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4 Misconceptions About People With Drug or Alcohol Addictions

Many of the misconceptions about people with addiction come because there is a lack of knowledge or understanding. We hear and say phrases such as, “Just say no.” Or “Don’t fall into peer pressure.” These things are good and important to encourage a lifestyle of drug and alcohol abstinence in young people. However, they could also reinforce the idea that drug or alcohol addiction is a choice. Or at least something that is controllable.

With this in mind, there are plenty of addiction misconceptions about people with substance use disorders that are given to us through cultural consensus or even simply implied through misunderstanding. Here are 5 of them.

4 Misconceptions About People With Drug or Alcohol Addictions

  1. Weak Willed

“Why don’t you just stop?”

A person with an addiction has an injured brain. Yes, they might have started drinking or using drugs voluntarily, however, at some point in the process the chemicals of the brain have changed. So it’s not a matter of willpower for a person to stop their addictive behaviors. It is similar to telling someone with a different disease to simply stop having symptoms of their illness. White knuckling it typically just creates an opportunity for relapse. Professional medical and psychiatric recovery help are necessary for a person to finally “just stop.”

  1. It’s Only About Drugs or Alcohol

Yes. There are drugs and/or alcohol involved in the addict’s life. However, helping a person find full recovery means helping a person find full healing. A person with a substance use disorder has many psychological and behavioral issues that must be confronted in order to find success in recovery. You change the person. You help them understand where the self-destruction comes from. Where their wounds are. This is why a good detox, such as SoCal Detox in San Clemente, California, will help walk residents through the initial process, and then help guide them to the right recovery program that will address the deeper issues.

  1. They are Poor and uneducated

There are many stereotypes or people with substance use disorders. Maybe you have heard a couple of them (or even believe them yourself):

  • Addicts are criminals
  • Addicts are poor and uneducated
  • Addicts have no ambition
  • Addicts are bad people
  • Addicts are jobless

Addiction does not fit any one stereotype or demographic. Many high functioning alcoholics and drug addicts may actually have great jobs, get their drugs from people wearing suits, not drink or use all day long, be great parents, and so on. The biggest danger with the stereotypes is that they allow a person with an addiction to fool themselves—believing they don’t look like a person with an addiction so they must not have one.

  1. Once an Addict Always an Addict

It’s a common misconception in society that if you have been addicted to drugs or alcohol you will always be an addict. Even in some recovery circles, the phrase “once an addict, always an addict,” is helpful for some. The interpretation of this idea is where the misconception comes in. When this phrase is used to help someone avoid relapse, it is doing its job. Because, yes. Unfortunately, relapse is always possible. However, overcoming addiction happens. Recovery happens. With professional treatment and a good program, addiction can be defeated.

The biggest problem with “once an addict always an addict,” is how it affects someone suffering from a substance use disorder. They might hear this phrase and believe there is no reason to even try.

Overcoming Your Own Addiction Misconception

Addiction misconceptions and stereotypes are most dangerous when they keep individuals from finding treatment. The truth is that addiction looks different for every individual, but there is healing. Successful recovery comes not from individual willpower but when individuals have the courage to reach out for help.

An Orange County Drug and Alcohol Detox

SoCal Detox in Orange County, California, is here to help you break the stereotypes and find full recovery. Our facilities and programs are designed to help individuals successfully detox under professional guidance, and then take the next step towards recovery. If you or a loved one are in the place to finally reach out and ask for help, call us today. One of our specialists will make sure you find the right program for your needs: 888-590-0777.

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What Is Experiential Therapy for Addiction Treatment?

Each individual is unique in their approach to life and interests. As the expression goes, “God made over 2,000 kinds of fleas, then he got on to cockroaches.” Basically, there is a massive amount of variety in the world. Spanning from something seemingly as insignificant as fleas all the way to the different types of people in the world.

Where this matters in drug and alcohol detox and addiction recovery is when it serves as a reminder: every person is unique and will respond differently to different treatment modalities. One of the ways detoxes and treatment centers are able to handle the needs of a variety of residents is with experiential therapy.

Experiential Therapy Background

Experiential therapy is a group of therapies that are tailored to help individuals reveal subconscious thoughts and feelings through experiencing a variety of different activities, as opposed to traditional talk therapy. (Though it is most successful when used in conjunction with traditional therapy.) Sigmund Freud was the psychologist that developed the idea of the subconscious mind, which is the area of the mind in which one is unaware of but strongly influences behavior.

Freud developed psychoanalysis and free association, which are forms of therapy that help an individual reveal what is in their subconscious. Unlike traditional Freudian therapy methods, experiential therapy is centered around the idea that an individual engaging in a variety of different activities can be just as effective in revealing subconscious thoughts and feelings.

The idea originated in the early 20th century. Gestalt therapy, dynamic therapy, and certain forms of cognitive behavioral therapy are its predecessors. In the 1940s, art therapy emerged when the ideas of self-expression and self-exploration started to be utilized. The modern model of therapy became prevalent in the 1970s.

Examples of Experiential Therapy

Art therapy – Through creating paintings, drawing, sculptures, etc., people can reveal their subconscious thoughts, feelings, and possibly memories.

Music Therapy – Music has the ability to evoke emotion from people. Through listening and creating music, people can reveal subconscious feelings.

Wilderness Therapy – Nature has a profound effect on people; hence, many poets such as Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote their best works while in nature. When a person is walking through nature, they are calm and more willing to reflect on themselves and their lives.

Animal-assisted therapy – Horses are most commonly used in addiction therapy (equine therapy). Through caring for and interacting with animals, people can get in touch with a different side of themselves. They may be more relaxed, down-to-earth, and open, which will help them articulate their subconscious thoughts and feelings.

Psychodrama – Through acting, people can easily reveal the contents of their subconscious mind through pretending to be someone or something else.

Benefits for Addiction Treatment

Addiction is both a physiological and psychological disease. Experiential therapy helps treat the psychological aspect of addiction in a way that gets deeper and broader.

Its main benefit for addiction treatment is it helps people reveal the feelings, thoughts, and memories that they may be unaware of, yet strongly drive their addiction. For example, an individual who has just entered recovery may use drugs to cope with his or her feelings of low self-worth. However, the individual may not be able to articulate those feeling through talk therapy, but he or she may be able to express it through creating art or open up about it while learning survival skills in an outdoor treatment setting.

SoCal Detox in San Clemente, California

SoCal Detox makes use of experiential therapy in addition to classic one-on-one counseling. If you or your loved one are struggling with addiction and believe this approach might be helpful, please call us today. One of our addiction specialists will be happy to answer whatever questions you have: 888-590-0777.

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Opioid Crisis in America

The official manual on all mental health topics and issues is called the DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders). And the newest edition of the DSM, the fifth one, has stopped using terms such as “substance abuse” and “substance dependence.” It now refers to issues in the addiction category as “disorders.” For example, a person with an opioid addiction has an opioid use disorder (OUD).

This language is important in the understanding of addiction as a disease. Even though it’s a little clunky for everyday conversation, the point remains—people who have addictions to drugs or alcohol have a mental disorder that needs treatment from professionals.

Opioid Use Disorder

Amongst the list of disorders in the addiction realm, a list that includes alcohol, tobacco, cannabis, and more, opiate use disorder is by far the biggest contributor to overdoses in America today.

When we are talking about opioid use disorder, there are a few things going on that tend to muddy the waters and create confusion.

What is the difference between opioids and opiates?

When medical people talk about opioids, they like to differentiate them into two categories: synthetic or natural.

Natural drugs in the opioid category are more accurately called “opiates.” They are always derivatives of the opium poppy seed plant. The most common of these are Codeine, Morphine, Oripavine, and Thebaine.

Synthetic drugs in the opioid category are accurately termed “opioids.” These drugs have been created in a lab; however, their chemistry mimics the natural chemistry of opiates derived naturally. So, for all intents and purposes, they are the same. Some of the common synthetic opioids are Demerol, Atarax, Dilaudid, and Fentanyl.

Semisynthetic opioids contain both manmade elements and natural opium alkaloids. These include Oxycodone, Oxymorphone, Hydromorphone, and … Heroin.

Term Rundown

  • Natural: Opiate
  • Synthetic: Opioid
  • Semisynthetic: Opioid

These days, all three are referred to as Opioids

This is why the crisis is called the opioid crisis. It refers to all three versions of drugs in the category.

Painkillers and Heroin                                                      

Beyond the terms, the opioid crisis is more than one single drug. In fact, the crisis in America has two main players: all painkillers and heroin—all of which are in the opioid family.

Opioid painkillers are typically prescribed to help a person with acute pain in their life. In and of themselves, when used as directed, offer great help to many people suffering from pain. However, opioids can provide intense feelings of joy and comfort. Desirable feelings for sure. This is often where the overuse begins, and because of the addictive nature of opioids, a prescription can quickly turn into dependence (or a disorder).

Heroin is an opioid (a semisynthetic one). Of course, it is illegal, but it is cheaper and easier to get ahold of than painkillers. So once a person has become addicted to prescription drugs, and the prescription runs out, heroin is often the next step.

What Is the Opioid Crisis in America?

According to the CDC, “Since 1999, the number of overdose deaths involving opioids (including prescription opioids and heroin) quadrupled. … 91 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose.”

Hitting Home

As alarming as those statistics sound, they likely won’t matter much to anyone until they are watching a family member go through it. The downward spiral of opioid addiction is so complete and so devastating. A person with an opiate use disorder will do anything to get their fix. The financial ruin that comes with it, the physical descent, everything that feels like the loss of the soul of a loved one. As well, the constant fear for the life of a son or daughter—or husband or wife—makes life a hopeless cycle of dread and sadness.

Recovery Is Possible

There is no question: America is in an opioid crisis. However, if opioid addiction has entered your family, then you are experiencing a personal crisis. And the stakes are too high. The first thing to understand is that recovery is possible. But you need help. You cannot carry the full burden of your loved one’s recovery. But you can take the first step: call us.

At SoCal Detox we have years of experience helping people break their addiction to opioids. It is one of our specialties. We help people safely and comfortably detox then give them guidance to find lasting recovery treatment.

We are here to help. Please call us today. We will answer all your questions and help you understand what your options are, 888-590-0777.

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High Praise for SoCal Detox

 

We recently surveyed many of the residents that have gone through the program at SoCal Detox. Our purpose was to continue to improve on our services and maximize our facility effectiveness. On part of the survey, we asked for words former residents would be willing to share with others on the quality of treatment they received from SoCal Detox.

We were thrilled to hear how many people were truly grateful for the transformation they found at SoCal Detox and one of our partners, Ocean Ranch Recovery. So we want to let others know about it.* We believe some of the things they said personify the ideals we strive for here at SoCal Detox.

*Please note: We are going to keep their identities private.

High Praise From Residents Who Found Transformation at SoCal Detox:

“This is where you want to be if you want to change your life for the better and learn so many things about yourself.”

… The [SoCal Detox] staff was outstanding in regards to the level of care, and they all demonstrated a passion and compassion for their roles in my detox. They also went above and beyond by taking us to outside meetings and holding internal meetings and daily reflections. The communication among each staff member was great, and their response had a certain sense of urgency for all patient inquiries. Thanks again for taking care of me.

“Great staff”

“Couldn’t be more satisfied with the entire experience and all the staff. You all are great!”

“Staff was wonderful, clean facility, overall excellent experience.”

“Once again, you guys have steered my mind into the right place where things could have gone wrong. I am more than grateful for everyone at SoCal detox!”

“Recommended to everyone.”

“Amazing staff.”

“Outstanding people at this facility! Thank you for everything.”

“Staff was very helpful to me. They helped me reach some of my goals and met if not succeeded my needs. I’m very grateful to Ocean Ranch Recovery.”

(Ocean Ranch Recovery is one of SoCal Detox’s multiple partner recovery centers)

“Ocean Ranch Recovery Impatient is one of the best facilities I’ve ever been to.”

“The staff was friendly and helpful. I was set up for success.”

“Good, caring staff, treat their patients with great kindness.”

“Best detox I’ve ever been to.”

“Excellent.”

“Thank you!”

Are You Looking for Help for Drug or Alcohol Addiction?

SoCal Detox cares about every person that walks through our doors. Our staff is compassionate, informed, and experienced. Their efforts to make a difference in each individual’s life helps residents make strong decisions for their recovery and their future. This is one aspect of treatment that truly sets SoCal Detox apart.

If you or your loved one is looking for the kind of care that makes a difference, please call us today. We are ready to answer your questions and help guide you to the best treatment options available to you: 888-590-0777.

More: If you or a loved one has had their life changed by the SoCal Detox or Ocean Ranch experience, please let us know in the comments.

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What to Expect at an Al-anon Meeting: Support Groups for Family Members

 

So you have most likely heard of AA. Alcoholics Anonymous is famous for its 12-step program and the distinct ability to help people with Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) find lasting recovery. Especially when it is combined with professional help, it’s a powerful program that leads many to successful addiction management.

However, there is another group of people deeply affected by AUD: friends and family members. Often people who live in close proximity to, or care a great deal about, a person with an alcohol addiction have experienced a certain amount of trauma of their own. If you have a loved one or family member in your life who is an alcoholic (recovering or not), Al-anon is for you.

Al-anon is a support group for people whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking. (There are also groups of this sort specifically for teenagers and for drug addiction: Nar-anon.)

Why Is Support for Family Members Needed?

Addiction is a family problem. Like many diseases, this disorder affects more than just the person with the addiction. The difficult part about how addiction affects the family is that it is devastating. The destruction that swirls around alcoholism, the lies told, promises broken, even the violence and emotional manipulation that might occur—these are extremely damaging side effects of a disease. This is why friends and family of people with an addiction need an outlet for support and encouragement.

Benefits

Al-anon offers individuals who have been ravaged by someone else’s behaviors a place to share. Venting is definitely part of it. But more important, in sharing stories and connecting on common grounds, the collective experience builds each individual and gives them strength to continue on. 

Beyond that, there is an educational aspect. Most addicts have people in their lives who enable their addiction. Usually, it is not intentional. In fact, it mostly comes from a desire to help. But the fact remains, often the actions of family members and friends help entrench an alcoholic in their unhealthy habits and patterns. Al-anon is one of the best places to gain the knowledge and insight on how to interact with a loved one in a way that is caring but also helps move them toward recovery. This means family members become part of the solution instead of the problem.

As well, this is a place to offer support to others and find a little encouragement for yourself. Possibly the most encouraging part of Al-anon is the knowledge that you are not alone AND recovery is possible!

What to Expect at Al-anon

If you decide to attend a group, you will find that there is no pressure. Feel free to test the waters for a bit. You are not required to participate. You can simply sit and listen to the insight and stories of others if that is what you want to do. If you choose to participate, you can rest assured that the meetings are confidential (or anonymous). It is a place where you can meet with others who understand and find support from those who truly understand.

How to Find: use this link to find an Al-anon meeting near you.

Does Your Loved One Need Help?

Are you concerned about a loved one who might need help with an alcohol or drug addiction? Please contact one of our addiction specialists today. At SoCal Detox, we are a drug and alcohol detox in Orange County, California, and are here to help your loved one take the crucial first step in addiction treatment. We offer full detox services and individualized guidance for every resident in their journey to lasting recovery. Call us today: tel:888-590-0777.

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What Is Chemical Dependency?

All the way up to the middle of the 20th century, the stigma attached to drug or alcohol addiction was attributed to a lack of strength or will. A person with an addiction was seen as weak and corruptible because they couldn’t quit, or didn’t want to. However, the American Medical Association officially recognized alcohol addiction as a disease in l956 (with other addictions added in 1987). This was the first step in helping people understand the complex nature of substance use disorder and how to effectively manage and overcome it.

Chemical dependency is an important part of the equation of understanding the nature of addiction as a disease.

Addiction Analogy

There is a reason you are not supposed to feed wild animals. Why? Because once a squirrel or raccoon gets used to receiving food in that manner, they begin to look for and expect it. Eventually, they are in a situation where their only food source is from humans. And should they be in a situation where no people are around, they would lack the skills needed to attain food for themselves. They become dependent on people for survival.

When a person introduces drugs or alcohol (substances) into their system, something similar happens. The substances deliver chemicals that the body needs. Our bodies make these chemicals naturally. However, over time, a person’s body will slow the production of these chemicals, because the drugs and alcohol are delivering them. Once this happens, if the substances were ever taken away, the chemicals would also be gone. … If you have been addicted to drugs or alcohol for a period of time, your body now actually needs those things to survive. It is dependent on them. This is one reason quitting “cold turkey” is dangerous.

Psychological Dependence

But there is more. Physical dependence is bad enough, and correcting that aspect of recovery is pivotal. However, drug dependence and addiction is also a psychological issue. There is no clear-cut answer as to who or why a person develops Substance Use Disorder, but generally speaking, a person often develops an addiction to drugs or alcohol as a response to a variety of personal psychological needs. The combination of psychological and physical dependency make drug and alcohol addiction particularly difficult to overcome.

Am I Dependent?

There are a couple of factors that come into play if you believe you or someone you love has a chemical dependency. First is that people with this disease will continue to use drugs or alcohol despite the clear negative effects in their lives. Continued use might cause damage to a person’s body, family, employment, finances, and more. Yet they still use the substance. Beyond that, here are a few signs to look for if you are still not sure.

  • Do you spend a lot of time thinking about drugs or alcohol and how to get ahold of them?
  • Have you built up a tolerance so that you need to take more in order to get high?
  • Do you experience withdrawals when you have not used for a period of time?
  • Do you take a lot of time to recover from the use of your drugs/alcohol?
  • Have you withdrawn from social and recreational activities?

Here is a more exhaustive self-assessment test for alcohol addiction.

How to Defeat Chemical Dependency

Fighting chemical dependency on your own with willpower is close to impossible. The reason for this is that it goes beyond simply what a person wants. Most chemically dependent people do not want to destroy their lives. They often want to stop using (this might be obvious or a deeper understanding). But they simply cannot do it. In fact, the idea of quitting seems impossible.

As well, because of the physical dependency, a person looking to stop using will experience withdrawals which can be painful and even life-threatening. This is why a detox is necessary for almost every addiction recovery plan. At a monitored detox, individuals are able to find comfort, safety, and guidance during the first, crucial step to lasting recovery.

Ultimately the most effective way to break a chemical dependence is by finding a high-quality treatment center and following a recovery plan designed specifically for you. This plan will probably include a monitored detox and flow into at least 30 days of residential treatment.

Freedom From Addiction

At SoCal Detox in San Clemente, California, we specialize helping people take the first step of recovery in a way that will set them up for success in managing their disease. Recovery is possible. Please call us today; we would be glad to discuss your unique situation and see what is the best option for you or your loved one in finding recovery from addiction: 888-590-0777.

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Cost of Addiction

Addiction’s Common Story

The clear financial cost of addiction is a burden that can easily leave you in ruins. But the signs of the impending disaster are not always obvious to those lost in substance abuse. Because of this strange personal blind spot, it often comes as a surprise to the one experiencing it. The reality is, addiction carries a high cost. It is a price that is broader than most understand.

On the Surface

Once a person falls into an addiction, the math seems fairly straightforward. Conservatively speaking, let’s say you buy a 5-dollar, 6-pack of beer a day. Multiply that by 30—that’s $150 per month. In half a year, you have spent over $900. That’s conservative, and it rarely stays at just once six-pack. But maybe you think that is an affordable expense. It’s steep, but some feel it’s worth it.

Addiction’s Slippery Slope

Of course, when you get a little deeper, things get worse. The problems and costs incurred develop exponentially. And before you know it, things are out of control.

Alcohol is actually a good example. It seems fairly affordable. Maybe it starts with the said six-pack or a bottle of vodka a week. You drink a couple nights on the weekends, and it seems like an affordable stress reliever. All the time you are forgetting that addiction is always a slippery slope. And addictive substances are not safe or easily controlled. Soon the couple nights a week becomes most nights, then every night. From there the addiction takes a stronger hold, and the drinking crosses over to the day.

That in itself is going to be a financial problem, but there are even bigger issues.

The drinking gets heavier. The hangovers become more common, and work begins to suffer. Soon your sick time is dwindling; your vacation is given over. And your boss notices you are gone way too much. Losing your job is a real possibility if you keep following the path of addiction. In fact, People with addictions lose their jobs all the time. According to a survey by SAMHSA, one in six unemployed workers are addicted to drugs or alcohol. How’s that for the cost of addiction? But there’s more.

Bad to Worse

Once you lose your job, you will also likely be out of your health benefits. Addicts have more health problems than the rest of the world. With or without insurance, health care costs. So does dental. So do emergency room visits and the rehabilitation that comes with overdosing on drugs or alcohol.

Beyond that, there are other likely costs to come. Totaled cars. Alimony. Lawyer expenses. The average cost of a single DUI in the United States is $1,000. Add to that the possible restrictions you might encounter and car insurance increases, and you are talking about multiple thousands of dollars. Oh, and there is jail time to think about. And it just continues on this path.

True Poverty

As you can see, the ruin comes from multiple directions, which is why it feels like it comes from nowhere. However, things can get even worse. The biggest cost of addiction comes because your substance abuse affects more than you. It affects everyone around you. Yes, everyone. Your neighbor, the cars on the road, the kids on the street. The people in your own life.

“The research increasingly shows that children growing up in homes with alcohol and drug-abusing parents suffer—often greatly,” says SAMHSA acting administrator Eric Broderick. “The chronic emotional stress in such an environment can damage their social and emotional development and permanently impede healthy brain development, often resulting in mental and physical health problems across the lifespan.”

Addiction Is a Family Problem

Not only do individual children suffer, the entire family suffers in dysfunction. In the family life of a person with an addiction, there will likely be a good deal of negativity, inconsistency, denial of issues, lies and hiding, emotional repression, rampant self-medication, and more. Of course, this says very little about the powerlessness and devastation that a loved one experiences when their father or mother, son or daughter, spouse or significant other is overtaken by addiction.

The Real Cost of Addiction

When the cost of addiction is being counted you have to take everything into account. Usually, the monetary value of satisfying an addiction is rarely thought about. However, the ramifications are vast. If you or your loved one are currently in the cycle of addiction that is wrecking your financial stability and in the process attacking everything else in your life, it is time to look for help.

It is certainly about saving money. That is a very real part of finding recovery. However, getting the help you need will save more than that; it could save all that you hold dear. Offering those closest to you hope and a future, and best of all—offering them you.

Getting Help

Is complete ruin on your horizon? Do you need help figuring out how to get out of the heavy burden of drugs or alcohol? Please call us today. Our addiction specialists will help you understand all your options and get you headed in the right direction for lasting recovery: 888-590-0777.

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What Happens After Detox?

Drug and alcohol Detox and residential treatment are two different programs. Both are absolutely necessary, and there are some treatment centers that offer both. However, there are a few reasons some people prefer a detox-only option before making the longer commitment to month-long rehab.

Detox-Only

Detox typically lasts no longer than a couple of weeks. This initial stage of treatment is highly focused on releasing a person’s body from the physical addiction to (or dependence on) drugs or alcohol. This level of care will generally have a limited amount of therapies compared to residential treatment. The emphasis is on a safe detox and withdrawal management and residents are highly monitored by an experienced team and medical director.

There will be some support groups and individual counseling, but much of that will be early recovery and next step oriented. Detox is a highly specific treatment and centers that specialize in it are a good choice when considering treatment options.

Residential Treatment

In contrast to that, once the physical addiction is under control, a person can then give more attention on the deeper aspects of recovery treatment. Residential treatment (often referred to as rehab) by successful definition should be at the very minimum around 30 days. In rehab, residents will experience more diverse types of therapy options and find themselves involved in multiple groups, in addition to individual counseling.

Even though residential treatment is long-term when compared with detox, it is still the first steps of full recovery. The goal here is on helping residents identify harmful thoughts and habits that lead them to substance abuse and give them to the tools to achieve lasting sobriety. Plus there is relapse prevention, skill development, and much more all with the intention of helping a person make a successful transition back into society with the tools they need and a base support system to rely on.

Relationship Between Detox and Rehab

What is the relationship between the two? Actually it is a very important one. Detox only treatment centers (such as SoCal Detox) care a great deal about their residents. They want the best for them and are careful to make sure that the next level of care is going to be the best fit for the resident. Detox-only treatment centers have a trusted network of rehabs they work with. They create these relationships based on mutual respect, trust, and belief in the program and team. It is a curated set of proven facilities that are available to residents ready for the next phase of recovery.

This is actually one of the more important reasons to choose a Detox-only option. When a person with a substance use disorder finally makes the brave decision to ask for help, the next step of actually finding the right treatment can be overwhelming.

When you choose a detox-only option, you have a bit more time to make the decision for longer-term treatment. And not only that, you have the benefit of a team of addiction professionals on your side with multiple resources. This team will evaluate you and understand your specific needs, then present you with the options they believe make the most sense for you.

Detox-only Guidance

For example, you might do well with a specific treatment center that has an wilderness therapy focus. Or maybe there is trauma involved in your history that contributes to you your addiction. Or perhaps less-intense options are necessary and outpatient treatment is an option for you (where a person in treatment can live at home and still take part in an intensive program). As well there are insurance questions, availability concerns, and location options that can add to the confusion.

All to say, the good thing about a detox-only facility is that you don’t have to make all the decisions at once. The key is finding a location that will commit to work closely with you through the detox as well as help you find the next treatment step.

An Involved Recovery Goal Process

At SoCal Detox, our residents are part of the goal-setting process. Our experienced staff work directly with clients as well as their family to ensure the right treatment plan is put into place. As well, our high level of quality and ethical standards means we care for clients all the way through to the best residential program available.

If you or your loved one is in need of a drug or alcohol detox that helps you plan through an individualized treatment plan, please call us today. Our specialists are here to help you understand all your options: 888-590-0777.