Every year, millions of Americans are affected by addiction. The disease affects people of all ages, races, genders and socioeconomic backgrounds. Parents, friends, family and coworkers may be struggling right in front of our eyes, or you may have a substance use disorder yourself. A medical detox program could be the first step on the road to recovery.
The process of safely removing drugs or alcohol from the body is known as a medical detox. Most likely, medication will be given in conjunction with the treatment to make it more comfortable. A medical detox takes place at a medical facility with medical professionals on hand 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Many people forgo treatment out of fear of severe withdrawals. This is typically due to the fact that they have only ever tried to abstain from their drug of choice on their own and have experienced the entire range of withdrawal symptoms. It’s critical to recognize that withdrawal symptoms can be significantly reduced during medical detox. Medical detox not only relieves pain, but it also puts a stop to substance misuse in a safe and controlled manner.
Depending on a person’s previous drug usage patterns and addiction, such as heroin or cocaine addiction, medical detox might last anywhere from 3 to 10 days. The first stage is an evaluation, during which doctors will evaluate the length of detox and the appropriate dosage of medication. The medical detox program may be increased or lowered as the process progresses, depending on the body’s sensitivities.
Medical detox increases the chances of a successful recovery, as well as reveal other diagnoses that would be unavailable to someone detoxing on their own.
Sunrise Detox is committed to helping people who struggle with Substance Use Disorder (SUD), alcoholism and co-occurring disorders recover. If you or anyone you know needs help with addiction treatment, please contact Sunrise Detox now, and our professional medical staff will be ready to assist.