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Detoxification Treatment Center Fargo, ND is a safe, clinically supervised facility that helps clients to take their first step toward recovery. The goal of the detoxification process (also called detox) is to cleanse drugs and toxins from the body, and for many it’s a crucial first part of the recovery process. Detox needs differ from person to person, and many times the “cold turkey” technique isn’t safe. Although the prospect of detox may be intimidating to some people, Detox Rehab Fargo takes every precaution to make sure that detox is safe and appropriate for each client. For any questions, or to talk to a detox specialist, call Better Rehab Recovery Center at 701 353-7729 today!
Types of Detox
There are two kinds of detox most frequently used: 1) medically supervised withdrawal; and 2) social detoxification. Addiction professionals will choose either method depending on:
- the type of drug being abused
- period of abuse
- age of the client
- psychological state of the client
- physical well-being of the client
- what type of environment the experts think will be the most beneficial to the client
People who benefit most from medically supervised withdrawal include individuals who are addicted to:
- pain medications (prescription or pharmaceutical)
- barbiturates or sedatives
- opioids (heroin, OxyContin7, codeine)
These drugs have particularly unpleasant withdrawal symptoms which can be minimized by certain detox aids that can only be prescribed by a medical doctor. In addition, anyone who is affected by severe alcoholism, or who has been abusing alcohol in conjunction with different substances, should participate in medically supervised withdrawal. The medications used during detox help patients avoid potentially serious medical conditions, such as hallucinations, seizures, or other physical and mental issues. Also, anybody that has ever experienced hallucinations or seizures, has a serious illness, or has been diagnosed with certain psychological diseases requires medically supervised withdrawal to be able to safely wean themselves from drugs and alcohol.
Social detoxification is better suited for people that are expected to only experience mild withdrawal symptoms, from using drugs such as:
- occasional opioid use
- occasional alcohol use
In this method of detox, clients are monitored by nurses and therapists who monitor the clients’ health, and support them through the cravings of withdrawal without the use of medication. Social detoxification requires that clients live together in a “social” environment, and aren’t segregated in institution-like rooms while they detox. This prepares people for a rehab program wherein they’ll be living together with and working along with other people in recovery.
Better Rehab Recovery Center’s Methods
North Dakota Detox Center knows that different drugs result in a wide range of withdrawal symptoms, which is why expert guidance is crucial for the detox process. Depressants (for instance, barbiturates, benzodiazepines, and alcohol) usually require a progressive reduction of the drug, while at the same time prescribed medications can be used to prevent against potential:
- increased blood pressure
- higher heart rate
- higher body temperature
Stimulants, including amphetamines, methamphetamine, cocaine, and Ritalin, typically have mild withdrawal symptoms that only require emotional support from family members, friends, and counselors. When appropriate, psychiatrists may prescribe medications to avoid stimulant psychosis, which can result in:
- suicidal feelings
- suicide attempts
Opiates, including heroin, morphine, codeine, and OxyContin, can lead to withdrawal symptoms with a range of health risks, like:
- runny nose
- rapid pulse
- quickening breathing
- bone sensitivity
- muscle pain
Take the First Step
For many people, detox is the most important first step towards recovery, however, it’s ONLY a first step, and isn’t a substitute for a rehabilitation program. Many facilities don’t offer support once detox is done. But Recovery Rehab Addiction understands that is very easy to relapse after detox if the addict doesn’t begin rehab. If used in combination with rehabilitation and other drug and alcohol abuse treatment methods, detoxification rehabilitation will be an effective first step to breaking free from drug and alcohol abuse. Recovery is possible, and the best chance of success is when detox and drug and alcohol treatment are used in tandem, like Treatment Center Rehab. Better Rehab Recovery Center’s knowledgeable recovery specialists are available 24 hours a day to answer questions pertaining to detox, rehab, and treatment, or detox and treatment facilities, so call 701-353-7729 now!