Active-duty personnel and veterans often struggle with mental health and substance use disorders. As a result of the trauma they’re exposed to during deployment, many seek an escape from drug and alcohol abuse. Although these substances provide a temporary sense of relief, it doesn’t outweigh the long-term consequences. Among these consequences are physical dependence and addiction. To aid in the recovery process, Banyan Treatment Center offers military and veterans detox services to address the physical challenges of withdrawal and give clients the best chance at long-term recovery.

What Is Medically Supervised Detox?

The purpose of medical detox is to address the physical changes that result from drug and alcohol abuse. Drugs like opioids, benzos, and cocaine can create chemical changes in the brain over time. The longer a person uses these drugs, the more dependent their body becomes on them. Eventually, they hit a point when not using them leads to physical symptoms, otherwise known as withdrawals.

Medically supervised detox refers to the process of slowly weaning a person off these substances. During medical detox, patients receive 24-hour care and supervision along with medication to manage their withdrawals. Drug withdrawal is a physiological response that occurs when an addict suddenly stops using or reduces the use of a drug they’re dependent on.

Common withdrawal or detox symptoms include:

  • Agitation
  • Anxiety
  • Body aches
  • Diarrhea
  • Elevated blood pressure
  • Excessive sweating
  • Fever
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Frequent yawning
  • Goosebumps
  • Hallucinations
  • Headache
  • Hot and cold flashes
  • Increased or decrease appetite
  • Insomnia
  • Irritability and agitation
  • Muscle cramps
  • Nausea and/or vomiting
  • Paranoia
  • Rapid pulse
  • Runny nose
  • Seizures
  • Stomach pain
  • Sweating
  • Tremors
  • Trouble sleeping

The type, severity, and duration of withdrawal symptoms depend on various factors, such as the drug in question, how long the person has been using it, and how much of the drug they’re used to taking. Our veterans and military detox programs can aid in clients’ healing by addressing the physical and psychological challenges of withdrawals and early recovery.

Nationwide Veterans and Military Detox Programs

Banyan’s military and veterans detox centers are designed with our clients’ needs in mind. Detox is one of the toughest stages of addiction recovery because it’s both mentally and physically challenging. Not only do patients go through the physical withdrawals we mentioned previously, but drug cravings and other mental health problems that may surface.

Many active-duty members and veterans turn to drugs and alcohol as a way to cope with mental health disorders like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, anxiety, and more. Unfortunately, drug use only adds to the pile of problems rather than reducing them. In the end, professional medically monitored detox and addiction treatment are the safest and most effective avenues to recovery.

If you or someone you know is an active troop or veteran struggling with substance abuse, our Banyan rehab locations can help. Our Military and Veterans in Recovery program offers detox for veterans and active-duty personnel for all kinds of substances, including:

  • Alcohol
  • Benzodiazepines
  • Cocaine
  • Heroin
  • Methamphetamine
  • Opioids
  • Prescription drugs

Our specialists work side by side with clients to ensure they’re steadily progressing in treatment. By choosing to undergo drug or alcohol detox for veterans and military with us, you’re choosing a rehab facility that prioritizes patient confidentiality, comfort, safety, health, and long-term recovery. No matter how severe the addiction is, our active-duty and veterans addiction treatment centers are here to help.


For more information about our veterans and military drug rehab programs, contact Banyan today. Our professionals will work with you or your loved one to create an effective treatment plan that meets their needs and gives them the best chance of achieving sobriety.


Related Reading:

Joining the Military as a Recovering Addict: Is It Possible?

Eating Disorders in the Military

The Effects of Pearl Harbor

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At Banyan Treatment Centers, our goal is to make sure that anyone who needs treatment from drug and alcohol addiction are able to get the help needed to assist them on the road to recovery. If you don't have insurance contact us to inquire about alternate methods regarding treatment for yourself or a loved one.

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