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Our drug and alcohol detox program provides safe, medically supervised treatment for clients looking to begin their journey to lifelong sobriety. We develop a detoxification program customized to their specific addiction (or addictions) to detox the body and help them enter rehabilitation safely.

The medical staff at our treatment centers is experienced in monitoring and controlling the symptoms, side effects, and treatments necessary for the safe and successful detoxification of many different drugs, including alcohol, opiates, heroin, cocaine, club drugs, and prescription drugs.

What should I expect during a medical detox?

After deciding to seek recovery, medical detoxification is the next step in entering into a rehabilitation program and treatment. Withdrawal from many drugs, especially opiates, is painful and intense, and unsupervised detox–or quitting cold turkey–can be dangerous and even life-threatening.

Symptoms during detox may include:

  • Nausea
  • Sweating
  • Vomiting
  • Seizures
  • Respiratory failure
  • Anxiety
  • Hallucinations

Supervised withdrawal provides medical treatment to minimize the pain and discomfort during detox, increasing the likelihood of successful client rehabilitation.

Once your body’s cleared of the substance, you are ready to begin rehabilitation and continue on your road to recovery.

When Is Drug and Alcohol Detox Appropriate?

Addictive substances like drugs and alcohol change the way the body functions, and the more you use these substances, the more the body becomes dependent on them to function properly. When you reach dependency on a drug or alcohol, your body experiences symptoms of withdrawal as the substance leaves your system. The symptoms, which can be physical or mental, range from mild to life-threatening.

How does it feel to go through drug detoxification?

Even though withdrawal symptoms can differ greatly depending on the type of addictive substance an individual consumes, mild symptoms typically include:

  • Nausea
  • Insomnia
  • Irritability
  • Muscle pain
  • Restlessness
  • Shakes and tremors
  • Excessive sweating
  • Headaches or migraines

Severe withdrawal symptoms may include:

  • Anxiety
  • Paranoia
  • Seizures
  • Depression
  • Hallucinations
  • Night terrors
  • Trouble breathing

It is important to get on-site, medically assisted detox from a professional recovery center because of the potential danger and degree of withdrawal symptoms you might experience.

Signs You Need to Detox from Drugs or Alcohol

Inability to quit drugs or alcohol despite wanting to

If you’ve tried and failed to break the cycle of drug and alcohol use, your body has likely become physically addicted to the substance. The good news is that you can quit this habit, but you may need professional help to do so. Undergoing detox at a professional rehab center like ours can help you quit drugs and alcohol and regain control of your life.

Harming yourself or others while under the influence

Consuming drugs and alcohol can make you reckless and impulsive. Acting without carefully thinking through your decisions can make you more likely to harm yourself or others.

Certain substances can cause or increase feelings of depression, increasing your risk of harmful or suicidal thoughts. Detoxing your body and beginning addiction treatment can help combat the anxiety, paranoia, and depression that may contribute to any form of self-harm.

If you or anyone you know are struggling with suicidal thoughts, please contact your healthcare provider or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255.

Experiencing health problems caused by substance abuse

Misusing drugs and alcohol can harm the body. These substances can cause severe damage to the heart, brain, and liver. Some substances can slow down your breathing or overheat your body so much that they can cause permanent organ damage or even death.

Other substances can increase your risk of contracting diseases like HIV or hepatitis C. When drugs and alcohol start to affect your physical health, don’t ignore the signs and get professional help immediately.

Why Should I Choose A Medically Supervised Detox Program?

There are many reasons why you should consider a medically supervised detox program.

  1. Expert and Supportive Medical Staff. Medical detox programs have staff members and medical personnel with experience helping detox from all sorts of substances. These experts can monitor your vitals and intervene in the event of a medical emergency.
  2. A Clean, Safe, and Supportive Environment. Medically supervised detox programs also provide quality clinical care in a private environment. Detoxing in a clean, safe, non-judgmental, and supportive environment can help protect your health while respecting your privacy.
  3. Symptom Relief. In the case of severe withdrawal symptoms, medical staff can provide medical assistance during your detoxification to relieve symptoms, reduce the risk of relapse, and ultimately keep you safe.
  4. Mental Health Care. Trying to detox on your own can leave you feeling anxious, hopeless, and restless. Most medically supervised detox programs have access to therapists and counselors that can help reduce anxiety, panic, and depression. These trained professionals can also help walk you through the nightmares and cravings commonly associated with detoxification.
  5. Treatment for Co-Occurring Disorders and Diseases. Many individuals grappling with substance use disorders have co-occurring mental illnesses. Doctors, nurses, and other personnel in medical detox programs can help diagnose and treat underlying health conditions that come to light during the detoxification process.

In addition to these benefits, medical detox can save your life. Some symptoms of withdrawal can be fatal, while others can trigger life-threatening complications such as seizures, strokes, and respiratory depression. Doctors and nurses in medical detox programs can monitor your health closely and intervene when necessary.

What Happens After Drug and Alcohol Detox?

After detox, your body is now officially sober, but given that addiction is a deeper problem, you still have work to do. Detox doesn’t change your habits, circumstances, or thoughts that brought about your addiction in the first place. All that detox does is simply remove harmful substances from your body. However, once your body is free of drugs and alcohol, addiction treatment can begin, such as an inpatient or outpatient rehabilitation program.

Break Free from Addiction with Into Action Recovery

From medically assisted detox to extended alumni care for graduates, we offer customized treatment plans that meet your specific recovery needs.

During your time with us, you may participate in the following recovery activities:

We recognize that drug and alcohol addiction is a disease that affects people across all incomes, races, and ages, and we offer our detoxification treatment with dignity, compassion, and understanding.

Whether you are seeking help for the first time or have tried to achieve sobriety before, we’re here to help you get started on the path toward freedom from your addiction so you can live your life to the fullest.

Contact us today to get started!

Into Action’s staff is available 24/7 to answer your questions and to begin the admissions process to start you on your recovery. We are located near Houston, Texas, and can take admissions from around the country.

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