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Drug Detox for Residents of Chattanooga

Drug Detox Alexa Iocco | November 8, 2021

Drug Detox for Residents of Chattanooga

What is Drug Detox Like?

Drug detox is the process your brain and body go through as the drugs leave your system. In most cases, a medically assisted treatment (MAT) program is recommended to help you detox safely, without needing to suffer unnecessarily from withdrawal symptoms. Through the use of medications, counseling, behavioral therapy, and clinical care, at Resurgence Behavioral Health we can help ensure your time spent going through detox is as safe and comfortable as possible.

When you first enter our Chattanooga detox center for addiction treatment, you will be interviewed, and undergo a medical and psychological screening process to help us find out more about you, your level of addiction, and your physical and mental health. This information will allow us to create a customized program that you will most benefit from and help us determine whether you require a dual diagnosis treatment to work on underlying trauma or mental health issues as you detox and rehabilitate in our care.

You will then move into our detox center for the entirety of your detox. We have staff onsite and available to you 24 hours a day, with oversight by our head RN who has a specialty in addictions. Our clinical staff is experienced, dedicated, professional, and kind, and many of them are in recovery themselves, so they remember what it is like to be in your position.

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

Detox varies from person to person, depending on the substance you are detoxing from, family history, mental health factors, genetics, and the length of the addiction, as well as medical factors. We have plenty of experience in customizing our medically assisted treatment (MAT) to best suit each of our patients. 

MAT is an integrated detox program that focuses on the whole patient, meaning we don’t just care about the physical symptoms of withdrawal. Your mental health and emotional well-being are also looked after, and we will bring in trained therapists and counselors to ensure you are dealing with any unwanted thoughts or feelings, as well as discovering the underlying roots of your addiction as the drugs leave your system.

The medications provided during MAT are used to satisfy the body’s cravings for the drug, and help you with withdrawal symptoms like discomfort and pain, restlessness, and keep you safe from severe symptoms like seizures. These medications are given at prescription doses by medical professionals, and they are FDA-approved, so they will not get you high or create a new addiction. They are provided to help you resist relapsing during this very difficult period. MAT will improve your survival rate, and your ability to move on from drug addiction and live an independent, self-directed life.

Drug Detox Side Effects

When detoxing from any drug that has created a physical dependency, your body will need time to adjust. This can create a wave of intense and unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. Without professional assistance, you are much more likely to relapse when these feelings become too powerful.

Withdrawal symptoms vary depending on what substance you are detoxing from, as well as your physical and mental health as you are detoxing, your family history, your history of addiction, and your genetic makeup. Some common withdrawal symptoms include:

  • Body aches and headaches
  • Tremors
  • Restlessness and insomnia
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Irritability and agitation
  • Psychological symptoms like depression or anxiety
  • Stomach issues like nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, cramps or constipation
  • Sweating uncontrollably with chills and goosebumps
  • High blood pressure and a high heart rate
  • Feelings of prickly skin or “brain zaps”

The Importance of Medical Detox for Drug Addiction

With some substances, withdrawal symptoms may escalate into seizures, hallucinations, severe dehydration, heart issues, psychosis, delirium tremens, and other dangerous physical and mental health issues. Medical detox is important for this reason. Symptoms may start off mild but rapidly escalate into a health emergency. Even if you choose not to take the provided medications, clinical oversight is strongly recommended during your detox period to ensure you remain safe.

With MAT, you will not need to suffer needlessly as you detox. You will be kept safe by our medical team, with your progress monitored 24 hours a day to ensure everything goes to plan and your medications are working properly. Co-occurring mental health conditions can be treated at the same time as addiction through a dual diagnosis treatment plan, and therapy and counseling provide emotional support as you detox.

Another benefit to MAT is that you will be physically separated from the temptation to relapse. Our facility is 100% drug and alcohol-free, and you will be away from drug dealers, enablers, and other temptations, so you will be able to focus on yourself and your healing as you detox. MAT is an evidence-based treatment plan that can be tailored to suit any patient, no matter their level of addiction, and with the right doses, tapering schedule, and medical oversight, you will be able to move on into a rehab program to recover from your drug addiction.

Addiction Treatment that
Just Works

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

How Long Does Drug Detox Last?

Drug detox is different for everyone, and the length of time it will take depends on which substance you are detoxing from because each drug affects each person differently. In general, your withdrawal symptoms will begin to show up within a few hours of stopping drug use, and will gradually escalate over the next few days, eventually hitting a peak at around 72 hours. After the peak, you will begin to feel a little bit better every day. Certain prescription medications and hard drugs will have recurring symptoms for weeks or even months after the initial detox is over.

When you have your initial screening and intake procedures at Resurgence and we create a plan for you, we will be able to thoroughly assess your individual situation and give you a better idea of what to expect before you begin detoxing. There will be no surprises.

Can Detox Alone Treat Drug Addiction?

Drug detox is short-term addiction treatment, and most times cannot treat drug addiction alone. What will give you the best possible chance of having a long-term recovery in rehab? For the majority of people, at Resurgence, we recommend a minimum of a 30-day stay in inpatient residential rehab, then transitioning into outpatient care, but we know that rehab is not a one-size-fits-all package and that not everybody is able to spend that much time away from their family or other responsibilities, so we will work with you to figure out what will work best for your unique situation.

Inpatient Drug Rehab for Chattanooga Residents

At Resurgence, we recommend transitioning directly into a 30-day minimum inpatient rehab program after detox, so that you can continue your forward momentum in your treatment.

During inpatient rehab at Resurgence, you will live full-time in our beautiful, peaceful, and community-oriented facility, in which we offer a combination of mental health, substance abuse, and primary care services. We use a whole-patient approach, with a combination of one-on-one therapy, life-skills courses, nutritional and exercise coaching, group therapy, family therapy, relationship counseling, and education in an individualized treatment plan, customized to your preferences and unique needs. You will be surrounded by like-minded peers who are going through a similar program to you.

Your days at Resurgence are structured, and you will be safe, with medical and mental health issues addressed together with addiction in an integrated treatment plan so we can get to the root of your addiction and prevent relapse in the future. We will help you gain the recovery skills you need to adopt a drug-free lifestyle.

Some of the therapies and programs we provide at Resurgence include:

  • Medical Assisted Treatment (MAT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Outings to Local Attractions and Nature
  • Life Skills Training
  • Vocational (Work Skills) Training

For individuals with mental health issues or a history of relapse, or those who do not feel ready to return to their regular life, we offer long-term stays of 60 or 90 days. These longer stays will give you the time and space you need in your recovery to truly make constructive changes and solidify your dedication to becoming sober. Whether you are a short-term or long-term patient, you will leave our rehab center prepared for life after treatment.

Addiction Treatment that
Just Works

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

Outpatient Drug Rehab for Chattanooga Residents

Outpatient drug rehab for Chattanooga residents is the recommended next step for those exiting an inpatient program. It is also an option for people who cannot leave their work, family, or other important responsibilities for a long period of time as they seek addiction treatment.

At Resurgence we offer different levels of outpatient care, including the:

Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP): This is an intermediary step between inpatient rehab and outpatient rehab, in which you live at home but commute into our facility for full days of programming, up to seven days a week. This program is designed to help you slowly dip your toes back into your regular life, with full support from our staff every step of the way.

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP): This program provides rehabilitation, with plenty of therapy, groups, and other programmings, but in a flexible schedule so you can return to work or school, or take care of your family. You can schedule your treatments around your life, lessening or increasing the frequency of treatments as your needs evolve over time.

Once you are ready, you can move into our aftercare outpatient program, in which you are still connected to all the medical and psychiatric care you need, with the option to join groups or schedule therapy appointments as needed.

Outpatient rehab provides you with the skills, therapy, group support, and community you need to help you remain sober, confident and practice your new recovery skills in real-world scenarios, with full professional care. Some Resurgence locations offer virtual programming, and there are also alumni groups and sober living homes to keep you connected with a safe, vibrant, sober community.

Why Chattanooga Residents Choose Resurgence for Drug Detox

Chattanooga residents choose Resurgence because of our comprehensive continuum of treatment. Our staff is caring and professional, and we will work with you to get to the root of your addiction and treat co-occurring conditions through an integrated, customized program. At Resurgence, our medical detox is safe and effective, our inpatient program is restful and restorative, and our outpatient programs are flexible and productive. You will have a multitude of treatment options and we can work within your budget and insurance plan to customize a program that will best suit your needs.

Contact us today to learn more about our drug detox programs, medical drug detox, and drug rehab programs for residents of Chattanooga. We are here to help you.

Addiction Treatment that
Just Works

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

Does your Insurance Cover Rehab?

At Resurgence, we accept most PPO insurance. Verify your insurance now.