Detoxification is one of the scariest and most challenging phases of the recovery process. Fears of withdrawal symptoms often present as barriers to treatment, because those suffering from addictions want to avoid the pain and discomfort associated with physiological dependence.
Discover Recovery promotes a client centered approach towards the treatment of addictive disorders, meaning, Addiction is not viewed as a moral deficiency or aspect of weak will. Those who seek treatment are treated with dignity and respect, especially during the process of medical detox, when they are at their most vulnerable states.
The best way to think of detoxification is as a deep cleanse for the body. It’s a period of time during which the body rids itself of all toxins and impurities — which, of course, includes alcohol and drugs — and returns to its natural state.
Used as the first stage of addiction recovery, detoxification also severs the ties of physical dependence between the body and a chemical substance. Where a person had previously experienced withdrawal symptoms after a brief time without alcohol or drugs, he or she would no longer be dealing with those withdrawal symptoms after completing detoxification.
Having taken care of a client’s initial physical needs, detoxification gets him or her ready to begin receiving actual treatment as part of a drug rehab program.
There are certain substances that can be dangerous to stop taking abruptly. When addicted to one of these substances, medical detox treatment is strongly advised since this type of care provides round-the-clock medical supervision. This means the patient can detox safely without putting his or her well-being at risk.
The substances for which medical detox treatment is considered necessary include:
If a client presents to treatment as physically addicted to a particular substance, Discover Recovery utilizes pharmacotherapeutic interventions.
More specifically, our medical staff orders medications to alleviate and treat withdrawal related symptoms. Every substance affects the body differently, and every client responds to withdrawal symptoms differently, therefore, our medical staff is able to create individualized orders to address the symptoms, and create a safe and comfortable detoxification experience.
The withdrawal phase of recovery can be tenuous, therefore, comfort and safety are priorities as a means to ameliorate the client experience and reduce the risk of a return to old behavior. Substance use has more recently been thought of as a response to pain, either physical or emotional. Managing these symptoms is a vital part of the first few days in treatment as a means to help client safely land, and begin the meaningful work associated with residential treatment.
The Medical Detox Program provides our clients with the support and resources they need to achieve physical sobriety.
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We understand that the window of opportunity to ask for help can be limited, so a tremendous amount of caution is exercised to guarantee that we are the ideal location for treatment.
Prior to admission, potential clients receive a thorough pre admission screening. The purpose of this assessment tool is to gain an understanding of the precipitating crisis which has led to the decision to seek help, and identify any risks or concerns.
The Pre admission process also carefully explores patterns of substance use, taking into consideration, drugs of choice, route of administration, frequency of use, duration of use and other biometric data that will inform our medical staff of what the individual might experience related to withdrawal symptoms.
Pre admission assessments are reviewed by our clinical and medical staff as an extra safeguard to any potential risks and, once approved, clients can arrange transportation and arrive at Discover Recovery with a care plan already in place.
At Discover Recovery, we take pride in ensuring that we are the absolute best fit for anyone who earnestly wants help.
At Discover Recovery, we believe in providing the highest quality of care. This includes having our center staffed with nurses twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. We also have a physician who is on site daily, assessing the medical needs of clients during their treatment episodes. Our medical director is a board certified addictionologist with decades of experience and expertise supervising the detoxification of individual’s suffering from addictive disorders.
Upon arrival, all new clients receive a nursing assessment, and monitoring can begin. All patients will be seen by a physician and provided with a full history and physical examination within twenty- four hours of admission. All of these services allow for an easy and comfortable admission into detox, free from unnecessary pain and anguish.
The staff at Discover Recovery has decades of experience treating addiction, and are well equipped to handle the symptoms and difficulties associated with most, if not all, substances. Because we employ a humanistic approach towards the treatment of addictive disorders, a client will never feel punished or judged for admitting into treatment. In fact, the choice to seek help is viewed as one of the most courageous action steps an individual can take, and our staff work diligently to reinforce this idea.
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Addiction can be conceptualized as a response to adversity, or maladaptive coping strategy, not an aspect of one’s character. Because of this clinical and organizational philosophy, clients can expect to be received warmly into an environment of compassion, care, and understanding. The decision to pursue recovery is heroic.
A New Foundation
The process of detoxification is similar to creating a new foundation. We must make sure that we cultivate an environment that allows for new life to emerge, and by creating a safe and comfortable space, individuals are able to emerge from this period of stabilization with improved clarity, insight and motivation
We Prioritize Safety and Comfort
Discover Recovery focuses on prioritizing safety and comfort with regards to lodgings, and provides a refuge from the recently averted crisis that led to seeking treatment. We offer large beds, chef prepared meals, consistent medical supervision, and collaboration with a team of medical professionals in order to create this type of setting.
The treatment experience is diverse and action oriented. Our goal is to foster a sense of community and comradery in a safe and judgment free environment. We want our clients to feel understood and cared for.
Abrupt cessation of alcohol intake can be quite dangerous, particularly for individuals with severe alcoholism. If detoxification occurs too abruptly or without proper supervision, a condition known as delirium tremens can occur.
Alcohol acts as a depressant on the central nervous system by enhancing the effect of inhibitory neurotransmitters in the brain. When the body is suddenly deprived of alcohol, the brain experiences a deficit of these chemicals, which can result in symptoms associated with delirium tremens. Specifically, this can include:
However, our Medical Detox Program is equipped to help mitigate alcoholic withdrawal symptoms or delirium tremens. With the help of our trained, experienced nursing staff, clients can begin the healing process in comfort and complete safety.
During the alcohol detoxification process, our nursing staff will help manage a wide variety of symptoms, including headaches, anxiety, panic attacks, insomnia, restlessness, loss of appetite, and depression.
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The goal of an inpatient-style program is to spend ample time imparting the tools and skills necessary for sustained recovery to those who have been suffering from addiction.
This Program has much of what makes our Residential Program so effective, combined with an awareness of the particular needs and preferences that young adults may have when it comes to substance abuse treatment.
We work with patients as part of our Aftercare Program to develop individualized plans for continued support and treatment, reinforcing their sobriety as they return home to resume their lives.
Recovery is more than just putting an end to alcohol or drug use. It’s a journey by which to undo the damage of habitual substance abuse, thereby restoring the body, mind, and soul to a state of lasting health.