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Our facility helps people in Oakland, CA take the first courageous step towards drug recovery. Break away from substance addiction, using the center’s safe and medically supervised facilities and make use of the customized detox treatments. The goal of the detoxification process (often referred to as detox) is to remove all drugs and toxins out of the human body; however, it is very important to remember the key difference between detox and rehab. Detox must not be mistaken for rehab. Detox strategies vary from person to person, and most of times the ‘cold turkey’ method isn’t entirely safe. Most drug addicts usually find the notion of detox intimidating; our team takes various health precautions to make sure that detox is safe and appropriate for every drug patient. For any questions, or to speak with a detox expert, call us at (510) 544-8118 now!

Types of Detox

The two prevalent methods of detox used in detox centers are medically supervised withdrawal and social detoxification. Addiction professionals will determine either medically supervised withdrawal or social detoxification depending upon:

  • the substances being used
  • duration of abuse
  • age of the patient
  • mental state of the client
  • physical health of the user
  • what type of conditions will help the client most

People in Oakland, CA who achieve the best results from medically supervised withdrawal include people who are hooked on:

  • alcohol
  • pain medications (prescription or pharmaceutical)
  • barbiturates or sedatives
  • opiates (codeine, heroin, OxyContin7)

The unusually nasty and painful withdrawal symptoms caused by these drugs can be lessened by certain detox medications that are only prescribed by the rehab doctor. Also, it is necessary for people suffering from severe alcoholism, and those abusing alcohol together with different substances, to participate in medically supervised withdrawal. Withdrawing ‘cold turkey’ from alcohol can prompt alcoholics to hallucinate, have seizure, or develop severe physical and mental malaise, all of which can be prevented with specific detox medications only available at licensed detox centers. In addition, any person who has ever gone through hallucinations or seizures, suffered a major illness, or has been diagnosed with particular mental diseases will require medically supervised withdrawal. This will gradually wean the addicts safely off of drugs or alcohol.

Social detoxification is most applicable for people that will only experience minor withdrawal symptoms, including:

  • marijuana
  • cocaine
  • methamphetamine
  • infrequent opiate use
  • occasional alcohol use

In this type of detox, patients are still monitored by medical staff and rehab counselors, who manage the patients’ welfare. In addition the clinical staff also helps patients during the extreme cravings of withdrawal without utilizing any detox substances. During social detoxification, clients aren’t isolated into institution-like rooms while in detox, but they are prompted to live alongside and socialize with other recovering drug addicts. This model of detox prepares addicts for a comprehensive rehab program wherein they will be living together with and working side by side other drug therapy cohorts.

Our Detox Techniques

Our team is aware that different substances result in numerous withdrawal symptoms, making it very important that addicts take part in a detox program that can address these complications. Depressants, such as barbiturates, benzodiazepines, and alcohol, may cause:

  • hallucinations
  • tremors
  • seizures
  • higher blood pressure
  • increased heart rate
  • higher internal temperature

Stimulants (for instance, amphetamines, methamphetamine, cocaine, and Ritalin) don’t typically require anything other than emotional support from friends, family, and counselors. However, seldom an addict may be treated for stimulant psychosis, and may require rehab medicine to prevent:

  • suicidal thoughts
  • suicide attempts
  • paranoia
  • psychosis

Withdrawal symptoms for opiates (such as heroin, morphine, codeine, and OxyContin) range from:

  • runny nose
  • sweating
  • nervousness
  • depression
  • rapid pulse
  • rapid breathing
  • bone sensitivity
  • muscle sensitivity
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea

Taking the First Step

For many, detox is an important first step towards recovery; however, it’s JUST a first step, and doesn’t replace an entire rehabilitation program. Unlike other facilities, our treatment team provides support during and after a detoxification process because the treatment professionals understand how easy it is to relapse after getting clean and sober. Detox in combination with rehab for drug or alcohol abuse makes our services a very useful first step. Recovery is attainable, and addicts in Oakland, CA are a lot more successful once detox is successfully utilized with drug and alcohol therapy. Contact our professional recovery experts at (510) 544-8118 for more details concerning detox, rehabilitation, and treatment, or rehab centers.