Drug & Alcohol Detox in Dallas, Texas
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Drug and Alcohol Detox in Dallas, Texas
When someone struggles with chronic drug or alcohol addiction, physical and psychological dependency on substances will occur. Dependence on substances will, in time, lead to harmful and potentially irreversible impacts on the body and mind. In some cases, overcoming addiction (especially to specific substances such as opioids or alcohol) is challenging without the help of a professional addiction treatment program in Dallas like Dallas Detox Center.
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What is Drug & Alcohol Detoxfication?
Detoxification or detox is the first and vital step on the journey to recovery from drug or alcohol addiction. Although challenging, detox is necessary to allow the body time to cleanse itself of any trace of drugs or alcohol. Without detox, it is impossible to successfully immerse yourself in the therapeutic aspects of addiction treatment as issues such as cravings and withdrawal symptoms may hinder your ability to focus on healing. Many addicts who want to get sober consider quitting “cold turkey,” meaning they simply stop using or drinking. Although this may seem easier than going to rehab, it is often an unsuccessful and potentially dangerous option.
When you begin detoxing from drugs or alcohol, you will experience withdrawal symptoms. The symptoms you will experience and the severity of symptoms will depend on the substances or substances you used, the severity of your addiction (how often and how much you used), and your history with addiction treatment and relapse. Detoxing involves actively choosing to stop drinking or using. As you progress through detox, your brain and body must learn to function without the “assistance” of substances. The process of alcohol detox in Dallas can produce unpleasant and sometimes dangerous symptoms. When you are actively using or drinking, your body and brain experience physical and functional changes. These changes mean your central nervous system and other body systems learn to function because there are substances present. When you begin to detox, the body no longer has access to the substances it craves.
A residential inpatient program focuses on drug rehabilitation using intense therapy methods in a home-like environment. Dallas Detox Center provides residential inpatient treatment with options.
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Withdrawal Symptoms & Detox Timeline
Withdrawal symptoms you may experience during detox are often unique to the individual and the substance or substances they use. Also, the timeline of detox symptoms varies based on the substance and how it acts within the body. Despite these differences, there is a range of common withdrawal symptoms that occur in most cases. These often include appetite changes, mood and behavioral changes, fatigue, restlessness and irritability, body aches and pains, changes in sleeping patterns, and respiratory problems, including congestion or runny nose. Other commonly experienced symptoms may include shakiness, sweating, and stomach problems such as nausea and vomiting.
In more severe cases, it is possible to experience overwhelming symptoms. These symptoms, such as respiratory problems, heart problems, seizures, hallucinations, coma, and death, point to the need for and importance of medically supported detox. During medically supported detox, trained members of the treatment team at Dallas Detox Center will provide support and guidance throughout the early and often most difficult days of detox.
Withdrawal timelines often depend on the “type” of drug. For example, short-acting drugs have different timelines than long-acting drugs. Symptoms from short-acting drugs like heroin and some prescription opioids often occur in as few as eight hours and last between four and ten days. This is when heroin detox in Dallas comes into play. Longer-acting drugs, like many prescription pain medications, begin around 48 hours after your last dose and last for up to ten days. Withdrawal symptoms from alcohol also start within hours after your last drink. In most cases, the most severe alcohol withdrawal symptoms occur within 24-48 hours, with the most severe symptoms generally occurring within the first two to four days. Withdrawal symptoms from benzodiazepine drugs such as Ativan or Xanax occur within one to four days, with the most severe symptoms occurring during the first two weeks.
When detoxing from substances, it is possible to experience something called post-acute withdrawal syndrome. Post-acute withdrawal syndrome or PAWS can occur after the initial stage of withdrawal (acute withdrawal) discussed above ends. PAWS happens as part of the second stage or withdrawal or post-acute withdrawal. Post-acute withdrawal is different from acute withdrawal as the symptoms one experiences during this stage are primarily emotional and psychological instead of primary physical. The duration of post-acute withdrawal will, again, vary depending on the substance used and the severity of your addiction; however, symptoms of PAWS sometimes last up to two years. Post-acute withdrawal syndrome is often challenging to manage and can be a driving factor for cases of relapse. Drugs that commonly lead to post-acute withdrawal syndrome include opioids, cocaine, marijuana, methamphetamine, and benzodiazepines.
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What To Expect When Entering a Medical Detox in Dallas
When you choose to get sober at a medical detox in Dallas, the first step in the process is a comprehensive assessment. This process helps us learn more about your treatment needs and goals. It also ensures your treatment team knows all they need about your current physical and mental health history. An intake assessment or intake interview will include questions about your mental health history, medical history, and your previous experiences with addiction treatment and relapse, if applicable. It is important for your treatment team to understand if you experience any underlying medical or mental health conditions so they can provide you with the most appropriate treatment plan.
Once you begin a detox program, you can expect full medical and emotional support. Members of your treatment team will continually monitor your vital signs (including blood pressure, heart rate, temperature, and breathing). You will also have access to nutritional and emotional supports during detox. At a medical detox in Dallas, the care and support you receive during the early and often most complex stages of detox are designed to ensure you can safely and successfully detox from drugs or alcohol.
It is vital to complete the therapeutic portion of a treatment program after a successful detox. Although a critical component of addiction recovery, detox itself is not itself a standalone treatment for addiction. Lasting recovery requires learning how to safely and successfully manage triggers using healthy coping strategies that do not involve alcohol or drugs. Relapse is an unfortunate and common occurrence for many who complete addiction treatment. Data from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health services administration indicates as many as 60% of those who complete an addiction treatment program will experience at least one incidence of relapse on their journey to recovery. In some cases, it is necessary to return to treatment for help with detox or additional follow-up treatment support. The coping techniques learned part of an individualized treatment program at our inpatient drug rehab in Dallas are designed to help you avoid relapse after treatment ends.
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Our Drug & Alcohol Detox Center in Dallas
Whether you struggle with an addiction to drugs or to alcohol, it is vital to choose to detox at a drug and alcohol detox center in Dallas. Choosing to detox alone can be dangerous, and for many, withdrawal symptoms are so powerful and overwhelming that relapse quickly occurs. When you detox in a medically supervised rehab like Dallas Detox Center, you will receive the high level of quality ongoing support and guidance that are vital to successfully detoxing and beginning to work towards lasting sobriety.
At our luxury, Dallas, Texas, drug and alcohol rehab, our team of highly trained medical providers and mental health treatment counselors are skilled in helping guide you through the challenges of detox. We are here to help you manage the physical and emotional difficulties that are part of the detox and withdrawal process. Detoxification is only the first step on your recovery journey. However, it is a vital part of your commitment to attaining and maintaining lasting sobriety.
If you or a loved one struggles with drug or alcohol addiction and are ready to get sober, contact Dallas Detox Center today. Our admissions team is here to answer your questions about how you can begin healing today at our Dallas Medical Detox Center.