For those suffering from addiction, sobriety may feel worlds away. Everyone has heard of dangerous withdrawals side effects. And sadly, fear of these withdrawal symptoms often keeps people using long after they have identified the problem. That’s why our rehabilitation program begins with a thorough, supervised detox. Because fear of withdrawals should never keep someone from sobriety. Currently, we provide detox from opioids, and in the near future we’ll provide detox from alcohol and benzodiazepines. Substances such cocaine and meth do not require detox.
Put simply, our social model of detox helps patients safely leave behind their physical dependence on drugs or alcohol. Our care team accomplishes this with 24/7 patient monitoring from a highly trained care professional. This monitoring of vitals allows us to keep patients stable and ensure that they receive immediate medical attention in the event of severe withdrawal symptoms. While nobody can make alcohol and drug detox a perfectly comfortable experience, we take every step to minimize discomfort and safeguard our patients’ health.
Oftentimes, people with substance use disorders will try to handle the detox process at home. The idea is that they will privately grit their teeth and bear it cold turkey rather than seek out a treatment center. While we understand that detoxing at home is often attempted, we discourage anyone from taking this route. Withdrawals can be deeply uncomfortable, and suffering them often leads to relapse. For more extreme cases, they can even be life-threatening. As an example, common symptoms of withdrawals include:
While withdrawal symptoms depend on the addictive substance and the length of use, these are common symptoms that many patients will face. Substance abuse and mental health go hand-in-hand, and when withdrawals affect mental wellbeing, patients struggle to make healthy choices. But by enrolling at an addiction center, patients drastically increase their likelihood of avoiding relapses and safely navigating the detox process.
Our supervised detox treatment program usually lasts between five and seven days. During this time, our highly trained staff members focus on minimizing the symptoms and discomfort of acute withdrawal. But what truly sets our care apart is our commitment to overall patient wellbeing, both during the detox process and after.
As part of our detox program, we evaluate the needs of each patient. This means identifying any co-occurring mental health issues, significant problems with physical health, and other factors that may need to be addressed in the patient’s post-detox treatment plan.
At the Vance Johnson Recovery Center, the detox process often leads patients into one of our inpatient residential programs. While we are happy to solely give patients a safe place to detox, we often find that patients fare better when they pair detox with an appropriate substance abuse treatment program. And by taking note of each patient’s personal history and unique hurdles to recovery, we can give a more effective addiction treatment throughout our patients’ stays.
No matter your history or your struggles, you can find a way to sobriety. Let us help you on that path. If you have questions about our detox treatment, or any other part of our programming, you can call our admissions specialists at 1-888-82-VANCE. Or, if you are not ready to take that step, you can always fill out our contact form. However you can reach out for help, we are ready and waiting for you.