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If you have a substance abuse problem, your friends or family may have expected you to “just stop.” Unfortunately, overcoming addiction isn’t that easy. For one thing, “just stopping” can result in withdrawal symptoms that are unpleasant at best and downright dangerous at worst. For this reason, Woodlands Recovery Center offers medical detox.

A doctor and team of nurses will supervise your detox. They’ll observe your withdrawal symptoms and do what they can to ease them.

The Three Goals of Medical Detox

patient shakes hand of doctor at beginning of medical detoxMedical detox has three main goals. The first is safety. Some withdrawal symptoms are so bad they can result in death. For instance, people going through withdrawal from alcohol may have seizures. A bad fall or banging one’s head against furniture could cause brain damage or death. In a detox like the one at Woodlands Recovery Center, a medical team will watch you carefully and provide medication like benzodiazepines to prevent seizures.

The second goal is humane treatment. Even the most carefully supervised detox isn’t going to be pleasant, but we’ll work hard to maintain your dignity. We’ll always treat you with respect, and do what we can — without trading one addiction for another — to help you stay as comfortable as possible while your body sheds itself of toxic substances.

Finally, we’ll be preparing you for ongoing treatment. Detox isn’t the end of substance abuse treatment; it’s only the beginning. Once the drugs are out of your system, it’s time to explore why you developed an addiction and how you can avoid relapse. Some treatments we offer include:

Once detox is over, we offer intensive outpatient and regular outpatient treatment. You can talk to our trained counselors to discuss your unique circumstances and decide on a treatment plan that works best for you.

How Do You Know If You Need Medical Detox?

You need medical detoxification if you have a physical addiction to a substance and if you experience significant discomfort or a risk to your health during withdrawal. Some substances that require medical detox include heroin, prescription pain medications, alcohol and any form of polysubstance abuse.

The most common drugs physicians prescribe to help during detox include benzodiazepines like Valium or Ativan to help prevent or end seizures and to help you relax. Doctors also use anticonvulsants like Tegretol to control seizures. Antipsychotics like Zyprexa help promote calm and stop hallucinations that may occur during alcohol withdrawal. Finally, a medical professional may prescribe Suboxone to wean clients off opioids like prescription pain medicine.

Atmosphere Matters

Going through withdrawal symptoms is never pleasant, but here at Woodlands Recovery Centers, we do everything in our power to make it easier. Some of our amenities include a gazebo, a fire pit, and an on-site pond.

We also include experiential therapy such as music, art, and yoga. These activities can help take your mind off withdrawal symptoms. Another form of therapy, group therapy, allows you to share your experiences with others and learn from their experiences. Regardless of whether you choose an outpatient program or a partial hospitalization program, you’ll be able to work through these therapies.

Some people avoid trying to achieve sobriety because they’re afraid of going through withdrawal. Supervised medical detox, though, can help you get through withdrawals so you can continue on your road to recovery. Addiction doesn’t have to control your life. Help is available. Give Woodlands Recovery Centers a call at (855)752-3377 so we can help you figure out your next steps.