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One of the biggest obstacles to recovery is withdrawal. The more severe the addiction (as measured by length and quantity of use, age of first use, method of administration, and longest period of sobriety), the more serious the withdrawal symptoms. Many people who want to get better relapse once the withdrawal symptoms kick in. This is where medical detox helps.
In The Nestled Recovery Center’s Medical Detox Program, patients are closely monitored as they go through withdrawal. Our Medical Director prescribes tapers and/or medications that curb cravings and manage withdrawal symptoms. Detoxification is one of the most important steps in recovery. Withdrawal symptoms can be life-threatening, so it is critical that anyone ready to get clean get help from an experienced medical professional.
Substances Treated During Detox
Detox protocols are different for most substances. Easing symptoms of withdrawal and managing medical ailments is the primary objective during detox as the substances are removed from your system. Some of the substances that commonly require detox are as follows:
- Alcohol Detox
- Benzodiazepine Detox
- Cocaine Detox
- Fentanyl Detox
- Heroin Detox
- Methamphetamine Detox
- Opiate Detox
- And more
Call (702) 299-6406 today if you or a loved one needs medical detox in Las Vegas.
Table of Contents
- Is Medical Detox Always Necessary?
- The Detoxification Process
- What to Expect When Going Through Withdrawal
- Quitting “Cold Turkey” Is Dangerous
- Contact Our Las Vegas Addiction Detox Center
Is Medical Detox Always Necessary?
Detoxification should never be unsupervised, but a full medical detox program is not always needed. Social detox is a less intensive program that does not supply the patient with any medications. This method is only for patients who haven’t had a long-term addiction and won’t experience some of the more serious withdrawal symptoms. Do not enroll in a social detox program without consulting with an addiction treatment specialist first.
Drug and Alcohol Detoxification Process
Detoxification follows a three-step process:
- The first thing to do is find out how severe the addiction is. This is accomplished through a physical exam and questionnaire. Patients are also screened for co-occurring mental health disorders. All of this information will help guide the course of treatment.
- The actual detox process. During stabilization, patients are provided with medications and counseling to help them stay stable and handle withdrawal symptoms. Withdrawal symptoms are usually worse in the first week, but the long-term effects can last for months. The most serious problems are cared for in our 10-20 day detox program.
- Detox is only one of the beginning steps toward recovery. All patients are encouraged to enroll in a full-fledged rehab program afterward which could last up to 30 days. This is the only way to address the underlying causes of addiction and equip people with the tools they need for long-term sobriety.
What Should You Expect When Going Through Detox and Withdrawal?
The withdrawal experience will be different for each person. Symptoms of withdrawal can range from mild to severe and will primarily depend on factors such as:
- The type of substance you are addicted to
- The length of time you have been abusing the drug
- The average dose of the drug you were taking
- Your age, physical and mental health
- The specific type of withdrawal process used
Symptoms may include insomnia, irritability, mood swings, depression, anxiety, body aches, intense cravings, hallucinations, and nausea. In severe cases, withdrawal may include paranoia, confusion, tremors, and disorientation. While it may be unavoidable, withdrawal does not last forever. Our team of detox professionals will monitor your condition and ensure you are as comfortable as possible during this critical phase of recovery.
Why Quitting “Cold Turkey” Is Dangerous
Quitting a substance suddenly or abruptly, otherwise known as “cold turkey,” can carry significant risks. Many people feel that they can more easily separate themselves from the world of unrestrained drug use if they do so completely, avoiding all of the people and reminders of their habit in order to start fresh. While this may sound like an appealing option on the surface, the reality is not so simple.
Depending on the intensity and length of a person’s addiction, withdrawal symptoms can often drive a person to immediately relapse in order to achieve temporary relief, putting an end to their sobriety journey before it can even begin. Additionally, some withdrawal symptoms can be so intense that they can trigger potentially life-threatening medical conditions such as heart problems or seizures. For these reasons, quitting an addictive substance is always safest under the supervision of a licensed medical professional.
What Is Detox Like?
At The Nestled, a premier drug and alcohol detox treatment center in vibrant Las Vegas, we recognize that the detox process is a highly individualized experience. Whether you’re detoxing from drugs or alcohol, our dedicated team is here to guide you through this crucial phase of your recovery journey.
Personalized Detox Planning – Your Needs Come First
As you step into our facility, our compassionate medical specialists will conduct a comprehensive patient evaluation. This crucial step allows us to gain deep insights into the nature and severity of your addiction. With this understanding, we construct a meticulously tailored detox treatment plan that addresses your unique needs and circumstances.
Navigating the Detox Duration – Your Safety is Paramount
The duration of detox varies for each person, contingent on factors like the substance involved and the duration of addiction. Our detox program typically spans one week, but we are committed to providing the necessary time—up to 10 days—for your safety and well-being. Throughout this process, our attentive team closely monitors your progress and makes adjustments as needed, ensuring a smooth and secure detox journey.
Easing the Path – Comfort and Medication
We understand that withdrawal symptoms can be challenging to endure. To mitigate discomfort, our compassionate team administers appropriate medications, providing relief during this sensitive phase. Starting with carefully calibrated dosages, we gradually reduce the detox drugs’ intake as your body adapts, leading to a substance-free existence.
A Safe Haven – Your Home During Detox
During your detox, our warm and secure facility in Las Vegas becomes your safe haven. Our compassionate registered nurses and medical specialists are available around the clock, ensuring your well-being and peace of mind. While undergoing detox, you’ll have the freedom to participate in various therapeutic activities, relax in our inviting lounge areas, and immerse yourself in the supportive community we’ve nurtured.
Embracing Change – Your Recovery at Your Pace
We understand that detox is a pivotal moment in your recovery journey. Our team encourages you to embrace change at your own pace, offering guidance and unwavering support along the way. We believe that healing requires patience and understanding, and we are here to champion your progress and growth.
The Next Chapter – Inpatient Treatment Level of Care
As you successfully complete the detox phase, you’ll be ready to embark on the next chapter: our comprehensive inpatient program. This stage provides you access to a diverse range of therapeutic interventions and support systems designed to help you build a strong foundation for lasting recovery.
At The Nestled, we are deeply committed to providing you with the highest standard of care and support. Let us be your partner in reclaiming a healthy, fulfilling life free from addiction. Welcome to The Nestled, where healing begins, and hope is restored.
Contact Our Las Vegas Addiction Detox Center
The Nestled Recovery Center is a detox and addiction treatment center. Our patients can immediately enroll in our intensive inpatient program as soon as their detoxification is complete. This provides our team with more time to prepare individualized treatment plans. You can trust that our compassionate team will do everything in its power to help you or your loved one.