The term “detoxification” often conjures fear in the mind of an addict. In fact, they are so afraid of the withdrawal symptoms that continuing in their addiction seems easier, regardless of the problems that have occurred. The stigma surrounding the detox process has contributed to the needless deaths of many who might otherwise have sought treatment if they had not been influenced by these negative impressions.
Becoming addicted to a substance usually requires little effort; however, continuing the addiction or overcoming it is the difficult part. Continuing an addiction requires an endless supply of funds to acquire more of the substance and to cover legal costs that might arise. Overcoming an addiction requires strong personal commitment and determination when facing difficult withdrawals and temptations. Sadly, most addicts who fear detoxification don’t stop to consider that the consequences of continued addiction are far more frightening than anything they would experience in detox.
The goal of detoxification is to remove all residue left behind by the addictive substances. This cleansing process will result in eliminating withdrawal symptoms and cravings so the individual can focus on the rehabilitation program and learn how to live drug free. Each client has different needs; therefore, our approach is flexible enough to adapt to each unique situation. Our highly skilled staff knows that there will be good days and bad days, and they are dedicated to helping each client progress through treatment with as much comfort and safety as possible.
The length of time required for successful detox is determined by the substance involved and the severity of the addiction. In many cases, there will be more than one addictive substance present, or there may be physical health issues or emotional disturbances that must be considered. Despite all the scenarios possible, we are equipped to provide the exact level of treatment and support each client requires.
After completing a successful detoxification process, the client is now ready to begin the rehabilitation stage of treatment. Since detox has cleansed the body and mind of all traces of the substance, the individual will be able to focus entirely on the program and on healing. Without the constant cravings, the addict is now free to think about something else besides their addiction, and can look forward to learning new skills for a lifestyle free from the restrictions of their drug abusing behavior.
This stage of treatment provides a professionally designed program that is directed toward teaching clients better methods for dealing with daily stress without resorting to drugs or alcohol to escape. We strive to restore the client’s self-esteem and strength of character, while also giving them valuable tools to use as they attempt to reintegrate into society. Following completion of this stage in treatment, we advise clients to remain in an aftercare program until they are certain of their ability to avoid relapse.
With most addictions, there are a variety of withdrawal symptoms that occur when the substances are withheld. Depending on the severity of the addiction, these withdrawals can be intense or even dangerous. For this reason, it is best not to attempt withdrawal alone. Some of the drugs that require professional detoxification include, but are not limited to:
If you are addicted to any of the above, there is no better time than now to take the first step and seek an addiction treatment facility that provides detoxification and rehabilitation programs that are proven to work.