Detoxification is an important first step on the road of recovery for an individual addicted to drugs or alcohol. Overcoming dependence on these substances can be difficult, as patients may experience severe physical discomfort while the body craves its accustomed level of drug and/or alcohol intake. During this withdrawal period, individuals should have the support of medical professionals to help them recover safely. At our inpatient rehab facilities in Lancaster County, PA and Palm Beach, FL, patients can begin the recovery process under the caring guidance of our on-site, full time, trained medical professionals.
Symptoms of Substance Abuse Withdrawal
Withdrawal can present itself in a variety of ways, including sweating, fatigue, nausea, anxiety, and even seizures. Withdrawing from drugs or alcohol can trigger a number of unpleasant symptoms. Alcohol withdrawal is significantly more dangerous, as patients can die if this process is undertaken without proper medical supervision. At our drug and alcohol detox centers, our team of professionals can minimize the symptoms of withdrawal providing necessary medicinal protocols in a safe environment under constant medical supervision.
The Drug and Alcohol Detox Program
At our facilities, the detox process begins with a comprehensive physical exam, including a discussion of the patient’s medical history. Our medical team, consisting of a medical director and licensed nurses, will monitor the patient 24/7 to ensure that the recovery is proceeding properly.
- Medical monitoring –Detox patients rest in well-furnished private rooms outfitted with monitoring equipment.
- Psychological care –An onsite psychologist will help patients with mental issues, such as anxiety and depression that may arise during the detox process. In addition, the patient will have access to 24/7 nursing assistance.
- Transition to rehab –Once detox has been successfully completed, patients can turn their attention to their long-term recovery from drugs and/or alcohol, which typically involves transferring to our residential treatment level of care. Following inpatient treatment, many go on to a partial hospitalization program or an intensive outpatient at our outpatient center as well.