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At Taylor Recovery Center, patients are assessed and evaluated at the time of admission, which is when it is determined if detox is necessary or not. Some individuals are not dependent on the substance they abuse despite being addicted to it, while others are dependent. Often times, this depends on the type of substance that is being abused and the manner in which the individual was abusing it. If the patient requires detox at Taylor Recovery Center, that is how he or she will begin treatment.

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Detox at Taylor Recovery Center

For the millions of people who are addicted to substances like opioids, alcohol, and other illicit and prescription drugs, their patterns of abuse have made it impossible for them to stop using on their own. When the abuse of any mind-altering substance is occurring, countless risks and consequences can come along with this dangerous disease. People that are struggling with the disease of addiction do not set out to become addicted to one or more substances.

Experimentation, being prescribed a habit-forming medication, self-medicating symptoms of a physical or mental health problem or turning to the use of drugs or alcohol in times of stress are usually what causes substance use disorders to develop. And, once someone is addicted to mind-altering substances, the thought of live without using can seem completely unrealistic.

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The longer that substance use disorders continue for, the more that they will permeate into all areas of one’s life. Individuals who have jobs can start to lose focus, have poor communication, and neglect important responsibilities in the workplace because of their substance abuse. At home, it is possible for users to experience consistent familial conflict with parents, spouses, siblings, and children, as well as with friends and other loved ones due to symptoms of the substance use disorder such as mood swings, changes in behavior, irritability, and defensiveness.

Not only do problems begin to develop in these areas of a user’s life, but problems can also begin on a physical and psychological level, too. Depending on the type of substance that is being abused, an individual can experience respiratory and cardiovascular problems, issues with vital organ function, and an increase in infections and illness due to a lowered immune system. On top of that, symptoms of several mental health conditions can be triggered by use, including symptoms related to depression, anxiety, personality disorders, bipolar disorder, and so on. In the event that the individual already had a mental health condition prior to the development of his or her addiction, those symptoms can be exacerbated by the abuse.

As always, overdose is always a possibility in someone who is addicted to one or more substances. An overdose can lead to irreversible effects that completely change the course of one’s life. Unfortunately, several overdoses end in death. Of course, the risk for overdose increases when someone is using a large amount of a substance and/or if he or she is using frequently, however it is important to note that even the use of an addictive substance can sometimes lead to death on the very first try.

Getting professional help can be a completely overwhelming and frightening thought for someone who is hooked on drugs and/or alcohol. And, it becomes even scarier when he or she is dependent on the substances he or she is abusing.

Dependence

Dependence is a term that refers to a person’s physical or psychological inability to stop using an addictive substance because his or her mind and/or body now requires it in order to function. Most often, people are physically dependent on drugs and/or alcohol, meaning that anytime they cut back on their usual amount abused or if they stop using altogether, they will experience withdrawal symptoms. Depending on the type of substance that an individual is dependent on, these symptoms can range from being minor to life-threatening.

Countless individuals strive to end their substance use disorders on their own, however more people than not find that doing so is tremendously difficult because of their dependencies. It is easy to stop the physical act of using when symptoms of withdrawal are not present, however once symptoms begin, the temptation to use again becomes stronger and more powerful, as users know that all they need to do to alleviate their symptoms is to use again. As this cycle of attempting to quit independently but using again continues, users put themselves at increased risk for overdose, as their bodies are going from one extreme to the next.

Thankfully, professional detox services can make all the difference for someone who is ready to stop using but cannot do it alone.

What is Detox?

Detox is simply the process of clearing the body of all addictive substances, such as drugs and alcohol. When someone goes through professional detox, he or she will no longer be able to use addictive substances, but he or she will be able to receive treatment for their withdrawal symptoms from professional healthcare providers.

Depending on the type of substance that someone is detoxing from, these professionals can provide prescription medication to help control cravings and withdrawal symptoms or put into motion a taper so that the user does not risk any life-threatening symptoms while detoxing. Medical professionals can also provide over-the-counter medications to help address more common symptoms such as a stomachache and a headache.

Psychological services are usually available while at a detox center, as this process can also take a toll on one’s mental health. When individuals are put in contact with mental health professionals, they can quickly and easily address their most pressing concerns while in the moment.

Detox Services at Taylor Recovery Center

When an individual is ready to stop abusing drugs or alcohol, detox at Taylor Recovery Center can help. We understand how intimidating the process of detox and further addiction treatment can be and are compassionate to the struggles that each one of our patients has faced or is currently facing. We make it a point to ensure that this first step of professional treatment is as flawless as possible so that all patients can be comfortable and receive comprehensive care that will guide them towards a lasting recovery.

At Taylor Recovery Center, patients are assessed and evaluated at the time of admission, which is when it is determined if detox is necessary or not. Some individuals are not dependent on the substance they abuse despite being addicted to it, while others are dependent. Often times, this depends on the type of substance that is being abused and the manner in which the individual was abusing it. If the patient requires detox at Taylor Recovery Center, that is how he or she will begin treatment.

What to Expect

Almost all patients are nervous to begin detox, as they know how upsetting withdrawal symptoms can be. Our goal for detox at Taylor Recovery Center is to eliminate that uncertainty and anxiety by being upfront, honest, and supportive during this process.

With the opioid crisis in full swing, the vast majority of our patients are detoxing from opioids like heroin and prescription painkillers like fentanyl, Vicodin, Percocet, and OxyContin. Medication-assisted treatment starts and detox and can help the patient all the way through his or her treatment.

Not all substances have medications that can help patients during withdrawal. That is why at detox at Taylor Recovery Center, we provide a safe, calm, and relaxing environment for patients to go through their withdrawal symptoms. Aside from the environment, we have medical professionals who can provide supervision and care to all patients, as well as psychological professionals who can help assist when patients experience mental health issues during this time.

Importance of Continuity of Care

We believe in the power of recovery, which is why we encourage all of our patients who enter into and complete detox to continue on with their treatment. Whether it is through residential or outpatient treatment, partial hospitalization programs, or sober living, continuing to obtain professional help only increases one’s chances of maintaining a lifetime of recovery.  

Detox is an excellent first step in treatment, however when it is not followed up with the appropriate care, people can fall right back into their previous patterns of abuse. Going back to using after detox is not only upsetting for the user, but it is also deadly. Therefore, staying the course is the best way to ensure continued success.

Get Professional Help Right Now

If you are in need of professional help, do not be afraid to call Taylor Recovery Center right now. We are here to help you. Make the decision that will change your life by getting in touch with us right now.

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