What Is Detoxification?
When a substance is abused on a recurring basis, physical and psychological dependence often occurs. If the person tries to stop using the drug, they will experience uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms, making it nearly impossible to go about their daily life. At Revival Recovery Center, family nurse practitioner Lisa Perna provides patient-centered detoxification services to help individuals safely expel drugs from their system. We treat patients who are addicted to opioids, opiates, sedatives, cannabis, cocaine, alcohol, and other illegal or addictive substances. Overcoming a drug or alcohol addiction may be one of the most difficult challenges a person can face, but with support, recovery is possible. If you or someone you know is struggling with substance use disorder, please book an appointment in Brighton, MI to take the first step toward healing.
What Are The Benefits Of Detoxification?
A personalized detoxification program administered and supported by Lisa Perna, FNP, and her team, is often the first step on the road to a brighter future, with benefits that include:
- Providing a safe, supportive environment
- Managing and reducing withdrawal symptoms (when necessary)
- Offering mental and emotional health support
- Giving patients a clean start
- Improving overall health and wellbeing
- Inpatient and outpatient programs
Who Is A Candidate For Detoxification?
After admitting that addiction is a problem, the first step in recovery is detoxifying the body from alcohol or drugs. This means that anyone who is ready to start on the road to recovery is an ideal candidate for a detoxification. After your initial assessment appropriate level of care will be determined. Some people may need a more intensive treatment requiring 24 hours support inpatient treatment. If the individual displays some ability to cope with withdrawal; has a supportive home environment; has minimal risk of significant withdrawal symptoms and psychiatric and medical health conditions are stable then an outpatient detox is usually appropriate. A supervised medication management plan will provided and frequent monitoring will be done virtually by a medical provider. Revival Recovery Center in Brighton, MI, can help those facing addiction cleanse their bodies of drugs and alcohol in a safe, supportive environment to give them the clean start they need to succeed in recovery.
The Detoxification Process
Your recovery journey will begin during your initial consultation either virtually or in a private treatment room at Revival Recovery Center. One of our staff members will gather information about your health history and background, and we may conduct a drug test in addition to other possible health screenings. From there, a customized medical detox plan will be created to address your specific issue. The detoxification process is medically supervised by our team members who are available 24 hours a day. It can take up to a few weeks before all of the chemicals are expelled from your system. We provide medication to alleviate cravings, anxiety, depression, sleep disturbance, body aches and upset stomach. Medical treatment for substance use disorder is best combined with individual and or group therapy along with community support that our team can help refer you to. Our goal is to help you achieve long-term sobriety by focusing on your holistic health and spiritual well-being.
Is drug detoxification safe?
At Revival Recovery Center, our detoxification programs are monitored by qualified medical professionals 24 hours a day. This is to ensure the safety of our patients and the effectiveness of the detoxification.
How long does detoxification take?
How long a detoxification process takes will depend on a number of factors, including the type of drug being detoxed, the length of time used, and the person's unique physiology. On average, a detoxification program may take about 3 - 6 weeks.
Are there side effects of detoxification?
Medically-directed drug detoxification programs help to limit the symptoms of withdrawal; however, some of the symptoms of withdrawal can still occur, including:
- Drug cravings
- Anxiety and/or depression
- Difficulty sleeping
- Mood swings
- Mental fog or difficulty concentrating
- Physical discomfort
- Body aches
Are detoxification programs covered by insurance?
Many insurance plans will cover the costs of drug detoxification and rehab programs, but you should always check with your provider before scheduling any treatment.
We Prescribe Hope
If you or a loved one is addicted to alcohol or drugs, recovery help is available in Brighton, MI. At Revival Recovery Center, family nurse practitioner Lisa Perna provides detoxification and withdrawal services. Let us help you begin your sobriety efforts today. Schedule an appointment today, and find out more about the many insurance options we accept.