Don’t Deal With Withdrawals Alone
Detoxification is the process of ridding the body of the toxic, addictive substances one has grown dependent on. Under the supervision of licensed medical professionals, patients receive this withdrawal treatment to prepare their bodies and mind for the therapies to follow. It is a crucial step in the recovery process, as it tackles the often uncomfortable withdrawals and cravings that often result in relapse. Legacy Healing Center offers detox to Pompano Beach residents who may be addicted to a variety of substances.
What Is a Medical Detox?
This refers to a clinical program designed to rid the patient’s body of the toxins present due to substance abuse. It typically serves as the first step in an individual’s addiction treatment plan, greatly mitigating the risk of relapse. When physical dependence develops, the body learns to adapt to the continual influx of either alcohol or drugs. When this influx is suddenly stopped, psychological and behavioral reactions occur, referred to as withdrawal symptoms.
The purpose of detox is to assist the patient in managing withdrawal symptoms until the entirety of the toxic presence is removed. During this process, the patient may be dealing with uncomfortable side effects, including:
- – Anxiety
- – Depression
- – Intense mood swings
- – Cravings
- – Nausea and vomiting
- – Fever
- – Body tremors
Exactly which symptoms occur will heavily depend on the abused substance in question. Other factors include how much the person used and for how long the addiction has taken place. Certain substances present a far greater risk to the patient’s health, such as alcohol or opioids. If a patient attempts to manage a withdrawal from these on their own, a lack of medical support can have dire consequences.
Benefits of Detox Treatment
Withdrawal symptoms can be manageable for some and deadly for others. There are so many factors that the average individual may not be able to consider, especially in the midst of active addiction. The best way for patients to decipher this is to place their care into the hands of our highly trained clinical staff, whose job it is to make the process as painless as possible.
Key benefits of detox include:
- Reduced likelihood of relapse: The cyclical nature of addiction is an especially frustrating part of this disease. While relapsing is a part of recovery, the process will be slowed down if the patient can’t even focus on what’s in front of them. To better their chances of overcoming this, getting the physically difficult parts out of the way first can kickstart their ability to respond to treatment and avoid reviving their dependence before their feet even hit the ground.
- Physical safety: As stated before, it is almost impossible to predict exactly how severe a person’s withdrawal will be without medical insight. If a physically dangerous issue were to arise, it is far more ideal to be treated by a professional than a concerned peer or family member.
- An environment designed to foster recovery: It is imperative that a patient in recovery be surrounded by others who understand the nature of this disease. By removing harmful triggers, their likelihood of success rises greatly.
- Prepares patients physically and mentally: For a patient to be responsive to treatment, proper preparation is a key factor to success. When detox occurs first, an individual will be more likely to not only continue treatment but will more likely effectively engage in the process.
Learn More About Legacy Healing’s Pompano Detox
At Legacy, we offer different varieties of detox for Pompano Beach residents. Our detox programs recognize the very real difference between addictive substances and how each can be effectively responded to.
Specific detox programs include:
- Prescription drugs
Choosing to seek out professional help is an essential part of the recovery process, and one that our facility does not take lightly.
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What Our Alumni Has to Say
Absolutely beautiful! Staff is so caring and welcoming. Highly recommend to anyone who is struggling and looking to heal. This is the place for you!Jacqueline C.
Honestly, it's not what you imagine when thinking "detox." Legacy made my experience so comfortable from beds, food, staff and such a clean facility. Besides all that they literally gave me life back. Forever thankful.Avi S.