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For many people who have formed a substance use disorder, medical detoxification may be the first step necessary in their treatment plan. It is the process of ridding the body of the toxic chemicals it has become reliant on. This treatment is typically managed by medical professionals, like physicians, clinical staff, nurses, and therapists. They will address the difficult withdrawal symptoms and prepare the patient’s body and mind for the therapies to follow. Read on to learn more about one of Legacy Healing’s South Florida detox centers.
Who Needs Detox?
Any individual at risk of developing severe withdrawal symptoms should consider undergoing this form of treatment.
As a person develops a drug or alcohol addiction, their body learns to adapt to the constant presence of these substances. For many, this results in more of the toxin being needed to produce the desired effect. This becomes far more dangerous when they are faced with the prospect of withdrawal. Depending on the drug, these symptoms can range from uncomfortable, to painful, to life-threatening. For instance, if a patient is addicted to crystal meth, they will need a different collection of treatments than a patient addicted to alcohol.
That being said, there are common symptoms that are experienced among withdrawals from varying substances, including:
- – Digestive issues
- – Vomiting
- – Body shivers
- – Severe changes in mood, such as irritability or depression
- – Muscle aches
- – Fever
- – Hallucinations
This is why we offer medically assisted detoxification as one of the most common introductory programs utilized by our patients. Regardless of the substance in question, It is far safer to undergo this process under the supervision of medically trained professionals than to attempt it on one’s own.
How Long Does It Take To Detox?
This will depend on a number of factors, such as the current state of their organs, how long they have been using, what kind of substance they abuse, and how much. As a general rule, however, symptoms from detox will reach their highest severity after two to three days and begin to dissipate after a week. In the case of benzodiazepine abuse, this process can last as long as two weeks after their last dose.
Remember, detox is only the first step in the recovery process and can easily make or break a patient’s success. The point is to assist the individual in passing through one of the most difficult stages of addiction and give them the ability to be grounded physically and emotionally for the programs to come.
Our Detox Center in Fort Lauderdale Is Here to Help
For addicted individuals in and around the Margate area, our South Florida detox in Fort Lauderdale serves as an excellent nearby option. As stated previously, what you are addicted to is extremely important to keep in mind and will influence the exact treatment you will receive upon arrival.
Substance-specific detoxification programs include:
- Prescription drugs
No matter the addiction, seeking out treatment is a courageous choice to make, and we are committed to being there for you when you need it most.
To learn more about detox and therapy options available for substance use disorders, contact one of our Legacy Healing Center locations today.
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What Our Alumni Has to Say
Absolutely beautiful! Staff is so caring and welcoming. Highly recommend to anyone who is struggling and looking to heal. This is the place for you!Jacqueline C.
Honestly, it's not what you imagine when thinking "detox." Legacy made my experience so comfortable from beds, food, staff and such a clean facility. Besides all that they literally gave me life back. Forever thankful.Avi S.
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