Withdrawal from drugs or alcohol can be physically distressing, painful and even dangerous. Without appropriate care, withdrawal symptoms can include, but are not limited to: increased blood pressure, irregular heartbeat, severe muscle cramping and seizures, nausea, vomiting, anxiety, panic, insomnia, agitation, psychosis, depression, delirium tremens, hallucinations, heart attack, and stroke.
Alcohol Detox & Drug Detox
Certain types of drugs require a detoxification or detox. Alcohol detox generally includes doctor consultation, monitoring vital signs, and prescribed medication by a medical physician to ease withdrawal symptoms. Examples of drugs that require proper medically assisted detox include: Alcohol, benzodiazepines such as Klonopin, Valium, Librium, Xanax, etc., and opiate-based drugs such as heroin, codeine, dilaudid, morphine, etc., and prescription painkillers such as Oxycontin, Vicodin, Hydrocodone, etc. Other drugs such as cocaine, methamphetamines and marijuana also require detox. However, as with any drug dependent upon amount and frequency of use there remains the significant potential for psychological dependence and given this, a period of stabilization followed up by a recovery program is advisable for long-term success.
Beach City Drug Rehab & Detox wants to provide you with the proper services for you or your loved one.
Beach City Drug Rehab & Detox services offer solutions for those who have tried conventional rehabilitation programs, but have not fully recovered. Our Alcohol Detox and Treatment services are specially designed to suit your needs, and we can help you to take your life back. We offer a wide range of services and packages for those in search of recovery. Those who have been through alcohol rehabilitation centers will know about the struggle for sobriety. We can help. Our trained and experienced staff know how to help and treat alcoholics and addicts from every background. We believe in treating the patient and we teach or clients how to live clean and sober productive lives.
Being stuck in the viciousness of drug addiction is not a way anyone should have to live. Drug abuse and addiction cost many lives each year and the numbers are rapidly increasing. Drug abuse is deadly. Abusing drugs cause a person’s life to become a virtual nightmare, but thankfully there is a way to stop the cycle through accepting professional help and staying strongly committed and focused on doing whatever is necessary to maintain an ongoing life of sobriety. Our Alcohol Detox and Treatment services have saved many lives.
Prescription Drug Addiction
Prescription Drug Addiction can be a difficult subject when approaching your teen, family member or friend about prescription drug abuse and addiction. Denial and anger are common reactions, and you may be concerned about creating conflict or damaging your relationship with that person. Be understanding and patient. Let the person know that you care about his or her well being. Encourage your loved one to be honest about his or her drug use and to accept help. At Beach City Drug Rehab & Detox we can help.
Heroin abuse can include, but is not limited to, serious health conditions, including fatal overdose, collapsed veins and infection of the heart lining and valves. Pneumonia may result from the poor health condition of the abuser, as well as from heroin’s depressing effects on respiration. Infectious diseases, including HIV/AIDS and hepatitis can occur from sharing needles or other injection equipment.
With regular heroin use, tolerance develops where the abuser must use more heroin to achieve the same intensity or effect. As higher doses are used over time, physical dependence and addiction develop. With physical dependence, the body has adapted to the presence of the drug, and withdrawal symptoms may occur if use is reduced or stopped. Withdrawal, which in regular abusers may occur as early as a few hours after the last administration, produces drug craving, restlessness, muscle and bone pain, insomnia, diarrhea and vomiting, cold flashes with goose bumps (“cold turkey”), kicking movements and other symptoms. Major withdrawal symptoms peak between 48 and 72 hours after the last dose and subside after about a week. Sudden withdrawal by heavily dependent users who are in poor health is occasionally fatal, although heroin withdrawal is considered much less dangerous than alcohol or barbiturate withdrawal. There is a broad range of treatment options for heroin addiction, including medications, as well as behavioral therapies. Beach City Drug Rehab & Detox services will help you get your life back.
Beach City Detox has been helping addicts and alcoholics find the proper drug and alcohol treatment programs for many years. Xanax ® addiction has become more of a problem than ever before. This past year alone, over 40 % of the clients that come to Detox Orange County for addiction treatment placement have been abusers of Xanax ®, Valium ®, Klonopin ®, or other benzodiazepine drugs. Nearly all these clients were under the age of 25-40. Beach City Drug Rehab provides services to help all addicts that are dealing with benzodiazepine addiction. Young people are the largest population demographic that we have been helping for years. Finding a place that will approach a person’s outlook on life, as a benzodiazepine addict is something that we do not take lightly. It is important for families looking for help with Xanax ® addiction to look at various rehabilitation solutions and make sure that a specific benzodiazepine program is available.
Common Side effects of Xanax ® abuse may occur and are more likely when a higher dosage has been taken, these include:
Decreased inhibitions, no fear of danger (increased risk taking behavior)
Depressed mood with thoughts of suicide or self harm
Hallucinations, agitation and hostility
Feeling dizzy, light headed or fainting
Urinating less than usual or not at all
Headaches, fatigue, joint pain and unusual weakness (flu like symptoms)
Complete memory loss, (amnesia) and concentration problems
Changes in appetite (including changes in weight)
Blurred vision, unsteadiness and clumsiness (impaired coordination and balance)
Constipation, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting
Decreased sex drive
Dry mouth or increased salivation
Nervousness, restlessness, sleeplessness and sweating
Pounding in the chest or rapid heartbeat
Muscle twitching, tremor and seizure (convulsions
Many people believe prescription drugs are completely safe to use and have not considered there are many possibilities for side effects and negative consequences. One of the most controversial drugs available is OxyContin which is a prescription medication prescribed for relief from chronic pain. People who suffer from inflammatory disorders or injuries which cause constant pain are given the drug for relief.
When taken for an even short period of time a person can become addicted to OxyContin and need the help of a professional drug treatment network of services in order to recover from the addiction. An addiction to OxyContin is a serious medical condition in which a person experiences changes in the brain. The desire and cravings caused by the drug make a person forget everything else and concentrate on nothing but the addiction. If OxyContin levels in the body drop below normal levels or becomes too low, a person can experience withdrawal symptoms which can be very uncomfortable. If a person accidentally takes too much OxyContin it can result in a fatal drug overdose. The medication is nothing to play around with and should never be taken for casual use. The problems are serious and very dangerous.
Trying to beat an OxyContin addiction without the help of a treatment program can be a disastrous idea. A person addicted to OxyContin can have life-threatening side effects and medical complications. There are many people who face a daily struggle against OxyContin addiction and might be oblivious to the problems or afraid to admit the full gravity of the situation.
When given the ability to see how life can be without the benefits of drugs, like OxyContin, many people have found the motivation needed to become clean and sober.
Many individuals from soccer moms to high-profile celebrities who have developed an opiate dependency on Vicodin® and other opiate-based drugs now seek detoxification. Opiate dependency afflicts people from all walks of life, regardless of social or economic status, i.e., homemakers, stockbrokers, athletes, entertainers, skilled laborers, students, and others like yourself.
Vicodin® works by binding to the pain receptors in the brain to deaden the sensation of pain. Long-term intake of Vicodin® over months, though initially prescribed for moderate to moderately severe pain, may cause a Vicodin dependency. Vicodin® is an opiate drug and its effect on the receptor sites mimics’ heroin.
Unknowingly, dependency starts with a debilitating disease or accidental injury that requires traumatic surgery or treatment followed by medication. It ends with a devastating dependency on the medicine that doctors had intended to help the pain. More than any other prescription, Vicodin®, has become the addicted patient’s drug of choice due to its easy availability, efficacy, and assumed virtue.
Many clients who have contacted and worked with Beach City Detox Services, started out treating their neck pain, back pain, migraine headaches, or other musculoskeletal disorders at normal doses. Gradually, self-medication progressed to excessive levels as a means to avoid withdrawal.
People with opiate dependency may not encounter the same social behavior as so-called ‘drug addicts’, but do experience the same symptoms with withdrawal:
Cascade of bodily reactions
Nausea and vomiting
Distress and a mounting panic.
Opiate dependency, like any prescription medication dependency, can turn many back surgery and chronic pain patients into ‘accidental addicts’. They did not intend with their behavior to become addicted, but instead gradually ended up with a physical dependency to Vicodin®. At Beach City Drug Rehab & Detox we can help!
Percocet addiction occurs when the body becomes accustomed to the drug. Your pain receptors simply get used to the presence of Percocet and begin to expect it. If more of the drug doesn’t come, then symptoms like nausea, vomiting, irritability and cramps occur as the person goes through Percocet withdrawal. A person with a Percocet addiction will experience symptoms within 2 to 4 hours of missing a regular dose. Many people who take Percocet don’t even know that they’re addicted until they stop taking the drug. Then the intense withdrawal symptoms prompt them to take more of the drug, both for pain relief and to stop other symptoms. They choose to simply remain on the drug, purchasing it illegally if they had a prescription before, to prevent a recurrence of withdrawal symptoms.
Most youth who take Percocet do so because they were able to purchase it illegally, and therefore have no doctor’s counsel before taking the drug and no medical advice about what to do when problems arise. Many are afraid to seek help for Percocet addiction when they weren’t supposed to have the drug to begin with. Percocet addiction in youth is a particularly serious problem, because the younger a person is when he or she develops an addiction to drugs or alcohol, the worse the addiction often becomes. With the help of Beach City Detox you can start the process of recovery.
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Beach City Drug Rehab is a community outreach service for Socal Detox and Treatment Centers.