Medical Detox Center in KY
Detox can be the beginning of a new life for you... a life free from the chemicals that are causing such destruction and devastation in your life. At Stepworks, we provide professional medical detox (supervised detoxification).
We are very strong advocates of 12 step programs like AA (Alcoholics Anonymous / Alanon) and NA (Narcotics Anonymous), but "Do It Yourself" detox from substances like Alcohol, Valium, Xanax, Klonopin, etc., can lead to life-threatening complications such as seizures, brain injuries, and death. The severity varies depending upon the person, the substance abused, the amount abused, and the frequency of abuse.
That's why professional, client-focused care is so important. Stepworks utilizes a standard detoxification protocol that includes structured monitoring and (when appropriate) medications to minimize withdrawal symptoms (for example, Vivitrol or a Suboxone taper). Detox usually lasts two to three days. When detoxing from these substances, there will always be risks, but the risks are significantly lowered by professional detoxification protocols.
Detoxification from opiates like the following:
Oxycontin (Oxy, Oxycotton, Oxycodone), Hydrocodone, Vicodin, Methadone, Morphine, Codeine, Heroin, Percocet, Lortab, Vicodin, Hydrococet, Symtan, Anexsia, Damason-P, Dicodid, Hycodan, Hydromet, Hycomine, Hycet, Lorcet, Lortab, Norco, Novahistex, Hydrovo, Duodin, Kolikodol, Orthoxycol, Panacet, Zydone, Mercodinone, Synkonin, Norgan, Xodol, Hydrokonis, Oxy·IR, OxyNorm, Depalgos, Percodan, Roxicodone, Targin, Darvon, Darvocet, etc.
is not usually life-threatening, but it can be very uncomfortable: muscle cramps, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and cravings are some of the withdrawal side-effects. That is why Stepworks utilizes a number of medications including clonidine and Suboxone for opiate detoxification. Detox usually lasts three to five days, and the outcomes are dramatic: over 95% of our detox clients are satisfied with the experience.
While not life-threatening, detox usually requires residential treatment due to the many severe symptoms and the high risk of relapse during the detox phase.
For substances like cocaine, methamphetamine (meth), marijuana, GHB, coricidin, adderall, and sleeping pills, the withdrawal symptoms are sleepiness, nervousness, insomnia, and cravings. These symptoms are relatively mild and not life-threatening. Loving support and symptomatic treatment are the keys to detoxing from these substances.