Medically Monitored Detox
Medically Monitored Detox at Heartland
At Banyan Heartland, our trusted medical professionals provide the safest, most comfortable atmosphere to aid in the detoxification process. With 24-hour nursing care and medical support, your journey to recovery can begin with the customized treatment you deserve.
The treatment experts at Banyan Heartland believe that a medically monitored detox is essential to the recovery process. Often utilized as the entry point for treatment, detoxification allows clients to safely withdraw from harmful chemicals in a peaceful environment. Our exceptionally skilled medical professionals provide round-the-clock support and assistance, and when necessary, administer medications to mitigate the painful effects of drug and alcohol withdrawal. A medically monitored detox is the absolute best method in removing addictive substances from the body. Attempting to do so without the support of professionals, can often prove ineffective and extremely dangerous.
The Importance of Detox
A number of factors can influence the detox process, and how an individual is affected when they stop abusing their drug of choice. The history of a patient’s use, the amount in which they were abusing, the drug itself, age, and secondary medical conditions can all impact detoxification. Therefore, customized detox and treatment plans are vital to a successful outcome. The medical and clinical staff at Heartland work tirelessly to personalize your care, continuously utilizing a comprehensive approach tailored to fit your exact needs.
Continuous use of drugs and alcohol can lead to physical dependence. When an individual abruptly quits “cold turkey,” they can begin to experience withdrawal symptoms as early as hours after their last use. Due to the painful effects caused by withdrawal, the potential for relapse is higher when attempted at home, or without the necessary help of treatment specialists.
More importantly, while some detox symptoms are painful, others have proven to be life-threatening. This is especially the case for drugs such as benzodiazepines, alcohol, and opiates. Thus, medical supervision is imperative for an individual’s overall wellbeing. If you or a loved one is struggling with addiction, please seek the help of medical professionals immediately.
What to Expect During Detox
There is a common misconception that successfully completing a medically monitored detox means that treatment is complete. On the contrary, detoxification is merely the beginning of the treatment process and ongoing recovery. While an essential starting point, detox simply removes harmful, addictive chemicals from the body. It is during residential care, PHP, and other levels of care, where patients will begin to address the underlying causes of their addiction, and create healthy coping strategies for a life of sobriety.
When a client is first admitted to our Detox Program at Heartland, our medical professionals will perform a full assessment, to ensure all aspects of the addiction are addressed. Based on the information gathered, our team will construct individualized treatment plans suited to fit patient needs. When medically appropriate, our doctors and nurses will administer medication that can ease the painful symptoms of detox.
Addiction is not one-size-fits-all, and as such, it is crucial that detox and treatment is customized. Once the client has been stabilized, our team will begin working on transitioning them into the proper level of care. This can include our Residential Program or off-site PHP and IOP. During the next stage of treatment, patients can begin participating in the many clinical and holistic therapies we offer, as well as specialty programs and ancillary services.
Get Help at Banyan Heartland Today
At Banyan Heartland, it is our goal that each patient undergoes detox in a safe and supportive environment, which fosters growth and ongoing success. As all of our programs and services are provided in accordance with law and accreditation guidelines, we ensure patient safety as they receive premiere addiction treatment.
If you or someone you love is suffering from addiction, our team at Heartland can help. We are here to support and guide you through the entire treatment and recovery process. Take the first step and give us a call now. Today can be the beginning of the rest of your life.
Our mission, your recovery.
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"Banyan Treatment Center was a life-changing experience for me. When I got here, I was planning on continuing to use, but with the help of staff and the community I was convinced to stay through the whole program, and I can honestly say it was the best decision I've ever made."
- Justin M." />
"My experience was nothing short of amazing. The staff is excellent, they all went way out of their way to help me with whatever I needed. They gave me the tools i needed to succeed, and were always there for me when I completed the program and when I fell short. Thank you so much Banyan!"
- Angie M." />
"Banyan was able to help me more than words can describe. They helped me save my life. I called in not really knowing what to expect or anything about treatment and the people I spoke with were able to walk me through every step of the way."