Withdrawing from drugs and alcohol on your own can be extremely difficult and dangerous due to cravings and life-threatening symptoms like heart palpitations and seizures. Medical drug detox at ARC helps to effectively withdraw from substances with a lowered risk for complications. Our detox treatments are available in inpatient, and can be tailored to help you or a loved one safely overcome drug and alcohol dependence.
A medical drug detox may be ideal for you if you’ve tried quitting drugs and alcohol cold turkey in the past without success, or you want to lessen any pain and discomfort caused by withdrawal symptoms. Medical detox treatments are available at many drug and alcohol rehab centers.
Benefits of a medical detox at Arizona Rehab Campus:
- Receiving 24/7 medical care and support.
- Using medications that eliminate or reduce withdrawal symptoms.
- Facing a reduced risk for relapse, overdose, and death.
- Recovering without having to juggle responsibilities related to work, school, and family.
- Improving your physical and mental health.
How Medical Detox Works
- A medical detox allows you to withdraw from drugs and alcohol under the close monitoring and supervision of ARC trained medical staff who can intervene at any time to treat and relieve your symptoms. You will be in the comfort of a converted hotel room during the duration of treatment and withdrawal. Medications may be used to reduce drug cravings and physical discomfort as well as to help you stay sober and avoid relapse.
Medications Used in Medical Detox
- Medications used as part of a medical detox can help relieve or eliminate withdrawal symptoms to make your recovery as pain-free and comfortable as possible. Alcohol and opioid use disorders are commonly treated using medications. Medications used for drug and alcohol detox include: Buprenorphine — Reduces euphoria, opioid cravings, and opioid symptoms. Naltrexone — Blocks the euphoric effects of opioids and alcohol as well as reduces cravings. Disulfiram — Causes unpleasant physical reactions when used with alcohol. Acamprosate — Reduces alcohol withdrawal symptoms and alcohol use.
Benefits of a Medical Drug Detox
- One of the top benefits to receiving a medical drug detox is being able to safely withdraw from drugs and alcohol while facing a lowered risk for relapse, overdose, and other life-threatening complications. For instance, an alcohol detox conducted at Arizona Rehab Campus can help prevent and treat delirium tremens — a severe form of alcohol withdrawal that can cause body tremors, hallucinations, and seizures.
A medical detox can last anywhere between 3 and 7 days based on factors such as the severity and lifespan of the addiction, and whether the person suffers from any co-occurring mental health disorders like depression. Withdrawal symptoms normally begin within the first 24 to 48 hours and peak between days three and five before gradually dissipating. In some instances, medications may be used long term to manage withdrawal symptoms, such as methadone maintenance therapy for opioid addiction.