Overcoming addiction doesn’t start with going to rehab- it starts with a decision for better and reaching out to clinical and medical expertise. Santé Center for Healing’s on-site medical detox is staffed by an expert medical team trained in helping client’s cope with the symptoms of early alcohol or other drug abstinence. Santé’s detox is a natural transition into residential level of care where clients often come to realize that alcohol and other drugs are only a symptom of underlying problems or issues. Detox is an early step in assisting clients in recognizing why they initiated substance use and what their life’s possibilities are in long-term recovery.
What Is a Medical Detox Program?
Santé’s medical detox program, and the clients who need this level of care, rely on expert medical supervision. Santé’s medical experts understand how withdrawal works and why it’s so dangerous when individuals think they can do it alone. Without medical assistance and oversight, the symptoms are unpleasant and could even be life threatening. Our compassionate medical professionals help to reduce withdrawal symptoms such as anxiety, aches and pains, cold sweats, cravings, insomnia, and restlessness. Clients receive targeted and personal care while undergoing a customized medical detox.
Those who take more than one drug typically have more severe symptoms. In some cases, they could develop life-threatening complications, especially if alcohol was one of their substances of choice.
At Santé Center for Healing, we provide a customized medical detox plan. Doing so ensures that we address the individual needs of our clients. Through this process, we can build a foundation on which they can continue their recovery.
“The staff here is so warm and friendly. I have benefited so much from their free friends and family groups provided here. Sante has really helped me and my family out!”
What Are the Benefits of Medical Detox?
In some cases, people don’t need medical detox. However, other clients need additional support from a medical detox program. In that case, what are the benefits of choosing medical detox?
Since Santé Center for Healing’s residential clients reside on campus for medical detox, they have access to 24-hour medical support. This level of support is vital for dealing with painful and life-threatening withdrawal symptoms.
Additionally, enrolling in a medical detox program is a step towards limiting access to the drug(s) of choice, a step towards life-affirming recovery, and a step closer to relapse prevention. With 25 years of experience, Santé’s medical team knows that withdrawal symptoms are triggering. Medications mare be given to decrease symptom severity and the risk for complications.
In addition, a medical detox center is a great choice for people who struggle with opioid addiction. Santé’s residential facility can provide opioid withdrawal-specific medications, making the withdrawal process more manageable. Nonmedical detox programs wouldn’t typically provide these medications.
Detox Alone Isn’t Enough
“A further challenge for detoxification programs is to provide effective linkages to substance abuse treatment services. Patients often leave detoxification without follow-up to the treatment needed to achieve long-term abstinence.” – TIP 45: Detoxification and Substance Abuse Treatment, October 2015, Substance Abuse Mental Health Administration
One of the major mistakes people make is detoxing for a few days and thinking that all issues have been resolved. Though they may feel better, the reality is that detox helps overcome symptoms and withdrawals, it doesn’t address the cause of addiction. It’s important to remember that withdrawal isn’t the reason an individual uses drugs in the first place. Usually, there is an underlying cause that requires therapy and individualized treatment to uncover and treat.
Detox isn’t the end of rehab; it’s the start. Detox is an important foundational step on which to begin building a life of recovery.
Continuing therapeutic levels of care (residential, intensive outpatient, individual therapy) after detox is easier to do at a center that offers detox services. Santé Center for Healing’s detox is a natural transition into residential level of care for substance abuse and mental health services. Our clients don’t have to worry about transferring to another facility after medical detox; they simply continue their treatment with expert staff with whom have already started knowing their story, experiences and priorities. Choose Santé today, for these reasons and so many more.
Visit Santé Center for Healing to Get Medical Detox
Want the chaos to end for a better quality of life? Want to feel better? Know that you need to detox with medical assistance? Our 25 years of expertise with all levels of care for substance abuse and addiction are here for you. Start with medical detox and let’s take it day by day from there.
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Don’t let your time in rehab go to waste. Get more out of your experience after you complete a medical detox program. Reach out to Santé Center for Healing today at 866.238.3154 to start your recovery journey.