Detox Center – The First Step In Recovery
People struggling with drug and alcohol addiction often believe that rehabilitation is all they need for successful recovery. The reality is that rehab is one step in the continuum of care, and it is not the first one. Rather, detox is the first and perhaps the most important step in the recovery process. People who begin their treatment at a detox center often have a better recovery rate than individuals who go straight to rehab. Detox enables the individual seeking detox to prepare for the journey ahead, both mentally and physically.
Benefits of Detox
The physical benefits of enrolling in a medical detox center are vast. Getting sober in a certified facility with licensed medical professionals can be one of the safest choices you or your loved one can make. Our staff of physicians and nurses can effectively manage the process by, for example, administering medications that reduce the time required for detox and ease the severity of the withdrawal symptoms. Once detoxed from drugs or alcohol, the patient can stabilize physically and mentally and then proceed with further rehabilitation and treatment, including group and individual counseling.
The mental benefits of enrolling in a detox facility are just as important as the physical aspects. During detox, individuals often experience withdrawal symptoms, some worse than others, depending on the patient’s particular situation. A smooth detox prepares them for the road of recovery ahead.