Drug Detox Help in the San Jose, CA Area
Detox Safely from Heroin, Opiates/Opioids, or Other Substances
Detox is the first step in recovery from drug abuse.
A detoxification program does NOT address the causes of addiction. Or the social factors, psychological processes, and the complex behavioral issues associated with addiction. What it does do is clean the addictive substance out of your system…leaving your body clean and your mind ready to begin the recovery process.
Here’s the standard process for drug detoxification, according to US Department of Health and Human Services guidelines:
- Evaluation: Upon beginning drug detox, a patient (you) 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 with medication is more common. At this time, you’re told what to expect during treatment and the recovery process. Where appropriate, close friends or family are brought in for 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 drug abuse is difficult. Detox is the first step.
Any history of substance 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 withdrawal symptoms, Support Systems Homes has a medication-assisted detox option, using buprenorphine (Subutex®, Suboxone®). This allows your body to ease away from addiction into a clean physical & mental state.
Addiction Treatment 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 – Only What Works for You
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 help you remain free from drug use.
Detoxing From Heroin, Opioids (including Prescription 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: An FDA-Approved Medication for Opiate Detox
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.
Eases 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 Detox 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.
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.
We are Here to Help You Through Drug Detox & 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.