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An addict begins to feel the effects of the withdrawal process within six to 30 hours of the last using of their drug of choice. When accepting their addiction and choosing to end all drug use, the substance abuser or addict consents to undergo the process of detoxing the drug, or drugs, from their system. Hollywood FL detox drug treatment is such a procedure. Performed in our drug treatment centers, medical detox uses medications to control the process by eliminating the addicted drugs from the body at a tempered pace to avoid the risk and discomfort from abruptly halting use. Medical detox procedures start with assessment of the patient’s medical history and physical health. The supervised medical detox process proceeds by facility medical staff administering the medications.

If you are in need of withdrawal treatment, contact The Haven Detox today. Dial (561) 328-8627 for more information.

Detox and Withdrawal Symptoms

  • Meth (methamphetamine) – Agitation, panic, anxiety, sweating, insomnia, intense urges, and potentially psychotic behavior.
  • OxyContin (oxycodone) – Seizures, headache, lightheadedness, rash, dry mouth, sweating, nausea, vomiting, and sedative effects.
  • Alcohol withdrawal – Symptoms appear opposite to those depressant effects noted with alcohol use. Symptoms include: Anxiety, seizures, agitation, tremors, uncontrolled shakes, and irritability. Less common, but dangerous effects include the DT’s (delirium tremens). The DT’s are serious and highly stressful on the body. Without the proper medical supervision, delirium tremens can become fatal.
  • Heroin – Serious flu-like symptoms, cravings and urges, fever, sweating, cramping, nausea, muscle aches, vomiting, and sleep disturbances.

The Haven Detox addiction specialists are able to administer medications for the most serious symptoms, including replacement drugs such as Subutex that are needed for controlled heroin or opiate withdrawal.

How Does Detox Trigger Relapse?

Detox is a strenuous process. Detoxification alone does not end cravings, urges, and the mental, emotional and physical symptoms of addiction. Treatment is a program that addresses each and every aspect of addiction. Without attendance to the full range of impact that the mind and body has suffered, there is no measured recovery. Relapse is more likely to occur when the patient is unprepared for the difficulties that lie ahead. Treatment in a specialized facility helps by providing the needed educational opportunities, training, skills sets, and counseling options that fully engage the patient in their recovery and gives them the confidence and knowledge to maintain sobriety outside of the program. Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous meetings can help during the recovery process as well. Don’t wait one more day. Call The Haven Detox in West Palm Beach, FL today!

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