Types Of Detox
The Type Of Detox Needed Can Vary Based On Types Of Addiction
Detox is always the first step in helping a person recover from their addiction. First, an individual must come to terms with the fact there is a problem. Then, they must seek medical treatment. At Sprout Health California Detox, we take special care in making sure our patients have the clinical treatments and support they need at this critical stage. We know their body is addicted to their substance, and that sudden withdrawal can cause mental and physical difficulties.
If withdrawal is not monitored in a controlled and supportive environment, great harm can result. We also know that detox is only the first line of defense. Patients will need additional therapies that can help them to better understand their addiction, and to avoid relapse. As such, there are a number of detox methods, none of which should be tried without expert medical assistance.
- Natural Detox. This is also referred to as “cold turkey.” It is when a person tries to stop taking their drug or substance of choice that withdrawal symptoms begin. The severity of the symptoms will of course depend on the substance or drug, how long the person has been abusing the drug or substance, and their general state of health. Trying to go “cold turkey” is to be avoided at all costs. Withdrawal can be fatal in some instances. The lighter symptoms like muscle aches, vomiting, nausea, and sweating are nothing compared to more serious withdrawals that can result from opioid or cocaine addiction.
- Medical Detox. This is generally preferred in a controlled and professional clinical setting. At Sprout Health California Detox, we have a qualified and experience staff that can help patients with an inpatient or outpatient program. Depending on their addiction, we can provide the medications and therapies that will help them reach sobriety.
- Inpatient Treatment. If there is a natural treatment in play, it is usually administered in an inpatient program. Natural treatments do not last long, and when withdrawal symptoms subside, the patient is allowed to return home unless their treatment is part of a long-term solution.
- Outpatient Treatment. Outpatient detox is reserved for those patients with long-term maintenance and support needs. Such detox treatments can last for a long time. Patients may be expected to live at home or at a sober living facility for best results. Patients are required to follow their instructions to the letter and to check in with their case manager as required. This way, clinicians can monitor the patient’s progress on a continual basis.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Preventing Relapse
CBT is an effective solution in helping patients avoid relapse and to understand the connection between thought and action. Learning processes play a critical role in why a person develops an addiction. Through CBT, patients can learn and apply a range of skills to stop drug abuse. It can also be applied to address a complete range of co-occurring problems connected to substance abuse. Patients begin to realize they have the power to approach problems in a different manner—thus they can incur different results. Patients also learn to develop and use different coping strategies, and to identify and avoid triggers that can lead to relapse.
Detox treatment is critical. In conjunction with effective rehab therapies, the patient receives a full range of treatments to help them detox and remain free from substance abuse. Our goal is also to help our patients find a purpose/s in life that will help give them the strength to pursue abstinence.
If you or a loved one suffers from an addiction, we invite you to partner with Sprout Health California Detox. We have the experience and commitment to assist patients from detox through rehab and follow up. Follow-up is essential as well to give our patients the counseling (individual, group, and family) needed to sustain a life free of drug and alcohol addiction.
Taking the First Step
The first step is realizing your addiction problem, and then making the effort to seek clinical treatment. We think it is a brave first step. Our clinical staff is highly qualified to assist. We have the tools and methods to help you or a loved one break free from addiction. Call or visit today to learn more about our treatment programs. Whatever your addiction, we can help.