Why Detox Important For Drug & Alcohol Addicted
You Can’t Beat An Addiction With The Drugs Still In Your Body
Why Is Detox Important?
When a person is addicted to drugs or alcohol, their body has developed a physical dependence that is difficult to overcome without professional clinical help and support. Substance abuse causes chemical changes to occur within the brain. It restructures the brain’s pleasure center so that a person becomes depends on illicit drugs or alcohol. Quitting cold turkey, all of a sudden, can be life-threatening in some instances. As such, medical detox has to be an essential part of the patient’s recovery plan in a controlled environment. This is one way in which withdrawal symptoms can be managed in a safe manner.
Administering Detox Treatment Safely
For best and safest results, detox should take place in a controlled medical facility with trained and qualified clinicians present. Accreditation and licensing of the facility is essential as well. The detox process consists of three main components.
Evaluating the Patient – The facility will test the patient for substances in their bloodstream. The patient will also be screened for co-occurring physical or mental conditions. This leads to comprehensive assessments that can be applied to address social and psychological functioning.
Patient Stabilization – Detox can be a challenge for patients. Clinical support elements include medical, psychological, and social processes that can accompany withdrawal. Our goal is to get patients to a stage where they are medically stable and free of harmful substances. Stabilization programs can also help them understand their addiction and to avoid relapse.
Entry Into a Treatment Program – This stage follows when a person has come to terms with their addiction and realizes they need professional, clinical help. Our treatment methods can assess coexisting diseases such as tuberculosis, hepatitis, and HIV.
Detox is not a complete treatment in itself. Rather, it is recognized as the start of an overall treatment program that helps the addicted person to embrace their road back to recovery. Detox is stabilizing, and it allow clinicians to evaluate the addict’s condition across a wide range of factors. Thus, we can design a treatment plan that is tailor-made for each person’s needs. We stress that full recovery is possible. We help patients to understand that addiction is within the brain, and that is not solely the result of an individual having failed morally.
Journeying back to a healthy, sober lifestyle is not always quick and easy. It can be quite difficult for patients who have developed a lifestyle centered around their addiction. The journey back involves a lifelong commitment of hard work and focused dedication. Addiction can destroy families, friendships, and relationships of every kind. However, regaining control over one’s life bestows benefits that are immeasurable. The road to sobriety begins with simple steps.
Detox and rehab treatment depends a great deal on a person’s level of addiction, and the substance/s they have abused. The process consists of the following:
Intake – Our intake process helps patients to determine their method of payment. Our goal is to help everyone find a method to pay for their treatment.
Detox – We run a thorough evaluation of the patient’s physical and mental health. Then, we can design a treatment program that is tailored to their exact needs.
Rehab – The process is closely monitored to see how patients are getting along. Therapies and treatments can be adjusted accordingly.
Ongoing Recovery – Once a patient graduates from inpatient or outpatient treatment, recovery does not stop there. Individual or group therapies can be provided. Patients can benefit tremendously from sharing with others who have gone through detox and who remain on the path to continued recovery. Patients and family members can benefit from a greater understanding of addiction and its causes. Being able to communicate in a positive way can take the treatment process to a whole new level.
At Sprout Health California Detox, we know that addiction can affect your behavior as well as your brain. We also know that addiction treatment is sometimes a result of the court system, friends, or one’s place of employment. Whatever the reason for entering a program, a person can still receive the help and support they need to start living a life of sobriety.
We do not employ a one-size-fits all method of treatment. We think that holistic treatment can also be an important tool to address every area of a person’s life. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy helps individuals to make the connection between their thoughts and behaviors; and ultimately to understand they have control over outcomes in their life.
Treatment really begins when a person makes up their mind that help is needed. Then, the individual must commit to time and treatment to reach their goal of complete sobriety. At Sprout Health California Detox, this is our goal and commitment for each patient.