Detox services at Safe Haven Recovery are performed on an outpatient level. Detox is the first phase of Florida addiction treatment. Essentially, outpatient detox allows clients to visit the center for detox services during the day, then return to rehab housing at night. As a result, outpatient detox treatment offers fewer disruptions to daily schedules. At the same time, it provides a similar level of safety and efficacy as inpatient detoxification. Our Miami detox center is professionally staffed with a Medical Director, Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) and Registered Nurses.
In order to minimize the possible danger of the withdrawal symptoms associated with drugs and alcohol, clients must first undergo medical detoxification. During the detox process, our medical staff will order medications such as suboxone and utilize other medications in a safe and highly supervised environment. Additionally, our Florida detox center staff will also perform a comprehensive evaluation to diagnose any co-occurring mental illness. Subsequently, if a co-occurring disorder is uncovered, our Florida drug rehab team will create an initial treatment plan that will address these specific issues:
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 it would ever take place in an outpatient detox setting. 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.
Our Florida detox center treats mild to moderately severe withdrawal symptoms. Furthermore, we know how difficult it can be to want to stop using drugs but be too 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