The most important step.
The first stage of detox is one of the most important. Before a person can focus on gaining the knowledge and skills needed
to live a life of recovery, addictive substances must be removed from the body. Detox is how that happens. Here at Mountai
nview Recovery, we understan
There is no quick fix.
Medical Detox for all Addictions.
Detox is the removal of substances from the body. But, how does this happen? Unfortunately, there is no pill to take or quick extraction method which can eliminate these substances from the body. Instead, a person must simply wait until the substance leaves the body naturally as a result of metabolization. With most substances, detox can be achieved in a week. But, it depends on the substance a person uses, how long they were using, and other factors.
A dependent of willingness.
During the Detox
Often, detoxing isn’t successful because an individual will start to experience aggravating withdrawal symptoms and use their drug of choice just to keep the symptoms at bay. As mentioned, detoxing isn’t fun. That’s because withdrawal symptoms are often agitating and uncomfortable. Some of the most common withdrawal symptoms include sweating, chills, fever, muscle aches, depression, anxiety, and insomnia. But, there are more severe withdrawal symptoms which can even lead to death. These include seizures and convulsions.
Overall, the risk of using during the detox process and the risk for emergencies are both great reasons for not considering “do it yourself” detox. While going cold turkey from alcohol, heroin, cocaine or other addictive drugs may work for some, it’s imperative to understand the dangers and complications which may come with detoxing on your own. And, why any addiction specialist will recommend that individuals go through a medical detox program before enrolling in treatment.
We’re here to help.
About Our Detox
While going cold turkey from alcohol, heroin, cocaine or other addictive drugs without any support isn’t a good idea, it doesn’t mean that you have to enroll yourself in a 60-day medical detox program. There is another option. Medically assisted detox is an effective way to detox on an outpatient basis. This means that instead of having to reside in a facility until detox is complete, individuals can experience detoxing while living at home. And, going about important daily routines like attending work or school. Individuals are provided with medications which can drastically help to reduce the symptoms of withdrawal. And, make the process a bit easier and safer than simply waiting for the drugs to exit the system.
If you think that an outpatient detox is something that could work for you, consider Mountainview Recovery for your detox needs!
The causes of addiction are many. It’s important to address the underlying causes of addiction during treatment, so the cycle of addiction does not continue once treatment concludes. Those who have developed a lifestyle of addiction due to self-medicating symptoms of trauma can benefit from a Seeking Safety Model of treatment.
Recovery isn’t treatment. It’s the life which incorporates what is learned throughout time in treatment and practices sobriety. So, your recovery journey is not over once treatment concludes. While treatment is effective in helping people stop using drugs or alcohol and gaining the knowledge needed to remain sober, the risk of relapse is still very real once treatment ends.
Individualized Therapy for addiction consists of one-on-one counseling sessions between an individual in treatment and an addiction therapist. While different people may respond better to varying treatment strategies, individualized therapy is utilized throughout the entirety of the treatment process at Mountainview Recovery.