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When it comes to healing from substance use disorders, every patient’s needs are different. However, they all deal with the same first step – when they stop using a substance, they will begin to experience a range of withdrawal symptoms. Substance abuse detox programs help patients deal with these varied behavioral, mental, and physical symptoms.
Withdrawal effects can differ from patient to patient – depending on their medical history, substances used, and severity of their addiction. If they’re not monitored, supervised, or treated by a medical team, the effects of these symptoms can be dangerous and even life-threatening.
United Recovery Project’s detox center offers many drug detox programs in Florida, with some of them even including residential withdrawal management. Contact us online or call 833.525.0166 for more information. Remember that withdrawal symptoms can occur less than a day after someone stops using a substance. Let us give you or someone you love the guided support they need for detoxing, withdrawing, and recovering.
A residential drug withdrawal management program differs from outpatient treatment programs in one major way. Patients of these programs stay within the premises of a treatment provider throughout the process of detoxing. They don’t get to go home in between treatments and therapies. After completing the program, they can transition to a substance abuse treatment program.
A detox program and a withdrawal management program are essentially the same thing. Its purpose is to help patients deal with debilitating symptoms and substance cravings through supervision and medical treatment – if necessary.
Depending on which substance the patient is detoxing from, the program can last from a few days to a few weeks. The withdrawal management plan for each patient is also personalized and carefully put together by the medical team – it can include medication-assisted treatment (MAT), individual therapy, group counseling, and more. Patients of a residential withdrawal management program are also supported by 24-hour monitoring and care.
For most patients, detox at a withdrawal management program – residential or not – is the beginning of their rehabilitation process. In fact, in many treatment provider facilities, going through it is a requirement to be part of their substance abuse treatment programs. Many patients and medical professionals consider a residential withdrawal management program as a strong first step to recovery.
Patients may be afraid to go through detox because of the often painful withdrawal symptoms. These symptoms can be mild to severe, depending on several factors. Withdrawal symptoms can include:
Going to a withdrawal management program will likely help decrease the intensity and severity of these symptoms and make patients more comfortable and receptive to addiction treatment. Starting with a withdrawal management program will also make patients far less likely to halt treatment, stop maintaining sobriety, and go through a relapse.
Many withdrawal symptoms begin to alleviate within a few days, but patients can experience mild symptoms for many weeks following successful detox. During a withdrawal management program, a medical team monitors a patient’s physical and emotional health to ensure that any withdrawal symptoms after detox are controlled and contained properly.
After completing a withdrawal management program, a patient can continue with other services offered by the luxury detox center at United Recovery Project in Florida. Contact our team online or call 833.525.0166 to learn more about our withdrawal management and substance abuse treatment programs.