Benefits of Residential Detox
There are some unpredictable withdrawal symptoms that can emerge during detox, particularly during an alcohol detox or a benzodiazepine detox, which can develop into a emergency. Having professional supervision throughout the detox period allows for speedy intervention as needed.
While undergoing detoxification from any substance, having the support available to tend to the physical and emotional effects of the process is reassuring. Most of the discomforts of detox can be mitigated during a residential detox. The intense flu symptoms of an opioid or heroin detox, for example, can be managed with a variety of medications, helping the individual overcome the discomforts and get to the other side of it.
In some cases, medications can be prescribed during the later days of detox, depending on the substance of abuse and how many days of sobriety are required before it can begin. These drugs, such as Suboxone, buprenorphine, and methadone, can help block drug or alcohol cravings, reducing the risk of relapse. These drugs may be used for up to a year to best ensure a successful long-term recovery result.