Sometimes, fear of the unknown is a significant deterrent when someone needs to take action. As that applies to drug addiction, the unknown is the treatment process. Many people are aware of what takes place during therapy and counseling. It’s the detox process that’s usually the cause of concern. We hope information about the process might alleviate enough anxiety about detox to prompt someone to seek help.
The Purpose of Detox
Once a person has become addicted to a substance, they face the prospect of the symptoms of withdrawal if they stop using. In many cases, these withdrawal symptoms can be severe and dangerous. A good detox process gives the patient an opportunity to clear withdrawal with a minimum of pain and discomfort. Under the care of medical staff, the patient is eligible to receive medication to help with things like cramping and insomnia. When the patient finishes detox, they should be physically and mentally able to focus on rehab and therapy.
Where to Initiate the Detox Process
Very seldom does an addict seek detox without also intending on getting additional treatment. People usually start by seeking help from a treatment center. Depending on the addiction history, a clinician at the treatment facility might request the patient submit to a detox program. If the facility has an in-house option, the patient will likely enter detox right away. If the facility doesn’t have an in-house opportunity, the clinician will refer the patient to an actual detox clinic.
The Detox Plan
The detox facility’s medical staff’s initial goal is to determine to what extent they need to intervene in the detox process. In some cases, they will only monitor the patient’s progress as they detox. If the patient exhibits any signs of stress or discomfort, the medical staff can intervene and help. If they are dealing with something like meth addiction treatment, they could recommend the use of prescription medications. They use medications to help the patient get through the most dangerous withdrawal symptoms. Depending on several factors including the substance and depth of addiction, the detox process could take 3-7 days.
Detox at Serenity House Detox
Serenity House Detox is an independent detox center with locations in West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale, Florida. We offer a full range of detox services. Here are just some of the detox programs we use:
We hope this information answered some of your questions. If you are living with an addiction, treatment is the only way you will get relief. At Serenity House Detox, we want to help you get through the detox process as your first step towards recovery. Furthermore, we would be happy to direct you to one of the best treatment facilities available when you are ready for continuing rehab. All you have to do is pick up the phone and call us at 866-294-5306.