Drug Detox Treatment Centers
Drug Detox Is Always The First Stage For Any Comprehensive Rehab Program
Before the patient can receive help, harmful drugs have to be cleansed from the body. This process is best managed in a controlled clinical setting with qualified technicians and medical personnel. Detox, if not properly controlled, can result in fatal consequences. The individual’s body has gotten used to the drug, and will crave it even after rehab ends in many cases.
One of the goals of detox is to provide psychological healing for the patient. Healing has to be part psychological, along with medical, after long-term drug addiction. After stabilizing at patient at Sprout Health California Detox, we can begin comprehensive treatments that helps the individual realize the cause of their addiction, and ways to cope and remain drug or alcohol free. Drug or alcohol addiction can be both physical and psychological. Our patients receive treatments that address the issues of cravings and brain chemistry changes. Detox, while a mighty and helpful solution, is best complemented with follow-up care and therapies. There is always the risk of relapse. We do everything we can to help patients avoid relapse. Our rehab advisors can answer all your questions about our recovery programs.
Detox – First Stage
Detox can be a challenging ordeal for many patients. Suddenly removing addictive chemicals from the body can place the body in shock. As such, we make sure our medical and psychiatric staff members are there for patients to provide effective support. Withdrawals symptoms will vary by drug or substance, but there are many in common which may include sweating, yawning excessively, anxiety, fits of agitation, runny noses, insomnia, muscles aches, headaches, vomiting, nausea, and more. If these symptoms are not monitored in a controlled setting, the withdrawal can become deadly. While many symptoms are not deadly, they can be highly uncomfortable for patients, especially during their first hours or days in rehab. Detox can address the following.
- Violence. Patients who have abused drugs may be prone to fits of violence. This places them at risk of hurting themselves and others.
- Psychosis. Drug abuse often causes paranoia, delusional thinking, and hallucinations. The abuser’s behavior is unpredictable.
- Medical or Mental Illnesses. Prolonged drug abuse can change the brain’s chemistry. Quite often, the addicts body is deprived of healthy nutrients. Detox addresses co-occurring illnesses along with dietary needs as well.
Inpatient or Outpatient Treatments
Whether the decision is made for inpatient or outpatient treatment depends on the severity of the addiction. Inpatient treatments are more intense. The recovering addict is monitored 24/7 and kept away from harmful substances during their treatment duration. The healing process takes place in a completely supportive environment. The length of their addiction, the combination of drugs or alcohol used, and co-occurring disorders are all a factor.
Outpatient treatments are just as comprehensive and supportive. It is possible because the patient is shown to have more control over their addiction. Patients must still follow their doctor’s orders to the letter. They can return home each evening and return to a normal life. However, the patient has to really want to gain sobriety. Many of the temptations and triggers may still be there, but the patient has the tools to resist. Rehab treatment teaches patients to identify the triggers and to cope with situations to avoid relapse.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
While detox treatment seeks to rid the body of harmful elements, CBT seeks to help the patient to understand their addiction, its cause, and how thought and behavior are closely related. Once a person changes their thought and reaction patterns, they are able to realize different, more positive results.
Facing Life with a Purpose
A life with purpose is what can keep a recovering addict on the straight and narrow path of abstinence. Once addicted to drugs or alcohol, an individual’s life has been altered forever. Our programs at Sprout Health California Detox are designed to help an individual through assisted detox, rehab that helps them understand and prevent relapse, and additional therapy tools they can leverage for life to avoid relapse.
If you or a loved one has a drug or substance addiction, detox and rehab is the solution to getting well. The first step in admitting there is an addiction problem is perhaps the most important step. We think that it is a brave step. Your life, and that of your loved one, is critically important to us. Call or visit today to learn more about our programs and how we can help you get your life back on track.