Athena Behavioral Health, one of the best rehab centers in India, can help you lead a life free from addiction. We understand it is not easy to stop using drugs and/or alcohol immediately. Therefore, we start an addiction treatment program with a medical detox, administered under the expert care of our medical supervisors. This ensures that your journey to being sober is smooth and less painful.
What is Medical Detox?
Medical Detox is a supervised process during which the toxins accumulated with years of drug or alcohol use are safely removed from the body. The process is made more comfortable and less painful with the use of certain medications, which are administered by our experienced medical supervisors.
Detoxification is an effective strategy to help people overcome addiction to illicit substances as well as alcohol. However, one must understand that detoxification is not the treatment itself. It is the first step towards treatment, which readies the body for further therapies. A detoxification schedule is usually followed by the treatment protocol comprising a combination of behavioral treatments, alternative therapies, and medication management.
Purpose of Detox
A medically supervised detox serves the following purposes:
Flushes out unwanted toxins completely from the body
Interacts with the toxins to neutralize them
Helps deal with withdrawal symptoms safely
Prepares the body for further treatment
How Long Does Detox Last?
Detox typically lasts between three and 10 days, but sometimes longer, depending on the severity and the duration of addiction. In any case, detox treatment cleanses the body of harmful substances but does not rid the individual of addiction. Patients who choose to stay and continue the drug or alcohol rehabilitation are more likely to remain clean and sober in the long term.
At Athena alcohol rehabilitation center, the average time for alcohol rehabilitation is 30 to 90 days or at times, a little longer. Often, there are underlying and co-morbid conditions contributing to substance use that need to be addressed. Also, healthy lifestyle behaviors need to be reinforced to replace old harmful behavior patterns.
Withdrawal and its Symptoms
Withdrawal symptoms arising from immediate abstinence from the drug or alcohol may become unmanageable for the patient. Particularly, abrupt cessation from benzodiazepine, alcohol use, and other opiates may prove fatal for the patient. It is here Medical Detox has an important role to play in ensuring safe drug rehabilitation. With an experienced team of therapists and allied teams, Athena Behavioral Health works relentlessly to ease one’s journey from addiction to sobriety.
Withdrawal symptoms vary depending on the substance abused. Here are a few examples of drugs and their various withdrawal symptoms.
Loss of consciousness
Muscle aches and cramps
Loss of consciousness
Aches and pains
Benefits of Medical Detox
Physical Benefits: Addiction puts the body under immense stress, compromising the functioning of liver, lungs, heart, and other major organs. Thus, eliminating the toxins from your system is the first step toward healing and recovery.
Emotional Benefits: Medical detox rids the body of the toxins, stabilizing the body. The feel-good factor eases the mind putting it at peace and enhances emotional well-being. This translates into better decision making capabilities and more power to regulate and manage emotions.
Spiritual Benefits: Addiction affects your senses so adversely and powerfully that you fail to establish a connection with family and friends or to feel a sense of inner peace. After a complete detox and rehabilitation, you’ll find you can focus more easily on your body and mind.
Who Needs a Medical Detox
A medical detox may be necessary if a person under the influence of alcohol or drugs is experiencing the following symptoms:
Diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting
Rapid heartbeat or heart palpitations
Excessive sweating and dehydration
Severe anxiety or hallucinations
Depression or severe mood swings
Athena Behavioral Health is the first choice when it comes to detoxifying safely. We offer our clients enriched levels of care and a gamut of treatment services, which are customized to suit their needs. If you are thinking detox, think Athena.