Medical detox is the process by which the body rids itself of harmful, addictive substances and is regulated to reach its previously balanced, drug-free state. Under constant medical supervision, patients at Drug Treatment Centers Deerfield Beach will be able to receive the best quality care and most effective medical detox protocol.
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Trying to quit a drug, particularly one that has a powerful effect on the body, like opiates, crystal meth, or Oxycontin, can be a physically taxing and difficult process. The body will react negatively as the last remnants of the drug leave the system. Individuals may experience fevers, chills, vomiting, diarrhea, and in extreme cases, loss of consciousness, seizures, and may even have heart palpitations or a heart attack.
This is why detoxing at home can be highly dangerous and risky. Without the proper medical expertise or equipment, you could be putting your life at risk depending on how your body reacts to the process and how physically strong you are to begin with.
Additionally, taking charge of your detox process at home leaves you susceptible to abandoning the process as soon as it gets seemingly unbearable, relapsing in the midst of your attempt at detoxification.
In contrast to attempting to withdraw at home, medical detox in an accredited treatment facility such as Deerfield Beach Drug and Alcohol Treatment Centers is far more regulated and controlled. You will be supervised by physicians, nurses, and other support staff to ensure success.
Once the actual process begins, your vital signs will be closely monitored to ensure that you are safe. Additionally, you given medications to help regulate your heart rate, allow you to sleep, and keep your vitals as stable as possible throughout the detox process. Should seizures or heart complications arise, our medical staff is trained and prepared to monitor, manage and treat emergency situations.
Alcohol detox is characterized by withdrawal symptoms that can begin as early as two hours after the last drink and can persist for weeks after abstention. Minor symptoms include anxiety, tremors, irritability, and clouded judgment. Severe symptoms include seizures and even death. Because alcohol withdrawal symptoms can worsen without notice, it is important that even minor symptoms be evaluated by a medical professional.
During drug detox, similar symptoms can arise, including tremors and seizures, and can be managed in similar ways. Hallucinations, paranoia, and other severe withdrawal symptoms are more common with drug detox and can be life-threatening.
Drug Treatment Centers Deerfield Beach uses a range of drug rehab treatment modalities including medication, counseling, and behavioral therapy. Traditional, alternative and holistic techniques are used to help each patient achieve sobriety.
Many addicts are malnourished; therefore, good nutrition is an essential component of our detox program. Our nutritional therapists work closely with patients to make sure they are eating a well-balanced diet to help rebuild their strength and repair their immune system.
Withdrawal causes stress, and our detox programs include stress management techniques through alternative therapies such as yoga, structured exercise regimes, and meditation or relaxation classes.
During their stay, patients will also tackle the issue of how to prevent a relapse. Through education and counseling, patients will learn how to identify triggers and avoid situations that may lead them back to drug use.
If you or a loved one is struggling with substance abuse or addiction, now is the time to get help. Call Drug Treatment Centers Deerfield Beach at (954) 281-5492 to speak to an addiction specialist and find out more about the programs we offer.