Medical detox, also known as, withdrawal management, is often a necessary step in helping to manage the physical symptoms of addiction. There are several types of medications that ARC utilizes to help relieve symptoms of withdrawal.There is a wide range of symptoms an individual can experience during detox. Symptoms of withdrawal can include:
When the body becomes dependent on a substance, removal of the substance can cause physical, psychological, and behavioral symptoms.
Medical detoxification provides a safe environment for withdrawal from drugs or alcohol under medical supervision. When/if necessary, you receive medication to relieve some symptoms associated with detox. This can make detox safer and easier to get through than if you tried to do it on your own. Medical detox won’t help you avoid all of these symptoms, but it can reduce their severity and allow you to detox in a comfortable environment.
The duration of medical of medical detoxification varies from person to person. That said, the time range tends to be 5 days to two weeks. Medical Detox phase will occur while in ARC’s Residential setting in Phase 1: 30 to 60 days (length varies depending on client needs).