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We assist patients in taking the first step towards recovery from substance addiction, in safe, supervised clinical facilities that use customized detox regimens. Detoxification, also called detox, is a process used to expel drugs and harmful substances from the body. Detox alone is not rehabilitation. Detox therapies vary depending on which drug is being abused, and the “cold turkey” method to quitting substance abuse isn’t suitable for all types of addiction. For the safest outcome, it’s best if detox is done in a regulated, medically supervised environment. Although some people find the possibility of detox frightening, we take precautions to ensure that detox is secure and suitable for each patient. To talk to a detox professional, call (919) 804-1312 as soon as possible!

Types of Detox

The two sorts of detox are medically supervised withdrawal, and social detoxification. Addiction specialists could select either type, depending upon:

  • the kind of drug being used
  • duration of addiction
  • age of the client
  • mental state of the patient
  • physical well-being of the patient
  • which setting the professionals believe will be the most beneficial to the client

People who benefit the most from medically supervised withdrawal include individuals who are hooked on:

  • alcohol
  • pain medications (prescription or pharmaceutical)
  • barbiturates or sedatives
  • opioids (heroin, OxyContin7, codeine)

The harsh withdrawal symptoms of these drugs can be minimalized by certain detox medications that can only be prescribed by a doctor. People that abuse drugs along with alcohol, or who have suffered from serious alcoholism, are also advised to undergo medically supervised withdrawal. Withdrawing “cold turkey” from alcohol can make people hallucinate, seizure, or develop severe physical and psychological conditions, all of which can be prevented with the medicines used during medically supervised detox at a treatment recovery center. Medically supervised withdrawal is also recommended for anybody who has ever experienced hallucinations or seizures, has a serious illness, or has been diagnosed with particular psychological illnesses.

Social detoxification is far better suited for people are addicted to drugs that will only cause mild withdrawal symptoms, like:

  • marijuana
  • cocaine
  • methamphetamine
  • occasional opioid use
  • infrequent alcohol use

This type of detox usually doesn’t require medications, though clients are still monitored by medical staff and counselors that oversee the patients’ well-being and condition closely, and offer support during the cravings of withdrawal. Social detoxification is a “social” experience; that means clients are not segregated in hospital-like rooms, but live with each other while they detox. This helps addicts prepare for a rehabilitation program, where they will be working towards recovery as part of a group of other addicts.

Our Techniques

We understand that different drugs are result in a variety of withdrawal symptoms, making it vital to take part in a detox detoxification programs that takes this into consideration. Depressants, like barbiturates, benzodiazepines, and alcohol, can cause:

  • hallucinations
  • tremors
  • seizures
  • increased blood pressure
  • higher heart rate
  • increased internal temperature

Stimulants, such as amphetamines, methamphetamine, cocaine, and Ritalin, usually have mild withdrawal symptoms that require emotional support from family members, friends, and counselors. However, on occasion an individual may develop stimulant psychosis, and may need medication to prevent:

  • suicidal thoughts
  • suicide attempts
  • paranoid thoughts
  • psychosis

Withdrawal symptoms from opioids (like heroin, morphine, codeine, and OxyContin) vary from:

  • runny nose
  • sweating
  • anxiousness
  • depression
  • quickening pulse
  • quickening breathing
  • bone sensitivity
  • muscle sensitivity
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea

Taking the First Step

Detox isn’t a substitute for a rehab plan, but it’s a vital first step towards recovering from substance abuse for plenty of people. Unlike other detox facilities, we offer reinforcement throughout and after detoxification, because they are aware of how easy it is to relapse after getting clean and sober. Detox in combination with rehabilitation for addiction makes Alcohol Rehab Treatment an extremely efficient first step. Total recovery is achievable, and people are a lot more successful if detox is used in tandem with drug and alcohol rehabilitation. Contact knowledgeable recovery specialists at (919) 804-1312 for more information concerning detox, rehabilitation, and treatment, or detox and rehabilitation facilities.