One of the important factors of recovery that, unfortunately, many clients do not initially take into consideration is working through a detox program before you start your drug rehab program. If you are still in active addiction, it’s impossible for you to commit yourself to a treatment program psychologically or physically until you first remove the influence of drugs from your body.

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.

The Source Treatment Center maintains contacts with detox facilities throughout Miami and other areas of South Florida that can help you during this transition in your life. When you first reach out to our team, we will take the time to learn more about your situation and put you in contact with a detox facility in your area within 24 hours. 

What to Expect During Drug Detox

Going through the detox process is not an easy challenge. It’s important to remember that you should never attempt to go through the detox process unless you’re under the experienced eye of trained medical professionals. The reason for this is that within a few hours of the last time you consumed your drug of choice, your mind and body will begin to go through the withdrawal process which will trigger certain symptoms. One of the dangerous aspects of detox and withdrawal is the fact that it’s impossible to determine exactly which symptoms you will experience during this time. In most cases, withdrawal symptoms typically will not last any longer than a week but during that time you may feel a number of psychological and physical symptoms.

One of the most common symptoms that a client that is withdrawing from drugs experiences is feeling as though they are fighting off a bad case of the flu. Bouts of nausea, feeling shaky, and an increase in anxiety are all common examples of drug withdrawal symptoms. The concern is that these symptoms could very easily become deadly due in large part to the fact that it will be difficult if not impossible for you to take care of yourself during this time.

What Happens After Drug Detox

Once you complete your detox program, you can begin to focus on your emotional and physical recovery. When you come to The Source, we take the time to get to know your background and your story. One of the first things that we do is a full physical and psychological assessment. This will include performing bloodwork and speaking to you at length about your experiences before and during active addiction. From there, we will be able to give you different options when it comes to a treatment program.

At The Source, we believe that the epicenter of an addiction is an unresolved trauma or event in your life. Sexual assault, physical or emotional abuse, or witnessing an upsetting event are all examples of things that could easily trigger an addiction if the emotions associated with the experience are not addressed. This is just one of the reasons why we give our clients the opportunity to participate in trauma-based therapy so that they can begin to heal.

Many clients that first go through a detox program prefer to enroll in our partial hospitalization program at our facility near Miami. Our partial hospitalization program allows you to easily transition from the around-the-clock care that you received during detox into a setting that provides you with the 24-hour care that you need to achieve long-term sobriety. You will participate in at least 25 hours a week of therapy which may include specific types of trauma therapy. We will also provide you with housing in one of our beautiful single-family residences where you’ll stay during the course of your time in our program. You’ll also have access to other activities that will make up the bulk of your day.

We also realize that there are many clients that simply do not have the flexibility to be able to participate in our partial hospitalization program. For these clients, we also offer the opportunity to enroll in our intensive outpatient program or our general outpatient program. For clients that decide to enroll in our intensive outpatient program, you will come to our facility a minimum of nine hours a week for treatment whereas our general outpatient program clients will come to our location for at least four hours per week.

Regardless of which program you enroll in you can always count on experiencing a family-type environment. We make a pledge to our clients to never make them feel as though they’re being judged or pressured into recovery under any time constraints. You can count on us being there for you every step of the way.

We also understand that recovery is a lifelong process and that many of our clients may be interested in maintaining their connection with The Source team as well as other clients that finished their own respective programs. We created our Alumni Program specifically for this reason. If you decide to enroll in our Alumni Program once you are done with treatment you will have the benefit of attending a longer monthly group therapy session with other alumni. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to meet up with other alumni for different outings throughout the year including going to sporting events or out for a movie. The main premise of our Alumni Program is to help you build a system of support that will help you to manage your sobriety.

When you are in need of the recovery support that you need, you can always turn to the addiction experts at The Source. Located just outside of Miami in Fort Lauderdale, we do everything that we can to provide you with the care that you need as you take your first steps toward a new and sober life. A member of our team is available around the clock to help you start the process of enrolling in a detox program in your area and transitioning you into a treatment program. Please call us today at (800) 204-0418