Pathways Recovery Drug and Alcohol Treatment Center Offers Medical Detox For Opiates
November 24, 2020 at 01:14
Pathways Recovery Drug and Alcohol Treatment Center, a rehabilitation center in Sacramento CA, is offering an evidence-based opiate detox program. A post on their website goes into great detail regarding the type of program offered and what people struggling with addiction can expect from the program.
Detoxification, more generally, is the removal of toxins, like harmful substances (opioids in this case). Eliminating these from the body should only be done under medical supervision and compassionate care. Not everything known as a toxin will be removed from a medical detox program since these are focused on withdrawal from the often harmful substances used when someone is struggling with addiction. Common opioids that require detox are Vicodin®, Percocet®, OxyContin®, oxycodone, heroin, fentanyl, and morphine.
Long-term substance use, or long-term use of opiates, can leave a person shaking within moments of waking if they haven’t taken any in some time. These symptoms are known as the DTs or delirium tremens. It’s evident from these symptoms that one reason uninterrupted use continues for years is that the process of trying to quit is painful and scary. Without proper supervision and guidance, things could quickly spiral out of control.
After years of use, the body will become accustomed to a certain level of opioids in the bloodstream and feeding the brain. The brain builds up a tolerance, and a little more is needed each time. This can also lead to some more intense symptoms during the withdrawal period. Some of the most common symptoms for opiate withdrawal are nausea, vomiting and diarrhea, anxiety, severe whole body pain, tremors, sweating, depression, change in blood pressure, hallucinations, incontinence, seizures, psychosis, and suicidality.
Safety is the top priority of medical detox, which is why the center says that it is focused on the benefits of having qualified, compassionate professionals that can handle the withdrawal process with ease. The discomfort and pain that can be associated with opiate withdrawal make it vital that those in detox are a part of a program that combines both their emotional and medical needs.
Pathways Recovery drug rehab center in Sacramento offers several options when it comes to safely withdrawing from any type of opiate drug including heroin, prescription pain medications, methadone, and buprenorphine. They are a medically-supervised drug detox center and can assist those with a complicated addiction history and co-occurring mental health issues. Its medical team includes a psychiatrist who is experienced with addiction and co-occurring disorders. Their team also includes a registered nurse and a very experienced 24-hour staff of addiction counselors who have helped hundreds of people through the opiate withdrawal process.
The center discusses the patient’s medical history and makes recommendations as to what they feel will be the most successful and comfortable method for the patient. They also want to help the patient meet their recovery goals and develop a recovery plan that will assist them in getting their life back on track. The center says they do not take a cookie cutter approach. Instead, they take the time to assess each person individually.
The center says that they understand that each person’s history is different. There are many reasons that people begin to use heroin or prescription medications. The center aims to know the patient and develop a customized treatment plan that is specific to their needs.
The center offers opiate detoxification using medically-assisted treatment (MAT). MAT is recommended to make sure the patient remains comfortable while under detox care. Medications that can alleviate the symptoms of withdrawal along with behavioral therapy and holistic treatments are most effective in the handling of opioid use disorders (OUD). MAT helps to stabilize the brain’s chemistry and body functions. It shuts off the euphoric effects of opioids and helps the body carefully move away from feelings of cravings.
People struggling with addiction can reach out to the center at its phone number 916-999-9579. There is a contact form on their website for patients who prefer to use that.
For more information about Pathways Recovery, contact the company here:
775 Sunrise Ave STE 210
Roseville, CA, 95661