When people use addictive drugs, their bodies build a tolerance and adapt over time. How long this process takes and the specific changes that occur are different for everyone. However, after they develop dependency or addiction, it’s impossible to stop using without going through withdrawal. To make the process easier and safer, Santé Center for Healing customizes medical detox according to each person’s needs.
What Is Medical Detox?
Medical detox is perhaps the most important of our levels of addiction treatment services. It’s the process through which people with addiction allow the drugs that they take to leave their bloodstream. It’s the same process as withdrawal, but it occurs in a detox or rehab facility under medical supervision. Without assistance, the symptoms are unpleasant and could even be dangerous.
The doctors and nurses at Santé Center for Healing help clients handle the withdrawal symptoms. Our around-the-clock care ensures that they stay safe and as comfortable as possible. We monitor vitals, perform withdrawal assessments and provide general medical care. We may use medicines to make symptoms less severe and decrease the risk for complications.