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Medical Detox

Our Medical Detox

While the main priority of every detox program is to ensure safe withdrawal in a medically supervised setting, at Garden State Detox we also believe that every effective detox program should set a solid foundation for long-term sobriety, and prepare each individual client for a seamless transition to the next appropriate level of clinical care. 

How Does Medical Detox Work?

Medically monitored detox is a necessary first step on every single journey of addiction recovery. We treat the symptoms of withdrawal associated with many other chemical substances, including synthetic drugs and hallucinogens. Opioid addiction that includes heroin and prescription pills require medical detox, along with benzodiazepine dependence and chronic alcoholism.

We also have extensive experience treating withdrawal symptoms associated with polydrug abuse. For more information on our integrated and personalized detox programs, please reach out today. Our addiction specialists are available around the clock to answer all of your questions.

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Let's go over the detox protocol and withdrawal symptoms for the most commonly abused substances that require medical detox.

Alcohol Detox (Chronic, Long-Term Alcoholism)

Individuals who have been abusing alcohol for any length of time will always need to enter into a medical detox facility, seeing as the symptoms of withdrawal can be life-threatening if left untreated. Complications presented by untreated alcohol withdrawal could include seizures, hallucinations, and delirium tremens (in extreme cases). Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) is very often necessary when it comes to alcohol withdrawal. Our team of prescribing physicians will often administer a low-dosage of a mild benzodiazepine, which will alleviate the more severe physical symptoms and prevent these life-threatening complications from occurring. MAT is a short-term solution, and must be combined with therapeutic and holistic care in order to be truly effective. 

Benzodiazepine Detox (Xanax, Valium, Ativan, Klonopin)

Benzodiazepine withdrawal, similarly to alcohol withdrawal, can be life-threatening when left untreated. Benzodiazepines are some of the most commonly prescribed medications throughout the United States, and include brand name drugs like Xanax, Valium and Klonopin. Because these medications are so powerful, symptoms of withdrawal can occur even after as little as one month of consistent use. 40 percent of individuals who quit suddenly will begin experiencing severe withdrawal symptoms within the first day or two. Some of the more common withdrawal severe symptoms include extreme agitation, insomnia, anxiety and panic attacks, hallucinations, delirium and grand mal seizures. The most effective way to detox off of benzodiazepines is by slowly tapering the dose. At Garden State Detox, our medical team will determine how quickly to taper the medication, and will check in with each individual client multiple times throughout the day and night to ensure that there are no complications and that no serious symptoms are occurring. 

Opiate Detox (Heroin, Fentanyl, Prescription Opioids)

While detoxing from opiates is not typically life-threatening, it can be extremely uncomfortable – both physically and psychologically. At Garden State Detox, we believe in the clinical relevance of MAT when it comes to treating the more severe symptoms of opiate withdrawal. In many cases, we will utilize a combination of buprenorphine and naltrexone (Suboxone and Vivitrol) along with intensive behavioral counseling. Not only will these combination of medications help reduce the severity of physical symptoms (which typically include body aches and muscle cramping, insomnia, anxiety and depression, gastrointestinal issues and body tremors) but they will help alleviate the psychological cravings that lead many men and women to relapse before the detoxification process has been completed. 

Stimulant Detox (Methamphetamine, Cocaine, Adderall, Ritalin)

While detoxing from opiates is not typically life-threatening, it can be extremely uncomfortable – both physically and psychologically. At Garden State Detox, we believe in the clinical relevance of MAT when it comes to treating the more severe symptoms of opiate withdrawal. In many cases, we will utilize a combination of buprenorphine and naltrexone (Suboxone and Vivitrol) along with intensive behavioral counseling. Not only will these combination of medications help reduce the severity of physical symptoms (which typically include body aches and muscle cramping, insomnia, anxiety and depression, gastrointestinal issues and body tremors) but they will help alleviate the psychological cravings that lead many men and women to relapse before the detoxification process has been completed. 

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