Newfoundland and Labrador Medical Detox Programs

Medical detox is a useful approach for addicts who are struggling with severe alcohol addictions, heroin addiction, and prescription-drug substance abuse. The medical detox process involves medically supervised treatment, where the patient is tapered off of the drugs, and other medications are given to alleviate withdrawal symptoms. For example, severe alcohol addiction; the withdrawals can be deadly, and must be treated properly in order for a patient to survive the process. Many heroin addicts will turn to methadone to help them get off of heroin, but will later require medical detox to stop using methadone because of how addictive the drug is. The medical detox process can take some time to complete, and in many cases, a patient can end up being in a medical detox for a couple of weeks to upwards of a month on some severe cases.