Substance abuse disorders affect individuals from all walks of life and come in all shapes and sizes. Although each drug has different effects on the brain and body, when addiction takes hold misery, turmoil and a decreased quality of life become the norm for most users. At the Detox Center of Colorado, we are committed to helping those struggling with drug or alcohol addiction reclaim a happy, productive life with comprehensive detox services and deeply personalized care. We provide interventional detox at the subacute level that focuses on symptom management, patient comfort and safe strategies for a positive experience that gives each individual a fresh start once they’re ready to transition into a formal treatment program.

Substances of Abuse

To ensure that our services are relevant for a diverse group of people, we treat a variety of substances at our facility near Denver, Colorado. Tolerance and dependence can quickly develop for many drugs, making proper care and professional detox for a broad array of substances crucial to the success of numerous patients. Our highly trained staff has experience in addressing the withdrawal symptoms of a multitude of drugs, including the physical and psychological effects that make addiction so difficult to overcome. Among the substances we provide comprehensive detox services for include alcohol, opioids, stimulants, prescription drugs and more.

Alcohol

Alcohol

Alcohol

Many people don’t realize that alcohol is a drug that can be as dangerous and addictive as cocaine, heroin or other illicit substances. The short-term, intoxicating effects of alcohol are well-known, but the devastating symptoms of long-term, heavy drinking aren’t as well-publicized. Alcohol addiction can have many detrimental effects on the brain and body, including liver failure, pancreatitis, cardiovascular disease, cognitive difficulties and more. Alcohol withdrawal can also be dangerous, producing life-threatening symptoms such as delirium tremens and seizures without safely detoxing under proper medical supervision.

Heroin

Heroin

Heroin

Heroin is a powerful semi-synthetic opioid known for its addictive potential and unpleasant withdrawal effects. Those who use heroin regularly quickly develop a tolerance and become chemically dependent as the brain adjusts to its presence, producing a variety of uncomfortable symptoms once its use is discontinued. Consequently, heroin addiction is challenging to overcome without professional help or guidance and often requires a combination of medication-assisted treatment, individual therapy and relapse prevention.

Methamphetamines

Methamphetamines

Methamphetamines

Methamphetamine or meth is a potent and highly addictive stimulant that gives users an enormous amount of energy. By acting on the central nervous system, meth produces an intense rush followed by increased activity levels, decreased appetite, elevated mood and improved confidence. Like other drugs, methamphetamine also produces uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms, including severe psychological effects that greatly benefit from psychotherapies and counseling.

Cocaine / Crack

Cocaine / Crack

Cocaine / Crack

Cocaine is a well-known drug that increases energy levels, produces euphoria and makes users feel more social. Although the drug is commonly insufflated, it can also be injected, or smoked when converted to crack cocaine. Both forms are highly addictive and take a toll on an individual’s physical and mental health, requiring professional detox and treatment programs to overcome dependency and achieve long-term sobriety.

Ecstasy / Molly / MDMA

Ecstasy / Molly / MDMA

Ecstasy / Molly / MDMA

MDMA, known as ecstasy or Molly, is a popular party drug often used at raves, musical festivals and other similar events. MDMA releases large amounts of serotonin and dopamine, causing intense feelings of euphoria, empathy, happiness and well-being. Users tend to experience increased energy levels and feel more connected with others while under the influence of this drug. With continued use, MDMA depletes the brain’s serotonin and causes numerous psychological symptoms, including anxiety, depression, irritability and trouble concentrating. Due to its effects on the brain, individuals often have a hard time overcoming MDMA’s withdrawal effects without professional care and individualized treatments that address any lingering mental health symptoms.

Prescription drugs

Prescription drugs

Prescription drugs

Commonly abused prescription drugs include opioids, benzodiazepines and stimulants. Benzodiazepines such as Xanax and Valium are medications used to treat the symptoms of anxiety and depression, while prescription stimulants include drugs such as Adderall and Ritalin, often prescribed for individuals with ADHD. Despite legitimate medical uses, these drugs can be just as addictive and dangerous as illicit substances. Benzodiazepines are especially notorious for producing unpleasant and dangerous withdrawal effects, requiring medically-supervised detox to manage symptoms safely.

Opioids

Opioids

Opioids

Opioids are drugs with pain-killing effects derived from the poppy plant. This class of drugs includes opium, morphine, heroin and prescription medications such as oxycodone and fentanyl, all of which produce an intense, euphoric high. Opioids have been prescribed at an alarming rate over the last decade, creating an epidemic that has lead to widespread abuse and put millions at risk for addiction, overdose and other related complications. Withdrawal effects from prescription painkillers are just as uncomfortable and difficult to manage as heroin withdrawal, with users needing professional detox and treatment services to overcome their dependency and achieve sustainable recovery.

DXM / Cough Syrup

DXM / Cough Syrup

DXM / Cough Syrup

DXM is the active ingredient in many brands of cough syrup, including Delsym and Robitussin. At high doses, DXM produces disassociative effects similar to drugs such as PCP and ketamine. With long-term use, DXM can have a significant psychological impact, impairing a user’s memory and ability to think clearly or concentrate. Despite being a legal substance, DXM abuse produces a variety of withdrawal symptoms that can be difficult to manage without comprehensive detox.