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What is a Medically Assisted Detox for Drug Addiction?

Medically assisted detox services are a beneficial first step in overcoming addiction. Drug addiction, or substance use disorder (SUD), is a progressive and chronic illness. Medical detox is the best possible option for safely removing a substance from the body. Once a person becomes physically dependent on a substance, withdrawal can occur when the person stops using. With the withdrawal symptoms from substance use disorder, sometimes medication-assisted detox is necessary to tend to the more severe symptoms.

Royal Life Centers at The Haven understands, and knows how to treat even the most severe drug addictions. Royal Life Centers at The Haven offers the best in medical detoxification for addiction treatment. We offer a variety of treatment options, with services that adhere to our guest’s individualized treatment program.

What is a Medically Assisted Detox?

There is a wide range of withdrawal symptoms depending on the substance abused. Many substance use disorders produce severe and even life-threatening withdrawal symptoms best treated at an inpatient level of care in our medical detox facility. We offer medically assisted detox services, providing FDA-approved medication to treat withdrawal symptoms in combination with behavioral therapy and drug addiction counseling.

Medically Assisted Detox for Opioid Addiction

Often, people who abuse prescription painkillers, fentanyl, or heroin struggle immensely when trying to quit. Due to the painfully uncomfortable symptoms of withdrawal, medication-assisted detox is the most effective treatment for long-term opioid addiction.

To help lessen the negative side effects of drug withdrawal, our detox professionals can prescribe medications like Suboxone to treat their symptoms. Suboxone is a partial opioid agonist that contains buprenorphine and naloxone. If a person were to try to crush a Suboxone tablet to abuse the opioid inside, they release naloxone, a medicine that stops the effect of opioids. This makes it almost impossible to abuse the medication.

Medically Assisted Detox for Alcohol Addiction

People who abuse alcohol can also benefit from a medically assisted detox. Alcohol dependency is known for causing life-threatening withdrawal symptoms such as delirium tremens which can be uncomfortable and even life-threatening.

Our treatment professionals provide constant medical monitoring during alcohol detox to ensure the patient’s safety and comfort. Often, medications such as benzodiazepines are used to help reduce withdrawal symptoms while a patient is on their way to sobriety. Our team can also prescribe FDA-approved medications like Antabuse and Naltrexone to help patients manage their cravings, reduce withdrawal symptoms, and prevent relapse.

Medically Assisted Detox for Benzodiazepines

If a person abruptly stops using benzos after forming a physical dependence on the drug, they will experience withdrawal symptoms. People may also experience a “rebound” of their initial symptoms that the benzodiazepine prescription initially treated. To make matters worse, benzo withdrawal also poses the potential risk of life-threatening seizures.

Knowing that benzo addiction carries its own unique risks and challenges, which is why our team provides personalized care plans tailored to each individual’s needs, providing medication as needed. Our experienced clinicians utilize research-backed benzo detox medications such as Librium and Valium to help reduce the physical symptoms of benzodiazepine withdrawal.

How To Receive Medication During Detox?

Medication-assisted detox is extremely helpful in keeping our guests comfortable in Royal Life Centers at The Haven. Upon arriving at our detox center, our guests will undergo a thorough assessment and evaluation to identify their symptoms and determine the best plan of action to treat them. With medication-assisted detox, the support of medical staff, and intensive therapies, we rely on a comprehensive approach to treating addiction.

Medical detox is vital to the physical health of our guests, with medical professionals monitoring guests 24/7 to ensure their safety and comfort. This setting is also ideal for supervising and tending to our guest’s mental health, which is also affected during the detox process. Medical detox is always recommended for the safe removal of a substance from your body for all forms of drug abuse. Drug detox services will treat and manage the range of side effects produced during withdrawal. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) supports the use of medicated-assisted detox medications like suboxone, in combination with behavioral therapy, as an extremely effective treatment option.

What To Expect During Drug and Alcohol Addiction Treatment?

Drug and alcohol addictions are best treated with a “whole patient” modality, or medication-assisted detox in a detox facility. Medication, in combination with behavioral therapy, is a proven effective method to treat addiction. Royal Life Centers at The Haven is experienced in treating all symptoms of withdrawal, for any substance use disorder.

We specialize in addiction treatment with a holistic approach, treating the mind, body, and spirit. We know how to provide all of the tools needed to build a successful life in sobriety. Our treatment options are designed to follow guests from medical detox, bringing them through every step of recovery in preparation for an independent life, free from alcohol and drug use.

Our Medication-Assisted Treatment Services

Medication-assisted detox for drug addiction is a safe, effective way to manage withdrawal symptoms and cravings. At The Haven Detox, we provide our clients with the best in evidence-based treatment methods combined with compassionate care. Our experienced team of medical professionals helps people struggling with addiction overcome their dependence on drugs and alcohol so they can reclaim control of their lives.

Our comprehensive approach to detoxification incorporates medications specifically designed to get patients through withdrawal safely and comfortably. As a result, our medication-assisted treatment (MAT) services can help you regain control over your physical health. MAT provides relief from drug withdrawal so that you can focus on the therapeutic portions of treatment that encourage self-discovery and relapse prevention.

During detox, we also integrate a wide range of therapies, life management skills, and physical wellness services to defend our guests against the effects of opioid use disorders and drug addiction. With our customized individualized care plans, we ensure that each patient receives the highest quality addiction treatment services tailored to their needs.

Medically Assisted Detox Services in Washington State

In the current opioid crisis, Royal Life Centers at The Haven is particularly educated on the looming potential of opioid overdose for many of our substance abuse guests. To help combat the devasting impacts of drug addiction, we offer a full continuum of care for addiction treatment across the state of Washington.

Royal Life Centers at The Haven offers medical detox services at our detox center in Lacey, Washington. After detox, we continue providing medication-assisted treatment services during our residential inpatient program.

Royal Life Centers also provides aftercare services including PHP, IOP, OP, sober living, and graduate housing options. These programs are offered at our outpatient facility, Sound Recovery, located right next door. During our outpatient treatment, we provide referrals and transportation to local MAT clinics for guests continuing these services.

Reach Out for Help

Royal Life Centers at The Haven is here to help you devise an individualized service plan, or a treatment plan specifically tailored to your successful recovery. Our guests work with case managers, therapists, and clinicians to create a treatment plan involving any of our addiction treatment services.

If you or someone you know is struggling with an addiction and is interested in learning more about medication-assisted treatment and our treatment options, please reach out to our team at (888)-568-5998. Our addiction specialists make themselves available to speak with you 24/7, Because We Care.

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