Detox facilities are unlike any other type of addiction rehab facility. Unlike rehab, which is focused on further inpatient or outpatient treatment in the form of counseling and therapy, detox focuses on removing drug and alcohol toxins from the body.
The process of detox is absolutely necessary before beginning any type of alcohol or drug recovery program. That’s because, with unwanted substances still in the body, it is nearly impossible to concentrate and think through what therapy and counseling will teach you.
What are Withdrawal Symptoms?
In fact, the main thing that can hold patients back in rehab, if they didn’t go through detox, is the withdrawal symptoms.
Withdrawal is a stage of recovery that occurs during detox. It refers to the emotional and physical symptoms that occur when the client stops ingesting a substance that they’ve become emotionally or physically dependent on.
Withdrawal symptoms are different depending on whether the client uses illicit drugs, prescription meds, alcohol, a combination of these. The symptoms will also depend on how long the client had been struggling with substance abuse, how heavily they were addicted, their age, height and weight, and their overall health.
There are several drugs that have especially difficult-to-handle withdrawal symptoms. These include alcohol and opiates, heroin in particular.
What to Look for in the Best Detox Facilities
Detox facilities have the best success with helping patients start withdrawal from drugs or alcohol. The detox center staff manage the withdrawal symptoms. This is part of the detox process. Not all detoxification centers treat all types of addictions. At First Step, we treat several of the most addictive substances, including:
- Meth or methamphetamine
- Opiates, including heroin
First Step is located in sunny Fort Lauderdale, FL. In addition to providing full medical detox for those struggling with substance abuse, we also believe that detox and rehab should treat the whole person instead of just the addiction. That’s why we provide personalized treatment to our patients and customize our programs so that they meet your individual needs. We’re not one-size-fits all.
Whether you’re looking for detox facilities for yourself or a loved one, we can help you get started. Our programs and services include the following:
- Monitored medical detox
- Treatment of withdrawal symptoms so you are safe and comfortable throughout the entire drug detox
- Personalized detox plan and treatment program
- A holistic approach to treatment
- A 12-Step based philosophy for those interested
Contact First Step to Get Started With Detox
You don’t have to let addiction run your life any longer. You can make a change, and that change can start today. Pick up the phone and call First Step at 800-EASY-**** [800-***-****] to learn all about our recovery options. We can get you on the path to recovery today.