addiction and substance dependency is accomplished through the use of medication that helps mitigate the effects of substance abuse. For this reason, we offer our medical detox program that helps addicts reclaim their lives and avoid cravings during a precarious portion of their recovery.
The drugs that we use for our medical detox program. are known as opioid blockers, which prevent receptors in your brain from getting the feeling of euphoria that comes when you introduce them to opiates. This disincentivizes getting high, and helps prevent relapse in early recovery.
Naltrexone and Vivitrol
The primary medications that we use for our medical detox program are Naltrexone and Vivitrol. Naltrexone is an oral drug that can be taken several times a week when prescribed by a physician. However, Vivitrol is a drug that must be injected into the patient by their physician and is usually injected about once a month.
The Renaissance Ranch Way
Medical detox is only part of what we do at Renaissance Ranch. In our treatment program, we understand that our clients need a balanced approach that tackles the physical, mental, and spiritual aspects of addiction. Our medical detox program is part of what we do to mitigate the physical effects of addiction so that our therapy and training can help clients work through the mental and spiritual parts of recovery.
Our Detoxification Process
Medical detoxification is delivered in an inpatient setting and supervised by a medical doctor and nursing staff. Depending on the above criteria and level of withdrawals, the stay at a medical detox center can vary from 2-10 days, although the detoxification process can take anywhere from 2-5 days, depending on the individual and the severity of the addition.. Withdrawal describes the various symptoms that occur after long-term use of a drug is reduced or stopped abruptly. Length of withdrawal and symptoms vary with the type of drug and can be very dangerous if not monitored by a medical doctor and nursing staff.
Once a client enters detox, we monitor their progress and when they are released, we transport them to our facility. It is vital that the process is seamless from detox to treatment. This ensures that our clients begin the recovery process without interruption.
Our medical director will then monitor and aggressively taper down the clients on any short term withdrawal medications, typically Suboxone for opiate or opioid addictions. After this is accomplished, typically in 5-8 days, we do not use any other mind-altering substances at the Ranch.
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We strive to help our clients work through their recovery and regain control of their life, and will use every tool that we have available to us to help them make this happen. Call us today to see how we can help you or a loved one in the fight against addiction.
Finding The Right Facility of Detox
Checking into a rehab facility to undergo detox is the best way to kick off addiction recovery. As your body rids itself of the harmful effects of your drug of choice, withdrawal symptoms crop up that can be painful, damaging to your health, and can lead to relapse before you’ve even gotten started.
Undergoing a medical detox in a qualified rehab facility will give you the intensive support and medical care you need to get through this process in the healthiest way possible. It’s important to choose a rehab facility that offers medical detox, and that meets some other criteria as well.
Designated Detox Beds
Rehab facilities that have beds specifically designated for medical detox have the best results when dealing with the process. These areas of the facility function more like a hospital, providing top-of-the-line medical care for those struggling through detox. This intensive, specialized care lessens the damage done by detox and makes the process more easy to endure. Facilities that have designated detox beds also have designated detox staff that is specially trained to deal with this stage of recovery and to lend much-needed aid during this time.
Accessed to Experts
A medical detox team should be led by a doctor who has experience with addiction treatment. Doctors who specialize in addiction treatment know the best ways to manage detox. They can prescribe medication to calm withdrawals, and keep the body safe from life-threatening effects. They are also familiar with other treatment methods that protect their patients from the worst parts of detox.
Trained nursing staff are also experienced in caring for patients going through detox, and are prepared to react to every individual situation. Having access to this knowledge and professionalism is a great tool for managing detox and early withdrawal.
Choosing a rehab facility that offers a medical detox program as part of the residential addiction treatment provides a more seamless transition between detox and continued recovery. An addict can emerge from detox at a more relaxed pace, and begin recovery treatment gradually as they gain strength and get past the worst of acute withdrawal. Medical staff and counseling staff can also work together to come up with an individual treatment plan that will best suit their client, and draw on one another’s expertise throughout the process.
Addicts who are treated in this kind of environment enjoy the stability and familiarity of working with a staff that they have established a rapport with, whether they’re consulting their physician or attending group therapy.