Medically AssistedWithdrawals in San Diego
The initial step for any complete addiction treatment program is known as medically assisted withdrawal. The variety of withdrawal may differ depending upon the substance one is addicted to, but the objective is always the same – physical and psychological stabilization. Going into treatment can be considered an unpleasant experience in the first couple of days. When withdrawal symptoms become severe, it can lead to serious physical conditions. The procedure becomes more complicated when there are accompanying severe mental illness. In some instances, it may be necessary to prescribe medication to help the patient become psychologically stable to start the treatment.
Whatever the drug of choice, no matter what style of medically assisted withdrawal is used, one thing remains constant – it must be followed with addiction rehab treatment. The various therapies offered in rehab are designed to address the diverse effects of dependence on the body, mind, and spirit. In treatment, patients will move past the physical addiction and start to sift through the underlying psychological factors contributing to the addiction, and learn effective coping mechanisms for to create a solid foundation for recovery.
Withdrawals with Medication
Substance abuse treatment centers usually offer medically-assisted withdrawal programs that include medical supervision by doctors, nurses, and psychotherapists. There are various medications that prescribed to treat the symptoms of withdrawal when the process is supervised by a physician. These include medications that have been approved for the treatment of heroin or opiate addiction, including Suboxone and Methadone.
As patients go through detox and adjust to the medications prescribed, they will each experience varying effects, and can expect to go through some adjustments until the proper dose is reached. But as the physical discomfort eases, clients will be able to start the process of healing and recovery on a physical, emotional and psychological level.
Natural withdrawal can be an alternative option in Real Hope Recovery’s San Diego program. But usually this is something you do long-term, after your first traditional detox. However, If the addiction you are experiencing is severe in nature, it may be best done in an inpatient center. At Real Hope Recovery, you will be therapeutically supervised and provided with professional guidance and support during this process.
Withdrawals are Not Enough
Withdrawal from drugs is a critical preliminary step in drug addiction treatment. patients who suffer from withdrawal symptoms should absolutely not skip this process. But, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), being clear of the substance in one’s system is not an effective treatment method alone. In order to provide the full benefits of rehab, a comprehensive drug treatment program should include therapeutic counseling, group support meetings, family support and education, and continued aftercare support, along with various other therapies that meet the specific needs of each and every patient.
Though treating drug addiction is Real Hope Recovery’s main objective, patients will also receive the help they need to address other problems too. Issues at home, at work, or in school, health complications, legal problems – each of these will be attended to prevent them from affecting your recovery process.