You are thinking about seeking detox assistance for your drug use and you want to know, can I still detox from drugs if I have high blood pressure or diabetes. Everyday people with medical conditions enter detox for drug and alcohol use. It is a good idea that you consult with your doctor before you make the decision to go into detox. Your doctor will discuss all your options of the best way to proceed to help with your drug use.
Detoxification is the process of removing the toxins that have collected in your body from drug use. It is not necessary for everyone who uses drugs to detoxify. It depends on the type of drug, how much of the drug you have been using and how long you have been using the drug. For example, cocaine and methamphetamine do not require detox. Your doctor can tell you if you need detox. He can also tell you if your other issues like diabetes and/or high blood pressure will complicate the detox process.
Withdrawal without a medical detoxification process can be painful and frightening. Certain types of drugs have both psychological and physical withdrawal symptoms including anxiety, irritability, confusion, sweating, chills, insomnia, nausea, vomiting, hallucinations and seizures. Medical conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure can be exacerbated with drug use. It is important that you seek medical attention if your condition worsens.
Some inpatient medical detoxes have been regarded as being impersonal and inefficient. These facilities are considered by many in the medical profession as using practices that have been viewed as questionable. Patients are restricted from outside contact as well as bringing in personal items. Patients are placed in psychiatric wards and are placed on lockdown or kept in isolation. These medical detoxes have been seen as stripping away the dignity of patients. Individuals have been known to walk out of these types of medical detoxes.
Many doctors agree that intravenous IV therapy medical detox is the best method for medical detox, especially if you have high blood pressure or diabetes or any other medical illness that requires medication. IV therapy begins with a full assessment of your health and well being including physical, psychological and social. A customized detox plan will be created from the results of your evaluation and your detoxification will be administered by physicians and registered nurses who are experienced in ICU/ER care. Your care will be monitored 24/7. IV therapy medical detox is a valuable method because it allows your medication to be changed to meet your withdrawal symptoms which keeps you comfortable and allows you to complete the detox process.
When you complete detox, you may want to enter a program that will help you regain control of your life. St. Jude Retreats uses a cognitive behavioral education program that teaches our guests to use self-assessment and self change techniques as a means to better decision making. These choices are more productive and develop habits and behaviors that are positive for a more enriching life that is permanently free of drug use.
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