Some substance addictions require an extra level of rehabilitation when it’s time to get sober. Severe alcohol addiction and abuse of some drugs can involve a challenging withdrawal period. Inpatient detoxification involves medically supervised treatment to ensure patient safety and comfort. At BetterAddictionCare, we work with a nationwide network of inpatient detox centers and can help you get on the road to recovery.
Habitual use of a drug or alcohol may cause the body to become physically dependent on the presence of these chemicals. Every drug has a specific impact on the body, especially the brain. Withdrawal from some drugs can cause emotional symptoms if you stop taking them, such as restlessness, irritability, and insomnia. Other drugs create a strong physical addiction. For example, suddenly stopping intake of opiates can cause serious physical symptoms such as heart palpitations, difficulty breathing, and profuse sweating. Some addictions, such as severe alcohol abuse or addiction to tranquilizers, will cause life-threatening withdrawal symptoms, such as seizures, stroke, hallucinations, and heart failure, making medical supervision of this process particularly important.
When an addicted person stops taking a substance and the withdrawal can cause serious physical issues or life-threatening symptoms, medical inpatient detoxification is warranted to ensure patient safety. Because every patient is different, inpatient detox centers approach each case individually to manage symptoms and overall health. For instance, some patients may be prescribed a medicine to prevent seizures, and care providers will then provide supervision while this risk is present. Once this period passes, the medication is slowly tapered off until the patient doesn’t need it at all. Patient care also manages nutritional deficiencies to ensure that patients receive vitamins and minerals they may be missing. Care also focuses on keeping patients as comfortable as possible during detox. Inpatient care is generally the preferred method for this process to ensure complete patient safety.
Full addiction recovery begins with detox. Inpatient care continues after the critical period of detoxification passes, however. At this point, patients can begin to address underlying reasons for the addictive behaviors and formulate plans for how they will avoid substance abuse in the future.
BetterAddictionCare works with a nationwide recovery network offering not only medical detox but also continued and customized addiction counseling. The alternative rehab programs we work with have highly trained medical personnel as well as counselors who are waiting to help patients get sober. Many facilities accept private insurance to ensure cost-effective treatment. Call today to speak with a professional client care specialist, who will conduct a personal pre-screening to determine what would be the best treatment plan for you. You can also fill out our contact form and we will reach out to you to help you find the right rehab solution.
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