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Detox Facilities Daly City, CA is a secure, medically supervised facility where people can take their first steps towards sobriety. The objective of the detoxification process (also called detox) is to purge drugs and toxins from the body, which must occur before patients can continue into rehab. The detox process can be frightening for those who have tried to quit drugs or alcohol “cold turkey”, or for anyone who has been abusing alcohol or drugs for years. But at Detoxification Rehab Daly City takes patient comfort and safety very seriously, and ensures that detox is suitable for every client. To talk to a detox professional, call Alcohol Addiction Recovery Place at 209 232-7781 as soon as possible!

Types of Detox

Medically supervised withdrawal and social detoxification are the two types of detox used the most frequently in detox facilities. Health care specialists will choose one or the other depending on:

  • the type of drug being used
  • duration of abuse
  • age of the patient
  • psychological state of the patient
  • physical well-being of the client
  • what environment the professionals think will help the client the most

Medically supervised withdrawal is recommended for people that are addicted to:

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

These substances in particular have very unpleasant, uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms, a lot of which can be abated by detox medications that may only be prescribed by a physician. People suffering from severe alcoholism, or who have been abusing alcohol alongside other drugs, must undergo medically supervised withdrawal to ensure their health and safety. Medically supervised withdrawal facilities use medications to avoid health conditions resulting from withdrawal, including hallucinations, seizures, or other physical and psychological problems that can result from withdrawing abruptly from alcohol and other substances. In addition, any person who has ever experienced hallucinations or seizures, has a serious illness, or has been diagnosed with certain psychological diseases requires medically supervised withdrawal to be able to safely wean themselves from drugs or alcohol.

Social detoxification designated for addicts who are expected to only experience mild withdrawal symptoms, from substances such as:

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

Detox from these substances doesn’t usually require medications, but clients are monitored by nurses and therapists who oversee the clients’ well-being and condition carefully, and who can provide support and encouragement their cravings of withdrawal. During social detoxification, patients are not isolated in hospital-like rooms but are expected to live and socialize with other addicts in recovery. This model of detox prepares addicts for a treatment program in which they’ll be living with and working alongside other people in recovery.

Alcohol Addiction Recovery Place’s Techniques

Different substances are responsible for different withdrawal symptoms, and California Detox Treatment is prepared to address them with a variety of detox measures. Depressants (for example, barbiturates, benzodiazepines, and alcohol) generally require a gradual weaning from the drug while at the same time using medication to prevent against possible:

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

Stimulants, such as amphetamines, methamphetamine, cocaine, and Ritalin, typically have easier withdrawal symptoms that only require emotional support from family, loved ones, and therapists. However, occasionally a person can develop stimulant psychosis, and will require medication to avoid:

  • suicidal thoughts
  • suicide attempts
  • paranoid delusions
  • psychosis

Opiates, including heroin, morphine, codeine, and OxyContin, can lead to withdrawal symptoms which might be minor or major health risks, like:

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

Take the First Step

For many addicts, detox is a necessary first step towards recovery, but it’s JUST a first step, and doesn’t replace a treatment program. Most detox centers don’t offer further treatment once detox is complete, but the experts at Drug Rehabilitation Services know how easy it is to relapse after getting clean and sober. Detox Centers Treatment uses detox in tandem with rehabilitation and other drug and alcohol abuse treatment strategies in order to provide a comprehensive plan for recovery. An addict’s best chance for total recovery is to follow up detox by directly beginning a treatment program, like Intervention Recovery. Detox Facilities Daly City, CA’s professional recovery specialists are available 24 hours a day to answer questions about detox, rehab, and treatment, or detox and treatment facilities, so call 209-232-7781 immediately!