Detox is the first step after admission to a rehab facility. It is the process of eliminating the last drop of substance from the body. For most people, detox sounds intimidating and stressful.
There is no denying that detox is not a walk in the park because detox or stopping substance intake causes withdrawal symptoms. Depending on the person’s history of drug use, withdrawal symptoms can vary from mild to severe, even life-threatening. Signs of withdrawal symptoms can include changes in appetite and mood, chills, congestion, depression, fatigue, irritability, muscle pain, nausea, restlessness, runny nose, shaking, sleeping difficulties, sweating, tremors, and vomiting.
Detox at home is dangerous and unsuccessful compared to Medical Detox in a rehab facility because, at home, there is no one monitoring the withdrawal symptoms. In a rehab facility, medical professionals are there 24/7 to observe and give medications to patients having severe symptoms.
Deciding to detox in an addiction rehab facility like Taylor Recovery has many benefits. Here are some tips on making the most out of it.
- There are lots of recovering individuals in rehab centers. Making the most out of it by socializing and making friends is the wisest thing. These people can be your support system and vice versa. Communicating with other recovering individuals can improve your communication skills which you can use after your rehab.
- Medical detox allows you to experience a much-needed break from your life stressors. Eat a healthy diet to your heart’s content. Sleep until your body is fully recharged. Explore all the amenities the rehab center can offer. All of this will benefit your well-being.
- Your clinical and medical team prioritizes your holistic healing. Listening to and heeding advice from your clinical and medical team will do much for your recovery. Trust them because they are the last people who will jeopardize your healing.
- The 12-step program is always present in every rehab facility. Actively participating in the 12-step program can boost your confidence about healing. You stay and talk to the speakers after the program to gain insights from their healing journey. Feeling the connection from people who successfully recover is a great encouragement to persevere.
What Comes After Medical Detox?
The assessment comes next after completing Medical Detox. At Taylor Recovery, we carefully plan the following treatment program based on our patient’s state after detoxification. Our specialist may require you to do a Residential Treatment, Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP), or Intensive Outpatient Treatment (IOP).