Medically Monitored Alcohol and Drug Detox

Medically Monitored Alcohol and Drug Detox

Alcohol or drug detoxification is often the first step toward addiction recovery. It is important to begin this process with the help of professionally trained medical and addiction specialists who can ensure this period is as safe, comfortable and effective as possible.

Elements Behavioral Health offers medical detox under the 24/7 care of compassionate detox specialists. Our alcohol and drug detox programs vary by center but typically include:

  • Comprehensive physicals, psychiatric evaluations and medical history assessments
  • Experienced, licensed psychiatrists, medical and psychiatric nurses, and therapists who are specially trained in the physical and psychological aspects of detoxification and substance abuse
  • Onsite, 24/7 nursing staff that regularly monitors vital signs, runs appropriate labs and tests, and ensures client comfort
  • Evidence-based medications to ease withdrawal symptoms and cravings
  • Warmly decorated, welcoming home-like settings
  • A clinical approach that considers physical, mental and spiritual healing so clients are prepared to begin the work of recovery

Why Is Medical Detox Important?

Depending on the substance that’s been abused, the duration it has been used and the physical make-up of the individual, drug and alcohol detox withdrawal symptoms can range from uncomfortable to life-threatening. Medical staff can prescribe safe, scientifically proven medications to alleviate discomfort and help clients progress to the next stage of recovery.

Withdrawal symptoms depend on the substance and individual, but may include:

  • Convulsions and seizures
  • Intense cravings
  • Psychotic reactions
  • Headaches
  • Stomach pain
  • Fatigue
  • Anxiety or depression
  • Shaking
  • Irritability
  • Cardiac arrest
  • Insomnia
  • Nausea

Medical detox is different for everyone, but typically ranges from 2-10 days with less intense, more manageable withdrawal symptoms lingering over weeks or months depending on the individual and substance. A safe, supportive detox experience increases the chances that an individual will stay in treatment and be physically and mentally prepared to begin the work of recovery.

Ready to Begin a Better Life?

We’ll help you take this first important step in recovery. Learn more about some of our medical detox programs:

The RanchSM - Just 45 minutes outside of Nashville, clients recover among views of scenic rolling hills, ranches, barns, grazing horses and fiery sunsets. Following medical detox, stabilization and assessment, clients enter a treatment program grounded in experiential approaches and rich in spirituality and trauma-focused care.

COPACSM - This peaceful, rural campus east of Jackson, Mississippi offers ample opportunities for reflection and reconnection with oneself and others. Medically monitored detox prepares clients to embark on a multidisciplinary, medically guided recovery journey that seeks to heal every aspect of the person’s life, not just the drug problem.

The Right Step® - One of the largest private drug rehab centers in the Southwest, The Right Step network of addiction treatment programs offers medical detox and inpatient and outpatient substance abuse treatment options throughout Texas.

A better life awaits. Call now.

Contact Elements Behavioral Health

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