SBR – Glendale Detox for Drugs & Alcohol
A comprehensive rehab program for drug and alcohol abuse has all the necessary tools for recovery. The first step in this program is detoxification or detox. Glendale detox can prevent dangerous or fatal outcomes caused by abruptly stopping the use of drugs or alcohol and can help the patient to become sober.
Our detox program here at SpringBoard Recovery aims to provide physiological recovery after long-term addiction to drugs or alcohol. This is done first through stabilization, and then a period of detox. Detox monitors and supports the various processes of the body while it clears itself of the drug or alcohol, helps to manage the subsequent unpleasant symptoms of withdrawal.
Comprehensive Detox Treatment in Glendale
Regardless of the substance of choice, remember that detox is not a complete treatment for drug or alcohol abuse. Since addiction is both physical and psychological, detox aids in the psychotherapeutic treatment to deal with craving problems as well as changes that happened in the brain because of long-term substance abuse. By itself, detox may help you stop the use of drugs and alcohol for a short period of time, but without aftercare and therapy, there is a great risk that you may relapse into problematic use.
Types of Drug and Alcohol Detox
There are certain factors that affect the right type of detox for you, including the substance having been abused and the various symptoms you experience. Some of the options for Glendale detox are:
- Inpatient detox – most cases require inpatient or residential detox to help patients prevent relapse and ensure that they have the proper medical care in case of an emergency. In general, this is the recommended detox option. There are some stand-alone detox programs than we can set you up for a transition to ongoing drug or alcohol abuse treatment program after completing the detox process. Other detox programs are included within an inpatient treatment programs that deal with the psychological issues that are also connected to addiction.
- Outpatient detox – this is rarely recommended by our treatment specialists, but this detox treatment may be the right option for less severe cases of drug or alcohol abuse. In an outpatient treatment program, you will regularly visit the treatment team and there will be medication available through prescription. If money is an issue or if you need to remain engaged at school, work, or home, a regular outpatient detox program can provide suitable treatment.
Addiction from opioid drugs requires a slightly different detox treatment option from detox treatments available for other substances. The Food and Drug Administration or FDA has approved certain medications exclusively for treatment of opioid addiction. These medications have opened several methods of opioid detox treatment. Whether it is prescription painkiller, heroin, or other opioid drug of choice, inpatient detox or medication is often required for your safety and optimum comfort.
Treatment specialists for Glendale detox provide medications to manage your dependency to opioid. These medications help relieve the unpleasant symptom of withdrawals related to opioid drugs. Methadone and buprenorphine are the drugs approved by the FDA. Doctors administer the medications to stabilize the patient, and then they taper off the dosage so that the patients will not experience withdrawal symptoms.
Depending on whether the opioid drug is short acting or long acting, the length of time of the withdrawal symptoms will vary. For example, heroin is a short acting opioid drug. The patient will experience withdrawal symptoms within hours after taking the last dose of the drug. On the other hand, the withdrawal symptoms for long acting opioid drugs, such as painkillers may not appear until a couple days, after taking the last dose, and will potentially last for weeks.
Stopping heavy alcohol abuse may cause painful and potentially fatal withdrawal symptoms. Some of the non-fatal symptoms include:
- Nausea or vomiting
- Slow movements and thoughts
Withdrawal from alcohol may cause a severe condition called delirium tremens. This is usually connected to prolonged and heavy alcohol abuse. While it only happens to less than 10% of people experiencing alcohol withdrawal symptoms, it is a medical emergency and can cause death if it is not treated. This condition may include symptoms, such as:
- Deep sleep that may last for one or more days
- Changes in mental function
- Confusion or disorientation (delirium)
Delirium tremens requires immediate medical attention. If you have a severe addiction to alcohol, we will require you to have a Glendale detox that is supervised by medical specialists so that we can safely eliminate the alcohol from your body. To ease the withdrawal symptoms, doctors often provide patients with benzodiazepines, which are a class of drugs used to treat seizures, anxiety, and insomnia.
There are drugs that have few physical withdrawal symptoms, but may trigger severe psychological withdrawal symptoms. For example, detoxification from stimulant drugs, such as cocaine and methamphetamines can lead to suicidal thoughts and serious depression. In these cases, we recommend inpatient detox for the safety of the patient. With outpatient detox, you may hurt yourself or relapse because there is a risk of exposure to drugs again.
There is a higher chance that patients under outpatient detox treatment will cancel their appointments and fail in completing detox. On the other hand, an inpatient detox center offers 24/7 medical supervision to make sure that you are safe.
- “Cold turkey” detox – sudden withdrawal from substances with medical supervision to help patients in case of an emergency. You will experience the full effect of the withdrawal symptoms.
- Short-term medicated detox – when you experience withdrawal symptoms after stopping to take the substance, you may take some medications for a short duration to relieve discomfort.
- Long-term medicated detox – when treating the use of opioid drugs, such as prescription painkillers and heroin, you may need to take long-term medications to ease withdrawal symptoms.
If you are looking for a treatment program for Glendale detox, you may speak with any of our experienced staff here at SpringBoard Recovery to determine the right program for you. Whether you are experiencing physical or psychological withdrawal symptoms, we have a treatment program to help you recover from drug or alcohol abuse.