Detox from drugs and alcohol can be frightening and withdrawal without medical attention can be uncomfortable or even life threatening. We provide patients with care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and carefully monitor all physiological and psychological changes that may occur during detox process. Constant monitoring enables us to immediately address any medical issues that arise. Our goal is to help ease withdrawal symptoms during detox and prepare the patient for substance abuse treatment.
Drug detox is the process of purging the body of a substance that an individual has used to the point of addiction. Once an individual stops using substances, physical withdrawal can be intense, causing symptoms such as heart arrhythmia, tremors, sweating, vomiting and hallucinations. Psychological conditions such as suicidal thoughts, paranoia, or severe anxiety may accompany physical withdrawal symptoms as well. To lessen these side effects, medical treatment should be sought. Detox is best administered in a medically based inpatient drug detox facility.
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Detoxification without medical assistance can be painful and dangerous. Drug use alters brain function and chemical balance. This alteration can occur quickly or slowly, depending on which drug or drugs are abused. Duration, frequency and type of substance abused will determine the level of physical withdrawal symptoms. The body’s response to the instantaneous removal of a drug can be severe, posing risks such as death. Detoxing without the assistance of medical professionals increases such risk factors. It is best for an addict’s health and psychological well-being to be in a closely monitored, inpatient detox facility. This will allow doctors and nurses to track and manage withdrawal symptoms and any medical and psychological complications related to detox.
Lakeview Health Systems does not believe in ultra-rapid detox or detox that is not followed by residential addiction treatment. Only residential addiction treatment addresses underlying issues related to drug addiction and provides the patient with tools to avoid repeated drug use. It is our belief that detox must be followed by residential addiction treatment which includes a relapse prevention program and aftercare to help recovering addicts maintain abstinence and live a sober life.
Drug detox at our drug rehabilitation facility provides a patient with the best possible care. Lakeview Health Systems believes in a medical model of substance abuse treatment. The medical model treats addiction as a disease that needs to be put into remission. We have a staff of board certified doctors, nurses and therapists that work as a multidisciplinary addiction treatment team to provide comprehensive care. Patients are closely monitored, allowing doctors to minimize withdrawal symptoms and prepare patients for residential substance abuse treatment. Detox alone will not stop drug use or addiction behaviors.
Below is a list of some of the most common addictions we treat in our detox facility. We have a medically staffed facility and our detox center has a state-of-the-art medical unit. This enables us to handle any type of addiction detox or co-occurring disorder. Dual diagnosis disorders are more easily identified in such a closely monitored medical detox facility. Our safe and secure environment, coupled with a compassionate, caring staff helps make recovery possible.