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We have served several people in the Spokane, WA area, and we are ready to serve you. Our treatment center is a clinically supervised facility that helps people take their first step toward being clean and sober. Detoxification, or detox, eliminates accumulated substances and purges them from the body, however, it shouldn’t be confused with drug and/or alcohol rehab as a whole. Detox alone isn’t rehab. Detox requirements vary from person to person, and in most cases the ‘cold turkey’ method isn’t appropriate. Actually, ‘cold turkey’ is dangerous, potentially even fatal, in some cases. Our treatment center employs safe and verified methods that treat each patient based on their different detox needs. For any questions, or to speak with a detox expert, call Treatment Care Recovery at (509) 302-2334 as soon as possible!

Varieties of Detox

The two types of detox most often used in detox centers are medically supervised withdrawal and social detoxification. Health care professionals could select medically supervised withdrawal or social detoxification depending upon:

  • the type of drug being used
  • length of addiction
  • age of the patient
  • psychological state of the patient
  • physical health of the patient
  • type of atmosphere most helpful to the patient

People who benefit the most from medically supervised withdrawal include people who are addicted to:

  • alcohol
  • pain medications (legal or illegal)
  • barbiturates or sedatives
  • opioids (heroin, morphine, codeine)

There are a few detox medications that, if prescribed by a professional, can minimize some of the unpleasant and uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms that result from those substances. It’s also vital for people suffering from severe alcoholism, or who are abusing alcohol in conjunction with other drugs, to participate in medically supervised withdrawal. Withdrawing ‘cold turkey’ from alcohol can lead people to hallucinate, have seizures, or develop severe physical and psychological conditions. All of these symptoms would be avoided with specific medications provided at a medically supervised detox centers programs facility. Medically supervised withdrawal is strongly suggested for anybody that has ever experienced hallucinations or seizures, has a severe illness, or has been diagnosed with certain mental illnesses.

Social detoxification is more appropriate for those that are expected to only experience moderate withdrawal symptoms from drugs like:

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

In this type of detox, clients are supervised by nurses and therapists that oversee the patients’ health and try to help them during their cravings of withdrawal. Medications are not commonly used during this process. Social detoxification is a “social” experience, meaning clients aren’t separated in institution-like rooms, but are instead living with each other while they detox. This style of detox prepares addicts for a treatment program in which they will be living and working in conjunction with other people in recovery.

Treatment Care Recovery Methods

Different substances result in a wide range of withdrawal symptoms, which is the reason why we offer so many detox procedures.

Withdrawal from stimulants (including amphetamines, methamphetamine, and cocaine) is most often uncomplicated, and emotional support from family members, loved ones, and therapists is usually all that is essential. Sometimes, psychiatrists recommend medication to prevent stimulant psychosis, which can result in:

  • suicidal emotions
  • suicide attempts
  • paranoid delusions
  • psychosis

Opiates, such as heroin, morphine, codeine, and OxyContin, can lead to withdrawal symptoms that range from minor or major health dangers, like:

  • runny nose
  • sweating
  • anxiousness
  • depression
  • rapid pulse
  • rapid breathing
  • bone sensitivity
  • muscle pain
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea

Depressants, like barbiturates, benzodiazepines, and alcohol, can result in:

  • hallucinations
  • tremors
  • seizures
  • increased blood pressure
  • higher heart rate
  • increased body temperature

Taking the First Step

For many people, detox is a vital first step towards recovering from substance abuse. However, it is JUST a first step, and isn’t a substitute for a complete rehabilitation program. Unlike many other facilities, they offer intervention program rehab which provides guidance throughout and after the detox process because they understand how easy it can be to relapse after getting clean and sober. Detox in conjunction with rehabilitation for drug or alcohol addiction makes recovery rehab services an extremely efficient first step. Recovery is attainable, but it is much more successful if detox is used together with drug and alcohol rehab. If you live in the Spokane, WA area and are ready for treatment, we can help. Contact our recovery specialists at (509) 302-2334 for additional details concerning detox, rehabilitation, and treatment, or detox and rehabilitation locations.