Arizona Outpatient Drug Detox Programs & Centers
Sprout Health Arizona’s Outpatient Drug Detoxification
It is widely understood that detox is a diet or juice cleanse that helps rid our bodies of toxins. While this may be the case for most of us, those who are suffering from a drug addiction should not attempt to detox from their substance through these methods.
By quitting cold turkey, our bodies are at risk of a system shock and the potential to shut down completely. The detoxification process from substance use begins with a cleanse of the toxins from the gastrointestinal system and is followed by a complete overhaul of our brain’s chemistry. Studies show that substance use has a direct effect on the chemical releases in our brain. It modifies how our brain releases the pleasure chemical, Dopamine, which lets our body know that we are experiencing something pleasurable. Most times, the continual use of a substance will completely stop the natural release of dopamine, which is why users must increase their use as well as frequency.
Addiction occurs when a user becomes tolerant and dependent on the substance, which occurs after they begin to use more frequently and in larger amounts. Depending on the severity of their addiction, the process of detoxification and its withdrawal symptoms will vary.
For patients who experience non-life threatening withdrawal symptoms, Sprout Health Arizona recommends an intensive outpatient program. This program allows the patient to begin treatment while undergoing the detox process. If their withdrawal symptoms become too hard to bare, we can administer certain medications to help ease the pain. Through this process, we provide mental and physical support as well as nutritional and physiological counseling.
The outpatient program is only advised for patients who are moderate abusers who have not yet become addicts because these patients are allowed to return home after each session. In order to participate in this program, our patients must show that they can manage their cravings and avoid their triggers on their own because they will be away from the treatment facility most of the time. The therapies we provide should prepare our patients to live a healthy life.
Sprout Health Arizona understands the courage and strength it took to receive help in the first place; therefore, we trust that our patients will practice the same strength outside of treatment after their detox sessions.