Detox Services in Dallas,TX
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In Dallas, we make the detox process effective for you
For more than a decade, we have been helping men and women in the Dallas, TX area overcome addiction to drugs and alcohol. Detoxifying clients effectively and rapidly is our main goal. We assist men and women who are ready to take the first step towards recovery from substance dependency, providing safe, supervised clinical facilities, and individualized detox regimens. Detoxification, or detox, cleanses the body of accumulated toxins and drugs, an essential first step for anyone who is ready to give up their addictions and begin the rehabilitation process. Detox is NOT rehabilitation, however, and cannot ‘cure’ an addict from their dependency. Detox therapies depend on which drug or drugs are in the system, and since “cold turkey” approaches are not safe for all types of addiction, it’s best if detox is performed in a controlled, medically supervised environment. In fact, trying to quit cold turkey can be very dangerous. Only if followed by a treatment program will detoxification to be an efficient process. Our staff utilizes safe and proven strategies that treat every client as individuals with different detox requirements. To talk to a detox specialist in the Dallas area, call the professionals at (214) 307-9171 now.
Types of Detox
The two kinds of detox most often used in our detox center are known as medically supervised withdrawal and social detoxification. Our health care professionals decide which method to use depending on the substance being abused, duration of use, age of the patient, the mental state and physical health of the patient, and what sort of atmosphere the professionals think will likely be the most beneficial to the patient. People who benefit the most from medically supervised withdrawal include those who have been hooked on alcohol, pain medications (prescription or pharmaceutical), barbiturates or sedatives, and/or opioids (heroin, OxyContin7, codeine). The painful and unpleasant withdrawal symptoms of these drugs are minimalized by certain detox aids that may only be prescribed by a medical doctor. It is also important that people who are affected by severe alcoholism, or who are abusing alcohol together with other drugs, participate in medically supervised withdrawal. The medications used prevent serious health conditions due to withdrawal, like hallucinations, seizures, or other physical and mental issues that can result from withdrawing suddenly from alcohol or other substances. Medically supervised withdrawal is urgently suggested for anybody who has ever experienced hallucinations or seizures, has a severe sickness, or has been diagnosed with certain psychological illnesses. Social detoxification is much better suited for people whose drug use will only result in mild to moderate withdrawal symptoms, from substances such as marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine, infrequent opioid use, and infrequent alcohol use.
This type of detox usually doesn’t require medications, but clients are monitored by medical staff and therapists who help the client get through the cravings of withdrawal while ensuring the clients’ overall well-being. Social detoxification is a “social” experience; that means clients are not separated in hospital-like rooms but live alongside each other while they detox. This way, patients are prepared to live together and work along with other people in recovery while they’re in a treatment program. Different substances are responsible for different withdrawal symptoms, which is why our facility provides so many detox procedures. Depressants, such as barbiturates, benzodiazepines, and alcohol, can cause hallucinations, tremors, seizures, higher blood pressure, increased heart rate, or higher internal temperature. Stimulants (for instance, amphetamines, methamphetamine, cocaine, and Ritalin) have milder withdrawal symptoms, and usually require little more than emotional support from family, loved ones, and counselors. When appropriate, doctors might recommend medication to prevent stimulant psychosis, which can result in suicidal feelings, suicide attempts, paranoid thoughts, or psychosis. Withdrawal symptoms from opioids (including heroin, morphine, codeine, and OxyContin) run the gamut from a runny nose, sweating, anxiousness, depression, quickening pulse or breathing, bone and/or muscle pain, vomiting, or diarrhea. Relapse commonly occurs when detox is used alone, and when addicts find themselves in the usual situations and places where their drug and alcohol use was heaviest. In a new setting, far from the people and places that the drug user associates with drug and alcohol use, it is easier to avoid the triggers of addictive behavior. Relapse is much more common when addicts participate only in detox, so we urge our clients to continue right into a 28-day, 60-day, or 90-day rehab programs to start drug or alcohol rehab. Detox is bolstered in rehab, where addicts take part in group and individual counseling, the twelve-step community, and engaging diversions and physical activity.
Taking the First Step
Detox doesn’t replace a treatment plan, but it may be an essential first step towards recovery for many people. Our treatment center provides support during and after a detoxification treatment because they are aware of how easy it can be to relapse after getting clean. Detoxification drug uses detox in combination with rehabilitation and other substance abuse treatment methods to give their clients the best chance at long-term sobriety. We help people move towards a real recovery, without dreading withdrawal. In addition to educating people about their drug addiction, treatment is helping them get to the roots of their issues of drug and alcohol addiction, and reinforce their coping methods in order to prevent relapse and temptation. The time is now to change a suffering individual’s life around. Total recovery is possible, and people are most successful if detox is used in combination with drug and alcohol rehabilitation that our treatment center provides. The time is now to change a suffering individual’s life around. For information regarding drug and alcohol abuse, treatment and rehabilitation, or for locations of detoxification or rehabilitation facilities for you or a loved one, contact us at (214) 307-9171. Begin the recovery process immediately!