What Is Drug and Alcohol Detox?
During drug and alcohol detox, our medically supervised detoxification treatment in Houston removes alcohol and drugs from your body. Advances in addiction medicine have led to detoxification treatments that reduce the risk of withdrawal-induced seizures. While you are in our detox facilities, you will be supervised by a team of medical experts that will minimize any discomfort that may be experienced. PaRC is one of few treatment centers in the Houston metro area that offers a medical detox for adolescents as well as adults.
What Is PaRC's Detox Safety Record?
For PaRC, part of Memorial Hermann Health System, detox safety is most important. PaRC's alcohol and drug detox has an excellent track record:
- We have made great advancements in lowering withdrawal-induced seizures. Most alcohol and drug detox centers incur about four seizures per month. PaRC’s total seizures per year averaged less than one per month in 2014.
- The detox process strives to eliminate Delirium Tremens (DTs) which can be serious and should be avoided. Because our Detox Houston is an inpatient stay, you receive nursing attention 24/7. You will be closely watched during your detox.
- You meet with a doctor every day. While you are awake, a provider will assess your condition every 2 hours during your alcohol withdrawal and every 4 hours for drug withdrawal.
- All members of the drug and alcohol detox treatment team closely collaborate regarding your treatment. Keeping patients engaged in the detox and treatment process is very important. Your alcohol and drug rehab counselor is there for reassurance and support during and after your treatment.
Withdrawal Symptoms And Medical Best Practices
Our doctors might give you medications to treat your drug withdrawal symptoms. Medications are tailored to your withdrawal symptoms to make your treatment safer, more comfortable and quicker. You will not be over-medicated, because your detox from drugs or alcohol is based on a personalized, not a standardized, approach.
Why Doesn't PaRC Offer Outpatient Detox Treatment
For many reasons, outpatient detox is not as safe, comfortable or quick as in the inpatient setting. Patients also have less success actually completing an outpatient detox method.
What Happens After Detox
The fact is, physical freedom from drugs and alcohol results in a fresh start. When you leave one of our detox centers, your body will have a fresh start from the physical addiction you had. But this alone is not rehab, as the removal does not deal with the mental, emotional and behavior problems underlying active addiction. During your alcohol and drug detox, you will begin to attend groups in our rehab program. You will then be able to focus on real recovery with no effects of drugs or alcohol in your body. Continued treatment after detoxification is the best way to achieve long-term recovery.
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