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Detox Treatment Rehab Thornton CO provides a safe and medically administered service for those who choose to take the first step towards sober living. The objective of the drug detoxification process (sometimes called detox) is to cleanse the body of drugs and pollutants. It is very important to distinguish the difference between detox and rehab. Detox is not to be confused for drug rehabilitation. The detox process may intimidate those that have tried the ‘cold turkey’ method, or for people that have been chronic drug users. It really doesn’t have to be so terrifying. In truth, ‘cold turkey’ is usually dangerous in most instances, so Colorado Detox Centers utilizes secure and proven strategies for treating each patient as individuals with different detox requirements. For any questions, or to talk to a detox coordinator, call Better Place Recovery at 720 450-8630 as soon as possible!

Varieties of Detox

The two widely-used types of detox at most centers are known as medically supervised withdrawal and social detoxification. Health care specialists decide whether medically supervised withdrawal or social detoxification I better, depending on:

  • the type of substance being abused
  • physical health of the client
  • period of drug abuse
  • age of the client
  • the client’s mental state
  • what sort of environment will benefit the patient most

People who yield good results from medically supervised withdrawal include users hooked on:

  • alcohol
  • pain medications (prescription or pharmaceutical)
  • opiates (heroin, OxyContin7, codeine)
  • barbiturates, tranquilizers, or sedatives

The unusually unpleasant and tense withdrawal symptoms from these substances are treated by specific detox medication. Only prescribed by detox professionals, it is necessary for people affected by severe alcoholism also. Addicts who are abuse alcohol in conjunction with other substances must participate in medically supervised withdrawal. Medically supervised withdrawal sites use medications to stop dangerous medical conditions caused by withdrawal including: hallucinations, seizures, or other physical and mental complications. Withdrawing ‘cold turkey’ from alcohol and other drugs causes health risks also. Anyone that has ever had hallucinations or seizures, severe sicknesses, or diagnosed with particular psychological diseases will require medically supervised withdrawal. Thoroughly weaning themselves from drugs or alcohol helps treat their other conditions also.

Social detoxification is most efficient for people with mild withdrawal symptoms, such as:

  • marijuana
  • cocaine
  • occasional alcohol binging
  • methamphetamine
  • infrequent opiate use

This detox generally doesn’t require medication. Patients are still supervised by medical staff and counselors who watch over the clients’ health and condition closely. Rehab professionals assist the client during his or her cravings of drug withdrawal. Social detoxification requires that patients live alongside each other in a “social” atmosphere, and are not sectioned off hospital-like rooms while they detox. This helps addicts to prepare for a rehab treatment program, where they’ll be working towards complete recovery in conjunction with other addicts.

Better Place Recovery’s Techniques

Detox Programs Rehab understands that different drugs are responsible for a wide variety of withdrawal symptoms. An effective detox program that takes this into consideration and plans accordingly, depressants, including barbiturates, benzodiazepines, and alcohol result in the following:

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

Withdrawal from stimulants (including amphetamines, methamphetamine, cocaine, and Ritalin) is typically mild. Family, loved ones, and therapist encouragement is the key to success. When required, doctors recommend medication to avoid stimulant psychosis, which can cause:

  • suicidal thoughts
  • paranoid delusions
  • suicide attempts
  • psychosis

Withdrawal symptoms from opiates (such as heroin, morphine, codeine, and OxyContin) include:

  • runny nose
  • sweating
  • quickening breathing
  • bone pain
  • rapid pulse
  • vomiting
  • depression
  • muscle pain
  • anxiousness
  • diarrhea

Taking the First Step

Detox doesn’t replace drug rehabilitation therapy, but it can be an essential first step towards sobriety. For a lot of people, substance abuse treatment starts with drug detox. Unlike other detox centers, Treatment Recovery Center provides support after a detoxification treatment also. They take into account how easy a relapse can be. After getting clean and sober, don’t turn to drugs again. In combination with addiction treatment and other drug and alcohol therapies, Intervention Services Recovery will be a powerful first step towards recovering from drug and alcohol abuse. Recovery is very possible, and recovering addicts are more successful when detox is paired with drug and alcohol rehabilitation, like Detox Treatment Rehab Thornton. Call Better Place Recovery’s professional recovery coordinators at 720-450-8630 for additional information about detox, rehab, and addiction treatment, or to locate detox and drug rehab centers.