Hope Rehab Medical and Detox Information
Why the right detox environment is crucial:
The right environment makes it so much easier to get through withdrawal symptoms. At Hope Rehab our Medical and Detox is just as important to us as to our clients. By staying in a detox / rehab center, you will be surrounded by people who share your commitment to recovery. It also means that you will be protected from the usual stress and triggers that drive you to pick up alcohol or drugs.
Get in touch with us for more individual detox info
More individual medical and detox information can be obtained during your free telephone assessment before enrolling in the program. Our policy at Hope Rehab is that all our clients should be physically comfortable enough to attend group. Whether alcohol detox, opiates or any other reduction from drugs, we always ask that you follow an agreed detox plan.
Things to Consider When Choosing a Detox Facility
We work in close partnership with our local private Hospital, which is only 10 minutes away from our facility, and they provide all our on-site medical services. The Hospital in Sriracha has an experienced and caring medical team, and they will visit you daily at our Rehab Center if it is required. They will ensure you receive a safe and comfortable Detox, which is included as part of your treatment package.
Medication schedule for Alcohol Detox
Diazepam is often used for moderate to severe dependence and withdrawal. Doses may be adjusted according to the patient’s response and a typical withdrawal regime is:
B-complex vitamins/Thiamine orally daily: Thiamine deficiency is common in heavy drinkers with a poor diet, as vitamin B absorption is impaired by chronic alcoholism. Vitamin B1 – thiamine – acts a co-factor for metabolic enzymes.
Addiction: Medication and Detox
The disease concept and the medical model: Don’t be confused, addiction cannot be cured in the traditional medical sense or in a hospital. Treatment of addiction – be it drugs or alcoholism – means addressing psychological, environmental and social aspects (triggers) of the problem, not just its biological condition. It’s called “medication-assisted therapy” not “therapy-assisted medication”.
Medication alone fails, the analogy is with depression: If you ask most people what depression is, they’ll answer that it’s a serotonin deficiency disorder and that the solution is to put somebody on a SSRI (antidepressant medication) but that’s a simplistic and short-term way of managing depression. Medication can be helpful, but it needs to be combined with talk therapy and lifestyle change. Also, humans become tolerant to all drugs/medication so a sustainable long-term solution must be found. Addiction is like cardiovascular disease or diabetes, recognized as a chronic disease, it must be treated, managed and monitored over a person’s lifetime because there is no pill which alone can cure addiction, so choosing “a recovery lifestyle” over unhealthy behaviours is akin to people with heart disease who choose to eat healthier or begin exercising.
Medication can be helpful, but it needs to be combined with talk therapy and lifestyle change. Also, humans become tolerant to all drugs/medication so a sustainable long-term solution must be found. Addiction is like cardiovascular disease or diabetes. Recognized as a chronic disease, it must be treated, managed and monitored over a person’s lifetime because there is no pill which alone can cure addiction, so choosing “a recovery lifestyle” over unhealthy behaviours is akin to people with heart disease who choose to eat healthier or begin exercising.
Alcohol detox and treatment: For most of our clients seeking help for alcohol problems, firstly you will be assessed for a medical detox, this is usually over a 5-day-period, conditional on your individual history. The medications used by doctors for the alcohol detoxification are Benzodiazepines (see info above).
Detoxification is for a number of reasons such as your safety. Alcohol creates a physical dependency and sudden withdrawal can be very uncomfortable or could even induce a seizure. In addition, it is important to settle into the therapeutic process as soon as possible; you can only do this if you are physically at ease. Also, an alcohol detox helps to stop you getting cravings and going into a flight mode. All together we give you the best chance at succeeding by staying in our care and getting the most from it.
Long-term alcohol use becomes both physically and psychologically addictive over time. Remember in reality the physical side can be managed relatively quickly however it is the more powerful psychological attachment that requires work in treatment.
Excessive alcohol use is very common around the world. It happens in every social or age group, and it can be found in every culture. It is not surprising that when people experience stress or trauma in their lives, they turn to alcohol to cope, this is a form of self-medicating and gets out of control.
IMPORTANTNotice: Do not attempt to stop or try an alcohol detox without getting advice first. Once you do start the alcohol detox process you may suffer from the following withdrawal symptoms:
Withdrawal syndrome and detox
People who regularly drink large amounts of alcohol may experience a withdrawal syndrome when ceasing or reducing their alcohol intake for a few hours. The first symptoms usually appear within hours and peak over the next 24–48 hours.
Symptoms include high levels of anxiety and confusion, increased pulse rate 100 beats per minute, hand tremor, insomnia, nausea, vomiting, seizures or the delirium tremens DTs, hallucinations i.e. visual, tactile or auditory.
A full assessment is recommended and should include:
After an alcohol detox, it is important to complete a program of treatment as the physical dependence or physical effects are not the whole problem. The primary condition is also no longer the underlying problem that originally created the desire to escape by drinking or seeking the pleasure it gives.
In fact, self-medicating the following symptoms anxiety, frustrations, problematic relationships, self-esteem or any other reason you drink, has now been superseded by the addiction itself.
Your propensity to drink problematically will not magically or conveniently disappear after stopping or even by talking about your issues, like all good things in life it usually takes some work and in this case a daily recovery routine is necessary.
Of course, we will explore your issues to help understand your triggers and develop a relapse prevention plan, however, we know this alone is not enough.
We give you a simple maintenance program in place of the rewards that you gained from drinking. We also give you the skills to help you make changes in your life and the strength to resist when tempted.
Heroin and Morphine detox can be very uncomfortable. Heroin is the most effective painkiller of all time and ironically made from a beautiful flower, the Poppy. However, its abuse has ugly consequences because the addiction is all-powerful usually demanding complete dedication from its sufferers. Its reputation is dangerous and deadly, as well as being very physically addicting.
That’s why choosing an appropriate treatment center is going to be important now that you are serious about breaking free of your opiate addiction. This is a precious chance for you to turn your life around, but you are going to want the right resources in order to make the most of this opportunity. The team at Hope Rehab Thailand understands what you need to recover from this type of addiction. Our founder, Simon Mott, not only overcame his own addiction to heroin but has also helped hundreds of other people do the same.
At Hope Rehab your detox & treatment will be based on your exact needs
Just because a rehabilitation center offers heroin addiction detox and treatment doesn’t necessarily mean the facility is going to be your best option. Your path will certainly share similarities with the process people go through when giving up other types of drugs, but there will also be some unique challenges associated with heroin withdrawal and recovery. If a rehab offers treatment that is too general in nature, you might not be given the sufficient support and resources. At Hope Rehab Thailand, we focus on individualised care, and this means your treatment path will be based on the assessment of your exact needs.
Heroin and Morphine detox starts with stabilization with substitute medications which is often the first step for some users until they are ready to stop. Detoxification and withdrawal must be achieved at some point for treatment to start. It is always somewhat uncomfortable although our modern and compassionate methods limit the distress this causes. Withdrawal from opiates is very uncomfortable but not life threatening, unlike alcohol.
Withdrawal symptoms at various stages include:
The initial period of withdrawals is what heroin users tend to dread most when they decide to break free of the drug. These symptoms can be uncomfortable, but there is a lot that can be done to ease your transition to drug-free living. The tranquil environment here at Hope Rehab Thailand can make the process much easier, and you will be supported every step of the way. You will also be under medical supervision and treatments will be offered to ease your symptoms as required.
For most of our clients seeking help for opiate dependency firstly we assess you for a medical detox, this is usually over a 2 – 3 week period depending on your level of usage and your individual history. We will use Methadone or Tramadol and sometimes a sleep aid as sleep loss can be debilitating and cause cravings unnecessarily.
Physical dependence is not the whole problem
We also apply the self-medicating theory to this addiction, exploring the underlying issues, the thinking and the behaviour that leads to such a serious addiction.
After Heroin and Morphine detox it is important to complete a program of treatment as the physical dependence or physical effects are not the whole problem. The primary condition is also no longer the underlying problems that originally created the desire to escape by using Heroin.
Your addictive tendencies will not magically go away just because you stop the drug use and there will be many triggers to expect that can lead to a powerful craving. The work will be learning how to cope and live life clean and sober despite the problems that arise. This will require a robust program, some serious focus on treatment as well as following your counselor’s direction.
Some FAQs around Detox:
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