Are you ready to make a change in your life? It is important to consider all the factors and make a plan before starting to detox because of the physical and mental strain it can have on your body. Never go through detox alone. 

What Is a Drug Detox Center? 

A drug detox center is an inpatient facility that assists clients in removing drugs and alcohol from their body, safely. 

Traditionally, detox centers are residential and support addicts through the process of getting clean by weeing or reducing the amount of drugs ingested until a person can function without the drugs in their system. With FDA approved and facility monitored medication, the symptoms of withdrawal can be reduced or mitigated. 

Some treatment facilities only offer drug detox, while others are full addiction treatment centers that offer additional therapies to treat the underlying causes of addiction. This kind of treatment also supports a client’s full transition to a sober lifestyle with inpatient, outpatient, and aftercare programs. 

Facilities like ours, Stillwater Treatment Center, can support your transition to a healthy lifestyle with residential inpatient detox.

Why Shouldn’t You Detox From Drugs on Your Own?

Detox can be an extremely dangerous and unpleasant process when not monitored and supported with trained staff.  While it is possible to detox from home, it is NOT recommended because of the unpredictability of withdrawal symptoms and the likelihood of relapse. 

Withdrawal from opioids and/or alcohol can cause major physical and mental distress. The body’s response to withdraw is totally dependent on the type or types of substances within it.  Typical physical withdrawal symptoms from drugs include, flu-like symptoms, nausea, headache, and shaking. However, quitting extended chronic alcohol abuse cold turkey can cause diarrhea, delirium, seizures, and even death. 

According to a study in the US National Library of Medicine, people who did not seek treatment saw remission rates between 50% and 80%. Another study mentioned that one-year rates were at nearly 40% compared to individuals who received treatment.

What Does Detox Look Like at a Treatment Center?

Drug detox in California treatment centers is the first step to recovery. The length of treatment varies based on several important factors. The length of addiction, type of substance, and the dose the client is currently self-administering all play a part. There are also multiple options when it comes to the level of detox necessary.

Facilities can offer non-medical and medical detox. Non-medical detox might be outpatient or inpatient depending on the need determined in the intake assessment. Non-medical inpatient care offers a safe space for clients to detox away from a toxic home environment. 

Medical detox is residential and is closely monitored by the doctors and staff at the addiction treatment center. FDA approved drugs are administered to wean a client off their illicit drug and help them become sober without the extensive withdrawal symptoms that come from chronic substance abuse.

Detox at Stillwater Treatment Center

By choosing to detox at Stillwater Treatment Center you are choosing a safe place to recover from addiction. Our premier, boutique detox center caters to your unique needs by creating an environment ideal for holistic healing by combining evidence-based and alternative therapies and treatments. 

Our experienced staff are available 24/7 to answer your questions and support your first steps in the recovery process. We offer medical detox, residential inpatient care, and support dual-diagnosis disorders for our clients struggling with sobriety and additional mental health issues.

Each client is independently evaluated and a program is built around their needs combining traditional therapies with holistic healing for body, mind, and spirit. 

Let us here at Stillwater Treatment Center, support your goal of a happier, healthier, sober you.

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