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Acute Detoxification

W When a person has been using drugs or alcohol and makes the the important decision to kick their addiction and  they must first go through a period of detoxification. This process generally occurs 24 -72 hours after the person takes their last drug. This period is considered the hardest period of rehabilitation. Depending on their addiction, it is highly recommended that they do this in the presence of trained medical professions as this period could be life threatening.

Some detoxification processes can be more devastating than others. AlcoholBenzodiazepine, and Opiate withdrawals can be extremely painful and are highly recommended to have inpatient detoxification as they can cause brain damage and organ failure.

Acute detoxification protocols require a 24 hour medical support team to be present with access to life support equipment in case of complications of epileptic seizures. Because this type of detox requires 24 monitoring and inpatient center is required. Medically assisted detoxification is available at this level and recommended to decrease the possibility of relapse due to the intensity of the withdrawals. Certain criteria is key for this type of detox due to the severity of the withdrawals. Medically supervised evaluation and withdrawal management with inpatient beds is provided for patients whose withdrawal signs and symptoms are severe enough to require 24-hour inpatient care.

Frequently Asked Questions

Detox treatment is the monitoring and administration of medical treatment to someone who is going through withdrawals from drugs and/or Alcohol. Withdrawal symptoms vary, depending on the substance used, from being extremely uncomfortable to being life threatening.

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When Acute Detox is Needed

Withdrawal from Benzodiazepines can be fatal. There are two types of drugs you can die from the withdrawals, they are Alcohol and Benzodiazepines. Both of these substances cause seizures if the person has not been properly detoxed. You need to attend an inpatient detox program where there are medical personnel on site 24/7. Withdrawal from Benzodiazepines not only can be fatal, it is also very painful. Without the help of medicine, is it extremely rare for a person to have lasting recovery. Some of the withdrawal symptoms are twitching, joint pain, chronic headaches, nightmares, bone pain, hallucinations, muscle pain, vomiting, insomnia, increased anxiety, and epileptic seizures.

Medically-assisted Treatment for Detoxification

Buprenorphine

Buprenorphine is a synthetic opioid medication reduces or eliminate withdrawal symptoms associated with opioid dependence and carries a low risk of overdose.

Methadone

Methadone is a synthetic opioid agonist that can prevent withdrawal symptoms and reduce craving in opiate addiction. It can block the euphoric sensation of all opiates. When paired with psychotherapy techniques the treatment success rate increases.

Naltrexone

Naltrexone blocks receptors in the brain that are involved in opiate and alcohol substance abuse. Reduces relapse related to withdrawal symptoms during detoxification.

Acamprosate

Acamprosate helps those who are struggling with alcoholism as it acts on the gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) and glutamate neurotransmitter systems in the brain. It reduce withdrawals symptoms like insomnia, restlessness, anxiety, and dysphoria.

Disulfiram

Disulfiram produces a very unpleasant reaction when ingested with alcohol that causes the addict to become flushing, nausea, and palpitations.

Laxative

Laxatives are used to ease the discomfort of some substance abuse withdrawals as constipation is involved.

Professional Attention Needed

Psychotic behavior

Escalading anxiety attacks

Gastrointestinal bleeding

Abdominal pain

Fever

Insomnia

Cited Resources

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK64109/