Medical Drug and Alcohol Detox Services
Bright Future Recovery sits on a gorgeous acre in Hollister, CA, surrounded by 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.
For teens trying to work their way through growing up, emotional stressors, and drug or alcohol addiction, we have an age-specific program.
Busy professionals who are challenged with career and other obligations, ask about our Executive detox program that provides the needed flexibility.
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.
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 and esophageal varices (bleeding from the esophagus).
Malnutrition is a big factor in alcoholism. Primary malnutrition is due to a decrease in nutrient intake. Digestion impairment and malabsorption of nutrients cause secondary malnutrition. Tertiary malnutrition results in the inability 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 codeine, heroin, hydrocodone (Vicodin), hydromorphone (Dilaudid), methadone, demerol, morphine, and oxycodone (Percocet, OxyContin).
Symptoms from detox usually start within 12 hours of last use, which can include agitation, anxiety, muscle aches, insomnia, runny nose, sweating and yawning.
Late symptoms include abdominal cramping, diarrhea, dilated pupils, goose bumps, nausea and vomiting.
CNS Drug Detox
CNS stimulant drugs include amphetamines (such as ecstasy), bath salts and cocaine. These drugs increase activity in the brain heightening energy and alertness.
As an individual takes the stimulant drug for a long period of time, the brain becomes dependent on the drug to regulate cognitive function and focus.
Symptoms of stimulant drug withdrawal 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 (such as diazepam), hypnotics and sleeping aids.
The signs of sedative 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 length can vary depending on the drug being taken, as each one has a different half-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.