The use of other drugs may be needed to ensure the treatment is a success and that withdrawal symptoms are eased. Using additional medication can help the patient stay sober. Some people striving to quit drugs or alcohol relapse since they cannot deal with withdrawal side effects. A patient can be put on these medications for the relief of withdrawal symptoms either as an in or out patient. The adjustment of dosage in treatment is only made for user to achieve proper soberness.
Some medicines can imitate the symptoms of habit-forming drugs, which alleviates withdrawal effects and cravings.
The body has to get rid of the last remnants of the drug in the first stage of recovery. This is cleansing or detox. It depends on the drug that how last the detox will be, for some days or some weeks.
The detox period is made difficult by the withdrawal symptoms that result from denying the body the drug it has become accustomed to. The exact nature of the drug use will determine how severe the withdrawal symptoms will be. Long-time drug users who took massive doses experience the most severe withdrawal symptoms.
The patient may experience horrible symptoms during detox. They may include:
There are a list of different medications that can be used during detox. The doctor might recommend a patient to take some of the following:
People who are detoxing from alcohol or Benzodiazepines for instance Valium or Xanax must never leave "cold turkey" in middle as their withdrawal sign can be fatal. Complications from other drugs can arise but are not considered life threatening. There is a complete surety of success and security in detox.
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The period of withdrawal signs range from several weeks to months depending on the extended time of abusing alcohol regularly. These symptoms that last a long time are also known as Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome (PAWS).
With treatments such as maintenance therapy, the PAWS can be relieved as well as the cravings and they may also make the user unable to stomach alcohol. The medication is usually taken as a single pill once a day.
Alcohol addiction medication includes:
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Heroin, Morphine and narcotic painkillers like Oxycontin are all Opiates. The cravings and withdrawal symptoms of recovering from opiate addiction can be eased by some medications. Opiate and Heroin are available in tablet forms.
Withdrawal from Opiate use can go on for only a week for some people. Long- term withdrawal symptoms can be experienced by some people. Cases of withdrawal symptoms that have lasted for months and even years have been recorded. To completely stop the urges to take drugs and the PAWS, it helps to be on replacement medicines for an extended period. Ex-patients can use these medicines as long as they want.
For Heroin and painkillers these are some medicines:
Some people pick detoxification on their own. Detoxing with no medical supervision, it is difficult as well as risky. To gain sobriety with no added health issues or risk of relapsing, a medically supervised detox is the best and safest mode. Medical detoxification is necessary for people dependent on alcohol or Benzodiazepines.
It is wise to start the first step in addiction treatment with a medically supervised detox program.
Health problems can be improve through supervised detox. The treating therapist monitors a rehab patient's vital signs like pulse, temperature, breathing rate and fluid levels in a medically supervised treatment. Medical staff are on hand to make the patient as comfortable as possible. Doctors adjust the medication for long-term program and as per the need of patients.
Medically supervised detoxification is also important for people with other health problems. Hypertension is a risk complication for patients going through detox, and the medical profession best handles it. Any complications can either be prevented or sorted out quickly during a medical detox.
In residential rehabilitation, detoxification is always part of the program. In some circumstances, inpatient rehabilitation takes from 30 to 90 days. The patient is placed under consistent monitoring and observation the first week of rehab which is very crucial. To improve the odds of recovering successfully, rehabilitation usually includes treatments such as behavioural therapy.
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