Detox Essential to Recovery

When taking the first steps to kicking a serious drug or alcohol problem, detoxing in a rehab setting is important. While this may seem out-of-reach to many people struggling with addiction issues, there are affordable rehab centers that can help men and women struggling with addiction detox. Yellowstone Recovery Center offers an affordable alternative for men and women seeking Orange County rehab centers.

Detoxing from drug or alcohol dependency is intense. When an addict begins to detox, he or she will often begin suffering withdrawal symptoms. Cocaine, alcohol, and opiates cause the most severe withdrawal symptoms, which can include:

  • Depression
  • Fatigue
  • Nightmares
  • Decreased activity
  • Insatiable appetite
  • Restlessness

Alcohol detox also has some specific withdrawal symptoms, including:

  • Increased heart rate
  • Anxiety
  • Decreased appetite
  • Shaky hands
  • Seizures

Because of the severity of many of these symptoms, and their capacity for harm, having a caring medical staff around when detoxing is important to safety and to the success of the detox effort.

How Detox Works

Detox is vital to rehab, as the addict must stop taking drugs or alcohol and clear the substance from his or her system before commencing with treatment. Medical professionals began realizing the importance of detox to rehab, in the 1970s, and began offering medically supervised detox programs.

In medically supervised detox, the following occurs:

  • Evaluation – Once an addict enters rehab, the addict is tested to see what substances are in his or her bloodstream. Addicts will be given physical and mental health tests to see if there are any other issues in need of treatment. Using the evaluation, rehab center staff will form a treatment plan to help the addict.
  • Stabilization – During this stage of detox, trained professionals will help ease withdrawal symptoms. This may or may not involve medication to ease symptoms. The purpose is to help the addict through the more painful aspects of detox.
  • Preparing for treatment – At this point of detox, staff will help encourage addicts to commit to rehab and continue with treatment.

Throughout the detox process, medical staff can observe the addict and help with any problems he or she may have. This support makes detox less traumatic and helps convince the patient to commit to working through the rest of the rehab program.

When the addict has purged drugs or alcohol from his or her body, the work of recovery can begin in treatment. Most affordable rehab centers provide various group, individual, and other therapy methods to help addicts begin to deal with the issues that contributed to their addiction, and to end their dependency on substances.

Yellowstone Recovery offers caring and compassionate affordable rehab centers for people with drug and alcohol problems. Staffed by trained professionals, Yellowstone Recovery can help addicts through the detox process, better preparing them for the long work ahead of them in recovery.

Company Bio

Yellowstone Recovery is an affordable recovery program in California. In the past 17 years, the program has helped more than 5,000 clients with drug and alcohol problems. Yellowstone Recovery offers a full range of rehab services, including detox and residential treatment.