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For many people, a stay at drug rehab begins with a period of medical detoxification.

At Northern Arizona Center for Addiction, we have clinical and support staff resources on-site that are trained and equipped to help patients cope with the severe withdrawal symptoms that occur after stopping the use of drugs or alcohol.

Medical detox can be necessary, especially in cases of deep addiction because without medical care withdrawal symptoms can be extremely unpleasant, dangerous, and even life-threatening.  Medical detox allows our clients to safely withdraw from drugs or alcohol in relative comfort, with the supervision of round-the-clock nursing care.

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Who Needs Medical Detox?

Not every client at NACA requires medical detox, but certain drugs or levels of abuse warrant medical intervention. Some of these include:

Heroin:Although opiate detoxification is seldom dangerous, the withdrawal pains of heroin detox may require medical management for relief.
Prescription pain pills:Prescribed opiates produce withdrawal symptoms very similar to heroin.
• Alcohol – Alcohol withdrawal symptoms are among the most dangerous, and can be life-threatening in severe cases. A medically supervised detox is usually recommended and necessary.
Cocaine/Methamphetamine:Some clients with stimulant addiction need medical detox to manage the extreme mood imbalances that come during early abstinence.
Benzodiazepines:Abruptly stopping the use of benzodiazepines (like Xanax or Valium) can be life-threatening and should never be attempted without medical supervision.
Club drugs, inhalants, marijuana and other drugs:Depending on the circumstances (i.e., dual diagnosis, significant use, poly drug addiction), people abusing other drugs may need medical detox as well.

How Long Does Detox Take?

Medical detox is the first step in your journey towards an addiction-free life.  There is no set duration for this part of treatment and much of it will depend on the drugs or alcohol involved and extent of the abuse, as well as the medical history of each individual patient.  Detox can take anywhere from a few days to a couple weeks, but our medical team will be there to monitor your progress and help you through the entire process.

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