FINDING DETOX FROM DRUGS AND ALCOHOL

Finding Detox Services for Those in Savannah, GA

Our team helps people in Savanna, GA who are ready to take the first step toward recovery from substance abuse with secure, supervised medical facilities and customized detox procedures. The goal of the detoxification process (often referred to as detox) is to cleanse drugs and pollutants from the body, which is a vital part of the entire rehabilitation treatment. However, it should be noted that detox by itself does not substitute for rehab.

The detox process might be frightening for anyone who has attempted to quit using drugs or alcohol “cold turkey” or for people that have been abusing drugs for many years. But it doesn’t have to be. In fact, quitting abruptly and on your own is unhealthy in many circumstances. However, we utilize secure and certified methods that treat each client as individuals with unique detox requirements.

For any questions, or to talk to a detox professional

Call 912-214-3867

Kinds of Detox

Medically supervised withdrawal and social detoxification are the most commonly used methods in detox facilities. Addiction specialists will determine which method is appropriate for clients depending on:

  • The kind of substance being used
  • Period of addiction
  • Age of the patient
  • Mental state of the patient
  • Physical well-being of the patient
  • What kind of setting the specialists think will likely be most useful to the patient

Those who should undergo medically supervised withdrawal include people who are addicted to:

  • Alcohol
  • Pain medications (prescription or pharmaceutical)
  • Barbiturates or sedatives
  • Opioids (heroin, OxyContin7, codeine)

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Most addictive psychoactive substances have unpleasant, painful withdrawal symptoms, which can be alleviated by specific detox medications that may only be prescribed by a physician. People suffering from severe alcoholism, or who have been abusing alcohol along with other drugs, should participate in medically supervised withdrawal. Medically supervised withdrawal facilities utilize medicines to avoid health complications because of withdrawal symptoms such as hallucinations, seizures or other physical and psychological problems people experience when attempting to stop “cold turkey.” Additionally, anyone who has ever experienced hallucinations or seizures, has a life-threatening illness or has been diagnosed with particular mental illnesses will likely require medically supervised withdrawal so as to safely stop themselves from drugs and alcohol use.

Social detoxification is recommended for people whose drug abuse will only lead to mild withdrawal symptoms for substances such as:

  • Marijuana
  • Cocaine
  • Methamphetamine
  • Infrequent opioid use
  • Occasional alcohol use

The social detoxification technique provides support to clients during their cravings and withdrawal without medicine. The procedure is still monitored by medical staff and counselors who manage the patient’s health and well-being. Social detoxification specifies that patients live alongside each other in a “social” setting, and aren’t separated in hospital-like rooms as they detox. This type of detox prepares people for a treatment centers rehab program wherein they will be living alongside and work with other addicts in recovery.

For additional information about this life-changing opportunity, call 912-214-3867 to talk to a knowledgeable and compassionate recovery rehab addiction expert.

Our Substance Abuse Treatment Strategies

We are aware that different types of substances result in a wide range of withdrawal symptoms, making it important to participate in a detox program that takes these differences into account. Depressants like barbiturates, benzodiazepines and alcohol may result in:

  • Hallucinations
  • Tremors
  • Seizures
  • Increased blood pressure
  • Higher heart rate
  • Higher internal temperature

Stimulants (such as amphetamines, methamphetamine, cocaine and Ritalin) seldom require more than emotional support from family, loved ones and counselors. Sometimes psychiatrists suggest medication to avoid stimulant psychosis, which can result in:

  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Suicide attempts
  • Paranoid delusions
  • Psychosis

Opiates, like heroin, morphine, codeine and OxyContin can result in withdrawal symptoms that can range from minor to severe health dangers, including:

  • Runny nose
  • Sweating
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Rapid pulse
  • Rapid breathing
  • Bone sensitivity
  • Muscle pain
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
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