Detox Services in Dallas, TX Area

For over a decade, we have been helping men and women in the Dallas, TX area overcome addiction to drugs and alcohol helps. We can help take the first step toward recovery from substance dependency, utilizing safe, supervised clinical facilities and custom-created detox regimens. The aim of the detoxification process often referred to as detox, is to remove drugs and harmful substances from the body. However, it is important to remember the difference between detox and treatment. Detox is not rehab and one without the other will not help to cure an addict. The detox process might be intimidating for people who have attempted the “cold turkey” technique, or for people that may have been using for years, but it doesn’t need to be.  In reality, quitting “cold turkey” is actually a dangerous option, we use secure and proven strategies that treat every client as an individual with different detox needs. Contact Recovery Help Rehab Center to talk to a knowledgeable detox specialist by calling 469-202-4096 today!

Types of Detox

Medically supervised withdrawal and social detoxification are the two options used most often in detox programs centers. Health care professionals may select medically supervised withdrawal or social detoxification for a patient depending upon:

  • the type of drug being abused
  • duration of use
  • age of the patient
  • the psychological state of the client
  • physical health of the patient
  • what type of setting the specialists believe will be the most beneficial to the patient

Medically supervised withdrawal is normally suggested for those who have been addicted to:

  • alcohol
  • pain medications (prescription or pharmaceutical)
  • barbiturates or sedatives
  • opioids (heroin, OxyContin7, codeine)

There are a few detox medicines that, if prescribed by a qualified professional, can ease some of the unpleasant and painful withdrawal symptoms that those drugs cause. People who abuse drugs together with alcohol, or who have suffered from severe alcoholism, are also recommended to participate in medically supervised withdrawal. Trying to stop abusing alcohol “cold turkey” can cause people to hallucinate, have seizures, or develop life-threatening physical and mental conditions. These symptoms can be prevented with specific medications administered through supervised detox centers. Anyone that has ever experienced hallucinations, seizures, has a major illness, or has been diagnosed with certain mental illnesses will require medically supervised withdrawal to be able to properly wean themselves from drugs or alcohol.

Social detoxification is better fitted to people whose withdrawal symptoms are milder, typically from  drug use that includes:

  • marijuana
  • cocaine
  • methamphetamine
  • occasional opioid use
  • infrequent alcohol use

The social detoxification method attempts to help clients with their cravings and withdrawal without medicine. However, the process is still monitored by nurses and counselors who oversee the patients’ well-being.  Social detoxification requires that patients live alongside each other in a “social” setting, where they’re not segregated while they detox. This will help addicts prepare for a rehabilitation program where they work towards recovery together with a group of other addicts.

Our Methods

We have a  program that understands how the abuse of different substances will result in a wide range of withdrawal symptoms. For instance, depressants, including barbiturates, benzodiazepines, and alcohol, normally require a gradual reduction of the substance while utilizing medication to help with possible:

  • hallucinations
  • tremors
  • seizures
  • higher blood pressure
  • higher heart rate
  • higher body temperature

Stimulants like amphetamines, methamphetamine, cocaine, and Ritalin, typically have uncomplicated withdrawal symptoms that mainly need emotional support from family and friends, and the stability provided by a support group or therapy. It’s not uncommon for chronic stimulants-abusers to require medication because they have been diagnosed with stimulant psychosis, which may result in:

  • suicidal emotions
  • suicide attempts
  • paranoid thoughts
  • psychosis

Opioids, like heroin, morphine, codeine, and OxyContin, can cause withdrawal symptoms which are minor health risks, such as:

  • runny nose
  • sweating
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • quickening pulse
  • quickening breathing
  • bone pain
  • muscle pain
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea

Taking the First Step

In most cases detox is a vital first step towards recovery from drug and/or alcohol abuse; however it is not the only step. Detox is not meant to replace a rehabilitation program. Unlike other detox facilities,  we provide support through and after a detox process because they are mindful of how easy it can be to relapse after getting clean and sober. Detoxification center works in tandem with rehab and other drug and alcohol abuse therapy strategies, making detox a very important first step. Total recovery is attainable, and addicts are more successful when detox is utilized in combination with drug and alcohol rehab, like Treatment Center RehabIf you or someone you love is in the Dallas, TX area, and are in need of detox give us a call us  at 469-202-4096.