Safely Detox for Multiple Substances in Southern California
There are many detoxification programs for specific types of drugs, but how do you detox if you need to cleanse multiple substances from your body? This is known as polysubstance detox. You will likely need polysubstance detox if you have abused two or more substances over the past year. This could include abusing drugs and alcohol, two different types of drugs, prescription drugs, and illicit drugs – virtually any combination of substance abuse could create a need for polysubstance detoxification.
Detoxifying from polysubstance abuse requires a unique and thoughtful approach. There is no “one-size-fits-all” approach to this problem – you or your loved one will need assistance from experienced rehabilitation professionals who can provide a more personalized treatment plan. At Dana Point Rehab Campus, our dedicated clinicians work closely with clients not only through the detox process but also with the following rehabilitation and addiction treatment, which also takes place at our facilities.
Polysubstance Abuse & Withdrawal
It can be difficult to predict what the side effects of polysubstance abuse will be. As you would expect, it depends on the types of substances abused, how often they were taken, and how long they were abused. Symptoms can last anywhere from a few days to several weeks or months. During the admissions process, we perform a thorough medical evaluation so that we can plan an appropriate detoxification program.
Withdrawal symptoms will vary from person to person, but some common side effects include:
- Nausea and vomiting
- Restlessness and irritability
- Sleeping problems
- Rapid heartbeat
Dangers of Unsupervised Detoxification
Some people will try to cleanse substances from their bodies without detoxification. Not only does this make it harder to prevent relapse, but it can also be life-threatening, particularly for people who are going through polysubstance withdrawal. Some drug combinations can be extremely dangerous, and if you or a loved one has abused two or more substances at once than it is critical that detoxification takes place as soon as possible in a medical detox center.
Don’t take chances with detoxification. At Dana Point Rehab Campus, we start planning rehabilitation and treatment during the detoxification process so clients can seamlessly transition to the next phase of their recovery.
Some of the most dangerous abuse combinations include:
- Alcohol and benzodiazepines (combining these substances could be life-threatening)
- Benzodiazepines and opioids (Painkillers)
- Ecstasy and alcohol
- Heroine and sedatives
- Depressants and amphetamines