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Are couples allowed?
We’re proud to offer a couples detoxification track since couples who share an addiction are more likely to get the treatment they need by taking the first step together by attending detox. Our marriage and family counselor, along with our case manager(s) will help to guide pre-existing, domesticated couples toward the next phase of treatment following detox, that may or may not be shared together as a couple.
What is addiction detox?
How come medication is used during detox?
By administering a specifically designed medication protocol for the individual, the detoxification center can successfully flush out the toxins that have built up as a result of drug and/or alcohol abuse with little or no uncomfortable symptoms. In some instances, detoxification can instigate painful reactions, seizures, delirium tremens, and even death. However, with the care and oversight of a detoxification facility, the individual will almost certainly be prevented from experiencing these symptoms.
Why do you get withdrawal symptoms from detox?
The human body is a remarkable machine that is capable of adjusting its physiology in order to cope with its environment. Drugs and alcohol are foreign substances to the body that actually cause a chemical reaction. However, over time and with continued use, the body learns to adapt by living with these chemicals and building up what we call a tolerance. This becomes the body’s “new normal”. When a person with a tolerance to these drugs abruptly stops using them, the body compensates both physically and emotionally by producing painful symptoms that encourage the individual to replenish their drug of choice in the body. This is similar to the experience of a “hangover”, but much worse. It is therefore necessary for anyone with a severe drug or alcohol dependency to seek detoxification at a medically supervised detox center to prevent both harmful symptoms from occurring and leading to a potential relapse.
Muscle Tenderness; Aching Bones; Headache; Irritability; Insomnia; Shaking; Delirium; Tremens (DT’s); Convulsions; Hallucinations; Heart Palpitations; Fever; Diarrhea; Abdominal Pain; Hot/Cold Flashes; Nausea; Vomiting; Cramps; Cravings; Anxiety; Profuse; Sweating; Fatigue or Exhaustion; Nerve Pain Restlessness; Depression; Nightmares
Suicidal Thoughts; Mood Swings; Paranoia; Increased Appetite; Insomnia; Sensitivity To Light & Sound
A client’s length of stay in detox can vary tremendously depending on what drug(s) or alcohol they’ve been consuming, how much they have been using, if they are combining drugs, as well as their age and general health condition. The following timelines are generally accepted for varying detoxification protocols:
- Alcohol: Up To 10 Days
- Opiates: Up To 30 Days
- Benzodiazepines: Up To 12 Days
What are the risks of detoxing at home?
The risks of detoxing on one’s own can be excruciating or even deadly, which is why it is never recommended to try to detox at home or on your own. Not only can the symptoms of drug and/or alcohol detoxification be lethal, but they almost always cause extreme discomfort and unmanageable cravings that may lead to a relapse. Symptoms such as seizures, convulsions and Delirium Tremens are some of these symptoms, which can accompany alcohol detoxification and benzodiazepine (like Xanax or Klonopin) detoxification. Anyone who abuses either of these substances must seriously consider entering into a professional detoxification program prior to cessation so they can be treated and monitored properly during the entire detoxification period.
Does detox cure addiction?
How will I know if I need detox?
A professionally monitored detoxification by a trained medical team is necessary if your drug or alcohol intake has resulted in a growing tolerance for the substance. Do you use much more of your drug of choice than you used to? Does it take more of your drug of choice than it used to reach the desired high or effect that you’re looking for? Can you no longer stop using your drug of choice without feeling “sick”? Have you tried to stop using your drug of choice but were unable to? Do you obsess about using your drug of choice on a daily basis?
Each of these factors alone are indications that you should consult the care and advice from a professional detoxification center. These symptoms are indicative of substance use disorder and are unlikely if not impossible to overcome on one’s own without professional help and a thoughtful, individualized treatment plan of action.
LIV Wellness Center is a place where those battling crippling drug and alcohol addiction can receive individualized detoxification treatment without the pain, discomfort or threat of withdrawal symptoms, cravings or relapse characteristic of detoxing without proper medical supervision.
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4949 S. Congress Ave
Lake Worth, FL 33461