Providing medically managed detoxification in a comfortable, home environment, Wildwood Recovery offers a safe haven in which physical recovery can begin to take place.
With ongoing medical care, our physician-supervised detox program ensures patient health as patients break the physical addiction to drugs and alcohol.
Patients experience a comfortable, safe and humane transition to sobriety at Wildwood Recovery, guided by staff specially trained in chemical detoxification.
Carefully prescribed medications abate cravings and reduce withdrawal symptoms, while vital signs are monitored to ensure patient safety throughout the process.
Physician-Supervised Detox Process
The detoxification (detox) process is an important initial step in addiction treatment. It involves the removal of substances, such as drugs or alcohol, from the body under medical supervision. The primary goal of detox is to manage and alleviate the physical symptoms of withdrawal that occur when an individual stops using addictive substances. Here are some key aspects of the detox process:
When someone enters a detox program, they undergo a thorough medical assessment to evaluate their overall health, substance use history, and any co-occurring physical or mental health conditions. This assessment helps medical professionals develop an individualized detox plan.
During the detox process, medical staff closely monitor the individual to ensure their safety and comfort. Depending on the substance involved and the severity of the addiction, medication may be administered to help manage withdrawal symptoms and prevent complications. The goal is to stabilize the individual physically and psychologically.
Withdrawal symptoms vary depending on the substance and the individual’s unique circumstances. Common withdrawal symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, sweating, tremors, anxiety, depression, insomnia, and cravings. Medical professionals provide symptom management and support to help individuals cope with these uncomfortable and potentially dangerous symptoms.
Detox can be a challenging and emotionally intense experience. It is common for individuals to feel overwhelmed, anxious, and irritable during this phase. Therefore, emotional support is an integral part of the detox process. Counseling, therapy, and peer support are often provided to help individuals address the psychological and emotional aspects of their addiction.
Education and Preparation
Detox programs also focus on educating individuals about addiction, the detox process, and what to expect as they progress into further treatment. This education empowers individuals with knowledge about their condition and equips them with the tools necessary for long-term recovery.
Transition to Further Treatment
Detox is just the initial step in the addiction treatment process. After completing detox, individuals are typically encouraged to continue their treatment in a comprehensive addiction treatment program, which may include therapies, counseling, support groups, and other evidence-based interventions. The detox process sets the foundation for successful engagement in ongoing treatment.
Detox Program at Wildwood Recovery
It’s important to note that detox alone is not sufficient to address the complex nature of addiction. It should be followed by comprehensive treatment that addresses the psychological, behavioral, and social aspects of addiction to promote lasting recovery.
Detox should always be conducted under the supervision of medical professionals in a specialized facility or program to ensure the safety and well-being of the individual going through the process.