CASA Recovery works with many different licensed detox centers, please call our hotline for more information.
Initial withdrawal from drugs or alcohol can be physically distressing, painful, and even dangerous. Without appropriate care, withdrawal symptoms can include increased blood pressure, irregular heartbeat, severe muscle cramping, and seizures.
Detoxification from alcohol and certain types of drugs can cause physically distressing, emotionally draining, painful, and sometimes can include dangerous withdrawal symptoms, which, without proper care, can endanger a recovering addict’s life. This said, detox doesn’t always have to be painful and alarming. And while increased blood pressure, severe muscle cramping, irregular heartbeat, and incontrollable seizures, along with other forms of withdrawal symptoms are a clear and present danger due to the process, proper care and supervision while undergoing detoxification can prevent these negative experiences.
Detox generally requires constant monitoring of the patient’s vital signs, consultation with a doctor or qualified health care specialist, and properly prescribed medication to help ease withdrawal symptoms. Alcohol along with different types of drugs like benzodiazepines, opiate-based drugs like heroin, prescription painkillers, and other extremely potent drugs require detoxification. However, other drugs like marijuana, methamphetamines, and cocaine may not require detox as they leave the system quickly. Just the same, drug dependency also has a significant effect on psychological dependence, which is why a period of stabilization along with ‘psychological detox’ is also needed to achieve long term success.
We here at CASA Recovery have experience and can help get you the exact care you need in your detox and recovery. Here, you can take a look at what to expect in detox, how to prepare, the process of detox, and differences in detox when it comes to alcohol and drugs. When you are ready, contact us today to learn more and to begin your process. We work with many licensed detox centers, and can direct you to the best one for your situation.