Many addictive substances are derived from natural ingredients and compounds. Synthetic drugs, on the other hand, are created in laboratories. These drugs are often times more dangerous than drugs made with naturally-derived ingredients because you don’t always know what chemicals you are putting in your body when you consume them. While there are plenty of myths and rumors floating around about these drugs, one thing is certain: synthetic drug abuse is very dangerous.
If you’ve found yourself completely consumed by a lifestyle of synthetic drug abuse, there is still a way out. You have made a bold decision already by considering detox treatment and we are here to walk with you each step of the way.
Do I Need Synthetic Drug Detox?
The need for synthetic drug detox will vary from person to person. If you are physically dependent on synthetic drugs, would experience severe discomfort during withdrawal without medical intervention, or risk serious health effects by detoxing on your own, a medically assisted detox program may be right for you. Contact Briarwood Detox Center today to speak to an admissions coordinator about your individual needs.
Why Choose Medically Assisted Detox?
Medically assisted detox differs from independent detox at home because you are temporarily housed in a facility that is fully staffed with clinical professionals who provide around-the-clock personal monitoring. Attempting to detox on your own could lead to dangerous health risks.
In many cases, synthetic drug detox can be unpredictable, as your physical symptoms will vary based on the type of drugs you took, how much you consumed, how long you misused them, and your level of dependence. Clinically monitored detox provides a level of safety and comfort that otherwise couldn’t be found at home.
Briarwood Detox Center is a warm and welcoming facility, outfitted with all the comforts of home. Semi-private furnished bedrooms, chef-prepared meals, and lots of natural light and outdoor scenery all help you to feel right at home here.
Managing Synthetic Drug Withdrawal Symptoms
Synthetic drug withdrawal symptoms may include:
- Intense cravings
Our medical staff can administer medications as necessary to comfortably taper down your withdrawal symptoms while ensuring your safety.
What Happens During Synthetic Drug Detox?
On your first day of detox, you will be greeted by your resident advocate and detox counselor. They will give you a quick tour of our facility before you fill out your intake paperwork. We will review this paperwork with you to make sure there is no confusion. Once you have completed it, you will see a nurse for your medical evaluation. Detox protocol will begin based on the findings of this initial evaluation.
During your first 24 hours at Briarwood, our medical staff will perform another, more in-depth personal assessment to establish your needs and design an individualized detox program for you. This assessment provides pertinent details that help us determine your health status, drug abuse history, and basic needs so we can proceed with detox and ongoing addiction treatment in a way that best serves you.
Our licensed medical staff will be on-site 24/7 and consistently monitor you as you progress through your detox program. This allows us to keep a close watch on your changing needs and administer medication as needed to taper your withdrawal symptoms. We’ll make sure you are comfortable and safe through the entirety of detox.
Individual and Group Counseling
Counseling sessions during detox provide a safe space for you to explore your emotional and mental responses to detox. Your detox counselor will be happy to listen and provide support as he or she leads you through your detox program. This is also a very valuable opportunity to shed an old way of life and adopt new habits that will help you maintain a sober lifestyle.
How Long Does Synthetic Drug Detox Take?
Most of our medically supervised detox programs take 5-7 days, but it’s impossible to tell you how long your program will be without more information. After a medical evaluation, we can give you a more accurate timeframe for your detox program.