Artemis Hill Recovery Inc.

What is Detox?

We offer a detox program that facilitates chemical withdrawal from drugs and alcohol.  Additionally, the program also offers drug education and counseling.  Clients participate in various group activities that can help minimize the desire for substances.  These include involvement in support groups, physical activities, and supervised care.

Proper treatment can help clients avoid developing acute withdrawal symptoms. There are medications available to treat conditions that occur abruptly. Medical intervention can help clients prevent or reduce serious symptoms.

A successful detox releases recovering addicts from the restraints of addiction and develops a consistent social support system. The client will be supervised by a qualified doctor and a team of treatment counselors. Apollo Recovery Inc. is committed to promoting the full recovery of the affected individual without major dependence on medication.

Alcohol 

Alcohol addiction commonly requires detox. The process generally includes a doctor consultation, vital signs examination, and medication for withdrawal symptoms. 

Alcohol detox symptoms can produce dangerous and severe consequences without proper treatment. Symptoms may arise which include hyperactivity, seizures, delirium, tremors, insomnia, heart attacks, or strokes.  Apollo Recovery Inc. can provide medications during the detox process that can help reduce withdrawal symptoms. Some medications such as Benzodiazepines can minimize the occurrence of seizures.

Education and counseling, which prepares the client for long term recovery, is an important part of a successful alcohol detoxification. Alternative methods are offered in the form of activities such as mild exercise, supervised care, and support meetings. Apollo Recovery Inc. works with the most experienced medical experts in the addiction field.

Alcohol detox in Orange County is offered in the tranquil facilities of Apollo Recovery. To learn more about our alcohol detox program and evaluate its benefits, please call our office and schedule a consultation.


Benzodiazepine 

Benzodiazepines, or “benzos”, are drugs that influence the area of the brain that manages relaxation. Commonly prescribed benzodiazepines include Halcion®, Ativan®, Klonopin®, Librium®, Restoril®, Serax®, Valium®, and Xanax®.

Benzodiazepine addiction becomes evident when the GABA receptors in the brain are activated. Constant abuse causes these receptors to be flooded and producing heavy feelings of relaxation. The body’s natural GABA production decreases and users do not experience relaxed feelings without taking benzodiazepine.

Benzodiazepine withdrawal is dangerous because they result in uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms. Detoxification has risks, but it is important in order to achieve a full recovery. Clients are not advised to detox without seeking advice from a professional. The withdrawal symptoms may include:

  • Aches
  • Anxiety
  • Blurred vision
  • Chest pain
  • Depersonalization
  • Depression

The withdrawal period can last for a few days, although this depends on the individual and case. Longer acting benzodiazepine drugs may have acute withdrawal symptoms lasting for up to 60 days. Due to the difficult circumstances with benzodiazepine detox, Apollo Recovery recommends a consultation before undergoing any recovery period.


opiates

Opiates refer to drugs that have an effect on the body that is similar to morphine. They are commonly used for the treatment of pain and are produced from products of the opium poppy plant. Detoxification from these drugs can be challenging in both physical and emotional terms. Individuals are advised to seek professional treatment within a comfortable and supervised environment.

Apollo Recovery provides facilities for men that ensure the most sufficient and appropriate treatments available for their needs. Men that are treated here have commonly used the following types of opiates:

  • Heroin
  • Codeine
  • Oxycodone
  • Hydromorphone
  • Fentanyl
  • Methadone

Individuals may experience withdrawal symptoms as soon as a few hours after ceasing drug use. These can range from mild to severe, including sweating, anxiety, runny nose, muscle aches, insomnia, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and more.


heroin

Heroin is among the most addictive drugs in the world. It has a white or brown powder appearance, but can also take the form of a black, sticky substance. It is derived from morphine and can be administered into the body through various modes, including smoking, inhalation, or injection. It causes short-term euphoria, clouded thinking, and depressed breathing. An overdose can lead to a fatal outcome for the user.

As a prescription pain-killer, heroin has an addictive quality due to the method in which they are consumed and how they alter the natural processes of the brain. They influence the processes in the brain that produces pleasure and minimizes pain. Users fall addicted to heroin because they seek the feeling of pleasure, euphoria, and power that comes from use.

At Apollo Recovery, clients are recommended to undergo heroin detox in a closely monitored environment. Long-term users are especially vulnerable to withdrawal symptoms. Apollo provides a monitored setting that maintains the health of clients as they undergo recovery.


methadone

Methadone is generally a remedy that addicts use to help with quitting heroin and other drugs. It reduces or blocks the enraptured feelings that are produced from heroin use, making cessation easier for users. However, it can also lead to a new addiction to methadone. Users who have used methadone excessively experience difficulties functioning without regular use.

Methadone withdrawal can be a challenging and difficult process. Those who have ceased used report experiencing anxiety, sweating, and back pain. The most common withdrawal symptoms are increased heart rate, insomnia, irritation, hallucinations, thoughts of suicide, anxiety, and drug cravings.


meth

Individuals addicted to meth experience extremely harmful and long-term mental health effects. Users under the effects of addiction can experience negative effects to their social, work, and family life. This makes withdrawal extremely difficult for most clients at Apollo Recovery in Huntington Beach.

Meth detox can be a particularly challenging and complex process. It involves multiple stages of recovery that are littered with potential roadblocks. In some cases, individuals report that they have trouble sleeping after ceasing drug use. The best chances for success can be achieve with the utmost in commitment, effort, and diligence.


cocaine

Many people are not fully aware of how addictive cocaine can be. The withdrawal symptoms can emerge within a day of starting the detox process and cause sweating, racing heartbeat, chest tightening, difficulty breathing, pain, aches, tremors, nausea, and vomiting.

Although the physical effects of cocaine withdrawal differ from those of alcohol and opiates, cessation of use can be accompanied by cravings, anxiety, irritability, restlessness, loss of pleasure, difficulty concentrating, and fatigue. Successful detox from cocaine may take up to 7-10 days, depending on the frequency and volume of use.


oxycontin

OxyContin was originally developed as an analgesic for pain relief. It produces similar effects as drugs such as morphine. Its application is controlled so that it is prescribed under medical and physician supervision. Despite these limits, users continue to use OxyContin for non-medical purposes.

When individuals develop a dependence on OxyContin, they experience harmful risks similar to heroin addiction. Any individuals suspected to have an addiction must be under regular supervision. This process presents a set of emotional and physical challenges for individuals.


suboxone

Suboxone is generally designed to counter the effects of taking opioids. It specifically reduces its withdrawal effects. While suboxone addiction is rare, but regular use or abuse can occur. Individuals may choose to take them without a prescription in higher doses than recommended. To elevate the effects, some users choose to mix them with other drugs such as alcohol and benzodiazepines.

The signs of abuse include unusual behavior, fast use of the drug, and frequent delivery of it. The effects of extensive suboxone use include irritability, sleeping problems, constipation, jitteriness, flu-like symptoms, and more. While these symptoms may seem minor, it doesn’t mean there are no consequences with constant use of suboxone.

The first stage of suboxone abuse treatment is detox. Most affected individuals will be tapered off the drug gradually until they reach 2 mg per day. Following that milestone, they will be withdrawn from the drug completely.


Vicodin

A type of opioid, Vicodin has been prescribed to treat and relieve pain. It is one of the most commonly abused prescription medications with the young adult age group. It contains both acetaminophen and hydrocodone – two recognized pain killers.

When used properly, Vicodin is effective in reducing the level and severity of pain. However, when used in high doses or with other drugs, serious health problems and addiction can occur. Vicodin creates a relaxed, calm feeling in users. It contains chemicals that affects areas of the pain responsible for perceiving pleasure. High usage often increases these effects, giving users a “high” feeling.

Treatment for Vicodin addiction should be carried out in a professional setting with qualified medical care available. When usage stops abruptly, users can experience withdrawal symptoms. These symptoms can consist of restlessness, muscle pain, diarrhea, vomiting, and more.


xanax

Xanax rehab and treatment is necessary due to the physical addiction that patients experience when using this drug. It is typically used for treating anxiety disorder and panic attacks. It changes how GABA, a chemical in the brain, acts. This changes creates a pleasant feeling or euphoria for the user.

Programs and treatment provided under medical supervision can help reduce the effects of withdrawal from Xanax. They can occur when the brain becomes adapted to the presence of Xanax and reacts when it is no longer available. At Apollo Recovery, intensive counseling and behavioral therapy is provided to help patients reclaim a normal, healthier life.