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How Does a Teen Detox Differ from Adult Detoxification?

Drugs and alcohol have damaging effects on the person who abuses them and becomes dependent on them. Once the body does not sense the effects of drugs or alcohol any longer, withdrawal can set in making the person extremely uncomfortable. Withdrawals can be deadly with alcohol and excruciatingly painful with drugs. A person withdrawing should receive treatment to taper off drugs and alcohol so that the withdrawal process can be adequately and safely monitored. There is no difference between teen detoxification versus adult detoxification. Treating someone enduring withdrawal becomes most beneficial when examining the symptoms that someone is exhibiting, the type of drug used, the length of time, and the amount that was consumed to get a better understanding of what each person specifically needs from their treatment.    Treatment facilities must consider the developmental, physical, and mental requisites of a teenager because they are much different than that of an adult. The physical development of a teenager can be a concern especially in accordance with the type of medications that can be offered to relieve the symptoms of nausea and tormenting pain that some experience in the face of withdrawal. Getting through the adolescent drug detox treatment is extremely important because pushing through this stage with teenagers can make the difference in recovery or relapse. If withdrawal gets too brutal for them to handle, the first inclination that they may have is to stop the pain and go back to the drugs and alcohol that will make them feel better physically.   While examining your teen’s substance abuse, healthcare professionals can better determine what treatment methods should be administered and within what timeline the teen needs to recover. Having them to encourage the teenager every step of the way can give the teen a better chance to stay on the path to recovery. For better success after treatment, the first place to start is with a safe detox. Having treatment specialized to each distinct addiction fosters the best chance for someone to emerge from treatment into recovery and maintain long-term sobriety one day at a time.

Stonewater Adolescent Recovery Center provides a clinically structured protocol with withdrawal management that is designed to specifically accommodate the needs of teenagers. We first help to remove the toxic chemicals out of the body and then move onto the treatment of the whole person.

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