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Help with Withdrawal Medication

Help with Withdrawal Medication

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Drug & Alcohol withdrawal Medication

Help with Withdrawal Medication. The medication we administer will stop cravings, and nausea. In the morning the client will not feel sick, or have an upset stomach. The medication we administer will make the client feel like they have had a drink, or taken their drugs, hence  will stop the  cravings. The detox is half the battle done.

The next stage – Help with Withdrawal Medication

Now the next stage, which also happens during the clients residential alcohol or drug detox is to find the underlying issues that are causing their addiction. We also need to get the client through the psychological aspects of addiction. We then need to restore the clients natural appetite, and restore the clients natural sleep pattern. Once all this is done, we need to set up coping mechanisms to stop the client going back to their addiction. That is basically what happens during an alcohol or drug detox at one of our centres.

Will I get withdrawal during my detox

If in one of our residential detox centres, or during one of our alcohol home detox programs. The answer is no. Our nurses will make sure you are safe, comfortable and healthy during your detox with us. Also we detox over a longer period to make sure you do stay comfortable. 

There are several medications commonly used to manage withdrawal symptoms associated with alcohol, opioids, and benzodiazepines. It’s important to note that medication options may vary depending on your specific situation and the guidance of a healthcare professional. Here are some medications commonly used for withdrawal management:

  1. Alcohol withdrawal:

    • Benzodiazepines: Medications like diazepam (Valium), chlordiazepoxide (Librium), or lorazepam (Ativan) are often prescribed to manage alcohol withdrawal symptoms and prevent seizures.
    • Anticonvulsants: Medications such as carbamazepine (Tegretol) or gabapentin (Neurontin) may be used as alternatives or adjuncts to benzodiazepines for seizure prevention.
    • Other medications: In certain cases, other medications like beta-blockers (e.g., propranolol) or clonidine may be used to manage specific symptoms such as tremors, high blood pressure, or anxiety.
  2. Opioid withdrawal:

    • Methadone: Methadone is a long-acting opioid agonist that can be used to manage withdrawal symptoms and help with the transition to abstinence or a maintenance treatment program.
    • Buprenorphine: Buprenorphine is a partial opioid agonist that can alleviate withdrawal symptoms and cravings. It is available in various formulations, including combination products with naloxone (Suboxone) or naloxone alone (Zubsolv).
    • Naltrexone: Naltrexone is an opioid antagonist that blocks the effects of opioids. It can be used to prevent relapse once the acute withdrawal phase is over.
  3. Benzodiazepine withdrawal:

    • Long-acting benzodiazepines: In some cases, a long-acting benzodiazepine like diazepam (Valium) or chlordiazepoxide (Librium) may be prescribed to taper off shorter-acting benzodiazepines while managing withdrawal symptoms.
    • Anticonvulsants: Certain anticonvulsant medications like carbamazepine (Tegretol) or valproate (Depakote) may be used to manage withdrawal symptoms during benzodiazepine tapering.

Please note that these medications should be used under the supervision and guidance of a healthcare professional. They are typically part of a comprehensive treatment plan that includes counselling, support groups, and other therapeutic interventions to address the underlying causes of addiction.

The specific medication and dosage will be determined based on your individual needs, medical history, and the recommendations of your healthcare provider. It’s important to follow their instructions carefully and communicate any concerns or side effects that you may experience during the withdrawal process.

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If you would like to know about the medication used for detoxing clients, residential rehab, prices, availability, detox, secondary care, addiction issue, or do you want to know do you have an addiction, how to help someone, or anything else you have read in the website. Our counsellors are waiting for your call and are happy to help.  Contact us now on 07811 606 606 (24 hours). We are here to help. All calls are treated in the strictest of confidence. 

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