision of skilled and caring professionals is a safer and more comfortable process.

Symptoms of withdrawal from alcohol and drug addiction we help to alleviate are:

 

  • Seizures
  • Hallucinations
  • Nausea & Vomiting
  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety & Depression
  • Confusion & Disorientation
  • Panic Attacks
  • Muscle Aches, Bone & Joint Pain

Why Alcohol and Drug Detox Is Critical


Managing these symptoms is a critical initial step in the rehabilitation journey. Without professional help, almost everyone has difficulty controlling the uncomfortable physical and emotional pain of withdrawal, leading to a high rate of relapse. Our experienced physicians medically manage the detoxification process to reduce the negative impacts of withdrawal keeping our patients as comfortable as possible. That said, we work with each patient to determine which medications work best for their situation, the drugs in their system and the extent of their abusive behavior.

The medicines we administer and monitor can help to relieve withdrawal symptoms from opioids, benzodiazepines, barbiturates, sedatives, and alcohol. Research has proven detoxification alone fails to address the possible social and behavioral problems that may be associated with or the underlying reason the addictive behavior exists. After a resident completes detoxification, they move into either our Residential Inpatient or Partial Hospitalization Program.

Managing these symptoms is a critical initial step in the rehabilitation journey. Without professional help, almost everyone has difficulty controlling the uncomfortable physical and emotional pain of withdrawal, leading to a high rate of relapse. Our experienced physicians medically manage the detoxification process to reduce the negative impacts of withdrawal keeping our patients as comfortable as possible. That said, we work with each patient to determine which medications work best for their situation, the drugs in their system and the extent of their abusive behavior.

The medicines we administer and monitor can help to relieve withdrawal symptoms from opioids, benzodiazepines, barbiturates, sedatives, and alcohol. Research has proven detoxification alone fails to address the possible social and behavioral problems that may be associated with or the underlying reason the addictive behavior exists. After a resident completes detoxification, they move into either our Residential Inpatient or Partial Hospitalization Program.

Why Should You Chose Addiction Recovery Centers?

Addiction Recovery Centers have a team of experts who administer the proper detoxification to help you recover from the abuse alcohol and all types of drugs. Our doctors are on the leading edge of the most advanced technology and treatment programs in the country, including state-of-the-art medical detox protocols.

Our medical treatment is carefully monitored by experienced staff, and our addiction physicians are on call 24/7 in case they need to adjust detox medications to keep patients comfortable. We know that feelings of anxiety can run high during detox. Not only do our professionals know how to help manage your anxiety, but we also can effectively help minimize the many uncomfortable symptoms you may encounter during the detox phase of your recovery.

Your Safety Is Our Top Priority

Our goal is for you to achieve life-long sobriety. However, you need to accomplish this in a manner that doesn’t risk your physical and mental wellbeing. It doesn’t matter if you are seeking alcohol detox, drug detox, heroin detox, or opiate detox, you can rest assured we provide something different than most facilities – a fully accredited, licensed, professionally staffed, medical detox at both our Tucson and Dana Point campuses. Our programs are individually designed with your specific needs in mind.

Additionally, our physician-approved detox protocol is supervised 24/7 by medical professionals who are invested in your recovery. Our team is available to you round the clock to adjust treatment plans in the event issues arise and provide additional therapies and medications to minimize any extreme withdrawal symptoms. These are essential first stages of your long-term, sustainable recovery journey and we are with you every step of the way.

Detox With Dual Diagnosis

It’s been discovered that many people develop drug and alcohol addictions as a way of coping with other emotional pain from past traumatic life experiences. Substance abuse becomes a way to self-manage the painful symptoms of their mental health illnesses. The substances begin to mask mental illness and its symptoms. As part of the medically-managed detox process, we work to create a baseline for physical and mental health to build upon for recovery. Once your body is free from the alcohol and drugs in your system, our team will be able to more clearly identify the underlying causes of your addiction and develop therapies and strategies to address utilizing our unique combination of individual therapy, group therapy, and integrative treatments to help you heal holistically – inside and out.

“With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

How Long Does Detox Take?

Nearly all drugs (alcohol, prescription, over-the-counter and illicit drugs) affect the neurotransmitter balance in the brain. Dopamine is a chemical in the brain that regulates emotion, movement, and feelings of elation and pleasure. Abusing drugs and alcohol floods the brain with dopamine and gives a person an unnatural “high” and sense of extreme euphoria.

As a result, the brain tries to protect itself by adjusting and lowering the level of dopamine receptors. This adjustment is what creates a tolerance to the substance. When this tolerance builds up, an addiction is established, and the addict must consume more and more of the drug to feel the same “high.”

The timeframe for detox varies from person to person; however, the following detox timelines below can be used as a general guideline:

Alcohol Detox:

3-5 Days

but may be longer if Delirium Tremens are present

Opioid Detox, such as hydrocodone or oxycodone:

7 DAYS

Heroin:

7 DAYS

Methadone:

14 DAYS

Suboxone: 

30 DAYS

Because withdrawal symptoms during detox can be potentially dangerous, suffering through these symptoms alone at home alone can be scary, unsafe and unsuccessful. The extreme cravings added to the psychological stress is too powerful and usually pushes even the strongest-willed person to continue using alcohol and drugs.

Research and statistics have proven that safely detoxing in a facility with well-trained, compassionate physicians and evidence-based, cutting-edge treatments gives you a higher chance at achieving long-term recovery.

 

Let go of fear. Embrace your new beginning.
Call now to get started on your recovery journey.

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We offer confidential, convenient and comfortable transportation
services from local airports to our facilities.

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