Medical detox is the detoxification of the body from drug, alcohol and any other harmful chemical substances. This is done under the careful supervision of a trained medical team.
At Wellness Counseling and Residential Detox, we have a fully staffed team consisting of certified physicians, behavior health technicians, addiction therapists, counselors, and licensed nurses. All of our team members are trained specifically to treat the symptoms of detox and the side effects that may arise during this process. Our team of specialists gets to know each client and their reactions, developing a program tailored to each one.
Our medical detox team members will ensure you the safest and comfortable detox experience.
What is Medical Detox
Drugs and alcohol deliver addictive agents to the human body. Initially, this can be pleasant. With time, the body gets used to these chemicals. With time, this leads to physical dependence on some substances. The body demands more and more just to feel “normal.”
During detox, these chemicals are removed from the body. This can be unpleasant and even dangerous. Often there are withdrawal symptoms. Each client’s detox experience is unique. Symptoms range from mild to severe. The body and brain need time to heal.
Detoxing on one’s own can be dangerous. Once withdrawal symptoms begin, the temptation to use increases exponentially. Our team understands the urgency of getting into a treatment program before withdrawal symptoms begin. We provide around-the-clock supervision to ensure a more comfortable transition into recovery. Medication is available to treat the worst symptoms.
The goal of detox is not to remove pain, it is to improve a client’s commitment to recovery. Medical detox helps make detox safe and comfortable. The support of specially-trained staff and others going through same thing remind clients why they are going through the effort. They focus on what awaits them on the other side.
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Withdrawal from Alcohol
The process used for detox varies by substance, length of time the client has been using, and how severe the issue is. There are specific concerns for detoxing from alcohol. Alcohol is a sedative, slowing the body down. With alcohol, the brain produces the feel-good chemical norepinephrine. Soon, the brain gets used to it. This causes people to increase the amount of alcohol being consumed.
When someone quits drinking, the brain needs time to adjust. The high production of norepinephrine causes withdrawal symptoms. These range from mild to severe.
Common symptoms include:
In some cases, a serious condition known as Delirium tremens (DTs) occurs. This happens if the brain is unable to adjust to lack of alcohol. This can cause hallucinations, confusion, or even stroke and heart attacks. For clients with an intense or long-term addiction to alcohol, it is vital to have supervised medical detox.
Withdrawal from Drugs
Drugs alter the perception of reality. Some drugs act as a sedative, slowing the body down. Others are stimulants, causing bodily functions to speed up. Either way, the body, and brain adjust to these changes. Tolerance increases. Soon the drugs are needed just to feel normal.
Once removed, the body needs time to adjust. The brain needs time to heal. Withdrawal symptoms vary widely from one person to the next. Symptoms can begin almost immediately and may continue for months. Symptoms can include:
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At Wellness Counseling and Residential Detox, we provide a carefully supervised transition to recovery. There is 24-hour supervision by trained medical staff. Medication is available to ease worst symptoms. The support of staff and others going through the same thing provides support and encouragement. Together, it makes the commitment to long-term recovery possible.
If you want to stop drug and alcohol use, we are here to help. Our addiction treatment and residential detox are designed to help you rid your body of the harmful chemicals that are associated with drug and alcohol use. Call us 24 hours a day for help. Take first step. Call us now.
Wellness Residential Detox is by far one of the nicest detox centers in FL. They had a great staff to client ratio. Accommodations were spectacular and the place was clean! The staff was understanding, they conducted a few small groups throughout the day covering light material. Unlike a previous detox center, I went to that forced people to go to groups that were just way too complex for someone detoxing… Not the case with Wellness Detox they understood that people were just coming off drugs and alcohol. They didn’t push people over the edge but rather let everyone rest and heal. I’m satisfied with my detox and would recommend anyone looking to get clean and sober go to Wellness Residential Detox.
If you are interested in Residential Treatment at Wellness, please give us a call anytime, 24 hours a day at 772-324-4130
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