Every substance abuse treatment has to start somewhere and that’s typically with a detoxification. Detoxification, or detox for short, is the process in which a person abstains from using a substance in order to remove all traces of it from the body. For many people struggling with addiction, it’s the first and most difficult hurdle to overcome. However, medically assisted detox is the solution that many people need.
The Detoxification Process
While detox may sound daunting at first, it’s actually one of the shortest parts of addiction treatment. Generally lasting less than a week, clients receive support from staff members right from the very beginning. Staff are always on call to provide emotional and professional support during the process.
While withdrawal symptoms can be deterring for many, understand that detox professionals would never risk your health or safety. During intake, you will receive a full assessment from a doctor to determine if you’re ready for a non-medical detox. During the process, professionals will monitor your health and do everything in their power to make you as comfortable as possible. At the end of the day, the detoxification process is like getting over a bad cold.
Is Detox Necessary?
The only way to successfully begin an addiction treatment program is with a detox. In a medically assisted detox, the process will be over in a matter of days and you can move right into a residential treatment program. Depending on your circumstances, many treatment centers offer a variety of programs to suit your unique needs, such as:
Every treatment program relies on sobriety which you can only achieve through detox. Get started on the right foot by enrolling in a non-medical detox program.
The Benefits of Medically Assisted Detox
A medically assisted detox, is the fastest and most productive way to end a physical dependency on a substance. This process requires the client to stop using the substance altogether for approximately 3-7 days. During this time, the substance will flush out of the body and the client will no longer have a dependency.
Unfortunately, this process can cause unfavorable side effects which is why many people opt for a complete medical detox. However, medical detox simply swaps one addiction for another. Many people end up developing dependencies on the substances they receive in a complete medical detox which only further extends the process.
At Lake Hughes, you’ll receive 24-hour supervision and support during your detox. Our facility and professionals will work to ensure you are comfortable and have the support you need to complete the process. Once detox is complete, the client can move directly into our inpatient rehab program.
Detox at Lake Hughes Recovery
Lake Hughes Recovery in California offers clients a comprehensive, relaxing, and beautiful addiction treatment experience. On 37 acres of lush California landscape, Lake Hughes is the escape from everyday stress that people suffering from addiction need. Being the largest drug and alcohol addiction treatment campus also allows us to offer unique therapy programs, including:
- Farming Therapy on our Organic Peach and Pomegranate Farm
- Fitness Therapy
- Yoga and Meditation
- Equine Therapy
Our facility and staff are with you every step of the way. We offer a range of treatment options from medically assisted detox to aftercare. From your first day of detox until many years down the road, the connections and experiences you have at Lake Hughes will support you for life.
Addiction doesn’t have to control your life. Let today be the first day of your journey to recovery and give us a call. Lake Hughes Recovery professionals are ready to support you on your path to health and sobriety.