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Drug Detox for Lubbock Residents

Drug Detox , Drug Rehab Alexa Iocco | November 23, 2021

Drug Detox for Lubbock Residents Resurgence Behavioral Health

Top Rated Drug Detox for Residents of Lubbock

When you’re at the height of your addiction and want to get help for your drug addiction, there are often concerns about the detox process and how it will affect you. Often when you think of going through drug withdrawal, you imagine the worst-case scenarios that are depicted in mainstream media. While detox can produce unpleasant symptoms, there are ways to mitigate the severity and intensity of your symptoms by entering into a medically supervised choice of a detox program for the exceptional, individualized care that is provided to each patient that enters our treatment center. 

Addiction enters into each person’s life for different reasons. Whether it be due to genetics and growing up around addiction making it the only way you know how to cope through learned behavior. While others may have turned to drugs as a way to escape, even just momentarily, from challenging times or emotions. Regardless of how you began your addiction, our expert team of addiction specialists helps you to remove the physical and emotional ties to your addiction through our personalized approach to detox and drug rehab programs

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What is Medical Detox for Alcohol and Drug Addiction?

When you have been using alcohol or drugs for an extended period of time, your body will develop a physical dependency on the chemical components within those substances to function at a normal capacity. When you abruptly stop taking these substances, your body will be unable to function normally which will lead to uncomfortable or unpleasant symptoms known as withdrawal symptoms. In some cases, these symptoms can create life-threatening side effects if not treated properly by knowledgeable and specialized medical professionals. 

Entering into a medically supervised detox program that is offered at Resurgence will give you peace of mind in knowing that your safety will be held in top regard. Our medical team of nurses and physicians will monitor your progress throughout your detox to ensure that any withdrawal symptoms that arise will be treated accordingly with safe, effective medical interventions. 

Upon entering into medical detox, you will be assessed by our onsite doctor who will get to know your personal history with alcohol or drugs along with your medical history including any pre-existing medical concerns. Through admission interviews and assessments including checking your vitals and your liver functioning, we will be able to create a detox plan that will cater to your needs and current physical state. This will help us prepare for proper medical interventions that you may need including medications to assist in your withdrawal period and holistic measures of treatment to aid in your comfortability and combat unpleasant symptoms. 

Patients may be offered medications that are designed to mitigate severe withdrawal symptoms. These are often offered in opioid or alcohol detox programs. These medications work to block the receptors in your brain that feel euphoria or pleasure from substances which helps to alleviate the allure of using alcohol or drugs. Medications also provide patients with comfort through lessening their drug or alcohol cravings which helps you stay on track and motivated to complete your detox program and, ultimately, your drug or alcohol rehab program. Your use of medication will be monitored by our medical team and as you progress through your detox program, these medications can be reduced, and, eventually, you will no longer need them as you get stronger in your recovery. 

When is Medical Detox Recommended

Addiction is a progressive disease and as you continue with your drug or alcohol use, your physical and emotional dependency will increase creating a difficult barrier for you to be able to stop your use of substances on your own. In some cases, attempting to quit cold turkey can actually put your entire well-being at risk with the potential of life-threatening symptoms arising. 

That is why at Resurgence Behavioral Health, we strongly recommend that our patients come to our treatment center to participate in a medically supervised detox program. Your addiction is unique to you and your withdrawal symptoms will reflect the same. You often won’t know the severity of your potential withdrawal symptoms until you begin your detox process. If you are at home and attempting to do this on your own, you run the risk of putting yourself in a dangerous situation. Allowing yourself to detox under the careful and considerate supervision of our medically supervised detox program will ensure that your safety is held at the top priority. We specialize in supporting patients to detox safely and comfortably within our center. Here you will have access to not only medical support but our counselors who are always available to support you emotionally in one of your greatest times of need. 

Drugs That Require Medical Detox

Patients often inquire if the drugs they are using require a medical detox process and if it is the right route for them. The following are drugs that we recommend you enter into a medical detox for. 

  • Prescription drugs– Often when you are addicted to prescription drugs you have become physically and emotionally dependent on them to function and maintain normally. It is unsafe to instantaneously remove these substances from your body and could put your physical and emotional wellbeing at risk. Through medical detox, you will have the opportunity to safely and slowly taper off of these substances while receiving proper medical attention and care through medications and holistic measures to detox. 
  • Alcohol– Prolonged use of alcohol creates a physical dependency that produces severe withdrawal symptoms if not monitored and treated by a medical professional. Medical detox will provide you with the attentive care and supervision from nurses and doctors who can provide you with medications and proper medical interventions to keep you safe as you rid your body of alcohol.
  • Benzodiazepines– Often when taking Benzos, you begin doing so because of a co-occurring mental health disorder. A medical detox will give you the support from medical practitioners that will support you in detoxing from benzos but also help you navigate how to treat your co-occuring disorder without the use of drugs. 
  • Opioids– Whether you are consuming prescription opioids or using illicit substances such as heroin, opioids are a highly addictive substance that can produce severe withdrawal symptoms if not treated properly. A medical detox will give you the supervision and support from nurses and physicians and, often, a coinciding medication to ease the severity of your withdrawal symptoms. 
  • Stimulants– Substances such as cocaine and meth are some of the most addictive stimulants that are commonly used. Without the support of medically supervised detox paired with a rehab program, patients run the high risk of relapse due to not processing the root causes of their addiction to begin to formulate new coping strategies and practices. 
  • Synthetics– These substances are composed of man made chemicals to create a variation of drugs such as ecstasy. These chemical compounds created are often highly addictive and without the support of a medical detox, patients are at risk of relapse if they do not go through therapeutic and medical treatment programs. 

How Long is Drug Detox?

Patients often wonder how long they will need to commit to be in a medical detox program. Your addiction will be specific to you and your history with drugs. This makes it challenging to give a specific time frame. With that said, there are ranges of time that patients tend to stay within at any given time. 

Typically, we see our patients within our detox program for 7-10 days. The first onset of withdrawal symptoms will often come within the first 24 hours after the last dose you have taken. These symptoms often present as mild such as headache, nausea, or mood instability. Often, by day 3 this will be when the peak of symptoms typically arises. This, in most cases, will last until day 7. This is the critical time that our medical team will monitor your withdrawal progression and provide you with effective means to treat your symptoms and maintain your level of comfort and safety. 

What Happens After Detox?

After you complete your detox program and are feeling healthy, it is encouraged to take the next step into a drug rehab program. Eliminating the toxins of drugs is the first step in your recovery journey. In order to create a lasting change, you will need to gain an understanding of what has led to your addictive behaviors to begin with. This can be done through the comprehensive therapeutic models offered within our drug treatment center. 

Drug Rehab That Heals the Root Causes of Addiction

Resurgence offers patients of Lubbock a variety of methods to addiction treatment that target your emotional, physical, and spiritual growth and healing. Addiction is a complex disease that originates from painful memories or traumas in your past that have affected your ability to remain sober or handle triggering situations. Through one on one and group therapy sessions, you will learn how to effectively identify your emotions and thought patterns that have been negatively impacting your ability to abstain from drug use. Once you get clarity on the root causes of your addiction, you will be able to develop the tools and skills to maintain sobriety with effective methods of relapse prevention. 

Contact one of the friendly staff at Resurgence today to find more about how you can put the first step forward on the path to recovery. 

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Individualized treatment programs delivered in a comfortable, relaxed setting promote healing in your recovery journey.

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