One of the first steps to recovery from an addiction is to detox. Toxic substances must be removed from the person’s body. There are different detox models to choose from, and depending on what drug was used, duration of use, and cost of the detox, there are options to suit each individual prior to a treatment program.

All treatment programs require a person to detox. Toxins must be eliminated prior to treatment. Sometimes, detox is medically supervised. Symptoms of withdrawal from drugs and alcohol can be very painful and a person goes through a range of emotions.

Withdrawals can cause irritability, depression, anxiety, and sleeplessness and make the person physically sick. He or she may experience flu-like symptoms. Never try to detox at home or alone. The withdrawals can be extremely severe and a medical professional can administer medication if needed.

Choosing the right detox model can depend largely on cost. The medical detox model is done under the supervision of a physician or other medical professional. Medication can be used to ease the symptoms of withdrawal and make the person more comfortable. When using this method, detox is monitored and the physician or other medical professional manage medication. Once a patient is stabilized and toxin-free, he or she is able to enter a treatment program where they can get help with recovery.

The social detox model generally costs less than the medical detox. In social detox, the staff is not medically trained and cannot administer medication. They are not able to manage detox from severe alcohol and drug addictions. However, in social detox, the staff offers support and counseling in a supportive and safe environment to help a person with withdrawals. The counseling can be done individually or in a group setting.

Choosing the right detox model also depends on how heavily the individual does drugs or consumes alcohol. A person who goes to detox repeatedly after relapse will need a higher level of care than someone in detox for the first time. Detox is not an easy process to go through but is an important part of an addicted individual’s recovery process.

We know how important the right treatment is for you. That is why at The Springboard Center, we are providing the best possible treatment programs for recovery from addiction and alcoholism. Serving the Permian Basin, our treatment center offers the comforts of home while providing quality clinical care. Call us today for more information: (432) 620-0255