Private Drug Detox and Withdrawal Programs

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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:

Violence+

Patients who are a danger to others may requiren sedation and/or restraint in order to protect them and medical providers. These measures are only necessary if the patient becomes physically aggressive and attempts to harm staff members.

Symptoms of psychosis+

When patients have been awake for days under the influence of a stimulant drug, when there is a co-occurring mental disorder present, or when substance-induced psychosis is an issue, they can behave erratically and have the potential to hurt others or themselves. It’s important to address this issue before proceeding with treatment.

Injury+

In some cases, patients may have hurt themselves while under the influence of drugs or been physically or sexually assaulted prior to entering detox. Any physical injury must be treated immediately.

Medical illness+

Withdrawal symptoms associated with detox and/or physical ailments related to underlying medical disorders can cause complications. It is important to isolate the cause of these symptoms and treat them before proceeding.

Threat to self+

Patients who are suicidal must be protected at all times.

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:

Withdrawal

  • 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.

mediacl detoxDifferent 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:

Outpatient detox+

It is rare that this is recommended, but in some cases where medication available by prescription or a methadone clinic will provide acceptable detox care, then an outpatient program may be a good choice. In instances where money is an issue or the patient must stay engaged at work or home, coming into an outpatient detox program regularly will provide adequate treatment.

Inpatient detox+

In most cases, inpatient or residential detox is recommended in order to help patients avoid relapse and make sure that they have medical care in the event of an emergency. Most detox options are inpatient and the most effective ones will be packaged with an inpatient addiction treatment program that addresses the psychological issues related to addiction as well.

Opiate detox+

Opiate detox is a bit different than detox options provided for other substances of abuse and addiction. There are medications that have been FDA-approved for nothing but the treatment of opiate addiction and these new medications have given rise to a number of different opiate detox treatment approaches, according to a study published in the Annals of Clinical Psychiatry, 1993 Mar;5(1):53-65. Whether heroin or prescription painkillers are the opiate of choice, inpatient care and/or medication is recommended for optimum safety.

Alcohol detox+

If withdrawal symptoms are experienced when a patient stops drinking, there can be significant physical complications if there is an underlying disorder. Residential care is recommended.

Psychological withdrawal and detox+

Some drugs have few specific or significant physical withdrawal symptoms but cause intense psychological withdrawal symptoms. Detox from stimulant drugs like crystal meth and cocaine, for example, can result in serious depression and suicidal thoughts. Inpatient detox is recommended in these cases to ensure the safety of the patient.

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.

Drug Detox Methods

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.

Drug Detox at Home

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

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 ProgramDrug 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 Used

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:

Methadone+

Used for the treatment of opiate addiction, methadone is highly restricted and must be taken in the presence of a medical professional when it is prescribed for the treatment of addiction. Patients must go to a methadone clinic daily to get their dose. Over time, as long as they remain drug-free and come in daily, they can earn “take-homes” or doses of medication to take at home so they don’t have to come in every day.

Buprenorphine+

Prescribed as either Suboxone or Subutex, buprenorphine is the only drug approved for nothing but the treatment of opiate addiction. Available by prescription from doctors qualified to dispense the medication, the drug has also been shown anecdotally to have antidepressant effects as well. According to the National Drug Intelligence Center, there is a low chance for abuse among patients in recovery.

Naltrexone+

Whether prescribed alone or in combination with buprenorphine in the form of Suboxone, naltrexone binds to opiate receptors in the brain and blocks the effects of opiate drugs taken in an attempt to get high. It has also been shown to be effective in alcohol detox; in both cases it can help to reduce cravings.

Acamprosate+

This drug is prescribed when there are long-lasting withdrawal symptoms associated with drug and alcohol detox like insomnia, restlessness and anxiety.

Disulfiram+

This drug may be prescribed to patients after alcohol detox when they are stabilized but attending addiction treatment and fear relapse. The medication can make the patient feel nauseous and vomit if he or she drinks while taking it.

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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