Drug and alcohol addiction is a physically and emotionally draining experience for all involved. It is a chronic disease, one that will progressively get worse until you get professional help from a licensed addiction treatment center. Our team at Wellness Counseling and Residential Detox offers the tools you need to start on that path. A medical detox center can be your first step.
Do You Need a Medical Detox Center?
Detoxification is a process that allows the body to naturally process and remove toxins and chemicals from the drugs and alcohol you use to be removed from the body. These substances are very difficult for the body to process, often taxing the kidneys and liver. Yet, until they are removed, your body and brain will continue to depend on them. In a medical detox center, you’ll be in a safe place while this happens with 24-hour supervision.
Detox is a painful process. That’s because drugs and alcohol create changes in the way the brain functions. The brain becomes dependent on those drugs to function. When you stop using them, the brain creates intense pain and emotional turmoil to encourage you to keep using. In detox, we can offer medication to help minimize this pain that encourages the brain to continue working properly.
The medical detox center helps those in each of the following programs:
What Happens in Detox?
Many people worry about the experience of detox. Generally speaking, it’s not like what you see on TV. Rather, it is a process done in a safe environment that’s drug-free. You’ll be comfortable and able to move around as you desire. You’ll be given medications to help you with pain and discomfort. Our medical detox center is staffed with medical professionals. This is important because many people with addiction can be at a higher risk for health complications during the detox process. Experts are there to deal with these immediately.
What Are the Benefits of Detox?
Not everyone needs detox. Those that do will find detox is a time to encourage healing and improvement. The benefits may include:
- Breaking the physical dependence on drugs or alcohol
- Receiving medication to minimize withdrawal pain
- Receive medical treatment as necessary
- Begin nutritional therapy and support
- Begin addiction counseling and treatment
What You Can Expect from Detox
Our medical detox center provides a safe place for you to begin treatment. Medication and medical professionals reduce the risks of complications from detox. Professional detox also reduces painful and uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms while providing activities to distract you from detox.
After completing detox, you’ll likely move into our residential treatment center before moving into intensive outpatient treatment. The goal is to begin providing you with comprehensive support for your needs from that point on. Your treatment may include evidence-based programs such as cognitive-behavioral therapy and group counseling.
During the detox process, you’ll begin to work on why you are facing these challenges. For many, this will present co-occurring mental health disorders. We offer a dual diagnosis treatment program to help you in these situations. This type of care can help you manage depression, trauma, and anxiety as well as addiction.
Find Your Way Forward at Wellness Counseling and Residential Detox
It’s never easy to make the decision to get help. Our medical detox center at Wellness Counseling and Residential Detox provides you with the tools and resources you need to get support and a new chance at the life you want to live. For medical assistance for detox, contact us by calling 772.773.1336 today.