What does Detox Accomplish?
When you are addicted to drugs and/or alcohol your body becomes dependent upon the substance. When you indulge in drugs and/or alcohol, they produce chemical reactions in your body to which your body needs in order to function. When you make the choice to quit you will go through a detoxification stage. This process removes all the harmful chemicals and toxins out of your body. What has led to many addicts and alcoholics continuing to use is the fear of withdrawal. Withdrawal happens when you are dependent upon a substance and abruptly stop taking it. When you come to our treatment you will receive a medically assisted detox, where you will gradually receive smaller doses until your body becomes accustomed to less drugs which will make withdrawals minimal.
There are certain substances that have withdrawal symptoms that are known to have complications that can lead to death. Alcohol and benzodiazepines have seizures as a part of their withdrawals. It is imperative to seek medical help if you are addicted to either of these. Withdrawal from other substances may not be deadly but you can have an extremely difficult time quitting without professional help. People who abuse multiple substances, which is fairly common, have a strong need to enter treatment. We are able to stabilize you off of any and all drugs you are abusing. The process of detox is to break the physical addiction to the substance but this does not mean you are done with treatment. In order to give yourself the best chance, further treatment is necessary in order to overcome the psychological addiction. Entering into our facility will give you the opportunity to overcome the physical dependency as well as gain the tools necessary to beat the psychological addiction. Call one of our recovery specialist today at (705) 209-2666.
All I Need is Detox
When you are addicted to a substance, whether its drugs or alcohol or a combination of substances, it is more than a physical dependency. Detox is a very important part of breaking the cycle of addiction, but should not be used as sole form of treatment. It should be used as the first stepping stone in your recovery. Addiction is a disease; it centers in the mind. An addicts brain is the organ that is affected by the disease, it is unable to react to mind altering substances the way a non-addicts brain does. Addiction can be acquired over a length of time or can be a genetic predisposition, regardless of how you became addicted, without treatment beyond detox it is easy to slip back into old habits. It is common for addicts to suffer from other mental disorders that may help to fuel using, these co-occurring disorders are unable to be addressed during a detox and need further treatment. We offer our clients the ability to progress from stabilization (detox) into our rehab portion. During rehab, you will work with a therapist to help discover any extenuating factors that can contribute to further use. It has been proven that without further treatment, beyond detox, someone who is addicted to drugs and/or alcohol is more likely to relapse. Only going through a detoxification is like slapping a band aid on a bullet wound, it’s not going to stop the bleeding. Our primary purpose is to give our clients the best chance to overcome their addiction, after completing your stabilization period, you will continue into our rehab program.
The First Step of Many
It can be extremely hard to admit to yourself and your family that you need to seek professional help for an addiction, it takes courage and strength to overcome that first hurdle. It will be a decision you will not regret. Detoxification is a crucial first step on your journey to overcome addiction, but it is just that, a first stop. It should not be considered the only source of treatment. When you enter into our program you will receive an all-inclusive treatment, from the first step of detox, then inpatient rehab and outpatient. Detoxification is used to cleanse the body of the toxins that substance abuse has left but it does nothing to address anything on the mental aspect of why you abuse drugs and/or alcohol. Moving from active addiction into recovery is an adventure, but with our help, you can receive the necessary coping skills to recover. Don’t wait any longer to get your life back, call us today at (705) 209-2666 and let’s begin your journey together!