Drug and Alcohol Detox
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration estimates that over 23 million Americans, at least 12-years old or older, need treatment for alcohol abuse and drug addiction. This is about 9% of the total population of American teenagers and adults. Only about 11% of those who desperately need treatment receive the care that they need in a specialized facility. The National Institute of Drug Abuse estimates that the cost to the USA for crimes, healthcare, and lost work efforts caused by drug abuse is about $740 billion each year.
The opioid addiction problem in America has now reached such epidemic proportions that the President of the United States set up a special group to investigate the issues and is considering declaring this problem a national emergency. CNN reported in June 2017 that opioid addictions increased by almost 500% during the past seven years. This crisis is now affecting millions of Americans.
Why is Detox Necessary When Treating Addiction?
A period of detox, which usually lasts for seven to ten days, is necessary because some dangers of withdrawal from drugs and alcohol can be life-threatening.
To begin a recovery process, in a safe and smooth way, the first step is to clean the body of the toxins that have built up by excessive use of alcohol and drugs. Once the body has been cleaned up and is no longer physically craving drugs and/or alcohol, then the process of dealing with the addiction can begin.
A detox process, which is professionally supervised, helps a person overcome the physical dependency and get through the uncomfortable and potentially dangerous withdrawal symptoms with a bit of relief.
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United Recovery Project Can Help You Locate a Detox Program Before Attending Our Rehab
The staff at the United Recovery Project will help with suggesting a detox program as your first step on the path of recovery. The detox program needs to be completed before starting our rehab program. Rehab concentrates more on the psychological aspects of addiction. A person’s body needs to be cleaned from toxins so that they have the clear presence of mind to be able to start a rehab program.
What to Expect at a Florida Drug Detox Program
A person going through a detox program is going to experience withdrawal symptoms. These symptoms can be severe and depend on the types of drugs and/or alcohol being decreased and then stopped entirely.
Typical withdrawal symptoms when detoxing from drugs include:
- Sleep pattern disturbances (nightmares and insomnia)
For some addictions, there are medications that can help reduce the withdrawal symptoms. for example quitting alcohol use abruptly may cause severe symptoms that include hallucinating, delirium tremors (“the shakes”), seizures, and heart attacks.
Typical medications used in the detox process include Suboxone, Subutex, Methadone, Camprol, sedatives, and muscle relaxers to ease the discomfort. Most people can expect to be in detox anywhere from 5-7 days, with some requiring a longer stay up to 14 days.
This is why it is very important to work with a detox program that provides professional supervision to help minimize the suffering and the dangers. United Recovery Project works with the best detox facilities in order to ensure that you are physically fit enough to participate in your personal treatment program.
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Our treatment methods help with all the necessary facets of healing to get on the path to recovery that includes the physical needs and the neurological effects along with the related mental, emotional, and spiritual issues. We are available online for live chat, by email at Admissions@UnitedRecoveryProject.com, or by telephone at 1-888-699-9395.
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