Stimulants Detox Tennessee

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Stimulants Detox

At Detox West Tennessee, we understand how difficult stimulant withdrawal can be. We also know that it is a necessary step on the road to recovery. Substance use disorder takes a significant toll on the body, so it needs time to rest and recover when we stop using.

We provide a safe, judgment-free space for clients to begin the rest of their life. Detox is the first vital step into recovery. Although stimulant addiction can seem impossible to break, anything is possible with the right support.

According to research, around 22.5 million Americans are in recovery from Substance Use Disorder. That’s 6% of the population. If you’re struggling with stimulant addiction, we can help you become part of that community.

We support clients in mind and body in our treatment facility. We prioritize comfort and safety so that clients and their loved ones can rest assured that they are in the hands of recovery experts.

Stimulant Addiction

Stimulant use can lead to dependence and addiction. This can cause difficult withdrawal symptoms when a person tries to stop using. These withdrawal symptoms are a major barrier to recovery.

Anyone who has tried to quit using stimulants on their own knows how challenging it can be. Many people relapse because taking a stimulant drug seems to outweigh the challenges of withdrawal.

Though it seems like a quick fix, using stimulants again to overcome withdrawal makes the symptoms worse.

The severity of withdrawal depends on:

  • The amount of stimulants taken
  • Duration of use
  • The state of your physical and mental health before using

The longer you use stimulants, the more severe withdrawal will be.

Medical Detox for Stimulant Addiction

Stopping using allows your body to detox naturally. Our bodies are amazing machines with brilliant healing capabilities. In the long-term, detoxing will improve your quality of life. However, it can be uncomfortable and distressing in the short-term. We make sure we support your physical and mental health issues during this period.

You don’t need to tackle detox and withdrawal alone. Your outcomes are better if you don’t. The World Health Organization advises that detox take place in a supervised medical setting.

At Detox West Tennessee, we tailor our detox programs using the latest research and evidence in addiction recovery science. We provide around-the-clock medical and psychological support to each client.

What Are Stimulants?

Stimulant drugs speed up activity in the brain and central nervous system (CNS).

These drugs include:

  • Cocaine
  • Methamphetamine
  • Adderall
  • Ritalin
  • Concerta
  • Vyvanse
  • Bath salts such as MDPV and methadone

Stimulants affect the brain’s neurotransmitters. These are brain chemicals that send and receive signals between brain cells. When misused, stimulants create a sense of euphoria and increased focus and concentration.

Cocaine is a popular illegal stimulant. It is a Schedule II controlled substance by the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA). Prescription stimulants are used for conditions such as ADHD or narcolepsy. Adderall, Ritalin, and Concerta are in this class. However, a doctor’s prescription does not mean that a drug is entirely safe.

According to SAMHSA, people often misuse these drugs. People take these prescription drugs without an actual prescription. They often use them in nightclub and party settings due to the energy and feelings of euphoria they produce. Some college students also use them as a study aid due to their ability to increase focus.

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Heroin Detox Medications

Professional heroin detox typically involves medical intervention. Withdrawal itself is not life-threatening, but the symptoms can be so severe that they cause a person to relapse. They may take more than their body can handle and ultimately overdose.

Alternatively, a person might suffer from the mental and emotional symptoms of withdrawal, such as despair, hopelessness, and depression, and may end up attempting suicide.

Medical interventions can help to soothe withdrawal symptoms. They make the detox and withdrawal stage of recovery more comfortable. We use several medications to manage symptoms of heroin detox. These include:

  • Methadone
  • Naltrexone
  • Buprenorphine
  • Clonidine

Some of these are similar to heroin in the way they interact with the brain and body. This may seem counter-intuitive, but it is an important bridge between heroin use and complete sobriety.

Methadone for Heroin Detox

Methadone is one of the most popular pharmacological interventions used in heroin detox programs. It acts in a similar way to heroin. It reduces pain by binding to opioid receptors in the brain. Methadone is potentially addictive. Still, it is safe and effective when prescribed in a supervised clinical setting.

Methadone is given to clients once a day during detox and helps clients complete treatment programs by reducing withdrawal. The dose of methadone given is gradually reduced over time, which prevents the client from suffering from intense, acute withdrawal symptoms.

Naltrexone for Heroin Detox

Naltrexone is an opioid antagonist, which means that it blocks opioid receptors in the brain. It is prescribed to those in recovery who have completed the detox process. Naltrexone prevents a person from getting ‘high,’ even if they use opioids. As such, it reduces the desire to use.

Buprenorphine for Heroin Detox

Buprenorphine is also an opioid antagonist. It reduces the severity of opioid withdrawal and cravings. It is safe and effective when managed and prescribed in a clinical setting.

Clonidine for Heroin Detox

Clonidine helps clients feel more comfortable while going through withdrawal. It blocks chemical signals in the brain that increase activity in the sympathetic nervous system (SNS). In doing so, it reduces the uncomfortable and distressing symptoms of heroin withdrawal.

Clonidine reduces hot and cold sweats and restlessness. It can also reduce the severity of withdrawal anxiety and has shortens the time needed to complete the detoxification process.

Comprehensive Heroin Addiction Treatment at Detox West Tennessee

Detoxification is the first step on the path back to functional health. At our center, clients undergo detox followed by a comprehensive rehabilitation program. Rehabilitation is an essential part of any addiction treatment program. Our team of specialists can help you navigate a life of sobriety by offering a range of evidence-based therapies and maintenance medication throughout your stay in rehab.

Behavioral therapies improve one’s chance of successful recovery. At Detox West Tennessee, we offer each client a comprehensive rehab program. Each program is supported by behavioral therapies. These include group-based therapies, family therapies, and psychoeducation for relapse prevention.

Addiction left untreated can be fatal. Heroin is a life-threatening drug. Addiction requires expert professional support. If you or a loved one suffer from heroin addiction, reach out to us at Detox West Tennessee today.

We can help you arrange an appointment for your initial assessment and tailor a treatment program that suits your needs. With the right treatment, you no longer need to live hindered by heroin addiction. Health and happiness are achievable as long as you reach out for help.

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