Drug detox and withdrawal management is the first component of the drug treatment process. While each stage of the drug treatment process is important, ensuring that patients are clean and medically stable is the critical first step to recovery. Drug detox allows patients to purge their systems of the toxins that have built up in their bodies as a result of ongoing and unaddressed drug abuse. It is a serious medical procedure that requires the help of an experienced professional to ensure patients’ safety and success. Recovery Unplugged offers safe, discreet and comprehensive medically supervised drug detox to patients suffering from any form of drug abuse.

The Drug Addiction Withdrawal Period

By the time a patient’s substance abuse rises to the level of chemical dependency, they are already experiencing a variety of moderate to severe withdrawal symptoms. While each patient’s symptoms will be different, some of the more common include:

  • Fever and Flu-like Symptoms

  • Joint and Muscle Pain

  • Headache or Migraine

  • Intestinal Problems (Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhea)

  • Acute Sensitivity to Pain (Also Known as Hyperalgesia)

Other symptoms can include fatigue, hallucinations, paranoia, anxiety depression and sleep disorder. These withdrawal symptoms must be treated by a detox-trained physician. Drug detox can last anywhere from a few days to a few weeks depending upon patients’ ongoing progress and clinical needs. Each patient will be assessed by one of our experienced treatment professionals upon entry into our drug treatment program.

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If allowed to persist, drug abuse and addiction will completely transform a person, both on the inside and the outside. This includes creating complex alterations to the brain’s chemistry that direct and dictate their behavioral actions. The longer abuse continues, the more vulnerable addicts become to withdrawal symptoms and other lifestyle-related medical conditions. These changes are not something that an addict can overcome by quitting on their own and locking themselves in their bedroom.

Professional, medically supervised drug detox offers patients access to compassionate and expert withdrawal relief in a clean, sterile and supportive environment. It also provides a clinical safety net for those who experience serious medical issues during their withdrawal. Experienced doctors and nurses will be able to intervene and provide prompt and effective relief. The drug detox process will vary based on each patient’s substance abuse history and clinical care needs.

The Reality of Drug Detox

While detox is the first and most critical step of the addiction treatment process, and necessary for anyone to re-balance their brain chemistry and thrive in long-term recovery, the process can render people at the most vulnerable they’re ever likely to be in their lives. The physical and emotional rigors of withdrawal, and the potentially life-threatening dangers associated with serious symptoms demand experienced and qualified medical intervention. Recovery Unplugged offers medically supervised detox for all types of illicit and prescription drugs. Our doctors and nurses are trained to effectively and compassionately treat withdrawal from virtually all addictive substances, including but not limited to:

  • Heroin

  • Prescription Opioids

  • Cocaine and Crack

  • Methamphetamine

  • Benzodiazepines

  • Stimulants

Our staff is trained to intervene in the event of a medical emergency while providing expert and lasting treatment for physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms. Individuals who endeavor to detox from drug addiction on their own run a heightened risk of relapse.

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Recovery Unplugged offers multiple locations at which our clients can receive safe, discreet and medically supervised drug detox, including:

Recovery Unplugged Lake Worth

Our Lake Worth drug detox facility is located in close proximity to the Intracoastal Waterway and offers a serene, warm and comfortable environment for our clients. Staff is comprised of medical professionals who are experts in the pathology of drug withdrawal symptoms. Our Lake Worth location provides a full array of treatment resources that allow for a full continuum of care beyond detox.

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Recovery Unplugged Austin

The staff at our drug detox center in Austin provides compassionate and effective relief of withdrawal symptoms while giving clients the guidance and insights they need to stay clean and comfortable in long-term recovery.

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Although not all of our facilities offers detox on premises, each Recovery Unplugged location offers coordination with medically supervised withdrawal treatment services as part of our full range of care services. The drug detox process is aided by music-based interventions to help clients stay calm and emotionally centered during this emotionally trying process. We leverage the physiological benefits of music to help clients better respond to treatment.



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