At Matthew’s Hope Detox and Recovery Program, you can take the first step toward sobriety. Our medical detox program uses medical supervision, medications, and therapies to safely support you as you detox from drugs and alcohol. With the help of an intake specialist, you can determine the best programs and therapies for your needs.
What is Medical Detox?
At our medical detox, you are professionally supervised by medical staff members. If you experience nausea, seizures, or other severe symptoms, medical staff members can use medication to ease your detox process. The entire process is monitored 24/7, so you can detox in a safe, supportive environment.
Why is Medical Detox Step One in the Treatment Process?
While you need to go through more than drug and alcohol detox to become sober, you can’t successfully go through rehab and therapy without detox. Detox matters because it allows you to remove the physical addiction. Once you have safely navigated the withdrawal process, you can move on to the next step in your recovery.
What Does Withdrawal Look Like?
The withdrawal process can vary based on the type of drug, the severity of your addiction, and where you are treated. During medical detox, you can get help with medical complications and withdrawal symptoms as you begin healing from substance use disorder.
With alcohol detox, early withdrawal symptoms often begin six hours after your last drink. This stage of withdrawal can last for up to seven days. Severe symptoms may start within the first 48 hours after your last drink.
Typically, patients will experience anxiety, upset stomachs, headaches, fatigue, sleep problems, and mood changes when they begin the withdrawal process. In severe cases, they may also suffer from irregular breathing, hallucinations, mental confusion, and seizures.
During benzo detox, you may experience memory loss, psychosis, irritability, headaches, panic attacks, concentration issues, memory loss, heart palpitations, and hallucinations. These symptoms generally begin 6 to 48 hours after your last dose and last for 10 days.
Opioid detox can manage withdrawal symptoms, like nausea, insomnia, diarrhea, anxiety, bone pain, racing heart rate, increased body temperature, and high blood pressure. While the detox process varies based on the drug and addiction severity, you’ll typically see symptoms 8 to 24 hours after your last use. Major withdrawal symptoms can continue for up to two weeks.
Most people going into treatment for alcohol or drug dependency often have medical complications due to their addiction. In a non-hospital-based program, these people usually have to wait to get medical services for their condition. This occurs, unfortunately, because most treatment programs don’t want to lose billable days for their clients while they are off the premises at a hospital getting treated for their ailment.
At Matthew’s Hope Detox and Recovery, our program is hospital-based, so our clients are already there to receive treatment for both their addiction and medical condition. As a hospital-based program, we also allow for longer terms of detox, giving our staff more time to help our clients use our advanced treatment methods. By doing so, that extra time will allow us to heal the damage done to the brain and other organs which have been damaged due to addiction.
Alcohol Detox Treatment
When you detox from alcohol, our medical-based program will give you added supervision and support for delirium tremens (DTs) and other symptoms. You may also be prescribed drugs to manage some of your alcohol withdrawal symptoms.
Benzo Detox Treatment
With benzo detox, you may experience intense and potentially dangerous withdrawal symptoms. Because of this, it is important to get medical supervision as you undergo withdrawal. Medical staff members can provide medications and therapies to alleviate your symptoms and treat underlying medical disorders at the same time.
Opioid / Opiate Detox Treatment
Opioid agonists, like buprenorphine, can block the effects of opioids and ease withdrawal symptoms. Our detox center may also provide medications for major withdrawal symptoms, such as gastrointestinal issues and insomnia. Through these supportive measures, our treatment center can make your detox safer and more comfortable.
IASIS Microcurrent Neurofeedback During Medical Detox
During detox, Matthew’s Hope Detox and Recovery offers IASIS Microcurrent Neurofeedback, which is a non-invasive, drug-free technology that utilizes microcurrent electrical impulses to stimulate the brain and improve brain function. IASIS can be used to promote healing for many conditions, such as anxiety, depression, PTSD, substance use disorders, and brain injury, and can offer relief during the detox process. Our clients can participate in IASIS Neurofeedback therapy 6 times a week during the detox process, which can help with anxiety, restless leg, and laying down new neural pathways, which allows the brain and nervous system’s chemical imbalances to self-regulate.
Learn More About Your Medical Detox Options
With medical detox, you can get support for withdrawal symptoms and your underlying medical disorders. In addition to making your treatment process safer, these measures make recovery more likely because you are less likely to self-medicate for withdrawal symptoms by relapsing. If you or a loved one is in need of support, you can get help by reaching out to Matthew’s Hope Detox and Recovery today.