Drug Detox, San Jose CA
Support Systems Homes Safe Medical Detox
A detoxification program for physical dependence does not address the causes of addiction, social factors, psychological addiction, or the complex behavioral issues associated with addiction.
Detox is the first step in recovery from drug abuse.
The United States Department of Health and Human Services lists three steps in drug detoxification process:
- Evaluation: Upon beginning drug detoxification, a patient is first tested to see which specific substances are presently circulating in their bloodstream and the amount. Clinicians also evaluate the patient for potential co-occurring disorders, dual diagnosis, and mental/behavioral issues.
- Stabilization: In this stage, the patient is guided through the process of detoxification. This may be done with or without the use of medications but for the most part the former is more common. Also part of stabilization is explaining to the patient what to expect during treatment and the recovery process. Where appropriate, people close to the addict are brought in at this time to become involved and show support.
- Guiding Patient into Treatment: The last step of the detoxification process is to ready the patient for the actual recovery process. As drug detoxification only deals with the physical dependency and addiction to drugs, it does not address the psychological aspects of drug addiction. This stage entails obtaining agreement from the patient to complete the process by enrolling in a drug rehabilitation program.
Stopping use of drugs is difficult. Detox is the first step.
Any history of heavy drug use means it is important to experience the detoxification process in a comfortable environment; supervised by medical professionals 24 hours/day.
To safely manage your opiate withdrawal symptoms, Support Systems Homes has a medication assisted detox option, using buprenorphine (Subutex®, Suboxone®).
While You Stay With Us
At Support Systems Homes, you’ll be monitored by a qualified, experienced staff 24 hours a day. Clinical personnel supervise the process and coordinate services as needed. You’re assigned a counselor to work with during your stay, and you’re encouraged to participate in educational groups and group counseling sessions.
Individualized Treatment Plans
Your counselor will help guide you through the detox process, developing an individualized treatment plan along the way. You’ll learn to identify relapse “triggers” and how to cope with them on a daily basis. You’ll also receive information and education about longer-term treatment designed to promote abstinence from drug use.
Detox From Heroin, Painkillers and Other Drugs
For a successful detox, you will need cutting-edge protocols, expert clinical personnel, a safe and supportive environment; and an introduction to the principles of recovery.
We provide a safe and effective recovery environment for all who are willing to change their lives.
Buprenorphine is an FDA-approved product used to help opiate addicts recover. It comes in two forms: Subutex® and a buprenorphine/naloxone product called Suboxone®.
Subutex® and Suboxone® are currently the only Schedule III, IV, or V medications to have received FDA approval for detoxification from opiates.
Easing Withdrawal Symptoms
Buprenorphine is an opioid partial agonist. At low doses, buprenorphine produces enough of an effect to help you discontinue opiate use without experiencing withdrawal symptoms.
The effects of buprenorphine increase with larger doses of the drug until they plateau at a moderate dose. Then the effects do not increase anymore. This is the “ceiling effect” that makes buprenorphine a useful drug for rehabilitation purposes.
In high doses and under certain circumstances, buprenorphine can actually block the effects of full opioid agonists (e.g. heroin). It can even blunt withdrawal symptoms if administered to an addict while the drug of abuse is still in the bloodstream.
Will This Work for Me?
If you have been diagnosed with an addiction to opiates (heroin, prescription painkillers, etc.), are willing to follow safety precautions at a drug rehab center, and have a desire to get clean, then Support Systems Homes can help you on your road to recovery.
Information on Opioids
At Support Systems Homes, you’ll be tested to make sure you’ll have no bad reactions to buprenorphine treatment. Once safety is assured, treatment is administered by our medical professionals. Detox is followed by a review of our treatment options.
How Are Subutex and Suboxone Administered?
Subutex® and Suboxone are both sublingual tablets. They are placed and dissolved under the tongue.
Because of its ceiling effect, buprenorphine is a safe method of detoxification from more dangerous opiates like heroin. Use of Subutex or Suboxone must be monitored by specifically qualified doctors.
Need Help with Alcohol Recovery?
Support Systems Homes (SSH) is an internationally accredited, state-licensed substance abuse treatment program dedicated to the innovative and cost-effective treatment of chemical dependency (drug/alcohol addiction).
Based in Northern California, our San Jose rehab facility provides a comprehensive structure of treatment programs, sober living environments, and recovery services for those suffering from the diseases of alcoholism and drug addiction.