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If our medical team determines detoxification services are required, patients are placed on a detox protocol with medication, and closely monitored by our medical team.

A medical detox is the highest level of care available for the treatment of substance abuse, whether it be for drug dependence or alcoholism. When clients come to Amethyst to undergo a medically-monitored detox protocol, our primary goal is to safely and effectively assist with the process of detoxifying the body from all mood and mind-altering substances.

Along with detoxification services, applicable patients will have the opportunity to remain in residential treatment before transitioning into day/night treatment and outpatient levels of care. Each potential patient will receive a complete assessment and evaluation by our treatment team to determine the best possible individualized treatment regimen.

If our medical team determines detoxification services are required, each patient will be placed on a proven detox protocol, including proper medications, and will be closely monitored by our medical director and nursing staff. We have a nurse on call 24 hours, 7 days a week, to ensure safe detoxification. We strive to make each individual’s detox process as comfortable as possible.

While at Amethyst Recovery Center for detox, we assist with withdrawal symptoms for many types of substances:

Alcohol
Alcohol causes physical dependence when consumed for extended periods of time. When the individual who is physically dependent on alcohol stops consuming it, physical reactions within the body will occur. It is not uncommon for alcoholics to suffer from seizures if they try to quit drinking without medical help. Hallucinations may also occur during an alcohol detox, depending on the quantity and duration of consumption.

A proper alcohol detox must be conducted in a controlled medical setting while under the supervision of medical professionals. This process can take anywhere from a few days to a week, or even longer in some cases.

Heroin
Heroin withdrawal is one of the most unpleasant experiences that an individual can go through. At our heroin detox facility, clients will have their withdrawal symptoms evaluated and managed by our licensed medical staff. At Amethyst Recovery Center, our physicians administer Subutex (buprenorphine) which will make the process much easier and far less uncomfortable. Inpatient heroin detox centers like ours are recommended for long-term or heavy users and are the most successful form of detox.
Opiate Medications
Opioids are synthetic drugs derived from the opium plant. The primary substances that make up this category of dangerous drug include morphine, codeine and heroin. There are many forms of opiate medications prescribed in the U.S. for pain management and other ailments, but due to their addictive nature, many users who consume these drugs become physically dependent with no intention of doing so.

Like heroin, withdrawal from opiate medications is extremely uncomfortable. At the Amethyst Recovery Center detox, our physicians administer Subutex (buprenorphine) to safely and comfortably manage withdrawal symptoms from opiates. The most common opiate medications are oxycodone (OxyContin, Percocet), hydrocodone (Vicodin), oxymorphone (Opana), and hydromorphone (Dilaudid).

Benzodiazepines
Benzodiazepines are medications that are most commonly prescribed for anxiety disorders and as a sleep aid. They are, however, physically addicting, and they can cause uncomfortable and even dangerous withdrawal symptoms if users suddenly stop using them.

A medical detox protocol is necessary to safely withdrawal from benzos, and the physicians at our medical detox center have handled countless cases of benzo addiction. The most common cases of benzodiazepine addiction we treat include medications such as alprazolam (Xanax), clonazepam (Klonopin), and diazepam (Valium).

Cocaine
During cocaine detox, medications may be administered to manage the unpleasant symptoms associated with cocaine withdrawal. Our cocaine detox provides a safe, stable, and pain-free setting of abstinence to give your recovery from cocaine addiction a greater chance of success.
Amphetamines
During a detox from amphetamines, a wide range of withdrawal symptoms may occur within the user. Amphetamine withdrawal takes place when amphetamine use stops and the body attempts to readjust to life without the use of these chemicals. Since amphetamine users often stay awake for days or weeks at a time, lack of sleep begins to take its toll on the human body, and medical assistance is often needed to ensure safety. The most commonly abused amphetamines include methamphetamine (crystal meth), MDMA (ecstasy or “Molly”), dextroamphetamine (Adderall), and methylphenidate (Ritalin).

The process of withdrawal during an alcohol or drug detox is not only uncomfortable, it can also be dangerous without proper medical supervision. We have properly staffed our medical detox facility to ensure the highest level of safety for our clients. At any given time,

  • 1 Nurse and 1 Nursing Support Staff per 12 clients
  • 5 Behavioral Health Technicians
  • 3 Primary Therapists

Health & Wellness

  • Massage therapy
  • Access to nutritionist
  • Full commercial kitchen
  • Executive chef
  • Salad bar
  • Vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and allergy sensitive meals available

Recreation & Comfort

  • Ice cream maker & toppings
  • Snacks and refreshments available 24/7
  • Xbox in each room
  • Art, music, and cinema
  • Cable TV in each room
  • Ping pong table
  • Outdoor games available

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Amethyst Recovery Center is one of the top addiction treatment facilities in the country. We are focused on providing the highest standard of substance abuse treatment. We continue to meet the rigorous standards that are set forth by the Joint Commission (JCAHO), and have received their Gold Seal accreditation. We are also proud members of the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP).

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