- Polysubstance Abuse
- Prescription Drugs
Alcoholism is the most common form of addiction. When a physical dependency develops, the risks of going “cold turkey” becoming physically dangerous. The most dangerous symptom is DT, or delirium tremens. Other symptoms include nausea, insomnia, higher likelihood of seizures, and more.
Benzodiazepines are a class of drug that includes Valium, Xanax, Alprazolam and Klonopin. These are depressants that give users a sense of euphoria and relaxation. High doses of benzodiazepines cause confusion and blurred vision. Detox from benzodiazepines requires careful medication.
Physical dependency on crack cocaine or powdered cocaine is dangerous to users: it causes them to lose the desire for sleep or food and can compel erratic or violent behavior. Long term, this can result in heart arrhythmia, heart attacks, seizures, and coma. Detoxification from cocaine is not medically-managed—which makes comfort and support even more important.
Marijuana use is tied to the loss of impulse control and poor reaction time. Detox from marijuana is also deeply uncomfortable, as marijuana users often use it to keep themselves calm or relaxed. Common symptoms include depression, nightmares, tremors, night sweats, and irritability.
Opiates and heroin directly target your brain’s reward center, making them some of the most addictive substances in the world. Withdrawal symptoms are painful, including anxiety, nausea, abdominal cramps, and extreme agitation. Patients require careful medication and clinical support for safe detox.
Many users must detox from multiple drugs at a time. This makes the process highly stressful on the body and can result in complications. For example, certain drugs are “cut” with other addictive substances without the user’s knowledge. Detoxing from multiple drugs requires trained and qualified medical staff.
Withdrawal from prescription drugs widely varies, as users will take different doses of a variety of medications. Common possibilities include tremors, sweating, depression, fever, vomiting, diarrhea, delusions, and hallucination. As withdrawal management will be complex for multiple drugs, maximizing your safety requires having medically-trained staff on site.
These drugs increase dopamine levels in the brain, which causes short-term alertness, energy, and euphoria. However, long-term abuse can lead to hallucination and sleep deprivation. Withdrawals include cognitive impairment, memory loss, hostility, and paranoia, all of which require medical attention.
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Before emotional or psychological recovery can begin, physical detoxification has to take place. When you’re ready for that first step, Lighthouse Detox at Jupiter Medical Center is here with you. Our medically-managed detox center provides residents with 24-hour clinical support and supervision, medical management of your symptoms, and luxurious, spa-like amenities. Our program is designed to take care of your unique needs, so we focus on treating the person—not the addiction.
Our facility uses the safest, most innovative detox therapies available, designed to help you become free from physiological dependency. As with any disease, your medical care will seek to make you both healthy and comfortable. Our resort-style center features spa services, gourmet meals, fresh nutritional juicing, and other upscale benefits.
If you have pets, they are welcome to join you for your stay! Lighthouse Detox at Jupiter Medical Center accepts all insurances—call us today at (866) 249-1867 or submit questions through our online form!
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Raju Mangrola, MD
Medical Director – Lighthouse Detox at Jupiter Medical Center
As our medical director, it is Dr. Mangrola’s expertise, vision, and compassion that leads our program. Dr. Mangrola has over 20 years of experience as a psychiatrist, and he uses his vast experience to guide our doctors, nurses, and staff. His vision and leadership has made us one of the leading providers of detox treatment in the region, allowing us to safely facilitate the end of physical dependency.
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