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We have been offering inpatient rehab services to the Fullerton, CA area for over a decade. We help people take the first step toward recovery from drug and/or alcohol abuse, using secure, supervised clinical facilities and individualized detox regimens. Detoxification, also called detox, is a process used to remove drugs and pollutants from the body. Detox should not be confused with treatment. The choice of detox therapies depends on which substance is being abused, and the “cold turkey” approach is not appropriate for all types of addiction; it’s best if detox is performed in a controlled, clinically supervised environment. Although a few people find the idea of detox intimidating, we take protective measures to make sure that detox is safe and appropriate for each client. For any questions, or to speak with a detox professional, call us at (657) 300-9850 now!

Types of Detox

The two types of detox most frequently used in detox facilities are medically supervised withdrawal and social detoxification. Health care professionals may decide upon either course of detox, depending upon:

  • the type of substance being abused
  • duration of abuse
  • age of the patient
  • the psychological state of the patient
  • the physical well-being of the client
  • what kind of environment the specialists think will be most beneficial to the client

People who benefit most from medically supervised withdrawal include those who are hooked on:

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

These drugs in particular have very nasty, uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms, many of which are minimalized by certain detox medications that can only be prescribed by a doctor. Also, it’s essential for people suffering from severe alcoholism, or who are abusing alcohol alongside other drugs, to participate in medically supervised withdrawal. Withdrawing “cold turkey” from alcohol can cause people to hallucinate, seizure, or develop severe physical and psychological complications, all of which can be avoided with certain procedures used at medically supervised detoxification centers. Additionally, anyone that has ever experienced hallucinations or seizures has a severe illness, or has been diagnosed with particular psychological diseases will require medically supervised withdrawal in order to correctly wean themselves from drugs and alcohol.

Social detoxification is suited for people whose drug abuse will only lead to moderate withdrawal symptoms, including withdrawal from:

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

The social detoxification method tries to assist clients during their cravings and withdrawal without medication, but the process is still supervised by nurses and counselors that manage the clients’ health. In social detoxification, clients are not segregated into institution-like rooms but are urged to live along with and socialize with other addicts that are in recovery. In this method, clients are prepared to live together and work alongside other addicts in recovery when they subsequently enter a treatment program.

Care Treatment Addiction Rehab’s Strategies

We know that different types of substances result in different withdrawal symptoms, making it crucial to participate in a detox program that knows how to cope with these effects. Depressants, like barbiturates, benzodiazepines, and alcohol, may cause:

  • hallucinations
  • tremors
  • seizures
  • high blood pressure
  • increased heart rate
  • higher internal temperature

Stimulants (for instance, amphetamines, methamphetamine, cocaine, and Ritalin) don’t typically require more than emotional support from family, friends, and counselors. When appropriate, doctors may recommend medication to prevent stimulant psychosis, which can result in:

  • suicidal thoughts
  • suicide attempts
  • paranoid delusions
  • psychosis

Opiates (for instance, heroin, morphine, codeine, and OxyContin) can have very minor to extremely severe withdrawal symptoms, like:

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

Take the First Step

Detox doesn’t replace a rehab plan, but it is an important first step towards recovery for many people. Unlike other detox facilities, Alcohol Abuse Treatment Center provides guidance during and after the detoxification process since they are aware of how easy it can be to relapse after becoming sober. Detox in tandem with rehabilitation for addiction makes Detoxification is an extremely effective first step. A person’s best possible chance for total recovery is to follow up detox by directly entering a rehab program, like Drug Rehabilitation Treatment. If you or someone you love is in the Fullerton, CA area and need services such as detox, inpatient rehab, residential treatment, intensive outpatient) give us a call. Care Treatment Addiction Rehab’s professional recovery experts are available 24 hours a day to answer concerns regarding detox, rehab, and treatment, or detox and treatment centers, so call (657) 300-9850 today!