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Medical Detox in Pensacola FL (850) 332-0874

Drug and alcohol detoxification is the process of removing a harmful substance from the body, and it’s the first step in drug and alcohol treatment.

Medical detox is the most commonly used detoxification method, and it’s typically the most effective. It utilizes medications to help alleviate the symptoms and cravings associated with drug or alcohol withdrawal to make the process more comfortable. Medical detox is supervised by a team of mental health professionals and physicians.

During medical detox, attention is paid to nutritional repair. The patient is assessed for any underlying physical or mental health issues, which will be addressed in the individualized treatment plan. Call Drug Treatment Centers Pensacola at (850) 332-0874 to learn more about treatment options.

The Risks of Quitting on Your Own

The chances for relapse are much higher when detoxing at home without medical supervision or assistance. This is due to the intense cravings and sometimes-excruciating withdrawal symptoms that can be stopped by giving the body more of the substance.

Withdrawing from certain drugs is not only uncomfortable, but it can be dangerous as well. About five percent of those who suffer from delirium tremens during unsupervised alcohol withdrawal die from it, and certain prescription drugs can cause dangerous shifts in body functions.

Medical detoxification helps to ensure safe withdrawal and will help alleviate the intense cravings that are often the reason for relapse.

Types of Detox Programs

Inpatient programs are typically the most successful due to the continuous, customized care received during the process and the treatment that follows. At Drug Treatment Centers Pensacola residential medical detox facility, patients are not exposed to stress and triggers, allowing for a smoother and quicker process.

Outpatient programs can be very successful, but only if the patient has a strong support system in place at home and is deeply committed to recovery. Outpatient detox and treatment is ideal for those who require more privacy or who have commitments at work, home, or school that must be met.

Symptoms of Withdrawal

The symptoms of withdrawal vary depending on the substance of abuse. Not all people experience all of the possible symptoms of withdrawal, and symptoms range from mild to severe, depending on the length and severity of the addiction and how much of the substance is in the system at the time detox begins.

Opiates (including Oxycontin and Heroin)

• Low energy
• Agitation, irritability, anxiety
• Insomnia
• Hot and cold sweats
• Muscle aches
• Abdominal cramps and diarrhea
• Nausea and vomiting

Stimulants (including Methamphetamine, Cocaine, Adderall, Dexedrine)

• Suicidal thoughts
• Depression and anxiety
• Irritability
• Insomnia

Sedatives (including Xanax and Valium)

• Increased heart rate, blood pressure, and body temperature
• Sweating
• Shaking
• Restlessness and anxiety
• Nausea and vomiting


• Sweats
• Nausea and vomiting
• Tremors.
• Anxiety, agitation, or paranoia
• Hallucinations
• Seizures

Getting help for a drug or alcohol addiction at a medical detox facility is essential for the highest chance of successful recovery. After the detox process, various therapies will be used to help the patient work through his or her addiction issues. After treatment, an individualized aftercare program will be set in place to help prevent relapse.

The qualified medical staff at Drug Treatment Centers Pensacola will be available around the clock to provide you with the care and support you will require during this time. Call us now at (850) 332-0874 and get started living a new, healthier life.

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