The First Step to Recovering Your Health: Understanding Addiction
When your body has become dependent on either alcohol or one or more of a series of drugs, the first step towards recovery is removing whatever amounts of the drug are still in your system. This involves a process, known as detox, which can be not only difficult, but also painful. The detoxification process of your body can be achieved in several ways, the most common of which is to wait for your body to do it naturally. But natural detox often leads to failure and can be extremely dangerous, which is why we prefer to use a more humanistic approach. We constantly try to be the top Florida drug detox center.
It is also important to understand that the underlying cause of addiction is not always the drug itself, but the reaction it causes within the body, whether it be a false sensation of well-being, or the ability to sleep without interruption, which is part of the reason why addiction is considered a chronic disease, similar to diabetes and high blood pressure. This is also the reason why a high number of addicts can relapse when they don’t have the tools and support they need to continue on their path to recovery.
Additionally, addiction has another facet, one that may seem less aggressive on the surface, but which can be just as devastating. This side of addiction is known as chemical dependency, and it takes place when your body becomes accustomed to prescription drugs, such as painkillers and antidepressants, and continues demanding it even beyond the end of the treatment so as not to have to go through the symptoms of withdrawal. It is at either one of these points that medically assisted detox can work in your benefit, while preventing your fall into a cycle of abuse.
When you are ready, we can offer assistance in detoxing from all major drugs, alcohol, and prescription meds. The following is a small list of some of the drugs we can help you detox from:
- Stimulants such as Adderall and Ritalin
What is Medically Assisted Detox?
When you enroll in our program, you will have to go through the detox process. It is unavoidable because it is the first and most important step down your path to recovery. It is also the most uncomfortable and painful step. So, to prevent any unnecessary discomfort, and because of the risks involved, our medical professionals will monitor you 24/7 during the entire process. This means we will provide all the assistance you will require to manage your pain and other effects of your detox process.
Additionally, we know for a fact that each patient is different, has specific needs, and requires a personalized approach to detox. Our process is tailored to you alone, and to your unique situation, which means you can reach each one of your goals for detox and rehab at a rate that is right for you, making it easier on your body and mind. For some this may mean quitting cold turkey and facing withdrawal head on, regardless of how uncomfortable it may be. Others will require a tapered process in which they are weaned of the drug at a manageable rate, avoiding such issues as depression, anxiety, and the physical reactions that normally accompany a patient going through detox.
Because of our personalized humanistic approach to detox and rehab, in some cases our patients will be medically cleared to leave our in-patient detox treatment and return to their daily lives, while others will have to remain in our facility for further reinforcement and rehabilitation treatment. Even so, most patients choose to stay because it is very difficult to focus on work or school when they are going through the pain of withdrawal, and this can be a reason for them to relapse.
In-patient treatment at our facility provides a stress free environment for our patients, one in which they can feel relieved from the burdens of their lifestyles and can focus solely on learning to apply coping mechanisms and recognize the triggers that can lead to a relapse, while putting all their energy into therapy and changing certain habits which led to their addiction in the first place.
While we can’t guarantee detox won’t be uncomfortable and pain free, you can be certain that we will do our best to keep you comfortable during this period of time, helping you alleviate any symptoms that do appear and monitoring your progress 24/7 to prevent any situations that could pose a risk to your health and well-being. Our caring professionals will be there to lend a helping hand and provide all the information and support you can require during this difficult time, as you work through the first step in your journey back to health and a lifestyle you and your loved ones can be proud of.
So don’t hesitate, if you have fallen prey to drug and alcohol addiction or are experimenting chemical dependency of prescription drugs, give us a call and let us help you find your way back to a lifestyle that promises a better and brighter future, while helping and supporting you in what very well may be the most important decision of your life.