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Better Help Addiction Care – Call (385) 444-7021 and Find Help Now!

Our Detoxification Treatment Center in Salt Lake City, UT provides a safe and medically supervised procedure for those who wish to take the first step towards being clean and sober. Detoxification, or detox gets rid of accumulated substances by cleansing them from the body, however it is important not to confuse detox with drug and/or alcohol rehabilitation. Detox by itself is not rehabilitation. Detox concerns vary from person to person, and, in many instances, the ‘cold turkey’ approach is unsafe and potentially fatal. Seeing that detox approaches are different for each addiction Detox Treatment in Salt Lake City develops safe and medically verified strategies, providing a custom-created process for every patient. For any questions, or to speak with a detox specialist, call Better Help Addiction Care at 385 444-7021 immediately!

Varieties of Detox

The two varieties of detox are medically supervised withdrawal, and social detoxification. Addiction professionals might choose medically supervised withdrawal or social detoxification depending upon:

  • the type of setting the experts believe shall be the most beneficial to the patient
  • the kind of drug being abused
  • period of addiction
  • age of the patient
  • psychological state of the client
  • physical well-being of the client

People who benefit most from medically supervised withdrawal include individuals that are addicted to:

  • alcohol
  • pain medications (prescription or pharmaceutical)
  • barbiturates or sedatives
  • opioids (heroin, OxyContin7, codeine)

The particularly unpleasant, uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms of those substances can be minimalized by specific detox medicines that may only be prescribed by a physician. It’s also necessary for people suffering from severe alcoholism, or who’re abusing alcohol along with different drugs to participate in medically supervised withdrawal. Generally, medically supervised withdrawal centers utilize medicines to prevent medical conditions due to withdrawal, like hallucinations, seizures, or other physical and mental issues people experience while attempting to stop ‘cold turkey’. Medically supervised withdrawal is urgently suggested for any person that has ever experienced hallucinations or seizures, has a life-threatening illness, or has been diagnosed with certain psychological diseases.

Social detoxification is much more efficient for addicts who are expected to only experience mild withdrawal symptoms from drugs including:

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

The social detoxification method tries to help clients during their cravings and withdrawal without medicine, however, the procedure is supervised by medical staff and counselors that manage the clients’ health. Social detoxification requires that clients live together in a “social” environment, and aren’t separated in institution-like rooms while they detox. This will help addicts to prepare for a treatment program, where they’ll be working towards recovery in conjunction with a group of other addicts.

Better Help Addiction Care Techniques

Our Detox Centers in Utah know that different drugs are responsible for a variety of withdrawal symptoms, making it important to take part in a detox program that takes this into account. Withdrawal from stimulants (such as amphetamines, methamphetamine, cocaine, and Ritalin) is usually mild, and emotional support from family, friends, and therapists is key. Sometimes, doctors suggest medicine to prevent stimulant psychosis, which can cause:

  • suicidal feelings
  • suicide attempts
  • paranoid psychosis

Depressants (for example, alcohol, barbiturates, and benzodiazepines) usually require a steady reduction of the drug while at the same time utilizing medication to prevent against potential:

  • hallucinations
  • tremors
  • seizures
  • increased blood pressure
  • increased heart rate
  • increased internal temperature

Withdrawal symptoms from opiates (like heroin, morphine, codeine, and OxyContin7) vary from:

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

Taking the First Step

Detox isn’t a substitute for a rehabilitation program, but it can be a vital first step towards recovering from substance abuse for many people. Unlike other detox facilities, our detox rehabilitation facilities provide support through and after a detoxification process because they are mindful of how easy it can be to relapse after getting clean and sober. Detox in combination with intervention treatment for substance abuse makes recovery treatment intervention a very successful first step. Recovery is possible if detox is followed by a thorough treatment plan, such as our rehabilitation treatment programs. Better Help Addiction Care’s knowledgeable recovery specialists are available 24/7 to address questions about detox, rehab, treatment, or our detox and rehabilitation centers, so call 385-444-7021 now!