What is an Intervention?
Detoxification, otherwise known as detox, is the process in which toxic chemicals left over from drugs and
alcohol will gradually leave the body. The process of detoxification is imperative to client’s treatment plans and could possibly mean life or death. When you are detoxing from drugs and alcohol your body can go through a transitional phase where you feel uncomfortable as the toxins leave your body. Unfortunately, there are side effects of detox which could include seizures, delirium, tremors, and even fatality. Because if this it is highly
recommended to only detox when there is a doctor who is specially trained in detoxification present.
The doctor will be able to monitor your vitals and give medications such as Valium, Suboxone, Naltrexone, or Subacute, if they feel you need them during your detox. These drugs help prevent cravings and they make the detox process easier to cope with. Drug and alcohol detox is only the beginning. The detoxification process can only do so much for you and may not curb the cravings forever; however, it is your first step toward living a life in recovery. Once detox is complete, treatment must follow so you can learn new habits to replace those you
created while in your addiction.
Treatment will swap your learned behavioral and psychological behaviors with new, healthy behaviors through therapy. You will encounter many therapeutic practices you may not be familiar with, like group therapy. Along with group therapy, there is a large amount of time spent in individual therapy to address your own problems and
insecurities. Group therapy allows you to build a strong foundation with people who are fighting the same battle. While individual therapy looks at your situation on a more personal level. We know this is the right path to
recovery so don’t waste another minute; do what is right for your recovery. Do what is right for you.