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Detox Facilities Washington, DC provides safe, clinically supervised facilities that assists clients in taking their first step towards recovery. Detoxification, or detox, eliminates collected substances and purges them from the body, however, it shouldn’t be mistaken for drug and/or alcohol rehabilitation. Detox needs can range from person to person, and, in most instances, the ‘cold turkey’ technique isn’t suitable. Although some people find the prospect of detox intimidating, Detox Rehabilitation Washington, DC takes precautions to make sure that detox is safe and appropriate for every client. To speak with a detox specialist, call Hope Addiction Rehab Services at 202 629-0970 immediately!

Kinds of Detox

The two types of detox are medically supervised withdrawal, and social detoxification. Health care specialists could select either one, depending on:

  • the kind of substance being used
  • period of abuse
  • age of the patient
  • mental state of the patient
  • physical health of the client
  • the type of environment the experts think will likely be the most beneficial to the patient

People who benefit most from medically supervised withdrawal include people who have been addicted to:

  • alcohol
  • pain medications (prescription or pharmaceutical)
  • barbiturates or sedatives
  • opioids (heroin, oxycodone, codeine)

There are some detox medicines that, if prescribed by a professional, can decrease some of the nasty, painful withdrawal symptoms that are caused by those substances. It is also vital for people affected by severe alcoholism, or who are abusing alcohol along with other substances, to participate in medically supervised withdrawal. Medically supervised withdrawal facilities use medicines to stop health complications because of withdrawal. These complications can include hallucinations, seizures, or other physical and psychological issues that can result during the withdrawal process. Medically supervised withdrawal is strongly recommended for anybody who has ever experienced hallucinations or seizures, has a serious sickness, or has been diagnosed with certain psychological illnesses.

Social detoxification is most effective for people who are expected to only experience mild to moderate withdrawal symptoms from drugs including:

  • marijuana
  • cocaine
  • methamphetamine
  • infrequent opioid use
  • occasional alcohol use

This kind of detox most often does not require medications, however, patients are still monitored by medical staff and therapists who oversee the patients’ health and condition carefully, and to assist the client during the cravings of withdrawal. Social detoxification is a “social” experience; that means clients are not quarantined in hospital-like rooms, but are living alongside each other while they detox. This style of detox readies people for a treatment program in which they’ll be living with and working along side other addicts in recovery.

Hope Addiction Rehab Services’ Methods

Detoxification Rehabs Washington, DC knows that different kinds of drugs result in a wide range of withdrawal symptoms. It is important to participate in a detox program that takes this into consideration. Depressants (barbiturates, benzodiazepines, and alcohol) typically require a progressive reduction of the substance while at the same time using medication to prevent against potential:

  • hallucinations
  • tremors
  • seizures
  • higher blood pressure
  • increased heart rate
  • increased internal temperature

Stimulants, like amphetamines, methamphetamine, cocaine, and Ritalin, regularly have mild withdrawal symptoms that only require emotional support from family, loved ones, and counselors. However, occasionally a person can be diagnosed with stimulant psychosis, and may need medication to avoid:

  • suicidal thoughts
  • suicide attempts
  • paranoid delusions
  • psychosis

Withdrawal symptoms from opioids (including heroin, morphine, codeine, and Oxycodone) range from:

  • runny nose
  • sweating
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • quickening pulse
  • rapid breathing
  • bone sensitivity
  • muscle pain
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea

Taking the First Step

Although it is a necessary first step, detox is ONLY a first step, and should never to take the place of the entire rehabilitation process. Unlike many other detox centers, Detox Rehabilitation offers guidance through and after a detox process because they take into account how easy it can be to relapse after getting clean. If utilized in tandem with treatment and other substance abuse therapy methods, Recovery Intervention Program might be an effective first step to recovering. Total recovery is achievable, and people are more successful when detox is used in combination with drug and alcohol rehab, like Drug Program Rehabilitation. Hope Addiction Rehab Services’ professional recovery specialists are available 24 hours a day to answer questions about detox, rehabilitation, and treatment, or detox and treatment locations, so call 202-629-0970 today!