If you are looking for a detox center, you want to make sure that they will be able to provide enough meds or other forms of treatment so that your withdrawal symptoms don’t get too bad. Opiate withdrawals can be very uncomfortable, and if the center can’t give you adequate medication, it could cause someone who is already in pain to feel even worse.
Many people wonder if the center they choose has a detox protocol that is right for them, and it’s important to know what you’re getting into before you begin treatment. This can help prevent any surprises, such as not handling detoxing off of the drug. Detox centers vary in how intense their program is; some will use methadone or even Suboxone (a form of buprenorphine) as a way to keep cravings at bay during withdrawal. Below are some of the things that happen if your detox center doesn’t give you enough for your withdrawal.
Your Withdrawal Symptoms Return
Suppose you’re trying to detox from opioids. In that case, whether you were using heroin or painkillers such as OxyContin, Vicodin, hydrocodone, or any other opiate, it’s important to ensure that the center has a plan in place for complete withdrawal. If you don’t have a medically assisted detox, your opioid cravings can resurface and cause serious discomfort. In some cases, the person may relapse because they feel that their only option is going back to take whatever amount of the drug they took before getting into treatment. This is why it’s essential to be sure that the detox center you choose has experience treating people who are physically dependent on opiates. It’s also important to make sure they use medications that will help ease withdrawal symptoms instead of allowing them to return after only a few minutes or hours.
You Experience More Side Effects
Your central nervous system is already under attack from withdrawals. If your detox center doesn’t give you enough medications during your withdrawal process, it may make the side effects even more pronounced. Some of these symptoms may not be as bad if you are detoxing at home or with methadone, but every person is different, and many factors can influence how withdrawal symptoms affect your body. This includes how long you used the drug, if you’ve experienced withdrawals before, and whether or not your body metabolizes opiates faster than most other people.
You Experience A Worsening Of Your Symptoms
A worsening of opioid withdrawal symptoms is very real, and it’s all too common for some people who decide to detox at home. If you don’t have a doctor monitoring your medication intake and vital signs carefully, this can be life-threatening if something goes wrong. During detox, your vital signs and overall health should be monitored very closely by trained medical professionals. This way, they can see how different medications affect your heart rate, breathing rate, and more to ensure that everything remains on track while you’re withdrawing from opioids. Without medical assistance during the process, it could be very easy for you to lose your life.
You May Lose Motivation To Continue Treatment
If you’ve already been through the withdrawal process and know what it feels like, but your detox center doesn’t give you enough medication, it can mean that your cravings come back much faster than they should. This is incredibly important because if someone relapses shortly after treatment, they may not want to try again for a while since their first attempt was unsuccessful. Recovery is a long journey, and if someone decides to quit halfway through treatment, they will have missed out on much of the support that could have helped them stay clean long term. Addiction recovery requires dedication and hard work from everyone involved, including those who are being treated at a detox facility. Detox should be the first step on this journey, not an afterthought or something that was skipped entirely.
The Process Becomes More Expensive
Many people discover they’re addicted to drugs after taking medications as directed by their doctor and then going through a detox process. This may mean that you have no choice but to pay for rehab treatment which can become very expensive over time if you’re unable to afford it from the start. Those who need help paying for rehab services often turn to insurance companies to cover these costs, but this approach has some issues. First, many private insurance plans will only cover rehabilitation up until a certain point, depending on your plan, and even if they do cover this cost, it may mean that you need to come out of pocket for other expenses if your treatment requires tests or hospitalization. Also, some insurance companies won’t cover any rehabilitation services, so it’s important to check your plan carefully before declaring that you’ll only pay for the process with no help from others, such as your employer or insurance company. Whether you choose to detox at home or a facility, always discuss the costs and how they will be covered with those involved in your treatment plan.
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