Should I Seek Medical Detox

The need for medical detox can be determined by examining a variety of factors. For instance your drug of choice (including alcohol as a drug), frequency of usage, the amount of you typically use of your drug of choice, and your overall health.  Most people find drug or alcohol detox on their own to be an uncomfortable and painful process with possibly deadly consequences. For this reason a medical detox could be the right choice for you or your loved one.

At Pathways Recovery you will been seen by our physician who specializes in addiction treatment and is well versed in the medical detox process.  Additionally his nurse will be monitoring your progress, and you will be aided during your medical detox by our staff of addiction treatment specialists.  They are onsite 24/7 and are always available if there are any issues during the medical detox process.

We have SAME DAY INTAKES available for you or your loved one at our detox facility in Citrus Heights.  Once we complete an initial phone screen we can get you started on your medical detox the same day you call us.

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Drug and Alcohol Detox

Withdrawal from drugs and alcohol can be painful and even life threatening if not managed properly with the help of addiction treatment professionals.  Seeking professional help for your drug or alcohol detox will not only make the detox process more comfortable, it may even save you or your loved one’s life.  Our detox facility is designed not only to provide you everything you need to detox from drugs and alcohol but our addiction treatment specialists will help you learn how to start a clean and sober life.  Our medical detox program will aid you through the withdrawal symptoms and provide you or your loved one with everything needed during this rough time.

Why Detoxing on Your Own is Harmful

The severity of the withdrawal symptoms will vary from person to person.  Usually they will include some or all of these symptoms:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Sweating
  • Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
  • Tremors
  • Confusion/depression
  • Fear, paranoia
  • Body aches
  • Rapid pulse
  • High blood pressure

Dealing with these symptoms on your own is very risky business, and for most addicts it is too much to overcome.  This leads them back to their drug of choice. If you or your loved one has a long history of drug or alcohol abuse then the risk of detoxing without professional help is extremely high.  A sudden halt of drug or alcohol use can result in seizures, strokes, heart attacks, and in severe cases even death.  Don’t take this chance.  Call us today to determine if a medical detox is your best option.

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