Removing Drug and Alcohol Toxins
Before you begin the men’s rehabilitation program at Reflections Recovery Center, we may determine that you need to undergo detoxification first. Professional detox helps rid the body of the harmful toxins in the body that resulted from drug or alcohol abuse. This medical process also helps ease the discomfort and pain of going through withdrawal.
In some cases – such as with opiate detox, alcohol detox, and benzodiazepine detox – severe withdrawal symptoms can be life-threatening. For this reason, medically supervised detox is highly recommended to ensure that professional staff is on hand to provide life-saving care if needed. And where possible, medical professionals will try to prevent symptoms from becoming severe in the first place by providing treatment methods customized to each patient’s situation.
Alcohol and Opiate Detox in Prescott, AZ
Detoxification at Reflections Recovery Center is a five-day program. If the client appears to need more time due to ongoing withdrawal symptoms, we make the necessary accommodations to keep the detox treatment process going for a few more days. Please note that new clients will not be directed to our detox program until after undergoing an initial psychiatric evaluation by our staff.
Reflections has medical and nonmedical options when it comes to detox. We often prescribe certain medications to help the client through the withdrawal process, but we have other forms of treatment available if medication is not needed or the client is hesitant to take it.
The ultimate focus of detox is keeping the client as comfortable and stable as possible through this arduous phase. We put an emphasis on a safe and secure detox process for all of our guests in treatment at our Prescott detox and treatment facility.
After completing detox, the client will move into our residential house with up to 30 peers in order to begin our primary program.
Which Substances Warrant Detox Treatment?
As you may be aware of, not every person who enters rehab requires detox at the beginning. It all depends on the substance that was abused and how long this abuse has been going on, among other determining factors. Withdrawing from some substances can be deadly in some cases, so do not try to go through this process alone before seeking professional treatment.
In general, someone will usually require detox if they’re addicted to one of the following substances:
- Opioids (oxycodone, hydrocodone, fentanyl, etc.)
- Benzodiazepines (Valium, Xanax, Klonopin, etc.)
Addiction treatment is not a one-size-fits-all scenario. So, let us first determine if your dependence on alcohol or drugs necessitates detox treatment after you’ve been admitted into our rehabilitation program.
A Special Note on Opioid/Opiate Detox
For those going through opiate detox, we may prescribe medication to help with the withdrawal symptoms, and we can continue administering these detox pills for a short amount of time even after the client moves into our residential housing facility.
The symptoms of withdrawal from narcotic drugs, such as heroin and prescription painkillers, aren’t life-threatening on their own, but they can become so if:
- An improper detox method is used
- There are complications during withdrawal
- A person relapses soon after completing detox
Because of these reasons, we highly recommend seeking professional treatment that includes medically supervised detox and ongoing rehabilitation to stay sober after detox – services which you can find at Reflections.
Nutrition During Drug & Alcohol Detox
It’s no secret that those who have abused substances for a long period of time are often malnourished. They’ve either developed poor diets along the way, or their substance use has begun to physically alter their appearance.
Because of this, Reflections places a major emphasis on nutrition when a client begins detox under our care. Perhaps the client didn’t have access to healthy foods prior to entering our program, or the drugs or alcohol has caused the malnutrition through lack of appetite. No matter the situation, we immediately begin providing the individual with nutrient-rich entrees and supplements to help him heal in more ways than one during detox.
This focus on nutrition continues into our primary treatment program, where Health & Wellness becomes one of the most prominent topics during our group therapy sessions. We offer total recovery, with a holistic approach, and are committed our guests’ successful completion of detox and recovery programs.