Detox Center

Detox Center

Steps Recovery Center recognizes how vital the mind, body, and spirit are in their connection to the whole person. We take a holistic approach to treating those with substance abuse and addiction; this includes treating the whole person, and find that it tends to be more successful, especially since addiction affects every aspect of a person’s life. With a customized and individualized program, a holistic approach just makes sense. It affords an opportunity to meet the patient’s physical and psychological needs and allows them to engage physically, emotionally, and mentally.
What is a Detox Center?
Someone who is addicted to drugs or alcohol needs to detox in a safe and supportive environment. Detox centers are available for clients to get the care they need. Combining that with an approach to mind, body, and spirit treatment modalities offers the best chances for recovery. Typically, a detox center has 30-day to 90-day treatment protocols, which allows for enough time to go through the process of detoxification and rehabilitation.  Detoxification is the first step in a recovery process that can take days or a few weeks. Following detox, the recovery process continues to the next step; this includes therapy and educational tools for better stress management, trauma therapy, psychotherapy, and other treatment to help keep the individual clean long-term while assisting them in navigating their new lifestyle.
Drug Detox
If you or a loved one struggles with drug addiction, it might seem entirely hopeless to do what’s necessary to get sober and stay that way. This can be especially daunting when someone has had a long-term addiction. However, the first step to recovery is acknowledging the problem and seeking help.  The ultimate goal of a detox center is getting the addicted person off the substance, first and foremost. Then, it focuses on the remaining steps or phases of recovery. The detox regime must be strictly followed, so the process isn’t jeopardized. At Steps, we understand this possibility, so take extra precautions to ensure the individual has everything they need to complete the recovery process successfully. Drug detox can carry with it many symptoms, but with medication assistance, can help minimize the symptoms, so you can focus on getting the rest your body will need. Some of these symptoms may include:
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Shaking or trembling
  • Temperature fluctuations (hot then freezing)
  • Fatigue or lethargy
These symptoms start about 6-12 hours after stopping the drug and may last for days or a few weeks or more.
Alcohol Detox
Alcohol addiction is the most common form of addiction, and Americans are increasingly turning towards the disease to cope with life’s stresses. Moreover, because alcohol is legal, it’s easy to access and become addicted rather quickly. Those who suffer from alcoholism must enter a detox program, much like someone with a prescription or illicit drug addiction, to recover from the disease. Unfortunately, due to the acceptability and accessibility of alcohol, people may not seek treatment; this is especially relevant for binge drinkers. College-aged teens or young adults see it as part of the culture; yet, despite this, binge drinking is considered to be a form of substance abuse and the first sign of alcohol addiction. It’s essential to observe the signs and habits of alcoholism and alcohol withdrawal—which should never be attempted “cold turkey.” These signs include:
  • Irritability or anxiety
  • Shaking or trembling
  • Headaches
  • Cognitive dysfunction
  • Seizures
Ensuring the person has supportive care while detoxing is vital to their safety and well being, as well as their chances for recovery. They can do this while in an inpatient detox center, where they are monitored and given assistance and support throughout their recovery. Offering a medically-assisted detox program can help mitigate these symptoms; these medications include Acamprosate, Disulfiram, and Naltrexone, which are the most common medications for detoxification.