Detox

With Better Hope Treatment Place

Drug & Alcohol Detox Services for Abilene, Texas

We assist people in taking the first courageous step toward recovering from substance addiction. Using safe and medically supervised facilities with custom-created detox regimens, detoxification, usually called detox, is a systematic process used to remove drugs and toxins from the body. Detox isn’t to be confused for all-encompassing rehab treatment. Detox provisions vary from patient to patient. In many instances, the “cold turkey” technique isn’t appropriate. Actually, ‘cold turkey’ is often dangerous for chronic drug abusers. We utilize secure and time-tested strategies that treat all patients as people with different detox requirements. We have proudly served the Abilene, TX area for more than a decade. We help people from all over the country find recovery 

Varieties of Detox

Medically supervised withdrawal and social detoxification are the two popular types of detox used most often in detox sites. Addiction specialists will choose medically supervised withdrawal or social detoxification based on: 

  • The kind of substance being abused 
  • Length of abuse 
  • Age of the patient
  • Psychological state of the patient
  • Physical well-being of the patient
  • What type of environment best suites the patient 

 

Medically supervised withdrawal is typically suggested for substance abusers that are hooked on: 

  • Alcohol
  • Pain medications (prescription or pharmaceutical)
  • Barbiturates or sedatives
  • Benzodiazepines
  • Opiates (heroin, OxyContin7, codeine) 
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There are some detox medications that when prescribed by a qualified professional will lessen some of the painful withdrawal symptoms that drugs cause. People who pair drugs with alcohol, or have been affected by serious alcoholism, must participate in medically supervised withdrawal. Withdrawing “cold turkey” from alcohol can make users hallucinate, undergo seizures, or develop life-threatening physical and psychological conditions. All of these can be prevented with specific medications used at medically supervised detox facilities. Medically supervised withdrawal is urgently recommended for any patients who have life-threatening illnesses, have ever experienced hallucinations or seizures, or have been diagnosed with serious psychological disorders. 

Social detoxification is most commonly used by people who are expected to only experience mild withdrawal symptoms, including:

  • Marijuana 
  • Cocaine 
  • Methamphetamine 
  • Infrequent opiate use
  • Infrequent alcohol use 

The social detoxification approach attempts to provide moral support to patients during their cravings and withdrawal without detox medication. However, the procedure is still supervised by nurses and counselors who care for the patients’ disposition. In social detoxification, patients are not secluded in hospital-like rooms as they detox but are forced to integrate and socialize with other addicts in recovery. This helps addicts prepare for a serious rehabilitation program where they will be working toward recovery in a group with other addicts. 

Detox Help for Abilene, TX

Alcohol Detox Centers Texas knows that different substances trigger a wide range of withdrawal symptoms, making it necessary to take part in a well-established and safe detox program. Depressants such as barbiturates, benzodiazepines and alcohol can result in:

  • Hallucinations 
  • Tremors 
  • Seizures 
  • Increased blood pressure 
  • Increased heart rate 
  • Higher internal temperature 

Opiates (for example, heroin, morphine, codeine, and OxyContin) could have from very minor to lethal withdrawal symptoms, like: 

  • Runny nose 
  • Sweating 
  • Anxiousness 
  • Depression 
  • Rapid pulse 
  • Quickening breathing 
  • Bone pain 
  • Muscle sensitivity 
  • Vomiting and diarrhea 

Withdrawal from stimulants (like amphetamines, methamphetamine, cocaine and Ritalin) is generally mild, and benefits from emotional support given by family members, friends and therapists. However, sometimes an addict may develop stimulant psychosis and may need medication to prevent:

  • Suicidal feelings
  • Suicide attempts
  • Paranoia
  • Insanity 
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Take the First Step 

In some serious situations, detox is a vital step; however, detox is ONLY a first step and is not supposed to replace the comprehensive rehabilitation, or rehab, process. Unlike other detox facilities, Alcohol Services Programs provides guidance during and after a detoxification treatment to help patients avoid the temptation to relapse after getting clean. If used together with treatment and other drug and alcohol rehab strategies, detoxification programs might be an efficient first step to overcoming drug and alcohol abuse. Recovery is achievable, and people are much more successful when detox complements drug and alcohol rehab, like Recovery Intervention Program. 

Call our professional recovery specialists for additional information concerning detox, rehab, treatment and rehab facilities. 

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Abilene, TX

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