Detoxing on your own is nearly impossible because of your uncontrollable cravings. Even worse, withdrawal from some substances can be deadly without medical supervision. Board-certified specialists and professionals at Overcoming Addictions LLC support a safe detox that uses medication to stop cravings and withdrawal symptoms. If you’re ready to detox, call the office in Minneapolis, Minnesota. You can call any time, day or night, and a professional will answer. Then you can arrange a visit from any state via telehealth or schedule an in-office appointment. You can also connect with them and book an appointment over the phone.
The goal of detox (short for detoxification) is to clear all of the drugs and alcohol out of your body. During your detox, Overcoming Addictions LLC focuses on your safety and physical health, monitoring your progress, and using medications to prevent withdrawal symptoms.
Medically assisted treatment (MAT) allows you to detox without entering an inpatient program. Overcoming Addictions LLC offers MAT through in-person visits at the clinic and telehealth appointments from the comfort of your home.
During your first appointment, you meet your therapist and they talk with you about your medical history, the substances you use, your cravings, and withdrawal symptoms.
Then they prescribe the appropriate medication for detoxing from the substance you use. You learn exactly how to take the medication and what to expect during detox.
The medication you take effectively stops cravings and prevents withdrawal symptoms so you can safely stop taking drugs and detox your body.
The time it takes to detox differs for each person because it depends on variables such as:
Your detox may take from days to months because it’s not just about clearing addictive substances out of your body. You also need to take the medication until all of your cravings are gone.
The timetable for eliminating cravings depends on your unique genetic makeup and the substance you use. For example, cravings often last at least six months for people taking opioids.
Your detox is only the first step toward recovering from a chemical dependency. The MAT protocol calls for combining medication with counseling. Counseling is the key to identifying the things that trigger you to take drugs and then teaching you how to manage those triggers.
Counseling is also important because many people who abuse drugs also have another mental health disorder. Co-occurring conditions make it especially challenging to successfully recover from a dependency, but counseling guides your path and provides ongoing support.
If you’re ready to detox, call Overcoming Addictions LLC today. They’re available 24/7, and a real person is there to answer the phone and help. Connect with them and schedule an appointment over the phone.
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