Alcohol and Drugs Detox Centers in Arizona
The Drug Abuse and Mental Health Service statistics shows that approximately ten percent (10%) of the nation’s population over the age of 12 requires treatment for illegal drug or alcohol abuse yearly. To help an addict overcome addiction, visit detox centers. This is because our professionals are well equipped to help addicts reduce withdrawal symptoms which he/she would normally experience while stopping the use of drugs and alcohol. We also help get you through detox as easily as possible. Feel free to call detox centers toll-free lines at (855) 780-3838 if you have any questions.
Types of Detox Centers
There are numerous types of detox centers around. The National Institute of Drug Abuse clearly states that, drug addiction is a serious disease and no single treatment is appropriate for everyone. We first consider what type of treatment would be best for you. Outpatient provides medication in a health facility during the day and allows the patient return home at night. This type of facility is recommended to those who are going through just one type of addiction, or one with less risk. Other advantages of outpatient detox centers include: • Greater social support are offered to patience • Less disruptions in life activities • Patients can keep employment and relationships • Good for patients with minor addiction symptoms • Greater freedom Inpatient detox centers and outpatient facilities are alike. Inpatient facilities offer the same care during the day like that of the outpatient centers; but, you receive 24-hour care during the life span of your treatment. The major advantage to treatment program has over the outpatient facility is that the patient is taken away from the temptations of using drug and alcohol. This reduces the possibilities of you suffering a relapse upon treatment completion.
How to Choose a Detox Center?
Recently I have got lots of questions about how to identify or find a good detox center. When looking out for one, please do not forget to ask yourself this few questions and also consider the following: • Try talking to several detox facilities before picking your choice • What services would you like the facility to have? • Would they allow your friends or family pay you a visit? • Does the facility allow dietary issues? • Will you be allowed to have your cell phone or computer with you? • Does the facility take care of your insurance, or will you need to pay for that? • How far away is the treatment facility? • Treatment duration • Take a tour around each facility and take note of how they treat their patients. • Get to know the staffs who are going to handle your case • Ensure that you are well comfortable in the facility before committing to the program
What Happens During Detox?
Upon arrival at the treatment facility, you will pass through an intake process. A therapist who will work with you on your recovery would be assigned to you. During this process you will answer a few questions relating to your drug history. We professionally advise you to honestly answer all questions to enable your therapist devise a treatment plan that suits your need. After the intake process is completed, you will be shown around the detox facility so as to familiarize you with everything. After the tour, you will be shown to your room. You will then be helped by a counselor to unpack your belongings, making sure you do not have any unwanted item with you. These items (over-the-counter medications and electronics) are held until you leave the treatment facility. As soon as you are settled into the facility, you will undergo a complete physical exam to check any hidden conditions like malnutrition and dehydration that should be attended to during detox from drugs. Detox from alcohol and opiate detoxification can take several days to weeks depending on the height of the addiction. You would be given treatments to help you go through your withdrawal symptoms and to reduce your cravings especially if you are going through detox for alcohol addiction. There are 3 FDA-approved medications used for treating alcohol detox according to the American Academy of Family Physicians. These medications includes: Disulfiram, Naltrexone and Acamprosate Disulfiram: This is offered when a patient returns home after treatment. When little quantity of alcohol is consumed, the drug causes side effects that could be unfavorable which cab last more than an hour and are usually enough to stop one from drinking. Naltrexone: This is used to control the cravings for alcohol. To enable a patient successfully get through detox, one or more of these medication can be given. Acamprosate: This helps in stabilizing the chemicals in the brain that might have been tampered with by alcohol abuse. As the chemical in the brain is being stabilized, the drug can help reduce the symptoms of withdrawal. These are not just the only medications that are given during drug detox, other medications include methadone, suboxone and buprenorphine. When medications are offered during detox patients are usually monitored closely to help them prevent any adverse reactions. Alongside medications to help control withdrawal symptoms, patients are given nutritional supplements and pain relievers to take care of body aches and other complaints. Withdrawal symptoms are usually noticed within 12 hours after the last treatment dose. The symptoms are:• Panic attacks • Muscle aches • Anxiety • Agitation • Vomiting • Increased heart rate • Chills • Trembling • Insomnia • Sweating • Cramping • Nausea • Difficulty breathing As soon as you are physically able, you will commence group and personal therapy sessions. During rehabilitation these sessions gives patients support. Cognitive behavioral therapy will help patients figure out and cope with triggers that cause their drug abuse. On this session you will be able to find a new hobby or it will help you get back into a previous interest. In the group therapy during detox, you will meet with other patience in the facility which is facilitated by a professional. Patients in the group help one another during the treatment process by sharing success stories. Family therapy is sometimes scheduled to help family members handle the destructive behavior of the addict. Most times parents allow the use of drug to continue just because they are not well informed. Family therapy detects common warning signs and offers families an action plan on what to do if there is any relapse. This sort of therapy also educates families on how to be supportive during rehab and recovery. Once a patient undergoes detox and no longer has drugs or alcohol in his/her system, then they will go into a period of rehabilitation. Some of that treatment may have occurred in the detox facility but sometimes it occurs in a separate facility. Though, this depends on the type of treatment that the facility covers. If you or someone you love needs more information on drug or alcohol detox centers, call us at (855) 780-3838. All calls are free and confidential.