What is Detox?
Finding long-term recovery requires multiple steps, the first being detox. Detox is the process of ridding the body of drugs and alcohol, ensuring that an individual is physically stable and medically clear to start individual, group, and family therapy. ARI Recovery believes that detox is the necessary and vital first step of the recovery process. We offer a supervised and medically managed detox process to help begin a safe and successful path to recovery. The goal of detox is to remove toxic chemicals from the body before beginning the emotional and psychological process of healing.
What Happens During a Medically-Assisted Detox?
The first step in our medically-assisted detox process is for clients to have an assessment of their usage to create an accurate plan for their recovery needs. During this time, our intake coordinators will get a thorough understanding of a client’s medical history, addiction, and use this to develop their detox plan.
During the next phase, individuals who are physically and psychologically addicted to substances may experience withdrawal symptoms due to a depletion of substances in their body. Withdrawal symptoms depend on the type of substance that was used, and how long they were using the substance. It’s important to remember that the detox process is different for everyone and not every individual will experience the same symptoms. Symptoms can range from physical to psychological. Some of these can include:
- Runny nose
- Restless legs
- Anxiety & depression
- Headaches & cramps
- Cold sweats
- Paranoia & confusion
During this time, medical professionals closely monitor each client while providing hydration, proper nutrition, and oftentimes controlled medication to alleviate the severity of withdrawal symptoms. Other behavioral interventions such as family involvement and psychosocial interventions can be conducted to help create motivation for the patient to engage in further treatment. Additionally, during this time, round-the-clock care is provided and each client is carefully monitored to ensure a smooth detox process.
How Long Does Drug and Alcohol Detox Last?
Typically, the detox process lasts between seven and 10 days. However, different substances stay in the body for different periods of time and detox-length may vary. Withdrawal from substances such as opioids are non-fatal and may require a mildly shorter detox. Whereas, withdrawal from substances such as alcohol and benzodiazepines can be life-threatening, fatal, and may require a more lengthy process.
Benefits of Drug Detox
Trying to quit substances or abruptly stopping the use of drugs and alcohol on your own can be difficult and extremely dangerous, especially when psychological and physical dependence has developed. It is crucial that individuals undergo detox with medical supervision to ensure a safe process. When you make the decision to reach out and enter a drug and alcohol detox in Huntington Beach, you receive the utmost care and service. At ARI Recovery, each client is closely monitored. Other benefits of drug detox include:
Helps alleviate uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms
Encourages clients to participate in further treatment
Creates safety, security, and accountability
Is staffed with physicians, therapists, and medical professionals around-the-clock
Provides family involvement to help facilitate healing with the entire family
Drug and Alcohol Detox in Huntington Beach
If you or a loved one are struggling with drug and alcohol addiction, it’s important to know that you’re not alone. Trying to quit by yourself can be extremely stressful and incredibly dangerous. Recovery isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach and each person should be treated with their individual needs in mind. Addiction is a never-ending cycle, but recovery is possible. By asking for help, you’re taking the first step toward recovery.
ARI Recovery provides a safe space for individuals and their families to heal from the effects of addiction. We implement a number of evidenced-based interventions unique to the complex needs of addiction and recovery and help individuals achieve their goals of abstinence and recovery.