Drug Detox

Withdrawing from drugs can be a frightening and potentially life-threatening prospect and should never be attempted alone. Unfortunately for many young women detoxing in a hospital setting can feel cold, lonely and equally as frightening. Casa Capri’s accredited inpatient detox center is different. Our warm, nurturing environment is full of hope and truly feels like home. Our kind, compassionate, all-female staff is here to support you fully as you detox from addictive substances and begin your healing journey towards a vibrant, happy and healthy life in sobriety. It all begins with a phone call to our process admissions team at 855-816-8826. You need not wait another day.

If you’re like most young women struggling with drug addiction, you’ve probably been through a lot and are hurting. The drug rehab center at Casa Capri Recovery is your place to stop hurting and start healing. During your stay in detox, you’ll be kept safe and comfortable under the care of a medical doctor 24 hours a day. Your doctor may also prescribe medication to minimize withdrawal symptoms and keep you feeling relaxed and at ease as you detox your body. You don’t have to do it alone or be afraid anymore. In only a few days you’ll be free of drugs and alcohol and ready to continue your path to joyful, life-long recovery

The biggest challenge young women often face on the road to achieving long-term sobriety is the sensitive, complex emotional and behavioral wounds they carry. If left unaddressed and unhealed, lasting recovery can be difficult to attain. If you’ve dealt with anxiety, depression, trauma, an eating disorder, body image issues or have multiple addiction types, Casa Capri’s integrative and tailor-made treatment plans deliver the tools necessary for deep healing.

Our loving team really understands what it takes for young women to recover fully because most of us are also women in recovery. Whether you’ve been struggling with cocaine, heroin, methamphetamines, opiates or a combination of other drugs, we have the resources, therapies and unconditional love you need to heal wholeheartedly in body, mind, and spirit. At Casa Capri Recovery you’ll find a community of vibrant sober women who will support and empower your life-long freedom from addiction as you create a brand new life you truly love. You deserve nothing less than an amazing and beautiful life. It all begins with a phone call to 855-816-8826.

drug detox

]According to a 2016 Surgeon General report, one in seven Americans will battle substance abuse during their lifetime. Moreover, 20 million American adults already have a substance abuse disorder. What’s worse is that only 10% of them receive the help they need to recover.

The decision to get clean and commit to a recovery program doesn’t come easy, even if the patient wants to overcome his or her addiction. Willpower and emotional strengths are not enough in this arduous endeavor. And, because both patients and their families have multiple misconceptions about the detox process, they can delay the decision to commit to a recovery program.

The more knowledge a person has about their recovery options, the higher the chances of seeking and receiving the help they need.

Here are some facts that can help patients and their families understand how a drug detox program works.

What Drugs Will Cause Withdrawals?

One of the biggest fears patients have about the detoxing process is their capacity to handle withdrawal symptoms. The body can react violently to the drug being flushed out of the system, leading to painful experiences, both physically and emotionally. Patients must understand that the body needs time to readjust and learn how to function without any external stimuli.

All drugs cause withdrawal symptoms to one degree or another:

  • CNS depressants (Central Nervous System depressants) – benzodiazepines, barbiturates, opioids
  • Alcohol
  • CNS stimulants – cocaine, amphetamines, methamphetamines;
  • Marijuana
  • Nicotine

What Drugs Have the Worst Withdrawals?

As mentioned already, the severity of the withdrawal symptoms depends on the drug. For instance, individuals trying to overcome nicotine addiction experience the manifestation of craving, but can successfully detox by themselves. Alcohol and other benzo withdrawals, on the other hand, can have severe side-effects that require medical supervision.

Here are the types of drugs that can cause dangerous withdrawal symptoms:

  1. Alcohol, especially for long-time abusers
  2. Benzodiazepines
  3. Opiates

Can Drug Withdrawal Lead to Serious Conditions or Death?

A lot of different factors can influence withdrawals symptoms:

  • The type of drug the patient abused and the length of the addiction;
  • Other substances the patient might have been using;
  • Previous medical conditions;
  • Family history of abuse.

In some cases, when patients reduce or stop the drug intake, the result may be a cluster of symptoms that affects them both physically and psychologically. Unfortunately, the severity of the symptoms can often cause a relapse.

In some instances, the withdrawal symptoms can even impose a threat to the patient’s life. That is why detoxing alcohol, benzodiazepines or opiates requires medical supervision to keep the symptoms under control and help the patient avoid relapses.

What Methods of Detoxification Are There?

This technique implies that the patient ceases taking the drug suddenly. Depending on the nature of the addiction, this method can be dangerous, or it can lead to a relapse.

The patient needs the supervision of medical personnel and requires medication to manage the withdrawal symptoms. Medically-assisted detox only deals with removing the substance from the body. The patient is monitored during withdrawal but does not go through a rehabilitation process.

In the case of a rapid detox, the patient is placed under general anesthesia, and then receives medication intravenously. This method speeds the withdrawal process as it won’t take more than a few hours to flush the substance out of the body. However, patients must take additional treatment for several months. Just like in the case of medically-assisted detox, the patient does not undergo any other rehabilitation methods.

]This technique combines medically assisted detox processes with other methods of recovery. These centers also focus on rehabilitating the patient through various programs (therapy sessions, yoga, physical exercises, and so on.) There are two types of facilities: inpatient (where an individual is committed into the center and remains there throughout their recovery) and outpatient (which allow individuals to continue with daily activities during the treatment). Depending on the severity of the addiction, as well as other external factors, patients can choose which type of program they wish to follow.

Committing to Recovery

One of the most significant issues patients face during recovery is relapsing. That is why recovery must include a variety of methods that focuses on full rehabilitation. The best course of treatment differs from patient to patient, but it’s vital to consult a professional for an opinion in order to result in a successful recovery.