Medical Detox Arizona
Providing effective addiction treatment means being able to offer a comprehensive, step-down model of consistent support to the clients we treat.
At Purpose Healing Center, this often starts with our Detox program. Here, we explain what detox means and what new clients should expect when they prepare to undergo this phase in their recovery journey.
What is Detox?
Can You Detox on Your Own?
A process called withdrawal begins as soon as a substance is not present in the body at high enough levels. This comes with uncomfortable symptoms and powerful cravings for the substance in question. Many people are unable to resist the urge to start using again when they aren’t in a controlled environment, and the symptoms of withdrawal can put their health at extreme risk.
During and immediately after withdrawal are high-risk times for a person in recovery. Cravings are heightened during these phases, but since the body has already begun cleaning itself, tolerance for substances will be lower, increasing the likelihood of experiencing a potentially deadly overdose.
Withdrawal Side Effects.
Sudden, uncontrolled withdrawal can put people at risk of severe, sometimes fatal, conditions, which is why many detox programs choose to gradually decrease levels of the substance in the body — called a “tapering” program — instead of stopping it all at once.
How Long Does Detox Take?
For most clients, detox will take an average of 1-2 weeks to complete. After that, withdrawal symptoms are significantly easier to manage, but they may persist for a few weeks longer.
STAGES OF DETOX
What to Expect in Detox at Purpose Healing Center
While we are an addiction treatment center in Arizona, the treatment can’t start until detox is complete. However, detox is an excellent opportunity for clients to start getting in the rhythm of Residential Inpatient Treatment, attending group meetings, talking to their counselor, and practicing positive life skills that bring critical balance to their lives once they move down into less engaged programs like Partial Hospitalization (PHP) and Intensive Outpatient (IOP).
Is Detox the Right First Step for You?
Some treatment centers offer only detox, but this isn’t the stage where the real work is done. As a result, detox-only treatment is rarely effective. At Purpose Healing Center, we offer detox as the first step in a full continuum of care. This allows us to make sure our clients are clean, sober, and ready to start the work required to make those changes last a lifetime.