Why Choose a Medically Supervise Program?
The process is different for every person. Some people have minimal symptoms and recover quickly, while others may struggle for up to two weeks. When you choose an inpatient medically supervised program, you have 24-hour care and support.
At New Leaf, our goal is to provide a safe and relaxing environment where you can focus on healing.
What to Expect
Withdrawal symptoms typically begin within a few hours or a few days from when you stop using, depending on the drug. These symptoms may include:
- Irregular heartbeat
- Nausea and vomiting
It is important to note that each person experiences symptoms differently. Certain substances like alcohol can lead to fatal seizures when you stop taking them too abruptly, which is why medical supervision is so necessary. Medications are available to help ease the pain and help you rest more comfortably.
Typical Length of Detox
On average, detox can last anywhere from a few days to about two weeks. There are several that influence the length of the process, including:
- Family history
- How much you were using
- How the drugs were used
- Length of the addiction
- Medical history
- Types of drugs being used
- Underlying mental health challenges
Some drugs such as Xanax and Valium can cause symptoms for months, which is why it is essential to receive long-term physical care in addition to mental health services.
Managing Physical Symptoms
Many people delay getting care because they are worried about the pain associated with withdrawal symptoms.
At New Leaf, we use the best medications in the industry to ensure we are doing everything we can to ease your symptoms. Our expert doctors monitor your doses to ensure you are using these medications safely and effectively, as a way to improve your odds of recovery, not as a temporary solution.