Abusing any form of an addictive substance is extremely difficult on your life and the lives of the people around you. Addiction negatively affects all areas of your existence. The only way to get out of an addiction is to seek professional help at a detox and rehab treatment center. With that said, understanding what rehab entails and what the detox protocol is for various drugs remains essential.
The Purpose of Detox
For any substance addiction, the overall purpose of drug detox is to do three main things:
1. Ensure that the transition from a toxic state to a toxin-free state is safe.
In some cases, detoxing from highly addictive drugs like heroin or alcohol can produce life-threatening side effects. It is essential that those who struggle with these addictions seek professional help from addiction specialists who have experience assisting patients with withdrawal symptoms.
These professionals are able to help each patient make the transition from addiction to sobriety without putting extra stress on the body and possibly causing a life-threatening situation. This is the main reason why no one should ever attempt to detox from an addictive substance on their own.
2. Reduce the effects of withdrawal.
Even if they are not life-threatening, withdrawal symptoms during detox can be extremely uncomfortable. A professional detox center uses a detox protocol of mitigating these withdrawal symptoms as much as possible so the experience is less frightening and daunting for patients.
In some cases, patients fear attending detox because of these withdrawal symptoms, and in the end, this is what holds them back from seeking professional treatment. By attending professional treatment, their withdrawal symptoms can be greatly reduced and sometimes even eliminated completely.
3. Reduce pain, discomfort, and overall suffering.
Ultimately, when someone can go from addiction to sobriety, their suffering is greatly reduced. In the end, this is the biggest goal of detox.
The Detox Protocol at Serenity House Detox & Recovery
The Serenity House Detox & Recovery programs treat addictions to all sorts of substances, including:
The detox protocol for each of these drugs is slightly different, but the overall steps are the same:
- The patient goes through intake at our detox center.
- The patient’s condition is evaluated and assessed in order to find the best course of treatment for their situation.
- Detox treatment begins and patients are stabilized and made comfortable, sometimes with prescribed detox medications.
- The patient is connected with continuing rehab treatment.
Let Serenity House Detox & Recovery Help You
Call Serenity House Detox & Recovery at 866-294-5306 to learn more about the detox programs that we offer and to start getting addiction help now. We can set you on a path to recovery as soon as today. Give us a call.