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If you want to receive safe, comfortable, and most effective drug or alcohol detox, then you can rely on Channel Islands Rehab to the proper services you're looking for. Our mission is to help you have a comfortable and painless substance use withdrawal, achieve your recovery goals, and live a healthy, productive life.

What is drug and alcohol detoxification?

This generally refers to the procedure of removing toxins from the body. It involves the period that your body is allowed to metabolize or process any drug or alcohol in the system to clear their toxic influence. This process separates into two types which include:

  • Medically supervised (medically assisted) withdrawal
  • Clinically managed (social) withdrawal

The clinically managed option involves non-medical strategy, which may consist of several treatment approaches such as peer encouragement and professional care throughout the process. Medically supervised options, as the name suggests, involves the use of specific prescription drugs to help alleviate harmful withdrawal symptoms that you may experience during the process. The best option will depend on several factors, including:

  • Type of substance you're addicted to
  • The severity of your addiction
  • Family history
  • Genetic makeup
  • Underlying mental health issues
  • Method of abuse
  • Your desirable choice

Types of medications used to treat drug and alcohol withdrawal

There's a wide range of effective medicines used to relieve to devastating withdrawal symptoms. These medications are safe and approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration to treat drug or alcohol addiction during detox and recovery. These medications include:

  • Acamprosate
  • Benzodiazepines
  • Naltrexone
  • Disulfiram
  • Antidepressants
  • Anticonvulsants such as Tegretol
  • Anti-nausea medications

Only an addiction specialist can prescribe these drugs, and we advise against self-medication. This is because when you self-medicate and take wrong doses, take at the wrong time or take inconsistently, you can experience harmful side effects, which may even worsen your condition.

Benefits of medically assisted drug and alcohol withdrawal

A drug or alcohol dependency can be a challenging habit to break, and in most cases, withdrawal symptoms can be painful and life-threatening. An effective withdrawal process should be medically supervised in a professional environment to ensure safety and comfort to the person in recovery throughout the procedure.

When you choose to beat substance abuse disorder, you can seek out the help of our comprehensive medically-supervised drug and alcohol withdrawal program. There're numerous benefits of attending this program which include:

  • Professional support
  • It's life-saving
  • Ease the uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms
  • Discover and treat co-occurring disorders
  • Nutritional support
  • Physical exercise to promote early recovery
  • Behavioral therapies

Let's help you overcome an alcohol or drug dependency

If you or someone you love is struggling with substance abuse disorder, then worry no more. We're here to offer you safe and comfortable withdrawal, followed by in-depth, evidence-based addiction treatment programs to help you achieve your recovery goals.

Make a life-changing decision by letting Channel Islands Rehab provide you with the most advanced, safe, and effective drug and alcohol detox for a successful recovery. Please contact us to schedule an appointment. We're nearby and waiting to help you.

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