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Detox Treatment

The path to recovery begins with the physiological separation from the substance. At Vegas Stronger™ we assess clients same-day and determine the best site of service for detox, a taper, or integration into immediate treatment if the treatment needs to be psychological and or physiological.

Vegas Stronger™ is one of the leading experts in Nevada for addiction treatment and alcohol rehab. Our multidisciplinary team of compassionate healthcare providers has decades of experience in treating the biological-based disease of alcoholism. We offer a personalized, individual treatment plan for each client. Each treatment plan aims at helping each client recover from alcohol and or substance use disorders so they can achieve their full potential.

We have immediate access to treatment with walk-in availability and we always work hard to get our clients longer treatment durations. As a nonprofit, we are focused on helping everyone. We welcome all humans, 18 years and older. We have government-funded programs for those who are experiencing homelessness or those who do not have insurance, as we as the acceptance of most insurance. Sliding scales are available.

Detox Process

Detox is the safe removal of drugs and/or alcohol from the body in order for the client to start treatment without toxins in the body and without physical dependence on the drugs or alcohol. It is important to understand the difference between a detox program and a rehabilitation program; although ”detox” and “rehab” are often used interchangeably, rehabilitation involves a multitude of services that aim to socially and psychologically rehabilitate someone suffering from substance abuse. Medical detox, on the other hand, is a type of treatment that seeks to medically stabilize patients, minimize their withdrawal symptoms, prevent the potentially harmful effects of withdrawal, and help them transition into a substance abuse rehabilitation program.

Stages of Detox Treatment:

  • Evaluation: Medical professionals screen incoming patients for physical and mental health issues. Doctors use blood tests to measure the number of drugs in the patient’s system. This helps determine the drugs in the person's system, the level of medications needed, and any other indicators that special care or observance is needed.
  • Stabilization: It is the responsibility of the medical team to stabilize the patient with medical and psychological therapy. The goal of stabilization is to prevent any form of harm to the patient. Doctors can prescribe addiction treatment medications to prevent complications and reduce withdrawal symptoms.
  • Treatment: Detox alone is rarely sufficient to help a person sustain long-term recovery as it doesn’t address the complex psychological and social aspects of substance use. Detoxification prepares the clients for their next ideal phase of rehabilitation, which may be short-term residential treatment, long-term residential treatment, or outpatient care.

Medication-Assisted Treatment

Oftentimes detox is not the optimal treatment plan for a client. We treat co-occurring disorders and our treatments are enhanced with medication-assisted treatment when needed. We have prescribers on staff to address both mental health disorders, as well as substance use disorders. We address impaired control, physical dependence, social problems, and risky use and bring 13 proven strategies for addressing substance use disorders.

When addiction is confirmed, the use of medication-assisted treatment (MAT), such as Buprenorphine (Suboxone, Subutex), Vivitrol (Naltrexone), ReVia, & Campral have proven to be highly effective in:

  • Lowering overdose risk
  • Decreasing risk for HIV and Hepatitis C
  • Increasing patient retention in treatment

Types of MAT:

  • Vivitrol is 380 mg delivered intramuscularly every 4 weeks or once a month
  • Campral is two 333 mg tablets taken three times daily
  • ReVia is 50 mg tablet taken once daily
  • Suboxone sublingual film is usually 16 mg/4 mg as a single daily dose
  • Subutex sublingual tablet administered as a single daily dose
  • Methadone available as a tablet, liquid or an injection. Start at 2.5 to 5 mg bid to tid increase by 2.5 to 5 mg per day every 1-2 weeks
  • Antabuse The average maintenance dose is 250 mg daily (range, 125 to 500 mg), it should not exceed 500 mg daily.
  • Wellbutrin dosage varies

Vegas Stronger™ in Buprenorphine certified.

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Tapering

Tapering consists of weaning a person off medication in an effort to ease withdrawal symptoms. This typically involves clinical staff administering medications in slowly decreasing doses following a specific schedule. The technique is sometimes used when medications are administered for benzodiazepine, alcohol, or opioid withdrawal. Tapering requires that clinical professionals in a drug detox environment exercise their best judgment as well as employ tools and protocols when making decisions about tapering.

Common Withdrawal Symptoms

  • Nervousness or anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Nausea
  • Body discomfort
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Shaking
  • Nausea
  • Headaches
  • Mood swings
  • Poor sleep
  • Difficulty concentrating

About Vegas Stronger

Our Mission is to reduce homelessness in our city by treating its root causes – substance-abuse disorders and mental illness. Through our diverse staff, we educate the public on best practices in addressing our homeless crisis and utilize our thirteen strategies for treatment to free our city’s most underserved citizens from addiction and mental illness.

Additionally, we treat all members of the general public for substance use disorders, whether that be for alcohol, opioids, opiates, barbiturates, methamphetamine, or anything else. We treat co-occurring mental health disorders alongside SUDs and can help you or a loved one find the treatment you need, even if Vegas Stronger™ is not the best fit for your life or insurance.

Contact us now for a free evaluation and to be connected to the best course of treatment for you. 

Detox

To start the recovery process, many individuals need to make sure that the substance is safely removed from their bodies. Drug detoxification and medically managed withdrawal can cause symptoms and side effects and needs to be done under the supervision of a medical professional to ensure safety and comfort. Learn more about Vegas Stronger™’s detox and medication withdrawal programs provided to many clients.

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Drug Rehab

Drug rehab is done in order to stop the use and/or misuse of drugs and other substances, address the issue of dependence, and create a long-term plan for recovery and sobriety. Inpatient, partial hospitalization, and outpatient rehabs are different levels of care provided in order to treat drug addiction. Learn more about Vegas Stronger™’s drug rehab programs provided to all clients.

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Alcohol Rehab

Alcohol rehab is done in order to stop the use and/or misuse of alcohol and other substances, address the issue of dependence, and create a long-term plan for recovery and sobriety. Inpatient, partial hospitalization, and outpatient rehabs are different levels of care provided in order to treat alcohol addiction. Learn more about Vegas Stronger™’s alcohol rehab programs provided to all clients.

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Counseling

Substance abuse counselors provide a necessary support system for individuals recovering from drug and alcohol addictions, or substance abuse disorders. Therapy in all of its forms is a key part of the treatment plan and is needed in order to achieve long-term recovery from drug abuse. Learn more about Vegas Stronger™’s counseling and therapy programs provided to all clients.

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Drug Treatment

An individualized treatment plan is needed for people in need of drug treatment for addiction or substance abuse disorder. Learn more about the treatments, therapies, medications, devices, and programs that go into a drug treatment plan.

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Alcohol Treatment

An individualized treatment plan is needed for people in need of alcohol treatment for addiction or substance abuse disorder. Learn more about the treatments, therapies, medications, devices, and programs that go into a drug treatment plan.

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