Drug detox is often recognized as the first and most difficult step in any rehab and recovery program. Finding and asking for help can seem impossible and no addiction is the same, but quality treatment options in Las Vegas and Nevada are available. Whether it be residential or intensive outpatient services, Landmark Recovery of Las Vegas’s drug detox center can help you or a loved one. Different drugs require different medical detox strategies. We will let you know what to expect and will provide you with the right treatment plan for your addiction.
Drugs can harm your health and negatively impact many other aspects of your life.
It is not uncommon for individuals struggling with drug abuse to report hardships such as chronic disease, strained relationships, reduced work/school productivity, financial difficulties, and legal problems.
Unfortunately, many people living in Nevada currently suffer such hardships due to the effects of their drug abuse.
According to recent results from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 1 in 7 Nevadans aged 12 and older currently use marijuana. 3 At least 1 in 44 Nevada residents used cocaine in the past year, and around 1 in 78 reported past-year methamphetamine use. Nevada has been especially impacted by the recent opioid epidemic, with 1 in 22 Nevadans reporting recent misuse of prescription opioids and 1 in 294 reporting the use of heroin.
Untreated substance abuse can lead to addiction, a disease of the brain that is characterized by the compulsive seeking and use of drugs despite the substantial negative consequences. 4 The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration estimates that there are 218,000 Nevada residents currently struggling with addiction. 3 This includes 139,00 Nevadans suffering from alcoholism, 101,000 individuals addicted to an illegal drug, and 18,000 Nevada residents with an addiction to prescription opioids.
Drug addiction has had a devastating impact on the residents of Nevada. Statistics from 2018 demonstrating the severe consequences of substance abuse in the Silver State include: 5
Admissions data indicate that 11,101 individuals were treated at Nevada treatment centers in 2019. Tragically, this means that only 1 out of every 20 Nevadans in need of substance abuse treatment actually receive any form of treatment for their addiction. 6
Landmark Recovery of Las Vegas’s staff can help you break free from drug addiction with evidence-based treatment programs. However, before you can start any formal rehab program you must first go through drug detox, the natural bodily process during which all traces of addictive substances are flushed from your system. Drug detox cleanses your body and brain from drugs, preparing you for rehab treatment with a clear head and open mind.
Depending on the drug of abuse and the nature of your dependence, you will likely experience a range of physical and emotional symptoms as your body adjusts to the absence of drugs. These symptoms often include: 7
Detox is often regarded as one of the most difficult steps in overcoming addiction due to the pain and discomfort experienced during withdrawal. For many individuals, the intense cravings and negative withdrawal symptoms are enough to keep them from taking this critical first step toward sobriety. To give yourself the best opportunity to successfully get through detox, we recommend detoxing under medical supervision at a professional detox center.
Landmark Recovery of Las Vegas is proud to offer a medical detox program that allows you to detox from drugs safely and comfortably. Because everyone’s withdrawal experience varies based on their unique situation, all clients entering the drug detox center at Landmark Recovery will undergo a complete medical exam and psychological evaluation upon program admission. This allows our medical staff to then customize a detox treatment plan that will meet your specific needs and recovery goals.
During drug detox, our staff of clinical specialists provide around-the-clock supportive care and administer medications that can help manage withdrawal symptoms and reduce cravings. Our specially trained clinicians, including physicians and psychiatrists, will also quickly recognize and address any medical complications that may arise during drug withdrawal.
Although drug detox by itself is not a treatment for addiction, once you are medically stabilized you will be smoothly transitioned into one of our science-backed drug rehab programs. Landmark Recovery of Las Vegas takes a holistic approach to drug treatment, and your personalized rehab program will likely include proven therapies such as individual and group counseling, behavioral therapy, medication management, medication-assisted treatment, health and wellness education, meditation and mindfulness activities, and a variety of exercise and fitness activities. 8
Landmark Recovery of Las Vegas offers medical detox services in a safe and comfortable environment. Please call us at 725-217-9910 to speak to our staff of admission specialists. and learn more about the programs offered at our Las Vegas drug detox center, conveniently located minutes from U.S. Route 95.
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1) National Institute on Drug Abuse. (2020).https://www.drugabuse.gov/drug-topics/health-consequences-drug-misuse/introduction
2) U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of the Surgeon General. (2018).https://addiction.surgeongeneral.gov/sidebar-many-consequences-alcohol-and-drug-misuse
3) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2020).https://www.samhsa.gov/data/report/2017-2018-nsduh-state-specific-tables
4) American Society of Addiction Medicine. (2020).https://www.asam.org/Quality-Science/definition-of-addiction
5) Foundation for Nevada Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Agency. (2019).http://dhhs.nv.gov/uploadedFiles/dhhsnvgov/content/Programs/Office_of_Analytics/SAPTA_EPI_Profile_Nevada_2019a(1).pdf
6) Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Treatment Episode Data Set. (2020).https://wwwdasis.samhsa.gov/webt/newmapv1.htm
7) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2015).https://store.samhsa.gov/product/TIP-45-Detoxification-and-Substance-Abuse-Treatment/SMA15-4131
8) The New England Journal of Medicine. (2014).https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugfacts/treatment-approaches-drug-addiction