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California Detox Facilities are secure, medically supervised facilities that help clients take their first step towards being clean and sober. The objective of the detoxification process (often referred to as detox) is to purge drugs and pollutants from the body, but it is important to understand the difference between detox and rehabilitation. Detox isn’t to be confused with rehabilitation. Detox concerns range from person to person, and many times the ‘cold turkey’ method is not appropriate. Actually, ‘cold turkey’ can be very dangerous in some circumstances, so Detoxification Treatment Center Escondido, CA utilizes safe and proven strategies that treat every client as individuals with different detox requirements. To talk to a detox professional, call Better Hope Treatment Center at 442 281-6000 now!

Types of Detox

The two varieties of detox are social detoxification, and medically supervised withdrawal. Addiction professionals could select either method, depending upon:

  • the kind of substance being abused
  • duration of abuse
  • age of the client
  • mental state
  • physical health

Medically supervised withdrawal is typically recommended for those that are addicted to:

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

There are some detox medications that, if prescribed by a certified professional, can minimalize some of the unpleasant, painful withdrawal symptoms that these drugs cause. It is also vital for people affected by serious alcoholism, or who are abusing alcohol along with other drugs, to participate in medically supervised withdrawal. Withdrawing ‘cold turkey’ from alcohol can cause people to have hallucinations, seizures, or develop life-threatening physical and psychological conditions, all of which can be prevented with certain medications provided at medically supervised detox facilities. Medically supervised withdrawal is urgently suggested for anybody that has ever experienced hallucinations or seizures, has a serious illness, or has been diagnosed with certain mental diseases.

Social detoxification is better suited for people whose drug abuse will only result in mild withdrawal symptoms, including:

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

In this sort of detox, patients are monitored by medical staff and therapists who manage the clients’ health, and try to help them through the cravings of withdrawal without using medications. Social detoxification is a “social” process; that means clients aren’t isolated in institution-like rooms, but are living alongside each other as they detox. This model of detox readies people for a treatment program in which they will be living and working alongside other addicts in Recovery Intervention Treatment.

Better Hope Treatment Center Strategies

Detox Treatment Rehab Escondido is a program that provides detox with the understanding that different substances are responsible for a variety of withdrawal symptoms. It’s important to steadily reduce the use of depressants (such as barbiturates, benzodiazepines, and alcohol) because the withdrawal symptoms may include:

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

Stimulants (for instance, amphetamines, methamphetamine, cocaine, and Ritalin) do not usually require much more than emotional support from family, friends, and counselors. However, it’s not uncommon for chronic stimulants-users to need certain medications because they’ve developed stimulant psychosis, which will lead to:

  • suicidal feelings
  • suicide attempts
  • paranoia
  • psychosis

Opioids, including heroin, morphine, codeine, and OxyContin, can cause withdrawal symptoms that range from minor to major health risks, such as:

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

Take the First Step

For many, detox is the most important first step towards recovering from substance abuse, but it’s JUST a first step, and doesn’t take the place of a rehabilitation program. Most facilities don’t provide reinforcement after the detox treatment, but Recovery Drug Center understands how easy it is to relapse after getting clean and sober. Detox in tandem with rehabilitation for drug or alcohol dependency makes California Detox Facilities very effective. Recovery is possible for anyone if detox is used in combination with drug and alcohol rehab, like California Detox Facilities. Better Hope Treatment Center professional recovery experts are available 24/7 to answer concerns pertaining to detox, rehabilitation, and treatment, or detox and rehab facilities, so call 442-281-6000 now!