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Detox Rehab California is a safe, clinically supervised facility that assists people in taking the first step towards being sober. Detoxification, also called detox, is a procedure used to expel drugs and harmful substances from the body, and may be necessary for many addicts before rehab can begin. Detox treatments vary depending on the substances being abused; “cold turkey” approaches to quitting drug or alcohol abuse are not always safe or appropriate, so it’s best if detox is performed in a controlled, medically supervised environment. Because detox procedures are different for every addiction, Detox Facilities San Francisco, CA utilizes trusted and medically-verified strategies to provide an individualized process for every patient. To talk to a detox professional, call Recovery Addiction Care at 415 349-7969 now!
Varieties of Detox
The two primary methods of detox are medically supervised withdrawal, and social detoxification. Addiction professionals may select either type, depending upon:
- the type of substance being used
- period of addiction
- age of the patient
- psychological state of the client
- physical well-being of the client
- what setting the professionals think will help the client most
People who benefit the most from medically supervised withdrawal include people who have been addicted to:
- pain medications (prescription or pharmaceutical)
- barbiturates or sedatives
- opioids (heroin, OxyContin7, codeine)
These substances in particular have very unpleasant, painful withdrawal symptoms, many of which can be mitigated by the use of detox aids that can only be prescribed by a physician. It’s essential for people affected by serious alcoholism, or who’re abusing alcohol together with different drugs, to undergo medically supervised withdrawal. Facilities the offer medically supervised withdrawal use medications to prevent hazardous health conditions due to withdrawal, including hallucinations, seizures, or other physical and mental problems that can be a result of withdrawing “cold turkey” from alcohol and other substances. Also, anyone who has ever experienced hallucinations or seizures, has a serious illness, or has been diagnosed with certain psychological disorders requires medically supervised withdrawal in order to safely wean themselves from drugs and alcohol.
Social detoxification is more suited for those who are expected to only experience moderate withdrawal symptoms, from using drugs such as:
- infrequent opioid use
- infrequent alcohol use
This type of detox generally doesn’t require medication, but clients are still supervised by medical staff and counselors who manage the patients’ condition closely. They can also provide support to the client during the cravings of withdrawal. Social detoxification is a “social” process; that means clients aren’t separated in institution-like rooms, but live alongside each other as they detox. This will help them prepare for a rehab program, where they will be working towards recovery together with a group of other addicts.
Recovery Addiction Care’s Strategies
Detox Rehabilitation San Francisco is a program that provides detox with the understanding that different types of substances are responsible for a wide variety of withdrawal symptoms, each requiring different treatments. It’s important to steadily reduce the use of depressants (like barbiturates, benzodiazepines, and alcohol) because the withdrawal symptoms may include:
- increased blood pressure
- higher heart rate
- increased body temperature
Withdrawal from stimulants (like amphetamines, methamphetamine, cocaine, and Ritalin) is generally uncomplicated, requiring primarily emotional support from family members, friends, and counselors. However, occasionally an individual may develop stimulant psychosis, and might need medication to avoid:
- suicidal thoughts
- suicide attempts
- paranoid delusions
Withdrawal symptoms from opiates (like heroin, morphine, codeine, and OxyContin) range from:
- runny nose
- rapid pulse
- quickened breathing
- bone sensitivity
- muscle sensitivity
Taking the First Step
Detox doesn’t take the place of a treatment plan, but it can be a vital first step towards recovering from addiction for a lot of people. Although many detoxification centers don’t provide reinforcement to follow up after detox, Detox Rehabilitation San Francisco knows just how easy it is to relapse after detox if the addict doesn’t start treatment. Addiction Center Recovery uses detox in combination with rehab and various other substance abuse treatment strategies, so that detox is an effective first step. An addict’s best chance at a complete recovery is to immediately follow detox by entering a rehabilitation program, like Drug Rehabilitation Treatment. Contact Recovery Addiction Care’s knowledgeable recovery specialists at 415-349-7969 for more details about detox, rehabilitation, and treatment, or detox and rehabilitation locations.