Elevate Recovery Detox Center
You may think that detoxification (detox) is a juice cleanse or some sort of diet that helps rid your body of toxins; however, when someone makes the choice to detox from an illicit substance, they undergo an extensive but safe process of removing the substance from their body. The detox process can last anywhere from 5-7 days or weeks, it all depends on the severity of the addiction. Withdrawal symptoms will also vary based upon the extent of the addiction.
Before beginning a detox process, patients must undergo an extensive assessment that will diagnose each condition, the severity of each and how they can be treated. Drug and alcohol detox processes are a little different, with alcohol detox requiring both mental and nutritional support.
Alcohol addiction causes many problems, including an electrolyte deficiency, which can lead to delirium tremens, hallucinations and depression. Along with an electrolyte deficiency, patients are subject to dangerously low levels of thiamine and folate. According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, people with an alcoholism habit lasting 10 years or longer are at risk for delirium tremens. Alcohol detox treatment must include nutritional-assisted detox in order to replenish the nutrients depleted from the alcohol addiction.
Alcohol is an appetite suppressor and nullifies the body’s ability to absorb nutrients. Chronic alcohol abusers often have severe nutritional deficiencies, including Vitamin-B, which increases hydration and aids in removing alcohol from the body. Most vitamins and minerals are administered orally; however, in some severe cases, where standard methods are ineffective, they are administered intravenously. Either way, nutrient intake is essential for the safety of the patient and to help ease the detoxification process.
In order for detox to be safe, it must be performed either in a hospital setting or in a rehab facility, either way, it is closely monitored by medical professionals due to the possible withdrawal symptoms.
- Muscle fatigue
- Loss of appetite
Unfortunately, those with a severe addiction may experience life-threatening symptoms, such as:
- Respiratory depression
- Fluid imbalances
- Cardiac arrhythmias
Most addicts do not want to deal with the withdrawal symptoms and continue to use their substance.
This will only cause more problems and increase the risk of overdose and death. Elevate detox center understands that withdrawal symptoms are difficult to endure. We offer multiple options to accommodate each patient’s individual needs utilizing empowering and modern treatment therapies.
The detox process stabilizes each patient’s mental and physical health and safely restores the body to its normal functioning state. Before beginning the detox process, patients are assessed by highly-educated medical clinicians who will inquire of the following:
- What type of substance(s) is one addicted to
- Timeline and length of addiction
- Means of ingestion (snorting, injecting, smoking, drinking)
- History of Co-Occurring Disorders
- Previous detox treatments
- History of relapses
- History of diseases
- Possibility of current pregnancy
- Current medications
It is important that patients are open and honest in order for our staff to accurately diagnose all conditions and determine which detox process will effectively treat their conditions. With a proper detox process, patients are able to cleanse their bodies in order to achieve a successful recovery.
What to Expect At Our Detox Center
At Elevate our detox center will provide a comfortable, supportive and safe environment for each patent. Patients should expect to be monitored closely by their case managers; this is not to make you feel like you are being watched like an animal or test subject, it is only so we can adjust your treatment program according to your progress.
Patients should also expect to experience uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms that can be managed through medication or nutritional support. This is known as a medically managed detox process and it is one of the most common.
Medically Managed Detox
Medically managed detox includes medications, nutrients and fluids, and cognitive analysis. All staff at our detox center is a certified treatment professional.
Our detox center may administer Methadone, Buprenorphine, Naltrexone or Benzodiazepines to help ease the symptoms of withdrawal.
Nutrients and Fluids
Drug addiction causes a significant decrease in physical health due to the lack of sleep and poor diet and detrimentally affects many bodily functions. It is necessary to replace lost nutrients and properly hydrate in order to help repair damage.
Some of the withdrawal symptoms affect the brain and its cognitive functioning, which is why it is important for board-certified psychologists, therapists and psychiatrists to monitor each patient’s mental health.
Inpatient Detox Treatments
Inpatient treatments occur in our rehab facility with round-the-clock supervision. Depending on each patient’s specific needs, detox can last anywhere from 5-7 days. During the inpatient treatments, patients are provided with mental and physical support from trained professionals as well as therapeutic treatments that help retrain the brain’s thinking patterns.
This type of treatment is recommended for:
- Those who are exposed to daily drug and alcohol use in their normal environment.
- Have a history of co-occurring disorders.
- Have a supportive network of family and friends who may be able to help with their regular responsibilities during their absence.
- Are prone to dangerous or risky behavior.
- Have a long history of drug or alcohol abuse, including several relapses.
- Are routinely exposed to traumatic or unstable environments.
Outpatient Detox Treatment
Outpatient detox treatment is recommended for those who are newly addicted to drugs and alcohol but are somewhat able to manage their addiction. Patients are required to attend a detox and addiction treatment session at least once a week for a couple of hours. Unlike other detox treatments, these patients are able to return home to their daily routines after accomplishing a treatment session.
Outpatient treatment is only recommended for those who have control over their addiction.
Elevate would never recommend a program if they did not think that their patients could handle it. We pride ourselves on being able to understand each patient and offer the best treatment plans according to their addiction. Our detox center will always have the patient’s best interests at heart and are willing to put in as much effort as their patients do.Elevate strives to provide the best service, evidence-based treatment plans and a safe environment where patients learn to live a healthy and sober life.
- Those who live in a relatively stable home environment.
- Have friends and family who do not abuse drugs.
- Have a supportive network of family and friends who will help to keep them on track.
- Have an employment status that has not been affected by their addiction.
- Have never been arrested or criminally liable for any drug and alcohol related offenses.
- Have reliable transportation and are committed to attending their treatment sessions.