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Medical Detox

Person talking to their therapist about medical detoxYou’ve seen it in movies, even if you haven’t been through it yet. The media paint drug withdrawal as a horrific and grueling physical illness and terrifying hallucinations. The truth is, watching a drug detox scene on a screen cannot even begin to depict what the process is truly like. If you are considering medical detox, you should know what to expect.

Millions have gone through medical detox treatment programs and won. Whether you’re reading this to learn about medical detox for your addiction or someone you know, remember that there is hope. Northpoint Seattle can help. Learn more about our addiction treatment programs and our medical detox center in Washington by contacting our team online or calling 888.483.6031 today.

What Is Medical Detox?

Medical detox, also known as medically assisted treatment or medical intervention, is prescribing specialized medications to ease drug or alcohol withdrawal symptoms and decrease the chances of relapse.

Medical detox can soothe the severity of symptoms, reduce cravings, and minimize the possibility of relapse. Medical detox relies on medications, which can affect each person differently. Side effects and drug interactions with specific medications and dosages will vary significantly from one person to another, so medical professionals must carefully supervise any medically assisted drug treatment plan for your health and safety.

Quitting cold turkey without professional help is incredibly difficult and often less successful. Relapse is much more likely, along with relapse-induced overdose. It is ill-advised to go through drug detox alone when so many other options are available to make the process more bearable.

What Comes After Medical Detox?

After completing medical detox, you will be ready to transition into a drug or alcohol rehab program. Medical detox is usually the initial stage in an addiction recovery journey, providing a safe and comfortable environment for individuals to focus on their physical health and break free from substance dependence. However, it should not be considered as a standalone treatment. At Northpoint Seattle, we understand that addiction is complex and offer comprehensive care that includes the following.

Addiction Treatment Programs

Our medical detox program at Northpoint Seattle is integrated into our treatment plans, ensuring a smooth transition from detox to therapy and support services. We customize our programs to meet each client’s unique needs, providing personalized care every step of the way.

Dual Diagnosis Treatment

High-quality substance abuse treatment programs often offer dual diagnosis, which identifies underlying emotional and mental health conditions contributing to addiction. This requires a comprehensive evaluation by a licensed psychiatrist, considering biological and psychological factors. Once a dual diagnosis is established, doctors and counselors can develop a treatment plan addressing addiction and co-occurring mental health conditions, such as:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Bipolar disorder

Simultaneously treating both conditions is significantly more effective than addressing them separately.

Professionally Trained Staff

A professional drug detox and rehab center offers the valuable benefit of an experienced and licensed staff. They provide diagnoses, prescribe medications, recommend personalized treatments, and assist with emotional challenges associated with addiction. Additionally, they can identify severe drug or alcohol withdrawal symptoms and administer appropriate treatments to mitigate risks.

Enroll in Detox and Rehab at Northpoint Seattle in Washington

Perhaps you have tried some traditional detox or rehab programs but were unable to complete them successfully, or maybe you’re hoping to do it right the first time. Whatever your situation, you must keep in mind that no drug or alcohol treatment program is a quick fix.

Recovery is a lifelong journey that you must struggle with and overcome daily. It won’t be easy, and it won’t be quick, but it can be successful. Tens of millions of people around the world are in recovery right now. You can be one of them. Contact us online or call us today at 888.483.6031 to learn more about medical detox and your treatment options.