How to find a detox center in your area
When looking for a detoxification center in your town or city it is best to understand the process that each center uses and the medications that a person may be given to make the process medically safe. Not all detox centers are set up to handle the complexity of some medications or drugs that can be abused. It is important to make sure that the substances a person is trying to detox from can be handled at the center of choice. This will make it so a person can be safely taken off of the DOC (drug of choice) and have a full recovery before entering a drug rehab center. Sometimes it is best to go to detox that is not in your area at all.
Finding a detox center is the first step in the recovery process and should always be followed up by an inpatient or outpatient treatment program. This will help to make sure that a person, once detoxed, doesn’t fall back to the same behaviors and habits that lead to the problem in the first place. If you are looking for a detox and treatment program nearby, you can give us a call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and we will help you find the best detox center that will be right for you or someone you love with substance abuse problems.
What is Detox?
a process or period of time in which one abstains from or rids the body of toxic or unhealthy substances; detoxification.
“he ended up in detox for three months”
abstain from or rid the body of toxic or unhealthy substances.
“he checked into a hospital to detox”
Detox helps the body clear itself of drugs or alcohol that the individual has consumed for a period of time to the point of dependency. The main purpose of a detox program is to safely manage the withdrawal symptoms that can come on after the substance has been stopped.
There are many different ways to detox someone off of drugs or alcohol with some being specifically designed to handle specific drugs. Some detox programs can be done either in an outpatient setting or an inpatient setting depending on the facility and level of care you choose.
Medications used in detox can include anticonvulsants, antiadrenergic agents, acamprosate, anti-nausea medications, antidepressants, antipsychotics, Benzodiazepines, Buprenorphine, Disulfiram, Methadone, Modafinil, Naltrexone, Suboxone, Subutex, Vivitrol, and other medications that have been proven to be useful during the detox process.
What kind of detox programs are available in my area?
There are a few different detoxification program offerings in most cities including inpatient stand-alone centers, inpatient drug and alcohol detox centers attached to drug rehab centers, and outpatient drug detox centers.
Stand-alone detoxification centers available in most areas offer programs for those who either have already set up an inpatient drug rehab center, have an outpatient treatment program, or have decided that detox is all they need for their recovery. Patients will be able to have access to 24-hour care while medical professionals monitor the withdrawal symptoms and adjust the program accordingly as needed.
Detox centers with a drug rehab program attached to the center can often times yield the best results for long-term recovery from addictions to drugs or alcohol. When a person leaves detox and immediately enters into an inpatient short or long-term treatment program the chances of long-term recovery increase dramatically.
Outpatient detox centers are for those that would like to stay in their home while going through detoxification from opioids or other medications. Some of these programs offer tapering and maintenance treatment plans and some counseling sessions to their patients. Tapering programs for opioid abuse are available at most of these centers through Buprenorphine, Suboxone, Naltrexone, or Methadone treatment programs. Adding an outpatient drug rehab program will be more effective in the treatment of most addictions to help with the underlying conditions that lead to the addiction in the first place.
How long does detox take?
Detox can take different lengths of time depending on which substance the person is being withdrawn. Each drug can affect the mind/body differently and may either make the detox time longer or shorter depending on many factors. Some drugs, including alcohol, can be dangerous to detox from without medical supervision. We recommend contacting your family doctor to find out if you need to detox before stopping any medications or alcohol consumption.
Do I need to go to a detox center?
Depending on the type of addiction a person is dealing with, there can be a medical need to enter into a detoxification center especially if you plan on stopping your medications or alcohol consumption. Some medications can have serious side effects that can cause major health problems if you stop them cold turkey. Alcohol withdrawal can become very dangerous to try and stop without going into a detox process. Please consult your doctor or give us a call before stopping drinking or going cold turkey off your medications to ensure that you do not have adverse side effects that can quickly become life-threatening.
Signs of withdrawal can occur rapidly and can escalate for 3 or more days until your body rids itself of the dependency on the substance that has been abused. Here are some of the signs to be aware of that can lead to the need for medical detox.
Nausea and vomiting
Changes in appetite
Major detoxification signs can include hallucinations, delirium tremors, seizures, heart palpations, extremely high blood pressure, and low blood pressure.
Will Insurance Cover the Cost of Medical Detox
Depending on the insurance plan there may be a few things that need to be handled in order to ensure that your detox will be covered by your insurance plan
. Most of the big providers like Aetna, Cigna, Blue Cross/ Blue Shield, Kaiser, and others do have detox offerings for their clients and members. To ensure that you can get the most out of your insurance it is important to have a third party handle the paperwork before calling yourself. Insurance companies will offer individuals a different option that is more beneficial to their bottom line when you are in fact entitled to find the best solution for your medical needs.
Call us now to see if detox is right for you. There are detox centers in your area that will help you achieve a life without drug or alcohol dependency. We can discuss treatment options, detox programs, and help you understand the different types of programs available in or out of your area.
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Finding a detox center is the first step in the recovery process and should always be followed up by an inpatient or outpatient treatment program. This will help to make sure that a person, once detoxed, doesn't fall back to the same behaviors and habits that lead to the problem in the first place. If you are looking for a detox and treatment program nearby, you can give us a call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and we will help you find the best detox center that will be right for you or someone you love with substance abuse problems.