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Keep on LovingOur programs assist patients take step one towards recovery from drug or alcohol addiction, using secure, supervised clinical facilities and custom designed detox regimens. Detoxification, also known as detox, is a procedure used to eliminate drugs and pollutants from the body. Detox is not to be mixed up with treatment. The detox process can be intimidating for people that have attempted ‘cold turkey’ methods, or for people that may have been using for years, but it doesn’t need to be. Seeing that detox procedures are different for each and every addiction – and it will be dangerous to use ‘cold turkey’ method in many cases – our program makes use of secure and medically certified methods, offering a custom designed process for each and every client. For any questions, or to talk with a detox expert, call (970) 296-5515 from Fort Collins, CO now!

Varieties of Detox

Medically supervised withdrawal and social detoxification are the two types of detox used most regularly in detox facilities. Addiction specialists could select either one, depending upon the type of substance being abused, the specific conditions of the client (including age, length of use, mental state, and physical well-being), and what type of setting they think might be most useful to the client. Medically supervised withdrawal is normally suggested those who are hooked on alcohol, pain medications (prescription or pharmaceutical), barbiturates or sedatives, or opioids (heroin, OxyContin7, codeine). The generally nasty, uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms of these substances can be mitigated by specific detox aids that may only be prescribed by an addictionologist. People that use drugs along with alcohol, or who’ve suffered from serious alcoholism, are also recommended to undergo medically supervised withdrawal. Medically supervised withdrawal centers use medicines to avoid health complications due to withdrawal, including hallucinations, seizures, or other physical and mental problems that may be a consequence of withdrawing ‘cold turkey’ from alcohol, and other drugs. Also, anyone who has ever experienced hallucinations or seizures, has life-threatening sickness, or has been diagnosed with particular mental diseases will require medically supervised withdrawal in order to thoroughly wean themselves from drugs and alcohol.

Social detoxification is much better suited for people whose drug abuse will only result in mild withdrawal symptoms, such as marijuana, cocaine, or methamphetamine, or who haven’t been recurring abusers of opioids or alcohol. This kind of detox typically doesn’t require medications, but clients are still monitored by nurses and therapists that monitor the clients’ health and condition carefully, and also assist the client through the cravings of withdrawal. Social detoxification insists that clients live alongside each other in a “social” environment, and are not isolated in hospital-like rooms while they detox. This type of detox readies people for a rehabilitation program in which they’ll be living along with and working alongside other people in recovery.

Detoxification Techniques

Our program is aware that different substances are result in numerous withdrawal symptoms, making it important to participate in a detox program that takes this into consideration. Depressants, like barbiturates, benzodiazepines, and alcohol, can lead to hallucinations, tremors, seizures, and higher blood pressure, heart rate, and body temperature, so is important to gradually stop taking these substances. Stimulants, including amphetamines, methamphetamine, cocaine, and Ritalin, typically have uncomplicated withdrawal symptoms that require emotional support from family members, loved ones, and therapists. However, infrequently an individual can develop stimulant psychosis, and will require medication to avoid suicidal feelings, suicide attempts, and paranoid thoughts. Withdrawal symptoms from opioids (including heroin, morphine, codeine, and OxyContin) range from runny nose, sweating, nervousness, and depression to rapid pulse and breathing, bone and muscle pain, vomiting, and diarrhea. The most dangerous withdrawal symptoms may require the use of synthetic opioids, but these must be used sparingly since they can result in addiction.

Taking the First Step

Detox isn’t meant to replace a rehabilitation program, however it’s a necessary first step towards recovery for a lot of people. Unlike many other facilities, ours provides guidance through and after a detox process because they take into account how easy it is to relapse upon getting clean. Detox in combination with rehab for drug or alcohol addiction makes our program an extremely efficient first step. Complete recovery is achievable, and, in some circumstances, detox is a necessary beginning to the rehabilitation process if followed by a treatment program. Our recovery specialists are available 24/7 to address questions from people from Fort Collins, Colorado pertaining to detox, rehabilitation, and treatment, or detox and treatment locations, so call (970) 296-5515 today!