If you have a substance use disorder (SUD), you may need support as you begin to withdraw from drugs or alcohol. Withdrawal management, sometimes called detox, is an important step in the recovery journey as you establish your earliest days of sobriety. It’s not a step you have to take alone. Withdrawal management, medically supervised detox and social detox can all be critical elements of recovery. Centerstone offers withdrawal management services at differing levels, depending on the needs and treatment plans of our patients.
Sometimes, the withdrawal process from drugs and alcohol can cause people to develop hallucinations, convulsions or other serious medical conditions. During detox, patients can benefit from close supervision that helps prevent medical complications and provides a variety of supportive care when needed.
Depending on your level of need, you may require medically supervised detoxification where you are medically supervised by a team of doctors, nurses, and counselors who ensure you stay safe and comfortable. With medical detox, you will receive a medical exam and lab work through the process, which can take several days to a week or longer. Medical detox can take place within our hospital or residential treatment centers.
Another option for detox is social detoxification which is offered at our residential treatment facilities. Social detox is similar to medical detox, however, it rarely involves medication or the need for a full medical team. With social detox, you still have access to counselors to help you through the process.
Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) involves the combination of medication and behavioral health services to treat opioid use disorders. At Centerstone, we used FDA-approved medications like buprenorphine, methadone and naltrexone. Research shows that a combination of medication and therapy can be successful in addressing opioid use disorders and help sustain recovery. Through the use of MAT, patients can experience:
Not all locations offer all three MAT medications – the availability can vary by state or clinic. To find out which medications are offered in your state, please call us at 1-888-HOPE123.
To get learn more about where medically supervised withdrawal management or detox services are offered, call us at 1-877-HOPE123 (1-877-467-3123).
While detoxification isn’t a treatment for substance use disorder, it is the first step on your road to addiction recovery. You can find the care you need with our supportive, well-trained staff.