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Medical Detox Program

For people who have become dependent on alcohol, drugs or prescription pain killers, stopping their use can sometimes be nearly as dangerous as the substance itself. Agonizing pain, violent illness, seizures and in some cases death are possible withdrawal symptoms when the substance abuse stops. That’s why a medical detox program is necessary for treating withdrawal symptoms.

Medical Detox Center in Nevada

At Vogue Recovery’s medical detox center in Nevada, Arizona, and California, our expert medical team will immediately administer detox medication and provide 24-hour supportive care. Ensuring your safety and comfort is our highest priority as we minimize the withdrawal symptoms with acute intervention.

Our medical detox program specializes in:

Withdrawal Symptoms Treated In Our Medical Detox Program

During detox, the body flushes out alcohol or drugs. This process can be intense, depending on factors including the amount of substance you used to use and how long you used it. Addiction builds up tolerance for a substance within the body, acclimating it to the presence of drugs or alcohol. Conversely, the absence of those substances negatively impacts the body during withdrawal and detox.

For this reason, doctors warn against undergoing detox and home, since withdrawal symptoms can become life-threatening. Doctors recommend undergoing withdrawal at a medical detox center in Arizona, Nevada, or California. Symptoms experienced during a medical detox program include:

  • Body aches or pain
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Mood swings or irritability
  • Anxiety, depression, or insomnia
  • Extreme fatigue, exhaustion, or dehydration
  • Seizures or delirium tremens (alcohol withdrawal)

The doctor and mental health specialist at the center can provide medication to treat withdrawal symptoms. You will also get emotional support during this painful and vulnerable time. Patients also receive medication for psychological symptoms of post-acute withdrawal syndrome (PAWS). PAWS occurs after the end of withdrawal, with symptoms affecting your mental state and in some cases the body. Psychological symptoms of PAWS include anxiety, depression, and insomnia.

Medications Used At A Medical Detox Center in Arizona

Alcohol and drugs, such as heroin, cocaine, and prescription drugs, alter the brain in ways that make quitting difficult outside a medical detox program. As such, the FDA allows medication-assisted detox that helps patients wean off a substance as opposed to quitting cold turkey.

Medications commonly used in a medical detox program include naloxone, naltrexone, methadone, and buprenorphine. Buprenorphine-assisted detox is used to treat addiction to heroin and other opioids. Buprenorphine prevents withdrawal symptoms such as cravings without causing dependence. It also blocks the effects of opioids, e.g., euphoria, in those recovering from opioid abuse. Meanwhile, disulfiram and acamprosate are two drugs used for alcohol detox.

Care at our Medical Detox Center in Arizona

While the experience of withdrawal is never easy, Vogue Recovery’s medical detox center in Arizona, California, and Nevada endeavors to minimize the negativity with a variety of comfort-enhancing components.

  • Round the clock medical support and personalized attention
  • Personalized nutrition from our on-site Executive Chef
  • Quiet, comfortable home environment designed for relaxation
  • 24-hour personalized support by on-site staff

At Vogue Recovery Center, we understand that a medical detox program can be intimidating and that for many this alone can keep them trapped in their addiction. Allow us to relieve the symptoms of withdrawal as quickly as possible and give you the chance to focus on a life free of substance abuse. Contact Vogue Recovery Center online or call us at 866.682.8449 today to get started on your recovery journey!