Crossing Recovery Center

Inpatient Medical Detox

Starting the Road to Recovery

The medical detox and residential treatment programs at Crossing Recovery Center provide services to individuals with Substance Use Disorders (SUDs). Our medical detoxification unit provides patients with safe medical detoxification by monitoring and stabilizing withdrawal risks, bio-medical conditions and complications. The residential treatment program follows medical detoxification and provides patients with therapeutic interventions, focused on developing and maintaining a healthy recovery from Substance Use Disorders.

Many of our patients need to go through a period of detoxification at the time of admission, and you may be wondering whether this is necessary in your case, and may be confused about exactly what it will involve. Whether you are struggling with a dependence on prescription medication or addicted to an illegal drug like crystal meth, Crossing Recovery Center Treatment can offer you a carefully-designed and highly effective program that will facilitate your recovery.

What is inpatient medical detox?

It is a common misconception that the best way of dealing with addiction is to go ‘cold turkey’; in fact, abruptly stopping a drug is likely to lead to relapse, and could even be dangerous. Inpatient medical detox is a process during which addiction is dealt with by gradually reducing drug dosage. Some of the most common addictions requiring inpatient detox include alcohol, drugs such as MDMA, cocaine, crystal meth, opiate painkillers, benzodiazepines, and barbiturates. Those who consent to undergo inpatient detox for dependence on any of these drugs will dramatically increase their chances of recovery, thanks to the close supervision of medical experts.

At Crossing Recovery Center, we have a team of board-certified doctors, nurses, psychiatrists and counselors. These staff members will design and oversee the medical detox process while providing constant support that helps to preserve your comfort and dignity. Detox begins with a careful assessment of your dependence and an in-depth physical examination that accurately measures the extent of your addiction. We will discuss our findings with you after this assessment, and recommend a precise treatment plan. You can rest assured that we will also let you know exactly what to expect from your treatment and that you will be safe in our hands; we are highly experienced in dealing with physical dependence to drugs and alcohol in a compassionate, gentle way.

Why choose inpatient medical detox?

There are several major advantages to choosing to tackle substance abuse in this way. For one thing, our staff members have received extensive, up-to-date training that allows them to know exactly how and when to reduce the dosage of a drug of abuse in order to minimize the discomfort experienced by patients. Studies show that those who try to stop taking a drug without the help of such medical professionals are much more likely to relapse, mainly because the withdrawal symptoms can be painful and very difficult to handle.

In addition, safety is one of the most significant reasons why we strongly recommend inpatient detox for anyone with a serious addiction problem. Abruptly stopping your intake of certain drugs can be fatal; for example, even alcohol dependence can lead to cardiac arrest if you suddenly stop drinking. You are less likely to experience dangerous complications if you are under supervision while being weaned off drugs or alcohol, and if there are any warning signs of complications during the detox process, then we will immediately notice the signs and compensate for them in order to make you more comfortable. We closely monitor everyone in our treatment center at all times, and we can quickly administer necessary medications to deal with unpleasant physical or mental aspects of detox.

Medication Management

Patients in the detoxification stage of recovery may require medications to assist them in the management of withdrawal symptoms. This includes opioid detoxification, which we are capable of providing, and in addition, some patients may need to take medications relating to medical problems on an ongoing basis, while they are participating in both Detoxification and/or the Inpatient Rehabilitation Programs. Medication management is achieved by ongoing assessment by the Medical Director and follow-up by the nursing staff to provide the proper medications to the patients as deemed appropriate to address their medical needs.

What comes after inpatient medical detox?

Although inpatient medical detox is a major step in the rehabilitation process, it is not the end of your recovery. People with Substance Use disorders who stop treatment after the detoxification process will typically show patterns of future misuse. We believe that a customized treatment program involving cognitive behavioral therapy is a vital next step towards recovery, and we offer both individual and group therapy. Our goal is to follow detoxification by equipping you with the self-awareness and the skills that will help you to understand why you became addicted in the first place, and to reduce the chances that you will relapse.

Medical Detoxification Program Goals Are:

  • Monitor, decrease and stabilize withdrawal symptoms
  • Educate patients on the health risks associated with the use of illicit drugs and alcohol
  • Identify and treat Psychiatric conditions
  • Assess and treat emotional and behavioral complications exacerbated by the use of drugs and alcohol
  • Transition patients to our residential treatment program for further SUD care and treatment.
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