Drug and alcohol abuse continues to be an ongoing problem for residents of Nevada. Between 2009 and 2010, Nevada was listed among the top ten states for high rates of drug-use in a number of categories. The top two categories included a large number of teenagers reporting past-month use of illicit drugs other than marijuana as well as a substantial amount of teenagers noting past-year non-medical use of pain relievers. The most commonly cited substances among Nevada drug rehab programs during 2011 was stimulants, marijuana and heroin. For most individuals entering Nevada drug and alcohol treatment programs, detox is the first step in their journey to sobriety.
Detox, short for detoxification is the medical process of coming off drugs or alcohol. This process can be medically, physically and emotionally taxing. For this reason, it is always suggested that an addicted person undergo detox with the help of treatment professionals. Some substances such as alcohol and heroin are physically addictive and cause severe withdrawal symptoms when discontinued. Going through detox in a professional environment helps the person through this process in a safe manor ensuring their physical withdrawal symptoms are handled properly. Often, physically addictive drugs require prescription medications during detox to help ease the withdrawal symptoms and prevent cravings that can trigger relapse. Other substances such as meth and marijuana do not typically cause physical withdrawal symptoms. However, addicted persons will find going through detox in a professional setting helps to ease the emotional changes they experience while preparing them for the next phase of care, addiction treatment.
While the detox process is one of the most physically and emotionally demanding phases of recovery, the actual rehabilitation takes place when the person enters addiction treatment. Many programs in Nevada offer detox services on site and employ medical professionals to help their clients' successfully withdrawal from the substance they are dependent on. Other treatment centers will work closely with detox programs nearby and have their future clients' complete detox prior to entering treatment. Once the detox phase of rehabilitation is complete, the person is ready to tackle and resolve deeper personal issues connected to their addiction.
Choosing the correct treatment program for yourself or a family member can be one of the the most important decisions you ever make. With so many choices for treatment, and so many variables to consider, getting help from a knowledgeable addiction specialist who understands what types of treatment will work best is invaluable.
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