Detox is an essential first step on the road to recovery. When you use drugs or alcohol for an extended period of time, dangerous and harmful toxins build up in your system. The detoxification process works to eliminate these toxins and free you from your physiological dependence on alcohol or drugs. Once you are free of the physiological addiction, your body and mind are prepared for the therapeutic work that follows in the next stage of treatment.
Detox at Cliffside Malibu
At Cliffside Malibu, we create individual plans for our clients at every stage of treatment, including detox. Our detox methods are successful because we put great care and planning into the alleviation of the physical symptoms of your withdrawal. Our programs employ an advanced range of medical therapies, all tailored to particular forms of addiction. Detoxification from alcohol, cocaine, heroin, and prescription drugs all require specialized medical expertise. An individualized, professionally managed detox program is the foundation for achieving meaningful and lasting sobriety.
Understanding Your Detox Program
Your detox program helps your body recover from the physical dependencies associated with addiction in a safe, supportive environment. Drug addiction works by warping an addict’s metabolism so that he or she literally needs the drugs to sustain normal functioning. Drug and alcohol detox work by gently weaning your body off of the harmful chemicals it was depending on to function and allowing for the restoration of normal metabolic function. Remember, “comfortable detox” doesn’t have to be a contradiction in terms.
Here’s what you can expect during detoxification.
- A qualified addiction specialist will supervise your detox process.
- Your treatment is personalized to meet your needs. Programs differ based on a patient’s overall health, the types of substances used, the duration used, and the amount used.
- Comfort during the process is of the highest importance. We insist on proper nutrition, a peaceful setting, and expert staff to help you navigate through the withdrawal process.
Detox and Drug Rehab
It’s important to reiterate that detox is the beginning of the drug rehab process, not the end. A successful detox process is vital to your prospects for long-term recovery, especially since the time you spend in this phase of your recovery is the foundation for everything that follows it. Those who receive only detox support with no other treatment will almost always return to substance abuse, usually in the short term. Cliffside Malibu integrates detox as intimately as possible with our drug rehabilitation programs so that clients can build on the momentum they’ve attained during detox in order to successfully navigate the comprehensive addiction treatment that comes next.
Remember, addiction recovery is a process that requires full participation and effort. But make no mistake, the effort is worth it. To get sober is to rediscover the world as you used to know it and yourself as you used to be; it is to remember why you ever believed life was worth living in the first place. And it all starts with detox.