The Importance of Medical Detox
Medical detoxification is a pivotal step on the road to addiction recovery. Individuals with alcoholism or drug addiction are suffering from a disease – the body becomes physically dependent on alcohol and/or drugs and the brain becomes chemically dependent as well. The safest and most effective way to break this devastating cycle of addiction to drugs and alcohol is through a professionally and medically assisted detoxification program.
Medical detoxification, or detox, is the process of eliminating poisonous toxins from the body under medical supervision. Individuals may attempt to stop “cold turkey,” however, these attempts not only typically fail due to the dependency the body has developed for the drugs or alcohol, but can also pose dangerous health risks when done without proper medical supervision. Medical detox addresses these safety concerns and provides comfort from the common and potentially harmful withdrawal symptoms. Once detox begins, the severity of withdrawal symptoms can vary depending on the length and depth of alcohol or drug abuse and the individual’s drug history.
Upon completion of medical detox, your body will begin to be cleansed of the poisonous toxins it had become dependent upon, leaving you physically and mentally stronger and better prepared for continued addiction treatment. Remember, detox is an important first step on the road to addiction recovery. After detox, it is highly recommended that you continue your addiction treatment for alcoholism or drug addiction.
Are Prescription Drugs controlling your life! Prescription drug abuse is growing at an alarming rate in the United States. According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health published in 2004, more than 6.3 million Americans reported current use of prescription drugs for nonmedical reasons in the previous year.
At South Florida Detox we provide a special and exclusive program for addiction to prescription medications. Depending on which rehab method would be most successful, we may combine several of the following.
Withdrawal from the medication is painful, and can be dangerous to your health. Detoxification helps you stabilize physically. Our staff helps you cope with cravings and other withdrawal symptoms.
More intensive treatment regimens may be followed by outpatient treatment – regular structured therapeutic group/individual counseling several days a week.
Exclusive doctor patient therapy:
These exclusive therapy sessions help reveal the trigger that leads the patient to self medicate.