Detoxing from Chemical dependency can be life threatening and should always be performed under professional medical supervision. Here at The Landon Institute, our physicians have successfully administered over 30,000 detoxes. Whether opioids, alcohol, benzodiazepine, or amphetamines, we will manage the acute physical symptoms of withdrawal that occur when discontinuing substances while providing the highest level of comfort and support.
Just as the disease of cancer wreaks havoc on your body, you would not consider overcoming its’ power without a proper course of treatment. The same holds true for the disease of addiction. In order to minimize the risks involved with withdrawal, it is vital that your path to recovery begins through a medically-assisted detoxification.
Substance abuse causes physical and chemical changes to the brain. Therefore, a more controlled path through the overall withdrawal process is critical to the patient’s recovery. The withdrawal phase is often the most daunting component for an addict entering treatment. For example, the U.S. government estimates that 95% of all people with an opioid dependence who try to stop on their own fail to complete their withdrawal, thus underscoring the need for a medically managed detox.
Written by Eric Niccole
Posted on October 29, 2016
When drug use ends, these changes result in an imbalance of the neurotransmitters in the brain, leading to physical and mental health withdrawal symptoms that are specific to the drug being used. The U.S. Dept of Health & Human Services acknowledges three steps in a drug detoxification process: evaluate, stabilize, and create a path for recovery tailored to the patient’s specific situation.
Our Board Certified physicians will conduct a thorough evaluation and establish a comprehensive treatment plan to improve the patient’s comfort, safety, and success during the earliest stages of recovery. Our subacute hospital setting allows our professionals to conduct all testing, treatments, and case management onsite. Additionally, our 24/7 care allows our staff to treat any unforeseen complications as swiftly as possible should they arise.
Substance abuse causes physical and chemical changes to the brain. Therefore, a more controlled path through the overall withdrawal process is critical to the patient’s recovery.
In order to mitigate withdrawal symptoms, and to stabilize the recovering individual, the use of case-specific medications may be called upon to help the patient overcome their physical dependence on substances. Forms of withdrawal vary due to the type and length of substance abused. For example, opioids and methamphetamine withdrawal can be extraordinarily uncomfortable (prolonged nausea, vomiting, hot and cold sweats, headaches, restlessness, anxiety), while detoxification from alcohol and benzodiazepines can produce life-threatening effects (seizures, delirium tremens, heart failure). The importance of a medical detoxification in the recovery process cannot be stated enough.
It is during this time that the addict is given the message that recovery from substance abuse is possible, and there is hope for recovery. Through our expert, compassionate care, The Landon Institute provides our patients with a solid foundation from which to build a lifelong recovery.
In order to mitigate withdrawal symptoms, the use of case-specific medications may be called upon to help the patient overcome their physical dependence on substances.
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At our beautiful institute in Newport Beach, California, The Landon Institute provides nationally recognized evidence-based outpatient treatment programs for addiction, rehabilitation, and recovery. Our Board Certified Physicians are extensively experienced in addiction recovery and rehabilitation. We believe in a comprehensive, whole-recovery approach to overcoming chemical and/or alcohol dependency that focuses on all three factors of health that addiction affects: physical, mental and emotional health.We're Ready to Help Now!