Drug abuse and addiction wreak havoc on the mind, body and soul. Detox is the first step toward a healthier life. However, going through withdrawal is often painful, stressful and scary. To make the process easier, Serenity House Detox offers several detox services.

Understanding Detox

Medical personnel explaining detox services to woman checking in to detox center.Detox is a process that eliminates all traces of a substance from the body. It’s a natural process that the body goes through. In the case of drug abuse or addiction, it removes all traces of alcohol or drug toxins.

However, the sudden absence of drugs in the body triggers withdrawal symptoms. People with drug abuse and addiction problems might become shaky and sweaty when they withdraw from drugs. They also develop strong cravings for the drugs because their bodies think that they need them.

People who go to detox centers get help with managing these symptoms. The centers may use medications or holistic therapies to reduce discomfort and pain. They also monitor detox patients for complications that could arise from the symptoms.

As the first challenge to overcome during drug treatment, withdrawal symptoms are one reason detox is so important. The symptoms not only make it hard to stop using drugs but can also be fatal if there are complications. Detox is also essential for creating a strong foundation for the rehab treatment that follows.

Inpatient and Outpatient Detox Services

Serenity House Detox gives clients the option of inpatient or outpatient care. The main difference between these forms of detox is how clients receive help. For inpatient detox services, clients live at the center until withdrawal subsides and they’re ready for rehab. For outpatient detox services, they continue living at home and commute to the center for treatment.

Studies show that inpatient care is more efficient because it removes people from environments that trigger drug use. It’s safer for people with moderate to severe drug abuse problems. Inpatient detox is also the best option for people with strong addictions as they are monitored 24/7 and will not have access to drugs or alcohol. Outpatient detox is more suitable to people with mild drug abuse problems or those whose family or work commitments are pressing.

Therapy During Detox

The best detox services combine withdrawal management and addiction counseling. Therapy is an essential element of drug rehab. Offering it with detox prepares patients for further treatment and increases their chances of recovery. Serenity House Detox uses several types of psychotherapy.

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) involves identifying and changing negative behaviors and thoughts. Initially, therapists and patients develop trust. Then the patients express their feelings and thoughts. Without judgment, the therapists help them separate the bad behaviors, emotions, and thoughts. Next, the patients learn skills to change these negative aspects and avoid drug triggers.

Individual therapy is a form of counseling between just one patient and therapist. The sessions involve exploring the patient’s beliefs, behaviors, feelings, and thoughts. Together, the patient and therapist work through bad memories and identify triggers. They also set goals for the patient to measure progress and work toward change.

Group therapy is one of the attractions of detox services. It shows people who want to recover that they aren’t alone. Others with drug abuse problems and addictions have similar feelings, experiences, and thoughts. The therapist guides open discussions, and the peers support each other on the road to recovery.

Family therapy adds relatives or close friends into the mix. Along with helping patients understand and manage addiction, the therapists teach relatives about addiction. They also help resolve conflicts and mend relationships between family members. The family learns how to support each other to prevent relapse as well.

Serenity House Detox Understands the Need for Comprehensive Detox Treatment

When you enroll in detox services at Serenity House Detox, you receive comfortable and safe treatment. We help people fight addictions to alcohol, cocaine, heroin, meth and other drugs. After assessing your health and addiction history, we can place in you in a detox program such as:

  • Drug-specific detox
  • Medical detox
  • Men’s detox
  • Women’s detox

Don’t wait to start your journey to recovery. Take the first step with detox at Serenity House Detox in Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach, Florida. Call us now at 866-294-5306.