Detox is the body’s process of ridding itself of the toxins that have built up due to addiction to drugs or alcohol. Detoxing triggers withdrawal symptoms in those with substance use disorders. Detox center programs offer medically supervised detox, during which health professionals monitor individuals with addiction.
Pennsylvania Adult & Teen Challenge (PAATC) offers professional addiction recovery services that begin with medical detox. We are scrupulous in the staffing of our medical detox center. The professionals who take care of those in withdrawal are compassionate and knowledgeable. If you have any questions about medical detox, reach out using our online form or call 844.442.8673.
Why Should You Choose Medical Detox?
One of the major benefits of medical detox is that the patient receives close monitoring by health professionals, leading to better long-term outcomes. If you are addicted to alcohol or drugs, a detox center program will prioritize your wellbeing to better position you for a successful post-detox rehab experience.
The abuse of drugs or alcohol leads to tolerance, dependence, and addiction. At this point, normal brain functions have been disrupted for an extended period, creating a breakdown in the ability of the brain to process and receive information. This outcome is largely the result of constant overstimulation of the reward center in the brain and the interruption of natural dopamine production. The cycle of drug or alcohol use to recreate normal feelings of pleasure or relaxation will never end until detox occurs. Flushing all remnants of the addictive and toxic chemicals from the body is the first step in recovery. In a medical detox center, this can be done safely under the supervision and management of medical professionals.
The unpleasant and challenging symptoms of withdrawal differ based upon the drug you’re abusing. However, medical detox can relieve some of the symptoms, reducing the intensity of cravings as well as symptoms such as:
- High blood pressure
For more information about the benefits of medical detox, please contact Pennsylvania Adult and Teen Challenge today at 844.442.8673.
Medical Detox Center Programs Provide Long-Term Results
The relapse rate during withdrawal is high among those who go it alone. The fastest and easiest way to self-treat for the painful withdrawal symptoms is to have a drink or a fix. Unfortunately, doing so can be dangerous, as many people take or drink too much to relieve their symptoms quickly, leading to an overdose. However, research has shown that people who receive professional detox have a much greater chance of achieving lasting sobriety beyond the end of withdrawal. Therefore, following medical detox with professional rehab provides the best possible odds of success.
Without supervision and the quick response of both medical and therapeutic professionals operating as a team, people in withdrawal can compromise their long-term sobriety. In addition, if there is a co-occurring physical or mental health challenge, it can derail the individual’s recovery. However, when you leave a treatment center, critical information about you and your health will be available and therapeutic protocols will be available to support recovery.
The risk of self-harm during withdrawal is high. When you are in a medically monitored environment, you can avoid a tragic outcome. It is not hard to see how your survival of the first stage of rehab is necessary for successful recovery.
Contact Pennsylvania Adult and Teen Challenge
PAATC offers high-quality, evidence-based care throughout the detox process, with highly trained and experienced professionals at your side. It is our goal to provide hope to all who seek recovery from alcohol or drug addiction. A faith-based model provides inspiration and the embrace of a supportive, non-judgmental team skilled in specific therapeutic modalities.