Millions of Americans are touched by an addiction every year. The disease doesn’t discriminate affecting people of all ages, races, genders, and statuses. Parents, friends, siblings, and co-workers could be struggling right under our noses, or maybe you yourself have a substance use disorder. A medical detox treatment plan could be the first step in a journey of recovery. For many of those struggling with a drug or alcohol addiction, detox is the best way to start the recovery process. If you or someone you love is struggling, contact Midwest Recovery online or call us at 833.627.0039 today to learn about our medical detox and the medical medications used to comfort and help you successfully overcome your battle with drugs and alcohol.
What Is Medical Detox?
Medical detox treatment is what will form the sturdy foundation stop which a healthier mindset and cleaner body will reside. Medical detox will give you a clean start and help you develop sober habits that will last a lifetime. Detox is a term used to describe the body’s cleansing by removing every last trace of the addictive substance(s) you are using. Once complete, often with the aid of medical detox medications, your rehab will begin, as will your lifelong recovery from a dependency on drugs and/or alcohol.
A medical detox rids your body of all the toxic, addictive substances while under the care and supervision of a team of licensed medical professionals. Your Midwest Recovery support team will be headed by a physician and consist of nurses, compassionate clinical staff, and experienced therapists.
Various substances can alter the brain and impact the way a person feels and acts every day. These are the drugs that can be addictive when used in excess because, over time, the only way you can feel or feel normal is to have them flowing through your system. When you stop using the following drugs, you will likely experience extreme withdrawal symptoms during your medical detox treatment:
Why Are Drugs Used In A Medical Detox?
When you abuse drugs or alcohol, a physical and psychological dependency on those substances can develop. When the drugs are stopped, a set of withdrawal symptoms appear, based on the drug of choice and the length of your addiction. Alcohol, opioids, and benzos, for example, are hazardous to stop suddenly and without proper and professional medical care. Withdrawal symptoms in those cases can even be life-threatening.
Medical detox uses medications to help you cope during your withdrawal. Additionally, these drugs work to ensure your complete comfort and safety while having your medical detox treatment fully monitored and supervised in our specialized Toledo, Ohio facility. Medical detox medications that may be utilized include:
- Antabuse produces a physical reaction, including nausea, vomiting, and headaches should you have a drink.
- Naltrexone, a drug capable of blocking the euphoria of drinking alcohol and, therefore may help to prevent heavy drinking and reduce the urge to drink.
- Acamprosate may be prescribed once you have stopped drinking to help minimize or eliminate future cravings for alcohol.
Addiction medication is constantly evolving, and as new, effective medical detox medications become available, they may be added to medical detox treatment programs. Your individualized medical team will determine which medications are best suited for your situation during a detox program at Midwest Recovery.
Learn More at Midwest Recovery
Medical detox is the best first step in a lifelong journey of recovery. Learn how Midwest Recovery can help you live a healthier and happier life. Contact us using our secure online form or call us at 833.627.0039 today.