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Detoxification: Just the Beginning of Drug Treatment

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Drug Detox
Drug Detox

Drug detox centers provide the medical staff, 24/7 supervision and facilities necessary for you to detox successfully. Drug withdrawal symptoms can be life-threatening and put extreme physical and psychological stress on your body.

Using drugs recreationally or even as prescribed can leave you vulnerable to addiction. Depending on the type and amount of drugs used, addiction can progress gradually or rapidly. A combination of biological (genetic), environmental, psychological, spiritual, emotional and physical factors affect the speed with which drug addiction happens. After addiction takes hold of your mind and body, professional help from a drug rehab center is recommended to treat the disease.

The recovery process begins in drug detox centers. Without proper care in a medically monitored detox, you run the risk of giving in to cravings and returning to compulsive drug-seeking behavior. Successful detox depends on the quality of treatment and medical care available in detox facilities. Recovery Connection understands how uncomfortable detox can be. They only work with the best detox facilities that are licensed to use medications to make sure your detox is smooth and comfortable. Call us today at 866-812-8231 and we will help get you into the best facility for your needs.

Medically staffed drug rehab programs that include drug detox centers are the most effective means for treatment.

What Are Drug Detox Centers?

Drug detox centers aim to safely eliminate all toxins from your body and prepare you for addiction treatment. During the detox process, you may experience withdrawal while your mind and body readjust to being without drugs. Emotional, psychological and psychiatric complications may arise when going through drug withdrawal. Intensive medical and clinical care in a drug detox center can address drug cravings and psychiatric changes (such as anxiety and paranoia) as they occur.

Medical problems that may arise from substance abuse, such as malnutrition and organ malfunction, must be treated and stabilized in drug detox before an addict can enter a drug rehab program.

The best drug detox centers have:

  • 24-hour medical supervision
  • Medications to ease withdrawal
  • Up-to-date withdrawal protocols
  • Individualized treatment plans
  • Medical staff experienced in multi-drug detox
  • Psychiatric care
  • Updated evaluations

The length of stay in a drug detox center depends on a variety of factors including the type of drugs used, the frequency and amount of use, coexisting medical or psychological issues and the patient’s motivation. A patient should immediately enter drug rehabilitation after detox because the risk of relapse increases with the amount of time rehab is delayed.

Detox Comfortably and Get Treatment Today!

Drug withdrawal can affect the health of your heart, lungs, brain and other vital organs. Withdrawal symptoms begin shortly after the drug was last taken and can last 3 to 10 days or longer. During this time, a person can experience many symptoms that require immediate medical attention.

Are you trying to stop using drugs but having trouble getting through detox? Recovery Connection is here to help. Call 866-812-8231 for immediate entry into a comfortable detox center. Our helpline is available 24/7.

Detoxing at home is dangerous because of the inability to respond to medical complications immediately. Medical personnel familiar with the drug detox process can moderate and manage withdrawal symptoms as they arise.

Complications that arise from drug withdrawal are:

  • Panic
  • Agitation
  • Insomnia
  • Shakes
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Aggression
  • Violent behavior
  • Heart rate and blood pressure changes
  • Psychosis
  • Numbness
  • Seizures

Completing a drug detox program does not ensure that an addict will abstain from drugs. An addict should enter a drug addiction treatment program after the detoxification process is complete. Drug detox is only the first step in a long process and it does not address the combination of issues that may be the underlying factors behind addiction.

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