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Medical Detox

What detox will not involve at ARC: sweating it out alone, with pain or isolation.

What is a Medical Drug Detox?

Withdrawing from drugs and alcohol on your own can be extremely difficult and dangerous due to cravings and life-threatening symptoms like heart palpitations and seizures. A medical drug detox is a safe, effective way to withdraw from these substances with a lowered risk for complications. Medical detox treatments are available in inpatient and outpatient treatment settings, and can be tailored to help you or a loved one safely overcome drug and alcohol dependence.

Benefits of a Medical Drug Detox

One of the top benefits to receiving a medical drug detox is being able to safely withdraw from drugs and alcohol while facing a lowered risk for relapse, overdose, and other life-threatening complications. For instance, an alcohol detox conducted at an alcohol rehab center can help prevent and treat delirium tremens — a severe form of alcohol withdrawal that can cause body tremors, hallucinations, and seizures.

Other benefits of a medical detox include:

  • Receiving 24/7 medical care and support.
  • Recovering away from access to drugs and alcohol.
  • Using medications that eliminate or reduce withdrawal symptoms.
  • Facing a reduced risk for relapse, overdose, and death.
  • Recovering without having to juggle responsibilities related to work, school, and family.
  • Improving your physical and mental health.

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How a Medical Detox Works

A medical detox allows you to withdraw from drugs and alcohol under the close monitoring and supervision of trained medical staff at America’s Rehab Campuses who can intervene at any time to treat and relieve your symptoms. Our level 1 acute medical detox center is a comfortable place where you can live for the duration of treatment and withdrawal. Medications will be given according to medical necessity to reduce drug cravings and physical discomfort as well as to help you stay sober and avoid relapse.

Medications Used in a Medical Detox

Medications used as part of a medical detox can help relieve or eliminate withdrawal symptoms to make your recovery as pain-free and comfortable as possible. Alcohol and opioid use disorders are commonly treated using medications.

Medications used for drug and alcohol detox include:

  • Methadone — Reduces opioid cravings and the effects of opioid withdrawal.
  • Buprenorphine (Suboxone) — Reduces euphoria, opioid cravings, and opioid symptoms.
  • Naltrexone — Blocks the euphoric effects of opioids and alcohol as well as reduces cravings.

Those recovering from other drug use disorders like cocaine and marijuana addiction may be prescribed other medications to treat specific withdrawal symptoms. For instance, sleep aids may be used to treat insomnia in those overcoming marijuana use disorder.

America's Rehab Campuses is Accredited by The Joint Commission

America’s Rehab Campuses is Accredited by The Joint Commison

Medical Detox At America’s Rehab Campuses Begins with an Evaluation

Your patient-care coordinator, a nurse with specialized training, will take you through a non-invasive medical evaluation and an interview to discover your symptoms.  ARC’s experts will document and engage to understand a client’s psychological state and the systems of support required to make the patient’s case successful. A physician will then develop a treatment plan using that information.

Stabilization in Detox

Your patient-care coordinator, a nurse with specialized training, will take you through a non-invasive medical evaluation and an interview to discover your symptoms.  ARC’s experts will document and engage to understand a client’s psychological state and the systems of support required to make the patient’s case successful. A physician will then develop a treatment plan using that information.

Completion and Transition

Finally, we will assist in transitioning you into a treatment plan for complete recovery and eventually aftercare.  The transition process depends on the kind of treatment proscribed in your individual treatment plan – the important thing to know is that you will be supported according to your specific needs, and met in your specific context.

Specific Drug Detox Programs

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