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Medical Detox – Trenton

The medical detox process is typically the first step in overcoming an addiction to drugs or alcohol. The medical detox process helps addicts overcome their physical dependence on drugs or alcohol while under the careful supervision of health care professionals.

The goals for medical detox programs are to prepare a person for the detoxification process and provide available supportive treatments so that they can effectively withdraw from the substance while experiencing the fewest adverse symptoms possible.

Medical detox programs can be life-saving interventions because detoxing at home and abruptly stopping using drugs or alcohol can cause the individual to relapse or experience life-threatening symptoms.

Drug Treatment Centers Trenton can create a detoxification plan that allows you to slowly withdraw from the substance of abuse. This, along with support, guidance and treatment medications, can ensure the process is as safe and as comfortable as possible. Call us today for more information by dialing 609-770-6140.

Types of Detox Programs

At Drug Treatment Centers Trenton, numerous drug detox programs can be created to help a person overcome a substance abuse addiction. Examples of these detox programs include, but are not limited to:

  • Alcohol
  • Cocaine
  • Heroin
  • Marijuana
  • Methamphetamines
  • Opiates, such as morphine, hydrocodone, oxycodone and hydromorphone (Dilaudid)
  • Stimulants, such as Ritalin and Adderall
  • Tranquilizers and sedatives, such as Klonopin, Ativan, Valium and Xanax

Withdrawal Symptoms Associated With Detox

Drugs and alcohol affect specific receptors on a person’s brain. By adjusting brain these brain chemicals, the drug creates a desired effect. This can include pain relief, anxiety reduction or a euphoric high.

Each drug can cause different withdrawal symptoms that are unique to each drug. Examples of these withdrawals include:

  • Meth: The meth comedown or withdrawal can include excess sleeping, heightened appetite, anxiety, psychosis, paranoia and profound depression.
  • OxyContin: Withdrawal symptoms associated with OxyContin abuse include frequent nausea, strong abdominal pain, rapid heartbeat, profuse sweating, hot flashes, anxiety, agitation, diarrhea, coughing fits, goosebumps and sleeplessness.
  • Alcohol: Alcohol withdrawal syndrome can include agitation, fever, hallucinations, seizures, severe confusion, rapid heart rate, sweating and hand tremors.
  • Heroin: Early heroin withdrawal symptoms can include anxiety, muscle aches, insomnia, runny nose, sweating or yawning. Later symptoms associated with alcohol withdrawals include diarrhea, dilated pupils, nausea, vomiting or stomach cramping.

Treatment Medication Examples

At Drug Treatment Centers Trenton, our doctors will administer treatment medications for withdrawal and detox, if needed for serious withdrawal symptoms. Examples of detox medications commonly prescribed include:

Medicines used to treat heroin and opiate addictions include Suboxone and methadone. Because of methadone’s potential for overdose, the drug’s use must be closely monitored.

Withdrawals from alcohol can be treated with anti-psychotic and anti-seizure medications, such as Neurontin. Doctors can also prescribe Antabuse, a medication that makes a person feel ill if he or she begins to drink alcohol again.

Why Should a Person Seek a Residential Treatment Center for Detox?

Residential treatment centers are often the preferred location for detoxing because they provide a safe location with medical experts that can ease the detox process as much as possible. Medications and therapies have been proven to be some of the most effective methods in helping a person overcome a substance abuse addiction, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. A residential treatment stay can help a person receive the help he or she needs, for as long as needed.

For more information on medical detox treatments at Drug Treatment Centers Trenton, please call 609-770-6140.

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