Addiction recovery involves many steps. Some might argue that it absolutely requires 12 steps, while others believe there are kinder, gentler ways to address the reality of drug and alcohol addiction and the role they play in your life. As we’ve learned more about addiction science, we’ve grown to understand that for many, recovery begins with the detox process. Entering detox for drug or alcohol abuse is usually the first stage in finding the right treatment program to deal with substance use disorder. Midwest Recovery Center can help individuals get through detoxification from drugs or alcohol and begin their recovery.
What is Detox?
As the name implies, drug detox and alcohol detox involve removing the toxins that drugs and alcohol introduce into your body. It is a process that can be frightening for those who attempt to go through it without medical assistance. In fact, it can be harmful to your health. In extreme cases, going through detox without medical assistance can even result in death.
During detoxification, you may experience a wide range of symptoms, such as:
- Delirium tremens (these symptoms may be life-threatening)
- Erratic heartbeat
Detoxification isn’t about “toughing it out” or being stronger than your addiction. It’s about getting the help you need to make it through the withdrawal process as safely as possible and without unnecessary discomfort or risk.
You should also note that the withdrawal symptoms may vary according to the specific drugs or alcohol you’ve been using as well as how long you’ve been abusing substances and how severe your addiction happened to be (how frequently you partook).
How Important is Drug and Alcohol Detox to Recovery?
The first step along every road to sober living begins with drug detox or alcohol detox. It is essential to go through the detoxification process before moving forward in the treatment process.
When sober living is your goal, ridding your body of the leftovers of these substances on a cellular level takes time. The drugs or alcohol must work through your system so that it is expelled completely from your body. Sometimes, the process takes even longer because you must introduce other substances to help with the symptoms of withdrawal or taper the use of drugs to reduce these symptoms’ severity.
Unfortunately, it is pointless to proceed with rehab addiction treatment therapies until the body is no longer in the throes of withdrawal. This is why detox is always the first step, and an important one at that, on the road to sobriety.
Moving Beyond Detox to Enjoy Sober Living
Once you’ve gone through the drug detox or alcohol detox process, every step you take in the treatment process will bring you one step closer to your goal of sober living. Midwest Recovery Center understands the journey you’re taking. We’re here to help you along the way with individualized therapies to help you address your specific addiction, to help you build a vision for your future, and to help you develop a greater understanding of who you are, where you’ve been, and where you want to go once your recovery journey moves into the sober living stage. Some of our therapeutic options include:
- Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy
- Family Therapy
- Group Therapy
- Individual Therapy
- Trauma Therapy
Discover How Midwest Recovery Center Help
Midwest Recovery Center offers a wide range of therapy and treatment options designed to provide individualized care to all who participate in our detox and rehabilitation program. Once you’ve completed the detox process, we offer various group and private therapy programs to help you create a positive coping mechanism and approach life with greater confidence and newly discovered strength.
Contact Midwest Recovery Center today by calling 833.627.0039, or contact us online to discuss your options for detox, addiction treatment, rehab, sober living, and more. We believe we can help you maximize your rehab and sobriety efforts through our specialized treatment program.