Medical Detox from Alcohol & Drugs
Bright Future Recovery sits on a gorgeous acre in Hollister, CA, surrounded by the green hills. Having a home-like environment while the individual is detoxing is crucial for their mind and body while they get through the withdrawal symptoms.
Bright Future Recovery also offers church, NA and AA meetings for those who are religious or want to start sharing their story or simply listening to others. Attending groups is a powerful way of supporting others going through process of recovery.
We encourage those who are in need of a prep program to give us call so we can answer any and all questions.
Bright Future Recovery is here to get those in need back on track as smoothly and as comfortable as possible.
Once alcohol reaches the brain, it has an immediate intoxicating effect. The drinker may lose consciousness as the blood alcohol levels rise.
Symptoms of alcoholism include slurred speech, incoordination, loss of full control of bodily movements, memory loss, respiratory depression, coma, liver failure, esophageal varices (bleeding from the esophagus).
Malnutrition is a big factor in alcoholism.
Primary malnutrition is due to a decrease in nutrients intake. Digestion impairment and malabsorption of nutrients cause secondary malnutrition. Tertiary malnutrition results in the ability to convert nutrients due to the alcohol consumption which inhibits fat absorption and all fat-soluble vitamins including: vitamin A, B, D, E, K.
Opioids are drugs that are used to treat pain. Examples of opioids are codein, heroin, hydrocodone (Vicodin), hydromorphone (Dilaudid), methadone, demerol, morphine, and oxycodone (Percocet, Oxycontin).
Symptoms from detox usually start within 12 hours of last usage, which can include agitation, anxiety, muscle aches, insomnia, runny nose, sweating, yawning.
Late symptoms include abdominal cramping, diarrhea, dilated pupils, goose bumps, nausea, and vomiting.
CNS drugs include amphetamines, such as ecstasy, bath salts, and cocaine. These drugs increase the activity in the brain heightening the energy and alertness.
As the client takes the stimulant drug for a long period of time, the brain becomes dependent on the drug to regulate cognitive function and focus.
Symptoms include palpitations, feeling of impending doom, tachycardia (high heart rate), hypertension (high blood pressure), irregular heartbeat, heart attacks, agitation, combativeness, confusion, hallucinations, paranoia, aggression, and suicide attempts. As the drug wears off, signs of depression, exhaustion, irritability, and sleeplessness set in.
Sedatives depress or slow down the central nervous system. Examples include barbiturates, benzodiazepines (diazepam), hypnotics or sleeping aids.
The signs of withdrawals include: restlessness, muscle shaking, excessive sweating, nausea, vomiting, insomnia, depression, and anxiety. In some cases, the user experiences hallucinations, delirium, and potentially fatal seizures.
Detoxing can vary in difference depending on the drug being taken, as each one has a different ½ life (the time is takes to leave the body). Some symptoms may begin at about 7 days and can last as long as a month or longer.