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Treating an addiction to drugs or alcohol is difficult. It’s not that the condition can’t be treated, or that the actual treatment itself is difficult; what is hard about remedying addiction is that a person must admit that he or she needs help in order for treatment to begin. Because of the nature of addiction, it is often difficult for addicts to admit, or even recognize, that they need help. It is for this reason that it is often said that the first step toward recovery is admitting help is needed.

Once a person admits that he or she needs help, detox may be necessary in order for the treatment process to begin. At Desert Cove Recovery, we can determine if detox is necessary, and provide a safe and comfortable environment for this very crucial stage of the recovery process to take place.

Detox Defined

Detoxification, often referred to as just ‘detox,’ is the process of riding the body of toxins. In regard to drug and alcohol use, detox is the period of time during which the body metabolizes any substance(s) that may remain in the system. By doing so, the influence of these toxins is removed and the body is able to return to its natural state, free of the remnants of drugs or alcohol.

Detox is a vital part of addiction recovery. It helps to prepare patients for entering into rehab, where they will receive the treatment that is necessary to overcome addiction and move forward to a life of sobriety. While detox isn’t a permanent solution to addiction, it is the first step on the journey toward recovery.

Is Inpatient Detox Necessary?

Not every person who is addicted to drugs or alcohol will require inpatient detox; however, there are definite factors that will lead to the recommendation for inpatient detox. The type of substance that a person is addicted to, how long a person has been using the substance, the severity of the addiction, and whether or not there are any co-occurring mental health issues are all factors that are taken into consideration to determine if an inpatient detox center would be to an individual’s best advantage.

Inpatient detox can be beneficial for anyone who is suffering from addiction; however, it is generally recommended for those who have been using for a long period of time, or who are addicted to any of the following substances:

  • Alcohol
  • Opiates
  • Barbiturates
  • Benzodiazepines
  • Inhalants

At Desert Cove Recovery, our highly trained and experienced clinicians will conduct an in-depth intake assessment, the results of which will help determine if inpatient detox is necessary. Even if it is not found necessary, patients can certainly benefit from the advantages that inpatient detox offers, allowing them to increase the rate of recovery.

What to Expect During Inpatient Detox?

Understanding what to expect during inpatient detox can make it easier to make the decision to move forward with this phase of the treatment process. Here’s a look at what you can expect during inpatient detox at Desert Cove Recovery:

  • Intake assessment, during which we will discuss your substance abuse and addiction, including the type of substances that have been used, the amount they have been used, and how long you have been using them for. We will also perform a thorough physical exam and mental health evaluation. The results of this assessment will allow us to determine if a recommendation to inpatient detox is necessary.
  • Once you have been admitted, the process of detox will begin. It may take a few hours or a few days, but eventually, withdrawal symptoms will set in. These symptoms can vary in severity, ranging from being uncomfortable to even dangerous. You will be monitored throughout the entire detox process and our trained medical staff will provide the assistance that is necessary in order to ensure that you make it through comfortably and safely. You may require medications to ease the effects of withdrawal, or you may simply need to sit and talk with one of our counselors. Whatever you need, you can rest assured that you will get it.
  • Entry to a treatment program. Though detox is an important part of the treatment process, it is not treatment itself. You will need to receive direct treatment, involving therapies, education, and activities, in order to fully overcome addiction. Once you complete detox, you will move forward with the treatment process.

The Benefits of Inpatient Detox

Many people try to detox on their own; however, medical professionals strongly recommend against doing detox alone. Not only can it be a painful process, but it can also be dangerous. Through an inpatient detox program, you will be able to take advantage of the following benefits:

  • 24 hour supervision
  • Access to the care that is necessary during the detox process
  • Reduced stress from the outside world
  • Increased focus on the detox process
  • Reduced triggers
  • Increased rate of recovery and reduced recovery time

If you or someone you love has been battling with addiction and has tried to stop using, but the attempts have failed, it may be time to consider an inpatient detox treatment program. If you live in the Glendale area, please contact Desert Cove Recovery. We offer a comprehensive inpatient detox center and we will help you get through the process as safely and as comfortably as possible.

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