5 Reasons to Consider a Detox Program

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Now that you have decided to end your addiction to drugs or alcohol, it is time to decide where you will detox. You may think that you can detox on your own. However, the challenge of self-detox can be too much to overcome. A better option may be to join a detox program. A South Florida detox center like Summit Detox can improve your chances of getting clean without relapsing.

Emergency Medical Care

Detoxing from alcohol or drugs can present serious health risks. In the most severe detox cases, a client may be at risk of long-term health problems or fatality. Common severe withdrawal symptoms include:

  • Elevated heart rate
  • High blood pressure
  • Seizures
  • Delirium tremens (alcohol)
  • Stroke or heart attack

For this reason, you should never detox without the help of professionals. A Florida detox program includes emergency medical care that is on-call to help you during a medical emergency. All staff is licensed and trained to handle any emergency. You can feel confident that you will be taken care of during detox.

24-Hour Supervision and Support

When you detox from drugs or alcohol, you may feel alone with no one there to support you. This may be the case if you are detoxing at home. However, in a program, you receive the support you need any time during the day or night.

However, that does not mean that someone is always in the room with you. You do enjoy a level of privacy in your own bedroom. If you are going through an emergency, need encouragement, or even a glass of water, someone is there to assist. When you work with treatment professionals in a drug or alcohol detox program, you never have to feel alone.

Medication-Assisted Treatment

Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is available to reduce your withdrawal symptoms and cravings. MAT is a short-term treatment that you can take during detox and rehab. Medication helps you in different ways. For instance, some medications reverse the effects of a drug overdose. Others reduce severe withdrawal symptoms, making detox safer and more tolerable. Still, other medications counter the effects of drugs or alcohol, rendering them useless when you take them.

There are several benefits to medication-assisted treatment:

  • Improves patient survival
  • Increases rehab retention
  • Decreases drug/alcohol use
  • Helps clients maintain employment
  • Improves birth rates for addicted pregnant women

Comfortable and Safe Facilities

While not every drug detox center offers luxury suites with lots of amenities, most facilities provide a positive client experience conducive to recovery. Detox centers have the stigma of sterile hospital beds, institutional walls, and cold staff. However, detox centers have come a long way to create warm, comfortable, and safe environments.

Clients often report a more positive experience in facilities that provide personalized care in comfortable bedrooms. As such, treatment professionals strive to design rooms that feel like a home away from home. Room aesthetics support the client’s physical health, mindset, and spiritual needs. Clients that have a positive experience are more likely to complete detox and move forward into rehab.

Higher Detox Completion Rates

If you try to detox on your own, you are likely to relapse. There are several reasons for this. First, making through the withdrawal symptoms can be too painful or uncomfortable. Second, you may be in an environment that undermines your recovery efforts. Last, you may not have the motivation you need to detox on your own.

By working with a professional staff, you are more likely to stay the course and complete detox so that you can move into rehab. Those who complete a detox program are more likely to get clean and stay clean for life. If you are serious about your recovery, invest your time and energy into a Florida detox center.

Contact Summit Detox to Learn More About Our Detox Program

Are you ready to get started with detox? If so, contact Summit Detox. Our South Florida detox center has everything you need to get through your withdrawal symptoms and complete detox. To find out more about our detox program, call Summit Detox at [Direct]or contact us at your earliest convenience. We are here to help you get on the road to recovery.

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