At Archstone, we are committed to removing fear from the detox process. We understand the profound difficulty of detoxing, and we are committed to making sure our patients are as comfortable as possible. Withdrawal without medication-assisted treatment can cause seizures, disorientation, dehydration, depression, and thoughts of suicide. Medications that have been approved by the FDA are given as needed in order to reduce the likelihood of serious complications. If your daily life has become unmanageable due to physical or psychological dependence on alcohol or drugs, contact Archstone by calling 561.631.9478.
What is Medical Detox?
An inpatient detox center offers medical supervision during the withdrawal process. Certain substances (e.g., alcohol and opioids) can cause severe symptoms like seizures and high blood pressure during certain stages of withdrawal. The list of dangers associated with detoxing without medical supervision leads many people to consider entering an inpatient detox center.
During addiction, drugs and alcohol interfere with people’s ability to make rational and logical decisions. This often causes people to engage in risky and dangerous behavior that they otherwise would never consider. As a person’s tolerance begins to build, more and more of a particular substance is required. This can lead to financial woe and relationship strife. Addiction can also prevent people from working and supporting their families, increasing depression and mental health problems.
Recovery Starts at Archstone Behavioral Health
While every psychoactive substance causes different withdrawal symptoms, withdrawing without supervision and assistance can put you at risk of relapse or even death. Alcohol withdrawal can cause delirium tremens. Benzodiazepine withdrawal can cause life-threatening seizures.
A medical detox center in Lantana, FL, can administer medications that reduce the severity of your symptoms. They also monitor your health to ensure you remain safe during the detox process. We offer the following programs at Archstone:
Types of Addiction
The two most common types of chemically addictive substances are stimulants and depressants. Both of these types of drugs affect the central nervous system. Stimulants create energizing effects while depressants slow your breathing and heart rate. Mixing multiple substances can significantly increase your risk of experiencing an overdose or other drug-related health issue.
The following drugs frequently lead to psychical dependency:
- Opiates, including fentanyl, heroin, OxyContin, and Vicodin
- Benzodiazepines (as Xanax and Klonopin)
What to Expect at a Florida Drug & Alcohol Detox
When you arrive at Archstone’s resort-style inpatient detox facility, you will receive a full medical exam once you are admitted. As at any good drug rehab, staff will search your belongings to make sure that your belongings meet our guidelines. You will then meet with one of our clinicians to review any questions and concerns. At this point, we will take a detailed health history. Conducting a proper medical exam will help us diagnose other health concerns.
A nurse in our Florida detox center will also draw a small amount of blood to check for any abnormalities. If you are suffering from addiction, you may have neglected your health and failed to attend recommended health appointments. After getting your medical history, nurses and staff will offer medications to help treat withdrawal symptoms. We will check your vital signs and adjust medications accordingly. If you have been given a dual diagnosis, you will also meet with a psychologist during this time.
Finding the Best Detox Center
Entering an inpatient detox center for drug or alcohol withdrawal can be overwhelming, stressful, and scary. An excellent inpatient detox treatment center will help you with the first step in your recovery. If you or someone you love is considering inpatient detox, contact us today at 561.631.9478.