Medical Detox – Drug & Alcohol Detox
Lakeview Health offers an on-site medical detox programs, including drug detox and alcohol detox, that is medically monitored by professionals. Unlike programs that send patients to nearby medical programs for detoxification, our detox is handled at an accredited facility on our own campus. Licensed staff provide a customized delivery of physician-approved and -monitored procedures, and medical professionals are present 24 hours a day to supervise patient recovery. The medical practitioners are also able to collaborate with the therapy staff to formulate a continuing recovery plan.
Patients in detox participate in the New Beginnings program. In addition to orienting them to Lakeview, New Beginnings initiates the therapy process, preparing the patient to transfer to their primary therapist once detox is completed.
Why Choose Our Medical Detox Program?
The process of withdrawing from drugs and alcohol is not just physically and mentally unpleasant; it can also be life-threatening. The medical supervision provided in our medical detox program is necessary to ensure the safety of the patient.
Alcohol Detox Program
Complications from alcohol detox can be severe and—in some cases—even fatal. The health problems related to alcohol withdrawal can include hallucinations, seizures, and cardiovascular problems. Medically monitored detox allows patients to receive immediate treatment in case problems arise. Doctors and nurses are also able to provide patients with therapies and medications that can often alleviate the symptoms of withdrawal.
Drug Detox Program
Hard drug detox—such as heroin, cocaine, and designer drugs—can present even greater risks. For example, opioid use causes the brain to release dopamine, a chemical that regulates the pleasure centers. Over time, the brain compensates for the artificially high levels by producing less dopamine. When the use of opioids ceases during detox, the brain is left with a chemical imbalance that causes cravings for renewed use of the drugs as well as emotional problems such as depression and anxiety. Our staff will use the protocols of our medical detox program to ensure you are stable and on the road for success.
Treating Co-Occurring Problems
Co-occurring problems can increase the need for treatment. For instance, some patients may be addicted to painkillers that were originally prescribed to treat chronic pain. When drug use stops, the chronic pain may reassert itself. Opiate addicts also frequently misuse multiple drugs, which can amplify the need for medical intervention. Doctors and nurses are able to treat such co-occurring problems alongside any complications arising from withdrawal.
Even for drugs that cause fewer withdrawal symptoms, such as marijuana, medically monitored detox is still recommended, particularly for patients with a history of heavy or prolonged use.
Check out our eBook Understanding Medically Monitored Detox to learn more.