At Renaissance Ranch, we understand that an important part of modern treatment for 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 life 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 is 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.
How it works
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. 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 opiod addictions. After this is accomplished, typically in 5-8 days, we do not use any other mind altering substances at the Ranch.
We partner with medical detoxification centers nationally to ensure that a high level of service is available to our clients. We would love to talk to you about a free assessment to determine how we can help with the detox process and residential substance abuse treatment.
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.