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Abrupt discontinuation of drugs and alcohol after becoming dependent on these substances can send the body into severe withdrawal and trigger a wide range of symptoms — some of which are life-threatening.
ITTR offers medical detox and medication-assisted treatment to help patients experience a safe, more comfortable withdrawal from drugs and alcohol.
Why Choose ITTR for
At ITTR, patients can expect a relaxing experience as they go through drug withdrawal. Medications can be used to manage physical withdrawal symptoms and prevent complications like seizures, relapse, and overdose.
Drug and alcohol detox at ITTR offers safe withdrawal without having to worry about life-threatening complications like dehydration or grand mal seizures.
Your withdrawal symptoms can be reduced and managed with the use of medications. For instance, opioid withdrawal is commonly treated using medications like methadone and buprenorphine that minimize symptoms including severe drug cravings and muscle aches.
Other benefits to receiving drug detox at a ITTR:
- Improved physical health
- Access to medications that relieve symptoms
- The opportunity to relax during withdrawal without responsibilities like work or school
- Separation from drugs and alcohol
- The ability to recover in a safe, stable, and structured environment
- 24-hour access to medical staff, counselors, psychiatrists, and psychologists
- Treatment for co-occurring mental health disorders
- Recovery from physical drug and alcohol dependence
- Reduced risk for dangerous complications
How Long Does Drug Detox Last?
The length of time it takes to detox and go through withdrawal is different for everyone. According to the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, drug detox can last anywhere from a few days to a few weeks based on factors such as the substance being misused, the severity of dependence, and the level of support available to the patient.
Here are the average durations of drug detox by substance:
- Short-acting opioids: 4 to 10 days
- Long-acting opioids: 10 to 20 days
- Short-acting benzodiazepines: 2 to 4 weeks or longer
- Long-acting benzodiazepines: 2 to 8 weeks or longer
- Stimulants: 3 to 5 days
- Alcohol: 2 to 10 days
- Inhalants: 2 to 3 days, or up to 2 weeks
- Cannabis: 1 to 2 weeks
Many patients will experience post-acute withdrawal symptoms that can last for up to several months after detox.
For instance, people recovering from cocaine or methamphetamine dependence can experience symptoms like anxiety, insomnia, and drug cravings for another one to two months. Post-acute withdrawal syndrome is usually treated using a combination of medications and therapy at ITTR.
ITTR offers medical detox and medication-assisted treatment to help patients experience a safe, more comfortable withdrawal from drugs and alcohol. Medical drug detox can be offered as part of an inpatient, residential, PHP, IOP, or standard outpatient rehab program.