After a significant amount of time abusing drugs and/or alcohol, there’s good chance your addiction has become deeply rooted in your body and mind. By the time you are ready to admit defeat and seek help, you are facing the prospects of needing a stint in a drug detox facility.
The Importance of Drug Detox
Dealing with an addiction is a difficult process. When faced with treatment, it’s best done with a clear mind and body. That’s not easy to do if you are still dealing with the residual drugs and/or alcohol left in your system. In order to facilitate the best treatment possible, it’s necessary for you to do whatever you can to clear your system. That usually entails a stint in drug detox.
The detox process will allow you to break your physical and psychological dependence on the drugs you have been taking. Withdrawal symptoms will appear and you will want help. By seeking assistance from a licensed detox facility, this can be accomplished in a safe environment while being monitored by medical staff. When drug detox has been completed, it’s time to get treatment.
The Outpatient Treatment Option
In the real world, it’s not always possible for addiction sufferers to commit to a residential treatment program. When access to work, family and/or school is necessary, an intensive outpatient treatment program provides a viable alternative option.
At Steps to Recovery facility in Levittown, Pennsylvania, we focus a majority of our treatment efforts on treating the LGBTQ community. Our therapists are also trained to deal with dual diagnosis issues as well. This is done through an IOP or PHP program. Regardless of the option chosen, we strongly advocate for heavy family therapy in the treatment process.
More About Steps to Recovery
We provide a two-phase approach to treatment with an influence toward the 12-steps of recovery. In the first phase, patients instruction about their addiction. This allows them to learn about their triggers and further help them recognize the recurring issues that are driving their addiction.
In the second phase of treatment, we shift the focus to solutions. This usually includes the development of the life skills necessary to avoid triggers. You also learn to live life on life’s terms without the need to anesthetize yourself with drugs and/or alcohol.
You do not have to subject yourself to the misery of your addiction. When you’re ready for help, our professional staff members at Steps to Recovery will answer the call at 866.488.8684. With our help, there’s a realistic chance you can find the road to recovery, relapse free, never again have to face the adversity that comes with addiction.