Drug and Alcohol Detox
A major obstacle to beginning one’s recovery is the overwhelming anticipation and fear of experiencing physical discomfort during withdrawal. Withdrawal is a physical state that begins to present symptoms when regularly taken drugs and/or alcohol are abruptly stopped.
Symptoms can vary depending on the type of substance used and can range in their effect on one’s appetite, sleep, emotional stability, and energy level. More intense withdrawal for certain Detox is a necessary and important step in the process of substance abuse treatment. In order to deal with the underlying issues associated with addiction, people must first be safely and medically detoxed from any and all substances they may be using. The right drug and alcohol detox methods are extremely important because if regular drug or alcohol use is stopped suddenly, withdrawal has the potential to place your health and well-being at risk.substances can cause tremors, seizures, intense pain and even death. Many people that regularly abuse drugs and alcohol experience withdrawal symptoms on some level and are aware that if they stop using completely, the withdrawal will get worse. A person’s awareness of withdrawal symptoms can often cause them to avoid treatment because of their fear associated with the impending physical and psychological discomfort.
Detox in a detox facility is supervised by medical professionals and aims to not only keep a person medically stable, but decrease their discomfort as much as possible. Detox in a supervised facility is usually the best way to begin treatment because it can help alleviate the fear of withdrawal while the process of recovery begins.
Our detox programs at Steps to Recovery can help you:
- Safely remove the drugs and/or alcohol from your body
- Address your physical addiction to the drugs or alcohol
- Receive quality medical care during your withdrawals
- Be under constant monitoring for your safety
A common detox plan may include:
- Physical exam and medical history
- Psychiatric evaluation
- Stabilization planning
- Vitals monitoring for symptom reduction during detox
- Preparation for follow-up treatment and ongoing recovery