Drug Addiction

Drug Detox Programs
In order to benefit from drug recovery, one must often overcome the first obstacle of detoxing; without freedom from the bondage of physical addiction, mental and spiritual relief from addiction will remain elusive. Fortunately,we offer services to help the addicts through this challenging process by making it less challenging. By making the physical portion of recovery as endurable and comfortable as possible, through medical supervision, the addict can better focus on the other challenges and opportunities in their recovery journey that lie ahead.
Do I really need a detox program?
Drug addiction is a serious illness. A drug detox program is not an addiction recovery solution and there is no do-it-yourself solution to this serious illness. This is why the staff at 449 Recovery has received specialized training and acquired vast experience to facilitate a proper drug detox program. Lots of people have recovered from addictions to cocaine, crack or crystal meth that have successfully completed a drug detox program and are clean today. Additionally, people successfully complete detoxification from drugs such as heroin, oxycontin, Xanax, and other opiate or benzodiazepine prescription drugs. We understand the symptoms associated with these types of drug detoxes and the appropriate means of assessing our clients at periodic intervals throughout the detoxification process to ensure their success by helping to maintain their comfort and safety. Although we are fortunate enough to witness lots of successful detoxifications from all drugs, we understand that most people are not able to manage this process on their own and we realize how valuable our assistance is to our clients
One of the important features of a well-run drug detox program is the around-the-clock care and supervision by qualified personnel which is provided in our residential facilities and San Clemente, California. In some cases, home detox is also a possibility.
Ecstasy and other club drugs can be tough to quit. Over time, ecstasy users seem to develop a tolerance to the methylenedioxy methamphetamine contained in the pills so users start taking more and more to maintain the desired euphoric feeling. This becomes extremely dangerous because as the dosage and amounts increase and the user attempts to stop, the higher the chances are that he or she will experience more problems. This is the main reason why we must focus on so many factors when considering the appropriate detoxification protocol such as the type of drugs that have been used, how long they have been using, how much, the person’s age, past attempts at sobriety or detox, etc. After thorough evaluation and assessment we can develop a successful drug detox program.
Here at 449 Recovery we take the process of drug detox very seriously. We categorize our detoxification programs according to the type of drug or drugs the addict has been abusing. Whether the user is using an opiate, crystal meth, heroin, cocaine, ecstasy or marijuana, the detox process is one that simply takes the appropriate amount of evaluation and time to complete.
What type of symptoms should I expect to see?
Crack and cocaine detoxifications will vary based on the length and intensity of the drug use. The same applies to most prescription drugs and opiates such as heroin. The addict’s own body composition, health issues, age and several other factors come into play as well. The following are some of the most common symptoms associated with drug or alcohol detox:
  • Anxiety
  • Cravings
  • Depression
  • Exhaustion
  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Irritability
  • Mood Swings
  • Paranoia

While in detox at 449 Recovery, we will help to manage these symptoms to ensure the most comfortable detoxification process possible.

Some recovering addicts may experience physical pain or even suicidal thoughts during the detox process. This is another reason why supervised detox under the care of well-trained, licensed professionals is so important – for your own safety. Cocaine and crack detox regimes typically last between three and five days and require extensive sleep and nutrition and possibly anxiety management, for example. Opiate detoxes (heroin, prescription pain medication such as oxycontin, morphine, opana, vicodin, Norco, percocet, dilaudid, etc.) and benzodiazepine detoxes tend to typically follow a five to ten day detox depending on the various factors that make up the individuals using history.
If you or a loved one is in need of a drug detox program please contact our office for a free consultation so we can assist you through this process. Our detoxification professionals have been helping people recover for years and are vastly experienced in all detox regimens. Getting clean and sober is the goal and very often the first step on the road to recovery is going through a supervised detoxification program. We will help you and are hopeful that we have eased your fears about detoxing.