After long-term substance abuse, the body can develop a chemical dependency to alcohol and drugs. Sudden removal—or withdrawal—of these substances from the body can cause physical discomfort or even death depending on usage. Symptoms like fever, nausea, and seizures are common. One may also experience psychological symptoms like anxiety or depression while going through withdrawal.
Dealing with withdrawal symptoms without medical help can be difficult and even life-threatening. It can also lead to relapse, as an individual craves the drug or alcohol to make symptoms go away.
While the severity of symptoms is different for everyone, medically managed detox is often recommended for those who have a history of addiction. It’s a way to manage acute withdrawal symptoms in a safe and comforting environment with medical supervision.
Pyramid’s Approach to Drug or Alcohol Detox
Alcohol or drug detoxification at a Pyramid Healthcare facility includes 24-hour nursing care, medications for pain relief, and a therapy component for the emotional challenges that clients may experience during this initial phase of recovery. Following stabilization, clients meet with detox specialists to discuss their treatment history and begin working on additional treatment options to ensure success after the detoxification stage is complete.
Pyramid does not offer rapid detoxification. This method of detox can often be dangerous and ineffective. We believe that detox should take as long as needed in order for the individual to reach a drug-free state. Duration of withdrawal varies from person to person.
To learn more about adult alcohol and drug detox programs at Pyramid Healthcare, complete our confidential contact form below, or call 888-694-9996. Our knowledgeable, experienced representatives are available 24 hours a day/7 days a week to answer any questions or concerns you may have.