For countless residents in the Scranton area, it’s imperative that they first work through a detox program before they can truly focus on any type of a comprehensive recovery program. Once an addiction to alcohol sets in, there is a high likelihood that you will begin to experience some type of withdrawal symptoms after you make the decision to become sober. One of the confounding aspects of the detox process is that it’s erratic. As a result, detox is incredibly dangerous and it’s something that should never be attempted alone.

Sadly, there are many people that make the decision to attempt to go through the detox process alone. This is a potentially fatal mistake due to the fact that withdrawal symptoms are highly unpredictable. Due to this unpredictability, there is always a chance that you may experience a set of withdrawal symptoms that could be potentially dangerous.

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 is Alcohol Detox Like?

Detox is different for every person. This is part of what makes it both confounding and dangerous. It’s critical that once you make the decision to tackle your addiction, you get in touch with us right away. Withdrawal symptoms can come on suddenly and we never want you to be left in a position where you’re unable to care for yourself during this perilous time in your recovery journey. You can count on our team to work quickly to locate one of our partnered detox facilities that is local to the Scranton area so that you can receive detox care right away.

From there, you will have the comfort of knowing that your detox facility will provide you with a safe and relaxing atmosphere that is catered to you and your needs during this time in your recovery journey. The treatment team will do everything that they can to manage your withdrawal symptoms so that you can begin to focus on working through a treatment program sooner rather than later.

How Long Does Alcohol Detox Last?

You should plan to spend at least one week in detox treatment. For most clients, you will begin to feel better between the fifth and the seventh day and you can begin to focus on developing plans for long term treatment. It’s important to remember that detox is only the first step in your recovery journey and your main treatment program can last anywhere between 30 and 90-days. Also keep in mind that it’s possible for you to experience withdrawal symptoms long after your initial time in detox. If you do happen to experience something like this, make sure to let our treatment team know so we can help to address it with you.

What to Expect During Alcohol Detox?

The focus of your detox program will be to make things as comfortable as possible for you during this transitional time in your life. While we cannot promise you that you will always feel your best physically or psychologically, you can count on your time in detox to be successful as long as you allow the treatment team to care for you in a way that is conducive for both your short term and long term recovery.

What Happens After Alcohol Detox?

Once you finish detox, you will have a clear mind and focus on the long-term goals that you have for your overall recovery. Toward the end of your detox program, we will help you to begin to plan your next steps. If you did have to work through a detox program, we will strongly recommend that you transition into a partial hospitalization program at our Fort Lauderdale location. The reason for this is that our partial hospitalization program, also commonly referred to as our PHP rehab in Scranton, will provide you with the around the clock care that you became accustomed to during the time that you were in detox. This continuous level of care and immediate access to our treatment team can help you to remain focused on the goals that you have for your overall recovery.

We understand, however, that our partial hospitalization program is not for everyone which is why we also offer an intensive outpatient program as well as a general outpatient program. If you opt to work through our intensive outpatient program, you will be required to participate a minimum of nine hours per week in treatment in comparison to the 25-hours that are required for our partial hospitalization program. General outpatient clients will need to spend a minimum of four hours in treatment per week. While we will still help you to focus on identifying the root cause of your addiction and any instances of trauma that may have triggered your addiction, a leading focus for outpatient clients will be relapse prevention and the steps that you should take if you do fall back into the hold of addiction.

Regardless of the treatment program that you select, you will participate in certain forms of therapy that will help you to develop a better understanding of the root cause of your addiction. At The Source, we believe that addiction is primarily rooted in experiencing different forms of trauma. Unfortunately, there are many people that experience a trauma but for one reason or another they do not receive the care that they need to manage the lingering emotions associated with that event. There are some people who don’t believe that they actually need professional help in overcoming this trauma or they simply believe that it’s something that they can handle by themselves. Sadly, this type of mentality could quickly and easily cause a person to look for other ways to cope with the myriad of emotions that they may feel.

A leading form of therapy that you will take part in to uncover trauma and overcome your addiction is group therapy. Group therapy is similar to attending a 12-step meeting in multiple ways. First and foremost, group therapy gives you the opportunity to begin to develop and grow your system of support which is critical during your recovery because it provides you with individuals that you can turn to during difficult days. 

When you’re ready to commit to overcoming your alcohol addiction, please get in touch with us at (800) 204-0418

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.