Medical Detox Center in Fort Worth, TXSafely Detox of Alcohol and Drug Substances and begin recovery at Stonegate Center
Medical detox is an integral part of drug addiction treatment. A safe, well-managed detoxification process and program gives the mind and body a clean slate so the work of recovery from substance abuse can begin.
Rehabilitation can seem difficult, and even scary, for people who are addicted to drugs or alcohol. Withdrawal symptoms of severe substance abuse can be intense: anxiety, vomiting, insomnia, headaches, shaking, a racing heart, and hallucinations are just some of the problems people experience as they wean themselves from their drug or alcohol dependency. It’s crucial to be medically supervised and supported during the detoxification process for the best chance of success in recovery.
Stonegate Center’s medical detox program is one reason why we’re the leader for addiction treatment in Texas. Our staff is both experienced and compassionate, providing sound medical care during detox so you can start healing from your addiction. Contact us today if you or a loved one needs professional help to get clean and sober.
What is Medical Detox?
This is a focused period of time when the body clears itself of addictive substances under the care of a medical team, which can include doctors, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, or nurses.
Medically supervised detox provides a secure environment, typically with around-the-clock care, to help clients manage withdrawal symptoms. The goal is to stabilize each patient so they are free from the influence of drugs and alcohol. Most people opt to continue with an inpatient or outpatient rehabilitation program after detox is complete. Many rehab facilities require detox before patients begin recovery treatment.
What to Expect During Medical Detox
Alcohol and drug detox plans are very personalized, based on individualized factors. That’s why the first step in the detoxification process is an assessment. Patient evaluations can include the following testing, examinations, and information requests:
- Psychological testing for co-occurring mental health issues such as depression or anxiety.
- Medical exams, such as urine tests or blood workups.
- Health history, which can include family history of addiction or certain medical conditions.
- History of substance abuse. This can include the type of substance abused and the frequency and duration of use.
The medical team will then use this information to come up with a detailed detox regimen. This can look somewhat different for each patient. For instance, some people may need medications to help minimize cravings or withdrawal effects—such as methadone (for opioid withdrawal) and naltrexone (opioids and alcohol). In these cases, it’s important for medication management to be handled by medical professionals.
As for the length of a medical detox, it typically lasts up to seven days. That timeframe can be longer or shorter, depending on each individual patient’s situation.
What Substances Require Medically Supervised Detox?
Alcohol and drug detox centers handle many types of cases. Anyone seeking this care should look for a licensed and qualified facility with experience in handling the withdrawal symptoms associated with most major substances. These can include:
Withdrawal symptoms include: anxiety, mood swings, fatigue, nausea/vomiting, excessive sweating, elevated heart rate, tremors or shaking, insomnia, or delirium tremens (hallucinations, fever)
Substance: Stimulants (cocaine, meth, etc.)
Withdrawal symptoms include: agitation, high appetite, fatigue, depression
Substance: Opioids/opiates (heroin, oxycodone, etc.)
Withdrawal symptoms include: body aches, stomach cramps, insomnia, nausea/vomiting, sweating
Substance: Benzodiazepines (Xanax, Valium, etc.)
Withdrawal symptoms include: anxiety, restlessness, tense and aching muscles, impaired brain function (particularly with memory and concentration)
Whether you need medical detox from opioids, alcohol, or other substances, you also want to find a treatment center skilled at handling detox along the entire spectrum of substance use. The greater the tolerance and dependency on drugs or alcohol, the greater the risk for severe withdrawal symptoms.
Finally, the best medical detox programs make it their goal to help you be as comfortable as possible during the process. That’s why many people choose Stonegate Center for their rehabilitation treatment. We support you at every stage of your recovery journey, including detoxification.
Why Choose Stonegate Center
If you or a loved one is battling with substance abuse addiction, Stonegate Center is here to help. With four facilities in the Fort Worth, TX area, we're available to help those in surrounding communities reach a full recovery from addiction. Learn more about proper nutrition for recovery and our addiction treatment programs, which range from medical detox to continuing care. Contact us today for more information, or visit our insurance verification page to verify your insurance coverage for rehab treatment.
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- Drug Addiction Treatment
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- Gender-Separate Treatment Program
- 12-Step Treatment Program
- Family Integration Program
- Individual Therapy
- Nutrition Program
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- 45-Day Core Program
- Equine Therapy
- Wellness Program
- Continuing Care
- Ongoing Recovery Support
- Medical Detox Program
Stonegate Center Rehab Facilities in Texas
Stonegate Center’s drug and alcohol addiction rehab facilities are located in a safe, quiet and sprawling 125-acre ranch in Azle, Texas. We proudly service the Dallas, Fort Worth and Oklahoma areas, but our reach also extends out from coast to coast. We accept all clients and insurances.
Verifying Insurance Coverage For Our Fort Worth Rehab
Most health insurance plans cover drug rehab treatment, although plans can vary in terms of the coverage they provide or how long they will cover your substance abuse treatment. We can help check with your provider by clicking below and completing our verification of benefits form.
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