Detoxification involves the elimination of drug or alcohol substances from the body, and is considered to be the first step in drug treatment. Detox is feared by many addicts, not only for the loss of the drug itself, but also the possibility of undesirable physical, emotional, and mental effects due to the withdrawal. Withdrawal symptoms usually occur when the body becomes habituated to a substance that is consumed over a long enough period of time and then either stopped completely or radically reduced in dosage.
Our Detox Program
If you’ve been abusing drugs or alcohol on a regular basis over months or years, chances are that you will suffer a detox reaction to its sudden absence. Detox symptoms vary, but most often involve intense, flu-like symptoms, including headache, chills, fever, cold sweats, and delirium. Mentally, detox sufferers feel a terrible sense of emptiness and longing that seems to intensify with each passing minute. They may become depressed, despondent, even suicidal. Many of our patients simply can’t handle these symptoms on their own, and require close medical supervision to ensure they get through the process safely. Our Detox programs are designed to smooth the path between addiction and sobriety, to better enable our patients to make the transition smoothly. Our programs are customized to meet the requirements of the individual and are designed to last as long as necessary to safely withdraw from a specific substance. Detoxification programs are offered on an inpatient or outpatient basis according to need. For serious addiction, detox often requires round-the-clock medical supervision to avoid serious complications. Call us today!
The focus of detoxification is physiological healing after long-term drug addiction – first, through stabilization and then through detoxification.