Exploring the Importance of a Safe and Successful Drug Detox Program

Alcohol or drug detoxification is the medically managed withdrawal from one or more addictive substances. The purpose of detox is to ensure the individual has immediate access to medications, doctors, and crisis counselors during the process of detoxification. At our Scottsdale and Phoenix, Arizona detox centers, we offer personalized treatment plans that cater to the unique needs of each patient. Depending on the severity of the addiction, our expert team may recommend a hospital-like stay of three to 10 days to ensure a safe and successful detoxification process.

Detoxification by itself should not be viewed by substance abusers as “recovering” from an addiction. After completing a detox program, patients must enter an inpatient treatment center or intensive outpatient therapy to resolve mental health issues causing their addiction. Research results have repeatedly found that people who left treatment after detox without further treatment have a significantly increased likelihood of relapsing, re-entering detox, or overdosing.

Purpose Healing Center offers medically supervised detox that provides everything you need to successfully get you sober and ready for therapy. Call our admissions line today at 480-579-3319 for answers to your questions about detoxing.

What to Expect in your Detoxification Journey

Before being admitted to our detox program in Scottsdale, patients are given a comprehensive medical exam and mental health screening. If the person does not require actual hospitalization for a serious health problem, their doctor and therapist will develop an individualized plan based on the patient’s immediate needs.

Patients are provided medications to alleviate withdrawal symptoms during detox. Supportive care such as IV fluids, special diets, and other considerations are also available if necessary. Counselors begin talking to patients about their addiction, their life histories and delve into psychological issues that may have led them to start abusing drugs.

Detox is complete when the patient’s blood and urine samples show no traces of drugs or alcohol. Before they are discharged, patients should know where they plan to go for treatment–inpatient, outpatient, or intensive outpatient services.

When is Drug Detox Unnecessary?

Detox may not be necessary for people who want to stop smoking marijuana or using club drugs like Ecstasy or LSD. Regular users of these drugs do experience withdrawal symptoms when they abstain but these symptoms are usually not severe enough to warrant medical supervision. Irritability, headache, insomnia, mild depression, and nervousness are the most common withdrawal symptoms seen in people who abuse pot or club drugs. These symptoms can be treated with minimal medications while the individual is already in treatment.

Call Purpose Healing Center Today to Learn More About Our Medically Managed Detox

Patients entering our detoxification program are given the level of professional care, respect, and compassion they need to successfully complete this stage of the recovery process. Doctors, psychiatrists, and nurses specializing in substance addiction are available around the clock to provide assessments and medical supervision to all patients who are detoxifying in our center. Medications are also provided to relieve symptoms of detoxification that include over-the-counter and prescription medications.

With 24-hour access to addiction counselors and therapists, patients have no reason to let their fears control their lives. Someone is always there to provide support, encouragement, and unconditional involvement in the first step toward a sober, satisfying life.

Individuals in our detox program will also begin intervention counseling during detoxification to help ease fears and answer any concerns regarding detoxification. At every phase of your recovery, Purpose Healing Center specialists remain at your side to ensure you receive the support and encouragement you need.

If you or someone you know needs immediate help with a serious addiction, please call 480-579-3319 today to speak to one of our admissions representatives.