The purpose of rehabilitation drugs
Detoxification is the first step to cleansing your body from defiled additives. The first step in the detox process is the treatment. Withdrawal happens when the body reacts to the substance being removed from their body when it is depended upon it. Until the dotox process is complete, a person can not recover completely from the addition to receive therapeutic treatment.
Alcohol abuse has become very popular in today’s society. An alcohol detox may become necessary to help a person overcome their physical dependence on it. This type of detox is done in an inpatient setting. Alcohol detox has the potential for triggering a number of side effects if not monitored correctly. Rehabilitation drugs may be administered to people who are at great risk of serious withdrawal symptoms. There are a variety of rehabilitation drugs that can be used in a medical environment. Buprenophex for example is a certain benzodiazepine and anticonvulsant medication that can be used.
Another type of drug some tend to misuse are opiates. About 50 percent of the population are said to be using some type of opiate drug; whether it is illegal or prescribed. Opiates range from heroin to prescribed oxycontin. These types of drugs can cause a strong physical dependence. Over time, greater amounts of this drug is needed to produce the same effects. When these drugs are stopped, withdrawal symptoms may occur.
Symptoms of withdrawal often include dilated pupils, diarrhea, runny nose, goose bumps, and abdominal pain. Rehabilitation drugs can also be used in helping aid in the detox process of opiates. The most commonly used medication is clonidine. Clonidine primarily reduces the physical symptoms of withdrawal. Other rehabilitation drugs that can be used are slowly tapered doses of methadone to reduce the intensity of withdrawal symptoms. Using methadone as a detox should only be used in inpatient programs.
The Federal Drug Administration plans to release new rehabilitation drugs in the near future. These new drugs are to help with both physical and mental symptoms. One medication in particular is buprerophine. Buprenorphine is used like methadone, but can be used for longer periods of time.
Disclaimer: Cliff Schaffer does not personally endorse or support any of the comments made within the writings of this article.