The decision to start an inpatient detoxification program is often the most difficult decision of a person’s life, but the decision might save your life. Withdrawal from certain psychoactive substances without medical assistance can cause seizures, disorientation, dehydration, depression, and relapse. Our goal in addiction treatment is to help people stay as comfortable and stable as possible while laying the groundwork for sustained recovery. We recommend inpatient detox to help people suffering from addiction withdrawal symptoms.
Do I Need Medical Detox?
Withdrawing from certain substances like fentanyl (and all opioids) alcohol, and benzodiazepines can pose real medical risks during detoxification once the body and mind have become accustomed to daily frequent doses. Most people who develop problems with alcohol and drugs use more than their drug of choice. This complicates the withdrawal process. Detoxing without medical assistance can put you at risk of life-threatening side effects. As the brain attempts to rebound from heavy substance use, the changes in brain activity can cause respiratory distress, seizures, vertigo, panic attacks, and severe depression.
Bridging the Gap from Addiction to Recovery
Detox is uncomfortable; we won’t lie to you. In the early days of substance use disorder treatment, doctors tried sedating patients during detox. This method unfortunately did not prevent people from relapsing. Ridding your system of dangerous chemicals causes uncomfortable symptoms that will make you want to use more dangerous chemicals to avoid them. Rise Above can provide FDA-approved medications in certain circumstances to decrease the likelihood of major complications during detoxification. While medications may protect clients from health-related detox complications, the treatment that takes place after detox will help people develop the skills and network they need to stay sober in the long term. We offer the following post-detox programs at Rise Above:
Our inpatient medical detox center in Murrieta can administer medications to reduce the severity of life-threatening withdrawal symptoms. Our experienced and knowledgeable doctors, nurses, and therapists also monitor your health and temperament to keep you safe during the detox process.
Benefits of Inpatient Detox
At Rise Above, we have a full medical staff and hospital-grade resources to assist our clients in the detox process. However, our Murrieta, California, alcohol and drug rehab center feels nothing like a typical hospital. Our goal is to keep clients as healthy and safe as possible. If an emergency arises, we are prepared to intervene.
Medically-Assisted Detox Makes All the Difference
Depressants are chemicals that decrease activity in the central nervous system, not drugs that make us feel depressed. Detoxing from depressants and sedative-hypnotics can pose significant health risks during the detoxification process. Detoxing from opioids like fentanyl, alcohol, and benzodiazepines affects our heartbeat, breathing, and other essential body functions. Mixing multiple psychoactive substances will drastically increase the need for inpatient medical detox. Rise Above offers medical detox, residential rehab, intensive outpatient, and sober living for people detoxing from the following substances:
Chronic Pain and Detox
People suffering with chronic pain are especially reluctant to attend a medical detox program, and for good reason. Their dependence on opioids like fentanyl is not the result of dangerous lifestyle choices; it is the result of being prescribed dangerous, highly addictive medications. The risks associated with detoxing alone urge many people to consider an inpatient detox center as their first step toward addiction recovery. Contact Rise Above to learn more about our residential rehabilitation options by calling (877) 641-0717.