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Drug Detox Centers Aiken SC

Going cold turkey, or stopping suddenly and completely, is only recommended when you have been using a relatively less addictive drug such as marijuana, have been using for a short time, and have not been using heavily each day. In all other situations, going cold turkey will have results ranging from very uncomfortable to possibly fatal.

Aurora Pavilion Behavioral Hlth Servs
(803) 641-5900
655 Medical Park Drive
Aiken, SC
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient, Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Spanish

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Augusta Metro Treatment Center
(706) 722-3855
525 Ellis Street
Augusta, GA
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Center of HOPE of
(843) 903-6212
104 George Bishop Parkway
Myrtle Beach, SC
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Methadone Maintenance
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with HIV/AIDS, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Men

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Tri County Commission on
(803) 536-4900x140
910 Cook Road
Orangeburg, SC
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with HIV/AIDS, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

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Home With A Heart
(864) 843-3058
220 James Mattison Road
Liberty, SC
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)

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Aiken Center
(803) 649-1900
1105 Gregg Highway
Aiken, SC
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Women, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Medical College of Georgia
(706) 721-9604
1120 15th Street
Augusta, GA
Services Provided
Detoxification
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Seniors/older adults

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Chrysalis Center
(843) 673-0660x213
1430 South Cashua Drive
Florence, SC
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient, Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less)
Special Programs/Groups
Women, Residential beds for clients' children

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William J McCord Treatment Center
(803) 534-2328
910 Cook Road
Orangeburg, SC
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient, Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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McLeod Behavioral Health Services
(843) 777-4200
701 Cashua Ferry Road
Darlington, SC
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Spanish

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Drug Detox Centers

Safe Recovery at Drug Detox Centers

There are basically three methods for stopping drug abuse: cold turkey, tapering off, and detox. Which one you should use depends on several factors, including what type of drug you have been using, how long you have been using it, how much you use each day, and your own ability to control your actions.

Going cold turkey, or stopping suddenly and completely, is only recommended when you have been using a relatively less addictive drug such as marijuana, have been using for a short time, and have not been using heavily each day. In all other situations, going cold turkey will have results ranging from very uncomfortable to possibly fatal.

The brain become used to being flooded by chemicals ingested by the user, and sudden withdrawal causes a strong reaction. Heroin , for example, suppresses the middle part of the brain called the locus coeruleus, which regulates the “flight or fight” response, and makes the user feel safe. When there’s no more heroin flowing to the brain, the user rebounds into paranoia, rage, and other “flight or fight” emotions.

Tapering off your use of drugs can help moderate withdrawal symptoms, but for many people, especially those who use highly addictive drugs, it simply isn’t possible to do that. The addiction is too strong and too well engrained. In these cases, drug detox centers are the safest route to recovery.

Options in Drug Detox Centers

There are several different methods of detox, and their u...

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