TrueCare Treatment Center is the highest quality inpatient chemical dependency detox in Nevada.
Every patient has a private room and receives comprehensive medical and therapy services. TrueCare’s inpatient detox has one of the best nurse-to-patient ratios in the country.
TrueCare’s inpatient detox program helps individuals suffering from alcoholism and drug addiction comfortably and safely manage the withdrawal symptoms that are often painful and can be dangerous to come off of without the supervision of a physician and use of medications to treat withdrawal symptoms.
TrueCare’s professional staff understand that while a person’s brain might feel ready and willing to focus on sobriety and healing, that person’s body might still be under the influence of drugs. Until the brain and the body are in sync, recovery will be very difficult to accomplish.
Medical detox programs are designed to help. People enrolling in these programs provide their bodies with the opportunity to process leftover drugs and return to a sober, successful level of function. That work is done in a safe, secure, and supervised environment.
Our professionals understand what withdrawal feels like and the specifics about how medical detox can help. We strive to help people struggling with addiction and their families to get the help needed in order to build a sober future.
How Do People Detox from Drugs?
At a basic level, detox is a perfectly natural process.
Drugs enter the body, and the body’s systems work to process the chemicals. Cells in the liver purify the blood. Cells in the digestive system process alcohol, while cells in the kidneys move waste out of the body. It’s an efficient and perfectly natural system that the body uses in order to heal.
But drugs can wreak havoc on those natural systems. Some drugs are just so powerful that the body can’t handle a typical cleaning protocol. Sometimes, as mentioned, drugs are so powerful that people who attempt natural methods put their lives at risk.
That’s why experts agree that a medical detox program is the safest choice for people with an addiction history.
What Drugs Cause Withdrawals?
In order to understand the necessity of medical detox, it pays to learn a little more about what drugs can do and how people can feel when those drugs are removed.
These are the drugs that are most commonly associated with difficult and/or painful withdrawal symptoms:
- Opiates: Heroin, Morphine, OxyContin, and Vicodin are all drugs in the opiate class. People who attempt to stop taking these drugs without using a medical detox program can feel flu-like symptoms that can persist for several days. The U.S. National Library of Medicine says this withdrawal process isn’t life-threatening, but it can be very uncomfortable. It’s imperative that those attempting to withdraw from opiates utilize medical detox programs.
- Alcohol: While the effects of alcohol can seem short-lived, people with alcoholism tend to stay in a slightly sedated state around the clock. That means their brains are consistently influenced by alcohol, and when they try to get sober, they can feel jittery, shaky, and paranoid. People with an alcoholism habit lasting 10 years or longer are at risk for delirium tremens, according to the U.S. National Library of Medicine. This severe form of withdrawal can be life-threatening, so medical detox is essential.
- Benzodiazepines: Drugs like Valium, Halcyon, and Klonopin are sedating, just like alcohol, and they can also lead to life-threatening complications during withdrawal. People who attempt to quit use too quickly can develop tremors, hallucinations, and seizures. Again, medical detox is necessary.
- Cocaine: This drug may not cause the serious medical complications seen with alcohol and benzodiazepines, but it’s a hazardous drug to withdraw from as the effects can last for up to a month. During this time, without medical supervision, people can feel anxious, irritable, and unable to concentrate. They can feel deep cravings for drugs that put them at risk for relapse.
- Amphetamines: Prescription drugs like Ritalin and illicit drugs like Methamphetamine all boost nervous system activity. When these drugs are removed, people can experience all sorts of unusual brain activity. Individuals in acute withdrawal from Methamphetamine can experience episodes of psychosis for up to one week after the last hit of drugs. It is unusual brain activity that is responsible for these episodes of strange behavior. With treatment these episodes can be kept under control.