Addicted to opiates such as OxyContin, Percocet, morphine or fentanyl? Want to reclaim your life and finally get clean? It’s time to call an Arizona detox center for help.
The addiction treatment experts at America’s Rehab Campuses are here to help you detox safely. Once you’ve successfully completed your Arizona detox program, you’ll be ready to start the next stage of your journey towards recovery.
Why Going ‘Cold Turkey’ Is a Bad Idea
If you’ve considered going ‘cold turkey’ off your drug of choice, think again.
While the fact that you’re ready to quit using drugs or drinking is great, trying to detox on your own can be risky. Prescription medications, illicit opiates and alcohol are all powerful substances that impact your physical and emotional health.
Suddenly stopping your drug use might seem like the best way to get clean, but it’s also an incredibly dangerous thing to try. When you’re addicted, you’re physically dependent on the drugs you’re abusing. Quitting opioids can cause a range of uncomfortable symptoms, including:
- Vomiting and nausea
- Severe anxiety
- Hot flashes, heavy sweating and chills
- Muscle and joint pain
- Elevated blood pressure
- Restlessness and insomnia
- Headaches and tremors
- Irritability and sudden mood swings
- Confusion and disorientation
According to Arizona detox experts, trying to detox without help can even trigger opioid withdrawal syndrome — a life-threatening condition.
The problem is, you won’t actually know how severe your drug withdrawal symptoms will be, or how long they’ll last. Without support from an Arizona detox program, going ‘cold turkey’ can be outright dangerous.
How an Arizona Detox Center Can Help
At a licensed Arizona detox center, you won’t have to face your addictions alone. You’ll have around-the-clock support from a team of compassionate medical detox specialists who can give you the help you need to stay safe while you get clean.
To ‘detox’ literally means to clear out toxins from your body, which in this case, means the drugs that you’ve been abusing.
What to Expect at an Arizona Detox Facility
Addiction medicine experts will conduct a thorough assessment when you first enter an Arizona detox center. During this assessment you’ll be asked about the drugs that you’ve been abusing and how long you’ve been addicted.
You’ll also need to tell the detox team about any other medical issues you might have, such as diabetes, hepatitis or a traumatic brain injury. The medical professionals will check your heart rate and blood pressure, and you may be asked to provide urine and blood samples. All this information is used to determine what treatments you’ll need in order to detox safely, and with minimal discomfort.
Depending on your particular needs, your Arizona detox team may prescribe medications to help slowly ease you off the drugs you’re addicted to. These prescriptions are closely monitored, and may include medications like methadone, naltrexone or Suboxone. Although addiction medications aren’t right for everyone, by entering an Arizona detox center, you’ll have access to medical support if you need it.
Ready to Get Clean? We’re Here For You
When you’re ready to get your life back, we’re here for you. Our Arizona detox specialists are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Don’t spend another day trying to deal with your addiction alone – call us now at (833) 272-7342.