What Is A Detoxification Treatment Program?
Entering a detox facility is a person’s first and most important step in their addiction treatment process. A detox facility is staffed with medical and clinical professionals that monitor patients 24/7. Medication is administered and tailored to each patient to ensure a smooth, comfortable detox experience. Detox usually lasts about 7-10 days. Daylight Detox is a medical facility, held to the same standards and practices to that of a hospital. Our detox is staffed with many medical professionals who specialize in addiction medicine.
During detox our talented doctors and nurses will help the patient manage the symptoms of physical withdrawal that occur when a person stops ingesting drugs or alcohol. Without proper medical supervision withdrawal symptoms are extremely unpleasant, dangerous, and in some cases life-threatening. A medical detox is highly recommended in order to start the recovery process in a safe and successful manner. Beyond 24/7 medical supervision, our clinical staff will help guide the patient through the psychological symptoms that accompanies the physical withdrawals symptoms.
What Happens During A Medical Detox?
During the detoxification process an individual will go through a physical and mental withdrawal from drugs and or alcohol. Symptoms vary depending on the individual, what substance(s) are being abused and the duration and amount of drug and/ or alcohol use. The most common substances that require a medical detox is: alcohol, heroin, methadone, prescription opiates (such as Oxycodone, Percocet, hydrocodone, Morphine and Fentanyl) and other anti- anxiety prescriptions drugs like Xanax, Klonopin, Valium, Ativan and others.
For Patients experiencing dependence to opiates, there will be a wide array of withdrawal symptoms. These withdrawal symptoms include nausea, fatigue, restlessness, diarrhea, insomnia, achy bones, dehydration and coldsweats. These physical symptoms are often accompanied by psychological symptoms including depression, anxiety, psychosis, guilt, shame, irritability and remorse. To manage these severe side effects patients will be medically evaluated and placed on a protocol of medications which are tailored to the client’s specific needs.
At Daylight Detox , we also provide Medication Assisted Treatment (M.A.T.) combined with traditional therapy. M.A.T. is scientifically proven to be highly effective to those with a history of chronic relapse on opiates. M.A.T. is also proven to decreases patient risk of fatal opioid overdose.
Though Patients experiencing dependence to alcohol and / or benzodiazepines will experience some similar symptoms as those coming off opiates but, they are at a heightened risk of seizure and possible death during detox. It is very important to have medical supervision during the detoxification process.
At Daylight Detox each patient will have a medication protocol which will provide comfort during this critical time. Beyond each person having a personalized medication protocol, they will be monitored 24/7 by our licensed, experienced and well-trained medical staff.
The detox period is a fragile time where each individual will experience intense feelings of discomfort. Detoxification is draining emotionally as well as physically. At Daylight Detox and Recovery Center we believe in treating all aspects of the individual- mind, body and soul. During detox, not only will the individual have medical care, but also therapy to manage the unstable emotions that come from the withdrawal process.