Safe and Effective Detoxification
Palm Partners Recovery Center believes that the first essential step to building a stable and healthy foundation for recovery is through a supervised, safe medical detoxification program. During this crucial point in the recovery process, the individual suffering should have access to the highest quality of medical and therapeutic care. Our medical detoxification program is provided in a tranquil, serene setting with outstanding accommodations.
PROFESSIONAL AND EXPERIENCED STAFF
Palm Partners Recovery Center is proud of our 24-hour medical staff. Each one of our caring, competent and qualified team members works tirelessly to ensure each client can recover with a feeling of comfort and security.
INTAKE & ASSESSMENT
Each client is given a personal assessment at the beginning of the medical detoxification process. The information collected is used to identify all the specific needs of the individual, especially concerning things like person health, pre-existing conditions and details on medications. This assessment is then used to create personalized detox criteria for how to move forward with the treatment process safely and effectively.
For many, the detox phase of treatment seems the most difficult because this is when individual’s experience most of their more severe withdrawal symptoms, mental and physical. That is also why medical detoxification is so important. Palm Partners Recovery Center knows that making this transition off of drugs and/or alcohol as comfortable and graceful as possible can make all the difference.
The average stay for medical detoxification is between 4-10 days long, but time may vary on a case-by-case basis. Many factors must be accounted for when considering the risks involved in withdrawal symptoms, such as:
- What substances are used
- Length of time using these substances
- Dosage/Frequency of use
- Personal health
Withdrawal symptoms are not to be underestimated. They can range from discomforting to life-threatening. It is vitally important that someone trying to recover from addiction seek safe medical detox options. The damage to the body from not taking the proper steps to protect yourself can be devastating.
Not only is withdrawal from drugs or alcohol uncomfortable, but it can also be extremely dangerous due to the potential for side effects.
Detox withdrawal symptoms can include:
- Increased heart rate
- Loss of appetite
- Clammy skin
- Hand tremors
- Feeling of nervousness
- Mood swings
- State of confusion
Withdrawal can also include more severe symptoms with certain substances, such as delirium tremens and serious seizures.
Palm Partners Recovery Center makes the medical detox process personal and discreet. Our licensed physicians and experienced clinicians are certified in the newest in cutting-edge medical detoxification protocols. We are honored to offer the highest level of comprehensive and holistic care from the moment you enter our facilities, ensuring a life-changing experience.
Many people consider alcohol to be different from other drugs. Alcohol is legal and it is socially acceptable. What some people do not realize, however, is that alcohol is one of, if not the most dangerous substance to quit. Once the body has become dependent on alcohol, withdrawal can be deadly.
Alcohol Detox is the process of managing alcohol withdrawal symptoms. Alcohol withdrawal symptoms occur when an individual suddenly stops drinking alcohol after a period of prolonged or excessive use.
In Alcohol Detox, medical professionals are on hand to manage your withdrawal symptoms and make sure the process is both safe and comfortable. Often, fear of the withdrawal process is the biggest barrier to people seeking treatment. Alcohol Detox allows you to stop drinking without uncomfortable and dangerous alcohol withdrawal symptoms.
Opioid is a term that includes to any substance that binds to the opioid receptors in the brain. This classification includes drugs that are naturally derived from the opium poppy plant, such as heroin, morphine and codeine. It also includes synthetic opioids, such as oxycodone, opana, and kratom. These drugs are highly addictive, and withdrawal can be very painful.
Opioid detox is the process of weaning a person off of opiates and controlling the withdrawal symptoms. Withdrawal symptoms are the physical effects of purging the body of addictive substances. It occurs when a person becomes tolerant to a drug.
In opiate detox, medical professionals administer medication to manage these symptoms. Treatment often involves “replacement” medications to lessen the effects of withdrawal. Beyond the “replacement” medications like buprenorphine or methadone, you will also be given meds to treat muscle spasms, high blood pressure, anxiety, and insomnia.
Benzodiazepines are mainly prescribed to treat generalized anxiety disorder and insomnia. Many people who stop taking these medications experience increased anxiety or restlessness. Users often develop a tolerance to benzodiazepines, or benzos, after taking high doses for a long period of time.
The withdrawal symptoms of benzodiazepines are physically and emotionally painful and can be life-threatening if the user stops “cold turkey.” Those with a history of taking higher doses or taking the substance for a prolonged time have the worst withdrawal symptoms.
Trying to quit Benzos cold turkey can even cause death in some circumstances. A supervising physician must be present to monitor for potentially fatal symptoms. Medical detoxification from benzodiazepines often involves tapering down from the drug by reducing the dose or prescribing a less potent benzo. The strategy used is determined by the severity of addiction and the type of drug that was abused.
Using stimulants, like cocaine or amphetamine, can also make medical detox a vital part of the recovery process. Stimulant abuse can cause a number of serious issues, among them a withdrawal syndrome that can linger for months, even years. Fully detoxing from stimulants can take longer than most detox programs.
Stimulant withdrawal effects can be psychological and physical. The psychological withdrawal from stimulants can be especially severe, leading some former users to relapse; others may even become suicidal or violent. That is why stimulant users are advised to seek professional medical help when quitting the drugs.
Medical detox programs help to manage stimulant withdrawal symptoms. Having this option can make the recovery process much more bearable and productive. Stimulant detox should take as long as it needs to, and the doctor and patient must be able to agree that the patient is ready to begin focusing on addiction treatment instead of just on managing their withdrawal symptoms.