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Detox Treatment Vancouver helps clients take the first step towards recovery from substance addiction, utilizing safe, supervised medical facilities and custom-designed detox procedure. Detoxification, or detox, removes collected substances by expelling them from the body. This process is very important for many people, however, it shouldn’t be mistaken for drug and/or alcohol rehabilitation. Detox treatments vary depending on which drug is being abused, so it is best if detox is conducted in a regulated, medically supervised environment. ‘Cold turkey’ methods are almost never suitable for any type of substance addiction. In truth, ‘cold turkey’ is very dangerous in some cases. Washington Detox Treatment uses only verified methods that treat each and every patient as individuals with different detox requirements. For any questions, or to talk to a detox specialist, call Better Substance Abuse Recovery at 360 356-1502 today!
Kinds of Detox
Medically supervised withdrawal and social detoxification are the two forms of detox used most often in detox centers. Addiction professionals could select the setting they think might be most beneficial to the client medically supervised withdrawal or social detoxification based upon:
- the kind of drug being abused
- duration of addiction
- age of the client
- psychological state of the patient
- physical health of the client
People who benefit the most from medically supervised withdrawal include individuals who have been addicted to:
- pain medications (legal or illegal)
- barbiturates or sedatives
- opioids (heroin, morphine, codeine)
These substances usually have very revolting and uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms. Many of these symptoms can be minimalized by certain detox medicines that may only be prescribed by a professional. People that use drugs together with alcohol, or who have suffered from severe alcoholism, are also advised to undergo medically supervised withdrawal. Typically, medically supervised withdrawal centers make use of medications to prevent health conditions resulting from withdrawal while attempting to stop ‘cold turkey’. Additionally, any person who has ever experienced hallucinations or seizures, has a serious condition, or has been diagnosed with certain psychological illnesses requires medically supervised withdrawal in order to effectively wean themselves from drugs and alcohol.
Social detoxification is most appropriate for people that are expected to only experience mild to moderate withdrawal symptoms from such drugs as:
- infrequent opioid use
- infrequent alcohol use
This type of detox normally doesn’t require medications, but patients are supervised by medical staff and counselors that manage the clients’ health and condition closely, and also help the client during their cravings during withdrawal. Social detoxification is a “social” experience; that means clients live with each other while they detox instead of being separated into hospital-like rooms. This model of detox readies people for a treatment program where they’ll be living together with and working alongside other addicts in recovery.
Detox Treatment Vancouver’s Strategies
Different types of substances are responsible for numerous withdrawal symptoms, which is why Detoxification Treatment Center Vancouver, WA offers so many detox procedures. Depressants such as alcohol most often require a gradual reduction of the substance while utilizing medication to help with potential:
- increased blood pressure
- elevated heart rate
- higher internal temperatures
Stimulants such as methamphetamines and cocaine don’t regularly require much more than emotional support from family members, loved ones, and counselors. However, sporadically a person may develop stimulant psychosis, and might require medicine to prevent:
- paranoid delusions
- suicidal thoughts
- suicide attempts
Opioids such as heroin and morphine may have very minor to extremely severe withdrawal symptoms, including:
- runny nose
- rapid pulse
- quickening breathing
- bone sensitivity
- muscle sensitivity
Take the First Step
Detox is only a first step but it can be a vital first step towards recovering from substance abuse for many people suffering from addiction. Although many detox centers don’t offer reinforcement to follow up after detox it should never be used as a substitute for a treatment program. Alcohol Addiction Recovery Programs, on the other hand, understands how easy it can be to relapse after detox if the addict doesn’t start rehab. Detoxification rehab uses detox in combination with rehab and various other drug and alcohol abuse treatment methods, so that detox builds a strong foundation for a lasting recovery. Recovery is more successful when detox is utilized in tandem with drug and alcohol rehabilitation, like Programs Recovery Rehab. Call Better Substance Abuse Recovery professional recovery specialists at 360-356-1502 for additional information about detox, rehabilitation, and treatment, or detox and treatment locations.