Often when addressing addiction to alcohol, heroin or prescription drugs, the first problem is dealing with the likelihood of withdrawal. During detoxification, one’s mind and spirit must not only deal with the absence of drugs or alcohol, but also with the physical, neurochemical, and bodily dysfunction.
St. Gregory Retreat Centers are licensed to provide medical detoxification services and we take great care in assisting our clients through this process. A smooth, comfortable drug detox is necessary to ensure a succesful transition into any recovery program. Clients undergoing detox at St. Gregory’s are able to avoid the discomfort of a hospital environment and have the luxury of a nice bed, good food and staff and other guests to talk to for support. The goal of our interdisciplinary team of physicians, nurses and other medical detox staff at the St. Gregory Retreat Centers is to help our guests to safely and as comfortably as possible break their chemical dependency. This allows them to be as physically prepared as possible to begin working on the rest of their lives. Unique medical protocols combined with our state-of-the-art neurotransmitter therapy, delivers the world’s most comprehensive detox process available.
Alcohol, benzodiazepines, and opioids have the highest risk of withdrawal problems leading to recurrent use and failure in following through with treatment of the primary problem, substance use. Although the symptoms can be similar, the risk for withdrawal is intensified when combinations of these agents are used. Alcohol and sedative hypnotics (benzodiazepines and others) can result in delirium tremens (more commonly referred to as “DTs”) with risk of death. Xanax detox, Valium detox, Klonopin detox, and detox from the other Benzodiazepines listed below can produce withdrawal symptoms including delirium tremens, excessive sweating, vomiting, insomnia, loss of appetite and weight loss, anxiety and depression. Delirium tremens is manifested by agitation and restlessness, confusion, hallucinations, delusions, and seizures. Heroin detox, Methadone detox, Oxycodone detox, and detox from the other opioids listed below can result in muscle, bone, and joint pain, crampy abdominal pains, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea, along with yawning, sweating, lacrimation, rhinorrhea, anxiety, restlessness, insomnia, dilated pupils, piloerection, chills, tachycardia, and hypertension.
Benzodiazepine Detox Is Required From These And Other Drugs:
|Drug Name||Common Brand Names|
|Alprazolam||Xanax, Xanor, Tafil, Alprox|
|Bromazepam||Lexotanil, Lexotan, Lexomil, Somalium, Bromam|
|Chlordiazepoxide||Librium, Tropium, Risolid, Klopoxid|
|Clonazepam||Klonopin, Rivotril, Iktorivil|
|Diazepam||Valium, Apzepam, Stesolid, Vial, Apozepam, Hexalid, Valaxona|
|Flunitrazepam||Rohypnol, Fluscand, Flunipam, Ronal|
|Lorazepam||Ativan, Temesta, Lorabenz|
|Lormetazepam||Loramet, Noctamid, Pronoctan|
|Midazolam||Dormicum, Versed, Hypnovel|
|Nitrazepam||Mogadon, Alodorm, Pacisyn, Dumolid|
|Oxazepam||Seresta, Serax, Serenid, Serepax, Sobril, Oxascand, Alopam, Oxabenz, Oxapax|
Opioid Detoxification is Required From the Following Drugs/Prescriptions:
|Drug Name||Common Brand Names|
|Buprenorphine||Buprenex, Subutex, Suboxone|
|Hydrocodone||Anexia, Lorcet, Lortab, Norco,Vicodin, Vicoprofen, Zydone|
|Morphine||Kadian, MS Contin, Oramorph|
|Oxycodone||Combunox, Oxyfast, Percocet, Percodan, Roxicet, Roxicodone, Tylox|