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 recovery is to seek clinical treatment. As with any journey, it all begins by taking a few small steps forward.
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.
At Above It All’s partner facilities, we take the detox process 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 detox process at one of Above It All Treatment Center’s partner facilities, we invite you to contact us today.
Above It All Detox Center for Drugs and Alcohol
What makes detox 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 detox 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?
At Above It All, we believe detox is of huge importance. It cannot be skipped. Through our network of facility partners, we offer drug and alcohol detox that is 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 Detox Program
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 Above It All’s partner clinical detox over a home detox. Our partners surround each client with encouragement and support, reducing the risk of relapse while also keeping withdrawal symptoms under control.
To that end, we 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 are able to make this uncomfortable process as safe and as easy as is possible for clients heading down their road to recovery.
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 today. Do not delay detox; start fighting for your health & sobriety today.