Detoxification from alcohol or drugs is the process used by detox rehab centers to help addicted men and women rid their bodies of the substances they have been abusing. Depending up the nature and severity of a person’s substance abuse history, attempting to undergo detoxification for alcohol or drugs without the medical supervision that is available at a detox rehab center can be painful and potentially fatal.
We believe that suffering unnecessary symptoms of withdrawal hinders the recovery process. At Twelve Oaks our skilled medical team provide a safe and comfortable detoxification from alcohol or drugs using cutting-edge medications and detox protocols.
At Twelve Oaks we provide close medical monitoring of detoxification to treat toxic symptoms and treat withdrawal. Registered nurses observe the patient around the clock while the patient is detoxifying. Doctors are available 24 hours a day. Often, individuals are not aware of the symptoms of withdrawal. They get confused and fearful as they begin to witness or experience physical symptoms that are painful, uncomfortable and anxiety provoking, which can lead to relapse. At Twelve Oaks we can help you avoid the discomfort and the potential danger associated with withdrawal through participation in a substance abuse detoxification program. Detoxification followed by participation in an outpatient or residential recovery program greatly increases the chances of a life long recovery.
Symptoms of withdrawal can include, but are not limited to:
- Severe depression
- Sleep disturbance
- Extreme exhaustion
- Paranoid feelings
- Suicidal ideation
- Psychotic behavior
Registered nurses observe vital signs and medicate carefully to keep patients safe and prevent seizures. Withdrawal is often extended and the patient may develop severe problems several days after their last use.
Detoxification from Alcohol
The purpose of alcohol detoxification is to stabilize the body in the safest and least painful way to prepare the addicted individual to fully participate in their alcoholism treatment program. Attempting to withdraw from alcohol without proper supervision can cause serious health issues. Alcohol detox rehab is not meant to replace treatment for alcoholism, but instead is used as a precursor to help ease an individual into their alcohol rehab program. Alcohol detox rehab is highly recommended for those who have been abusing or become addicted to alcohol.
Drug detoxification is used to help an addicted individual rid his or her body of illicit substances without experiencing dangerous and painful withdrawal symptoms. Drug detoxification may be done naturally or may be done using medications such as Suboxone, or Vivitrol. Drug detox rehab, like alcohol detox, is not meant to replace drug rehab treatment, but instead to prepare an addicted person for their treatment. Drug detoxification is an important first step in the effort to achieve lifelong recovery.
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