Detoxification — or detox — is the first step in addiction treatment. It’s the process of removing any remaining drugs, alcohol and other toxins from your body. Your body doesn’t want these toxins, and so your organs will naturally filter and expel them from your system, so it will happen naturally once you stop using. The real issue with detox is the withdrawal symptoms, which can vary significantly between individuals. These symptoms are what make detoxing difficult for addicts.
Some common symptoms — like body pain, headaches, restlessness, sleeplessness, sweating and nausea — can be managed by the patient, or with the help of simple, non-habit forming medications.
Other withdrawal symptoms — including seizures and stroke — are rare but can be life-threatening.
Because detoxification can be difficult and dangerous, we recommend that you go through a medically supervised detoxification process, rather than handling on your own.
Wyoming Recovery’s detox program makes sure patients go through detox in a safe manner, and are kept as comfortable as possible. While in detox, patients are under the care of our trained medical staff, and are monitored 24/7. Patients are prescribed safe, non-habit forming medication and other alternative treatments to help manage their withdrawal symptoms.
To get started with detox, fill out this online form to request admission to our program or call a case manager at (307) 265-3791.
Wyoming Recovery’s Drug and Alcohol Detox Center in Casper, WY
Wyoming Recovery operates an inpatient drug and alcohol detox center in Casper, WY. The facility is part of our addiction treatment campus, and is licensed by the State of Wyoming Department of Health and accredited by the Joint Commission as a Behavioral Health Care Accreditation Program.
Detoxing patients at our detox center have access to a multidisciplinary team of physicians, psychiatrists, therapists, and counselors who take a holistic approach to addiction treatment. We have decades of experience in helping patients through the detoxification process.
Length of Detox
The length of time it takes to detox will depend on the individual, as well as the specific substance they are addicted to, the severity of the addiction, and the length of time they have been an addict. It can take as few as a few days, or as long as a couple of weeks in extreme circumstances.
How Detoxification Treatment Works
During detoxification treatment, the body purges toxic substances from external sources such as drugs or alcohol. Built-up toxins are removed from the body primarily through the liver with assistance from the kidneys, intestines, lungs, and lymphatic system.
Common Symptoms of Withdrawal?
Withdrawal symptoms and their severity will vary by person and the source of addiction. The frequency of use and length of time an addict has been chemically dependent on a substance can also affect symptoms and severity. The most common symptoms of withdrawal from alcohol or drugs include:
- panic attacks;
- clammy skin;
- changes in heart rate or body temperature;
- difficulty breathing;
- muscle aches or tension;
- intense cravings for the addictive substance;
- tingling sensations;
- chest tightness;
- mood swings;
- loss of appetite;
- slurred speech;
- confused mental state;
- memory issues;
- poor concentration;
- desire to do self-harm;
- grand mal seizures;
- heart attacks; and/or
The Benefits of Medically Supervised Detoxification Program at Wyoming Recovery
In short, Wyoming Recovery’s medically supervised detoxification program is much safer and much more effective than trying to go through the detox process on your own.
Wyoming Recovery patients have access to a multidisciplinary team of physicians, psychiatrists, therapists, and counselors who take a holistic approach to addiction treatment. We have decades of experience in helping addicts overcome their addictions to live healthier, happier lives. Our Dual Diagnosis program allows us to help detoxing patients who also have a co-occurring mental health issue, such as depression, anxiety, bi-polar disorder, or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Our facility is licensed by the State of Wyoming Department of Health and accredited by the Joint Commission as a Behavioral Health Care Accreditation Program.
We provide withdrawal symptom management to patients in the program through non-habit forming medications as well as alternative therapies such as acupuncture and massage therapy. The reduction in symptoms makes patients more comfortable and allows them to better focus on their recovery.
While in detox, patients are supported and encourage every step along the way. Our caring, trained staff monitors detox patients 24/7 and provides physical, emotional and mental support. You are also in an environment where others have gone through the same process — your peers — who you can lean on through this difficult time.
Preparing for Detox and Addiction Treatment
The first step is to get admitted to the program. You can do that by filling out this online form to request admission or by calling a case manager at (307) 265-3791. Our case managers will walk you through the rest of the process. You can get a jump start by filling out some forms:
Contact Our Drug and Alcohol Detox Center Today
At Wyoming Recovery, we’re here to help you every step along your journey to recovery. If you have any questions or would like more information concerning admittance, treatment, and rehabilitation at our drug and alcohol detox center, contact us at (307) 265-3791.