What is Drug Detox?The United States Department of Health and Human Services acknowledges three steps in a drug detoxification process:
- Evaluation: Upon beginning drug detoxification, a patient is first tested to see which specific substances are presently circulating in their bloodstream and the amount. Clinicians also evaluate the patient for potential co-occurring disorders, dual diagnosis, and mental/behavioral issues.
- Stabilization: In this stage, the patient is guided through the process of detoxification. This may be done with or without the use of medications but for the most part the former is more common. Also part of stabilization is explaining to the patient what to expect during treatment and the recovery process. Where appropriate, people close to the addict are brought in at this time to become involved and show support.
- Guiding Patient into Treatment: The last step of the detoxification process is to ready the patient for the actual recovery process. As drug detoxification only deals with the physical dependency and addiction to drugs, it does not address the psychological aspects of drug addiction. This stage entails obtaining agreement from the patient to complete the process by enrolling in a drug rehabilitation program.
The Benefits of Inpatient Residential Drug Treatment ProgramsYou are taking a huge leap forward when making the commitment to attend an inpatient drug treatment program. There are many benefits to choosing Residential Treatment that often times make it the best choice for many individuals suffering from an addiction. The benefits occur on physical, psychological, and emotional levels.
- Some of the physical benefits include a supervised medical detox, daily exercise, and a comfortable environment.
- There are an abundance of psychological issues treated with cognitive behavioral therapy, group therapy, and individual counseling.
- The emotional benefits of attending a residential program are often overlooked. Being away from home alleviates the stresses of everyday life(bills, work, etc) allowing you to focus solely on your recovery.
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