Addiction Detox Centers

Addiction Detox Centers

There are places in Texas and throughout the United States that focus on helping a person heal from the devastating effects of addiction. These addiction detox centers are designed to help a person deal with the acute symptoms of the withdrawal process. They are necessary services for people with substance use disorders.

Addiction Detox Centers are more commonly referred to as medical detoxification centers. It’s important to note that addiction is the most severe form of a substance use disorder. Some people will require the assistance of a detox facility to help the individual to become free from their substance use disorder.

Addiction Medical Detox Services

Summer Sky Treatment Center® offers people in Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma an opportunity to become alcohol and drug-free from addictive substances. Our addiction medical detox services are available to help stop your addiction withdrawal symptoms and help you or a family member to become free from addictions.

Detoxification from alcohol and other addictive drugs can be safely and effectively managed by entering one of our addiction detox centers. Our addiction detox centers are open 24 hours a day 7-days a week and people can access same-day admissions into our detox programs or residential treatment programs.

We provide access to 24-hour addiction detox medical care along with managing and stabilizing individuals from addiction withdrawal symptoms. Our multi-disciplinary medical and clinical treatment team will safely and effectively help you become addiction free from a substance use disorder.

Alcohol Withdrawal

Alcohol as a drug is used for euphoria and to reduce anxiety for people with an alcohol use disorder. While it is the most common substance used in Texas and the United States people do become addicted to this substance. People can experience harmful consequences and side effects once an individual develops an addiction to the substance. An estimated 76 million people worldwide have developed an alcohol use disorder.

People can experience an alcohol withdrawal syndrome after intentional or unintentional abrupt cessation of using the substance. An addiction detox center will interrupt the alcohol withdrawal syndrome to prevent seizures or delirium tremens (DT) from occurring. Most people are not aware that you can develop physical and psychological dependence by chronic misuse of the substance. The most severe alcohol health risk is liver damage, increased risk of cancers, and premature death so it makes sense that once someone recognizes they have developed an addiction to alcohol they see help from an addiction detox center.

Detoxification

The detoxification process normally consists of various components and procedures that are designed to help a person to manage their alcohol, prescription drug, or illicit drug problem. People who enter an addiction detox center will be evaluated and stabilized and then the treatment center will help the individual to prepare for other forms of substance use disorder treatment services.

While Detoxification is the first step in becoming free from an addictive substance it is normally only one part of the substance use disorder treatment process. The transition to other forms of treatment will be based on the intensity of needed services and the patient’s overall health needs. It is a good idea for people who have completed the detoxification process to transition to other forms of substance use treatment or addiction rehabilitation services.

Substance-Related Disorders

Substance-related disorders can develop from continuous usage of the below types of substances. While each one of the substances will have its withdrawal syndrome, it is often a good idea to seek help from an addiction detox center to help with managing the withdrawal symptoms that will emerge after discontinuing their usage.

Common Classes of Drugs

  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine
  • Cannabis
  • Hallucinogens
  • Phencyclidine or Arylcyclohexylamines (Ketamine, Anesthetics)
  • Inhalants
  • Opioids
  • Sedatives
  • Hypnotics and Anxiolytics
  • Stimulants (amphetamine-type substance, cocaine, methamphetamines)
  • Tobacco
  • Other unknown substances or prescription drugs

It is important to note that since there are thousands of drugs in existence and most drugs that are ingested in an overabundance manner have the potential to activate the brain’s reward system. The excessive and repeated usage of addictive substances can reinforce behaviors associated with the production of memories. This can produce an intense activation of the brain’s reward system that could disrupt everyday activities and the individual will seek out more of the addictive substance to satisfy this activation of the reward system.

Therefore, addiction detox treatment and substance use disorder treatment is so critical to helping someone with an addiction to alcohol or drugs. While an addiction detox center is used to manage withdrawal symptoms it is always a good idea for an individual to seek substance use disorder treatment following discharge from a medical detoxification program.

Substance-Induced Disorders

Sometimes people experience disruptions as a result of repeated and continuous alcohol or drug usage. The most common types of substance-induced disorders are listed below:

  • Intoxication
  • Withdrawal
  • Substance/Medication-induced mental disorders
  • Substance-induced psychotic disorder
  • Substance-induced depressive disorder

Intoxication

Most people have witnessed someone who was in an intoxicated state from alcohol or drugs. We have all seen the loss of coordination, stumbling, or swaying. When you look into the individuals’ eyes you may notice bloodshot looks. The individual’s speech may be slurred or louder than usual and at other times they may become belligerent or begin to cry for no apparent reason.

Did you know that intoxication is a form of poisoning? You may have never thought of intoxication from this viewpoint. When looking at alcohol or drugs as the poison it’s not hard to make the connection that if you consume enough of an addictive substance, it can cause death, injury, or become harmful to organs, tissues, and cells in the body.

Therefore, addiction detox centers in Texas and across the United States pay close attention to the toxic buildup of an addictive substance in someone’s body. The detox process involves monitoring the intoxication levels of the individual who has entered for medical detoxification. The medical staff at a detox center will observe for signs and symptoms of potential overdose or dangerous levels of intoxication. Intoxication can be reversible if things are monitored correctly, and the symptoms managed.

Withdrawal

Typically, an individual who has developed a substance use disorder will experience substance use withdrawal symptoms. To avoid experiencing withdrawal symptoms many people who have intense desires or urges to use addictive substances may go to great lengths to avoid experiencing the withdrawal process. To avoid experiencing withdrawal symptoms someone addicted to alcohol or drugs will intentionally consume an addictive substance repeatedly to avoid experiencing these uncomfortable symptoms.

Some people may have a history of addiction and are quite aware of the withdrawal process while other people may not even be aware of the withdrawal syndrome. People who use drugs intravenously, smoke, or internasal (Inhale) substances do experience more intense intoxication and can increase the likelihood of experiencing withdrawal symptoms during the detox process. The old idea of it’s not what you ingest, but how you ingest a substance does seem to impact the intensity of the withdrawal symptoms.

General Alcohol Signs & Symptoms of the Withdrawal Syndrome

Anxiety Agitation Irritability
Restlessness Lack of appetite Nausea
Vomiting Tremor (shakiness) Elevated heart rate
Increased blood pressure Insomnia Intense dreaming
Nightmares Poor concentration Impaired memory
Impaired Judgement Increased sensitivity to sound Increased sensitivity to light
Tactile sensations Hallucinations auditory Hallucinations visual
Hallucinations Touch Delusions Paranoid thoughts
Paranoid Persecutory Paranoid Delusions Fears (real or imagined)
Varies Anxious Feelings Suspicions Seizures

 

The above listing is a sample of common withdrawal symptoms; however, it is a general listing only of some of the most common symptoms people experience. Other addictive substances or prescription drugs do display specific withdrawal symptoms.

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