Understanding addiction and finding the best detox facility comes with many questions. Substance use disorder affects every facet of life that it touches. At Magnolia City Detox, we encourage you to reach out to our admissions coordinators with any questions you may have. In the meantime, you can find answers to some of the most frequently asked questions we receive here.
Drug and alcohol detox is the process of removing drugs and alcohol from the body. It usually involves tapering off drug or alcohol use gradually over time, rather than trying to quit suddenly. During detox, individuals may experience withdrawal symptoms like nausea, insomnia, anxiety, tremors and other physical and psychological effects depending on the substance they have been using.
Detox is the first step in recovery, and it can last anywhere from several days to a couple of weeks. During this time, individuals may need additional medical or psychological support to help them manage their symptoms and transition into sobriety.
Yes, we offer inpatient (residential) treatment. We utilize a proven continuum of care that starts with detox. Following detox, our clients transition to our stabilization program. Following stabilization, our clients begin residential treatment at Magnolia City Detox.
Medical detox is a process through which an individual stops using drugs or alcohol to allow their body to adjust and heal. During this time, medications are often used to help ease the physical symptoms of withdrawal, as well as address underlying mental, emotional, and behavioral issues that may have contributed to substance misuse.
Medications commonly used during the detox process include medication such as lorazepam (Ativan), to reduce anxiety and help stabilize mood. Antipsychotics, such as risperidone (Risperdal) and olanzapine (Zyprexa), may be used to reduce agitation and other symptoms of withdrawal. Antidepressants, such as escitalopram (Lexapro) and sertraline (Zoloft), may be used to treat depression or anxiety that is caused by drug or alcohol addiction. This is all done under the carefully supervised care of a doctor to ensure a patient recovers well and doesn’t relapse.
The likelihood of relapse after detox depends on various factors, such as the severity of addiction, past history of relapses, and access to treatment and support. Relapse rates vary widely among individuals; some studies have estimated that anywhere from 40 to 60 percent of individuals may relapse within a year after completing detoxification.
Since addiction is not a one-size-fits-all approach, neither is recovery. Typically, a drug and alcohol detox can last anywhere from 7 to 10 days. However, the length of detox depends on a number of factors that include the type of substance used, frequency of use, and duration of use.
Once a patient admits to Magnolia City Detox, we complete a thorough medical assessment to determine which medications are appropriate for an individual’s specific needs. Our round-the-clock care provides 24-hour routine supervision so we can monitor vital signs to ensure a safe and smooth detox.
Magnolia City Detox works with most major insurance plans to cover the costs of detox. Learn more about paying for detox or fill out a contact form below.
Withdrawal symptoms during detox vary depending on the substance used, frequency of use, and duration of use. However, the most common withdrawal symptoms we see are:
Near the end of your detox, our drug and alcohol counselors will meet with you one-on-one to determine the next step. Whether that is attending a step step-down program to include inpatient treatment or attending therapy on a weekly basis, recovery is a lifelong process and does not end when detox is over.
Alcohol detox is different from other types of detox because it involves the body ridding itself of the toxic effects of alcohol. When a person drinks heavily, they often develop an addiction to the substance and need to go through a medically-supervised process in order to safely remove it from their system.
This process can involve medications, therapy, and nutrition to help the body go through the withdrawal process. Alcohol detox is usually done in a hospital or other medical setting and can take anywhere from several days to several weeks, depending on the individual’s situation.
Drug and alcohol detox treatment can be a difficult process, but it doesn’t have to be painful. During the detoxification process, the body eliminates toxins from drugs and alcohol, which can lead to uncomfortable physical symptoms such as headaches, nausea, sweating, tremors and muscle aches. Medications may be used to lessen these uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms and make the process more comfortable.
Additionally, many detox programs offer emotional support to help patients cope with the physical and psychological effects of withdrawal. By taking advantage of all available resources, individuals can have a successful and relatively painless detox experience.
Outpatient detox is a type of treatment program that allows people to receive detox services while still living at home. During outpatient detox, individuals attend regular appointments with a doctor or other medical professional and follow their prescribed plan for drug or alcohol withdrawal. This type of detox typically lasts between four to 10 days and requires less intensive care than residential detox.
Residential, or inpatient detox requires the client to stay at the live-in facility. Both inpatient and outpatient detox programs offer similar services. However, inpatient treatment offers complete monitoring and support around the clock.
Magnolia City Detox Center is a drug and alcohol detox in the heart of Houston, Texas. Offering individualized treatment programming, our multidisciplinary staff at Magnolia City offers evidence-based practices to help individuals recover from alcoholism and drug addiction in a safe and structured setting. For more information fill out the contact form below.
Dr. Olaniyi O. Osuntokun is a Neurology & Psychiatry Specialist based in Conroe, Texas, and Lafayette, Indiana. He has extensive experience in treating Individuals with substance use disorders and addiction. He earned his medical degree from University of Ibadan College of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years.