What Can I Expect During Detox?
Detoxing Is Not Easy Let Us Help You
At some point, a substance abuser will come to the realization that they need help. That realization may come as the result of a lost job, broken finances, or damaged family and social relationships. It is that moment of clarity, however it is reached, that allows a person to make the decision to check into rehab.
Detox, the name and description, is quite commonplace and gets tossed around quite a lot. People mostly connect detox with fad diets and cleansing with juicers. However, detoxing from substance abuse is experienced on a completely different level. It can be like wrestling with a beast. In fact, detoxing without proper medical supervision can be deadly in some instances. It can even be a challenge when working with a professional group like Sprout Health California Detox. However, we have the clinical expertise and experience to support our patients at every step along the way.
The First Step
Detox is the first step taken toward recovery. However, true recovery actually beings when a person makes up in their mind they have a problem. Their decision to seek help is a brave step as well. Directly after detox, it is imperative that a person enters rehab treatment to avoid going into relapse. Detox can work, but it has to be accompanied with follow-up and excellence rehab care and assistance.
Where Does Treatment Take Place?
Depending on one’s severity of addiction, it may not be necessary to conduct their treatment at a residential treatment center. For many patients, outpatient recovery programs are more affordable and offer more flexibility for individuals to be with their family and focus on their career. In outpatient treatment programs, patients will spend a part of their day at the treatment center. They receive special medications or participate in individual group therapies. They can become more enlightened about their addiction, and can learn ways to avoid relapse.
With inpatient treatments, patients receive 24/7 care and the detox process is monitored very closely. Chemical treatment will depend on their level of addiction and their drug or substance, and level of substance abuse. Cognitive therapies will also likely be a part of the healing process. Patients are taught how to deal with challenges differently, and that thoughts and behaviors are closely related. Outpatient programs allow individuals to return home at the end of each day.
What to Expect
After your arrival, you can expect to undergo a complete consultation assessment. This allows us to get to know you better. A knowledgeable and caring intake counselor will ask very specific questions. We do this so that we can make the entire detox process as effective as possible. Assessments generally focuses on a person’s history of personal substance abuse. It can also help determine if that individual is experiencing any uneasiness or specific withdrawal symptoms. We are able to get a complete picture of a person’s mental, physical, and psychological state of being during the process.
Also, at this point of consultation, an individual may feel uneasy about the unknown even though treatment is designed to help them break free of their addiction. We can provide testimonials that helps that person understand there are others who attended rehab, and who overcame their addictions.
Completion of the Intake Process
Once the process is completed, a patient can tour the facility and a counselor can help that patient unpack their belongings. The patent will know beforehand what to bring and what to leave behind.
Detox and rehab therapies are designed to help patients overcome psychological aspects of their addiction as well. Something triggered the addicted person’s desire to use drugs to begin with. We can help our patients come to terms with what triggered their desire to drink or abuse drugs. Then, we can teach them ways to cope when urges surface. Many patients have had to deal with stress, depression, nightmares, mood swings, and fatigue—all triggers that can lead a person back down the path of drug or alcohol abuse.
Addressing a person’s spiritual needs can also help patients work toward a psychological victory. Detox first addresses a person’s actual addiction, and can provide the chemicals to help aid in detox. After detox, the goal is to offer behavioral therapies that teaches the individual to change their way of thinking and reaction to challenges. Change their behavior and they can change their outcomes.
If you or a loved one is in need of treatment for alcohol or substance abuse, the professional clinicians at Sprout Health California Detox welcome you to give us a call to find out more about our programs and treatments.