Genesis House offers a medically supervised drug and alcohol detoxification program that aids in cleansing a person’s mind, body and spirit. It is important to start the treatment program with clarity so that new knowledge about how to live in recovery can be retained. The detoxification process can range in severity and length of time depending on many factors such as the type of drug used, a person’s age, health, and length of time the drug had been used.
When a person arrives at the Genesis House detoxification center, an initial intake is performed by a medical professional to determine the type of detox that will best serve the individual. The detox process is a vital step in early recovery because addicts and alcoholics often want to stop using, but are unable to fight their cravings alone.
For people that are detoxing from alcohol, a variety of symptoms may occur depending on the severity of a person’s abuse. Delirium tremors, excessive sweating, vomiting, insomnia, and loss of weight are all side effects that may occur during alcohol detox. While alcohol can leave the body in a day or two, many times the psychological and physical symptoms combined require more time for alcohol detox. In severe cases and under medical supervision, non-addictive medications, which aid in lessening the side effects, are employed. Our Alcohol Detox program allows our clients to safely and comfortably weens themselves from their physical dependency on alcohol.
The length and severity of detoxification for drugs such as opiates and benzodiazepines can vary depending on the individual and factors such as amount and duration of usage. The symptoms involved with a drug detox have a wide range depending on the type of drug used. These symptoms can include vomiting, nausea, cramping, insomnia, shaking, restlessness, hallucinations, anxiety, hot flashes and depression.
Craving is the most significant symptom during drug detox and is the reason why detoxification is necessary. The procedure allows for the body to stop physically craving the substance, and in turn the progressive treatment program can help the psychological craving. We offer drug detoxification from street drugs including heroin, methamphetamines, cocaine, and crack cocaine as well as prescription drugs such as Oxycontin, Vicodin and Xanax. The length of time for a drug detoxification also depends on the person’s condition after a few days and can range from a few days to about two weeks.
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