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Addiction to drugs and alcohol is a mental health condition in which the brain relies on an external substance for its everyday operations. Although it is a disorder of mental health, important physical functions are often impeded during active addiction and detox. Drug and alcohol detox occurs when one reduces the use of or stops using a substance in which the body is physically dependent, often causing uncomfortable and sometimes dangerous withdrawal symptoms.
As the body re-adjusts to the normal production of natural chemicals, physical reactions of the central nervous system and psychological effects during this time can create uncomfortable, painful or even fatal ramifications if not properly monitored and treated. At Recovery In Motion, alcohol and drug detox services in Tucson and Phoenix are offered to ensure that the patient’s vital signs are stable and he or she is as comfortable as possible through the use of evidence-based methods.
Our staff is committed to success in your recovery journey and understands that getting the right start in drug and alcohol detox sets one up for success in treatment and beyond. Our graduates often cite our caring and compassionate staff as a notable part of their success in the recovery process.
Our comprehensiveTucson and Phoenix treatment facilities in have been designed and developed to serve every individual’s unique set of addiction characteristics, as our aspiration is to ensure the highest potential for long-term recovery. We are prepared to assist in gentle transitions from each phase of recovery into the next, beginning with an assessment of your needs and a safe and comfortable detox.
From detox, our patients progress to a variety of available treatments to begin healing the negative psychological effects the addiction has caused. These may take place in a residential or an outpatient setting and can include anger management, life skills coaching, 12-step participation, and several therapies such as group, individual, family therapy, trauma, behavioral, art, music, and more.
At Recovery in Motion, our passion is to help our patients overcome their addiction and maintain an everlasting lifestyle of health and joy.
The severity of an addiction relates to how much and how often the drug is consumed in addition to how long one has suffered from the addiction. While severe addictions require 24-hour care during detox, those with mild or moderate addictions may successfully detox in a home environment, with loved ones available for adequate care and support between visits with a medical professional.
There are several levels of care that addiction specialists in Arizona consider for patients who need professional substance detox treatment. The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) has shown that the addiction medicine community is committed to achieving an effective system of care that supports patients’ clinical needs with the appropriate and most cost-effective treatment plan.
When being evaluated for a treatment plan at Recovery In Motion, the following six considerations are assessed by an addiction medicine specialist, in addition to many others that are specific to the patient, such as health and lifestyle traits.
Once the assessment is complete, the clinician will make a determination for the level of substance abuse detox that will be safest for the patient, as well as provide him or her with the highest possible level of comfort during the period of time in which the body adjusts to the abrupt increase in biochemical manufacturing by the brain.
The American Society of Addiction Medicine established the following “Adult Detoxification” levels of care:
These five levels of care are organized and supervised by a medical professional that has evaluated the addicted individual. The assessments of our patients are broad and complete, taking numerous approaches into consideration before building a treatment strategy. This helps to ensure that all efforts are constructive and enhance the potential for long-term recovery.
At Recovery In Motion, the first priority in substance detox is one’s physical health and safety while the substance is leaving the body. One’s physical reaction to detox can be severe, sometimes leading to death, as the chemical imbalance created by the addiction is disrupted and the brain adjusts its production of these important chemicals.
Our medical professionals carefully monitor vital signs during detox in order to assist with medication if necessary, effectively managing withdrawal symptoms that the body struggles to process. As symptoms peak and then wane after a few days, medications are also used to maximize the comfort of the patient, if possible and begin to work with the patient’s readiness to continue treatment after detox is complete.
Symptoms of withdrawal in detox vary widely from person to person and addiction to addiction. Common withdrawal symptoms include depression, anxiety, insomnia, muscles pain, headache, raised heartbeat, agitation, slowed breathing, excessive sweating and inability to focus.
Other, often dangerous withdrawal symptoms during drug and alcohol detox can include nausea and vomiting, trembling, difficulty breathing, heart attack, stroke and seizures. These symptoms most often peak about 3 days after the last substance use and can last seven to 10 days.
While detox can be intimidating for many individuals considering substance abuse treatment, medically-assisted detox decreases the possibility of death and can make the process much more tolerable.
Recovery in Motion is here to help you get your life back. Give us a call today at (866) 418-1070.