The first crucial step in any recovery program is detox. During this period, individuals have the drugs or alcohol they’ve been using removed from their bodies. It is essential that detox takes place so that therapy and counseling during rehab will work. If you’ve never been through this process at medical detox centers before, here’s what you can expect.
What to Expect at Medical Detox Centers
Upon entry into medical detox centers, each patient will be assessed to make sure that drug detox should be an essential part of their treatment. Once the individual enters detox, round-the-clock care will be provided.
During the detox process, withdrawal symptoms usually occur. This is the key reason why individuals struggling with alcohol and drug addiction should never try to detox at home. For some addictions, withdrawal symptoms can be particularly uncomfortable and sometimes even painful and dangerous to the individual’s health. The nursing staff and medical experts at a high-quality detox center will treat these symptoms, however. They will ensure that the patient is comfortable and cared for throughout the detox process.
Who Needs Detox?
Those who are struggling with drug or alcohol dependency require detox. The more intense addiction and dependency, the more a detox plan is required.
At First Step, we treat five of the most addictive substances, including:
- Methamphetamine or meth addiction
- Alcohol addiction
- Opiate addiction
- Heroin addiction
- Painkiller addiction
First Step also makes a point to always put the patient first. We are one of the leading detox facilities in Florida because we focus on the individual. Often, medical detox centers approach detox with a one-size-fits-all attitude. However, we haven’t seen this method of treatment offer success for our patients. On the other hand, we see that creating a detox plan that caters to the individual and their personal needs offers the highest likelihood of success in sobriety.
Let First Step Help You on Your Journey to Sobriety
First Step has two medical detox centers in the Fort Lauderdale, Broward County area. We serve the needs of those located in this area or any region throughout the United States. Often, it’s a good idea to get away from your home area when going through detox, so we invite those in other parts of the country to join us in Fort Lauderdale as well.
At First Step, we want to help you create a strong foundation for rehabilitation and lifelong recovery. But you need to take the first step and give us a call at 800-EASY-**** [800-***-****] so that we can help you. Break your ties with addiction. We can help.