Serenity Lane is proud to be one of the top quality addiction treatment programs in the northwestern United States. We currently provide a cutting edge medically supported withdrawal program, this is also known as detoxification (detox), at our inpatient care facility in Coburg, Oregon.
A drug detox or alcohol detox is often the first step of care within our full continuum of drug addiction or alcohol abuse care services. It can specifically be appropriate for those withdrawing from alcohol, benzodiazepines (benzos), and opiates.
Our team of medical professionals uses a standardized protocol that is designed to be the most effective way to receive long term recovery from dependence on alcohol or drugs. They are prepared and qualified to handle all aspects of detox, including withdrawal symptoms and mental health issues that may be seen.
Before we dive into the details about our detox process, it’s important to thoroughly explain what medical detox is and isn’t.
What Is Medical Detox?
When a person is found to be dependent on substances like opioids, benzos, or alcohol, it can be a very painful and even dangerous process to detox safely from these substances. Let’s start by looking deeper at the common substances that may lead to the need for detoxification.
- Hard liquors
- Hard ciders, lemonades, juices
In the state of Oregon, opioids were involved in 46,802 deaths in 2018. This illustrates just how crucial providing treatment and safe options for withdrawal from opioids really is to our community. The withdrawal from the substances listed above may or may not be life-threatening.
It is important to remember that even if they aren’t life-threatening symptoms, the withdrawal process is known to be painful, scary and it can make it harder to want to stop using drugs or to stop drinking.
In order to be sure that safety is the top priority of medical detox, many facilities are focusing on the benefits of having qualified, compassionate professionals that can handle the withdrawal process with ease. The discomfort and pain that can be associated with alcohol and drug withdrawal can make it crucial that those going through detox get a medical intervention that combines both their emotional and medical needs. That is why a medical detox program is so important.
Detoxification, in general, is the removal of toxins, like poisons or harmful substances. Eliminating toxins from the body should only be done under medical supervision and compassionate care. Also, remember that not every toxin in your entire body will be removed from a medical detoxification program geared to help withdrawal from harmful substances used in addiction.
The end result of a successful medical detox is that the individual is no longer at high risk for complications related to their substance use. The feeling of cravings may still be there and that is why medical detox is usually the first step in the continuum of care provided to individuals seeking care.
When Should You Consider Attending Drug Or Alcohol Detoxification?
It is important to consider the prospect of going to a detoxification program when you first recognize the problem in yourself or a loved one. The reason it becomes so important is that usually it is the first true step into recovery.
We also know that it can be important for the overall health of the person facing addiction since withdrawal can be an uncertain and trying time. But, did you know that detox is often considered necessary care for those with a substance use disorder by insurance companies?
Also, not only is the care prioritized by medical professionals and insurance companies… it is also important for behavioral and mental health as well. When we become addicted to a substance, we end up finding our psychological state somewhat altered. Not to mention that addiction is oftentimes found alongside other co-occurring disorders such as anxiety, depression, OCD, and more.
This means that starting at detox as the first step can not only ease the burden from a medical and insurance standpoint but it can give the care team a really solid basis of the mental health of the person struggling with addiction. This is also why a full continuum of care is so critical when seeking addiction treatment services.
Program Offerings at Serenity Lane
In addition to detox services, we offer a personalized assessment that gets to the root cause of substance use. Our programs specifically offer medical staff that is able, and eager, to support you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We also feature comfortable, home-like environments that can make withdrawal symptoms more easily managed and dealt with.
Our program offerings don’t stop there however, we also provide additional assessments as needed for care that can help you process the underlying issues that may be driving your substance use disorder. We are also proud to boast treatment plans that are created for you, with your input by professionals with years of experience.
Medical treatment is individualized; therefore the length of stay in the hospital will vary. The nursing staff, physician, psychiatrist and assigned counselors work together to develop a specific treatment plan. When the patient’s medical condition has stabilized, the physician will arrange for transfer to the residential treatment program.
Our Specialized Buprenorphine Withdrawal Treatment for Opioid-Addicted Patients
Over the past decade, we have seen an alarming rise in the misuse of opiates, both in a prescription form, such as Oxycontin, Percocet, morphine, Vicodin, as well as street drugs like heroin. Here in Oregon, with the closure of many methadone clinics, there are fewer options for the treatment of opiate abuse than ever before. To fill this void, The American Society of Addiction Medicine has worked to find alternative, effective treatments for opiate addiction. In October 2002 the drug, Buprenorphine, received FDA approval for this purpose.
In clinical studies, Buprenorphine has proven effective in minimizing the extremely painful side effects of opiate withdrawal without patients feeling either euphoria or sedation. It is also virtually impossible to overdose on Buprenorphine.
Do You Have Questions About our Medical Detox Program?
Serenity Lane offers individualized, effective, and innovative solutions for your clients, neighbors, colleagues, friends, acquaintances, and family members struggling with opioid dependency, and any other addiction. Our residential treatment center in Coburg, Oregon can help you or a loved one today.
Don’t wait another day to get the help you or a loved one needs. Call to speak to a recovery specialist now: 800-543-9905.