Treatment Services For Substance Use Disorders
Partnerships For Detox Programs At Epiphany Wellness
Medication-Assisted Detox Placement For Substance Abuse Recovery and Relief
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What Is Detox?
The detox process is essential to cleansing the body of harmful substances. As prescription medications, alcohol, and illicit substances evacuate the body, there are often a number of uncomfortable and even painful withdrawal symptoms. Detoxification allows your body to start fresh and restore your natural balance.
Medication-Assisted Detox: A More Comfortable Detoxification
Detox is often an uncomfortable and frightening experience. There may be fear and hesitation before beginning treatment. The cycle of withdrawal symptoms can be taxing on the body as well as your mental health.
Medication-Assisted Detox offers pain relief and symptom management under the care and direction of healthcare providers in a safe and tranquil treatment center. At Epiphany Wellness, we have curated partnerships with our region’s industry-leading detox centers. There, you will receive 24-hour support, medical monitoring, and medication assistance to experience relief from the symptoms of withdrawal.
Treatment begins as soon as you check into the facility. The medication-assisted inpatient treatment process will help to reduce the effects of withdrawal and allow you to experience a greater degree of comfort during detoxification.
Residential treatment for detox isn’t possible for everyone, either due to cost or time commitment. To ensure everyone has access to detox treatment, our partners with outpatient detox services will offer medication assistance without requiring you to stay.
What Substances Can Detox Help Me Recover From?
Medical detox treatment facilities are equipped to help you recover from a wide range of prescription, alcohol, and drug use issues. The evidence-based medication-assisted detoxification process will alleviate unpleasant withdrawal symptoms and help you find relief as you recover.
Drug Detox Program
- Illicit substances
Alcohol Detox Program
- Binge drinking
- Heavy drinking
Prescription Medication Detox Program
- Pain pills
- Anti-anxiety medications
Medical Detox With Epiphany Wellness Partners
There are several reliable and safe options for inpatient and outpatient detox programs. Our industry partners are the first line of defense against a substance use disorder. With two locations and counting, our mission is to see as many adults as possible safely navigate substance abuse treatment in a medically assisted recovery center.
Withdrawal and Detox Timelines
The process of detox will vary from client to client, depending on the substance and the severity of your disorder. For most substances, withdrawal symptoms begin within the first day after the last dose and peak in severity after a few days.
Attending a medical detox treatment program can accelerate the detox process and will help you experience fewer symptoms, experience physical and mental stabilization, reduce the severity of cravings, and give you relief during the most difficult moments.
How To Identify Alcohol Dependence
Withdrawal symptoms begin as soon as 6 to 8 hours after the last drink with mild symptoms such as stomach upset, mild anxiety, and headache. Symptoms can escalate to more severe issues such as high blood pressure, hallucinations, and seizures within a week to ten days. 
If left untreated, these symptoms can intensify or repeat after the next drinking episode, increasing the serious side effects and long-term health risks.
Benzodiazepine Detox Timeline
There are two types of Benzos, short-acting and long-acting. Short-acting Benzos include oxazepam, alprazolam, and temazepam, and long-acting benzos include diazepam and nitrazepam.
Withdrawal for short-acting benzos begins 1 to 2 days after the last dose and lasts for at least 2 weeks, and could last more than 4 weeks.
Withdrawal from long-acting benzos begins within 2 to 7 days after the last dose and can last anywhere from 2 to 8 weeks.
Opioid Detox Timeline
Similar to benzos, there are also two types of opioids, short-acting such as heroin, and long-acting opioids, such as methadone.
Symptoms of withdrawal from short-acting opioids begin within 8 to 24 hours after the last use and can last up to 4 to 10 days.
Symptoms of withdrawal from long-acting opioids begin within 12 to 48 hours after the last use and can last as long as 10 to 20 days.
What Medications Are Used In Medication-Assisted Detox?
According to official studies, the evidence proves that pharmacological treatment for substance misuse and dependence is successful. Some of the medications commonly prescribed by detox treatment providers include Suboxone® or methadone, partial agonists like buprenorphine, Vivitrol®, and in some cases, benzos (for alcohol dependence).
What’s the Difference Between Tapering and Medical Detox?
The detox process is a short-term process that serves to remove all substances from the body while managing uncomfortable symptoms. Once your body is stabilized, and your mind is clear, additional treatment or medications may be prescribed.
Tapering refers to long-term medication-assisted therapy, or MAT Therapy, that slowly and safely weans your body off of the harmful substance or alcohol. These medications, such as Subxone® or Vivitrol®, can be taken daily or injected monthly, depending on the severity of your disorder and the substance involved.
What Happens After Detox?
The scientific, medical, and mental healthcare fields all agree that detoxification is not the end of treatment. It is merely the transition between alcohol or substance dependence and reduced consumption.
Medical detox isn’t the end of the road, it’s the opportunity to begin the next phase of your recovery journey. It will help you reduce the risk of overdose and relapse. The evidence also confirms that it must be accompanied by therapy and behavioral health interventions to facilitate the best possible outcomes.
Once you’ve completed treatment at our detox facility partnerships, now is the time to begin a longer-term plan to help you maintain abstinence and recovery. Together, we’ll develop an individualized treatment plan and a full continuum of care that includes holistic and evidence-based therapies, group therapy, and practical support.
Depending on your specific needs, your next stop will be in structured outpatient treatment. At Epiphany Wellness, we offer both a Partial Hospitalization Program for full-day support and treatment as well as an Intensive Outpatient Program that offers more flexibility.
Frequently Asked Questions About Detox Centers
Quitting drugs cold turkey, is it safe? Can I Detox at Home?
In most cases, no. Depending on the substance involved, the symptoms of withdrawal can vary from mild to life-threatening. It is never safe to assume your symptoms will be manageable without addiction treatment.
Are There Different Types of Detox?
Yes. There are standard detox centers that merely provide a safe space and a support network, leaving you to manage symptoms on your own. A medical detox and rehab center offers 24/7 monitored attention, medication assistance to reduce cravings and relieve withdrawal symptoms, and access to medical professionals.
There are also inpatient detox facilities and outpatient detox facilities. Inpatient treatment options allow you to stay on-site while receiving treatment while outpatient services provide the same level of care but without requiring you to sleep in the facility.
Which one is best for you depends on a number of factors, including the substance involved, the severity of your disorder, the frequency of use, the presence of any co-occurring mental health disorders, and the expense.
What is the Cost of Drug Detox?
In many cases, the cost will be covered by health insurance. If not, Epiphany Wellness offers several affordable options to help mitigate the financial impact of treatment. To verify what your insurance will cover, contact our team today to be connected with the best detox solution for you.
What are some signs of your body detoxing?
The signs of detox or withdrawal depend on what substance is in your body, how much, and how frequently it’s consumed. However, there are many hallmarks of detox and withdrawal symptoms.
Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms
- Hand tremors
- Heavy sweating
- Increased heart rate
- High blood pressure
- Sleep disruption
- Nausea and vomiting
- Rapid body temperature changes
Drug Withdrawal Symptoms
- Sleep disruptions
- Rapid temperature changes
- Heavy sweating
- Muscle tension or cramps
- Watery nose and eyes
- Memory issues
- Lack of focus
- Depressive symptoms
- Boost in appetite
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