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A frequent obstacle preventing people struggling with a substance use disorder from seeking out the professional support necessary is fear of withdrawal. When the body becomes dependent upon drugs or alcohol, the removal of the substances can cause severe physical and mental distress in the form of withdrawal symptoms. However, United Recovery Project’s medical drug and alcohol detox center can provide the necessary support to help individuals get through this stage and find the treatment they need.
While detoxification is similar to addiction treatment, it is not synonymous with it. Detox is a specific set of interventions designed to alleviate intoxication and manage withdrawal symptoms from substances like drugs or alcohol. Withdrawal symptoms will vary from person to person and be determined by the substance used. However, there are some shared or common symptoms, such as:
These symptoms put the body under a great deal of stress, causing other underlying or even minor health issues unrelated to substance use disorder to flare up or worsen. For this reason, medically supervised detox is the safest method. With trained professionals at the ready and monitoring resident progress, if complications arise to address them immediately. Further, our luxury detox center ensures residents are as comfortable as possible, so they are in the best position to work through their withdrawal symptoms.
There are three stages to medical detox including:
For some residents, the duration of their substance use disorder means they experience more intense withdrawal symptoms requiring added support. At United Recovery Project, some of the medications that may be used at our medical alcohol and drug detox center include: