Medically Managed Detox Center
Detoxing Safely and Comfortably
When a family or individual reaches out to a detox treatment center, it may be the first time. At this stage, the addicted person may still be afraid to let go of their harmful substance even though they know it may be causing damage beyond repair. Up to now, their abuse has helped them, in their mind, cope with anxieties and life’s challenges. Many users also know enough about their drug to fear the impending withdrawal symptoms. This can delay a person seeking treatment.
At Sprout Health California Detox, we understand how vulnerable this moment can be for both the addicted person and their family. However, we want our future patients to understand that all our programs are set up to meet their exact needs. Once detox begins, our psychological and physical evaluations help us to tailor medical treatments for their addiction and any co-occurring illnesses that are present.
Our inpatient and outpatient treatment plans are top-notch. We recommend one or the other depending on a person’s level of addiction. Our staff is made up of qualified clinicians who care about their patients, and who ensure that detoxification is as comfortable and safe as is medically possible.
What Detox Entails
When a person is addicted to drugs or alcohol, it means their mental and physical state has been compromised. Drugs can change the brain’s chemistry. Chemicals can tap into the brain’s communication system and interfere with how the brain sends, receives, and processes information. The chemical structure of some drugs, like heroin and marijuana, activate pleasure neurons because their chemical structure mimics that of actual neurotransmitters very closely. In time, the body relies less and less on its own natural neurotransmitters. Thus, a person’s addiction becomes more acute with each use of their illicit drug.
During detoxification, the body is cut off from these chemicals and it naturally goes into withdrawal. Without proper medical oversight, withdrawal can be painful, even deadly. It takes a team of qualified clinicians to manage this period of detox. We walk our clients through the entire process. Our goal is to help them to fully understand their symptoms and to realize they are never alone during the process.
Assessment and Stabilization
Clients who enter our program go through a very thorough assessment process. If our decision is to offer medically managed detox, they will meet with our addiction specialists and psychiatrists who can help put together their individualized treatment plan. During their detox process, patients are continually assessed for symptoms relative to their physical and emotional state.
Inpatient detox includes 24/7 medical care, psychiatric care, individual or group counseling, family counseling, and after-care planning and follow-up. How long a person remains in their program varies according to their level of addiction and need.
Additional therapies and interventions may include:
- Specific Medications – Our medical staff will assess your health and state of being, and provide the necessary medications proven to assist detox.
- Acupuncture – Can also be quite helpful in assisting individuals through detox. Cravings for drugs and alcohol can be reduced without the patient having to endure harmful symptoms.
- Massage Therapy – Massage therapy can soothe patients who have abused their bodies for years. It can help bring clients back into an awareness of positive sensations, and can help alleviate symptoms like anxiety and insomnia to name a few.
At Sprout Health California Detox, we also endeavor to assist patients with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques. We teach patients to make the link between their thinking and behavior. It also helps patients to arrive at solutions in a more positive manner.
Finding New Meaning in Life
Ultimately, we aspire to help a patient to find new meaning in life. We have found that people with a purpose approach life differently than those without a purpose. Whether it taking up a hobby or a special cause, filling in the gaps of life with something meaningful can go a long way in helping a person through detoxification.
If you or a loved one is experiencing an addiction, seek help with professional clinicians who can assist through every step of the detoxification process. Trust those professionals with the skills and experience to help get you back on the road to recovery. Medically managed detox works and can be the first step taken toward permanent sobriety.