Drugs and Alcohol Detox in Florida

Drug and Alcohol Detox

Inquiring for a Florida detox program for someone you love or yourself can become baffling with all the diverse answers you receive from questions such as; What kind of drug and/or alcohol detox is best? How long should the detox treatment be? Is it better to go into an outpatient or residential detox program?

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  • Detox rehabs in Florida
  • Detox rehabilitation
  • Detox centers
  • Detox Withdrawal treatments

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Detoxification (Detox) means removing toxic substances, abstain or help to abstain from drink or drugs until the bloodstream is free of toxins.

Withdrawal is ‘cease to take an addictive drug’. The body will have a reaction to the halt of not taking any substance it has become dependent to.
Detox is to free the physical side effects of withdrawal; detox will prepare the individual to move forward into a treatment or rehabilitation.
In a drug and/or alcohol induced state, an individual is not inclined to be part of an educational and therapeutic treatment process. The detox process must be finished to make sure the individual is ready for further treatment.

Alcohol Detox

Alcohol detox should be in a medically supervised atmosphere, were the person is assisted in getting through the major and/or minor physical, sometimes psychological side effects due to the dependence to alcohol. The procedure of alcohol detox can be traumatic, triggering a lot of side effects that can range from mild to severe. The mild effects to alcohol detox can tremors (the shakes), headaches, vomiting, perspiration, restlessness, lose of appetite and insomnia. The severe effects from alcohol detox can be Delirium Tremors (DT’s), autonomic hyperactivity and seizures (convulsions). It has been estimated that 1 in 4 patients are a high risk of a withdrawal seizure if not medically treated during their detox. It is recommended time spent going through an alcohol detox can be from 3-14 days, depending on the severity and intake of alcohol.  A variety of medications can be used, some are; Buprenophex, certain benzodiazepines and anti- convulsant.