Medical Detoxification and Pharmacotherapy

Medical Detoxification

When an individual uses alcohol or other http://medadvice.net/ substances for a prolonged period of time, their body becomes dependent on the presence of the substance. The brain gets used to the way the drug affects it, and it adapts so it can function normally. Eventually, a person builds tolerance, meaning they have to use even higher doses of the substance to get the same effects.
Tolerance usually leads to dependence, which means the body starts to require the drug to function normally. When the person does not use the substance, the body reacts negatively, causing headaches, fevers, nausea and a number of other side effects called withdrawal symptoms. The body also starts to crave drugs when it does not receive them.
Cravings and withdrawal symptoms make it difficult for people to abstain from alcohol or other drugs. Fortunately, medadvice.net medical detoxification can get patients through withdrawal safely. Over time, the body relearns to function without the drug, and the cravings subside.

Detox is a core part of our addiction treatment process.
Withdrawal from a substance of abuse can be life threatening. Medical detoxification is the first part of our rehabilitation process for recovery from substance addiction. Then followed by behavioral therapy, medication and continued support. Through detoxification, the patient’s body is freed from alcohol or other drugs in order to begin recovery. 

It is aimed at;

  • Clearing toxins from the body of a patient who is dependent on substances of abuse, and
  • Managing the symptoms of withdrawal that follow cessation and to help patients overcome physical dependency and prepare patients for long-term recovery.

When an individual uses alcohol or other substances for a prolonged period of time, their body becomes dependent on the presence of the substance. The brain gets used to the way the drug affects it, and it adapts so it can function normally. Eventually, a person builds tolerance, meaning they have to use even higher doses of the substance to get the same effects.
Tolerance usually leads to dependence, which means the body starts to require the drug to function normally. When the person does not use the substance, the body reacts negatively, causing headaches, fevers, nausea and a number of other side effects called withdrawal symptoms. The body also starts to crave drugs when it does not receive them.
Cravings and withdrawal symptoms make it difficult for people to abstain from alcohol or other drugs. Fortunately, medical detoxification can get patients through withdrawal safely. Over time, the body relearns to function without the drug, and the cravings subside.

Parmacotherapy

Our medication enhanced substance addiction treatment increases the chances of recovery when used alongside evidence-based behavioral therapy. It is an essential aspect of treatment for several types of substance addiction. Recovering from addiction is not an easy journey, fortunately, medications can help when combined with evidence-based psychotherapy. These are a special class of medications that can only be prescribed and administered by highly trained specialists. They increase the effectiveness of the treatment and decrease the chances of relapse.

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