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Why is Detox necessary?
Drug detox is a crucial first step in addiction treatment. It’s the process by which drugs are removed from the body, to ensure that we’re physically stable and ready to start therapy.
After using or abusing drugs for an extended period of time, our body and brain become accustomed to having a certain level those drugs present. We function normally when they are in our system, and we feel out of balance (sick) when they are decreased or removed.
The purpose of detox is to completely cleanse our body of drugs and their toxins, so that we can return to functioning normally without them. Once we’re physically stable, can we move on to the next step – addressing the psychological aspect of our addiction in a rehabilitation program.
As our body tries to readjust to functioning without drugs, we can experience a number of unpleasant physical and emotional side effects referred to as drug withdrawal.
Drug Withdrawal Symptoms and timeline
Withdrawal from drugs is different for everyone. The exact withdrawal time will depend on two main factors – The particular substance/s the person is using, and the degree of their dependence on those substances. For some people, withdrawal will last only a few days, while for others with extreme cases, it could be as long as a few months.
In general, the more addictive a drug is , the harder it is to quit due to intense cravings and withdrawal symptoms.
Professional care from a specialized drug detox facility is highly recommended as withdrawal can be extremely dangerous.
Medically-Monitored Detox programs
Both the type of detox program and the level of intensity needed for effective drug withdrawal management will depend on the severity of the addiction. However, most professional medically-monitored detox programs will include:
- A through medical assessment to determine your overall health
- A safe & supportive environment supervised by addiction recovery specialists
- Round-the-clock monitoring by medical professionals
- Detox medications may be administered to help alleviate severe symptoms
- Dietary changes & nutritional supplements provided
- Receive medical clearance to begin the rehabilitation process
DRUG REHAB PROGRAM
Once detox is complete, you’ll transition into our Drug Rehab program. We take a holistic approach to rehabilitation, helping you to strengthen your mind, body, and spirit with a well-rounded balance of evidence-based treatments.
- Address underlying psychological conditions and past traumas
- Learn how to identify and avoid high-risk situations, triggers, and relapses
- Develop a new lifestyle that doesn’t depend on drug use
- Receive treatment at our facility and continue living at home or in one of our Recovery Houses.
- Maintain your work, school, and family commitments while receiving treatment
NOTE: The optimal number of treatment days per week and hours per day required will be determined by our clinicians based on your unique needs.
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