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What To Expect in Private Detox

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When you or loved one suffer from an alcohol or drug addiction, it becomes paramount that you find professional help and treatment as soon as possible. If you don’t find treatment to help you overcome your substance abuse issues, you will continue to struggle with the addiction and your problems will only grow worse. Once you make the commitment to get clean and sober, the first step in the recovery process is undergoing medical detoxification

While detox is necessary in order to rid the body of the toxins that have accumulated after years of drug and alcohol abuse, undergoing detox can be uncomfortable and difficult and addicts may go into detox feeling uncertain of what to expect. For that reason, many people prefer to go through private detoxification services in a safe and secure environment. The following article outlines what private detox is and what to expect when you are undergoing treatment at a private detox facility.

If you would like to know more about the tremendous benefits of private detox services and how it aids in your recovery, call the professionals at SoCal Detox today.

What is Private Detox?

A private detox facility allows those who are seeking recovery to progress through the stages of the detoxification process in an environment which is both safe and secure. Private detox facilities typically offer private rooms for each client that features there own private bedroom and bathroom. These facilities may offer other amenities that are not found in other detox facilities such as exercise rooms, saunas, flat screen TVs and WiFi.

Private medical detox facilities also are located in picturesque settings with mountains and miles of countryside, and many of these facilities take advantage of these locations by incorporating a wide variety of outdoor activities. Because of all of the amenities these facilities offer, the price of undergoing treatment at a private detox center may be higher than it would be at other treatment centers. There may be some private detoxification facilities that require cash payment up front.

What Can You Expect When You Go Through Private Detox?

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When you make the commitment to undergo treatment at a private detox center, experienced detox staff will utilize a three-step approach that will ensure that your detox experience will be as comfortable and tolerable as possible while providing the essential medical care that you need to overcome the physical aspects of your substance abuse.

First, detox staff will the staff will work to manage and eventually eliminate the physical and psychological symptoms associated with withdrawal that can pose a danger to your health. This is accomplished by allowing you to slowly taper off the substances you are addicted to until your body is completely rid of those substances. In some cases, the appropriate medications may be administered as part of a detox therapy plan and done under strict medical supervision. By allowing your body to gradually rid itself of the toxins that have accumulated due to years of drug and alcohol abuse, you will be able to regain your physical and mental health.

Secondly, the staff at a private detoxification center will carefully evaluate you for any co-occurring physical or mental issues that may be the underlying causes of your addiction. Addiction to drugs and alcohol are often seen as a symptom of deeper issues, and medical detox process is important in discovering these issues. In the event that staff diagnoses a co-occurring mental issue such as depression, anxiety or PTSD, treatment staff can create an individualized treatment plan that can adequately address those problems which will give you a better chance at achieving and maintaining long-term and meaningful recovery.

Once your body is free of the toxins that have accumulated in your system and you are physically and psychologically stable, the staff at a private detox program will prepare you for your transition into an intensive drug treatment program. Staff will introduce you to the drug treatment program you will be entering and will help familiarize you with the essential foundations of your recovery program which includes individual and group therapy, 12-Step groups, life and coping skills training, relapse prevention education and other important treatment programs.

How Long Can I Expect To Stay in a Private Detox Program?

When people first enter a private detox, the first question that most people will ask is how long do I need to stay in detox? In general, you can expect to stay in private detox from a few days up to a couple of weeks and even longer depending on the severity of your addiction. There are several factors that will determine how long you will need to stay in detox in order to be truly effective:

  • The length of time you have been abusing substances.
  • The frequency of your substance use.
  • The amount of the drug you have taken and the presence of other drugs in your system.
  • Underlying medical condition, either diagnosed or undiagnosed.

It is important to remember that recovery in itself is a process and there is no set time limit on what you can expect to completely get past the physical symptoms of addiction. It is also important to note that completing detoxification does not mean you have completed the treatment process. While you may have overcome the physical aspects of substance abuse, you will need to successfully complete intensive drug treatment to address and overcome the psychological aspects of addiction.

Start Your Recovery Journey With Help From SoCal Detox

Successfully completing treatment at a private detoxification center is an essential part of an overall and comprehensive recovery plan. Don’t neglect this important step; call SoCal Detox today. Our detox programs are evidenced-based, proven to work and conducted in a safe and inviting environment. No matter how severe you addiction or what substances you are addicted to, our experienced detox staff can create and individualized detox program that perfectly fits you unique needs.

Call SoCal Detox today and take that first important step on the road to happiness, health, and lifelong sobriety.

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