When you are drunk or high, you are tricked into feeling like a better version of yourself — you might feel happier, calmer, more confident, more energetic. Everything in your life feels easier for a while because the parts of your brain that produce positive emotions are overactivated. But when the effects of drugs or alcohol wear off, those same positive-emotion areas in your brain are left empty. You experience withdrawal symptoms: anxiety, depression, nausea, head and body aches, fever and chills. You are reminded of all the things that you use substances to forget or ignore. The simplest solution is to use more drugs or alcohol to make the symptoms go away. On some level, you likely know that relying on a substance to avoid your problems is not healthy, but it can feel impossible to say no to drugs or alcohol when you’re experiencing painful withdrawal symptoms.
For everyone struggling with a substance use disorder, the path to sobriety passes through withdrawal via a process called detox. You need to get all traces of drugs or alcohol out of your brain and body, which is difficult and even dangerous when you are so used to having these substances in your system. Detox is never easy — but at Palmetto Addiction Recovery Center, it’s our goal to make sure it’s safe and comfortable. We offer onsite, medically managed detox services overseen by licensed medical professionals who are available 24/7 as you overcome withdrawal symptoms. Our facilities are quiet and spacious with all the amenities of home so that you can start your journey to sobriety with a positive detox experience.
Not all detox is medically managed detox. You may have even heard stories of people who detox on their own — whether on purpose because they do not want to go to a treatment center, or by accident if they run out of drugs or alcohol and cannot get more. But a growing body of research supports medically managed detox as the safest and most effective option — and in response, top treatment centers like Palmetto provide this service because we want what is best for our clients.
Medically managed detox is recommended for everyone who is entering treatment for a substance use disorder, no matter how long it has been or what substances have been used. However, there are a few groups that particularly need medical detox because the risks of dangerous withdrawal symptoms are especially high. These groups include:
We urge you to consider medically managed detox at Palmetto — we will ensure that your health is not in danger as you go through withdrawal, and we will use our medical experience to make the process as seamless and comfortable as possible.
Medically managed detox — also called medically monitored detox or medical detox — is an inpatient detox program that uses a combination of safe medications and round-the-clock medical supervision to help keep withdrawal symptoms to a minimum. Some treatment centers partner with medical detox programs at local hospitals or other healthcare facilities, while centers like Palmetto offer onsite detox in our own accredited space.
Some detox patients require prescribed medication to wean them off illicit drugs safely. The FDA has approved a few medications like methadone and buprenorphine for opioid use disorders, and disulfiram and naltrexone for alcohol use disorders. However, these substances can also be addicting, so they require specialized medical care throughout treatment to ensure that only safe levels are being used.
For patients who do not require medications, medical detox still matters: treatment includes full-time care from medical professionals including licensed physicians and nurse practitioners. These providers are here to make sure you stay healthy throughout the process and aren’t at risk of concerns like dehydration, malnutrition, circulatory problems or breathing issues.
Palmetto’s medical detox program welcomes men and women over the age of 18 from across the United States. We believe that everyone deserves access to high-quality care that makes sense for them, and we work hard to accommodate different needs and walks of life while ensuring that all of our clients work together within our close-knit recovery community.
If you choose Palmetto Addiction Recovery Center for detox, you will have your own bed, dedicated staff members and all the amenities of home. Upon admission, our medical staff works one-on-one with you to create a treatment plan geared toward your experience with addiction. We want the process to feel personalized and calming: we use our own facility so that we can make adjustments to your care and comfort as needed, and so we don’t need to rush you through the detox process. Our staff physicians and nurse practitioners have years of experience providing specialty care for individuals with substance use disorders and will be able to help with any symptoms that arise. We want you to begin your recovery feeling confident and strong, and we know that the right detox experience can give you a head start.
Palmetto works with several major insurance companies to ensure that our programs — including medically managed detox — are not cost-prohibitive. To learn more, please get in touch with our team for a confidential call with your insurance information handy. We can be reached toll-free at 866-848-3001.
Getting your body physically sober is not enough to ensure that you achieve a lasting recovery. After detox, full- or part-time recovery care will be necessary to get you back on track and help you resist relapse in the long run. This is another reason to choose medically managed detox — you will have healthcare providers to ensure that you go on to receive the treatment you need, instead of attempting to get sober on your own but being vulnerable to relapse afterward.
Part of the reason that we provide onsite medical detox is to ensure that our clients can transition easily from detox into residential treatment. We simply transition you from our detox facilities into one of our full-time cabins — you may continue seeing the same providers, and you will have access to the same amenities. We provide several levels of care, from detox through intensive outpatient programming, including:
At Palmetto Addiction Recovery Center, we want you to break free from the cycle of addiction — and we want you to know that you don’t need to go it alone. Our detox program is designed to make sure you are cared for and supported as you take this essential first step toward lifelong sobriety. If you or your loved one is in need of help with a substance use disorder, we want to hear from you. Reach out to us to find out if our programs are the right fit for you.
Our beautiful Rayville, Louisiana campus is home to our detox program, our residential program and our partial hospitalization program. Surrounded by the natural wonders of Louisiana bayou, our cabin-living atmosphere helps our clients regain their sobriety, strength and independence with fresh air, a familial community and top-quality recovery treatment. We also provide intensive outpatient care at six facilities across the state. Find out more about our programs or start the admissions process today — call us at 866-848-3001 or get in touch online.