Why Medical Management of Substance Abuse Detox?
Many of the withdrawal symptoms listed in the pages of this site and others not mentioned require medical management. When people combine drugs and alcohol, withdrawal and detox can become physically and psychologically complicated. Previously completed or semi-completed detoxes will further complicate the current detox and add to the intensity of withdrawal symptoms. This history determines the detox protocol or procedure.
Hiding away in bed to sweat it out can be the worst choice when detoxing from drugs and alcohol. In such situations, chances of completing detox are greatly reduced. The dangers of severe medical complications increase as does the likelihood of returning to drinking or drugging. Changing levels of drugs or alcohol in the body from detoxing, lessening the levels, to using at rates of last usage over a short time can lead to an overdose.
Medical supervision can help alleviate the pain, the gastrointestinal spasms, the irregular heartbeat, the uncontrollable vomiting, the hallucinations, or the shakes, to mention a few more.Such symptoms plague a body during detox. It is important to manage symptoms and stabilize a client’s physical and emotional state during detox.Upon the completion of detox, a client should immediately enter a comprehensive treatment program.
Medical supervision during detox is advised as withdrawal from drugs and alcohol can induce:
- Heart attack
- Respiratory distress
- Abdominal pain
- Psychotic episodes
- Muscle dysfunction
- Joint pain
Detox Boca physicians and supporting staff are trained and experienced in helping clients detox from drugs and alcohol. This improves the clients chances of completing the detox and then entering treatment. We provide clients with a safe, secure, supportive environment that prepares clients to take the next step in recover—treatment. Detox is not treatment and does not address addictive behavior and thinking. Call 561-302-1890 now and speak with someone who can get you help today.