Substance Abuse Detox - Recovery Unplugged

Substance Abuse Detox

The First Step in Lasting Recovery from Substance Use Disorder

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) reports that nearly 19 million Americans currently struggle with substance use disorder, a condition characterized by the incremental physical and psychological dependency on certain designated addictive substances. Substance abuse very often graduates to addiction, and subsequent overdose. Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicates that over 68,550 Americans succumbed to fatal overdose in 2018, and most of these started with a prolonged and untreated course of substance abuse. Substance abuse detox represents the first clinical phase in the comprehensive substance abuse treatment process. Recovery Unplugged offers compassionate, effective and medically supervised substance abuse detox to clients all over the country. Call us at (855) 384-5794 to start the healing process.

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What Types of Substances Require Clinical Detox?

The American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual recognizes a select group of substances that can lead to substance use disorder, including 10 separate classes of drugs: alcohol; caffeine; cannabis; hallucinogens; inhalants; opioids; sedatives, hypnotics, or anxiolytics; stimulants (including amphetamine-type substances, cocaine, and other stimulants); tobacco; and other or unknown substances. Recovery Unplugged most frequently offers medical detox for alcohol and all types of prescription and illicit drugs, including but not limited to:

  • Opioids and Synthetic Opioids

  • Benzodiazepines (Benzos)

  • Stimulants

  • Heroin

  • Crack and Powder Cocaine

  • Methamphetamine

We have helped clients overcome virtually all forms of chemical dependency, and we’re ready to do the same for you or your lived one.

Substance Abuse Detox and Withdrawal

One of the main reasons why substance abuse is prevalent is because the withdrawal physical and psychological withdrawal periods that follow cessation can be too much for people to manage on their own. The National Institute on Drug Abuse reports that relapse rates for alcohol and drug addiction are between 40 and 60 percent, which are roughly on part with other chronic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, heart disease and more. A primary driver of these alarmingly high rates is the often-unbearable withdrawal periods that accompany abrupt or “cold-turkey” stoppage. Although each person’s withdrawal period will vary based upon the scope and severity of their substance abuse, below are some of the more common symptoms associated with withdrawal:

Common Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms

  • Headache and Migraine

  • Sensitivity to Light

  • Stomach Issues

  • Tremors and Shaking

  • Excessive Sweating

  • Hallucinations

  • Accelerated Heart Rate

  • Flu-Like Symptoms

  • Disorientation

  • Trouble Sleeping

Common Drug Withdrawal Symptoms

  • Fever and Flu-Like Symptoms

  • Nausea, Vomiting and Diarrhea)

  • Severe Joint and Muscle Pain

  • Hallucinations and Disorientation

  • Erratic Changes in Behavior

  • Excessive Sweating and Shaking

  • Extreme Changes in Body Temperature

  • Headache and Migraine

  • Extreme Changes in Appetite

  • Fatigue and Tired Feeling

If you or your loved one are experiencing these or any other type of physical or psychological withdrawal symptoms related to your substance abuse, it’s critical that you get help from an experienced and qualified medical detox provider. While each person’s withdrawal period is different, the detox process typically lasts three to seven days with the worst of the withdrawal symptoms manifesting 24-48 hours after the last cycle of use.

Substance Abuse Detox at Recovery Unplugged

Recovery Unplugged offers comprehensive, medically assisted detoxification and withdrawal management at multiple locations across the country, including our Austin alcohol and drug detox center and our Lake Worth, Florida detox center. Each facility is staffed by experienced and qualified medical experts who are trained to manage the pathology of withdrawal symptoms and help you or your loved one safely and comfortable overcome this admittedly taxing ordeal. Following substance abuse detox, individuals should undergo comprehensive behavioral rehab to help address the root causes, sustaining factors and lifestyle fallout associated with their substance use disorder. Recovery Unplugged offers a full range of music-assisted behavioral rehab options, including inpatient, outpatient, PHP and more.


Higher recovery rates

Recovery Unplugged clients maintain long-term recovery (one year or longer) at a rate of four times the national average.


Higher completion rates

Our clients experience early AMA (against medical advice) discharges at a rate five times lower than the treatment industry average.


Client approval rating

Nearly all Recovery Unplugged clients report a positive, rewarding and fulfilling treatment experience and say they’d recommend our programs to others who need help.

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