At Anchored Recovery Community, we know that individuals trapped in the
addiction cycle have lost the ability to control their urges as a result
of the altered brain function. People have very little hope of recovering
from their addiction while the substance in question is still affecting
them, which is why the first step of addiction recovery treatment is detoxification,
also known as detox.
During detox, clients purge the addictive substance from their body. This
can be a difficult process as the body can being to develop a physical
dependency on the substance, but in a safe, comfortable environment it
is possible to get through detoxification.
Anchored Recovery Community partners with
South Shores Recovery and other strategic partners locally and across the nation for detox services.
Methods of Detoxification
Different forms of addiction require different detox procedures. While
completely cutting off the substance is an effective treatment for some
addictions, in many cases, an individual must be “weaned off”
in order to avoid long-term or fatal effects of withdrawal.
Depending on the substance the individual is addicted to, their detox can
take many forms:
Withdrawal from alcohol can be lethal if not handled carefully. We utilize
an integrative detox program that avoids the more devastating effects
of withdrawal such as seizures.
Cocaine results in a short but powerful high. Cocaine addiction is particularly
serious because it is easy for individuals to overdose while attempting
to overcome a growing tolerance. After coming down from cocaine, the individual
needs to remain sober for several days in order to overcome the physical
and mental effects.
Meth addiction can result in strokes, heart attacks, brain damage, and
other complications. Detoxing from meth is a delicate process and it is
highly advised that you see professional assistance for you or your loved
one to help with withdrawal symptoms.
This is a group of sedative drugs that includes Valium, Xanax, Klonopin
and more. Benzodiazepine detoxification should never be done without clinical
supervision as withdrawal can result in seizures and life-threatening
Addiction to painkillers often means that the individual is addicted to
an opiate drug like Vicodin or morphine. Once a person has become addicted
to pain killers they must seek clinical attention for detoxification.
Completely ceasing to take pain killers all at once when addicted is extremely
Withdrawal symptoms from heroin can begin in as little as 6 hours after
a dosage, making it one of the harder addictions to kick. Detoxification
in a monitored environment is key to helping individuals overcome heroin
completely and safely.
Methadone is used to help individuals overcome withdrawal from opiates,
but if not carefully administered than the individual runs the risk of
becoming addicted to the treatment. If you or a loved one are receiving
Methadone as an addiction treatment, make sure you are carefully pacing
doses. If you are dependent on methadone, it is important that you check
in to a clinic for monitored detox.
This is another drug used as a detox treatment for other substances such
as methadone and heroin. It is possible to become addicted to suboxone
if taken in excess. The detox process typically takes 2 weeks, and individuals
should be carefully monitored during the entire process.
Importance of Clinical Detox
We strongly advise against attempting to detox a victim of substance abuse
without clinical assistance. Many detox methods require treatment with
additional drugs which, if overused, can result in an additional addiction.
Additionally, depression is a common side effect of withdrawal and without
a safe, supportive environment, the individual may attempt suicide.
At Anchored Recovery Community, we craft personalized detox programs based
on the client’s addiction and medical history. Our compassionate
team carefully monitors guests during detox and are ready to act at a
moment’s notice if someone begins to feel overwhelmed by their withdrawal
symptoms. We provide constant support and encouragement to help guests