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. Alcohol, Benzodiazepine, 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.
Legally treatment centers are obligated to keep all information about patients recovery private and secure. We understand that your path to recover is your business and no one else's. Exclusive facilities are also available that are equipped with private rooms for added privacy while clients go through the recovery process.
It's your path to recovery and only you can walk it - but with the right help, there will be a light at the end of the tunnel.