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Drug Detox at Bold Steps

When starting your recovery journey, you will need to go through detoxification. This process allows your body to rid itself of substances while managing withdrawal symptoms. At Bold Steps, our medical detox program provides 24/7 support in a tranquil, monitored environment.

What Is Drug Detox?

Drug detox is the process of allowing the body to eliminate addictive substances while managing associated withdrawal symptoms. This first stage of addiction treatment helps break physical dependence.

Drug detox is the process of allowing the body to eliminate addictive substances while managing associated withdrawal symptoms. This first stage of addiction treatment helps break physical dependence.

  • Timeline Varies

Detox timelines depend on the substance, amount used, and individual factors. Most cases last 5-10 days, though it can take weeks for the body to fully stabilize. Our staff monitors progress closely.

  • Withdrawal Symptom Management

Common withdrawal effects include nausea, anxiety, insomnia and body aches. We use approved medications and holistic therapies to relieve symptoms and cravings as toxins clear the body.

When Drug Detox Is Necessary

  • Severe Addiction

For those battling severe drug addiction, detox is a crucial first step towards sobriety. When substance abuse has become uncontrollable, professional help is needed to safely rid the body of toxic substances. Withdrawal symptoms can be intense, making it extremely difficult to quit “cold turkey” without medical supervision.

  • Health Complications

Prolonged drug use often leads to serious health issues. Detoxing allows the body to begin healing and restoring vital functions. Medical detox manages uncomfortable or potentially dangerous withdrawal side effects. This comprehensive care helps stabilize the patient’s physical and mental condition.

  • Court Order

In some cases, a court may order an individual to complete a detox program, such as after a drug-related offense. Complying with the legal mandate through a qualified facility is necessary to avoid further penalties. Detox fulfills part of mandated addiction treatment requirements.

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With professional counseling, coping tools, medical intervention, and community support, sobriety is possible.

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Why choose Bold Steps Behavioral Health?

COMMUNITY

You never walk alone. From 1:1 counseling to group talk therapy, we cultivate an environment of compassion and support

DIGNITY

We take a holistic view of patients during the recovery process, providing individualized care with an emphasis on comfort and respect.

HARMONY

Recovery touches every part of your life, and we give clients the tools and mindset they need to thrive in work, life, and relationships.

The Process of Detoxification

Withdrawal Symptoms

During detox, you will likely experience withdrawal symptoms as your body rids itself of the substances. Common symptoms include nausea, sweating, anxiety, insomnia, and muscle aches. The intensity depends on the substance and length of use.

Timeline

The detox timeline varies, but most programs last 5-14 days. Opioid and alcohol withdrawal tend to be more intense initially, peaking around 72 hours. Stimulant withdrawal may involve more protracted cravings and mood disruptions.

Medical Monitoring

At Bold Steps, detox occurs under 24/7 medical supervision to ensure your safety and provide relief medications as needed. Our team offers emotional support to help you get through this challenging but necessary first step.

How Long Does Detox Take?

The duration of drug detox varies based on the substance used, length and severity of addiction. Typically, detox can last anywhere from a few days to several weeks.

Factors Affecting Detox Timeline

  • Type of substance abused (e.g. alcohol, opioids, stimulants)
  • Amount and frequency of use
  • Individual’s metabolism and overall health
  • Whether medications are used to ease withdrawal symptoms

Common Detox Durations

  • Alcohol: 5-10 days
  • Opioids: 5-10 days
  • Stimulants: 2-10 days
  • Benzodiazepines: 10-20 days

Longer-acting substances like methadone may require a month or more for complete detox. Medical professionals monitor vitals throughout to ensure safety. While uncomfortable, detox is a crucial first step towards sobriety.

Side Effects and Withdrawal Symptoms

During detox, you may experience various withdrawal symptoms as your body rids itself of the substance(s) you were dependent on. These can range from mild to severe, depending on factors like the substance used, length of use, and your overall health.

Physical Symptoms

Common physical withdrawal symptoms include nausea, vomiting, tremors, muscle aches, and insomnia. More serious symptoms like seizures or delirium tremens (in alcohol withdrawal) require medical supervision.

Psychological Symptoms

You may also experience psychological effects like anxiety, depression, irritability, and intense cravings for the substance. Mood swings and difficulty concentrating are common.

While uncomfortable, these symptoms are temporary and signal your body is healing. With comprehensive detox treatment and support, you can manage withdrawal safely and start your recovery journey. Reach out to Bold Steps today to learn more about our evidence-based detox protocols tailored to your unique needs.

 

Medically Assisted Treatment (MAT)

Comprehensive Support

Medically assisted treatment (MAT) combines behavioral therapy and FDA-approved medications to provide a whole-patient approach during detox. This comprehensive support helps manage withdrawal symptoms and cravings.

Safe and Effective

The medications used in MAT are safe and effective when taken as prescribed. They work by normalizing brain chemistry, relieving withdrawal, and blocking the euphoric effects of opioids.

Tailored Treatment Plans

At Bold Steps, our care team will work closely with you to develop an individualized MAT plan. Factors like substance history and co-occurring disorders will be considered for the optimal medication and dosage.

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Begin Your Journey to Recovery Today

As you approach drug detox, you can expect an emotional and physically challenging journey. Withdrawal symptoms may be uncomfortable or even painful at times. However, the compassionate medical staff at Bold Steps will support you through the process with medications to ease symptoms and around-the-clock care. Take things one moment at a time, focusing on your reasons for seeking treatment and your hopes for sobriety. Detox is just the first step toward the brighter future you deserve. Take the first step toward recovery and contact us at 717.896.1880 today.