Drug Medical Detoxification

Drug detox is one of the more complex parts of our medical detox programs, because there are so many drugs that our patients may be using. Many of them also use several different kinds of drugs at different times and might therefore have dependencies on more than one kind of drug.

Some of the drugs our team works to help our patients detox from include:

·        Benzodiazepines, including alprazolam (Xanax), lorazepam (Ativan), diazepam (Valium) and clonazepam (Klonopin)

·        Opioids including morphine, heroin and codeine and variations of those

·        Stimulants including cocaine, methamphetamine and MDMA

·        Synthetic drugs including bath salts, krokodil or kratom and fentanyl

Each of these drugs creates a different kind of addiction and has different withdrawal symptoms. Which is why our detox therapy team at Safe Haven Recovery Center in California, Beverly Hills 90210 are trained to treat and monitor patients who have a pattern of abusing any of these, or any combination of them.

How a Medical Drug Detox Works

The first step in the drug detox therapy process is to determine which drugs the patient is using, and how addicted they may be to them. It’s very common for people who do abuse narcotics to have co-occurring addictions. Which means that they use more than one kind of drug.

Once our team has determined what the patients’ needs are, they will work on a treatment plan that might include some kind of medical addiction treatment. This usually includes medications like Naltrexone, Vivitrol, Suboxone and Subutex, which are used either to ease the symptoms of withdrawal, to reduce cravings, or both.

Our medical detoxification team monitor the dosage and administration of these drugs very closely, to ensure that our patients get a safe dose that is enough to ease their withdrawal without putting them in any danger.

Gradually, as symptoms of withdrawal get under control, dosages are adjusted, until the patient is able to manage the rest of the detox therapy without medication support.

How Long Does Medical Detox for Drugs Last?

The next thing most people ask is how long medical detox therapy will last.

This largely depends on the person, how long they have been using drugs, how deep their addiction goes and additional personal factors. In most cases, however, with professional medical detoxification support, most patients will get through this process within about 5 to 7 days and be ready to move onto the next part of the recovery process.

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