Detoxification refers to the process of withdrawal from an addictive substance. Withdrawal can cause emotional and physical discomfort, which is why substance abusers who try to quit on their own are often unsuccessful. However, supervised detox can help you begin your path to sobriety as comfortably and quickly as possible. Think of it as a way to “kick start” your recovery!
Understanding the Detox Process
Upon entering the facility, each client undergoes a physical exam and health history conducted by a physician. The Aviary Recovery Center’s medical and therapeutic teams then work with each client to develop a plan that addresses individual risk factors for withdrawal in a caring and compassionate manner.
Withdrawal can involve both emotional and physical symptoms as the body adjusts to decreasing levels of drugs or alcohol in the bloodstream. Symptoms vary depending upon the type of substance and the length of use, but emotional symptoms may include anxiety, restlessness, insomnia, depression, and difficulty concentrating. Physical symptoms associated with withdrawal can include nausea, diarrhea, sweating, racing heart, and a feeling of tightness in the chest.
Fortunately, our commitment to your healing journey means you don’t have to go through any of this alone. When the detox process begins, individual therapists will be standing by to offer support. Trained nurses are available 24/7 to safeguard your physical and mental well-being. You’ll learn techniques for decreasing anxiety levels and coping with discomfort so you’re prepared for the entirety of the process. Pharmacological interventions may also be used if necessary.
Detox as the First Step to Recovery
How long detoxification takes depends upon a number of factors, but most clients can expect to spend five to seven days in detox. This is followed by residential treatment, family wellness, and/or intensive outpatient programs. The Aviary Recovery Center’s full continuum of care is designed to gradually lead you through each step of the process, offering the support and guidance you need to enjoy a life free from the burdens of addiction.