Concierge Inpatient Drug Detox
Frequent use of alcohol and drugs can result in physical dependence and initial withdrawal can be physically distressing, painful and even dangerous. Drug and alcohol detoxification, or detox, is the process of letting the body remove the drugs in it and on your own often leads to relapsing, overdosing and can even be fatal. That is why a professional assessment is for the best to make sure the patient gets the correct help they may need. The abuse of more than one substance is very common and detox from multiple substances, such as prescription meds and heroin, or alcohol and cocaine can be much more complicated and physically difficult. The best and safest option is a medically supervised inpatient detox.
Detoxing with Recovery Ways
Recovery Ways patients receive a complete assessment where treatment is individualized and the determination is made if a medically supervised detox is necessary. A well planned and medically supervised detox is the first step in a successful and safe recovery from alcohol and drugs. Patients are monitored to make sure they remain safe and healthy throughout the detoxing process and can be given medications to lessen some of the symptoms and make them more comfortable.
Recovery Ways has a collaborative relationship with a nationally known inpatient drug detox facility, the University Neuropsychiatric Institute at the University of Utah. They provide inpatient detoxification for safe withdrawal and will initiate the beginning of the recovery cycle. The medical detox is included in the price of the treatment program and Recovery Ways will help with any paperwork and deal with the insurance. Patients who need medical detox are usually at this facility for about 3-7 days, but ultimately it depends on the drug and the severity of the addiction. At this detox facility patients can expect amazing patient care, comfortable beds, and facilities with beautiful views, modern accommodations, delicious food, and a safe drug-free environment.
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If you’re ready to live your life drug free and have your withdrawal symptoms medically managed, contact our admissions team immediately. Detox is a very serious part of recovery and we want you to have the safest experience possible.
Patients are detoxified under the professional care of a psychiatrist, nurses, social workers and psychologists who provide medication, monitoring, and support during the withdrawal process. The first stage of detox can be intense and uncomfortable but the staff will monitor the patient and make sure they are as comfortable as possible and safe. If patients want family members to be involved in this process of the treatment after 72 hours they can visit the patient at the facilities and they also offer family programs on Sundays. For continued continuity of care, patients are followed throughout treatment by attending physicians from both detox facilities. The attending physicians for detox are also part of our Recovery Ways Medical Team. When a patient leaves the hospital to admit to Recovery Ways, their discharge plan becomes part of a full and comprehensive treatment plan to ensure continued success toward recovery.
During the period of detoxification, Recovery Ways’ staff visits patients daily offering support and comfort. These ambassadors can answer any questions the patient may have about Recovery Ways and will help make their transition to our facilities more smooth and comfortable. Because of the strong affiliation that we have with our detox facilities, the move from detox to Recovery Ways is an easy and smooth transition for our patients. We know that a supervised medical drug detox program that addresses a person’s specific metabolic needs and health will reduce the risk of dangerous complications.
Medications Used for Detox
Some medications can be useful for helping patients safely detox from alcohol and drugs. They can help with some of the symptoms that occur such as depression, anxiety, inability to sleep, or they may even mimic the actions of the drugs in the brain so as to lessen the severity of the withdrawal symptoms. Some medications can even help lessen cravings for the drug. Going through a medically supervised detox program allows patients access to this kind of help during this process. Some of the drugs that may be used depending on each individual and the substances they abused include:
Suboxone: A combination of buprenorphine and naltrexone. This combination relieves withdrawal pain and inhibits the effects of heroin.
Buprenorphine: Is an opioid and interacts with the same receptors as heroin, with limited effects. It helps with withdrawal and cravings.
Naltrexone: This blocks opioid receptors, reducing cravings and preventing heroin from having an effect when taking.
Methadone: Is stronger than buprenorphine but essentially works in the same way. This is a controversial medication because it can build up in the body I taken too often, making an overdose more likely. It is also addictive itself.
Acamprosate: Can be prescribed when there are long-lasting withdrawal symptoms such as restlessness, anxiety, and insomnia.
Disulfiram: Can be prescribed after alcohol detox and help prevent future drinking with negative effects if they do.
Some antidepressants, benzodiazepines, or carbamazepine if they also have an addiction to benzos can all help with depression and anxiety felt during this time and make the patient feel more comfortable.
Detoxing While Pregnant
If you are pregnant and motivated to detox for the baby’s sake it is important to know trying to do it on your own can be especially dangerous for you and the baby. It can cause stress on the baby causing severe fetal distress or even preterm labor. Medical detox is a must for pregnant women with the care of her and the baby being monitored we will help manage pain and get you through this stage of treatment.
Rapid And Ultra-Rapid Detox
Many people think that going through rapid and ultra-rapid detox may be easier or better. However, it is important to note that these methods are expensive, generally aren’t covered by insurance, and have many risks that outweigh the benefits including death. Going through a typical medically supervised detox program such as the one provided by Recovery Ways is the optimal choice financially and health wise. Medically supervised detox programs also have a higher rate of long-term success for the patients.
After patients complete their detox at one of the nationally known facilities an ambassador from Recovery Ways will bring them here where they will be introduced to the staff, given a tour, and discuss the continuation of their treatment plan. As patients progress through their program at Recovery Ways, they will experience several phases of treatment ranging from medical stabilization to education to relapse prevention. Our patients are highly involved in the development and implementation of their treatment plans in each phase under the guidance of our highly specialized multidisciplinary treatment team.
Start detox today.
If you or a loved one is ready to start a medically managed drug detox, contact Recovery Ways immediately. Our admissions coordinators are available 24/7 to take your call or chat and provide you access to the best addiction detox available.