Depending on the individual, sometimes the first step to achieving sobriety is undergoing detox. Detox cleanses your body of the substances you abused in the past and restores your physical self to a natural state of being. However, this transition from substance abuse is not always comfortable. For this reason, Discovery Point Retreat offers our clients a medically-assisted drug and alcohol detox program in Dallas, TX.
At our drug and alcohol medical detox center, caring clinical professionals ease the side effects of withdrawal. At the same time, they help you physically and mentally prepare for addiction treatment programs. By providing you with comfort, care, and medical supervision, you are able to get through withdrawal and transition into the next phase of your individualized treatment plan.
Do I Need a Drug and Alcohol Medical Detox Center?
Using drugs or alcohol for a long period of time takes a toll on your body and brain. In fact, your systems become dependent on your substances for normal operation. Your brain adapts to the substances’ effects as you progress through tolerance and into dependence. Your brain restructures itself and changes its chemical processes to work with the drugs and alcohol, as opposed to against them.
When you do not use substances or drink alcohol as you usually do, your brain and body react negatively. Just like they had to adapt to working with your substances, quitting makes it urgent for them to adapt to working normally again without them. As a result, you suffer a wide range of withdrawal symptoms, such as:
- Fever and chills
- Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea
- Intense drug cravings
- Shaking or tremors
- Anxiety, depression, or other mental effects
These symptoms and cravings make relapse a difficult urge to fight. You know that taking another dose or drinking alcohol will make your symptoms go away. Because of these urges, withdrawal becomes even more dangerous. Going back to your old dose after detox begins could potentially lead to an overdose.
This is why it is vital to never try to detox on your own at home. Discovery Point Retreat works to ensure the safest and easiest transition from active substance abuse to early recovery. At our medical detox center in Dallas, TX, you receive care from professionals and you get the medications, nutrients, and medical supervision you need.
How Medical Detox Works
Like some other aspects of your recovery, medical detox involves specific steps. These steps include evaluation, stabilization, and preparation for rehab. During your detox process, you also learn about your specific addiction, unique mental and physical health needs, and other aspects of recovery.
The evaluation phase starts with an addiction assessment. This includes a questionnaire about your physical and mental health. These questions help our addiction treatment staff understand your current mental state. We recognize that challenges vary from person to person, that’s why we work with you on an individual level to uncover potential triggers and recommend treatment modalities that are right for you. By focusing on total metamorphosis rather than simply achieving abstinence, Discovery Point Retreat helps you fortify your commitment to sobriety.
The next step in a drug and alcohol medical detox program is stabilization. During this phase, your clinical treatment professionals stabilize your health and wellness through medications, nutrition, creature comforts, and other methods of support as you go through withdrawal.
Addiction Treatment After Medical Detox
While detox breaks the physical bonds of addiction, the psychological bonds still need to be address. That is why it is crutial to enroll in an addiction treatment program after completing detox. Discovery Point Retreat makes it easy to transition into the program best suited for you. Our treatment options include:
- Residential treatment program
- Partial hospitalization program (PHP)
- Intensive outpatient program (IOP)
While enrolled in our programs, you will participate in several different addiction treatment therapies that will address the psychological side of your addiction. Some of your therapy options at Discovery Point Retreat include:
- Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
- Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy (EMDR)
- Group therapy
- Recreation therapy
Contact Discovery Point Retreat Today
Discovery Point Retreat is a part of Niznik Behavioral Health, a company recognized as a thought-leader in the addiction treatment industry, and all of our facilities are fully accredited by the Joint Commission. If your loved one has an addiction, we can help. Stop worrying about where they will end up without treatment. Encourage them to enroll in Discovery Point Retreat. To learn more about our treatment options and speak with one of our caring admissions counselors, contact Discovery Point Retreat today at 855.306.8054.