What Is Medical Detox?
Medical detox is the process of letting drugs and alcohol leave the body. It is the first step in the recovery process. At Evoke Wellness Coconut Creek, we provide a medical detox from drugs and alcohol. Clients are able to withdraw in a safe environment with medical supervision. This allows their body to readjust to where it no longer needs these substances.
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Why Medical Detox?
The purpose of medical detox is also to encourage recovery from addiction. There are professional medical detox centers that only provide detox services and medications to get someone clean. In rare cases, this can allow someone to end their addiction. However, in most cases, a substance abuse treatment program is necessary to establish willingness and give the person the awareness and skills on how to remain drug and alcohol-free long term. Individualized treatment plans are provided at our detox center. This type of treatment plan maps out for the individual what kinds of therapy and substance-specific treatment program they need.
According to standards set by the consensus panel for Treatment Improvements Protocols (TIP) overseen by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, emphasize how critical the drug detox phase is for helping a person overcome their addiction. Detoxification does not constitute substance abuse treatment but is one part of a continuum of care for substance-related disorders. The detoxification process consists of the following three sequential and essential components:
- Fostering patient readiness for and entry into treatment
Who Needs Medical Detoxification?
Medical detox is necessary for most people who have become addicted to an addictive substance. Although not all addictive substances cause physical withdrawal symptoms but most will cause emotional and mental withdrawal symptoms. All three types of withdrawal symptoms emotional, mental, and physical can be dangerous and require professional monitoring and support. The examples of substances that cause physical withdrawal symptoms that must be medically supervised include:
- Prescription Pain Killers ( Oxycontin, Vicodin, Dilaudid, etc.)
- Benzodiazepines (Xanax, Valium, Ativan, Klonopin, etc.)
Other substances that are concerning and require professional supervision and monitoring during detox include club drugs such as ecstasy, ketamine, molly, or GHB. Marijuana, hallucinogens such as mushrooms and LSD, and prescription sleep medications such as Ambien, Lunesta, and others.
Medical Detox at Evoke Wellness Coconut Creek
Evoke Wellness’s Coconut Creek medical detox program gives each client a new start in life and lays the foundation for a successful recovery. Our program uses the latest advances and evidence-based resources to make detox the safest, most comfortable, and most effective process as possible. We use various medications to help relieve the symptoms of withdrawal and offer medication-assisted treatment to give our clients the best chance at recovery. Our expert staff will provide the motivation and encouragement each client needs to benefit from the best medical detox program around. Once each client has successfully cleansed their system of substances, we will ensure a smooth transition over to the next stage of treatment.