Detox from Drugs or Alcohol
People who suffer from drug and alcohol addiction are in a constant state of trying to capture an unattainable sensation of relief or happiness through the use of these illicit substances. The issue lies in the fact that that over time, and with repeated use of the substance, addicts will begin to develop a tolerance as the substance builds up in their systems. This means that people who suffer from addiction issues will need to use more to get the same results, furthering the cycle of addiction and making it harder to quit on their own. One of the most important aspects of a rehab center is the detoxification process. At Beachside Rehab Center we offer luxury rehab detox and holistic treatment in a beautiful and relaxing atmosphere that is ideal for recovery.
What is Detox?
Detoxification is the term used when a person enters a facility to begin an alcohol or drug rehab program to abstain completely from the use of illicit substances. As the name implies, detoxing cleanses the system of drugs or alcohol and works to diminish the client’s physical dependency on these substances so that they can focus on the psychological dependence issues during treatment. Like any drug or alcohol treatment, detox is a very personal journey for individuals and the method that detox centers use is entirely unique and personalized to the individual receiving treatment.
If you or a loved one is seeking help for alcohol or drug addiction, please call us today 866-349-1770.
Why is it Important?
With repeated use and dependency on substances such as drugs or alcohol, certain chemical changes occur in the brain that cause physical symptoms of dependency. These physical symptoms vary with each case but can lead to depression, anxiety and more. Many addicts simply begin to feel they cannot function without their drug or drink of choice.
When trying to quit drugs or alcohol, these withdrawal symptoms can be so severe that quitting without help is often impossible. Luxury detox centers exist to help clients through the pain and uncomfortable nature of detoxing in a safe, medical environment. By allowing clients to detox under the supervision of medical professionals, we can ensure that our clients do not put themselves in danger and can rid themselves of the physical dependency symptoms of addiction.
Once detoxification is complete, clients are then free to address the psychological symptoms of addiction and move forward with a happy and sober life. Detoxing is always the first step of any recovery program since it provides such a stable and strong foundation to base recovery on.
Substances that Require Detox
Any type of substance that alters your mood requires detox prior to treatment. The most common substances that clients must detox from before proceeding with treatment include:
- Prescription Pills
These substances are highly addictive and create a physical dependency that must be addressed before true healing can begin. With luxury detox at a holistic drug and alcohol rehab center like Beachside, clients are able to cleanse their systems and then heal their mind, body and soul with the help of a combination of therapies and other treatments. Learn more about our treatment plans and contact us today.
What are the Benefits of Medication to Assist in Detox?
There are two main types of detox available to clients in luxury detox centers: detox with the help of medication and without. There are positive aspects to both types of detox options, and the main decision will end up being whichever option works best for your specific situation. However, there are a few differences you should know about before entering a detox center.
For heavy users of specific substances, detox can seem like a nightmare. With the use of certain drugs administered by medical professionals, withdrawal symptoms can be reduced, and the client can be more easily weaned off the drug. For example, common “substitute drugs” that are frequently used include suboxone and methadone, which are both safer alternatives to other, dangerous and highly addictive drugs. The one downside to this type of detox is the danger that clients can, in turn, become addicted to the substitute drug. This is why it’s vital for medically assisted detox to be closely monitored by experienced and licensed professionals.
Detox without the help of medications is also an option for some clients. However, this greatly depends on the type of substance involved, as well as the depth and degree of their substance abuse problem. A licensed and experienced therapist can help guide you through whichever type of detox is best for you.
What is Withdrawal?
When we talk about the physical dependency that is created by the use of these illicit substances, we are also talking about the withdrawal symptoms that come with abstaining. Withdrawal symptoms are the specific physical reactions that your body has once the use of drugs or alcohol has ceased. In many cases, withdrawal symptoms can be extremely severe. It’s one of the main reasons why many clients have not had success getting sober in the past since giving up is easier than pushing through the pain of detox. Some of the most common withdrawal symptoms include:
- Depression and Anxiety
- Sweating, shaking and fever
- Nausea and vomiting
- Headaches and migraines
- Delirium tremens (DTs), which causes confusion, fever, and rapid heart rate
- Difficulty breathing
- Grand mal seizures
- Muscle tension
- Heart attacks
As you can see, these symptoms can be alarming and painful for many people. Going through detox alone is not something we would recommend. At our holistic detox center, we provide constant support and medical care for individuals who are going through the detox process. By monitoring and assisting with detox, we can ensure our clients can safely navigate through the most unpleasant parts of detox and come out feeling better and ready to continue healing.
What Does the Detox Process Feel Like?
Upon arrival at a luxury detox center such as Beachside, clients are assessed and guided through an intake process designed to identify specific treatment needs and detox requirements. It’s at this point that a therapist is assigned to the case and clients are asked a series of questions to determine the specific details in regards to their drug or alcohol use. At this time, it’s best to completely honest since the answers provided will help shape future treatment plans.
After a tour of the facility, clients are shown to their rooms and receive help with unpacking and making themselves comfortable. Any contraband items will also be taken away from the room if it’s determined that it will have an impact on recovery. Our administrators keep these items safe during your stay. Once settled, clients then receive a full physical examination to determine any other health problems that are pertinent to recovery. Those who struggle with drug and alcohol addiction may often be malnourished or dehydrated, so it’s important to figure this out prior to starting detox and treatment.
This is the time that it’s established if a client will need a medically assisted detox plan as symptoms of withdrawal typically begin to show after 12 hours of not using a substance. Once the physical withdrawal symptoms begin to subside, and clients are physically able, they will begin their personalized treatment plan that includes a combination of group and private therapies as well as other activities and treatments. The length of time required for detox is completely dependent on the individual and their specific needs in treatment. Most detox programs are designed to take 30 days, however if more time is needed, we recommend staying longer.
Are there Detox Options for Dual Diagnosis?
Dual diagnosis is a term used to describe a co-occurring mental disorder that accompanies drug or alcohol abuse. These types of disorders may often be difficult to diagnose as some of the symptoms of one disorder can be easily mistaken for addiction or substance dependency. Choosing a luxury detox center that is experienced in treating dual diagnosis patients will be key in ensuring success in the detox process.
Detoxification programs are particularly helpful in identifying dual diagnosis and co-occurring conditions, as once the effects of drugs or alcohol are completely out the system, it may make underlying mental conditions such as mood disorders, anxiety, and depression more obvious. As with any detox plan, it’s important to consider the client’s specific needs before recommending treatment. Since each person is different, his or her journey through recovery and detoxing should reflect that. At Beachside, our team of expert therapists and counselors are trained and experienced in providing safe and comprehensive detox services for all. Find out more today 866-349-1770.
How is a Holistic Detox Center Different?
Beachside uses a holistic approach to treatment and luxury detox. In addition to providing comprehensive 24/7 medical care, we also work to identify and repair the emotional, physical and spiritual problems caused by addiction and substance abuse. Clients are encouraged to take part in activities such as kayaking, yoga, meditation, deep sea fishing, horseback riding and other amenities that are designed to promote wellness and allow our clients to see how beautiful life can be without the use of drugs or alcohol.
With a strong focus on relaxation and healthy living, we can prepare clients for a happy and productive life once holistic drug detox and holistic alcohol detox is over. By focusing on creating positive relationships and encouraging hobbies, activities and other interests such as nutrition and fitness, we can heal the mind, body and soul of our clients.
Why Choose Beachside?
Our comfortable and luxurious holistic detox center is located on Hutchison Island off the coast of Florida right next to the Atlantic Ocean. The island is quiet and beautiful, the perfect place to begin a new, sober, life. The facility accepts a maximum of 24 clients at a time to ensure everyone receives the attention they deserve and gets the peace and quiet they need for a successful recovery.
We take a holistic approach to luxury detox, providing our clients with options to use medications to assist with detoxing or to detox without the use of medications while also focusing on healing the mind, body and soul.
In addition to a uniquely crafted treatment plan based on individual recovery requirements, we also offer the following activities and amenities to provide our clients with the opportunity to relax in refined luxury:
- Beach excursions
- Horseback riding
- Deep sea fishing
- Ocean meditation
- Access to a gym
- Musical lessons
During holistic drug and alcohol detox, these activities help to relieve stress and promote relaxation. Taking part in activities such as these also helps clients gain self-esteem and create supportive bonds with their peers.
If you or a loved one is seeking help for alcohol or drug addiction, please call us today 866-349-1770.
What Happens After Detox?
Depending on the complexity of the treatment required, clients might successfully complete a luxury detox program in 30 days. Other clients may need to stay longer in order to ensure success and prevent relapse. During your time with us, an aftercare plan is put into place to assist with life after detox. These plans often include a combination of support groups, access to alumni associations and assistance in readjusting to the outside world. Regardless, detox is only the first step in a much larger recovery process.
Kickstart Your Recovery with Holistic Drug and Alcohol Detox
Experts agree that the best way to ensure a successful recovery and prevent relapse from substance dependency is with an individualized detox program. Let the experts at Beachside create a unique treatment plan at our luxurious facility. Relax and recover in the soothing ambiance of our modern and welcoming rehab center.
If you or a loved one is struggling with drug or alcohol addiction or dependency, call us today for a one-on-one, completely confidential call with one of our expert staff. Don’t rely drugs or alcohol to get you through another day, call now and start a luxury detox program with Beachside right away.
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