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Detox from Drugs and Alcohol

Arizona detox

Drug and alcohol addiction affects many people throughout the United States. Even if a person is not an addict themselves, chances are they have a friend, family member, or colleague who is suffering from an addiction. Choosing an Arizona detox center is often the first step in recovery. However, many families are unsure where to turn for help.

The many ill effects that drug and alcohol addiction can have make it very burdening on families. From health issues to legal issues to the loss of friends and family. It’s important to get the help you need to overcome an addiction. The admissions team at Desert Cove Recovery performs assessments for each person to determine whether a medical detox is recommended. If so, we can provide a referral to a professional detox center.

What is Drug and Alcohol Detox?

At Desert Cove Recovery, we provide a comprehensive rehabilitation program that starts with detox referrals. Detoxification is the first step in a long road to recovery. During the detox process, the body will rid itself of the drugs and toxins a person has been putting in their body over time.

As the body is ridding itself of these toxins, many side effects can occur. This is why it is important to have medical staff available to help during the withdrawal process.

Some of the symptoms of drug and alcohol withdrawal include:

  • Anxiety
  • Agitation
  • Sweating
  • Muscle aches
  • Watery eyes
  • Insomnia
  • Runny nose
  • Seizures
  • Tremors
  • Hallucinations
  • Nausea and/or vomiting
  • Gastrointestinal issues
  • Overall discomfort

Using drugs or alcohol for a long period of time can affect a person’s mental and physical health. This is why it is important to have those medical providers available during and after the detox process.

Types of Drug and Alcohol Detox

Different types of detox methods can be used. The type of substance that was abused and the spectrum of withdrawal symptoms a patient experiences will influence what type of detox is appropriate.

At Desert Cove Recovery, we will recommend detox based on an initial assessment of your personal history. Depending on each person’s need, Desert Cove Recovery provides referrals to professional Arizona detox services under a physician’s order. Some of the types of detox that may be recommended include:

Outpatient Detox:

This form of detox is not recommended very often. However, in some cases of less severe addiction, an outpatient detox program with regular checkups by a treatment team may work. In cases where money is an issue, or a person must continue working, regularly going into an outpatient detox may help a person avoid relapse and ensure they have medical care should they need it.

Inpatient Detox:

For most people, an inpatient detox will be recommended. Inpatient detox is often the safest choice and offers the highest success rates. During an inpatient detox program, people will have the medical care they need around the clock.

Opioid Detox:

Detox from opioids is often different than detox options for other substances. The FDA has approved several medications to help treat opioid addiction. These medications provide a different way to treat this type of addiction. Whether prescription medications or heroin are the opioids of choice, medication and inpatient detox care are recommended to begin the treatment of opioid addiction.

The medications used during opioid detox can help alleviate some of these substances’ more unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. The medication will gradually be tapered off, so the withdrawal symptoms are not as severe.

Withdrawal symptoms for opioid detox will vary based on whether the opioid of choice is long or short-acting. Heroin is a short-acting drug; withdrawal symptoms typically appear just a few hours after use and can go away after a few days. A longer-acting opioid such as painkillers may not have withdrawal symptoms until a few days after the last use, and the symptoms may last for weeks.

Treatment After Arizona Detox

Many people think that once they have the drug out of their system, they will be over their addiction and can move on with their lives. However, this is not the case for the majority of addicts.

At Desert Cove Recovery, we provide patients with a comprehensive recovery program to help them deal with all the emotions and physical torments they may experience after they leave an Arizona detox center. We believe that treating the mind, body, and soul is important for anyone recovering from a drug or alcohol addiction.

Our holistic approach to drug addiction includes providing patients with the tools they need to fully understand what led them to the use of drugs and alcohol in the first place. Through individual therapy sessions, we will help you come to terms with the root of your addiction so that you can work through the root of your issues and move on with your life.

Group therapy is also a part of our program, as it will provide you with the support you need. Participating in group therapy allows you to meet other people suffering from the same types of addictions as you. Simply knowing that you are not alone on your recovery journey can be quite powerful.

If you are struggling with drug or alcohol addiction, the first step will be to admit that you have a problem. Once you realize that you have a problem, it is time to get the help you need. This will likely start with a detox program at a detox center in Arizona. Once detox is complete, we can help you come up with a personalized addiction treatment plan to help you.

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