While Boca Recovery Center doesn’t currently offer detox services, we understand that this is one of the most important parts of the addiction treatment process, and we’re here to provide you with the resources that you need. We work closely with detox facilities in the area, so we can provide you with a high-quality referral to a facility that will help ensure that your detox goes as smoothly as possible. Working closely with detox facilities in the area allows us to help you easily transition from detox to our addiction treatment program without issue.
Why is Detox Important?
Many don’t realize it, but a significant portion of drug- and alcohol-related fatalities each year are associated with the symptoms of withdrawal. Many people who are sick and tired of being held captive by drugs or alcohol attempt to quit cold turkey, but this can be extremely dangerous. Long-term alcoholism and drug addiction cause a dependency of the mind and body, and when the substances are absent for too long, different parts of the body begin to go into a state of shock. The deprivation of these substances can cause hallucinations, mental health disorders and more severe symptoms like heart failure or seizures.
How Does Detox Work?
The first step in the detox process is a mental and physical evaluation. This is important because the physicians must know what symptoms you’re feeling and which substances you were abusing. Each substance can have different effects on the body, so this allows the medical staff to treat you in the best way possible. From here, you’ll be medically monitored and be provided with different medications that help you feel as comfortable as possible, and you can rest assured that you’ll be safe. Some facilities have medications like Subutex that help trick the brain, so opiate withdrawal symptoms are lessened significantly.
Detox is Only the Beginning
The detoxification process is crucial, but it’s only the beginning of your journey of recovery. Before detox, the mind is clouded, and you’re often still stuck in the thoughts of drinking or using. A common misconception is that one is ready to face life after detox, but this is often a bad idea. Boca Recovery Center is here to teach you a new way of living after detox so you not only get sober, but you know how to stay sober as well.