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Safe and Comfortable Detox Seattle

Inpatient detox is the initial period of rehab. Here, patients are gradually taken off their dependence of alcohol and drugs. Addictive substances are safely and medically removed from the patient’s body. This is done with the assistance of medications and 24/7 monitored care. Our detox treatment program is appropriate for anyone who is physically or psychologically dependent on the following substances:


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At Hotel California by the Sea, our medical detox in Seattle provides a safe environment for patients to begin healing. Taking the first step to recovery begins with a full medical detox in Seattle

Consistent and long-term use of drugs and alcohol alters the brain structure and chemistry. The body can develop negative reactions and experience substance withdrawal if a person decides to drastically cut down or abruptly stops taking drugs. This can be a dangerous situation where professional medical attention should be involved.

Our drug and alcohol detox treatment center in Seattle helps clients manage and alleviate uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms. The timeline for a drug detox in Seattle will depend on each patient and other contributing factors. That being said, the average length for detox treatment is 3 to 5 days.

Intensive therapies and peer support groups also help clients throughout some of the early and most difficult days of recovery. Our King County detox program in Washington provides rigorous care in a state-licensed and Joint-Commission accredited facility.

What is Medical Detox in Seattle, Washington?

Medical detox services provide patients with the opportunity to safely manage withdrawal symptoms. Our inpatient Bellevue detox center ensures that no matter what substances someone might be withdrawing from, they will receive 24/7 support. Daily assessments from medical professionals and clinicians provide updated statuses on patient’s progress. These assessments allow physicians to address any issues that arise during the detox process.

FDA approved medications and other forms of medication assisted management help patients feel comfortable during this important process of rehab. Patients who require alcohol detox in Seattle may utilize MAT with medications such as Naltrexone, Acramproste and Disulfiram. Patients who require drug detox in Seattle may find the drug tapering technique appropriate for their treatment situation.

Detox in Seattle follows the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) guidelines. ASAM guidelines are the gold standards for all substances abuse facilities of various healthcare levels in the United States. We believe in implementing the most efficient and modern treatments when it comes to substance addiction medicine.

Our Alcohol Detox in Seattle

Alcohol is a central nervous system depressant that slows down brain and body functions. This can impair a person’s physical coordination and behavioral judgment. With long-term use, users become dependent on alcohol to perform everyday functions and to feel “normal.”

Alcohol Withdrawal

Alcohol abuse alters the brain’s chemistry and biology. When a person decides to stop consuming alcohol, they can experience alcohol withdrawal symptoms. Alcohol withdrawal is a collection of physical and psychological signs that appear when an addict stops drinking alcohol.

Alcohol withdrawal can also depend on many different factors. These include how long the user has been drinking, and if they have included other substances.

Common alcohol withdrawal symptoms include:

  • Anxiety and depression
  • Shaking and tremors
  • Agitation and confusion
  • Decreased appetitive
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Insomnia and fatigue
  • Heart palpitations and high blood pressure

Delirium Tremens (DT) is a serious condition that can occur during alcohol withdrawal in severe cases of alcohol addiction. This medical condition can be life-threatening and should be examined by a medical professional. Symptoms of DT can appear within 2 to 3 days after drinking has stopped. Signs of DT include:

  • Hallucinations
  • Increased sensitivity to sound and light
  • Intense confusion and emotional distress
  • Fever
  • Seizures

Alcohol Detox Treatments

Medication assisted treatment is often used to help patients with alcohol use disorder (AUD), detox from alcohol. Using FDA-approved medications that are strategically administered is a safe way for patients to detox from alcohol.

Common medications used during alcohol detox include:

  • Naltrexone. Naltrexone is a drug used to help reduce alcohol cravings. It physically stimulates unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. These symptoms are meant to deter the patient from turning to their cravings and relapsing.
  • Acamprosate. Acamprosate is another drug used to help patients reduce alcohol cravings. It is usually administered after the completion of the initial detox.
  • Disulfiram. Disulfiram is a drug that produces severe physical reactions with alcohol is consumed. Deterring symptoms include nausea, headaches and low blood pressure.

Our Drug Detox in Seattle

Prescription drugs, painkillers, sedatives and stimulants are among the most widely abused drugs. People who abuse these drugs often develop a substance use disorder (SUD). Both illicit and legally prescribed substances can become extremely addictive when used in excessive amounts. Detoxing from psychoactive drugs can be difficult both physically and emotionally.

Continuing treatment after detox is an investment. Studies have proven that long term treatment is one of the best ways our clients can safely transition back into work, school, or family life. From the beginning stages of detox to the final stages of outpatient treatment, our Bellevue detox is fully-equipped to offer a safe and supportive environment for our clients to get back on their feet.

Substance Withdrawal Symptoms

Patients in drug detox in Seattle may experience numerous withdrawal symptoms. This is dependent on which substances are being removed from their bodies.

Patients have become dependent on these drugs for so long. An abrupt removal from the body can cause dangerous side effects. The intensity of symptoms can range from mild to severe.

  • Nausea
  • Muscle aches and pain
  • Hot and cold sweats
  • Headaches
  • Increased paranoia
  • Increased anxiety
  • Depression

Drug Detox Treatments

Different medications can be prescribed to help manage withdrawal symptoms for patients receiving drug detox treatments. Medications fall into two main categories: taper and comfort medications.

Taper Medications:

  • Suboxone. Suboxone is a medication administered to help suppress drug cravings. It also suppresses normal withdrawal symptoms associated with severe opiate addiction.
  • Valium. Valium is a type of Benzodiazepine that is used to treat anxiety, a common symptom of withdrawal from alcohol and opiates. Benzos are carefully managed because they can also become very addictive.
  • Lucemyra. Lucemyra is used to help reduce uncomfortable symptoms related to opioid withdrawal.

Comfort Medications:

  • Clonidine. Clonidine is a drug that is used to reduce symptoms of anxiety. Symptoms include sweating and increased heart rate.
  • Hydroxyzine. Hydroxyzine is classified as an antihistamine. It is often used to help with tension and anxiety associated with substance withdrawal.
  • Propranolol. Propranolol is used to reduce symptoms of tremors and irregular heartbeats.

What are the next steps after Detox in Seattle?

Once alcohol and drug detox has been completed, patients are encouraged to move onto the next phase of rehab. The road to long-term recovery does not end once a client has safely completed detox. Bellevue detox offers a full continuum of inpatient and outpatient treatments after initial detox. Our treatment programs are designed to provide time and attention needed for clients to begin their healing and recovery journey.

In residential treatment, patients will begin intensive therapies such as CBT, DBT and EMDR therapy. These rigorous treatments help patients develop effective coping skills to help them manage distressing situations or events related to their addiction.

As clients transition into outpatient programs such as PHP and IOP, they will begin preparing for life outside of rehab. Patients are encouraged to continue treatment therapies as well as participate in addiction recovery support groups outside of treatment. These group meetings allow patients to find their own support system on their journey to recovery. Outpatient programs also offer various social services to help clients build life skills, explore professional goals and repair damaged family relationships.

Bellevue Detox Facility in Washington

At Hotel California by the Sea, our detox in Seattle is the beginning of long-term success with addiction recovery. All of our clients- men, women and young adults, receive a unique and comprehensive care plan addressing their recovery journey.

Our Washington treatment center provides intimate programs with one on one individualized treatments and more time with physicians and medical staff. The private and semi-private rooms give patients the space they need to focus on their recovery. Daily assessments from leading physicians and 24/7 access to care, allow patients to comfortably detox from alcohol and substances.

Patients also have the amenities of a private chef. The importance of health and balanced nutrition can be hugely beneficial for recovery from drugs and alcohol. Addiction can take a physical toll on the body. Maintaining good health and nutrition can help the body rebuild what was damaged and lost from the consequences of substance dependence.

Our King County detox facility is situated between Lake Washington and Lake Sammamish outside of Seattle. This convenient location is surrounded by lush nature and a calming environment. This can be vital for a person in their first steps of recovery.

Our team in Washington understands that a client’s mental health is equally vital in developing and maintaining long-term recovery. Providing a safe, structured and calming environment for healing will set a positive tone for the rest of a patient’s recovery.

Get Help at Detox in Seattle

At our medical detox in Seattle, Washington, clients from all walks of life can receive treatment. Inpatient drug and alcohol detox in Seattle provides medically managed treatments to help patients experiencing substance withdrawal symptoms. With 24/7 supervision and the assistance of rehab clinicians, patients can safely remove drugs and alcohol from their system.

Contact our admissions team today to learn more about our alcohol and drug detox in Seattle. At our behavioral health rehab centers, we offer intensive treatments and long-term care. Individualized treatment plans are created to provide the best treatment options for our clients.

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