Call (909) 415-4650 For Information About Detox Services!
Our treatment center helps patients take that first step towards recovery from drug and/or alcohol addiction with secure and supervised clinical facilities with custom-created detox procedures. The main goal of the detoxification process often referred to as detox, is to cleanse the drugs and toxins out of the body. It’s important to remember however, that detox alone is not enough to curb someone’s addiction altogether. Rehab and treatment are the best options for quitting drugs and alcohol for good. Detox treatments range depending on which drug is being abused and quitting “cold turkey” strategies are not suitable for all types of addiction. It’s best if detox is performed in a regulated, clinically supervised environment. For over a decade, we have been helping men and women in the Fontana, California area overcome addiction to drugs and alcohol. To get help call (909) 415-4650 today!
Types of Detox
Medically supervised withdrawal and social detoxification are the two types of detox used most often in detox centers. Health care professionals might decide upon either kind, depending upon:
- the kind of drug being abused
- period of addiction
- age of the client
- the psychological state of the patient
- the physical well-being of the patient
- what sort of atmosphere the specialists think might be most useful to the client
Medically supervised withdrawal is typically recommended for people that have been addicted to:
- pain medications (prescription or pharmaceutical)
- barbiturates or sedatives
- opioids (heroin, OxyContin7, codeine)
The withdrawal comes with a variety of unpleasant and sometimes painful symptoms. Detoxing from harmful drug substances isn’t always fun. But the discomfort can be lessened with specific medications that can only be prescribed by a medically trained addiction specialist in detox. It’s important that people who are affected by severe alcoholism, or who’re abusing alcohol with other drugs, undergo medically supervised withdrawal. This is the safest option. Withdrawing “cold turkey”, or immediately stopping the use of drugs and alcohol, can cause people to hallucinate, have seizures, or develop unhealthy physical and mental complications. All of these things could be avoided with specific medications provided at medically supervised detox centers. Medically supervised withdrawal is strongly suggested for anybody who has ever experienced hallucinations or seizures, has a life-threatening sickness, or has been diagnosed with particular psychological illnesses.
Social detoxification is most effective for people that are expected to only experience moderate withdrawal symptoms, like:
- occasional opioid use
- infrequent alcohol use
In this type of detox program, patients are supervised by medical staff and counselors who manage the patients’ well-being. Trying to help them during the cravings of withdrawal without using medications is the goal. In social detoxification, patients are not segregated into institution-like rooms while they detox, but are encouraged to live along with and socialize with other addicts who are in recovery. This style of detox readies people for a rehabilitation program in which they will be living alongside and working along with other people in recovery.
Our Treatment Techniques
Our treatment program provides information about different types of drugs and the withdrawal symptoms that come along with them. Depressants, such as barbiturates, benzodiazepines, and alcohol, may lead to:
- higher blood pressure
- higher heart rate
- increased internal temperature
Stimulants, including amphetamines, methamphetamine, cocaine, and Ritalin generally have uncomplicated withdrawal symptoms that mainly require emotional support from family, loved ones, and therapists. It’s not uncommon for chronic stimulants-abusers to need medicine because they have developed stimulant psychosis, which can cause:
- suicidal thoughts
- suicide attempts
Withdrawal symptoms from opioids (such as heroin, morphine, codeine, and OxyContin) range from:
- runny nose
- rapid pulse
- quickening breathing
- bone pain
- muscle sensitivity
Take the First Step
Detox is an important step towards recovery from addiction; however, it is just the first step and cannot replace a good rehabilitation program. Our staff provides the necessary guidance before, during, and after the detox process. They understand how easy it is to relapse after reaching sobriety. Our facility uses detox in combination with various other drug and alcohol abuse treatment strategies so that detox is an efficient first step. Recovery is possible, and in some instances, detox is an important beginning to the rehabilitation process is followed by a treatment program such as our program. If you or someone you love is in the Fontana, CA area and are in need of detox call a treatment professional at (909) 415-4650 today!