During drug detox and addiction recovery, your mental health will become a key component of your focus. During the detox process, you may notice a great deal of change happening. You may uncover things you’ve buried for some time. You may find yourself searching for more strength. At Tides Edge Detox, your drug and alcohol detox will include mental health support every step of the way.
Mental Health Matters During Detox
One of the most common side effects of detox is intense and challenging mental health concerns. You may find yourself facing changes in your overall mental state. You may feel irritable, anxious, and overwhelmed all at the same time. You may even find yourself struggling to see a way forward through everything you are facing. It’s difficult. That’s why having a team available to help you is so important.
Dealing with Reality in Drug and Alcohol Detox
One of the key reasons you may struggle during this process is because detox can bring up a lot of emotion about where you are right now in your life and where you want to be. You may feel angry that you have to deal with this. You may feel ashamed, hateful, or even hopeless. All of these are very real, raw feelings that tend to surface during the detox process.
Managing Past Trauma
Another key concern comes from the past trauma you may have suffered. Many people start drinking and using drugs to hide or mask the trauma they feel. It’s not uncommon, for example, to use drugs to push aside memories of physical, sexual, emotional, or verbal abuse. You may have been harmed as a child or watched a loved one go through a tragedy. You could have experienced a disaster in your life that left damage. When we take away the drugs, these thoughts come back. You need mental health support to help you manage them.
True Mental Health Disorders
Like trauma, those who have mental health disorders, such as depression, bipolar disorder, or anxiety, may use drugs or alcohol to self-medicate. This may help you to hide those feelings now with drugs, but once you stop, they are still uncontrolled. During drug and alcohol detox, we want to be able to provide you with the support you need to truly overcome these challenges.
What You Can Expect During Detox
Detox therapy services will involve care for all of your needs. That includes providing a safe, drug-free space for you to work through your dependence. There will also be the need to address your mental health needs. Our team provides detox therapy services that include counseling right from the start. This allows you to get the care you need to deal with all of these challenges right away. It can empower you to move through detox with ease and more control.
During your drug and alcohol detox, you will also spend time working with your counselor on a range of services. This includes:
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy
- Individual therapy programs
- Group therapy programs
- Medical detox programs
- Holistic drug detox programs
It is the combination of support for drug and alcohol detox and mental health together that can help you to have the strongest first step on your path towards recovery. Our team can provide you with this guidance and support from day one.
Protect Your Future and Your Mental Health at Tides Edge Detox
Mental health management is a critical component of your drug and alcohol detox program. Let our team at Tides Edge Detox provide you with the way forward. Reach out to our team today to learn more about the treatment options we can offer to you. You can recover with confidence and clarity. Call 866.723.3127 to speak to our team.