Oklahoma Substance Abuse Treatment Centers
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.
TAKING THE FIRST STEP
In some circumstances, detox is a necessary first step, but it should only be a first step. Detox does not to replace the rehabilitation 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 team makes sure detox, rehab, and other substance abuse therapy strategies are combined.
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:
- The kind of substance being abused
- Period of abuse
- Age of the patient
- Mental state of the patient
- Physical well-being of the patient
Medically Supervised Withdrawal
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.
People in Tulsa, OK who benefit the most from medically supervised withdrawal include those that are addicted to:
- Prescription pain medications
- Barbiturates or Sedatives
- Opioids (heroin, morphine, codeine)
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.
These drugs usually have very nasty, uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms, many of which are Social detoxification is so much more effective for addicts that are expected to only experience moderate withdrawal symptoms, including:
- Occasional opioid use
- Occasional alcohol use
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
OUR TEAM OF PROFESSIONALS CAN HELP
With the assistance of experts and encouragement from friends and family, recovery is possible, even when the addict believes that substance dependency is their only choice. We provide treatment programs for all varieties of drug abuse, and rehab helps people who suffer from additional mental or emotional problems as well.