Drug & ALcohol Detox Center in Macon
Safely Detox from Addictive Substances in Georgia
Try as you might, willpower alone is not enough to overcome addiction. Many addictive drugs rewire your brain, making both the body and mind experience often debilitating (and even dangerous) withdrawal symptoms when the supply to a substance is cut off. The understandable fears of withdrawal are part of why many people struggling with addiction opt not to seek help or attempt to get clean. Fortunately, you do not have to go through detox alone.
At our medical detox center in Macon, our trained professionals can help you safely get addictive substances out of your system and start you on the journey to recovery. We offer no-judgment services and employ a variety of techniques designed to make the detox process as efficient and comfortable as possible. Our staff also tailors our detox strategies to suit your unique circumstances, including any existing health conditions, so you can trust that you will receive custom care in a state-of-the-art standalone facility.
How the Detoxing Process Works
At the Georgia Recovery Campus, our medical detox center in Macon helps prevents our patients from having to get off highly addictive drugs on their own. This means they will not have to deal with unbearable withdrawal symptoms without medical support or relief. In a medically assisted detoxification, medications will be administered as necessary to alleviate symptoms, and patients receive emotional support and any other medical care needed from start to finish. Our staff is also prepared to swiftly handle any addiction emergency that may occur during the detox process.
No two detoxes are the same, even when two separate patients have been using the same drug for a similar amount of time. Each body reacts differently to withdrawal, meaning each person could experience wildly different symptoms despite an otherwise similar history of using a given drug. That is why we carefully evaluate your medical profile and develop a personalized plan before starting the detoxification process. This helps us anticipate what symptoms and problems you are likely to encounter and take proactive steps to mitigate them. Generally, the most pertinent factors are your general health, any existing medical conditions, the type of drug you used, how long you were using it, and the quantity of drugs consumed.
At our medical detox center in Macon, our patients go through a 3-stage process:
- Evaluation. When you first arrive, our friendly staff will check your vitals and prepare you for medically assisted withdrawal. This will include addressing any withdrawal symptoms that have already started. We will also discuss any known medical conditions, the type(s) of drug(s) you were using, whether you combined the use of one or more drugs, how long you were taking the drug(s), and in what quantity. Our team will handle your care without judgment but needs this information to craft a plan that keeps you comfortable and safe.
- Stabilization. Withdrawal inevitably comes with ups and downs. We will consistently monitor your health status for signs of concerning or even life-threatening symptoms and promptly intervene should they appear.
- Transition. Detoxification is just the beginning. After your detox has been completed, our campus’s evidence-based treatments are designed to keep you sober and prevent relapse. We can explore multiple types of treatments to find a solution that works best for your recovery.
Benefits of Supervised Medical Detox in Macon, GA
Certain types of substance withdrawals can result in serious risks, and some substances are more difficult to quit “cold turkey” than others. Even if lethal withdrawal risks aren't a factor for the substance in question, detox can be both physically, emotionally and mentally taxing. Being supervised by medical professionals throughout the detox process and prove beneficial in the following ways:
- It can be life saving: Each detox case is unique, but withdrawal symptoms can be severe and vary from person to person. Having a medical professional guide you through the process can be life-saving.
- Ease other symptoms: Withdrawal symptoms can cause illnesses and physical pain, and medical professional can utilize their knowledge to ease some of those intense symptoms.
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If you or a loved one are struggling with addiction and looking to detox from any number of substances - the team at Georgia Recovery Campus in Macon, GA can help. Contact us today.
If you are struggling with addiction, turn to the Georgia Recovery Campus for compassionate help with detoxing and getting clean. We provide a wide range of holistic, dual diagnosis treatments designed to address underlying causes of addiction and help you achieve comprehensive, long-term healing, so call (478) 216-1110 or contact us online to discuss your situation today.
- Alcohol. Alcohol withdrawal symptoms vary in severity but can be potentially life-threatening if not managed properly. Withdrawal symptoms can begin within six hours of quitting alcohol and may include nausea, vomiting, headaches, sweating, shakiness, anxiety, and irritability. In more serious cases, delirium tremens (DTs), which are characterized by fever, confusion, hallucinations, and seizures, may occur. Alcohol withdrawal can also lead to a range of medical conditions including high blood pressure, arrhythmia, dehydration, and electrolyte imbalance.
- Benzodiazepine. Benzodiazepine withdrawal symptoms can vary in intensity depending on the amount and length of time a person has been taking the drug. Common symptoms of withdrawal include anxiety, insomnia, depression, irritability, tremors, muscle cramps, headaches, and confusion. In more severe cases people may experience seizures, hallucinations, and psychosis. Other physical symptoms include palpitations, nausea, vomiting, sweating, and difficulty concentrating.
- Cocaine. Common cocaine withdrawal symptoms include depression, fatigue, irritability, intense cravings for the drug, and a decreased ability to feel pleasure (anhedonia). People may also experience increased appetite, changes in sleeping patterns, restlessness, and anxiety. In some cases, people may experience physical symptoms such as tremors or headaches. Cocaine withdrawals can also be associated with psychological disturbances such as paranoia, confusion, delusions, or even hallucinations.
- Fentanyl. People who stop taking fentanyl abruptly often deal with intense cravings for the drug, nausea, vomiting, stomach cramps, muscle aches, sweating, insomnia, fatigue, and depression. As with other opioids, people who attempt to quit fentanyl may experience flu-like symptoms such as fever, chills, and headaches. Other physical symptoms of fentanyl withdrawal include increased heart rate and blood pressure as well as dilated pupils. People may also experience psychological distress in the form of increased anxiety, agitation, and mood swings.
- Heroin. An increased heart rate, muscle aches and pains, gastrointestinal issues, flu-like symptoms, anxiety, irritability, and depression are all potential symptoms of heroin withdrawal. The specific symptoms someone experiences may depend on how they used heroin as well as the quantity and length of time a person has been using the drug.
- Marijuana. While generally less life-threatening than some other addictive substances, marijuana withdrawal symptoms can still be extremely uncomfortable and warrant medical supervision. Common symptoms include disturbed sleep, irritability, anxiety, aggression, depression, loss of appetite, chills, physical tension, and stomach pain.
- Meth. Quitting methamphetamine abruptly without medical supervision can be especially dangerous, as it increases the risk of experiencing potentially fatal complications such as seizures or delirium tremens, which are characterized by fever, confusion, and extreme agitation. In addition to numerous other physical and psychological symptoms, people trying to quit meth cold turkey may also suffer from an increased heart rate and blood pressure, which can lead to cardiovascular complications.
- Opioids. Opioid withdrawal symptoms may include seizures, paranoia, confusion, extreme mood swings, nausea, vomiting, and intense cravings that can make relapse far more likely if these episodes are not managed medically in a safe environment. Opioid withdrawals can also be accompanied by dangerous changes in heart rate and blood pressure.
- Prescription Drugs. Withdrawal from any addictive prescription drug, such as an opioid, benzodiazepine, or stimulant, can trigger devastating physical, psychological, and emotional health consequences that can in some cases be life-threatening without proper supervision and treatment.
- Xanax. Like other benzodiazepines, quitting Xanax cold turkey can have debilitating and even fatal results, with potential symptoms including increased irritability, a loss of coordination, difficulty speaking, shallow breathing, restlessness, muscle pain, weight loss, rapid heart rate, and even heart failure.
The idea of detoxing can be scary, but our medical professionals are here to help you through it. Call (478) 216-1110 or contact us online to learn more about our process and what we can do for you or a loved one.
We understand how difficult recovery is. We work one on one with you every step of the way to ensure we are helping you make the necessary changes to obtain the life you deserve.
When you come to our facility, you are not only getting a beautiful campus and quality services, but you are also getting a team who truly cares about your recovery.
Our dedicated, experienced, and compassionate team of experts is here for you every step of the way. We have the tools, resources, and knowledge to help you on your journey.
At Georgia Recovery Campus we treat the entire mind, body, and spirit. When you come to us, we work one on one with you to select the track that would be most beneficial to you and your goals.