Addiction is one of the most common mental health disorders in the United States. Drugs, alcohol, and prescription medications are prone to abuse and lead to physical dependency. In fact, more than 10% of adults struggle with a substance abuse disorder each year. When you become physically dependent on drugs or alcohol, you can experience painful and overwhelming withdrawal symptoms which require detox therapy.
For example, dehydration caused by diarrhea and vomiting is a particularly dangerous and a common symptom of opiate withdrawal. Alcohol withdrawal can cause fatal delirium tremors. Detox therapy and inpatient detox services greatly reduce the intensity and discomfort experienced during withdrawal.
Detox therapy services are the safest and most effective way to detox in order to avoid potentially fatal complications and relapses. A detox center not only provides a safe and supportive place for you to get help during recovery but also provides the access to trained medical and clinical specialists that can alleviate withdrawal symptoms and connect you with inpatient and outpatient programs.
What to Expect During Detox
During detox, detox and addiction therapy Florida offers will assess your physical, emotional and psychological needs.
Common detox therapy treatments utilized during detox include:
- Medications to reduce symptoms
- Exercise and physical activities
- Medication assisted therapy
- Individual and group counseling
Before you begin detox therapy, your treatment team will address your drug history, as well as any co-occurring or comorbid conditions to develop a plan to limit uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms. Detox symptoms typically last between 3 and 5 days. Their length and intensity depending on what substance you are abusing and how severe your addiction is.
Once you complete the detox process, your treatment team can connect you with inpatient and outpatient addiction therapy treatment to ensure that you receive the support and guidance you need to fully recover.
Treatment Options Following Detox
You can choose to enroll in an inpatient or outpatient treatment program following detox. Most inpatient treatment programs last for up to 28 days. Others may offer long-term programs that last for more than 90 days. The National Institute for Drug Abuse recommends engaging in treatment for at least 3 months because it greatly increases your chances of achieving long-term sobriety.
During inpatient and outpatient treatment, you will learn more about addiction, why it is a disease, learn relapse prevention strategies and acquire coping skills.
Inpatient treatment programs are residential, making them the best course of treatment if you suffer from a severe addiction or have had multiple attempts at treatment. Inpatient treatments can provide:
- Evidence-based treatments
- Holistic treatments
- Family and marital counseling
- Referrals to sober living housing
- Relapse prevention education
- Detox and detox therapy services
Outpatient programs are less of a time commitment and allow you the additional flexibility of working or attending school during treatment.
Finding Help Today
If you or a loved one is struggling with a substance abuse problem, reaching out for help is the first step in the recovery process. When you develop a physical addiction, it is important to seek out detox therapy services to ensure you successfully withdraw. Contact us today at 866.723.3127 to learn more about our services and your treatment options.