Arista Recovery’s addiction treatment program starts with medical detoxification. At our rehab center, we use medication assisted treatment (MAT) to help patients with the transition into recovery. This process helps to alleviate symptoms and ease the pain of withdrawal so patients can truly focus on getting better. Facing withdrawal alone can lead to uncomfortable and even life-threatening side effects.
Attempting to detox on your own can lead to adverse effects or a higher possibility of relapse. Because of the danger associated with withdrawal, residential treatment centers usually offer inpatient detox so a licensed team of medical professionals can monitor patients and their symptoms to help prevent life-threatening withdrawal complications such as seizures, heart attacks, and death.
Our detox treatment program begins with a physical exam and screenings for alcohol addiction and substance use disorder, co-occuring disorders, and other underlying medical conditions. Medical detox typically lasts between 3 to 14 days. The length of detox is determined by several factors including the type of substance, the duration and frequency of use, the quantity of substance consumed over a period of time, and weight.
While detox and medication assisted treatment are not a cure for addiction, when used along with counseling and behavioral therapies, our residential treatment programs are able to help patients fight against substance abuse and begin their paths towards recovery.
When dealing with substance use disorder, the greatest difficulty in beginning recovery is the dependence patients have obtained on their substance of choice. This physiological dependence creates withdrawal symptoms when patients first stop using. Withdrawal is a combination of physical, mental, and emotional symptoms.
Psychological symptoms include:
Physical symptoms include:
By undergoing medical detox using medications such as buprenorphine, suboxone, naloxone, or methadone, the severity of these symptoms is lessened, along with the cravings for the substance. Without medical supervision, withdrawal can be a dangerous process. Let the medical professionals at Arista Recovery help you through this difficult time. Once the withdrawal period has subsided, we’ll work together to start your path to recovery.