Making the decision to seek treatment can be extremely challenging. Sandstone Care’s detox includes managing withdrawal symptoms, and providing clients with a safe and comfortable environment in which to detox
Just as with any other illicit substance, kratom use and dependence can negatively impact every aspect of your life.
Relationships with friends and family, physical health, mental health, school, and work can all be affected negatively by the use of kratom or other illicit substances. It’s not uncommon for people using kratom to combine it with other substances like alcohol or marijuana, which research shows increases the health risks associated with using kratom. Despite knowing these things, it’s not uncommon for people using kratom to become dependent on it and struggle to stop using.
Detox and withdrawal are two things that every addict is familiar with, as they are very well known for being uncomfortable both physically and mentally. However, getting through the withdrawal process is the first step to getting sober and beginning a new and better life.
A medically assisted detox is the process of detoxing from drugs or alcohol with the help of medications and a team of trained and licensed medical professionals. It is the safest option for individuals who have become physically dependent on substances.
Attempting to go through detox and withdrawal without medical assistance can make the process more painful and uncomfortable, and can lead to severe health problems, and in some cases, even death.
Without the use of medication to assist in reducing physical and mental withdrawal symptoms, the likelihood of relapsing is high and there is the risk of overdosing on the drug. Additionally, having the support of a caring staff and recovery community, can ease the isolation that comes with drug addiction. This is why it’s important to enter into a detox center that offers medication and experienced staff as part of a recovery treatment plan.
During detox, you will be medically monitored by our detox centers’ team of licensed medical professionals. Our teams include medical doctors, psychiatrists, and registered nurses. You will also be given medications to ensure that your detox is as comfortable and safe as possible.
Kratom withdrawal is a physically uncomfortable and potentially dangerous process.
Making the choice to detox at home without medical assistance and monitoring can be detrimental to your physical and mental health. Suddenly stopping the use of kratom can also trigger more severe, life threatening withdrawal symptoms. such as hallucinations, delusions, confusion, and potentially seizures. Long term use of kratom can cause permanent kidney damage.
During the first few days of detox, clients at Colorado Springs Detox Center and Virginia Detox Center are assessed regularly by the medical team to ensure that they are being given the best care possible for their condition. Assessments include making sure that vitals are stable, pain is managed, and that they are not experiencing life-threatening symptoms.
Some typical symptoms of withdrawal include the following:
One of the reasons that detoxing on your own without medical supervision is not recommended is because of the more serious and life-threatening symptoms of withdrawal you may experience. This can include liver disfunction or failure, rapid heart rate or tachycardia, psychotic episodes, and seizures.
Withdrawal symptoms are different for everyone, but can be extremely unpredictable. Completing your kratom detox in a controlled environment where you can be monitored is the safest and most comfortable option for you.
Our centers are staffed by medical doctors, registered nurses, certified addiction counselors, licensed therapists and case managers. Each person on the highly skilled team has a passion for helping teens and young adults to gain their lives back from addiction. We have two detox centers. Our Colorado Springs Detox Center sits in a quiet suburb of central Colorado Springs, while Virginia Detox Center is conveniently located in Chantilly, Virginia.
Our centers offer medically assisted detox as well as inpatient treatment. Our facilities feature comfortable rooms with attached bathrooms as well as 24/7 medically supervised care that supports a safe and comfortable stabilization. Because we only accept a limited number of clients at a time, we are able to provide individualized and attentive care to every person in our program.
After you are medically stable, you will be invited to engage in the comprehensive therapeutic treatment program that addresses physical, psychological, emotional, and spiritual needs. We offer individual and group therapy as well as various assessments that allow our clinicians to create the best individualized treatment plan for each individual.
Detox is a big step, but it’s only the beginning of the long journey to sobriety.
Most people will leave our detox center feeling better than their addiction has allowed them to feel in a very long time, but those who do not continue with substance abuse treatment are almost guaranteed to relapse.
Medically Assisted Detox alone is not substance abuse treatment. While it provides you with a solid medical foundation, you should continue with a lower level of care such as residential treatment, intensive outpatient, or a partial hospitalization program.
Our centers provide each client with a comprehensive and individualized discharge plan that is tailored to meet their treatment-related needs.
Sandstone Care offers a full continuum of care including medical detox, residential treatment, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, virtual IOP, and sober living. All of our programs focus on treating the person as a whole and incorporating important wrap around services such as life skills, individual therapy, psychiatry, medication management, and group therapy, which is essential for beginning your journey to sobriety.
Kratom is a tree native to Southeast Asia, and its arrival in the United States is fairly new.
Kratom tree leaves contain a compound that has psychotropic, or mind altering, effects. Kratom has similar effects to stimulants and opioids, in that it interacts with opioid receptors in the brain to decrease pain, and increase effects of pleasure. In small amounts, users report that they experience increases in sociability, alertness, and energy.
While kratom is legal in most parts of the United States, the legality of it does not diminish the dangerous and uncomfortable side effects as well as it’s highly addictive properties. Regular use of kratom results in a physical dependence within two weeks. Most users consume kratom as a capsule or tablet, but others brew the dried leaves into a tea, or even smoke them.
The Continuum of Care
Access a full range of treatments for mental health and substance use disorders. Whether you need a safe sober living community, inpatient care, or outpatient therapy, we have a program to help.
We understand taking the first step is difficult. There is no shame or guilt in asking for help or more information. We are here to support you in any way we can.