Tell Me About Medical Drug or Alcohol Detox

Many individuals battling substance abuse and addiction don’t know where to start or how to begin when it comes to their own recovery. The most important thing to realize is that there is help available, and support from caring, expert professionals can be found.

That’s what we’re here to do at First Step Detox. First though, let’s take a moment to answer the most basic question many of our patients have – what is medical detox?

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What is Medical Detox?

Drug and alcohol detox refers to the process of stopping all usage of the abused substance for a long enough period of time that it is no longer in the body. This will also include moving through withdrawal, during which your body and mind struggle with not having the chemicals they were depending on to feel good or function. This is also part of the reason why supervised, inpatient detox programs are recommended as opposing to trying to do this on your own at home.

Individual detox programs, lengths and withdrawal symptoms all vary based upon the substance in question, and will also vary from individual to individual. Beyond medical detox, further ongoing treatment and rehabilitation is necessary for full recovery from addiction.

What is medical detox

Why Choose First Step Detox?

medical detox treatment centersAt First Step, we strive to be different and do more. Every patient who comes to us for alcohol or drug detox receives personalized attention, support and care, with customized programs based entirely upon you and your needs.

We treat all of our patients like family members, and we’ve helped thousands of individuals successfully complete detox. It may never be easy, but we work to reduce pain and discomfort during this process, and have staff available 24 hours per day, seven days per week, for support at every step of your journey.

At our facility, you’ll stay in your own luxury-appointed room with flat screen television. Use the community area with entertainment center, or simply enjoy the beautiful sunshine and warmth of our Florida location, and our on-site outdoor scenic areas.

First Step does not prescribe detox medications or narcotics to be used during either your detoxification or ongoing treatment. We believe in a natural and holistic approach, and only offer detox medications in the case of medical necessity.

Further, keep in mind that medical detox is only the first step of a full treatment plan and recovery. It is only once you have moved through detoxification and have a clear body and mind that you can begin receiving assistance for the true root issues at hand with your addiction and substance abuse.

Take Charge of Your Life Starting Today

It’s time to take the first step and begin changing your life. You can gain control of your life, and you can enjoy a healthier, happier and sober lifestyle. It all begins with deciding you need assistance.

Call our expert team of professionals at 877-389-1135 today and we’ll provide you with the information you need to begin your journey towards successful drug and alcohol detox, and full recovery from addiction.

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