Medically Supervised Detox
Addiction can be a chronic disease. That means that the underlying factors driving the addiction aren’t always related solely to use of drugs or chemicals, and those underlying factors could be present for your entire life. That’s why addiction has relapse rates that are comparable to other chronic disorders such as heart disease, diabetes or asthma.
Chemical dependency isn’t always a matter of chronic addiction, though. In some cases, your body becomes chemically dependent on a prescription drug and you find it difficult to stop using the drug without succumbing to withdrawals.
In either situation, if you find yourself in a cycle of drug use you can’t escape, medically assisted detox can help.
Tapering off drug use with medical detox
Our top trained clinical and behavioral staff work with you 24-hours a day during detox to help you step down your drug use. We use evidence-based approaches that are based on protocols that match your situation. The right way to come off a drug depends on the type of drugs you are using, how much of a dose you’ve been using, how long you’ve been using and individual factors such as social situations and personal health status.
We know that simply stopping cold turkey can be severely uncomfortable and even physically dangerous for some people. Withdrawal symptoms range from physical discomfort such as muscle aches and nausea to issues such as changes in sleep and heart rate. Withdrawal from some drugs can even include serious depression and anxiety.
We can’t promise a pain or struggle-free detox, but medical treatments and a tapered approach let you avoid some of the most serious withdrawal symptoms. At Lumiere Healing Centers, we manage pain and other symptoms from withdrawals in a medically safe manner so you don’t have to worry as much about the effects of stopping drug use.
Medical detox is a first step in some rehab treatments
We know that every person is unique, which means all drug use situations are not equal. We treat you as an individual person and help you develop a personalized treatment plan so you can meet your goals for detox and rehab.
In some cases, that means leaving inpatient treatment following detox. All patients discharged from our medical detox program are medically cleared to return to daily life, including work or school.
In other cases, detox is the first step in our inpatient rehab program. We know you can’t concentrate fully on group and individual therapy, learning about triggers and coping mechanisms and developing new habits, if you are dealing with painful withdrawals or other issues while detoxing from drugs. That’s why many people choose to stay and work through rehab after they have detoxed.
Don’t spend another day battling addiction or drug use on your own. Call us for more information about how medically safe detox can help you get off drugs and improve your chance at a drug-free life.