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 Call (567) 212-2613 and Find Help In The Toledo, OH Area Immediately!

Our detox center in the  Toledo, OH area provides a safe and clinically managed procedure for people who wish to begin the journey toward a life that is clean and sober. Detoxification, often known as detox, is a procedure that eliminates drugs and toxins from the body. It is a critical first step for many people who want to enter rehab, but should not be mistaken for treatment. The detox process can be daunting for anyone who has tried the “cold turkey” approach for quitting drugs or alcohol use, or for those who have been using for years, but it really doesn’t have to be. Detox methods are different for every addiction – it can actually be dangerous to quit cold turkey in many circumstances – our facility uses only safe and medically verified procedures, offering a personalized regimen for every client. For over a decade, we have been helping men and women in the Abilene, TX area overcome addiction to drugs and alcohol, be a success story today, and call (567) 212-2613 immediately!

Types of Detox

Medically supervised withdrawal and social detoxification are the two varieties of detox used in our detox center. Addiction specialists will choose one method or another depending upon:

  • the type of drug being used
  • period of use
  • patient’s age
  • patient’s psychological state
  • patient’s physical well-being
  • what environment the experts think will be the most helpful to the patient

Medically supervised withdrawal is usually advised for people who are addicted to:

  • alcohol
  • pain medications (prescription or pharmaceutical)
  • barbiturates or sedatives
  • opioids (heroin, OxyContin7, codeine)

These drugs in particular have very unpleasant, painful withdrawal symptoms, many of which can alleviate by the use of detox aids that can only be prescribed by a physician. It’s essential for people affected by serious alcoholism, or who’re abusing alcohol together with other drugs, to undergo medically supervised withdrawal. Withdrawing abruptly from alcohol can cause people to hallucinate, seizure, or develop unhealthy physical and mental complications, all of which can be avoided with specific treatments during medically supervised by our alcohol detoxification center. Additionally, any person who has ever experienced hallucinations or seizures has a serious sickness, or has been diagnosed with particular mental diseases will require medically supervised withdrawal in order to safely wean themselves from drugs and/or alcohol.

Social detoxification is intended for those who are expected to only experience moderate withdrawal symptoms, for substances such as:

  • marijuana
  • cocaine
  • methamphetamine
  • infrequent opioid use
  • infrequent alcohol use

The social detoxification technique provides generous support and encouragement to clients during their cravings and withdrawal without medicine. It does not usually include detox medications, but the process is still monitored by nurses and counselors who oversee the clients’ well-being. Social detoxification obliges clients to live alongside each other in a “social” setting, instead of being isolated in separate, hospital-like rooms as they detox. This style of detox prepares people for a treatment program in which they’ll be living with and working alongside other addicts in recovery.

Our Treatment Center’s Methods

Our treatment center offers detox with the understanding that different types of drugs result in a variety of different withdrawal symptoms. Depressants (for instance, barbiturates, benzodiazepines, and alcohol) normally require a gradual reduction of the substance while at the same time utilizing medication to help with possible:

  • hallucinations
  • tremors
  • seizures
  • higher blood pressure
  • higher heart rate
  • increased internal temperature

Withdrawal from stimulants (including amphetamines, methamphetamine, cocaine, and Ritalin) is most often mild, and emotional support from family members, loved ones, and counselors are essential. Sometimes, psychiatrists suggest medication to avoid stimulant psychosis, which can cause:

  • suicidal feelings
  • suicide attempts
  • paranoid delusions
  • psychosis

Opiates (for example, heroin, morphine, codeine, and OxyContin) will have very minor to extremely risky withdrawal symptoms, like:

  • runny nose
  • sweating
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • quickening pulse
  • quickening breathing
  • bone pain
  • muscle pain
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea

Taking the First Step

For many people, detox is an essential first step towards recovery, however, it’s ONLY a first step, and isn’t a substitute for a rehabilitation program. Even though many facilities don’t provide support to follow up after detox, our staff wants to prevent the chance of relapse after detox. If used together with rehabilitation and other drug and alcohol abuse therapy strategies, our treatment center is a very productive first step towards recovering from substance abuse. If you or someone you love is in the Toledo, OH area, and need of detox give us a call at (567) 212-2613