There is hope for those struggling with drug or alcohol addiction: hope for you, or hope for your loved one. No addiction is ever too deep, too dark or too powerful for recovery. The first step toward lifelong sobriety is to seek clinical treatment. As with any journey, it all begins by taking a few small steps forward.
Drug detoxification or detox provides a firm foundation on which sobriety can be built and developed. Yet, detox can also be dangerous, especially when done incorrectly. It is not an exaggeration to say that improper detox can be life-threatening.
Drug Detox Program
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At Above It All’s partner detox facilities, the detoxification process is taken very seriously. We are passionate about seeing our clients embrace recovery by first detoxifying their minds and bodies—and of course, our mission is to ensure that this detox is as safe and effective as possible. To learn more about the detoxification process at Above It All Treatment Center’s trusted facility partners, we invite you to contact us today.
Detox Center for Drugs and Alcohol
Addiction is physical and psychological. Patients receive treatment to address the issues of cravings and changes made in the brain as a result of long-term substance abuse. What makes detoxification such an important part of drug or alcohol addiction recovery? Essentially, recovery is the process through which the body and mind are both rid of harmful toxins—setting the stage for the pursuit of lifelong recovery.
Not all detoxification programs and processes are the same; this is because not all drugs, and not all people, are the same. Often, quitting the use of a drug “cold turkey” can actually lead to significant withdrawal pains—and some of these can be lethal. As such, detox is sometimes a more incremental process, with the drug in question being gradually decreased in its dosage.
What is the Detox Process?
At Above It All, we believe detox is of huge importance. It cannot be skipped. Through our network of facility partnerships, we offer drug and alcohol detox treatment programs that are clinically supervised; each client’s detox process receives around-the-clock medical supervision. Additionally, the process starts only after a careful evaluation from an addiction recovery specialist, ensuring that each client receives the right detox plan. Essentially, detox involves addiction recovery specialists physically stabilizing the person, and getting drugs and alcohol out of his or her system—at which point, treatment can begin.
Effective and Safe Drug Detox Programs
Detox is most effective when you have a support structure in place—something we provide in our compassionate, nurturing environment. That is a big reason to choose one of Above It All’s clinical detox partners over a home detox. We surround each client with encouragement and support, reducing the risk of relapse while also keeping withdrawal symptoms under control.
To that end, our partner facilities offer medications that can help manage and mitigate some of the withdrawal symptoms—non-habit-forming medications that are tapered off once the initial withdrawal symptoms subside. Thus, we can make this uncomfortable process as safe and as easy as is possible for clients heading down their road to sobriety.
Why You Should Not Perform Drug or Alcohol Detox at Home
Sometimes, there is a temptation to skip clinical detox in favor of a home or “DIY” detox—but this is unsafe and strongly discouraged. Without the proper clinical supervision, it is simply impossible to keep withdrawal symptoms in check, or to do anything to meaningfully manage and mitigate pain. Those who attempt to detox on their own are at a high risk both for relapse and for self-harm.
Rather than take that risk, begin the recovery process safely and effectively. Speak with one of our addiction recovery specialists about what the detox process will entail. To learn more or to seek intervention for a friend or loved one, we invite you to call our recovery center in California today. Do not delay detox; start fighting for your health & sobriety today.