Working through a drug detox program is undeniably one of the most important aspects of overcoming your drug addiction. Unfortunately, it’s a critical piece of the recovery puzzle which is often overlooked and not taken seriously. There are numerous Scranton residents that are struggling with addiction who neglect to reach out to the right resources for help during this critical time in their life.

When you partner with the addiction recovery team at The Source, we will help you to make places for detox by pairing you with a detox facility that is within close proximity to you so that you can get the immediate care and help that you need. From there, we will help you to plan for your long-term treatment.

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

What many people don’t realize is that drug detox is different for every person. Similar to how addiction impacts every client differently, it’s impossible to predict how detox will impact you. When you initially reach out to our Fort Lauderdale treatment team, we will take the opportunity to learn more about you and the severity of your addiction. Remember, we aren’t asking certain questions in an effort to make you feel guilty or worse about yourself. We are doing this as a way to be able to gauge how withdrawal and detox will impact you so that we can prepare for your care. In many cases, our treatment team will have you set up to attend a detox program within 24-hours from the time that you first reach out to us because we understand how critical it is to move quickly when a person is ready to commit to detox and recovery.

There are a multitude of withdrawal symptoms that you may experience during your time in drug detox. Some of the common examples of withdrawal symptoms can include:

  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Confusion
  • Dehydration
  • Seizures

Realistically, the types of withdrawal symptoms that you can experience during detox can go on and on, however, any one of these withdrawal symptoms could result in death if you do not receive the correct type of care.

Overall, your time in detox will last approximately one week. The worst of your withdrawal symptoms will typically set in within just hours of the last time you consume your preferred drug and usually last anywhere between one and three days. After the third day, you will generally begin to feel physically and emotionally better little by little.

What Happens After Drug Detox?

Once you complete your drug detox, you can then begin to focus on putting together a long-term treatment plan.  During the intake process, we will start to get a feel for the type of treatment that will work best for you. Treatment plans can always be changed at any time simply by talking to a member of our team either during individual therapy or by requesting a meeting with us. During individual therapy, you will also speak with a member of our team at length about how you feel you’re progressing in your recovery as well as aspects of your life that you simply don’t feel comfortable discussing during group therapy or another type of treatment.

The leading focus of your time in treatment will be to identify and address the traumas in your life that may have contributed to your addiction. Often, if a person experiences some form of trauma and they do not address that trauma in a healthy way, they turn to drugs (or even alcohol) to self-medicate. Unfortunately this leads to a vicious cycle that is difficult if not impossible to get out of unless you receive top of the line professional addiction assistance.

We always recommend that you seriously consider transitioning into our partial hospitalization program. Our partial hospitalization programs provide you with the opportunity to take advantage of the around the clock care and treatment that you became used to during the time that you were in detox. We provide every partial hospitalization program client with a beautiful single-family residence for them to live in throughout the course of their recovery program. You will have your own home away from home which is in close proximity to the incredible Fort Lauderdale beach as well as local 12-step meetings and other fun and sober-friendly activities.

We understand, however, that a partial hospitalization program isn’t always a suitable fit for every person that comes to The Source which is why we also developed a general outpatient program as well as an intensive outpatient program. Our general outpatient program clients will spend a minimum of four hours in treatment each week with the structure of their program primarily based around participating in group therapy as well as individual therapy.

Intensive outpatient treatment, on the other hand, requires more of a commitment from you. Although the weekly hourly commitment is less than the 25-hour commitment associated with our partial hospitalization program, it is more than our general outpatient program. Intensive outpatient clients will spend a minimum of nine hours per week in treatment. We will walk you through the possible trigger points of your addiction so that you know what steps you need to take to avoid falling back into the blackhole of addiction and you will also participate in the same forms of therapy as our partial hospitalization program clients as well as our general outpatient program clients.

At The Source Treatment Center, we pride ourselves on assisting clients from all walks of life. Regardless of your drug of choice and regardless of how long you have been suffering with addiction, you can take comfort in the fact that The Source team is here to provide you with the holistic level of care that you need during this time in your life. A member of our staff is available around the clock to help you to begin your treatment journey. Please give us a call today 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.