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Why You Should Consider a United Healthcare Drug Detox

One of the biggest obstacles to recovery is fear of the withdrawal process.

Many drug and alcohol addicts will continue their addictive behavior long after they want to quit, simply to avoid the detox process and painful symptoms that accompany the withdrawal. Some even try to detox from their addictions at home, suffering through days of discomfort and violent withdrawal only to go back to abusing drugs and alcohol to relieve the pain.

And in cases of alcohol and/or benzodiazepine dependence and abuse, medical drug detox is necessary because the withdrawal from these substances is potentially fatal. Therefore, it is best to seek a medical detox program where you will be medically monitored and given medications to ease the withdrawals. The benefits here are two-fold: you will be both comfortable and safe while detoxing.

United Healthcare drug detox is unlike detoxes in other parts of the country: there are no locked doors and although the process is medical, the accommodations feel more like home than a cold, sterile hospital. Clients reside in comfortable modern, nicely furnished rooms with plenty of space for personal belongings. You are encouraged to bring your own comfortable clothing to wear, so no hospital gowns, and there is easy access to in-house laundry facilities.

Coverage

United Healthcare covers drug detox from several different substances.

Opiates

If you are dependent on opiates such as oxycodone, methadone or heroin then more than likely you know what it is like to be dope sick. When you run out of or try to stop taking opiates, the withdrawal symptoms are so painful that many times, people go back to using because they cannot endure the pain. That is why a United Healthcare drug detox is a viable option for opiate-dependent people. The medical coverage for drug detox actually gives you medication that contains an opiate and then safely tapers you off so that your withdrawal is a lot more comfortable.

Alcohol

If you are dependent on alcohol, benzodiazepines (benzos) such as Valium or Xanax,or barbiturates, such as Fioricet it may be necessary to get help from a drug detox because it is not smart or safe to stop drinking or using any of these cold turkey. Alcohol withdrawal syndrome and benzo withdrawal syndrome are very similar: a set of withdrawal symptoms that kick in once you stop drinking or using. The symptoms can range from mild to severe and can even cause death. It is the purpose of a United Healthcare drug detox to help you to stop drinking and using in a safe and comfortable manner.

Cocaine and Crack

Unlike the other classes of drugs, withdrawal from cocaine or crack is less physical in nature. Other than crashing from being up while abusing cocaine, the withdrawal symptoms are mostly psychological. Many people who are dependent on cocaine or crack and who try to quit report experiencing terrifying

More Benefits 

Good nutrition is also an essential part of the United Healthcare drug detox process. Alcoholism and drug addiction can often leave individuals with varying degrees of malnutrition, so we provide a full-service on-site gourmet kitchen that serves a diverse menu of nutritionally balanced meals and snacks.

Your days spent at a United Healthcare drug detox facility will consist of groups or meetings and ample downtime so that you may rest and your body can recover. Medication is given out according to your schedule and the medical personnel at United Healthcare detox centers will routinely check your vital signs and overall health to make sure you are comfortable and the detox is proceeding safely.

 Palm Partners does accept health insurance, however, we are not affiliated with United Healthcare. Please give us a call at  1-800-951-6135 for more information.

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