Why is Medical Detox Necessary?
Medical detox is always a necessary first step on the road to recovery regardless of which type of prescription medication was being actively abused. Symptoms of withdrawal will vary depending on the type of medication, but they are always harshly physically and mentally uncomfortable if not constantly overseen and effectively treated by a team of medical professionals and other addiction specialists.
Depending on what type of prescription drug was being used, detox methods will vary. For example, an individual who was actively abusing Xanax requires an entirely different set of medical detox methods than an individual who was abusing Adderall. Prescription opioid withdrawal and prescription stimulant withdrawal are typically not life threatening – however uncomfortable. Prescription benzodiazepine withdrawal, on the other hand, can be life-threatening if not symptoms are treated as they occur. When it comes to opioids and stimulants, our team of medical professionals might taper the individual off of his or her drug of choice while administering non-narcotic pain medications and utilizing proven therapeutic and holistic detox methods. In the case of benzodiazepine withdrawal, we typically utilize a combination of tapering and Medication Assisted Treatment. Upon admission to our program of recovery, each individual will undergo an in-depth clinical evaluation which helps us determine which combination of detox methods are going to be the most beneficial for his or her unique case.