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Desoxyn Addiction

Prescription Crystal Meth: Desoxyn Addiction

Desoxyn is one of the most addictive drugs a doctor can prescribe. It’s a brand name methamphetamine used to treat extreme instances of obesity or ADHD. The drug is highly addictive, and used only when all other treatment methods fail. 

Desoxyn Addiction: Prescription Crystal Meth 

Some people refer to Desoxyn as legal crystal meth. It’s the only prescription methamphetamine, and its chemical makeup is essentially the same as crystal meth. Because the drug is hard to obtain, it’s highly-valued as a street drug. 

Signs of Addiction 

There are several mental and physical side effects that can indicate an addiction. For example, psychotic or bipolar behavior is a possible sign. The drug can cause delusions, mania, and hallucinations. Addicts also commonly develop uncharacteristic signs of aggression. They might become violent against their children, spouse, friends, and other family members. 

A person addicted to Desoxyn may also experience extreme weight loss in a short period of time. Although the drug is used to treat obesity, overuse can cause a person to lose the weight at an alarming rate. The drug can also stunt the growth of young adults and cause damage to the brain. There’s also the possibility of dangerous cardiovascular issues. These issues include dangerously high blood pressure, quickened pulse, stroke, and heart attack. 

Options for Treatment 

Substance use disorder treatment usually involves behavior modification and medications. But in the case of Desoxyn, there are currently no medications approved to manage the withdrawal symptoms of Desoxyn, because of that the detox should be highly monitored. Antidepressants may help with some of the psychological aspects of detox and a strong focus on behavior modification and counseling is the optimal treatment for addiction to the drug. 

The goal of behavior modification is to change an individual’s attitudes and ideas about drugs and the root causes for their compulsion to use. Group therapy, counseling, and other therapies are common methods. Overwhelmingly, evidence shows that a residential detox/treatment program (that continues into inpatient therapy) is the best option for lasting recovery. A center can provide support groups, a safe drug-free environment, education, and 12-step (or similar) programs. Some detox facilities even have focus on stabilization and preparation (see this article on SoCal Detox’s unique DCAP program) to give their clients the best shot at the next step toward recovery.

Behavior modification is most successful in a rehab center. The combination of experienced professional staff, medical monitoring for safety, a stable drug-free environment, peer support, and in-house team to guide you thorough the entire process and create an individualized plan for your next phase of recovery is the best option for long term health and sobriety.

Desoxyn Detox and Hope for Recovery 

If you or someone you love has a Desoxyn, methamphetamine, or any other drug or alcohol addiction, there is hope for recovery. The desire to get better combined with a reputable residential treatment center is a great start. If you need any help or just have some questions about what detox and addiction treatment looks like, call SoCal Detox today. One of our addiction specialists will be happy to give you a free consult and help you find the right option for you and you specific needs. Call today: 888-590-0777.

Bad Advise for Drug and Alcohol Detox

Bad Advice About Detox

We all have them. Well-meaning people in our lives. Friends, family, friends-of-friends, family acquaintances once removed. Random strangers in the line at the grocery store. They seem to know what is best for us and for most people altogether. Maybe they read an article online or talked to a person—an expert in the field. Then all the sudden, they have all kinds of advice to dole out on the subject at hand. Believe us. We have heard it, too. Especially where detox is concerned. There is advice on drug and alcohol detox all over the place these days. Some of it is fine, but some of it is bad and could even be harmful.

With that in mind, here are a few things you might hear about detox that you should really consider … ignoring. Drug and alcohol detox is a vital part of every person’s recovery journey. If you or a loved one are considering addiction treatment, make sure you start on a solid foundation by starting with a proper, professional detox.

Bad Advice 1: “You Don’t Need Detox for Addiction Treatment”

The fact that a drug or alcohol addiction can be treated is good news. It is a disease that must be managed throughout a person’s life; however millions of people can attest: lifelong freedom from addiction is absolutely possible. But it’s a long road—particularly at the start. A professional detox is vital to helping a person find the strongest path to their own personal recovery. 

If you are already not familiar, once a person has decided to get clean, there is a lot of psychological, emotional, and behavioral work to get to. It’s the basis of every individual’s full recovery. But before starting that, they have to get all the drugs out of their system. As well because of continual use, their body has begun to depend on drugs or alcohol. They will eventually return to operating without drugs or alcohol, but this process requires time away from the substances, withdrawals, and the body’s measures of purging itself. This is detox, and it can be quite uncomfortable. Detox takes about 7-14 days, and during this time, the primary focus of a person starting recovery should be simply to wait it out.

Bad Advice 3: “You Can’t Afford It.”

It is true that detox can be an expensive reality for some (as most medical treatments are), but because of the ACA (Affordable Care Act), insurance companies are required to cover addiction treatment. As well, the ACA makes mental illness treatment coverage a requirement. Many individuals suffering form addiction also must manage other mental illness issues. Because of this, some plans cover 100 percent of addiction treatment. (If you have insurance and want to know more about what your options are, call a SoCal Detox addiction specialist now, for a free consultation: 888-590-0777.)

Bad Advice 2: “You Can Detox on Your Own”

Not only is this bad advice, it’s actually dangerous. A person whose body is addicted to drugs or alcohol is dependent on the chemicals it gets from the substances. A detox with 24-hour medical monitoring is the only way to safely detox. The discomfort involved can be alleviated by certain medications. When you detox on your own, you don’t have access to the meds that can ease the effects of withdrawals, making your detox a more difficult experience. Beyond the simple safety and comfort, a quality detox will offer you an experienced staff who can give you guidance for the process and direction for the future.

Bad Advice 4: “After Detox, You Don’t Need Any More Treatment.”

Detox is not primarily a place for deeper psychological investigation and self-reflection. It’s a place to get free from the effects and grip of drugs or alcohol. Full recovery from the disease of addiction is absolutely possible; however, this takes time and work. Detox, as vital as it is, is simply the first step on the journey to sobriety. If a person were to simply move back home directly after detox, they would be back in their old environment without understanding the deeper issues as to why they are compelled to use drugs or alcohol—even to the point of putting themselves and their loved ones in danger. Residential treatment is where a person learns life skills, craving and trigger management, emotional control, psychological reflection, and so much more.

Bad Advice 5: “It Doesn’t Matter Where You Go for Detox.”

If there is one thing we can count on in life, it’s that not all things are equal. Just like it is a bad idea to try to attempt a drug or alcohol detox on your own, a low-quality detox can be detrimental to your attempts at full recovery. If you are serious about getting clean, look for a detox that is licensed and accredited, has a caring, experienced staff; is able to help with withdrawal medications, and can help you make the best choices for your full recovery plan.

SoCal Detox in San Clemente California is here for you if you are ready to take that first step in your recovery journey. Please call one of our addiction specialists today for a free consultation: 888-590-0777.

Keep It Simple Addiction Recovery

Keep It Simple in Addiction Recovery

One of the saddest things that occurs in the recovery process is when someone finally understands the danger and chaos of a drug or alcohol addiction and makes a decision to get help, but quits the program before completing treatment. One of the reasons for this is a psychological over-complication of the process. Seeing the overwhelming nature of the sobriety mountain in stead of focusing on a single step.

Maybe you’ve had a similar experience. Someone comes to you talking about their addiction struggles. They are aware of what it is doing to their lives. At least on a cognitive level. They watch their relationships burning down; they see the damage it is doing to their children, parents, friends, wife, husband, self. They can see where this is going to end and will even tell you: prison or the grave.

The Looming Journey of Sobriety

The know something has to change. However, in the middle of the conversation, you can almost her them talking themselves out of it. They site all the times in the past where trying to quit has NOT worked. All the half-attempts at finding sobriety on their own. Making it for three weeks only to falter as soon as they drive by their old boyfriend’s house, or their old workplace, or their “friend” calls up with plans for the evening.

There are actually quite a few things going on with that situation, but for the purposes of deciding to get help and even continue walking the path of recovery, simplicity is an important aspect of making it happen. Why? Because the path to recovery seems too daunting to a person with a substance use disorder. The can’t imagine life without drugs or alcohol, and they believe the process of giving it up will include spending the rest of their life white-knuckling through their days while depriving themselves of the only thing that can give them joy.

When Recovery Is Too Big

You’ve heard the phrases: “one day at a time,” “easy does it,” and “keep it simple.” These are all ways of saying, don’t let the story that hasn’t happened yet rule your life. Don’t let what you think is going to happen tomorrow derail your life today.

In the scenario above, the individual talks themselves out of trying to start recovery because of all the ways things have gone in the past, and all the ways that they can see things going wrong in the future. So why even try?

In recovery you are not responsible for any of the moments but THIS one. What are you going to do right now? It’s the simplicity of the now, and it makes all the difference.

Keep It Simple

Keep it simple is a phrase often used in the 12-step program. But it doesn’t have to be limited to that approach. Simplicity is helpful no matter what treatment program you are using. When you have a system, a support group, and a team that has set up your individualized map to recovery, your priority is to keep it simple. Focus on right now. You don’t have to be 100 percent healed and ready to take on the world today. All you have to do is be in recovery right now. And right now. And right now.

And then just trust the system.

This is a life-changing reality for many people struggling with substance use disorder. The pressure they put on themselves to get it all handled and do it perfectly, these things actually get in the way of lasting recovery.

Time to Begin

If you or someone you know is avoiding recovery because they are too afraid that it will fail, call one of our addiction specialist today. We are available to offer a free consultation and help you understand the process that will make a difference for your individual purpose.  At SoCal Detox, our team will keep you or your loved one focused only on what matters. Take the first step towards lasting recovery today, call now: 888-590-0777.