There are many drugs which are used in addiction treatment programs to relieve withdrawal side effects and decrease the chances of relapse. Staying sober can be much easier for a recovering addict with the help of medication. Intensive and most severe withdrawal symptoms cause many to go back to taking drugs. A patient can be put on these medications for the relief of withdrawal symptoms either as an in or out patient. To give the patient the best chance of recovering, a doctor may adjust the dosage of the medication gradually during the treatment.
Relief of withdrawal can be found in other drugs that mimic the effects of the drug they are addicted to.
The user need to get free themselves from the drug in the early stage of recovery. This is known as the detoxification time. Depending on what drug one has been taking and for how long, the rehab process can take many days to many weeks.
Dealing with withdrawal side effects is frequently the hardest part of detoxification. The intensity of withdrawal symptoms differs according to the history of drug abuse. Long-time drug users who took massive doses experience the most severe withdrawal symptoms.
The patient may experience horrible symptoms during detox. Some of these are:
There are a list of different medications that can be used during detox. The medicines which are given by doctors in detox are:
People recovering from alcohol, Valium or Xanax addiction should never try to quit on their own since detoxing from alcohol or benzodiazepines can lead to death. The fact is there are always some difficulties associated with drug withdrawal but every withdrawal is not so deadly. Detox should be carried out with medical help from professionals.
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Regular abusers of alcohol can suffer prolonged withdrawal symptoms that can last for weeks or even months. This event is known as post-acute or prolonged withdrawal syndrome (PAWS).
Maintenance treatment can alleviate PAWS and can curb cravings or make the addict incapable to take alcohol. Patient take these tablets every day.
Recovery from alcohol addiction involves medication such as:
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Morphine, Heroin and narcotic painkillers such as OxyContin are all opiates. Medication for Opiates and Heroin can ease the urges and craving and other withdrawal symptoms during detox. These medications are usually taken daily in tablet form.
Some recovering addicts only go through withdrawal from Heroin and Opiate drugs for just a week. Long-term withdrawal symptoms may also be experienced by others. Withdrawal symptoms can last for months or even years for some people. 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:
A few people detox all alone. This isn't just more difficult, it is also more risky than a medical detoxing. You can become sober once again through medical detox in relaxed surroundings. Some addictions such as alcohol or benzos are more suited to medical detox.
Treatment for any substance addiction should start with medically supervised detoxification.
Health problems can be improve through supervised detox. The patient's vital signs and fluid levels can be monitored by a doctor. Doctors assist alleviate any pain the patient can be passing through. Depending on what the patient needs, the doses for their medication can be changed accordingly and plans can also be made for long term treatment.
Other health problems can make detox more complex, therefore, medical detox should be sought. Hypertension is a risk complication for patients going through detox, and the medical profession best handles it. Doctors can spot impending problems and treat them early.
Inpatient rehab often includes detox. In some circumstances, inpatient rehabilitation takes from 30 to 90 days. In treatment, the first week usually involves detoxification during which the patient must be closely monitored. Rehab includes behavioural therapy to give the patient a better chance to understand how they can stay sober.
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