If you have never personally experienced addiction before, you may not be aware of the fact that addiction is not something that a person chooses to have. Think for a moment. If you were told that consuming a drug for the first time at a party or taking prescription medication after surgery would lead you to drug addiction, would you still take that drug? Your response would likely be no. It’s important to remember that addiction is not a choice, but a serious disease that could have a devastating impact on a person’s life.  

Drug addiction is something that can impact any person from any type of background. From the poor person that is living on the street to the CEO of a major organization, addiction can lay its claws into any person at any time in their life. If you have realized that you’re grappling with an addiction to any type of drug and you’re ready to free yourself from this addiction, then your first step should be to commit to a detox program. At The Source, we give our clients the opportunity to attend a detox program that is within close proximity to their location so that they can get the immediate care that they need as symptoms of withdrawal begin to set in. 


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 

Unfortunately, many people don’t realize how quickly the symptoms of drug withdrawal can set in. Depending on the severity of your addiction, it wouldn’t be out of the ordinary for a person to begin experiencing symptoms of withdrawal within just a few hours from the time that they last consume their drug of choice. Overall, you will need to spend at least a week in detox with the worst of your symptoms coming to light anywhere in the first three days. During detox, you will continuously be surrounded by a team of medical professionals who can help you through any of your withdrawal symptoms which can include: 

  • Nausea 
  • Shakiness 
  • Flu-like symptoms 
  • Cravings 
  • Sweating 
  • Seizures 

The list of possible withdrawal symptoms can go on and on, however, any one of these symptoms or a combination of symptoms can render you unable to take care of yourself which is another reason why it’s critical that you reach out for help. If your symptoms turn severe enough, then there is always the possibility that you could suffer fatal consequences. 

What Happens After Drug Detox? 

Something that we always caution our clients about is the fact that coming to drug detox is only the first step in a recovery journey that will last the rest of your life. There are some people that mistakenly believe that as long as they commit to detox and get over the hump of withdrawal, they are healed from the disease of addiction and there is nothing more that they have to do going forward. This could be a dangerous error and lead a person to fall back into the trap of addiction sooner rather than later. 

Once you get to the end of your time in a detox program, you will be in a better mentality to be able to make important decisions regarding your future plans for your treatment. Since your treatment plan will be personalized to suit your needs, there are several questions that you need to ask yourself to determine which treatment plan is right for you. This is not something that you will need to do alone, however. The Source team will help you work out all of the details. Here are some examples of questions that you may want to ask yourself when considering your options for treatment: 

Do you have a full time job or am I going to school? 

Many people mistakenly believe that they aren’t able to commit to a partial hospitalization program because of work or school, then it would be impossible for them to commit to a treatment program at all. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Through the outpatient programs that we offer at The Source, you will still be able to see to these important responsibilities in your life while still working toward overcoming your addiction. 

Am I required to tell my employer that I’m working through a treatment program? 

No. You aren’t required to disclose any of the details of your treatment to your employer. However, if you feel as although it’s important to speak with your boss about this aspect of your life, our team can help you through what should be said during this conversation so that you can feel more at ease while doing so. 

How long do I want to remain in a treatment plan? 

You have several different options when it comes to answering this question. Our treatment programs last anywhere between 30 and 90 days. However, if you opt to commit to a 30-day program, you always have the opportunity to extend it to a 60 or 90-day program. The Source team will continuously check in with you to ensure that you’re moving in the right direction when it comes to your treatment program so that you can make the most out of working with our addiction specialists. 

Will insurance cover both detox and rehab? 

This will be dependent on the type of insurance that you have. Usually, your insurance provider will offer some type of coverage that will cover most of if not all of your time in both programs. If you need help in figuring out the terms of your coverage, let us know so that we can assist. 

Do you have more questions or concerns about working through a detox program or committing to a treatment plan? If so, our intake team is available around the clock to help you to navigate through these important details. Keep in mind that if you’re unable to make this important phone call, we’re always happy to take the time to speak with your friends or family members about the details of the recovery options that we offer at The Source. Make the change that you need to make in your life today and reach out to us at (800) 204-1818. 

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