Drug & Alcohol
Our program covers the following drugs and substances among many others: Fentanyl, Percocet, Oxycodone, Dilaudid, Alcohol, Marijuana, Heroin, Cocaine/Crack, Amphetamines and Meth, Prescription medication misuse, Suboxone, Valium, Lorazepam, Clonazepam and other sleeping/mood altering medications, Hallucinogens, Volatile substances.
Call us if you think you are abusing any of the above or other chemicals…
Fentanyl is a synthetic narcotic drug that’s an opioid pain reliever and is 50 to 100 times stronger than morphine. Medically it is indicated for the relief of severe pain. Like all opioids, fentanyl works by blocking pain receptors in the brain and increasing production of chemicals that make us feel better such as dopamine and endorphins. Unfortunately it has been an increasingly common cause of opioid and narcotic addiction and this problem is escalating dramatically. It takes only a tiny amount of fentanyl for users to accidentally overdose. That is why, over the past five year period, deaths from fentanyl alone have nearly doubled. Fentanyl is most commonly prescribed as a patch, which is usually smoked by the abuser. Street names include China girl, China White, TNT and crush.
At NEWORLD Medical Detox we know this is a very serious problem and a very difficult addiction to overcome. We detox this addiction using specific protocols to help our clients overcome the side effects and symptoms of fentanyl withdrawal, while at the same time giving a safer more effective medication to help slowly bring down the narcotic dosage.
Percocet, Oxycontin, Oxys
OxyContin is another synthetic pain reliever that was first introduced in 1995 and really sparked the huge increase in narcotic prescribing and opioid addiction. It was first used in the United States and came up to Canada shortly after introduction and has been prescribed multiple times by physicians to their patients to manage severe pain. Unfortunately, it is a very commonly abused narcotic pain reliever. Thousands of people have gotten hooked on OxyContin since it was first introduced. OxyContin is often combined with other drugs and can be injected, smoked or swallowed as a pill.
At NEWORLD Medical Detox, we have a specific program for Oxy’s addiction. Once again, we make sure that we get our clients in a safe medically supervised environment; we then introduce medications that will safely detoxify the opioid together with other medications to control the common withdrawal symptoms such as nausea, diarrhea, shaking and chills. Once done, clients are safely off the drug of abuse, are clear minded and able to decide their next steps to tackle their addiction problems.
Heroin is another highly addictive synthetic drug made from poppy plants. It was first used by physicians to help patients overcome morphine addiction, but doctors soon realized that heroin addiction is a much worse problem. On the street, heroin comes in a variety of forms. It’s usually a whitish or brownish powder that’s cut with other things like starch or powdered milk. It is also sold as black tar and can be smoked or injected or taken in a variety of forms. Like so many other opioids, heroin related overdoses are on the rise, and these deaths usually result from combining heroin with other drugs such as benzodiazepines, alcohol or cocaine. Unfortunately, now a lot of heroin is cut with fentanyl and this too causes disastrous effects and sudden death.
At NEWORLD Medical Detox we take this very seriously and we have an efficient medical detox protocol for heroin addiction. Our clients are medically supervised throughout the whole process to slowly bring them down from their addiction. We make sure clients get off their heroin addiction safely to be ready for their next step to recovery.
Cocaine is a powerful addictive stimulant made from the leaves of coca plants and usually imported from South America. It’s an illegal street drug and is usually consumed and sold as powder and often mixed with other drugs and is now sometimes cut with fentanyl to make a very deadly combination. It’s sometimes turned into rock form, and smoked as crack cocaine bringing a very fast and dangerous high. Popular street names include blow, coke, crack, rock and snow. It’s very addictive and very dangerous.
At NEWORLD Medical Detox, we professionally detoxify clients from cocaine or crack by bringing them down from the high that cocaine gives and administer medications that slowly and safely provide a “soft landing”, with few side effects and a safe withdrawal experience. We know that crack cocaine often occurs with other addictions and we make sure that we account for all other drugs that the client might be using and combine detox methods to make sure all withdrawals and side effects are taken care of.
Methamphetamine is an illegal drug. It falls in the same class as cocaine and other powerful street drugs. It has many nicknames—meth, crank, chalk or speed…
Crystal Meth is specially popular as a “club drug,” taken while partying in night clubs or at rave parties. Its street names include ice or glass. It is a very dangerous chemical that acts as a stimulant but then begins to systematically destroy the body. It is associated with serious health conditions, including memory loss, aggression, psychotic behavior and potential heart and brain damage, as well as blood diseases from injection as HIV and Hepatitis, among others.
It is a highly addictive drug, to the extent that many users report that they got hooked to it from the first use. It creates a very devastating dependence that can only be relieved by taking more of the drug.
At NEWORLD Medical Detox we acknowledge how this drug affects the body of the user, and we implement a special detox protocol that aims at a smooth withdrawal together with repairing the health effects done by this drug use. Backed up by our extensive experience in dealing with such cases, we manage each case independently according to its health condition. We follow a withdrawal protocol that opens a new world to a post detox success from this devastating addiction.
Benzodiazepines: Xanax, clonazepam, temazepam, lorazepam and others
Sedative drugs can be used alone, but are commonly combined with other drugs of abuse such as opioids or cocaine to make synthetic drug cocktails that are highly addictive. Coming off these drugs involves a special detox protocol to safely and effectively help clients get back to their own sleep rhythms and overcome all the jitters and side effects that withdrawal can bring. We at NEWORLD Medical Detox implement a detox protocol for benzodiazepines to help the body to adapt and function the minimal medications possible.
Alcohol abuse by itself or in combination with other drugs is a very serious problem. Alcohol can have very severe effects on the liver, the stomach, the blood cells, and when combined with other opioids or stimulants can create a very dangerous cocktail. The fact that alcohol is easy to get, legal and not expensive makes it a very dangerous drug. Alcohol withdrawal, on the other hand, is a dangerous experience if not done under a professional medical supervision. Alcohol withdrawal can occur in users who have been drinking heavily for weeks, months, or years and stop their use or even reduce the consumption. Alcohol withdrawal symptoms can begin as early as two hours after the last use. It might include anxiety, tremors and can rapidly progress to the more serious seizures and delirium tremens, “DTs”(confusion, fever and rapid heart beats, among other symptoms). Alcohol withdrawal symptoms are dangerous and life-threatening and have to be managed professionally.
At NEWORLD Medical Detox we use our experience to provide an effective treatment protocol to help clients get alcohol out of the body and slowly bring them down safely. As mentioned, some side effects of alcohol withdrawal are seizures and delirium tremens (DTs), where people can experience hallucinations and have serious other side effects. We use special medications and closely monitor all our clients to ensure that none of these serious effects occur while under our care facility and we do not discharge clients until it is medically safe to do so. We are experts in this field and will help ensure a safe withdrawal.
All detox programs are tailored and personalized to our clients condition taking into consideration the medical and psychological status of the client. Our medication protocols are constantly reviewed for effectiveness.
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A psycho-social assessment will be conducted by NEWORLD‘s team before discharge to plan for your treatment upon completion of the detox program. A report will be written and given to you. This tailored exit plan will be discussed with you and/or your family to help to achieve success in the addiction treatment journey post detox.