Getting the First Step Right
After habitual use of drugs and alcohol, detoxification is the first step towards recovery. It’s important that the person who is going through the detox is given as much caring support as possible as it is a courageous thing to pursue recovery and worthy of receiving the most comfortable treatment possible.
Some of the substances we generally detoxify our clients for include:
- Opiates (including Heroin)
The detoxification process begins with the onset of withdrawal symptoms. These symptoms, which can include anxiety, sweating, cravings, and feelings of unease, are the frequently cited as a reason for a drug or alcohol relapse. For this reason, it is imperative to be in a comfortable and supportive environment to ease through the difficult transition into sobriety.
Close Monitoring by our Medical Support Staff
At Las Olas, we have a medical staff available to help during the detoxification phase and ease the symptoms of withdrawal to a manageably comfortable level. Dr. Bonilla and his medical team will work with you to create an individualized detox program that addresses the substances abused and the extent to which they have been abused.
Each drug, including alcohol, will affect your body differently. Likewise, each set of withdrawal symptoms will differ depending on the drugs or substances abused. Our goal at Las Olas is to develop a comprehensive program that addresses each of these symptoms to help you recover comfortably.
Traditional and Homeopathic Medical Options
As Dr. Bonilla specializes in both traditional medicine and homeopathic medicine, you will have the choice of using a variety and combination of treatment protocols.
For most clients, they can expect medications that will ease anxiety, help with muscle spasms, and prevent dangerous life-threatening seizures. With 24-hour medical staff, you can rest assured that you are being monitored in a safe and relaxing environment.
Care for Dual Diagnosis Clients
Beyond the basic medications mentioned above, some of our clients also have a dual diagnosis that requires the dispensation of medications (for disorders like anxiety, depression, and PTSD). After establishing the person’s medical history during the initial intake screening, we will make arrangements to make sure any relevant medication is on hand and available to the detoxing individual.
DRUGS TREATED INCLUDE: