Drug detox is the first step in recovering from a drug addiction. SpringBoard Recovery offers a comprehensive drug rehabilitation program that will provide a person with the tools that they need to recover.
The goal of our detox program is physical and psychological healing following long term drug addiction.
Comprehensive Detox Treatment
One of the most important things to note is that detox is not the entire treatment for a drug addiction, no matter what the drug of choice may be. Since addiction is both physical and psychological a patient will benefit from therapeutic treatment in order to address their issues of cravings and the changes made to the brain as a result of long term substance abuse.
While detox will help a patient stop abusing drugs in the short term, without comprehensive follow up care, the risk of relapse is quite high.
Stages of Detox
The first period of detox can be quite intense for many patients. During this initial phase of detox it is important to have the support from a trained medical and psychiatric staff. For example, after a person uses heroin for the last time, those who suffer from addiction may experience some of these withdrawal symptoms:
- Excessive yawning
- Watering eyes
- Muscle aches
- Runny nose
While these symptoms are not all life threatening, they can be uncomfortable. This is why it is beneficial for a person to have medical and psychiatric care when they are detoxing from drugs.
There are several factors that can affect what symptoms a person experiences as well as how severe they are. Some of these factors include:
- Length of addiction
- Types of drugs used
- Dose of the drug used when a person enters detox
- Existence of co-occurring mental or physical disorders
SpringBoard Recovery offers a therapeutic treatment program for after a person has gone through the detox process. When a person first enters SpringBoard Recovery an initial intake evaluation will be conducted by one of the professional staff members. We believe a personalized approach to drug abuse offers the best chance for a successful recovery.
At SpringBoard recovery, a holistic approach to drug abuse is used. We believe in using individual and group therapy to treat the body, mind, and soul of an individual who has a substance abuse issues.
Individual therapy helps identify if there are any underlying issues that may have caused a person to turn to drugs. During these therapy sessions a person will work to discover the root causes of their addiction.
Group therapy offers a safe place to discuss your addiction with others who are going through some of the same things that you are. While everyone’s story is different and no addiction is the same, discussing some of the common issues that you have among others can be extremely supportive. It is in group therapy that many friendships and lasting bonds are made. This is important as it provides a support system while you are trying to remain sober.
How Long Does Detox and Rehab Take?
Many people want to know how long this process will take. The initial detox process will typically take between 7 to 10 days for the drugs to fully eradicate from the system. This is when most side-effects and symptoms will take place. This is how long it takes to get the drugs out of a person’s system. Of course, detox can take a shorter or longer amount of time based on each individual case.
When it comes to rehab, there is no set answer to how long this process will take. There are some people who complete rehab in thirty days and go on to lead a healthy and productive life and do not suffer from a relapse. Other people may need longer to adjust to a life without drugs and may spend sixty or even ninety days in a treatment facility.
The most important thing to remember when you are going through the process of becoming drug free is that everyone is different and what might work for someone may not work for you. This is why SpringBoard Recovery works one on one with each of their patients to devise the best plan for their personal recovery.
Leading a Drug Free Life
Addiction is something that cannot be cured. Instead of trying to cure this disease, SpringBoard Recovery educates individuals on how to cope with their addiction in the “real” world while treating any underlying mental or physical issues that a person may have.
Before leaving our drug rehab program you will be provided with an after care treatment plan that may consist of ongoing support groups, ongoing therapy, or even sober living arrangements if they are needed. At SpringBoard Recovery we believe the aftercare services we provide are just as important as the services we provide during rehab.
If you or someone that you love is suffering from a drug addiction it is important to get the help that you need. The first step will be for the person to admit that they have a problem. They can then begin the process of drug detox under the supervision of a trained medical staff. Once drug detox is complete, the staff at SpringBoard Recovery will help come up with a plan to get them back on track for a healthier lifestyle.