With over 38,000 guests treated and a completion rate of over 90%, Duffy’s Napa Valley Rehab outperforms other amphetamine detox centers by building the necessary foundation for long-term recovery. Duffy’s provides in-house detoxification services for a smooth transition into residential care.
The importance of detox for amphetamines addiction
When used as directed by a qualified physician, prescription amphetamines have the ability to improve a person’s ability to function in a productive manner and enhance an individual’s quality of life. Unfortunately, the potential benefits of amphetamines are often offset by the harm that is experienced when people abuse them either in misguided attempts to self-medicate, for illicit cognitive enhancement, or for recreational purposes. And when amphetamine abuse turns into addiction, the types and intensity of potential damage can increase exponentially.
When a person becomes dependent upon an amphetamine, his or her body will adapt to the presence of this drug, will crave it, and will respond negatively when the person does not or cannot ingest it with the frequency and amount that the body desires. Another dangerous characteristic of amphetamine dependence is the development of tolerance, which means that a person will need to ingest increasingly larger amounts in order to experience the desired effect. Tolerance can cause both the cravings for the drug and the negative reactions in the absence of the drug to become more severe, and can also expose the individual to increased danger of overdose.
These and other effects of addiction can conspire to rob an individual of the ability to control the amount and frequency of his or her amphetamine abuse, and can make it difficult, if not virtually impossible, for him or her to reduce or cease this self-defeating behavior. When attempts are made at ceasing amphetamine use once tolerance and dependency has developed, the result can be the onset of distressing withdrawal symptoms. If a person is incapable of getting through the pain of withdrawal, he or she will be unable to fully engage in the therapeutic interventions that can empower him or her to end his or her amphetamine dependence and pursue a healthier, drug-free future.
Thankfully, professional treatment can help a person get through the potentially difficult stage of amphetamine withdrawal. In a process that is known as detoxification, or detox, individuals who have become dependent upon amphetamines can receive the support and supervision that they need to rid their bodies of these harmful substances.
Benefits of our amphetamine detox program in Northern California
In an effective, licensed, and reputable detoxification program, individuals can withdraw from amphetamines and other addictive substances with maximum comfort and minimal risk. Detox offers many benefits that can significantly improve a person’s ability to complete the process and put him or herself in the best possible position to successfully pursue long-term recovery. These benefits can include:
- Detox occurs in an environment in which the participant will not have access to amphetamines or other substances of abuse. This may sound like a simple and obvious fact, but it is extremely important. When a person attempts to withdraw from amphetamines on his or her own, the physical and psychological pain of withdrawal, and the knowledge that that pain can be ended simply by returning to amphetamine abuse, can cause a person to resume using the substance. In detox, that temptation is removed.
- While in a detoxification program, an individual will be monitored and cared for by professionals who have specific expertise in the detox process. Depending upon the policies and practices of the program and the needs of the individual, services may include round-the-clock observation, the use of certain prescription medications, and therapeutic services.
- Detox programs also eliminate the sense of isolation that can occur when a person attempts to withdraw from amphetamines on his or her own. In addition to the professionals who staff the detox program, the individual will also likely interact with others who are completing the same process. The ability to give and receive support to and from people who are in a similar situation can be extremely beneficial.
- When a person completes detox, he or she can transfer directly into a comprehensive program that will provide the therapeutic interventions and other services that will empower him or her to achieve long-term recovery. In addition to providing continuity of care, it can also allow an individual to make a seamless transition from detox into treatment, eliminating the risk of immediate relapse.
Overcoming an addiction to amphetamines is neither a simple nor a straightforward process, and there are few guarantees as one walks the path of long-term recovery. However, by participating in detox and avoiding a painful and dangerous withdrawal experience, an individual can eliminate a significant obstacle that can threaten to end the recovery effort before it has truly begun. Success in detox will enhance confidence, boost self-esteem, and allow an individual to enter treatment with a healthier mind and body.
At Duffy’s Napa Valley Rehab, we understand the many challenges of amphetamine addiction and recovery, and we have developed specialized programming that has proven to be very effective at helping people achieve long-term recovery. To learn more about detox, residential care, or any other aspect of the addiction treatment process, please contact us at your convenience. We look forward to helping you make the most informed decision for yourself or for a loved one.