What is Inpatient Detox?
While physical stabilization and pain-free withdrawal are main priorities, we also believe in setting a solid foundation for lasting recovery. Because of this belief we offer a wide range of recovery-related services. Clients have access to daily 12 step meetings, which are brought into the facility and conducted by individuals who have years of quality sobriety under their belts. We believe that providing a thorough introduction to the 12 step method of recovery in medical detox is extremely beneficial to the remainder of the recovery process – entering into residential treatment with a deep understanding of Alcoholics Anonymous undeniably makes the transition all that much easier. We offer individual and group therapy sessions, and psychiatric sessions for individuals who might be suffering at the hands of a dual diagnosis disorder. Clients have the ability to participate in whatever group sessions or individual sessions they are feeling up for – we do not require participation, because we understand that comfort and relaxation are key when it comes to inpatient drug and alcohol detox.
The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Addiction published a study titled, “An Overview of Outpatient and Inpatient Detoxification.” The study explores the importance of inpatient detoxification when it comes to alcohol abuse and addiction, seeing as the withdrawal symptoms associated with alcohol abuse can be life-threatening if left untreated. Medical detox is always necessary when it comes to alcohol and benzodiazepines, because these two chemical substances can lead to serious and extremely dangerous withdrawal symptoms, including seizures, heart attack and coma. When it comes to other commonly abused substances like opiates, stimulants and tranquilizers, withdrawal symptoms are less likely to cause life-threatening complications. However, they can be extremely uncomfortable, and when not constantly overseen in a medical detox facility they are liable to lead an individual to relapse before the detox process has come to an end.
Types of Commonly Used Drugs
No matter what type of drug you are currently using, entering into a medical detox program is an important first step on the road to recovery. The National Institute on Drug Abuse provides a list of the most commonly used drugs in the country. The list includes the following substances:
- Opioid narcotics (heroin, prescription opioids, fentanyl)
- Prescription stimulants