medical detox for drug addictionWho Needs a Medical Drug Detox Program in Victoria, British Columbia?

A drug detox program is ideal for people who are about to begin an alcohol or drug rehabilitation program. Substances have a complicated effect on the brain and body, clouding judgment and altering thought processes. Often, detox is necessary so a person is in the correct state of mind to successfully navigate addiction treatment.

People who are addicted to alcohol, opiates such as heroin, oxycodone and benzodiazepines like valium often require detox. Substance use can hijack certain aspects of the brain and trick your body into thinking it needs them to function.

What Happens During Detox?

Detoxification usually lasts for between seven and 10 days. You’ll follow a strict routine using our withdrawal management services and have the chance to make new friends.

During medical detox, you might receive medication to help with withdrawal management and the symptoms that come with detox. As a part of your treatment plan, it’s likely you’ll attend gentle talking groups and take part in some counselling, too. At this stage, however, it’s vital that you let your body focus on purging the substances and don’t overstretch. The recovery process is a lifelong one and, at our treatment facility, we make it a point to equip you with the necessary health services, tools and counseling needed to make it long-term. 

With our detox services, medically qualified staff are available around-the-clock to meet and address the addicted individual’s withdrawal needs.

Withdrawal Symptoms from substance abuse can vary but can include:

  • Nausea
  • Seizures
  • Rapid heart rate, heart complications
  • Tremors
  • Delirium (The DT’s)

Our addiction services for medical withdrawal provide care in different ways including:

  • The management of acute withdrawal symptoms including the prevention of seizures that can be life threatening
  • Receiving prescribed medications that lessen the impact of withdrawal and suppresses craving
  • Ensures the individual is stabilized physically and able to undertake the alcohol treatment program.

Does Detox Cure Drug Addiction?

Detox isn’t a cure for drug or alcohol addiction, but in many cases it’s an essential foundation for successful treatment. Don’t make the mistake of getting through detox treatment services and then assume you’re all fixed — it’s essential that you follow up with your drug rehab to address the underlying cause. If there’s a mental health issue or unresolved trauma, this can prompt you to relapse if left untreated after your leave drug or alcohol rehab. Sometimes outpatient treatment and aftercare support services can help immensely with relapse prevention

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