When Drug or Alcohol Withdrawal Is Dangerous
Drug and alcohol withdrawal comes in a wide range of severity. Some people are okay with quitting substance use without any external help, but for most people, it is a good idea to taper off drug use in one of the detox facilities Tempe, Arizona offers under close medical supervision. This is because substance use can change the chemistry in your brain and body which takes time to recover from safely.
Withdrawal symptoms are produced when the body becomes dependent on having drugs or alcohol in its system. When the supply suddenly stops, neurotransmitters and the central nervous system, amongst other body structures, are all affected. The body produces symptoms like pain, anxiety, nausea, shaking, flu-like symptoms, etc. in response to this sudden change. For some people, these symptoms can turn dangerous, resulting in dangerous or even life-threatening issues like seizures, delirium tremens, heart issues, and psychosis. You never know how intense your withdrawal will be, so quitting substances with full medical care in a professional Tempe detox facility is the safest way to navigate detox.
For more information on how our addiction treatment programs can help heal drug or alcohol dependence, please give The River Source a call at 866-294-9331.
Who Needs Drug or Alcohol Detox?
Some people already know they will need to go to a detox program to overcome their substance use disorder because when they try to cut back on drugs or alcohol they experience withdrawal symptoms. However, many people are unsure whether they need a drug or alcohol detox in Tempe.
The best way to know what to do is to get a medical evaluation from a licensed doctor. You will likely need detox if you have been using substances or drinking for a long time or binging. If you have been taking more than one substance at a time, if you have a history of relapse, if you have health symptoms like seizures or an irregular heartbeat, or if you struggle with underlying symptoms of mental illness, a detox program is a safer place to be as your body recalibrates without the substances in your system.
Tempe Detox Facilities: How Do They Work?
Each detox facility has its own set of steps, but they will likely follow the same outline as The River Source. In our detox facilities, Tempe residents can expect to first undergo an evaluation, with medical and clinical consultations, along with a psychiatric evaluation and consultation. These evaluations are done to learn more about you, the substance use disorder you are dealing with, and your history of substance abuse. It can also help diagnose any co-occurring mental health disorders or physical health issues that must be addressed during treatment.
You will then begin the detox treatment process in Tempe, Arizona, moving into the inpatient treatment center for the full length of your detox, usually for 1 to 10 days. During that time you will have medical care with a doctor or nurse practitioner there for you day and night. Prescription medications can be given as an intervention to prevent dangerous side effects like seizures You may also receive pain medications, psychiatric medications, and other treatments and holistic care to keep you comfortable. Optional therapy is available if you wish, and you can take part in yoga, meditation, and dry sauna treatments to improve your overall well-being.
Once you are deemed ready for rehab, you will move on into a customized rehabilitation plan that can involve inpatient and/or outpatient care with therapy, naturopathic care, and evidence-based treatments designed to help you build a sober community around yourself and get you ready to live confidently as a sober individual.
What’s the Next Step After Detox for Drugs or Alcohol?
After detox, the next step for most people is a rehabilitation program. Detox is not a cure for addiction, it is only the first step, and when you move straight into rehab, you give yourself the best possible chance at achieving your recovery goals. There are several types of rehab to choose from. At The River Source, we provide the following rehab programs:
- Detox (1 to 10 days)
- Inpatient rehab (30 to 90 days living inside the treatment center)
- Partial hospitalization program (1 month, from 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM, Monday to Friday)
- Intensive outpatient program (2 months, mornings or afternoons on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday)
- General outpatient program (6 months)
- Aftercare and alumni support that lasts a lifetime
Each level of care offers behavioral therapy, nutritional programs, holistic treatments, group therapy, educational programs, and family therapy with loved ones, providing a full spectrum of care that is designed to heal the body, mind, and spirit together.
Our treatment plans are highly effective, and each piece of your treatment is selected to suit your needs as an individual. We will meet you where you are in your recovery process without giving you any care you don’t need. Our team is very confident in the efficacy of our treatments, offering this recovery guarantee: if you complete the full 150-day continuum of care, from detox through rehab, and then relapse within one year, you can come back at no additional cost for more treatment.
Does Insurance Cover Treatment at Tempe Detox Facilities?
Yes, but as each insurance company is different, and because the detox facilities Tempe insurance companies cover offer a variety of therapies, medical care, and holistic healing practices, your coverage depends on your individual insurance policy. Some insurance will cover everything, while others may be more selective in the types of care and medications they will pay for. You may also have a copay or a deductible that needs to be reached before your insurance coverage kicks in. The best way to know exactly what to expect is to call us at The River Source at 866-294-9331. Knowing what to expect financially can relieve some of the stress of going to rehab, especially if your insurance will cover some of the cost.
The River Source Has Detox Facilities for Tempe Residents
The River Source offers comfortable and safe detox facilities in Tempe AZ residents can come to when it is time to quit drug use for good. A substance use disorder is a serious health issue that must be treated by licensed healthcare professionals. Our naturopathic doctors, nurse practitioners, therapists, and other addiction experts are experienced, licensed, and highly trained. You will be in safe hands when you step through our doors.
Detox at The River Source usually takes 1 to 10 days on average. You will move into our comfortable, non-hospital treatment center, staying in a comfortable semi-private room with a walk-in closet and a bathroom. 24-hour medical oversight and care will begin as soon as you need it, with medications provided to help reduce withdrawal symptoms, keeping them manageable. We will also begin holistic treatments like deep tissue massage, meditation, infrared sauna time, amino acid therapy, vitamin therapy, and other whole-patient treatments to help keep you with pain management and healing. Therapy, dual diagnosis treatments, and group sessions may also begin during detox.
Our team provides an integrative approach to healing that incorporates evidence-based therapies and treatments with naturopathic and holistic care, giving each of our patients the best of both worlds. Our treatment programs are comprehensive and cost-effective, with affordable pay rates and financial help for those who qualify. Call us today at 866-294-9331 to learn more about our detox and rehab plans or if you would like help verifying your insurance coverage. We are taking new patients today.