Benefits of Detox in Rehabilitation
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People who have struggled with drug or alcohol abuse for several years often have an accumulation of dangerous substances compiled inside their body, and experience an extremely high resistance to addictive substances like drugs and alcohol that can be harmful to their well-being. Recovery is made more challenging because of this accumulation of drugs and alcohol, and it could have negative effects for the body and the mind. Detoxification (often known as detox) is a medical procedure that eliminates addictive substances, cleansing them from the body. Detox is NOT the same as rehab, and cannot be mistaken for rehab. Only if followed by a treatment program will detoxification to be an efficient process.
There are two kinds of detox available: social detoxification and medically supervised withdrawal. Social detoxification is utilized with addicts who aren’t chronic substance abusers, and involves behavioral modeling, support from friends and family, and a partially-supervised atmosphere so as to assist addicts cope with their withdrawal. Medically supervised withdrawal is best used with addicts who are chronic substance abusers, and incorporates round the clock clinical supervision in an inpatient environment. This kind of detox is typically assisted by prescribed medicines that help decrease the discomfort of withdrawal.
We will create a personalized detox plan for you
Our patients must undergo a medically assisted withdrawal period. This is where all toxic chemicals from alcohol and drugs contain will be rid from the body safely. Consequently, we offer a medically assisted withdrawal period, other known as detoxification. During the time withdrawal symptoms are present, the first step taken in the detox process would be easing the withdrawal symptoms, helping the recovering individual become as comfortable as possible. We create a personalized detoxification plan to suit each client’s particular situation. Each recovering addict’s detoxification plan will differ depending upon the amount or type of the substance abused. We find this important because an individual withdrawing from alcohol will not have the same symptoms as an individual withdrawing from opiates. There are three typical stages that clients can expect after they decide to enter detox. Most importantly, each and every client is evaluated, a step that discovers which substance, or substances, and in what amounts, are present within the client’s bloodstream. Some clients are addicted to a couple of substances - frequently alongside alcohol - which is able to greatly affect the way detox is carried out. After the client is assessed, we begin the process of detoxifying the patient’s body from drugs. Detox severs the physical addiction to harmful substances, but it doesn’t rehabilitate the client, so we encourage our clients to go directly into a custom-designed rehab treatment program in order to support a long-lasting recovery.
Many individuals who are affected by drug and alcohol addiction can also suffer from co-occurring psychological disorders, which complicate the treatment process if not accurately diagnosed and correctly addressed in treatment. These disorders may include mood disorders, intrusive thoughts, anxiety disorders, hopelessness, schizophrenia, a lack of motivation or a fear of public situations and some personality disorders. These conditions affect the way you feel, behave, and interact with others, and how you perceive the world. Treatment is important because, with no clear understanding about their problem, many addicts find themselves in familiar scenarios that trigger their drug abuse. Relapse commonly occurs when detox is used alone, and when addicts find themselves in the usual situations and places where their drug and alcohol use was heaviest. In a new setting, far from the people and places that the drug user associates with drug and alcohol use, it is easier to avoid the triggers of addictive behavior. Relapse is much more common when addicts participate only in detox, so we urge our clients to continue right into a 28-day, 60-day, or 90-day rehab programs to start drug or alcohol rehab. Detox is bolstered in rehab, where addicts take part in group and individual counseling, the twelve-step community, and engaging diversions and physical activity. Throughout rehabilitation, clients reside in gorgeous, comfortable living facilities that combine all of the advantages of inpatient living amenities with the affordability of outpatient living accommodations. Additionally, clients stay busy with educational programs created to assist them in reaching their recovery and life goals. For many people, detox is a crucial first step towards recovering from substance abuse, but it is ONLY a first step, and isn’t meant to replace a rehabilitation program. To find a treatment center in the San Antonio area or to ask any questions regarding substance abuse in general, call our experts at 916-249-2665.
Taking the First Step
Although in some circumstances it is a vital first step, detox is JUST a first step, and not intended to replace the complete rehabilitation, or rehab, process. Even though many facilities don’t provide support to follow up after detox, we understand how easy it is to relapse after detox if the addict doesn’t enter treatment. Detox in tandem with rehabilitation for substance addiction makes detox an extremely effective first step. An addict’s best possibility of complete recovery is to follow up detox by immediately coming into a treatment program. By precisely assessing the substances, and levels, of substances being used, withdrawal symptoms can be less complicated to predict and decreased. We help people move towards a real recovery, without dreading withdrawal. In addition to educating people about their drug addiction, treatment is helping them get to the roots of their issues of drug and alcohol addiction, and reinforce their coping methods in order to prevent relapse and temptation. The time is now to change a suffering individual’s life around. For information regarding drug and alcohol abuse, treatment and rehabilitation, or for locations of detoxification or rehabilitation facilities, contact us at 916-249-2665.