Drug Detox

Detox from Opiates, Opioids, and Other Drugs at Support Systems Homes

Safe and Comfortable Detoxification

Trying to stop using is difficult. Any history of heavy drug use means it’s important to go through the detoxification process in a comfortable environment, supervised by professionals.

Do not try to detox on your own, alone. This is unsafe; you are putting your life at risk.

Our clinical team will help you safely detox from opioids using a variety of methods that we know work!

While You Stay With Us

You’ll be monitored by a qualified, experienced staff 24 hours a day. Clinical personnel supervise the process and coordinate services as needed. You’re assigned a counselor to work with during your stay, and you’re encouraged to participate in educational groups and group counseling sessions.

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What Comes After Detox: An Individualized Treatment Plan

Your counselor will help guide you through the detox process, developing an individualized treatment plan along the way. You’ll learn to identify relapse “triggers" and how to cope with them on a daily basis. You'll also receive information and education about longer-term treatment designed to promote abstinence from drug use.

Detox From Heroin, Opioid Painkillers, and Other Drugs

For a successful detox, you will need:

  • Cutting-edge protocols
  • Expert clinical personnel to supervise
  • A safe, supportive environment, and
  • An introduction to the principles of recovery.

We can provide that for all those willing to change their lives.

Detox Doesn't Have to be Painful

As needed and determined by its clinicians, SSH makes use of medication-assisted detoxification technology, which can include Subutex (buprenorphine) or Suboxone, to provide for a safe, humane stabilization experience.

This medication is FDA-approved for opioid detox. It’s safe because the medication’s effects reach a “plateau," limiting instances of further addiction and it’s “humane" because it allows allowing the client to complete detoxification without the discomfort and pain often associated with opiate withdrawal.

Buprenorphine is an FDA-approved product used to help opiate addicts recover. It comes in two forms: Subutex® and a buprenorphine/naloxone product called Suboxone®.

Subutex® and Suboxone® are currently the only Schedule III, IV, or V medications to have received FDA approval for detoxification from opiates.

Buprenorphine is an opioid partial agonist, meaning it can produce side effects like euphoria and respiratory depression, but its strongest possible effect is still less than a full agonist like heroin or methadone. At low doses, buprenorphine produces enough of an effect to help you discontinue opiate use without experiencing withdrawal symptoms.

The effects of buprenorphine increase with larger doses of the drug until they plateau at a moderate dose. Then the effects don't increase anymore. This is the “ceiling effect" that makes buprenorphine a useful drug for rehabilitation purposes.

In high doses and under certain circumstances, buprenorphine can actually block the effects of full opioid agonists (e.g. heroin). It can even blunt withdrawal symptoms if administered to an addict while the drug of abuse is still in the bloodstream.

Will This Work for Me?

If you have been diagnosed with an addiction to opiates/opioids (heroin, prescription painkillers, etc.), are willing to follow safety precautions at a drug rehab center, and have a desire to get clean, then Support Systems Homes can help you on your road to recovery.

Ready to Detox and Start on the Road to Recovery?

Call SSH and ask about our drug detox process.