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Oregon Detox Centers is a safe facility with clinical supervision. The center assists clients with taking their first steps toward recovery. Detoxification, also known as detox, is the systematic process of cleansing drugs and toxins from the body. It is important to note that detox alone isn’t rehab. Detox requirements vary from person to person, and, in many cases, the ‘cold turkey’ technique is not suitable. As a matter of fact, ‘cold turkey’ can even be dangerous in some situations, so Detox Facilities Portland, OR utilizes safe and time-tested strategies to treat every client. The center can treat individuals with different detox requirements. Contact Rehabilitation Care Center to speak with a professional detox expert. Call 503 964-6644 today!

The Main Methods of Detox

Medically supervised withdrawal and social detoxification are the two most commonly-used types of detox used in detox facilities. Addiction professionals may select either medically supervised withdrawal or social detoxification depending on:

  • the type of substance being abused
  • duration of addiction
  • age of the client
  • mental health of the client
  • physical state of the client
  • environmental factors

People who benefit the most from medically supervised withdrawal are usually hooked on:

  • alcohol
  • pain medications (prescription or pharmaceutical)
  • barbiturates or sedatives
  • opioids (heroin, OxyContin7, codeine)

There are some detox medications, often prescribed by treatment professionals, which can ease some of the unpleasant and uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms. Also, it’s important for people suffering from serious alcoholism or addicts abusing alcohol in conjunction with other substances, to undergo medically supervised withdrawal. Withdrawing ‘cold turkey’ from alcohol can cause people to hallucinate, have seizures, or develop dangerous physical and mental behaviors. All of these medical risks could be prevented with specific medications used at the supervised detox facilities. In addition, anybody that has ever experienced hallucinations or seizures, experienced life-threatening illness, been diagnosed with certain psychological diseases will require medical supervision during the withdrawal. It is best to completely wean themselves from drugs or alcohol.

Social detoxification is suitable for people whose drug abuse will only result in moderate withdrawal symptoms. These drugs include:

  • marijuana
  • cocaine
  • methamphetamine
  • recreational opiate use
  • infrequent alcohol use

This type of detox usually doesn’t require any medication; however, patients are required to be monitored by nurses and therapists. The supervision carefully oversees the clients’ health and condition, and helps the client with their cravings during withdrawal. Social detoxification suggests that patients live alongside one another in a “social” environment, and should not be separated into institution-like rooms while they detox. This will help addicts to prepare for their rehab programs, where they will be working towards recovery along with other addicts.

Rehabilitation Care Center’s Methods

Detox Treatment Portland offers detox with a knowledgeable team. Experienced in dealing with different types of drugs and handling a variety of withdrawal symptoms, the center will have the right plan for each substance. Depressants (for example, barbiturates, benzodiazepines, and alcohol) usually require gradual reductions of the drug, while at the same time uses additional medication to prevent any potential complications:

  • hallucinations
  • tremors
  • seizures
  • increased blood pressure
  • increased heart rate
  • increased internal temperature

Withdrawal from stimulants (including amphetamines, methamphetamine, cocaine, and Ritalin) is easier to deal with. Emotional support from family members, friends, and therapists will help tremendously. It isn’t uncommon for prolonged stimulants-abusers to need medicine to subdue their episodes of stimulant psychosis, which often results in:

  • self-destructive feelings
  • suicide attempts
  • paranoia
  • psychosis

Withdrawal symptoms from opioids (like heroin, morphine, codeine, and OxyContin) run the gamut  ranging from:

  • runny nose
  • sweating
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • rapid pulse
  • rapid breathing
  • bone sensitivity
  • muscle pain
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea

Taking the First Step

In most cases, detox is ONLY a first step, and is not supposed to replace the whole rehabilitation, or rehab, process. Most detox centers don’t offer recovery treatments after the detox; however. Detoxification Facilities knows how easy it is to relapse after getting clean. Oregon Detox Center uses detox in tandem with rehabilitation. Detox and other drug and alcohol abuse treatment strategies complement each other. Recovery is possible, and people are much more successful if detox is used in conjunction with drug and alcohol treatment, like Programs Recovery Center.Contact Treatment Recovery Center’s knowledgeable team of experts at 503-964-6644 for additional information regarding detox, rehabilitation, and treatment, or detox and rehabilitation locations.