What to Expect in Medical Detox Bay Area
The medical detox protocol will be unique for each individual based on several factors. Depending on overall health status, metabolism, type of drug of abuse, age, and whether there is a co-occurring mental health disorder each person will have their own specific detox needs. Once the individual is evaluated, a tailored medical detox plan is created to aid them during the acute phase of detox and beyond.
In most cases the first withdrawal symptoms appear within 6-12 hours of the last dosing of the substance. Early symptoms mimic that of coming down with a bug but gradually increase in severity over the next couple of days as withdrawal symptoms peak. The goal of the home detox nursing team is to mitigate the unpleasant, even painful, withdrawals using both prescription medications—to aid in preventing seizures, reducing cravings, aiding sleep—to OTC medications for symptoms like nausea and diarrhea, headache, chills, fever, and muscle aches.