One of the most unpleasant and deterring parts of detox is the withdrawal symptoms that can accompany it. Some people prefer to detox in their home as it is a familiar place with all their personal things. Others will detox in a designed and staffed facility to specifically support the drug and alcohol detox process. Many detox facilities offer medically assisted detox treatment to help manage withdrawal symptoms as best as possible. In fact, this type of treatment is one of the main reasons individuals often choose a detox facility over at-home detox. For example, Pines Recovery Life Detox offers comprehensive care at our medically supervised detox facility. This allows individuals to work through their withdrawal symptoms in a safe, comfortable environment where they are medically monitored should any complications arise. It is the most effective and healthiest option.
What Does Medical Detox Involve?
Medical detox or medically assisted treatment (MAT) is a process that uses a mix of medical means and therapy to cleanse the body of any toxic substances and to give an individual’s body and mind a clean slate as they begin their sober life. In medically supervised detox, individuals are monitored by professionals who can act quickly should a physical complication due to withdrawal arise, such as dangerously high blood pressure or irregular heartbeat. Our team can also recommend using medications to manage many accompanying detoxes from various drugs and alcohol. In addition, therapy can help develop life skills to avoid relapse and identify any underlying mental health disorders.
Drugs that Require Medically Assisted Detox
During detox, some drugs can cause more severe physical and psychological symptoms than others. The onset of these symptoms is referred to as withdrawal. Some substances can cause moderate to severe withdrawal symptoms following cessation of use. The more severe cases of withdrawal are the ones that can benefit the most from medically assisted detox treatment. The drugs that run the greatest withdrawal risks and can benefit most from medical detox are:
If you are suffering from addiction to any of these substances, you recommend that you reach out for assistance from a medical detox facility.
Medical Detox and Mental Health
Although medical detox can help manage withdrawal symptoms, such as tremors and cravings, medication can also help manage mental health during detox. Regardless of whether withdrawal symptoms are extremely intense or milder, they are most certainly not fun. Irritability, anxiety, and depression are all potential side effects. This can intensify or spark underlying mental health issues. Medications can be used to manage these co-occurring disorders during and following detox. In every detox program at Pines Recovery Life Detox, we offer extensive therapeutic option, such as:
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Contingency management
- Community reinforcement and family training (CRAFT)
- Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
- Family therapy
- Group therapy
- Holistic therapy
Even a mild withdrawal includes intense cravings regarding opioid abuse, abuse of drugs such as heroin, fentanyl, and oxycontin. This is one of the reasons why medical detox is highly recommended for opioid addiction treatment. In addition to decreasing the discomfort of withdrawal symptoms, they can reduce or eliminate cravings and reduce the risk of relapse during the early recovery stages. Substances such as Buprenorphine, Naltrexone, and Suboxone can keep the cravings at bay without the risks that using other opioids carry. The individual can then be weaned off of these drugs over a period of time.
Discover What Pines Recovery Life Detox Can Provide
At Pines Recovery Life Detox, our professional staff is experienced in medical-assisted detox for many substances. Located right by Coral Springs, Florida, rehab and detox have never been a better option. If you think that you or a loved one is could benefit from medical detox, get started at one of the most trusted detox centers in South Florida. Contact Pines Recovery Life Detox today at 855.981.8935, or contact us online.