Does Your Adult Child Need Medical Detox?

August 30, 2023

Written By: Cindy Sneller-Casey DNP, RN, CNS, NEA-BC, CEN

Watching someone you love struggle with addiction can be one of the most stressful things a parent will ever go through. After all, you would do anything for your child, but you may feel helpless in this kind of situation. You feel helpless and have questions that need to be answered. Is your adult child ready for medical detox? What are the signs to look for? Perhaps you are gathering as much information as you can for when the time is right.

Wherever you are on your journey with your adult child, this blog will explore the signs of addiction and the impact of withdrawal without medical detox. Then, we will dive into offering hope and guidance in navigating the next steps for your adult child.

What Are the Signs of Addiction?

Most people seek help when they hit rock bottom with addiction. They often wait until they have experienced a consequence of addiction. It is easy to point fingers and blame others. However, it is important to understand addiction does not affect just the person, but the family as a whole.

While you know your child better than anyone else there are several signs of addiction that you may not know of:

  • Difficulty relaxing
  • Lack of appetite
  • Odd behaviors
  • Sleeping too much
  • Being erratic
  • Asking for more money than usual
  • Neglect responsibility, people, and enjoyment out of life
  • Leaving for days at a time
  • Lack of memory
  • Stealing
  • Weight loss
  • Picking their body
  • Needle marks 

If your child or someone you know is experiencing any of these symptoms, please do not hesitate to reach out to a medical detox facility. At Buena Vista Recovery, we specialize in meeting the patient where they are and have a whatever-it-takes attitude in treatment.

How Do I Find Hope in Medical Detox?

Most people who have an addiction have built a tolerance to their drug of choice. Because tolerance is present, without medical detox, a person may suffer from extreme withdrawal symptoms that may even result in death.

During medical detox, physicians and nurses supervise a patient to help them wean off the substance. The medical personnel watch for signs of withdrawal and how the body is reacting to the medical detox. This kind of detox can also reduce the dangers of withdrawal once the body has become dependent on it. Medical detox should be the first step in recovery.

Many facilities create a comfortable recovery-focused atmosphere while medically detoxing. This helps the individual transition to a recovery-minded brain while reducing any stress associated with detoxing. Medical detox is provided to help your child transition into a healthy lifestyle and get used to living their best life.

The hope is knowing that your adult child will be cared for in medical detox. This comes with the understanding of the importance of attending inpatient rehabilitation after medical detox, which is important to sustain a healthy recovery. 

How Will Medical Detox Help My Child to Not Use Again?

As mentioned, medical detox will allow the substances to exit the system provided by medical care. What your adult child does after medical detox has to be up to them. The drugs will not be in your child’s system, however, they will need to change their thoughts, behaviors, and actions to prevent triggers from occurring.

In-patient treatment is available to assist your adult child with understanding and exploring reasons that they started to utilize the substances in the first place. Often, people utilize substances to numb themselves from feelings or emotions. In-patient rehabilitation will teach your child a different way of thinking and change their actions regarding substance use.

Buena Vista Recovery offers medical detox in an environment that is safe and comfortable. We encourage in-patient rehabilitation following medical detox to guide the individual to transition into a healthy life of sobriety.

There is no easy way out of addiction and no quick fix or pill that can be taken. However, there is in-patient/outpatient treatment, medication-assisted treatment, and individual therapy. 

Buena Vista Recovery and Medical Detox

Healing starts with a desire to change the behaviors that cause pain. Buena Vista Recovery offers a caring, supportive environment for those who wish to medically detox. Our team is run by board-certified physicians and qualified nurses to give your adult child the best and most supportive environment. 

This is an endeavor that should never be taken lightly. The fact that you are researching information for your adult child means that you care about their well-being. We at Buena Vista Recovery care about every person that enters the threshold to make a change in their life.

Buena Vista Recovery is located in beautiful Arizona. The length of stay depends on the severity of your adult child’s addiction. Because we value each client and meet them where they are, we cannot provide an exact length of time. If you or someone you know is struggling with the choice to medically detox, please do not hesitate to contact us today.

Watching your adult child suffer through addiction can make you feel helpless. It is important to know the facts about medical detox and explore your options. In a world full of choices, it is hard to make the right one. Understanding how medical detox will affect your adult child is half the battle. Showing up and being supportive will make the process easier. At Buena Vista Recovery, we encourage you to reach out with any questions or comments that you may have. We are available by calling (480) 741-9414 at any time. We strive to meet you where you are and provide compassion every step of the way. We will treat your adult child like family!