What is the Drug Detoxification Process?
Upon entering detox, a medical assessment is completed to evaluate the dependence level of substance abuse. Long term use of chemicals can cause physical and mental complications and will need to be treated carefully and with care during the stabilization process.
A combination of professional therapeutic and medical advice allows you to be treated with the most effective treatment plan for you. The detoxification process that you experience will be customized to your substance abuse history. With some individuals, the detox process may need to be medically supervised if a serious substance was abused, such as alcohol or opioids.
The detoxification process typically lasts 3-7 days depending on the circumstances. Some clients may experience a longer detoxification period depending on the substances. The key is building a solid foundation of recovery and developing practical coping methods that you can apply outside of treatment.
The goal is to prepare you to live on your own free from addiction. When you decide that you want to get help, it’s important to make the most out of the experience as you can. Do the work that you need to do so that the treatment works for you.