While it’s true that making the decision to overcome your drug addiction is critical, it’s just as critical not to overlook the important role that a detox program can play in your recovery plan. Regardless of the length of time you have been struggling with addiction, when you make the choice to no longer consume your drug of choice, there will be certain physical and psychological effects known as withdrawal symptoms.

The Source team prides itself on providing our Boynton Beach clients with the opportunity to enroll in a detox program with a team of trained professionals that can help them to work through their withdrawal symptoms. We have partnered with detox facilities around the country so that you have the opportunity to go through this aspect of your recovery with the peace of mind of knowing that you are in experienced hands.

If you or a loved one are struggling with addiction, call The Source today.  Our treatment specialists are available 24/7 to discuss your options and help you find the perfect solution (800) 204-0418.

What to Expect During Drug Detox

One of the common questions that we receive from clients that are thinking of committing to a detox and recovery program is what they can expect during their time in detox. Keep in mind that the detox process can be different for every person. The reason for this is because withdrawal symptoms are unpredictable. When you initially reach out to us, it’s important that you be up front and honest with us regarding the severity of your addiction. Remember, we will never judge you for your addiction, however, it’s essential that we know these details so that we can pass this information along to the detox facility so that they can prepare for possible withdrawal symptoms.

For most clients, withdrawal symptoms will set in within a few hours of the last time they consumed their drug of choice. It’s possible that with certain opioids, however, it may take a few days for withdrawal symptoms to manifest. Withdrawal symptoms can vary from mild to more severe and impact each client differently. For example, there are some clients that will only experience a sense of nausea or feeling as though they have a bad case of the flu. There are other clients that shake and feel a sharp increase in their anxiety.

Detox usually takes at least one week. Regardless of the withdrawal symptoms that you experience, it’s unlikely that you will be able to properly care for yourself during this stretch of time. For example, if you suffer from nausea, you may find it difficult to ensure that you remain properly hydrated. Shakiness could prevent you from picking up a glass of water or cooking for yourself. When you go to a detox facility, you have a sense of comfort in the sense that all of your needs will be seen, so all you have to do is focus on going through the detox process so that you can go on to focus on the rest of your recovery plan.

What Happens After Drug Detox?

Once you complete your detox program, you can transition into one of a treatment program at our Fort Lauderdale location. We pride ourselves on working personally with each client that comes to The Source. If possible, we will recommend that you enroll in our partial hospitalization program. Similar to a detox program, a partial hospitalization program will provide you with the around the clock care that you became accustomed to when you were in detox.

Our partial hospitalization program clients will participate in a minimum of 25 hours of different therapeutic activities throughout the week. At The Source, we incorporate both traditional forms of addiction therapy as well as cutting-edge trauma based therapies. When you aren’t participating in therapy, you will have the opportunity to take advantage of the sober friendly activities throughout the area. Would you like to take a walk along the beautiful Fort Lauderdale beach? Perhaps you would like to workout or go to a local AA meeting? You will have plenty of downtime to do anything of these activities.

We understand that our partial hospitalization program is not conducive for everyone due to their personal or professional responsibilities which is why we also offer the option of two outpatient programs. Our intensive outpatient program requires clients to participate in a minimum of 9 hours per week. Our general outpatient program requires only 4 hours of therapy per week. While you will still take part in the same forms of therapy as our partial hospitalization program clients, these programs have a special focus on relapse prevention due to the fact that it’s likely that you may find yourself in an environment that could trigger certain cravings.

Regardless of the program that you select, however, the bulk of your time in treatment will focus around identifying the events in your life that may have led to your addiction. For example, it’s not uncommon for a person that suffered from a traumatizing event when they were a child to develop an addiction later in life. Were you physically, emotionally, or sexually assaulted? If there were certain emotions that you weren’t able to process or you weren’t given the right support, it’s possible that those memories or emotions could result in a drug addiction later on in life.

Whether you’re interested in learning more about your detox program options or you’re ready to commit yourself to a treatment plan, The Source team is here to assist you. A member of our team is available around the clock to help you take the first steps toward putting together a recovery plan that will help you to overcome your addiction once and for all. We are always happy to take the time to speak to you in greater detail about not only your treatment options but also what you can expect during the time that you are at our Fort Lauderdale facility. Don’t live another day in the grips of addiction. Please don’t want another day to reach out to us. Call us at (800) 204-0418