Whether someone is abusing prescription painkillers or illegal drugs, the results are similar. These substances fill the body with chemicals and toxins that cause withdrawal symptoms such as cravings when the drug is withheld. Unless the person goes through medically supervised detoxification, the chance of lasting recovery might not be possible.
At Star Recovery Centers, we offer comprehensive addiction treatment that includes drug detox in Anaheim. Detox eliminates drugs from your system and helps to get rid of withdrawal symptoms like cravings. Research reveals that attempting to quit drugs without professional detox can end in relapse. Eventually, repeated relapse can result in overdose or death.
What Types of Substances Require Detox?
Some drugs lead to extremely uncomfortable and dangerous withdrawal symptoms, necessitating medically supervised detoxication at our Anaheim CA drug and alcohol rehabs.
Opioid abuse and addiction are problems every state grapples with. Commonly misused opioids are Oxycontin, Vicodin, methadone, morphine, Demerol, and more. Opioid medications are prescribed to treat moderate to severe pain. The drugs are highly addictive, that even misusing them for a short period can lead to dependence and eventually addiction. As such, they are rarely prescribed for long-term use.
Opioids are usually crushed and snorted or injected. After a couple of weeks of intense abuse, a person can develop a dependence on opioids and experience withdrawal symptoms only a few hours after their last dose. The symptoms become severe with time.
Early symptoms of withdrawal are anxiety, insomnia, teary eyes, sweating, tremors, muscle aches, and runny nose. Later on, the symptoms worsen and include vomiting, diarrhea, and stomach cramps.
Opioid withdrawal can lead to intense cravings. Medically-assisted detox in our rehabilitation centers in Anaheim treats the withdrawal symptoms by carefully monitoring the person and using medications like buprenorphine.
These are central nervous system (CNS) depressants. Benzodiazepines have sedative-hypnotic effects and are prescribed for treating various conditions like insomnia and anxiety. When mixed with other CNS depressants, the effects can be fatal. Today, benzodiazepines, including valium, Xanax, and Klonopin, are commonly abused.
Taking the drugs for extended periods can cause increased tolerance or the need for more frequent, larger doses to experience the same effect. This can result in misuse and increase the risk of overdosing. Attempting to quit benzodiazepines cold turkey can cause uncomfortable and even dangerous withdrawal symptoms such as insomnia, anxiety, tremors, and seizures.
At our Anaheim drug and alcohol rehabs, you can get medication to help ease the withdrawal symptoms. Additionally, our team will closely monitor you to ensure the process is safe and as comfortable as possible.
Although legal, alcohol is the most misused substance. Daily, heavy drinking can cause physical dependence on alcohol. The more a person imbibes, the higher their likelihood of developing dependence as well as experiencing withdrawal.
Withdrawal symptoms of alcohol can range from insomnia, sweating, and loss of appetite to irritability, fatigue, tremors, and mental confusion. Severe symptoms such as delirium tremens can cause seizures and hallucinations.
Medically supervised detox at our addiction treatment center in Anaheim entails monitoring the heart rate, body temperature, and blood pressure. It also involves administering medication and IV fluids as required for optimal comfort.
Medically Supervised Detox for Lasting Recovery
At Star Recovery Centers, we are renowned as a world-class, highly confidential rehab facility. We tailor our treatment programs, including drug detox in Anaheim, to the unique needs of our guests. Our compassionate, dedicated, and skilled team is here to help you achieve lasting sobriety. Contact Star Recovery Centers on 1-855-205-4380 to speak with an addiction treatment specialist and get the help you need for addiction treatment in Anaheim before it’s too late.