Gilbert Drug and Alcohol Detox Center

The Benefits of a Comprehensive Gilbert Drug and Alcohol Detox Program

Gilbert Drug and Alcohol Detox Center

If you have been battling with addiction and have been unsuccessful at trying to stop before on your own, it may be time to consider a Gilbert drug and alcohol detox center.  Desert Cove Recovery, the leading addiction treatment center in Gilbert, Arizona, offers various treatment options for patients who are struggling with addiction, including detox referrals.

Detox Explained

Detox is the first step in the recovery process for many people. To move forward with addiction treatment, patients need to first stop using alcohol or drugs. While this may seem easy to do, for many, it can be exceptionally difficult, especially on your own.

Drugs and alcohol change the brain’s structure, interfering with functioning under normal, drug-free conditions. The more a person uses a substance, the more difficult it is to stop. The body suppresses naturally occurring substances and replaces them with the effects of alcohol or drugs. As a result, the brain and the body need those substances to function properly.

When a person abruptly stops using a substance, they may begin to experience withdrawal symptoms. These side effects develop as the brain and body try to cope without the substance. The side effects of withdrawal are different for everyone and are largely dependent on three factors:

  • Length of time the addiction has existed
  • Type & amount of substance used
  • Whether co-occurring mental conditions are present

Withdrawal symptoms can range from mild to severe and sometimes even dangerous. They can include any number of the following:

  • Anger and rage
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Panic attacks
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Excessive sweating
  • Increased heart rate
  • Heart palpitations
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Tremors
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Delusions
  • Seizures

It is not uncommon to experience several of these symptoms simultaneously which is what can make the situation uncomfortable and downright dangerous.

Detoxification Alone is Dangerous

Given the above-mentioned side effects that are associated with withdrawal, it is easy to see why going through detox alone can be dangerous. Medical care isn’t always easily accessible and can take time when you are attempting to detox on your own. Also, you won’t be able to receive guidance and support from other people who understand the effects.

When a person goes through detox alone, they are not only putting themselves in an unnecessarily uncomfortable and potentially serious situation, but it is also much more likely to relapse. This curtails the treatment process, puts sobriety even farther away, and starts the vicious cycle of addiction all over again. All of these factors can make detox almost impossible and highly dangerous to go through alone.

The Benefits of a Detox Center

There are so many benefits that a detox center can provide to patients who have a serious addiction to drugs or alcohol. Some of the most notable benefits include:

  • Constant supervision from a team of professionally trained, highly experienced, and compassionate clinicians and medical experts who specialize in addiction and withdrawal
  • A safe space where you can promptly receive the care that is needed during the detox process
  • Comfort, as you have access to clean beds, restroom facilities, food and beverages, and a temperature-controlled environment
  • Less stress, which will allow you to truly focus on detox and will prevent any triggers that may prompt you to use drugs or alcohol from arising
  • Absolutely no access to drugs or alcohol
  • Faster recovery time; When patients go through detox in a professional setting, they can get treatment faster, which results in a faster recovery time
  • Increased success; People who undergo detox have a greater success rate, both through the entire treatment process and when they return to their normal lives after rehab.

Is Detox Necessary?

Despite recognizing the many benefits a detox center can provide, many wonder if it is still necessary. Our clinicians will provide you with a full evaluation which will help determine if detox is the best option for you and your success. Following detox, you can return to care with Desert Cove Recovery. Detox alone isn’t typically enough treatment for lasting sobriety.

Call Desert Cove Recovery Today

If you are ready to put addiction behind you and move forward toward a happier and healthier life that is free of alcohol and drugs, contact Desert Cove Recovery.  We understand that each person is different and that their treatment plan needs to reflect that.  Our staff is standing by and ready to answer any questions that you may have. Contact us today to get started.

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