Medical detox is an important first step in addiction recovery. Detoxification is a therapy that helps individuals end their physical reliance on intoxicants by removing them from the body. At Sanford Behavioral Health, we provide a medically-supervised detox program that can help you begin your path to sustained sobriety.
The program can help patients safely and comfortably manage the withdrawal symptoms associated with substance use. Patients will receive support from our compassionate team of doctors, nurses, counselors, and support staff, who will work to ensure their safety and comfort throughout the detox process. You don't have to go through this process alone. Reach out to us at 616.202.3326 to learn more about our detox treatment programs.
When Does Someone Need a Medical Detox?
Medical detox is necessary for people who have become physically dependent on drugs and alcohol. This type of addiction requires specialized care to ensure the patient is safe and comfortable, free from the symptoms of withdrawal that can be incredibly painful. When someone has become dependent on a substance and tries to quit "cold turkey," it puts them in danger of severe illness, or worse—death. Medical staff involved in a detox program are trained to help manage symptoms such as:
- Mood swings
- Nausea and vomiting
- Muscle cramps
- Liver damage
- High blood pressure
- Hallucinations or delusions
If you or somebody close to you is struggling with addiction to drugs or alcohol, reach out and get help—a medically-monitored detox could be the key to starting the road toward recovery.
What Happens in Medical Detox Treatment?
Medical detox treatment offers patients a safe and secure environment where they can begin to address their substance use issues and begin the road to recovery. Skilled professionals provide individualized care and attention, helping each patient progress through the stages of withdrawal as comfortably and successfully as possible. Patients can access medications, if needed, to reduce cravings and help alleviate symptoms such as insomnia or nausea. In addition, caring staff members provide emotional support during this difficult process.
Group sessions are also available for those who find it beneficial to talk with others who understand the struggle of overcoming addiction to offer mutual encouragement and motivation. With a comprehensive program covering physical and psychological health needs, medical detox treatment at Sanford Behavioral Health can help you get the comprehensive care you need to begin recovery.
Benefits of a Medical Detox Program
When someone is struggling with drug or alcohol addiction, their body needs specialized and professional care to break free from a cycle of dependence. In addition to providing medical attention, a medical detox program offers many benefits. The most important benefit is that it can provide the necessary physical and emotional support an individual needs to get sober and stay healthy. A medical detox program is a valuable tool for decreasing and managing cravings in the near and far future.
Furthermore, people in these programs have access to resources that cultivate mental well-being, which leads to improved emotional stability and reinforces healthy habits. Along with this supervised support comes an increased understanding of the recovery process and personalized treatment plans for each patient's unique circumstances. Lastly, comprehensive aftercare planning in a medical detox program sets individuals up for success in long-term recovery and overall health improvement.
Find a Detox Program at Sanford Behavioral Health
Medical detox treatment may be the best way to begin recovery if you or a loved one is struggling with addiction. At Sanford Behavioral Health, our team of specialists provides compassionate and expert care as you take the first steps toward sobriety. We know how challenging recovery and detox can be, but we are here to help guide you along the way. Don't hesitate to reach out today to learn more about our medical detox program.