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Prednisone Detox: How to Detox Safely

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How to Detox From Prednisone Safely

Steroid abuse is when you use anabolic steroids, corticosteroids like prednisone, or any other steroid for bodybuilding and recreational purposes.

Although prednisone addiction isn’t common, some people can develop a steroid abuse disorder and experience withdrawal symptoms when they stop using corticosteroids.

Learn how to detox from prednisone in a safe and supportive environment.

Are you worried about your prednisone use or the steroid abuse of a loved one? Call our helpline at (855) 430-9439 to learn more about our prednisone addiction treatment plans and find a prednisone detox center near you.

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How to Get Help to Start Detoxing from Prednisone?

There are a few ways you can get help to start detoxing from prednisone.

Try the following steps:

  1. Contacting a National Drug Helpline for information and support, like our free 24/7 helpline on (855) 430-9439
  2. Seeking treatment at a prednisone detox center near to you
  3. Consulting with a healthcare professional for guidance on how to detox safely
  4. Considering in-home services, or residential rehab resources for treatment

Can You Detox from Prednisone at Home or Not?

Detoxing from prednisone naturally at home is not typically recommended. This is due to the uncomfortable physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms that should be monitored by a medical professional.

However, if you are prescribed prednisone by your doctor, you can discuss slowly weaning off the drug under his or her guidance.

If you are abusing your medication, or mixing it with other substances, it is extremely important that you are honest with your doctor.

What Does a Prednisone Detox Mean?

Prednisone detox (detoxification) is the first part of an addiction treatment program. Someone with a steroid addiction will have to abstain from steroid use during the medical detox phase.

This abstinence lets their body adjust to life without steroids, but it can cause side effects, like steroid withdrawal symptoms.

To minimize withdrawal symptoms during detox, medical professionals may recommend tapering. Tapering is where the dose is reduced slowly, gradually allowing the body to flush the drug and release this dependence.

How Long Will a Prednisone Detox Last?

Prednisone detox is different for everyone. The half-life of prednisone — the time it takes for a drug’s effectiveness to reduce by half — is approximately 3.5 hours.

After taking your final dose, you might eliminate most traces of prednisone within 24 hours.

This is because the body requires around 4-5x the half-life to flush a drug from its system.

It’s important to remember that detox is just the first part of a treatment process. Withdrawal symptoms may persist for some time after you eliminate all traces of the medication.

What Are the Withdrawal Symptoms During a Prednisone Detox?

During a prednisone detox, someone with a steroid addiction may experience the following withdrawal symptoms:

  • Dizziness
  • Body aches
  • Nausea
  • Mood swings
  • Mental health problems
  • Appetite changes
  • Joint pain

Addiction rehab can help people with steroid addiction detox comfortably and minimize withdrawal symptoms.

Although steroid withdrawal syndrome can be uncomfortable, detox under the supervision of medical professionals makes these symptoms more manageable.

Steroid abuse can lead to physical and mental health problems. If prednisone use affects your everyday life, consider one of our treatment plans. Call our treatment center helpline at (855) 430-9439, or send us a message to talk about the treatment options we offer for those with prednisone steroid addiction.

What Types of Treatment Are Used During a Prednisone Detox?

Addiction treatment for prednisone steroid addiction depends on the individual involved.

If your steroid use has caused you to develop a steroid use disorder, your treatment path will likely be similar to other substance abuse treatment programs. An inpatient rehab treatment program usually involves:

1. Detox

This is where you stay at the treatment center for an agreed period to detox your body from steroid use.

You may experience steroid withdrawal symptoms, but you’ll be in a comfortable environment under the supervision of medical professionals.

2. Behavioral Health Therapy

Following detox, behavioral health therapies help address any mental health or co-occurring disorders related to drug abuse or addiction.

Since mental health can deteriorate significantly with drug addiction, many people in recovery have a dual diagnosis. Behavior patterns also need to be addressed and reframed to avoid relapse.

3. Aftercare

Aftercare is a crucial part of your sober living journey. Once you have completed all stages of drug rehab, you’ll need ongoing support.

This aftercare may be support groups, behavioral health therapy sessions, or treatment from other healthcare providers.

Aftercare is part of a standard treatment program, so you can be sure you’ll continue receiving help and support.

4. Outpatient Treatment

Inpatient treatment is usually for people with more severe steroid use disorders.

In outpatient treatment, you might decide you want to attend support groups or behavioral health therapies at our Zinnia Health treatment centers after a detox.

We provide a range of treatment options to suit every individual recovering from addiction.

How to Find a Prednisone Detox Center Near Me

Zinnia Health has rehab programs in several states, making it easy to find a prednisone detox center near you.

The best way to find the nearest detox facility is through the locations page on our website or by calling our support line.

You can enter treatment for corticosteroid or anabolic steroids addiction at any stage of your addiction. At Zinnia Health treatment centers, you’ll always have an experienced team of medical professionals on your side.

We use various techniques and treatments to help minimize withdrawal symptoms and detox in a safe and supportive environment.

Of course, our rehab center support doesn’t stop at detox. You’ll receive effective addiction therapies and relapse prevention treatment that can continue into aftercare through support groups or outpatient sessions.

Get help with recovering from steroid use disorder today. Contact our helpline at (855) 430-9439 to speak to someone who can help today and access the steroid addiction treatment you deserve.

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