Detox services at Safe Haven Recovery are on a referral basis. In other words, we do not offer an inpatient detox currently, but, refer clients to nearby quality detox centers. In this environment, we assist our clients every step of the way and help them with admission, travel and transportation. Detox is the first phase of Florida addiction treatment, and we will work closely with you to ensure a smooth process.
Detoxing from alcohol or benzodiazepines can have serious health consequences and should only be done with proper medical supervision. Furthermore, medical supervision is essential for detox. It will also help make you as comfortable as possible during this difficult phase of addiction treatment.
Detox must happen, but it doesn’t have to be painful or anxiety ridden. Admitting you have a problem with alcohol is shameful enough without suffering any increased embarrassments in the detox process. For this reason, Safe Haven Recovery refers our clients to leading area detox facilities that provide a safe and relaxed atmosphere for you to begin your road to addiction recovery.
During the detox process, detox centers will order medications such as suboxone and utilize other medications in a safe and highly supervised environment. Additionally, our Florida addiction treatment center partners will also perform a comprehensive evaluation for each client.
Alcohol: Depending on the severity of physical dependence, alcohol withdrawal can be dangerous and require medical supervision. Alcohol detox should only take place in an outpatient setting after a medical professional has determined it is safe to do so. for example, alcohol withdrawal symptoms usually occur within 6 to 24 hours after the last drink. Symptoms can peak within 36 to 72 hours, and people may feel the effects for 2 to 10 days.
Benzodiazepines: Like alcohol, severe benzodiazepine withdrawal presents serious risks and would require similar medical clearance before step-down outpatient treatment. Additionally, withdrawal from short-acting benzos such as Xanax typically continues for 2 to 4 weeks or longer. Conversely, withdrawal from longer-acting benzos such as diazepam (Valium) can begin between 2 and 7 days after the last dose and may continue for up to 8 weeks.
Opioids: Detoxing from opioids can be extremely uncomfortable but does not carry the same health risks as benzodiazepines or alcohol. As such, withdrawal symptoms for short-acting opioids such as heroin typically occur within 8 to 24 hours after the last use and can last 4 to 10 days. Consequently, withdrawal symptoms for long-acting opioids can occur last for up to 20 days.
Stimulants (e.g. cocaine, meth): Stimulant withdrawal effects may be seen within 24 hours of last use, with some of the effects lasting for 3 to 5 days.
Marijuana: Marijuana withdrawal is generally mild; symptoms typically start between 1 to 3 days after the last use, peak between days 2 and last only for a few days.
Florida detox centers treat mild to severe withdrawal symptoms. Furthermore, They know how difficult it can be to want to stop using drugs but be afraid of withdrawal sickness. The mere thought of drug withdrawal often creates anxiety for addicts. For many, difficult withdrawals are what drive addicts to continue to use. Moreover, withdrawal symptoms can vary depending on individual body chemistry, quantity of drugs, and the type of drug. However, there are several withdrawal symptoms that are common to those suffering from drug and alcohol withdrawal. These include:
- Trembling and shaking
- Nausea and vomiting
- Cold sweats and chills
- Hot flashes
- Moodiness and agitation
- Decreased appetite