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Drug detox is the first step in a comprehensive rehab program that offers all the tools required for recovery. The focus of detoxification is physiological healing after long-term drug addiction – first, through stabilization and then through detoxification. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), after stabilization, the focus of detox is on the processes of the body as it rids itself of the drug of choice and treating the withdrawal symptoms that result.
It is important to note that detox is not a whole treatment for drug addiction no matter what the drug of choice. Because addiction is both psychological and physical in nature, it is imperative that patients undergo psychotherapeutic treatment to address the issues of cravings and changes that were made in the brain by chronic abuse of the drugs. Detox alone may help the patient to stop abusing drugs and alcohol, but without follow-up care and therapy, relapse will soon follow and a return to full-blown addictive behavior is rarely far behind.
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The First Stage of Drug Detox
The first hours and days of detoxification can be intense for many patients, and medical and psychiatric staff members will be on hand constantly to provide effective support. Any number of issues can come up for patients in their first few hours of detox and the most urgent need will be addressed first followed by the next and the next until full stabilization has been established. Some examples of possible issues include:
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Once these acute issues have been assessed and identified during evaluation, they will be immediately treated until they have passed or the patient has been stabilized. At that time, attention and focus can turn to dealing proactively with withdrawal symptoms associated with detox.
Drug Detoxification Withdrawal Symptoms
According to a study published in the journal Addiction, 1994 Nov;89(11):1483-9, different classes of drugs mean different withdrawal symptoms. Additionally, the specific withdrawal symptoms experienced and their intensity will also vary from person to person depending upon:
- The length of addiction
- The combination of drugs abused, including alcohol
- The dose of the drug of choice at the time that the patient enters detox
- The existence of co-occurring physical or mental disorders
According to the Addiction study, common withdrawal symptoms that affect patients no matter what their drug of choice include:
- Mood disturbances. This can mean mood swings, irritability and/or agitation.
- Sleep disturbances. Insomnia despite intense fatigue is common.
- Physical issues. These may include chills, sweating, tremors or shaking, flu-like symptoms including runny nose and headache, nausea and vomiting.
- Cravings. The desire to use the drug of choice in order to stop the withdrawal symptoms is strong.
Different drugs can bring about substance-specific withdrawal symptoms in addition to the symptoms listed. Alcohol, opiate-based medications, and benzodiazepines can cause seizures and/or aural and visual hallucinations during the detox period. Heroin and other opiates can also cause muscle and bone pain. When detox from stimulant drugs like cocaine and crystal meth is an issue, depression and suicidal thoughts and feelings are often a significant issue.
No matter what the drug of choice, detox at a medical facility is always the safest choice, especially when co-occurring mental health disorders are an issue. On rare occasions, withdrawal symptoms can lead to complications and serious health issues that require immediate medical attention; for this reason, it is never recommended that patients attempt detox at home. Instead, enrollment at an inpatient detox program that provides 24-hour medical assistance if necessary, ongoing medical monitoring, and a therapeutic follow-up program is recommended.
Types of Detox
There are a number of different types of detox and, depending upon the drug of choice and the withdrawal symptoms experienced by the patient, different types of detox may be more or less appropriate. Some choices include:
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Patients should discuss the specifics of their situation with their medical and therapeutic team in order to choose the best type of detox for their needs.
Depending upon your drug of choice, you may have different options in drug detox methods. There is no one right method for everyone. Rather, your drug of choice, the dose you are taking at the time you start detox, how long you have been using that drug, and whether or not you are using other drugs will determine the type of detox that is most appropriate for you.
A “cold turkey” detox means stopping your use of all drugs and substances with nothing more than medical supervision to aid you in case of an emergency. There is no pharmacological assistance whatsoever, and you will experience the full brunt of the withdrawal symptoms for as long they last. For some drugs, these can be quite intense and last for a couple of weeks or longer. For other drugs, it’s not as physically difficult.
No matter what type of drug detox you choose, it’s important that you opt for one that is done under the supervision of a medical professional and follow up with psychotherapeutic treatment. Contact us today to find a drug rehab that can provide you with what you need to leave addiction behind.
It’s a common question among those who want to find the quickest, easiest way to recovery: Is it possible to go through drug detox at home?
The short answer is yes, it’s possible. However, it is not safe and it is rarely effective. Here’s why:
When you build up a physical dependence upon a drug or alcohol, your body comes to expect that you will continually maintain a certain supply of the substance in your blood stream. It adjusts its production of certain chemicals accordingly and, should you abruptly stop supplying that substance, withdrawal symptoms begin. Depending upon the drug, the existence of underlying medical conditions (of which you may not even be aware), the dose you are at when you stop taking the drug, and other drugs you use regularly, the detox experience can be medically dangerous – even deadly.
Drug detox kits are available for a wide range of prices and based on any number of different philosophies. Some require you to take a handful of supplements each day for months on end, each one more costly than the last. Others require you to change everything about your lifestyle or conform to a certain set of religious standards.
Though the details of each are different, they do have a few things in common:
- They are impersonal.
- They are not effective.
- They are not safe.
Drug Detox Kits Are Dangerous
Drug detox kits are not safe because they do not take into consideration your personal needs. If you are diagnosed with a co-occurring mental health disorder or living with an active dependence upon a very high dose of an addictive drug – or multiple drugs – there is no medical care available to come to your aid in the event of a complication. Should you relapse, your chances of overdose are extremely high and, again, there is no one there to help you.
Drug Detox Kits Are Not a Complete Treatment Program
Psychotherapy is one of the key components of addiction treatment. Detox is just the first step and a relatively minor one at that. Stopping the use of your drug of choice will only be a short-term experience if you don’t follow up with treatment that helps you to learn how to live without turning to drugs and alcohol for solace, entertainment and other purposes.
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Duration of Drug Detox
Drug detox will last as long as the withdrawal symptoms and for as long as it takes for the patient to stabilize physically and mentally, according to NIDA. In addition to stopping the abuse of addictive substances safely and supporting the patient through withdrawal symptoms, another goal of detox is to help prepare the patient physically and mentally for the work that lies ahead in therapy. In some cases, antidepressant medications or antipsychotics may be necessary if there are co-occurring issues of depression or a mental health disorder. Finding a stable dose on these medications will help to prepare the patient to begin the process of working through other issues that may be driving their addiction issues or making them worse.
It is important to note that not every patient will successfully complete detox on the first try. In some cases, multiple attempts will be made before sobriety takes hold. Addiction is defined by relapse and is chronic by nature. There is always hope even when relapse seems constant. The only way to create lasting change is to keep trying.
Medications can be extremely effective in helping patients to safely stop abusing drugs and alcohol. They may address the changes in the brain that occur due to chronic drug abuse or help to mitigate cravings. In some cases, they may even mimic the action of the addictive drug in the brain and help patients to avoid the bulk of withdrawal symptoms. Research is ongoing in this area and there are even vaccines in development that may one day help people to avoid ever experiencing the addictive high that often triggers addiction.
Not all substances of addiction have medications that are approved for use during the withdrawal process, but according to the National Institutes of Health, the following drugs may assist with detox:
Drug Detoxification Is the First Step to Recovery
Detox alone is not a complete treatment for addiction to any drug, including alcohol. In many cases, pre-existing psychological issues due to sexual trauma, grief, violent attack, and major changes in life like divorce or loss of employment can increase the chances of addictive behavior when drinking or abusing other drugs. These issues must be addressed in therapy once the withdrawal symptoms have passed and the drug toxins are no longer in the body. According to Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment published by NIDAMED, some effective therapies include:
- Personal therapy. Here the real work on underlying issues will occur.
- Family therapy. Family members can make or break effectiveness of treatment. Therapy that addresses problems at home will increase the chances of success.
- Medical services. For chronic illnesses and/or co-occurring disorders, proper medical care can help patients avoid self-medication with drugs and alcohol.
- Educational classes. Learning the effects of drugs and alcohol on the brain and body can help patients to avoid relapse.
- Relapse prevention. Creating an actionable plan to implement when faced with temptation will increase the chances of avoiding relapse.
- Life skills classes. Learning how to function and keep up with normal responsibilities will help addicts to feel more in control and less likely to turn to drugs and alcohol.
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