Withdrawal from alcohol and drugs is the process of removing alcohol and/or drugs from the body and returning it to a balanced state of functioning. The substances that people most commonly need help detoxing from are:
- Benzodiazepines (i.e. Xanax, Klonopin, Librium, Valium, Lorazepam (Ativan), etc.)
- Opioids (i.e. Heroin, Vicodin, Morphine, Oxycontin, Fentanyl, etc.)
While an individual may experience withdrawal symptoms from other substances such as marijuana; withdrawal from alcohol, benzodiazepines, and opioids often creates the most medical complications. The need for medically monitored detox is often affected by the types of substances being abused, the length of the abuse, the severity of the abuse, and an individual’s current physical condition. For example, a sudden withdrawal from alcohol could lead to seizures, delirium tremens, heart problems, and other medical complications that could be fatal. As a result, it is often important to be evaluated by a professional to determine your risk factors when undergoing detox.
Need to detox, but don’t want to go inpatient? New Dimensions can help!
While some people need to be monitored in an inpatient setting to ensure that they are medically stable, many people can safely detox in an outpatient setting. At New Dimensions, we can help you determine the appropriate level of care and help you get through the detox process. We can also help you develop the tools you need to maintain sobriety once you have successfully detoxed. To determine if you are an appropriate candidate for outpatient detox or to learn more about the treatment options that are available in the greater Houston area, call us at 1-800-685-9796.
New Dimensions Can Help!
If you or someone you know is experiencing any of the above symptoms or problems, New Dimensions can help. Our team of experienced therapists and psychiatrists can help you overcome these challenges and help you develop the skills you need to thrive. To schedule a complementary assessment or to find out more about our programs, contact us at 1-800-685-9796.
Our affiliate, MHThrive, provides Individual Therapy, Couples and Marriage Counseling, and Family Therapy at our locations in Katy, The Woodlands, and the Clear Lake area of Houston, Texas. We also provide telehealth therapy for anyone who resides within the State of Texas. To schedule an appointment with one of the MHThrive therapists, contact us at 713-477-0333 or visit www.mhthrive.com to learn more.