We help people in Tulsa, OK take the first step towards recovery from drug and/or alcohol dependency by utilizing safe, supervised clinical facilities and custom-designed detox procedure. The objective of the detoxification process (sometimes called detox) is to cleanse drugs and harmful substances from the body. However, it is important to be aware of the difference between detox and rehabilitation. Detox by itself is not treatment. Detox treatments differ depending on the substance that is being abused. The ‘cold turkey’ method is not safe for most types of addiction, so it is best to use detox in a regulated, medically supervised environment. Our team uses safe and medically verified methods, offering a custom-designed experience for every client in Tulsa, OK. For any questions, or to talk to a detox professional, call us at 918 779-0011 now!
Types of Detox
The two varieties of detox are medically supervised withdrawal, and social detoxification. Health care professionals could select the type of environment most beneficial to the patient depending on:
People in Tulsa, OK who benefit the most from medically supervised withdrawal include those that are addicted to:
These drugs usually have very nasty, uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms, many of which are mitigated by specific detox medicines that may only be prescribed by a professional. Also, it’s essential for people in Tulsa, OK affected by severe alcoholism, or who are abusing alcohol in conjunction with other drugs, to undergo medically supervised withdrawal. Withdrawing ‘cold turkey’ from alcohol can lead to hallucinations, seizures, or the development of severe physical and psychological conditions, all of which could be avoided with certain medicines provided at medically supervised detox facilities. Medically supervised withdrawal is urgently recommended for any person who has ever experienced past hallucinations or seizures, has a current serious illness, or has been diagnosed with certain mental illnesses.
Social detoxification is so much more effective for addicts that are expected to only experience moderate withdrawal symptoms, including:
The social detoxification method tries to help clients during their cravings and withdrawal without medicine, however, the process is monitored by nurses and therapists who manage the patients’ health. Social detoxification insists that patients live with each other in a “social” setting, and aren’t isolated in institution-like rooms as they detox. This will help addicts in Tulsa, OK prepare for a rehabilitation program, where they’ll be working towards recovery alongside a group of other addicts.
Our Team’s Detox Techniques
Our program offers a diverse range of detox programs with the understanding that different types of drugs are responsible for numerous withdrawal symptoms. Depressants, including barbiturates, benzodiazepines, and alcohol, can cause:
- Increased blood pressure
- Higher heart rate
- Increased body temperature
Stimulants like amphetamines, methamphetamine, cocaine, and Ritalin do not generally require more than emotional support from family members, loved ones, and therapists. It isn’t uncommon for chronic stimulants-users to need medicine because they’ve developed stimulant psychosis, which can result in:
- Suicidal feelings
- Suicide attempts
- Paranoid thoughts
Withdrawal symptoms from opioids (such as heroin, morphine, codeine, and OxyContin) vary from:
- Runny nose
- Quickening pulse
- Quickening breathing
- Bone pain
- Muscle sensitivity
Taking the First Step
Although, in some circumstances, detox is a necessary first step, it should only be used as a first step, and not to replace the rehabilitation, or rehab, process. Even though many facilities don’t provide support to follow up after detox, we know how easy it can be to relapse after detox if the addict doesn’t start rehabilitation. Our detox team combines detox together with rehab and other substance abuse therapy strategies, so that detox is an effective first step. Recovery is possible, and people in Tulsa, OK are a lot more successful when detox is used in tandem with drug and alcohol treatment, like Drug Addiction Rehabilitation. Our knowledgeable recovery specialists are available 24/7 to answer concerns pertaining to detox, rehab, and treatment, or detox and rehab centers, so call 918-779-0011 now!