Drug and Alcohol Detox at Clearbrook
Clearbrook Treatment Centers believes that a medical detoxification protocol is essential to beginning recovery in a safe and comfortable fashion. In 2010, a new state-of-the-art detox unit was constructed on our campus in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania. Our 22-bed facility is where many of our patients start their journey to wellness. This unit is staffed by medical personnel 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
The physical process of detoxification can be uncomfortable to varying degrees, depending on multiple factors. The amount or dosage of a substance someone is abusing, how often and how long the chemical was used and the substance itself, can all influence the detox process. Each person can experience different symptoms during the detox process. Thus, creating individualized treatment plans is a crucial component we incorporate into effectively caring for our patients. Detox and Rehabilitation is not a one-size-fits-all process.
What Happens During Detox?
After meeting with our Admissions’ staff on the day of intake, a patient would then be assessed and screened by our medical staff. In order to properly treat and care for our patients, it is imperative we receive as much information as possible, regarding history of use. Once this process is complete, our doctors can order medications, when necessary, to help with withdrawal symptoms.
During this phase of treatment, our doctors use medications to assist the detoxification process and provide relief to our patients’ acute physical symptoms. Clearbrook’s medical team monitors our patients’ symptoms 24 hours a day to ensure a high quality of care is rendered.
Secondary issues are sometimes present or develop during detox. Often times patients come to Clearbrook with other medical conditions, either related or unrelated to their addiction. When other ailments present themselves, our medical team will treat those conditions if possible. If referrals need to be made to other medical professionals that can be taken care of as well. Our 24-hour monitoring allows our patients to rest easy knowing they are being constantly cared for by trained professionals that are always there if they need them.
All patients admitted to our detox unit remain there until medically cleared by our doctors and medical team. A patient experiencing more severe withdrawal symptoms will stay in detox longer so that their discomfort can be properly managed until it subsides. During this time, patients are asked not to engage in physical activity, to better ensure their safety. Once a patient is cleared by our medical staff, they will then be able to use exercise equipment, utilize the basketball court and track, and join Sober Canyon activities.
Withdrawal Symptoms Associated with Detoxification
Our Detoxification protocols are specially designed to treat the withdrawal symptoms resulting from the use of any illicit substance or the combination of multiple chemicals. We effectively treat and manage the withdrawal symptoms presented by the abuse of several drugs. Below is a list of the addictions we treat and the withdrawal symptoms associated with each chemical.
- Alcohol – Anxiety, sweating, nausea, vomiting, insomnia, convulsions, seizures, tremors and hallucinations
- Cocaine / Crack – Depression, irritability, anxiety, agitation, paranoia, loss of appetite
- Heroin – vomiting, diarrhea, muscle & bone pain, restless legs, body chills, sweating, insomnia, anxiety and irritability
- Prescription Pills – irritability, anxiety, sweating, memory problems, heart palpitations, hand tremors, seizure
- Opiates – Sleep disturbance, loss of appetite, diarrhea, vomiting, muscle & joint pain, anxiety and body chills & sweating
- Methamphetamines – lack of energy, severe depression, hallucinations, anxiety, cravings & obsessions
- Ecstasy/Hallucinogens – Depression, anxiety, paranoia, insomnia, agitation, cravings & obsessions, poor memory
- Marijuana – Anxiety, agitation, loss of appetite, obsession & cravings, and insomnia
- Spice / Synthetic Marijuana – Lethargy, nausea & vomiting, anxiety, excessive sweating, cravings, suicidal thoughts/actions, violent behavior
- Bath Salts / Flakka – Fatigue, anxiety, irritability, aggression, violent outbursts, depression, lack in focus
- Suboxone – Insomnia, body aches, restless legs, anxiety, depression, vomiting, diarrhea, cravings, frustration/agitation
Clinical Treatment Begins After a Successful Detox
Primary rehabilitation treatment begins after the detoxification phase is complete. Completion of detox is not to be mistaken for a completion of treatment for addiction. Detox merely removed the substances from your body. The rehabilitation phase of treatment is the most essential component. It is the point where our patients are given the tools necessary to maintain abstinence from drugs and alcohol, while having a life that is happy, fulfilling, and free from addiction. Before leaving our facility, each patient will engage in one-on-one therapy, small groups, gender specific groups, relapse prevention education, family educational lectures, and an introduction to the 12-step philosophy and local fellowship meetings. We will also work closely with you and your family to design an aftercare plan to help establish continued sobriety.
If you’re ready to get on the road to recovery, know that there is help available. You are not alone in this fight! Contact Clearbrook Treatment Centers now for further information.