It might be surprising for some people, especially rehab first-timers, that there is a subsequent treatment program after Medical Detox. They might have the notion that rehab only includes detoxification.
In this blog, Taylor Recovery will discuss what comes after Medical Detox. But to fully understand the succeeding programs, let us explore what Medical Detox is.
What is Medical Detox?
If you have substance abuse disorder, abstaining from drug use seems impossible. If you also decide to go cold turkey, it can cause serious consequences, especially if you are a long-term drug abuser.
Detoxing from drugs is an uncomfortable and life-threatening process, particularly if you have been actively consuming substances for a long time. Physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms can arise after stopping drug consumption.
Medical Detox in rehab facilities is the safest route to take if you plan to quit drug use because medical professionals are present to monitor your state.
Here at Taylor Recovery, we assess and evaluate our patients first upon admission before starting the detoxification. It is because not everyone needs to detoxify from their substance of choice. Some patients are addicted to a substance but not dependent on it. This particular reason is what we consider before starting our Medical Detox.
Medical Detox involves continuous supervision by a medical professional to ensure the patient’s safety. Withdrawal symptoms are distressing for most patients. And to ensure that they are comfortable and safe, our medical team administers medications to aid our patient’s uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms.
Once they complete the detoxification and their physical and psychological characteristics are stabilized, our specialist will assess the patient again to design the next treatment program.
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).
In Residential Treatment, you are required to stay in the facility for a time to complete your recovery without distractions. In PHP, the need to stay in the facility is removed, but you attend rehab at least 25-30 hours a week. Also, if you are not confident going back to your former environment, our facility offers Sober Living Apartments while doing PHP. Lastly, in IOP, you can go home and be present at your job while doing rehab for at least 20 hours a week.
All these treatments above include professional consultation, individual therapy, group therapy, and more that are crucial to your recovery.
If you are ready to take the road to recovery, let Taylor Recovery in Houston, Texas, guide you throughout your journey. Your recovery is our priority. Call us today!