Drug & Alcohol Detox in Mass
Recover from Addiction in Massachusetts
You don’t have to fight addiction alone. Topsail Recovery in Andover, MA has a team of addiction professionals to provide you with fast access to the right treatment.
You can detox from any of the following:
- Benzodiazepines – Benzos
- Prescription Pills
- Opioids – Oxycodone and Codeine
- Synthetic Drugs
What is the Detox Process?
Detox is very often the first step in the recovery process. An initial Clinical Assessment is conducted by our medical staff to determine the best approach for your addiction recovery.
During this assessment the staff screens for the following:
- Medical conditions
- Drug and alcohol use disorders
- Co-occurring disorders
- Contributing psychological factors
- Risk for withdrawal
After an evaluation, medical detox can begin. During this time, the clinical staff customizes the care to your unique needs.
How Long Does the Detox Process Take?
There is no standard or specific amount of time. Each person and their recovery process is different, however, you’re generally considered done with detox when you’re no longer drinking or taking any drugs and feel ready to move onto the next step. For many this process takes somewhere between five and ten days.
After the detox process is complete, most people start a recovery program, typically lasting up to 30 days. This will include one or more of the following recovery programs:
What exactly is a Detox Program?
Detox typically utilizes a combination of medical supervision, emotional support, and group therapy
Medically monitored drug and alcohol detox provides safety, support, and medication as you break the grip of drugs and alcohol. Not every treatment works for everyone. At Topsail we have a top team of therapists and offer a several different drug & alcohol addiction treatment services. We can help you determine if detox is right for you or a loved one.
Is a Medical Detox Safe?
Medical detox is often the first step in recovery from a drug or alcohol addiction. Since drug or alcohol withdrawal can be dangerous to your health, medical alcohol detox is often your safest route. For those addicted to drugs, medical detox is recommended for anyone who has shown signs of physical or psychological dependence on a substance. If you believe that you have a problem with drug or alcohol use, a medical detox program can help you on your path to recovery.
Medications Commonly Used in Detox
Naltrexone: Used for both the treatment of opioid and alcohol use disorders, naltrexone is an opioid blocking agent. It reduces your motivation to use drugs by blocking the “reward” reaction.
Suboxone: Treats withdrawal symptoms. Its two ingredients are buprenorphine and naloxone. It carries less addiction and overdose risk than methadone (though the risk is not zero).
Vivitrol: An injectable form of naltrexone, Vivitrol is often used during treatment for opioid and alcohol use disorders. The effects of a single injection of Vivitrol can last for one month
Sublocade: A long-acting injectable form of buprenorphine. While oral forms of buprenorphine (Suboxone) can be effective in addressing withdrawal symptoms, they also carry the potential for abuse. Sublocade’s method helps prevent abuse.
Librium: A benzodiazepine that helps to control the anxiety symptoms of alcohol detoxification.
Phenobarbital: A drug used to prevent the symptoms of withdrawal for alcohol and barbiturates.