There were many years when medical professionals had varying opinions about whether medical detox centers were beneficial. Up until the mid-20th century, some facilities thought it best to have a person do a “cold turkey” detox because they believed that the painful symptoms of withdrawal would be enough to make a person want never to drink or use again. This approach didn’t work for a large majority of people with addiction problems.
Throughout the years, science and statistics have proven that medical detox centers are necessary. Not only is quitting cold turkey extremely uncomfortable and ineffective, but it’s quite dangerous as well. Serenity House Detox understands the importance of detox to heal and recover from the disease of addiction.
The Benefits of Medical Detox Centers
Serenity House Detox provides medical detox services for people trying to overcome their addiction to drugs or alcohol because individuals should never have to detox on their own. Attempting to detox on your own puts you at risk for potentially fatal consequences like heart failure or seizures. Your body has become so accustomed to drugs or alcohol being in the system that your vital organs and nervous system go into a state of shock when these substances are suddenly not in the body. While enduring the symptoms of withdrawal, your blood pressure and heart rate spikes, which is why you need to be medically supervised throughout the entire process.
How Medical Detox Centers Prepare You for Rehab
The first step toward overcoming your addiction is going to a detox facility. Serenity House Detox provides you with the latest medical advances to help your detox experience be as safe and comfortable as possible. Through the use of non-narcotic detox medications, your symptoms of withdrawal will be lessened, which enables your mind and body to be free of the toxins that have been polluting your system. As the fog begins to clear from your mind, you’ll be in a much better place to have a moment of clarity in which you realize that abusing drugs or alcohol is no way to live.
Perhaps most importantly, medical detox allows individuals to clear their system of drugs and alcohol so they can better focus their attention upon treatment. During detox and after it is complete, individuals will be able to engage in therapies to address both the physical and mental aspects of the disease of addiction. Some of the therapies we provide clients include:
- Family Therapy Program
- Group Therapy Program
- Individual Therapy Program
- Meditation Therapy Program
- Nutrition Therapy Program
- Trauma Therapy
- Yoga Therapy
Getting Ready for Rehab
The goal of Serenity House Detox isn’t to replace your old substance of choice with these new medications that mimic the effects of drugs or alcohol. The medications will gradually be tapered off until you feel well enough to begin a drug and alcohol rehabilitation program. This is extremely empowering because you’ll find that it is possible to live a fulfilling life without the use of mind-altering substances. When you’re well enough, you’ll be able to go into a rehab program with a clear mind and body while having the willingness to takes the suggestions that are given to you.
Serenity House can provide you with the foundation you need to begin the recovery process. Millions of people around the world who were once too afraid to experience withdrawal have used the services of reputable medical detox centers to overcome their addictions. You can too.
If you’re ready to begin on this new incredible journey in your life, Serenity House Detox has locations in Fort Lauderdale as well as West Palm Beach. Call us today at 866.294.5306 and get started on the road to a better life without addiction.