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Medication Assisted Detox Treatment

Apr 22

What's Detox like?

The detoxification process is the first thing that a person will experience when they are ready to quit using drugs or alcohol. Medication assisted detox can make this process easier. The process of detox is when the body gets rid of any addictive substances.

Addiction to drugs or alcohol can cause the brain to "rewire" itself to be dependent on the substance and eventually require it to function. People can become "dope sick" in the initial stages of detox. This causes them to take extreme measures to alleviate uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms.

The brain sends distress signals to the body when the substance is not being delivered. People experience unpleasant withdrawal symptoms until the substance has completely disappeared from their bodies. The withdrawal symptoms will subside once the brain is rewired to stop using drugs for normal functioning. This process can take between 3-14 days depending on how severe and long-lasting the addiction is.

These are withdrawal symptoms

  • Sweating
  • Excessive yawning
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Runny nose
  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety
  • Agitation
  • Muscle pain
  • Watery eyes
  • Hunger
  • Fatigue
  • Diarrhea
  • Hallucinations
  • Seizures
  • Tremors

The Advantages of Medication Assisted Detox

The withdrawal symptoms can be quite uncomfortable and can even be dangerous. Particularly, alcohol withdrawal can be deadly. Medical supervision and medically assisted detox are essential for safe detox.

It could save your life

Your body will be relieved from uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms, and you can focus better on therapy when medication is administered during detox. You can also get medication to help with cravings. Vivitrol is one of the most well-known medications that can be used to treat this condition.

Their website states that Vivitrol is an antagonist. It attaches to opioid receptors, but does not cause dopamine release. Vivitrol does not cause physical dependence and is non-addictive. Vivitrol blocks opioid receptors within the brain for a month. This allows patients to avoid relapse after detox and allows them to focus on counseling.

Zipitrol is a medication that can be used to medically assist detox. Even if clients take drugs or alcohol after treatment, this helps to keep them from getting high. This is an additional cushion that can help people maintain their sobriety.

Higher chances of recovery

It is important to use medication because most relapses occur within the first 90 day of sobriety. Not only after the program is over, but also the first 90 days in a treatment facility. Many people decide to "give up", and manipulate their families to allow them to return home. They may also sneak drugs into treatment centers, or simply leave for one day to get a second chance. You have a better chance of staying sober long-term if you can get past this difficult period of intense cravings and use medication.

Medically assisted detox not only provides physical comfort, but also offers a lot of emotional support. People are reluctant to undergo withdrawal symptoms when they want to get treatment for drug or alcohol addiction. You or your loved one may be more likely to seek treatment if you have the option to not experience these symptoms.

The Dangers of Detoxing at Home

Many people attempt to get sober by themselves and fail. People who experience withdrawal symptoms may feel very uncomfortable and can become irritable. If they don't have help, they might try to use drugs again to get the withdrawal symptoms under control. Relapse is possible if someone continues to live in the same environment as before and does not address the root cause.

As well as being frightening, dangerous and even fatal, withdrawal symptoms can be very distressing. Hallucinations can drive people to act out in extreme cases. In addition, seizures are very common. A seizure that occurs alone can have serious consequences for a person's health. Delirium tremens can occur in severe cases of alcohol withdrawal. Delirium tremens can be a serious form of alcohol withdrawal. This can cause severe and fatal mental or nervous system changes.

About 1 Solution Detox

It is possible to live a drug-free life. 1 Solution Detox can help you through every step of the process, even the painful ones. Perhaps you have tried detoxing in the past, but it was too difficult. 1 Solution Detox can help you detox in a more effective way.

Clients will meet with a psychiatrist and a medical provider during intake to discuss their medication options. Clients will be seen by nurses several times per week. They will discuss their medication options with them throughout their stay. This is done to ensure clients feel well, to assess their progress and to ensure that the medication they take is effective. Aftercare is also provided to help you keep up with your treatment and ensure you stay on the right track to sobriety.