What is a Medical Detox?
The first phase for an active addict or alcoholic looking to get sober is a medical detox. Without going through a proper detox under medical supervision, withdrawal symptoms can be very dangerous and even deadly. During your time in detox, you’ll be under the care of a doctor who will assist in making your withdrawal phase and easy as possible.
Some typical withdrawal symptoms include things like nausea and vomiting, anxiety, shakiness or trembling, increased irritability, sweating, fatigue, and loss of appetite.
Based on what you were using and how much, you’ll be prescribed medications that make the process of getting all of the toxins out of your system as painless as possible. To many people, one of the scariest parts of getting off alcohol or drugs is the inevitable process of withdrawal. When you're detoxing under medical supervision many of the symptoms of withdrawal are easily minimized or even completely neutralized.
A typical stay in detox will normally range anywhere from 3-7 days depending on the severity of your withdrawal symptoms. After detox, most individuals interested in long-term recovery will enter into a 28-day residential program.
Drugs requiring detox:
- Alcohol (Beer, Liquor, Wine)
- Benzodiazepines (Ativan, Klonopin, Valium, Xanax)
- Buprenorphine (Suboxone, Subutex)
- Opiates (Codeine, Dilaudid, Fentanyl, Heroin, Hydrocodone, Lortab, Methadone, Morphine, Norco, Oxycodone, Oxymorphone, Vicodin)
- Stimulants (Adderall, Amphetamines, Cocaine, Concerta, Crystal Methamphetamine, Crack, Focalin, Ritalin, Vyvanse)
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