Soba College Recovery, New Brunswick, NJ, Serving Young Adults With Drug and Alcohol Rehab Services
Alcohol detoxification (alcohol detox) rehab intervention is a process by which a heavy drinker’s system is brought back to normal after being used to having alcohol in the body on a continual basis. Serious alcohol addiction results in a decrease in the production of GABA a reuptake inhibitor because alcohol acts to replace it. Precipitous withdrawal from long-term alcohol addiction without medical management or intervention can cause severe health problems and can be fatal.
Drug Detoxification Intervention
Drug detoxification (Drug Detox) is used to reduce or relieve withdrawal symptoms. Helping the addicted individual adjust to living without drug use is not meant to treat addiction but rather an early step in long-term treatment. Opiate or alcohol detox may be achieved drug-free or may use medications as an aspect of treatment. Often drug detoxification and rehab treatment will occur in a community program that lasts several months and takes place in a residential rather than a medical center.
Many do not know how to hold an intervention for an alcoholic? The day after drinking has become a common occurrence. Caring for a loved one for 3-4 days as they go through the horror of alcohol detox is often misunderstood. Detoxing off of alcohol is a serious life-threatening matter. Don’t be fooled because you haven’t been in a left threatening situation yet.
Substance Abuse Detox Treatment and Rehab Centers
Medical detox rehab treatment should be sought if you: abuse opiates excessively abuse alcohol or are currently taking opiate replacements or abuse benzodiazepines (Xanax, Nirvam).
Detoxification treatment varies depending on the location of treatment but most detox rehab centers provide treatment to avoid the symptoms of physical withdrawal to alcohol & other drugs. Most also incorporate counseling and therapy during detox to help with the consequences of withdrawal. This is key in knowing how to deal with a drug-addicted daughter or son. Understanding this helps
In 2001 the 436 000 admissions for detoxification in the United States accounted for 25% of all substance abuse treatment reported to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Among the detoxification admissions, the primary substance of abuse was:
- alcohol (50%)
- opiates (33%)
- cocaine (10%)
- marijuana (2%)
- stimulants (2%)
- other drugs (3%)
Detoxification admissions were more likely to have had five or more previous admissions (26%) compared with all other admissions (9%).
SOBA College Recovery Drug and Alcohol Rehab Services
Our drug and alcohol addiction treatment centers in New Jersey can help everyone n the family. If you are looking for answers on “My son is an alcoholic what do I do?” There are many aspects to the answer to that question. For the individual, it means intervention, inpatient, outpatient treatment and sober living. In addition, it means addressing co-occurring disorders. For the family it’s counseling, and being involved with the treatment process. In both cases, aftercare is a key component.