No matter what the drug of choice, detox is an important step in the process of stepping into recovery. Starting the treatment process in detox can be daunting, with the recovering person knowing they will experience the physical withdrawal symptoms, cravings, and general discomfort of not using their drug of choice. But now is a great time to go through detoxification as there are more tools than ever before to make the process less disagreeable.
The therapeutic environment offered in our affiliated detox center is such that a person gets started on the right foot to achieving a successful recovery. We understand that all people need a safe and inclusive environment to help set them on the road to recovery. All of our detox methods have one thing in common – they are meant to provide a supervised, supportive environment where the addicted person can be as comfortable as possible. This will help prepare them for the journey ahead.
Drug detox is the term used to describe the process of stopping the intake of the drug, or alcohol, during which a person who has become mentally and physically dependent may experience cravings and other side effects as a result of the chemicals leaving his system.
A person who goes to Pacifica Recovery’s detox is entering a caring, safe environment where the goal is to let the body rid itself of of the drugs or alcohol, while providing care to assist with any withdrawal symptoms that may occur.
We have designed our supervised detox program as a safe and effective way to help chemically dependent individuals start down the path to recovery. You may be surprised to learn that most drugs of abuse cause withdrawal symptoms, and many of them vary. Drugs like heroin, oxycodone, and fentanyl are known for causing symptoms such as a burning stomach, body aches, or cramping legs.
Alcohol addiction is known for causing shaking hands. For long-term users, there is a chance of fever, hallucinations and even seizures. Other drugs of abuse, even those viewed as "safe", such as marijuana, have all been known to cause various unpleasant withdrawal symptoms as the person rids their body of the substance.
Drug detox is a critical transitionary stage from which a person leaves a detrimental lifestyle and starts a new life without drugs. It’s often the first step on a new path. That’s why it’s so important to spend your time in a safe space.
The decision to get clean is a big one, no matter what the circumstances are. Our program is designed to provide an intimate, supportive environment that welcomes everyone. We have the expertise and experience to help people with co-occurring disorders. This is the clinical term for those who have a mood or behavioral disorder in addition to their substance abuse disorder.
For many people, recovery doesn’t just mean getting clean from drugs. It often involves a new focus on mental wellness. This means finally addressing any mental health disorders or trauma that a person carries with them. Learning to cope with these issues is an important part of recovery.
Many people who enter drug and alcohol treatment suffer from other co-existing disorders. Often, they are self-medicating a serious disorder such as PTSD or depression. When the drugs leave the body, the symptoms of these disorders may become magnified.
During detox, our treatment staff can recognize the symptoms of behavioral and mood disorders and make sure that they get an assessment from a mental health professional. For some people, this is the first time in their life that their mental health has been assessed.
Proper treatment for a mental health disorder while in a therapeutic, supportive environment can be healing and even inspiring for many. Detox creates a safe space to begin the process of finding support from others, learning more about yourself and set goals, preparing you for the journey ahead.
Detox as well as residential treatment will provide many opportunities to get in touch with your emotions and desires, helping you understand your triggers for drinking or drugs as well as learning more about yourself. For many people, it’s the first time they are able to take time to sit down in an intimate environment and learn about themselves. Group therapy, art therapy, proper exercise and a nourishing diet are just a few of the activities that can help those in recovery as they take their first steps.
If you think you or a loved one may have a problem with alcohol or drugs, and you’re ready to take the first step and get help, you’re in the right place. You deserve the hope and peace that comes with recovery. You can live a rewarding life without the shame and pain of addiction.
Please give us a call at 877-597-5700. It’s 100% confidential and we’re happy to help you with any questions.