Drug & Alcohol Detoxification Program

What is Detox?

Detoxification, otherwise known as detox, is a crucial first step in the treatment and recovery process. During this stage of care, medical staff and clinicians will work closely with the patient to rid the body of addictive substances, while managing the physical and emotional discomforts that may developAlthough this process can seem scary, when implemented under medical supervision, the patient is able to withdraw in a safe and comfortable manner.  

While detox is necessary for many Brookdale patients, it is merely the first phase in ongoing care. Considering the complexity of substance use disorders, it is imperative that treatment approaches address every aspect of the disease, including mind, body, and spirit. This is done through a continuum of care, including various clinical modalities, medical services, family education, health and wellness, aftercare support, and much more.  

What & Who We Treat...

Brookdale Recovery is a sub-acute, co-ed detoxification and residential rehab program for individuals 18 years and older. We treat patients diagnosed with moderate to severe substance use disorders (SUD). All potential patients, including those with milder forms of SUDs, will be evaluated by our intake team to determine the most appropriate level of care.  

Our comprehensive programming allows us to serve a great number of individuals, including patients with underlying medical conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure, pregnant women up to 34 weeks of gestation, and patients diagnosed with co-occurring disorders. However, each person’s history and circumstances are unique, and therefore, must be treated in such regard. When confronted with a situation where our medical team is not equipped to treat a condition, we will work closely with partnering clinicians, hospitals, and medical providers to ensure each patient receives the appropriate care they need. 

Brookdale’s Medically Monitored Detox Program

Upon entering Brookdale’s Detox Program, patients will be triaged in preparation for the next level of care. In order to determine the most appropriate and beneficial treatment plans, our medical team will perform an individualized evaluation of the patient’s need, history, medical concerns, mental health or co-occurring disorders, and any other contributing factors.  

Our primary goal at Brookdale Recovery is to provide each patient with compassionate, quality care while ensuring their safety and comfort. Upon arrival to our medically monitored detoxification unit, nursing and medical personnel will respond rapidly to patient needs while gathering information, similar to how hospital emergency departments function. Once working diagnoses are established and urgent care is initiated, our Medical Department can then refine treatment plans to encompass both medical and nonmedical interventions addressing all underlying conditions. 

Alongside 24-hour medical and nursing supervision, a novel feature of Brookdale’s detox unit is that each patient will be seen by liaison personnel throughout the course of detox, beginning their first day. Our Clinical Detox Supervisor will provide education and counseling services while patients are in the unit, and serve as an essential intermediate between nursing, medical staff, and the next phase of care.  

Addictions Treated at Brookdale

Alcohol 

Heroin  

Fentanyl 

Prescription Opioids 

Cocaine 

Methamphetamines 

Prescription Stimulants  

Synthetic Drugs 

Club Drugs 

Benzodiazepines 

Prescription Sedatives 

Methadone & Buprenorphine (upon evaluation) 

Why Detox is Important...

Detox is critical for a patient’s safety, overall well-being, and long-term success. Often, those suffering from addiction believe they can manage withdrawal symptoms on their own, or “cold turkey.” This misconception is not only foolish, but in certain scenarios, very dangerous. We strongly advise against anyone attempting to detox without the appropriate medical supervision in place. 
 
Long-term use and/or abuse of a substance, such as alcohol or heroin, can cause the human body to become dependent on that chemical. When a person stops using that substance their body and mind can begin to experience withdrawal symptoms. Although each case may differ, withdrawal symptoms can typically present as uncomfortable and painful, and in some circumstances, dangerous and life-threatening. Withdrawal management is vital during the detoxification process, as it can mitigate withdrawal symptoms and allow the patient to overcome the physical and psychological effects safely, in a medically equipped facility.   
 
Our medical team will closely monitor each patient’s symptoms as they progress through treatment, utilizing various psychological and medical interventions. When appropriate, medications may be used to assist in managing the discomforts of withdrawal, curb cravings, and prevent potential, more serious complications from occurring in the future. It is important to note that although medications can aid the process of physical withdrawal, a hallmark of addiction is the ongoing psychological dependence to the abused substance. Our nursing and medical personnel, along with Brookdale’s Clinical Detox Supervisor, will provide counseling and other forms of clinical support during this time, all equally essential components of detoxification. 

Common Withdrawal Symptoms

If you or someone you love is currently struggling with a substance use disorder, it is imperative to be aware of the common withdrawal symptoms for each substance. Here’s a list of some of the most commonly abused substances and the withdrawal symptoms that are often associated with each of them 

 

Alcohol 

  • Anxiety 
  • Mood Swings 
  • Clammy Skin 
  • Insomnia 
  • Tremors  
  • Delirium Tremens (DT’s) 
  • Fever 
  • Hallucinations 
  • Seizures 

Cocaine

  • Insomnia 
  • Memory Loss 
  • Paranoia 
  • Mood Swings 
  • Anxiety & Depression 
  • Exhaustion  
  • Lack of Motivation 
  • Poor Concentration 

Heroin & Other Opioids

  • Muscle Aches 
  • Sweating 
  • Nausea & Vomiting 
  • Diarrhea 
  • Dilated Pupils  
  • Anxiety  
  • Agitation 
  • Watery Eyes 

Benzodiazepines

  • Irritability 
  • Sleep Disturbances 
  • Anxiety 
  • Excessive Sweating 
  • Poor Concentration 
  • Headaches 
  • Hallucinations 
  • Seizures 

Marijuana

  • Insomnia 
  • Dizziness 
  • Changes in Appetite 
  • Mood Swings 
  • Nausea 
  • Weight Loss 

Methamphetamines

  • Headaches 
  • Joint Pain 
  • Clammy Skin 
  • Insomnia 
  • Diarrhea 
  • Irregular Heartbeat 
  • Anxiety 
  • Low Energy 

Club Drugs & Synthetic Drugs

(MDMA, Molly, Fentanyl Analogs, Bath Salts)

  • Depression 
  • Fatigue 
  • Loss of Appetite 
  • Poor Concentration 
  • Lack of Motivation 
  • Anxiety 
  • Insomnia 
  • Tremors 

Club & Synthetic Drugs Continued: Please Read

Because synthetic drugs are often produced in black market laboratories, a user can never be exactly sure what compounds were used to make that substance. As such, withdrawal symptoms and side effects are often difficult to predict. Each patient’s case must be evaluated upon admission to determine proper medical and clinical care 

It is important to remember that every individual is a unique case. While these are some of the more common withdrawal symptoms, a combination of other factors such as age, duration of use, co-existing medical conditions, and the addiction to multiple substances can influence their symptoms and overall condition. If either you personally, or someone you know needs detox, you MUST seek the guidance and support of experienced medical professionals.  

 

Getting Help at Brookdale

If you or a loved one is currently suffering with alcoholism or drug addiction, please do not wait to get help! Addiction is extremely dangerous and unpredictable. Do not fool yourself in believing that you are in control of your disease, you are a ticking time bomb that needs immediate help. Call one of our addiction professionals today, and we will guide you or your loved one through the process of getting into treatment.  

Our state-of-the-art detoxification program will provide you with essential medical support and interventions needed to overcome your battle with substance abuse. While in our care, you will be provided the highest quality of treatment services from a team of experienced and dedicated professionals 

We understand that treatment can seem scary, but we will be with you every step of the way. Our only hope is to guide you on the path of recovery, in the safest, most compassionate way possibleThere is no better time than NOW to get the help you need.  

Contact us today at (855) 575-1292 and give yourself the best chance at a Life…Recovered 

 

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