Drug and Alcohol Detox with Sanctuary Health Group
It is extremely difficult to successfully stop using drugs and alcohol on your own. Both your mind and body crave it, so they work against you. The withdrawal symptoms during the detox can be very brutal. The best solution is to talk to our medical professionals and allow them to help you through this trying time. At our medical detox you will be treated in a modern, state of the art facility with oversight 24/7 by our medical personnel. We will take appropriate steps to help you be as comfortable as possible through what can be an uncomfortable but necessary step.
Drug and alcohol withdrawal can take a different toll on each individual. At our inpatient detoxification facility, our staff is well versed in handling your unique situation. You will be carefully monitored to ensure your heart and your breathing are what they should be. You will have the comfort of knowing that our thoughtful, caring medical staff is present 24 hours a day making sure your detox is a positive start to your journey to sobriety.
What type of program is offered at the facility and how it is operated? The ratio for staff to patients should be low to offer one on one help. There should be both individual and group counseling sessions to help with changing behaviors and addressing issues. It takes a large support system to really fight to get way from drug or alcohol addiction. Identifying the individual triggers is essential as there isn't a one size fits all cookie cutter approach that can be applied.
It may be necessary for other medications to be prescribed to help someone get away from drugs and alcohol abuse. The medications can be temporary, such as helping them through the detox process. Other medications may be given to help reduce anxiety or for pain control. Communicate with the medical professionals about what you need and how you feel with those medications.
Identifying any additional issues is also going to take place at the treatment facility. The drug or alcohol use may be to fight issues you haven't dealt with. It may be to help you get through the day without suffering from chronic pain. Being cared for by professionals with the right training and who are very compassionate is important.
Detox Side Effects
The way in which the detox process is approached will depend on the user and what they are using. This is why the intake has to be accurate. These are the various side effects that may be experienced with different products:
- Alcohol - Anxiety, Depression, Hallucinations, Insomnia, Sweating, Tremors, Vomiting, Seizures, and Tremors
- Cocaine - Anxiety, Depression, Irritability, Loss of appetite, Paranoia
- Heroin - Anxiety, Chills, Diarrhea, Insomni, Irritability, Muscle/Bone Pain, Restless legs, Sweating, Vomiting
- Meth - Anxiety, Depression, Fatigue, Hallucinations
- Opiates - Anxiety, Chills, Diarrhea, Loss of appetite, Muscle/Bone Pain, Insomnia, Vomiting
- Suboxone - Aches and pains, Anxiety, Depression, Diarrhea, Insomnia, Restless legs, Vomiting
A patient should never be rushed through the detox process. It can take longer for some people than others. It depends on their weight, the volume of drugs in the system, and how long they have been using. The goal of any treatment facility should be to closely monitor them until all traces of the drugs are out of their system. The rehabilitation process can't start until the detox part of the program has been successfully completed.
During the rehab, the patient will be given information and tools to help guide them to change behaviors. It can be tough for them to stay on the path that keeps them away from drugs or alcohol. They will need valuable resources, support, and excellent communication skills to make that happen.