Many facilities don’t have the ability to provide you with on-site detox center, but that’s not the case at Santé Center for Healing. Located in Argyle, Texas, our medically trained professionals are here to help you through the detox process. You may be reading this and wondering why you need to detox in the first place. It’s important to understand what detox is for and how dangerous it can be if you try to detox alone.
Some of our addiction detox services are:
The Dangers of Not Going to a Detox Center
One of the worst parts about the stigma of addiction is that people see addiction as a weakness. When this false narrative often gets embedded into an addicted person’s brain, it can have dangerous results. When individuals begin to believe their addiction is a weakness, they may attempt self-detox out of pride. However, it’s important to understand how withdrawal works and why it’s so dangerous to undergo alone.
Your body is trying to maintain balance at all times, and addiction throws everything out of whack. Since your body adjusts to substance abuse over time, it doesn’t know what to do when you stop. During this process, neurotransmitters and different organs in your body begin to go into shock. This is what causes a variety of different mental and physical withdrawal symptoms.
Heart failure is one possible negative side effect. Although long-term substance abuse undoubtedly damaged your heart, the detox process puts it under even more stress. Without the proper medical care, you can experience heart failure, which can be fatal.
How Can a Detox Center Help?
In some cases, withdrawal symptoms can be so harsh and uncomfortable that they make individuals want to return to drinking or using. Depending on the substance that you’re using as well as other factors, the symptoms can vary. Some of the most common withdrawal symptoms include:
- Aches and pains
- Cold sweats
The benefit of going to Santé Center for Healing for a medical detox is that our compassionate professionals can help to reduce these symptoms. If necessary, different medications can help calm your anxiety when you feel like your mind won’t stop racing. If you’re experiencing insomnia, medications can help you with that as well. Aside from these medications, you may receive some that reduce the cravings in early sobriety. These medications will be administered by trained professionals at Santé Center who understand the detox process.
Learning to Stay Sober After Detox
At Santé Center for Healing, we know that getting sober is a lot easier than staying sober. If staying sober only involved going through an alcohol or drug detox, many more people would have stayed sober. Addiction treatment at our facility will help you realize that the drugs or alcohol are only a symptom of your problem. We’re going to teach you how to deal with everything that leads you to pick up the first drink or drug.
Aside from detox, additional levels of addiction treatment services include:
- Residential addiction treatment
- Intensive outpatient
- Continuing care at our outpatient clinic
- Transitional living