When it comes to stimulant drugs like prescription stimulants (Adderall and Ritalin), methamphetamine or cocaine, the psychological symptoms of withdrawal are typically much more severe than the physical symptoms. The symptoms of stimulant withdrawal take hold very quickly, and they typically last for between one and two weeks (but can last longer if the substance abuse disorder was especially severe). Even though these symptoms are not necessarily dangerous, they can cause intense psychological turmoil which will undeniably need to be treated in a medical setting. At CuraWest we provide psychiatric care to individuals who are undergoing psychological withdrawal symptoms, like those very commonly associated with stimulant abuse. Those who abuse stimulant drugs will feel intensely sad, anxious and paranoid, restless, agitated and exhausted upon ceased use – these symptoms can all be effectively treated in our stimulant detox program. One of the most common and uncomfortable symptoms of stimulant withdrawal is insomnia (the inability to fall asleep). Those who have been suffering at the hands of a stimulant addiction are typically sleep deprived, though they find that they cannot fall asleep regardless of how desperately the body needs rest. Our prescribing physicians often prescribe non-narcotic sleeping medications to aid in rest and make the withdrawal process that much more comfortable.
Our Detox Services
Client safety and comfort are essential during this first phase of recovery. We rely on several methods to ensure an effective detox while keeping clients comfortable and easing withdrawal symptoms:
Clinical and medical assessment – Before detox begins, we perform an in-depth clinical and medical assessment that provides us with the insight needed to treat specific needs. We then create an individualized detox plan that takes all factors of a client into consideration: physical health, history and length of substance use, family history, medical needs, etc. Having a comprehensive understanding of a client helps us make a more informed and effective detox plan.
24-hour clinical and medical care – Safety is paramount. Clients going through the detox phase of recovery (which typically lasts between 7 and 10 days) are monitored by clinical and medical staff 24/7 for any potentially hazardous withdrawal symptoms and other medical complications.
Medication management – Clients begin their journey to recovery in the safest, most comfortable way possible. We alleviate physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms by providing each patient with a research-backed medication regimen unique to their needs that is safely administered by a fully-trained member of our staff.
Case management – Detox can be an emotional, overwhelming time for clients and their families who just want answers. CuraWest helps eliminate stress by assigning a case manager to each client. A case manager serves as a primary point of contact and an advocate for the client’s care, ensuring a successful, safe and comfortable detox.
Relapse prevention training – Teaching clients and their families about relapse triggers and healthy coping skills is always a component of detox.
Family program – In addition to educating families about relapse and prevention techniques, we provide training specifically for family members. Families will increase their understanding of the disease of addiction and learn how to support their loved one in healthy ways, rather than unintentionally enabling them.