Help Addiction Services – Call (682) 688-4469 and Get Help Now!
Our treatment center is a secure, medically supervised facility that assists patients to take their first step towards being clean and sober. Detoxification, or detox, purges accumulated toxins from the body, but it shouldn’t be confused with drug and/or alcohol rehabilitation. Detox alone isn’t treatment. The detox process can be frightening for people who have tried to quite using the “cold turkey” method, or for people who have been abusing for years, but it really doesn’t need to be. We take every precaution to ensure that detox is safe and properly administered for every patient. We have served several men and women in the Fort Worth, TX area, and we are ready to help you. Call us to speak with a compassionate detox expert at (682) 688-4469 now!
Kinds of Detox
There are two methods of detox, medically supervised withdrawal and social detoxification. Health care specialists could choose either one, depending upon:
- the kind of drug being used
- period of addiction
- age of the patient
- mental state of the patient
- physical health of the client
- what sort of setting the specialists believe shall be most helpful to the patient
People who benefit the most from medically supervised withdrawal include individuals who are hooked on:
- pain medications (prescription or pharmaceutical)
- barbiturates or sedatives
- opioids (heroin, OxyContin7, codeine)
These substances in particular have very unpleasant, uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms, much of which can be minimized by certain detox medications that can only be prescribed by a doctor. People that use drugs in conjunction with alcohol, or who’ve suffered from severe alcoholism, are also advised to undergo medically supervised withdrawal. Medically supervised withdrawal is necessary to prevent medical complications resulting from withdrawal, like hallucinations, seizures, or other physical and mental problems that may result from withdrawing abruptly from alcohol, and other drugs. Also, anyone who has ever experienced hallucinations or seizures, has a severe sickness, or has been diagnosed with particular mental illnesses will require medically supervised withdrawal in order to safely wean themselves from drugs or alcohol.
Social detoxification is much better suited for people whose drug use will only lead to mild withdrawal symptoms, including withdrawal from drugs such as:
- infrequent opioid use
- occasional alcohol use
The social detoxification method provides support to clients during their cravings and withdrawal without using medication, though the process is supervised by medical staff and counselors that manage the patients’ health. In social detoxification, patients aren’t segregated into institution-like rooms as they detox, but are urged to live along with and socialize with other people who are in recovery. This style of detox readies people for a rehabilitation program wherein they’ll be living with and working alongside other people in recovery.
Help Addiction Service’s Methods
Different kinds of drugs result in a wide variety of withdrawal symptoms, which is why we offer so many detox services. Depressants, including barbiturates, benzodiazepines, and alcohol, may result in:
- higher blood pressure
- increased heart rate
- higher internal temperature
Withdrawal from stimulants (including amphetamines, methamphetamine, cocaine, and Ritalin) is most often mild, and emotional support from family members, loved ones, and counselors is key. However, sometimes a person may be diagnosed with stimulant psychosis, and may require medicine to prevent:
- suicidal thoughts
- suicide attempts
- paranoid thoughts
Withdrawal symptoms from opiates (like heroin, morphine, codeine, and OxyContin) range from:
- runny nose
- quickening pulse
- quickening breathing
- bone pain
- muscle sensitivity
Taking the First Step
Though in some circumstances it’s a vital first step, detox is JUST a first step, and never meant to replace the rehabilitation, or rehab, process. Unlike other detox facilities, we offer guidance through and after detoxification, because we know how easy it can be to relapse after getting clean. If utilized in combination with treatment and other drug and alcohol abuse treatment methods, Alcohol Treatment Recovery is an efficient first step to recovering. Recovery is achievable, and addicts are more successful when detox is used in combination with drug and alcohol rehabilitation, like Drug Center Rehab. Our knowledgeable recovery specialists are available 24 hours a day to answer concerns about detox, rehab, and treatment, or detox and rehab centers. If you are in the Fort Worth, TX area and are ready for treatment, call (682) 688-4469!