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Nebraska Detox Centers assists patients who are ready to take the first step toward recovery from substance dependency, utilizing safe, supervised clinical facilities and individualized detox procedures. The purpose of the detoxification process (sometimes called detox) is to cleanse drugs and toxins from the body, and it is an important first step for many people before they seek treatment for their addiction in rehab. Anyone who has tried to quit using drugs or alcohol “cold turkey” may find the idea of detox frightening, especially those who have been using for many years. But it doesn’t need to be. Detox Treatment Rehab Omaha, NE takes precautions to ensure that detox is safe and appropriate for every client. To talk to a detox expert, call 402 513-7488 immediately!

Kinds of Detox

Medically supervised withdrawal and social detoxification are the two varieties of detox used the most often in detoxification centers. Addiction professionals will choose one method or the other, depending upon:

  • the kind of substance being used
  • period of abuse
  • age of the client
  • psychological state of the patient
  • physical well-being of the patient
  • which environment the specialists think will be the most beneficial to the patient

Medically supervised withdrawal is recommended for individuals who have are addicted to:

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

These substances can have very nasty, uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms, but the effects can be minimized by detox medications prescribed by a physician. Anyone who is suffering from severe alcoholism, or who is abusing alcohol along with other substances, should definitely undergo medically supervised withdrawal. Withdrawing “cold turkey” from alcohol can cause people to hallucinate, seizure, or develop severe physical and mental complications, all of which can be prevented with specific medicines used at medically supervised detox facilities. Medically supervised withdrawal is also strongly recommended for anyone who has ever experienced hallucinations or seizures, has a serious illness, or has been diagnosed with certain mental conditions and disorders.

Social detoxification is more effective for addicts that are expected to experience only moderate withdrawal symptoms, from substances such as:

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

In the social detoxification approach, therapists attempt to assist clients during their cravings and withdrawal without resorting to medication, but the procedure is still monitored by nurses who monitor the patients’ health. Patients aren’t isolated into institution-like rooms during a social detox procedure, but are urged to live alongside and socialize with other people in recovery. This style of detox prepares people for a treatment program in which they will be living with and working beside other people in addiction recovery intervention.

Better Recovery Treatment Rehab’s Techniques

Different substances are responsible for different sorts of withdrawal symptoms, which is why Detox Treatment Omaha has so many detox procedures available. Depressants, like barbiturates, benzodiazepines, and alcohol, may lead to:

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

Withdrawal from stimulants (such as amphetamines, methamphetamine, cocaine, and Ritalin) is usually uncomplicated, and emotional support from family, loved ones, and counselors is the key to enduring through withdrawal. Sometimes, a person might develop stimulant psychosis, in which case a doctor can prescribe medication to avoid:

  • suicidal emotions
  • suicide attempts
  • paranoid delusions
  • psychosis

Opioids (for example, heroin, morphine, codeine, and OxyContin) may have very minor to very serious withdrawal symptoms, including:

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

Taking the First Step

Though detox is often a necessary first step, it is ONLY a first step, and not meant to replace the rehabilitation, or rehab, process. Many detox centers don’t provide guidance to patients following detox, but Nebraska Detox Centers understands how easy it can be to relapse after detox, without continued help. Detox in combination with rehabilitation for substance addiction makes Better Recovery Treatment Rehab a very effective first step. Total recovery is achievable, especially when to the rehabilitation process that begins in detox is followed by a comprehensive treatment program, such as Drug Recovery Center. Contact knowledgeable recovery specialists at 402-513-7488 for more details about detox, rehabilitation, and treatment, or to locate detox and treatment facilities across the U.S.