Medication-Assisted Detox

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True Life Recovery Medically Supervised Detoxification Program

When you seek treatment for addiction, detox is the first step you will take. Drugs and alcohol addiction can change physical and psychological functioning. As a result, many people require professional help to get clean and learn how to live without drugs and alcohol.

When someone is addicted to a substance and they stop using it, they will suffer from withdrawal symptoms because the body has become accustomed to functioning with the substance in its system. The body will crave more of the drug. If it doesn’t receive it, the brain goes into overdrive and the person will experience an extreme reversal of symptoms relative to the effects of the drug. The signs of withdrawal develop a short time after the user stops taking the drug and it affects the person’s body and mind until the body and brain stabilize. Detoxification, or detox for short, is the period of time that it takes for the body to get rid of the substance and return to normal.

Detox of substances will begin to happen automatically once the user stops using, but the withdrawal symptoms can pose a risk to the person. Therefore, it’s recommended that they seek the help of medical professionals in a detox center in order to receive medical help should problems arise. In a detox treatment center, patients receive the monitoring, medication assistance, and support that they may need to make the withdrawal process safer and more comfortable.


Individualized Detox Program

Our medically-supervised detox program focus on the mind, body & spirit.


Safe & Comfortable Withdrawal

Recover in a safe, peaceful, and comfortable home-like atmosphere.


24/7 Medical Care & Support

Dedicated team of counselors and nurses to provide care & support 24/7.

01. WHAT

What Is Detoxification?

Generally speaking, detoxification is the process in which your body rids itself of drugs or alcohol. If your body is accustomed to functioning with substances in its system and then those substances are abruptly discontinued, you will have withdrawal symptoms. You may have an idea of what these symptoms feel like if you have ever had a hangover (a very mild level of withdrawal) or had a break in your drug use. Detox is the process of your body recalibrating itself to function without substances. Medically supervised detox ensures your safety and comfort as you go through this process. 


What Are the Different Types of Detox?

At True Life Recovery, our caring and supportive staff will help you through your detox treatment. In detox, you will be monitored regularly, including your vital signs and medical check-ups, by medical professionals to make sure that you are safe and as comfortable as possible. We offer detox treatment for drugs and alcohol including:

We offer detox for drugs and alcohol including:


Process of Detoxification

The process of detoxification has three basic steps at True Life Recovery, evaluation, stabilization, and determination of further treatment.


The first step involves a thorough evaluation by one of our qualified clinicians. This step helps us determine the extent of your addiction and how to best treat it. We hope to identify any underlying medical or psychological issues that may be co-occurring with your substance use disorder.


Stabilization is the step when physical detox from the substances you’ve been using occurs. During this step, you may be prescribed medication and given other supplements to help you manage the discomfort of the symptoms.

Determination of further treatment

Detox is only the first step of recovery. After your body is free of substances, it’s likely that further treatment programs will be recommended. Our experienced addiction specialists will help you determine the best course of action for your continued treatment.


How Long Does Detox Takes To Finish

Detox is different for each individual. Because drugs and alcohol are all different and they affect the body in different ways, the duration of detox can vary widely. However, there are some general timeframes based on the type of substance:


The acute phase of alcohol detox is usually one to two weeks.

Cocaine and Other Stimulants

Cocaine and methamphetamines enter and leave the system quickly. Detox for these types of drugs usually last one to several days.


Detox from heroin and prescription painkillers can take anywhere from a day to several weeks.


The acute phase of barbiturate withdrawal usually passes within two weeks.

These timeframes are averages, your detox may be quite different.


What Are the Side Effects of Detox?

When someone develops a physical dependence on drugs or alcohol, they will usually begin to experience withdrawal symptoms when they stop using the substance. This is because the body has become accustomed to having the substance in its system. Individuals may experience detox symptoms differently, depending on the substance and how they have used it. Here are some of the common withdrawal symptoms of various substances:

Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms

  • Headache
  • Sweating
  • Anxiety
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Increased heart rate
  • Increased blood pressure
  • Irritability
  • Confusion
  • Insomnia
  • Nightmares
  • Tremors
  • Fever
  • Seizures
  • Coma
  • Death

Cocaine and Other Stimulant Withdrawal Symptoms

  • Irritability
  • Hypersomnia
    (excessive sleeping)
  • Exhaustion
  • Increased appetite
  • Anxiety
  • Restlessness
  • Depression
  • Dysphoria
  • Cravings

Opiate Withdrawal Symptoms

  • Runny nose and
    tearing eyes
  • Body and muscle aches
  • Increased anxiety
  • Elevated heart rate
  • Fever
  • High blood pressure
  • Excessive sweating
  • Excessive yawning
  • Insomnia
  • Irritability
  • Cravings

Barbiturate Withdrawal Symptoms

  • Euphoric feeling
  • Drowsiness or sluggishness
  • Staggering or trouble walking
  • Altered mental state
  • Mood swings
  • Slurred speech
  • Emotional instability
  • Confusion
  • Impaired judgment
  • Clammy or sweaty skin
  • Irritability
  • Low respiratory rate
  • Shallow breathing
  • Paranoia
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Coma
  • Death

06. FIND

How to Find the Right Detox Program

Finding the right detox program for your situation and needs can be challenging. However, it’s an important part of getting better. Look for a program where you think you will be the most comfortable and where you’ll get the support and care you need. Check the qualifications of the staff to make sure that they are knowledgeable and well-trained to care for patients who are detoxing from drugs and alcohol. Don’t be afraid to ask questions and express any concerns you have.

At True Life Recovery, we have a compassionate and qualified staff that will be with you every step of the way through your detox treatment. Our recovery center is quiet, comfortable, and has a home-like feel that allows you to place all your focus on your recovery.

07. COST

How Much Does Detox Costs?

At True Life Recovery, our detox treatment program costs include around-the-clock medical supervision and monitoring, intake evaluation, room and board in a private or shared room, therapy and counseling sessions, and all meals that are prepared fresh daily. Because every individual’s detox program is different, the exact costs for detox vary. One of our admissions specialists may be able to provide you with an estimated cost for your program.


How to Pay for Detox Program

For many people who want to stop using drugs or alcohol, they think that the cost of treatment is too much to get help. However, in most cases, detox is actually affordable. Most people who attend a detox program have part of the cost covered by their health insurance coverage. Other options for payment include personal savings, loans from family or friends, bank loans, or a combination of those. 

At True Life Recovery, we are committed to making our detox treatment programs as accessible as possible. We accept most insurance plans and will work with patients so that treatment costs are not a limiting factor to individuals who want to improve their health and well-being by getting clean. If you’re ready to accept help for your drug or alcohol addiction, we’re ready to help. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Addiction is a complicated, irrational and multi-faceted disease. Addiction is a chronic disease of the brain that is persisting, recurring and difficult to stop. Addiction is not a moral failing or a lack of will power. Nobody chooses to be an addict. Experimenting with drugs and alcohol may lead to addiction in certain people. People basically use drugs or alcohol to relax, escape or reward themselves. A potential addiction occurs and is more likely in people who have an addictive personality caused by biology, environment or socially or are predisposed through heredity. These people don’t just feel good after using they feel so good they chase the feeling and the substance.

Signs of Addiction:

  • Increased Tolerance & Intense Urges
  • Physical or Emotional Withdrawal Symptoms
  • Negative Consequences
  • Unsuccessful Attempts to Stop
  • Too Much Time Spent Seeking Next High
  • Addiction without the proper professional help can be terminal.

If you cannot control or stop using alcohol or drugs and your use is affecting your life adversely regarding health, self-esteem, family, employment, friends even law enforcement it’s probably time to consider a recovery program for yourself.

The first step after deciding to take control of your life back is to detox. Detoxing from an addiction is the first step in changing your life.

A “cold turkey” approach is not recommended because of the physical problems that may arise. In our experience people who try going cold turkey usually disappoint themselves and relapse. Detox should never be attempted at home or without medical supervision at a licensed detox treatment facility.

At True Life Recovery, we medically manage your detox stay and provide you with as pain-free and safe experience as possible. We manage the physical effects of withdrawal, give you a safe comfortable supportive environment with proper food and emotional support.

When an individual determines to live life clean and sober the first step is detox.

The next phase is adjusting to abstinence. Lasting recovery means behavioral changes that support your journey. Talking it out in a private or public support system will assist in recovery.

Active involvement in support groups such as AA or NA are recommended.

There are many drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers also available to assist individuals to learn new coping skills and focus on their recovery. As well, your religious organization may be of great support.

Addiction is a chronic disease, therefore the goal is a long-term successful management of the disease.

Detoxification from drugs or alcohol varies depending on the type, the level of abuse, and the individual client’s health.

In general, detox will take 3 to 10 days.

When you speak with one of our True Life Recovery representatives they will begin to assess your dependency and will give you a good idea of what timeline to expect to stay.

Costs include 24-hour supervision and monitoring, room and board in a private or shared room, intake evaluation, counseling and therapy sessions as well as nutritious food freshly prepared daily.

For anyone worried that the wrong person will find out that you are going through a detox program – don’t be. Deciding to become clean and sober is a very personal issue and we highly respect individual rights. We do not give out personal information, have and maintain a very strict confidentiality policy.

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