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Detoxification-Call (337) 227-9280 to Get Help Now!

Always Care For YouOur treatment center is a safe, medically supervised facility that helps patients take their first step towards recovery. Detoxification, also called detox, is a process used to eliminate drugs and pollutants from the body. Detox on its own isn’t treatment. Detox treatments vary depending on which drug is being abused, and ‘cold turkey’ strategies aren’t suitable for all addictions, so it’s best if detox is done in an orderly, medically supervised environment. Actually, ‘cold turkey’ can even be dangerous in a few cases, so we make use of protected and proven methods that deal with each client as people with different detox needs. We have served several men and women in the Lafayette, LA area, and we are ready to serve you. For any questions, or to speak with a detox professional, call us at (337) 227-9280 now!

Kinds of Detox

Medically supervised withdrawal and social detoxification are the two sorts of detox used most frequently in detox facilities. Depending on the type of substance being used, the individual circumstances of the client (such as age, length of use, mental state, and physical health), and the most beneficial setting for the addict, health care professionals might select either kind of detox. Medically supervised withdrawal is most often recommended those who have been addicted to alcohol, pain medications (prescription or pharmaceutical), barbiturates or sedatives, or opioids (heroin, OxyContin7, codeine). The unusually nasty, uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms of these substances can be lessened by certain detox aids that can only be prescribed by a doctor. It is also necessary for people affected by serious alcoholism, or who’re abusing alcohol along with different drugs, to undergo medically supervised withdrawal. Medically supervised withdrawal facilities use medicines to stop medical conditions because of withdrawal, such as hallucinations, seizures, or other physical and mental problems that may be a consequence of withdrawing ‘cold turkey’ from alcohol, and other drugs. Additionally, anyone who has ever experienced hallucinations or seizures, has a major illness, or has been diagnosed with certain mental illnesses will require medically supervised withdrawal so as to correctly wean themselves from drugs and/or alcohol.

People whose drug abuse will only lead to moderate withdrawal symptoms, such as marijuana, cocaine, or methamphetamine, or who haven’t been routine abusers of opioids or alcohol, are more effectively served with social detoxification methods. This type of detox usually doesn’t require medicines, however clients are still monitored by nurses and therapists that monitor the clients’ health and condition closely, and help the client during the cravings of withdrawal. During social detoxification, clients are not separated into institution-like rooms while they detox, but are urged to live together and socialize with other people in recovery. This will help addicts to prepare for a treatment program, where they’ll be working towards recovery together with a group of other addicts.

Our Detoxification Methods

Different substances result in a variety of withdrawal symptoms, which is why we offer so many detox services. It is vital to gradually stop taking depressants (like barbiturates, benzodiazepines, and alcohol) since withdrawal symptoms may include hallucinations, tremors, seizures, and increased blood pressure, heart rate, and body temperature. Stimulants, such as amphetamines, methamphetamine, cocaine, and Ritalin, usually have mild withdrawal symptoms that require emotional support from family members, friends, and therapists. However, suicidal emotions, suicide attempts, paranoia, and psychosis aren’t uncommon, so when appropriate doctors recommend medicine to avoid stimulant psychosis. Withdrawal symptoms from opiates (including heroin, morphine, codeine, and OxyContin) vary from runny nose, sweating, anxiety, and depression to rapid pulse and breathing, bone and muscle sensitivity, vomiting, and diarrhea. The most severe withdrawal symptoms may require the use of artificial opioids, but these should be utilized sparsely since they can lead to substance addiction.

Take the First Step

Though, in some cases, it is an important first step, detox is JUST a first step, and never intended to take the place of the whole rehabilitation, or rehab, process. Even though many facilities don’t offer reinforcement to follow up after detox, we know how simple it can be to relapse after detox if the addict doesn’t come into treatment. We use detox in combination with rehabilitation and other drug and alcohol treatment strategies, so that detox is a good first step. Complete recovery is possible, and, in some cases, detox is a vital start to the rehab process if followed by a treatment program. Contact our recovery experts at (337) 227-9280 if you are in the Lafayette, LA area for more details regarding detox, rehab, and treatment, or detox and treatment locations.