06 Sep Drug and Alcohol Home Detox
Increased comfort with drug and alcohol home detox
With each passing day it is becoming more evident that you are developing a chemical dependency on a drug or alcohol. No matter how innocently the use of the substance began, it seems that your body now needs higher doses more frequently as tolerance has crept up. The reality is, leaving the problem unaddressed will eventually culminate in a full-blown addiction, with all the personal and professional destruction it will entail.
You may hesitate to get help, worried that your problem with drugs or alcohol might be discovered, possibly damaging your professional reputation. There is no doubt that a stigma exists regarding drug dependency and the treatment for it. Now, however, it is possible to get the detox and withdrawal phase of treatment accomplished in the privacy of your own home. If the substance dependency is fairly new, this option provides the drug and alcohol home detox Newport Beach needed to begin recovery, while ensuring complete discretion.
About drug and alcohol home detox
Once a physician has determined that home detox is appropriate for a particular substance dependency, the doctor, who is a board certified addiction specialist, will then assemble the treatment team for in home detoxification. The team should include a trained detox nurse as well as a case manager and possibly a nutritionist at minimum. Other therapeutic services to assist with the withdrawal symptoms may also be available.
Going through the detox process in the comfort of one’s home is far less stressful than doing so within a medical facility. Cycling through the stages of withdrawal is difficult, but being in your familiar surroundings takes a certain amount of fear out of the process. Another advantage of in home detox is the potential for the detox team to anticipate possible triggers in the home environment and make the necessary adjustments in advance, reducing the risk of relapse.
The purpose of detox and withdrawal is to rid the client of the substance from his or her bloodstream, stabilize him or her, and prepare the client to move into the treatment phase of recovery. A good in home detox team will provide the different services needed to properly prepare the client for treatment.
The withdrawal process drug and alcohol home detox
The detox and withdrawal phase of recovery is arguably the most important stage of the process. If the detox fails and the patient reverts to substance use then recovery is stopped short. Managing withdrawal symptoms is of utmost importance if the detox will be successful. Medications are used to mitigate many of the discomforts and cravings that begin within hours of the last dosing of the drug or alcohol.
Over-the-counter medications can be used for managing many of the common withdrawal symptoms, such as muscle aches, diarrhea, nausea, fever, and headache. To reduce drug or alcohol cravings, prescription medications are available, such as naloxone, Suboxone, methadone, and clonazepam. To help with anxiety a benzodiazepine can be administered, such as Valium or Ativan. Ambien, or a similar sleep aid, can assist with insomnia, a common withdrawal symptom.
The home detox nurse will regularly check vital signs and monitor the progress of the detox process, communicating any observations with the medical doctor so that appropriate steps can be taken as needed to enhance the comfort of the client. The withdrawal process varies in length based on the acuity of the drug or alcohol dependency, and the substance itself, but the acute phase of most detoxifications are complete within one week.
MD Home Detox provides drug and alcohol home detox
Using a multi-faceted approach to providing quality at home private detox services, MD Home Detox will create a safe and comfortable, tailored plan for your individual needs. In addition to the supervised detox in the privacy of your home, MD Home Detox also prepares the client for the treatment phase of recovery, including the family in the discussions and planning. If needed, a recovery companion can be provided to help ensure that recovery goals are met, and regular drug testing can be provided as well. For more information about MD Home Detox, call us today for a complimentary assessment at 888.592.8541
MD Home Detox serves multiple locations in California
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