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In Connecticut, detox programs are found in various forms across the state. From “rapid detox” for opiate addiction to more long term residential programs, you can find it here. Recovering from addiction can be multifaceted, but at it’s core it is simply an addict deciding they don’t want to live that way any longer. Occasionally this can be a challenging process, but the rewards of completion far exceed the challenge. Connecticut offers professionally supervised programs for drug and opiate detoxification, as well alcohol detox. Centers now utilize medication to make the sometimes painful withdrawal process more tolerable for the patient.

When one is looking for treatment, many times they will simply get a referral from a doctor or Internet search. Clinics are open to sending information to someone looking to attend and allowing him/her to tour their facility if they desire. Good programs offer counseling and “aftercare” to the patient to speed the recovery process. Initial body detox is only the first phases of treatment, with the more important aspect being the training and counseling they receive within. Connecticut treatment centers utilize methods to teach the individual coping mechanisms, as well as techniques they can use when inevitable temptation does arise. Sometimes an individual needs to change their social habits, group of peers, and even location to make long term sobriety a success.

Detox programs in Connecticut range from outpatient treatment, inpatient home/residential treatment, and brief stay hospitalization. Inpatient detox is a program where the patient makes his living arrangements at the center, and enjoys treatment services every day; 24 hour care is usually available to the patient. Partial hospitalization is similar to inpatient in that the patient briefly stays at a center and receives intense detox treatment/services, but generally returns home after a short period. The patient continues to attend services on a daily basis but returns home at the end of the day. Outpatient services are the most mild form of treatment, with all services being done while the patient is still living at home. All service levels are at the discretion of the patient and their family.

Rapid detox is a popular treatment for those addicted to opiates. Under rapid detox, the patient is placed under general anaesthesia, and is administered medication that quickly detoxifies their body. This type of therapy completely detoxifies the patient in hours, rather than days or weeks, and aims to make the detox period very brief and tolerable. Within 5 or 6 hours, the patient will be completely purged and withdrawn from their opiate addiction; this is truly the best choice for those who suffer from opiate addiction.

Treatment Centers in Connecticut offer alcohol detox programs as well, with some purely dedicated to alcoholics. Some alcohol detoxification is similar to drug detox which utilizes a medically supervised environment, but the 12 step program still holds the most popularity. Alcohol detox programs now also utilize medications that make the immediate cravings for a drink virtually non existent. Alcohol withdrawal can bring on symptoms of shaking, vivid hallucinations, vomiting, and tremors. Medication is very helpful to eliminate most of these immediate withdrawal symptoms. Alcohol addiction is a mental addiction as well, so treatment centers in Connecticut utilize counseling as well to address these issues. State financial assistance can be found in Connecticut. To quality for this form of assistance, the patient may fill out forms found at a particular treatment center or at their social services office. For more information, or to find a detox center in Connecticut, contact 800-315-1376 (Who Answers?) to speak with a counselor.

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