Drugs Requiring Medical Detox

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Medical detoxification is a recommended first step towards your recovery journey.

No matter the addiction, drug detox is often the most difficult and most essential part of recovery. By taking the time to allow the body to detox from the substance while under medical supervision, the body is able to come out ahead. Withdrawal can be life-threatening, especially when severe. It is often necessary that individuals go through a medical drug detox for their safety and to decrease the chances of relapse. Continue reading to learn more about the detox process and which types of addiction typically require undergoing a medical detox.

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How Does a Medical Detox Work?

Giving your body a drug detox means that you are taking all of the toxic and addictive substances out of the body under the supervision of medical professionals and usually with the help of pain control medication. Because medical detox can be painful, it’s important to get help at the right treatment center. Legacy Healing Center understands that a successful detox can make all the difference in the success of the treatment. Legacy will work with you to make sure that the process of getting rid of the substances in the system are as least painful as possible. Legacy not only wants the best for their patients but will make sure that the detox is tailored to your needs, no matter how specific.

Detox is something that always happens at the beginning of treatment and is needed when individuals have become physically dependent on a substance. You may notice a physical dependence if you or someone you love exhibits any of the following signs:

  • Substance use or abuse over a long period of time
  • You have noticed a change in substance use, from recreational to regularly
  • In order to feel “high,” larger doses must be taken to reach the wanted effect
  • Cravings for the substance
  • Attempts to quit using that have failed

Being that withdrawal is one of the most painful parts of recovery, individuals may stray away from looking for help because they don’t want to experience physical pain. While many drugs may cause severe withdrawal symptoms, it all depends on the person, the substance, the health of the individual and how long the addiction has been going on. In general, the most common drugs that often require detox are:

  • Opioids such as heroin, fentanyl, oxycodone and hydrocodone
  • Benzodiazepines such as Xanax, valium, and Ativan
  • Stimulants such as Adderall, Ritalin or Methylin.
  • Alcohol

Find Help At Legacy Healing Center

If you or someone you love is struggling with an addiction and you are unsure of where to begin you can start with a phone call (888) 534-2295 which will be completely confidential to help take the first steps towards getting help. Located in Margate, Florida, Legacy welcomes individuals from many walks of life and are dedicated to helping each and every patient reach their full potential. With additional locations in Pompano Beach and Delray Beach, we are a multi-location treatment system that aims to provide long term support. Contact Legacy Healing Center Pomano Beach to learn more.

Before a patient enters Legacy Healing Center, they go through an admissions process which helps decide which programs would be right for the individual and make sure that the individual is on board with the program and it fits their own personal needs. Before taking the leap of getting help, it’s important to have both parties on the same page.  No matter the addiction, Legacy Healing Center is here to help you change your life. Reach out today to find out if Legacy Healing Center is the right place for you.